Post by jno on Aug 20, 2015 7:34:49 GMT
As this one started I remembered I had seen it from the Sky airings and thought "oh no, this was the one I didn't like" as what looks like a UFO is firing at random targets on the ground, seriously injuring a respected astrologist professor from MIT.
Immediately after the credits Malone is meeting with the semi-regular government minister with a picture of Gordon Jackson as Cowley behind him, which in fairness is a positive start! Sadly, it all pretty much ends there. As Curtis & Keel visit the professor and his heart rate monitor clearly shows he has died, I was surprised I didn't see them shouting for the nurse.
This one is all about CI5 tracking down a culprit with massive fire power able to destroy any target from 22,000 feet with a laser. The man behind it is a scientist James Stoner who has been passed over in the Star Wars project, who is now using an arms dealer to sell the deadly device to the highest bidder, charging 500 million dollars for the ultimate weapon that can win any war.
To be honest, the plot here is pretty dire and the whole thing is so unbelievably whacky that this one is in my opinion the absolute turkey of the bunch.
It is also full of nonsense:
- Curtis & Keel are trying to look way too cool with their matching sunglasses on
- Malone has Internet Explorer loaded up looking for UFO information on the net
- when the mad scientist meets the arms dealer the first time it is all very much cloak and dagger style but when they meet for a second time it is in an open harbour
- what was once urgency turns into the team deciding whether to eat pizza or not
- 2 Smarmy moments (i) Spencer is way too smarmy about the fact that another agent Richards can do a bit of hacking and (b) Miss Backus in the final scenes is second in the smarmy table as she opens the lift doors after a bit of 'unseen' action
- Searching for a name on a list no less than four CI5 people, one of whom is Malone are watching Spencer repeatedly pressing the Page Down key and the whole office cheers when there is some success is cringeworthy viewing
I just can't take the plot seriously and apart from seeing Cowley on the wall, the only real highlights of this one is a punch up with two special forces agents and when the three CI5 agents get pulled over for speeding.
Sorry, this one is pretty rubbish. 3/10