Friday 1 July 2022

Star Wars: Droids / Starsky & Hutch

And so they're back! In outer space! You just walked in to find Doctor Velvet and Blackout here with that patient, if faintly underwhelmed look upon their face(s)! Yes, The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour returns for another spectacular series, as some beloved favourites come under the retrospective microscope, as well as a few forgotten gems...

The first stop on tonight's excursion is a Galaxy Far, Far Away, to catch up with the goggle-eyed antics of some familiar Droids. Following which, it's a short ride back down to earth and the gritty streets of Bay City, where Messrs Starsky and Hutch have got their work cut out trying to fight crime efficiently in California bedecked in heavy knitwear.

How forgiving does one have to be of a half-hearted televisual spin-off of an iconic film series, given that the alternative is 'well, nothing at all then'? How excited can one get to be plunged into a familiar city for the very first time, with new characters that feel like old friends? And how robust is one man's coccyx that he smacks derriere-first onto the roof of his own car every single week, gradually destroying the vehicle like a painfully slow version of the bonus round in Street Fighter II?

Press the Play button and You Will* Survive to find out...

*Should. Survival not guaranteed.

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Droids: The Great Heep
Broadcast: Sat 08 October 1988, 08:45
Production/Channel: Nelvana Animation, Children's BBC
Writer: Ben Burtt
Music: Stewart Copeland / Derek Holt, Patricia Cullen
Director: Clive Smith
Starring: Anthony Daniels, Long John Baldry, Winston Rekert, Graeme Campbell

Starsky & Hutch
Broadcast: Fri 23 April 1976, 21:25
Production/Channel: Spelling-Goldberg, BBC One
Writer: William Blinn
Music: Lalo Schifrin
Director: Barry Shear
Starring: Paul Michael Glaser, David Soul, Antonio Fargas, RIchard Ward

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