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 Commander John Koenig (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
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 Dr. Helena Russell (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
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 Alan Carter (42 episodes, 1975-1977)
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 Sandra Benes (35 episodes, 1975-1977)
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 Prof. Victor Bergman (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Paul Morrow (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 David Kano (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Tony Verdeschi (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
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In 1999, Moonbase Alpha, nestled in the Lunar crater Plato, is a scientific research colony and watchdog over silos of atomic waste from Earth stored on the Moon's far side. On September 13, 1999, magnetic energy builds to cause an explosive chain-reaction of the waste, blasting the Moon out of Earth orbit and off the plane of the ecliptic, out of the Solar System. The inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha are unable to return to Earth and must survive on their wandering Moon as it is displaced further into unknown space by freak space warps. Along the way, they are joined by an alien woman with the ability to change herself into any living creature at will. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Martin Landau and Barbara Bain were married in real life from 1957-1993 and had two children, both daughters. See more »

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The Moon is shown to be traveling within the Lagrangian points of several planets during the series. Not only would this cause serious issues on those planets, it would likely destroy the Moon itself due to tidal gravity effects. See more »

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John Koenig: We've had a lot of success so far. We know what dangers to expect out there from black suns, neutron storms, radiation and the like, but if we think we know everything that goes on out there, we're making a terrible mistake!
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During the first season, excerpts for each week's episode were incorporated into the opening credits, which was something of a Gerry Anderson trademark. See more »

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Or, "Flares 1999", as my brother calls it!
14 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Space 1999" could not really be considered a classic. It's premise seems too close to "Star Trek" to be original, and some of the acting and many of the episodes are, quite simply, terrible.

That said, it does have a certain charm to it. As other reviewers have mentioned, the sound-track is nicely done (love that theme song) and the sets are excellent, as are the model shots. The Eagle scout ship design is probably one of the most sensible and realistic designs of any spaceship on a sci-fi show. And some of the shows were very enjoyable, even if the writers did have a fondness for leaving us wondering what the !!!! was going on!

Women seemed to have better roles than were given to them on "Star Trek", which is appropriate for a show made several years later. Gerry Anderson made a conscious effort to give black actors intelligent roles, which is far more than could be said of most other directors of the time. And, not being American, I also appreciate the fact that, for once, Earth is not represented as just being America. It's nice to hear English, European, Caribbean accents amongst others, coming from actors that aren't Americans putting on bad accents.

Spooky: I'm writing this on "the" day - yes, September 13th, 1999...I wondered why the moon looked so strange tonight!


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