The second title in the Star Cops range from Big Finish is now available. Star Cops: Mother Earth – Part 2 stars original cast members David Calder, Trevor Cooper and Linda Newton, continuing the adventures of the BBC sci-fi show.
In 1987 the BBC’s Star Cops launched, telling the story of Chief Superintendent Nathan Spring (David Calder) who finds himself on the new frontier, investigating crimes as humanity begins to reach out into space.
In 2018, Big Finish continue the story, with original cast members David Calder, Trevor Cooper and Linda Newton joined by new characters played by Rhakee Thakrar and Philip Olivier.
Stay tuned to BlogtorWho as we bring you a full review of Star Cops: Mother Earth – Part 2.
It’s the near future, and mankind has expanded its presence in space. Maintaining law and order among this network of space stations, satellites and moon outposts is the responsibility of the International Space Police Force, known colloquially as the Star Cops. Their leader is Commander Nathan Spring.
It’s been months since the last attack by Mother Earth, the activist group opposed to mankind’s expansion into space. It’s believed that the group is finished. But instead, Mother Earth is about to renew its campaign. This time with even more ferocity and violence.
2.1: Dead and Buried by Guy Adams.
At Lunar Interments, the moon’s graveyard for the wealthy, the caretaker has noticed something odd in the burial records. Odd enough for him to call in the Star Cops.
Devis isn’t happy at being assigned to what he thinks is a mundane case. Not when Nathan and Kenzy are off to investigate a burglary at the home of billionaire businessman Ben Alexander. A break-in where the burglar has finished up dead.
But in the lunar resting place of the dead, Devis will find himself racing against the clock to save his life and hundreds of others.
2.2: The Killing Jar by John Dorney.
The Charlie Chaplin is a second-hand space station operated as a space-tourism hub by entrepreneur Martin Thane. When Nathan receives reports that serious accidents and even a death have been caused by Thane flouting safety laws, he decides to investigate.
An accident investigation soon becomes a murder enquiry. And as the Star Cops hunt for the killer, the station becomes a death trap threatening everyone on board.
2.3: Moonshine by Roland Moore.
A friend of Kenzy’s on the space station Coral Sea has been dismissed for possession of alcohol and sent back to Earth. She believes his claim that he was framed, and when she learns of his subsequent suicide she and Devis travel to Australia to investigate. A difficult enquiry is not helped when Kenzy’s former fiancé, a Police Superintendent, appears on the scene.
On Moonbase, Nathan is expecting an official visit from a powerful dignitary. So it’s not a good time for there to be a fatal incident that may be the work of Mother Earth…
2.4: Hostage by Andrew Smith.
The Star Cops are under intense pressure in the face of continuing Mother Earth attacks. The very existence of the International Space Police Force is in jeopardy.
Kenzy and Priya are responding to a murderous Mother Earth explosion at a moon outpost when one of the workers, Mary Ward, takes a hostage and makes demands, accusing others of trying to kill her. She appears to have snapped under pressure.
As the crisis develops, dangerous secrets are revealed. Secrets that some will be prepared to kill for. And die for.
Written By: Guy Adams, John Dorney, Roland Moore, Andrew Smith.
Directed By: Helen Goldwyn.
David Calder (Nathan Spring / Box), Trevor Cooper (Colin Devis), Linda Newton (Pal Kenzy), Rakhee Thakrar (Priya Basu), Philip Olivier (Paul Bailey), Nimmy March (Shayla Moss), Andrew Fettes (Mac Thirwell), Vikash Bhai (Ben Alexander), Amy Downham (Lyra Fox), Will Chitty (Martin Thane), Tor Clark (Rebecca Driscoll), Timothy Hofmeier (Phil Bovey / Vernon Hollis), Craig Armstrong (Barney Hillier / Theodore Gallow), William Gaminara (Godfrey Miller), Sarah Sutton (Mary Ward), Emily Carewe (Sally Newell). Other parts played by members of the cast.