Picks and Pans Review: Otherworld

updated 01/28/1985 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/28/1985 01:00AM

CBS (Saturday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m. ET)

There's a reason why God created only three dimensions. That's because the fourth wasn't worth the effort. But that is where this new sci-fi adventure series exists, in another dimension populated with robots and evil soldiers. It's not so different there, though; they have Venetian blinds, generic groceries and Hula-Hoops (all that this other world lacks is imagination). The stars—Sam (Police Surgeon) Groom, Gretchen Corbett and their kids-get there by happening to be in an Egyptian pyramid on vacation, when six planets align for the first time in 10,000 years. Of all the luck. Once transported, they make the mistake of attacking the bad guy with the longest credit in any dimension: Jonathan Banks as Zone Commander of the Imperial Forces of Imar 13th Phantom Security Division Nuveen Krol. They steal his magic crystal, and he will spend a season—or less—trying to get it back. Quick, somebody give them some red slippers so they can click their heels and end this nightmare.

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