The original two-part BBC miniseries that inspired ABC to develop their insipid Defying Gravity. Damn, I wish they had expanded this instead. Extremely compelling, with a decent take on modern space travel. No stoopid magnetic artificial gravity or real-time communications. No dippy extraterrestrial whatsits or banal caricatures. Yet another excellent example of how American television fails to understand (and, therefore, fails in adapting) British sources. And Ron Moore must’ve watched this, because aspects of this seem to have influenced Virtuality as well.

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