The Future Is Here
We may earn a commission from links on this page

Flying-car noir: A rainy night above the mean streets of Gerry Anderson's alien city

We may earn a commission from links on this page.

An air-limousine glides through a rainy night in the alien Demeter City, unaware that it's got a tail. Check out an exclusive look at a beautiful bit of composition from Gerry Anderson's Space Precinct, directed by Bond-movie veteran John Glen.

Gerry Anderson is best known for creating UFO, Thunderbirds, and of course Space: 1999, but he also created a bizarre, awesome show about human cops on another planet, Space Precinct. The show aired in 1995, and features a mixture of goofy humor and surprisingly well-handled alien noir. The box set is out on DVD today, November 23.


The DVD exclusive clip above comes from episode five, "Snake," directed by John Glen, who also directed five James Bond movies, more than any other director. (Including the era-defyingly lovely For Your Eyes Only.)

Here's a trailer for the new box set:

Space Precinct DVD Trailer

Here's the blurb:

From sci-fi legend Gerry Anderson (Space 1999, Thunderbirds, UFO), this special-effects-filled series chronicles the adventures of two cops from Earth battling a rogue's gallery of alien criminals in the year 2040. Transferred from the mean-streets of New York City to a teeming alien planet halfway across the galaxy, veteran police detective Patrick Brogan (Ted Shackelford, Dallas) and his rookie partner (Rob Youngblood,NYPD Blue, Sliders) struggle to adapt to their exotic new beat. Tangling with otherworldly outlaws in one deadly close encounter after another, the officers fight to bring intergalactic law and order to a mind-bending realm where the bad guys aren't just bad… they aren't even human!


And here are some non-exclusive clips from the box set.

Clip from episode 1:

Clip from episode 3:

Another clip from episode 3:

And another clip from episode 3: