The interplanetary liner Marianis has been forced to
return to Jupiter System because neither Mars, Moonstation,
or the Earth will grant entry to 14 year-old Tim Shaw. He
suffers from allergies - but they fear he might be a carrier
of a deadly Mars virus. If he can't go to Earth - or to any
colony in the Solar System - where can he go...?
a significant improvement in the quality of the episodes from
those in Volume
7. The acting is a slight improvement and there
actually seems to be a comprehensible plot that you can follow.
won't moan again about the cheap sets, bad camera operatives
or poor costumes. If you were a fan of the show when it was
originally broadcast in the '90s then you'll already be aware
of what sort of quality to expect.
a bad Australian soap opera, I couldn't help but warm to the
characters and their situations. If only the production values
had been a bit higher, this would have been a pretty good
series. The scenes seemed to have been shot quickly with no
serious thought to camera positions or lighting. It almost
looks as though each scene was filmed in a single take.
lot of the episodes in this volume rest on the shoulders of
the young Andrew Read (playing Timothy Shaw). If he hadn't
been up to the role then a lot of the scenes in these episodes
would have been laughable.
include Space Fashion 2050; Computer Graphics and
Effects; Basic Facts: The Scriptwriters Guide;
Welcome to the Jupiter System Lecture; and production
is watchable, but will only really appeal to those who enjoyed
watching this when it was originally broadcast.