In the mid 1990s, Richard played a regular role in the tv series, Space Precinct. Produced by the legendary Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Space:1999), it was filmed over a year at Pinewood Studios and ran for one series of twenty four episodes. Richard spent his time under prosthetic makeup, playing alien police officer Hubble Orrin as well as numerous guest aliens in various episodes.
Richard's association with the worlds of Gerry Anderson continues to this day. As well as hosting the Gerry Anderson Podcast with Gerry's son Jamie, he has written various novels based on some of Gerry's productions that never made it to screen and, of course, Space Precinct.
In 2014, to mark the series' twentieth anniversary, Richard wrote a memoir of his time on the show, Space Precinct Unmasked. It details the ups and downs of filming a big budget science fiction show as well as placing it in the context of the rest of Richard's personal life and career.
He has also adapted the unmade pilot episode, Space Precinct: Demeter City. When it was decided that the series should open cold, the pilot episode, written by Paul Mayhew-Archer, was never produced. In Richard's novelisation, we follow Lieutenant Patrick Brogan and his family as they arrive on the planet Altor to begin their new lives.
Richard followed this with four new adventures for the officers of Precinct 88, Space Precinct Revisited. These original stories are available as an audiobook, presented by Richard himself, from Big Finish Productions.
'Now fans of the series and Anderson's body of work alike can enjoy a comprehensive, witty insight into the show's history...' Space Precinct Unmasked, Den of Geek
'Richard James is indeed the best person to have created this.' Website review, Demeter City
'Space Precinct may have been eclipsed by better Sci-Fi/Fantasy shows in the 90s but Richard James proves that it deserves to have many more adventures.' Goodreads review, Space Precinct Revisited