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Aftermath

Well, it’s taken me around 10 months to write up these posts and we’re now at the end of the television series.  This series was a big part of my childhood and pretty much spoiled me for “normal” sci-fi or horror.  Not for me the joys of “pew pew lasers!” shows or simple non-psychological horror.  [...]

Assignment Six

So here we are, after almost a year we are now at the final episode of Sapphire and Steel.  I really thought that this wouldn’t take me all that long to do.  For such an inventive television series, six series seems very short.  Many other shows ran on for much longer and stand the test [...]

Assignment Five

Assignment Five has it’s detractors.  It’s one which, oddly, doesn’t entirely fit in with the rest of the series.  As we have seen with the other Assignments, they are all set “today” with an outside force opening a door to a previous era to allow someone or something to come through.  In this one, the [...]

Assignment Four

One of the things I noticed when I started writing these posts was that, although Sapphire and Steel were popular shows with my friends and that I watched every episode avidly, some of the season were less memorable than others.  Possibly this is because Assignments One, Two and Six were so powerful that they overshadowed [...]

Assignment Three

This is the most maligned episode of the series.  I believe that any failings are not down to the actual episode itself, but are down to the limitations of the technology at the time.  We can see this is any number of science fiction series from the era.  As with, arguably, the whole concept behind [...]

Assignment Two

I suspect that this episode is the more famous of the series (possibly even more so than the final episode).  Whenever I recall any of the series, it is this one that comes to mind most readily.  First broadcast in July 1979, this is one of the more chilling episodes in the entire run. As [...]