Space Precinct cost about thirty million dollars to make.
It was to be Gerry Anderson‘s return to TV in a major way.
When it aired in America, WPIX-TV Channel 11 — which had always supported Gerry’s shows, beginning with Supercar — dumped it at 1 or 2AM. On a Saturday night (Sunday morning!).
That puzzled the hell out of me.
Until I saw the first episode.
I told a friend at the time it was an “embarrassment.”
Now a wonderful documentary called Space Precinct Legacy tells the story of what happened with that series.
Bluntly, it was a clusterfuck on many levels.
Anyone who has ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a TV series that turns out all WTF?!!!? needs to watch this.
What a shame. Talented professionals sabotaged by bad production design, handcuffed by decisions imposed upon them, and some of the worst scripts I’ve ever seen.
I really appreciate the frank talk all of them offered. That was a hard job to stay on. Thank you.