- (Richard Waites -
- Richard Norton
- Brian the Dinosaur
Set in a parallel dimension - number
nine, oddly enough.
Featured a crystal entity called
The Dynotrope, set in the centre of a big lake. This is also
where the wizard-figure-frozen-in-time (Mercator) used to go into
suspended animation at the end of each show. He was convicted of
some crime by his own people, who were - as the Captain Zep-style
theme music put it - "gonna take your time away".
Bands, etc. would come on and feed the Dynatrope video tapes (ie.
chuck them in the water) in order to keep it going.
- The wizard figure changed
at the end of the first season. Lee 'TV Zone'
Binding remembers that "for the second, it went so
amazingly camp, even I found it incredulous. I am
convinced that the new guy (same name, different outlook
and outfit - it looked like a Babylon 5 dress uniform)
was James Dreyfuss from Gimme Gimme Gimme. He certainly
swanned around like it."
- And then in the third
series, Mercator was played by Richard Waites, previously
Hamilton Dent in No. 73 but probably best known as Cuthbert
Lilley in Zzap!
- According to producer Anna
Home, ver Nine shared with No. 73 the problem of actors finding it
"difficult to retain their characters while doing
- Made by Roach and Partners
for the BBC.
- Everything you need to know
about Parallel 9 can be found on the excellent
website mentioned in the top-right hand corner.