TekWar Review

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After four years, Jake Cardigan is prematurely awoken from his fifteen year cryogenic punishment to a world very different than the one he knew. Much more than before 'Tek', the highly-addictive electronic designer narcotic of the 21st century, seems to be prevalent.


Four TV movies released on four tapes, based on the Tek novels of William Shatner, where future cop (Greg Evigan) takes on a cadre of cyberpunk drug dealers while a shadowy billionaire (Shatner) works the plot-strings with a toupeed smirk. The low budget series features almost hopelessly daft guest stars (Sheena Easton as a rebel guerrilla leader; Michael York as a dethroned prince trying to re-establish the British monarchy) and pure wood regulars, and seems rather cramped for an expansive future epic. It tries for hi-tech toughness and cynical grit, but mainly comes across as earnestly naive.

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