Inspector Spacetime is a British sci-fi series that has been on the air since 1962 and has gained a worldwide following. It’s long since established its niche as a cult classic.
The Inspector is an alien from a faraway planet who has come to Earth to rescue us from dangers both within and outside our own galaxy. He travels the universe in his cozy DARSIT, which takes the form of a red telephone booth. The DARSIT is famously “smaller on the inside.” This is a generalization. In reality, it adjusts its interior dimensions so that it is always just a bit too small to comfortably accommodate its occupants. Even when the Inspector is alone the DARSIT retains is cozily cramped atmosphere. This is often alluded to as the reason that friendships formed in the DARSIT are the closest one ever makes.
The Inspector often brings along Associates, most notably Constable Reginald Wigglesworth (Reggie). He has amassed a rogues gallery of villains over the years that includes the Blorgons, the Digifleet, and the Sergeant. Optic Pocketknife in hand, he will investigate the horrors of the Universe.
The Inspector is the last of the Infinity Knights, the race of people who lived on his home planet of Kayaclasch. They once policed the Universe with their advanced space-time technological inventions, such as the DARSIT, but grew arrogant and corrupt in their twilight. They were destroyed by their war with the Blorgons, and the Inspector is the lone survivor… or is he?
Like all Infinity Knights, the Inspector was born without a heart, which gives him a tendency to be cruel at times. He travels the Universe looking for a ‘substitute’, but has so far been unsuccessful. Because of this quest, he often takes on Associates who are similarly searching for something/looking to improve themselves. Except Jeffrey. Everyone hates Jeffrey.
Now, to ease his solitude and pass on his knowledge, the Inspector brings Associates along for adventures as he travels the Universe, inspecting the root of all its problems. He is a man who must often make tough decisions to meet his ends. The Associates bring something unique to the cast with each new addition, such as classic favorites the math and English teachers Irma and Bart, the Gaelic swordsman Aiden, the late Jeffrey, the barbarian princess Reena, fellow Infinity Knight Lunda, the genius Yosif and the long-runner Mary Sue. More recent Associates include Lily Taylor, Captain James Haggard, the Magnificent Bastard Yorke, Constable Wigglesworth, Angelica “Angie” Lake, and Rory Williams.
A long runner that might cause some Archive Panic with the sheer AMOUNT of canon there is to go through, but it’s well worth the hours you’ll spend watching it.*
A Spin-Off series, Peacemist: Nicer Post, began airing in 2005. It stars Captain James Haggard and is significantly more family friendly than the current Inspector Spacetime.
A second spin-off series, The Mary Sue Predicaments - far edgier and more thoughtful than its precursors - was recently cut short by the death of the lead actress.
A children’s FE-Line series named simply FE-Line, produced by an unrelated Japanese television company, has been running for the past three years, and yes, that is where those strange vids of Giant FE-Line came from.
Not to be confused with a far less popular imitator Doctor Who
Its now just a memory! =’[
They even took it off their website…
It’s so uncomfortable looking when you wear it. Like tacky. But oh well, that’s not gonna stop me from being stoked as heck about being an IP Store!!!! :D Had to go to Sherman Oaks yesterday for a meeting in their IP Store, it’s so freaking awesome! the trees, the princess castle, the interactive screen, the EVERYTHING. Working in an IP store will be sooo fun.
Wednesday is our last day in our old store, kinda depressing, but exciting.
Aaah, I love the Sherman Oaks store! it is gorgeous!