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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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