Friday, 19 February 2016

Assignment 6

One memory I have of S&S is of a car in a garage... so I saw this story when I was a kid. Or possibly just that one moment. I'm not sure if I was allowed to see it or not, I definitely wanted to, but I do remember that image.

As well as a garage, there's a cafe and some back rooms. And two people from the past. S&S turn up to find Silver already waiting for them, a most unusual thing, and time has stopped. What the hell is going on? Nothing is explained as Johnny Jack turns up, and the old man potters around with a tire. Until finally Silver tries to breach the barrier around the place, and activates the three men into being Transient Beings. And they are not happy with S&S. They try to get the woman away but... this is the trap. The pair are left alone in a cafe, floating through space...

As a way to go out, this is a hell of a last gasp. It was intended for there to be more stories if the leads could ever get their schedules aligned (so this is the Sherlock of its time!), but eventually the production team decided this was a good a finale as any. And with three episodes of mystery and one episode of revealing more about the nature of beings and authority in the universe, there is more than enough here for everyone.

This is a great last story for the series. And this should come back to TV one day...

[END]

1 comment:

Al said...

Couldn't agree more with that last sentence... such a haunting ending never forgotten by anyone who's ever seen it. Thanks Jamas, I've enjoyed your look back at these assignments, we didn't know how lucky we were with programmes like this...