After picking a flower and eating a Berry, both John and Maya are accused of murder by the ruling plant life on Luton. Together, Koenig and the Alphans face the ultimate challenge in the farthest reaches of space: survive…and find home. After all, Morse was a very unlikely Sci-Fi hero in the first place. They also managed to cover interviews with Gerry Anderson, Martin Landau, his wife and co-star Barbara Bain, Keith Anderson set designer and Brian Johnson Special Effects as well as some great footage of the series being shot Cosmos: 1999 14 minutes What an oddity! As Alpha's power fails, the only hope for survival is to evacuate to the planet, which was ravaged by a nuclear war in the distant past. Attention All Sections Alpha: Prepare For Transmission! As their destination is Earth, they generously offer to take one person with them when they depart. Space: 1999 actors and were reportedly upset at this re-packaging and launched legal proceedings.
On a scouting mission, Koenig encounters Arra, the Queen of Atheria. Powerful, unstable and craving companionship, Gwent intends for Koenig, Helena and Bergman to replace its aged, dying creator. He passed away on 26 December 2012. This episode eventually will serve as the series finale. He was never content to stand still, and his programmes became increasingly diverse in the 1980s. Sandra states that Operation Exodus is a gamble, as the planet is an unknown factor: the Moon is determined to be entering an orbit of sorts, but it will not return to Terra Alpha for another 25 years.
Space 1999 centres on the plight of the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha, a scientific research centre on the Moon. I was excited because the Moonbase Alpha was obviously inspired by the Moonbase in 2001: A Space Odyssey. He was imprisoned inside the asteroid and cast out. . During the 1960s Gerry used puppetry to realise epic science fiction scenarios that would have been impossible to achieve in anything other than miniature scale. All their technology breaks down, preventing them from leaving or receiving aid; all food - native and their own supply - become toxic. A fifth film, Spazio 1999, was created specifically for theatrical release in Italy.
Brian the Brain, as he prefers to be called voice by Bernard Cribbins , proves to be a devious device until the truth is finally uncovered. The aliens inform the Alphans that the events of the episode occurred in an instant of time to show them the consequences of their potential actions. All 24 episodes, presented here in their original 1. Despite being relatively shy, and never really spending much time looking back and reminiscing over his achievements Gerry Anderson came to appreciate that for many people his shows represented a special time in their lives. Produced by fans and written by Space: 1999 script editor , the short film features a tearful monologue performed by actress in character as. According to Byrne's revival concept, this series would be set about 25 years later and feature the children of the Alphans who leave Terra Alpha when the Moon and its Moonbase eventually return. .
The original arrangement between all the parties involved in the production of Message from Moonbase Alpha and then copyright holders of Space: 1999, , was that the film would be screened only once, at the September 1999 convention. The Complete Gerry Anderson: The Authorised Episode Guide 4 ed. Plus, the first 500 orders from ShoutFactory. Our bot automatically removes dead links, this may have been what happened, message mods to inquire. The series was the last production by the partnership of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and was the most expensive series produced for British television up to that time. The ship, Gwent, is found to be sentient, the attempt of a vain alien genius to live forever.
Synopsis: September 1999: A nuclear waste dump on the lunar surface unexpectedly detonates, blasting the moon out of Earth's orbit and taking the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha on an unbelievable voyage of discovery and adventure. Together, Koenig and the Alphans face the ultimate challenge in the farthest reaches of space: survive. His enthusiasm for the next project, and his fascination for the latest technology, remained undimmed through much of his final illness. He was replaced with two new characters;Security Chief Tony Verdeschi played by Tony Anholt who had featured in an earlier Anderson series, The Protectors who added some male eye candy compared to Morse but remained a bit wooden throughout, and the addition of the exotic Hungarian beauty Catherine Schell as a shape morphing alien, Maya, which simply made the series more Marvel comic book and less real somehow. The Alphans are trapped in an interplanetary conflict when warships from both worlds trespass on the Moon to fire missiles at their opponents' planets. Humanity had been storing its nuclear waste in vast disposal sites on the far side of the Moon, but when an unknown form of electromagnetic radiation is detected, the accumulated waste reaches critical mass and causes a massive thermonuclear explosion on 13 September 1999.
And he was proud that the ingenuity and optimism of his characters galvanised some viewers who went on to distinguished careers within film, television and other fields. Series 2 was a very different series than Series 1 and not quite on par in my view but it still offers up feature-film production values and at least one new celebrity from the era in each of its 24 episodes. The aliens' only interest in Alpha is the data held in its computers, information they now plan to obtain through the possessed eyes of their next agent:. The sole survivor, he told an outrageous tale of a spaceship graveyard and an alien 'dragon' which devoured his crew. During their interstellar journey, the Alphans encounter an array of alien civilizations, dystopian societies, and mind-bending phenomena previously unseen by humanity.
Alien contamination is surely the only viable answer to such a radical personal transformation? The scheming Commissioner Simmonds takes steps to ensure that he is the lucky individual chosen, even if it means destroying Alpha. This limited edition Space: 1999 Snow Globe features an Eagle Transporter landing on the Moon, and has a 4-inch circumference and sits on a 2-inch base note: snow globe box art below is not final. Both Blessed and Schell had already been guest stars in different series One episodes, but after being rescued by Koenig from Psychon before its destruction, Maya is quickly assimilated into the crew of Moonbase Alpha as its logically-minded science advisor. The Alphans rejoice as they realise they have a wonderful new home in their own backyard. The episode also addresses one of the briefly touched upon throughout Year One, in that the journey of the Alphans might not have been as happenstance as it appeared to be. When hostile spaceships approach the base, Koenig realises, too late, that the aliens have an agent on Alpha.
For the unitiated, the series is a classic seventies sci-fi which, as it was produced from 1975 — 1977, looked to a future 1999 where a nuclear waste dump on the moon unexpectedly detonates, blasting the moon out of orbit and taking the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha on a fantastic voyage of discovery to the stars, fraught with danger at every turn. He incites his team to help him take over the Command Center from Koenig, intent on inhabiting the new planet named Tora that is on a collision course with the moon. Meanwhile, Maya has devised a way for Alpha to send a message back to Earth using another space warp. After firing pre-emptively on an apparently hostile alien task force, Alpha is devastated by an unstoppable alien enemy that wrecks the base and kills half the inhabitants. Space 1999 came out at a time when television was in an interesting era.