Gary Sparrow (Nicholas Lyndhurst) returns and is catapulted forwards in time after a time travel paradox causes him to witness his own birth.
I was a fan of the original series, although I didn’t see it on its original run, because I was probably about five years old or so at that point. Anyway, while I do like picking massive logic flaws in the story it is still rather fun to watch.
Anyway, while I expected this episode to be terrible, it wasn’t too bad. Not brilliant; not awful. Just not too bad. It didn’t have the same momentum as the original series because I suspect it hasn’t yet found its footing. Apparently there are calls for it to be made into a series but seeing as that momentum is gone and there is no need for the furtive war-based timehopping, it will be interesting to see where they take the story. There is only so often Gary can pretend to steal music from The Beatles!
It was funny to see Lyndhurst’s Gary at odds with the modern technology, such as high-tech mobile phones and vaping. It had a few funny moments in the episode and if it were made into another series I would be indifferent. However, I would rather it wasn’t. Some things are better left in the past, eh?
MY RATING: **.5 / *****