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"Space: 1999" (1975) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1975-1977

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Space: 1999: Season 2: Episode 24 -- The Dorcons - the most powerful race in the galaxy - demand that the Alphans hand Maya over to them.
Space: 1999: Season 2: Episode 24 -- The Dorcons - the most powerful race in the galaxy - demand that the Alphans hand Maya over to them. Koenig refuses, until Moonbase Alpha is savagely attacked and invaded!
Space: 1999: Season 2: Episode 23 -- Intergalactic adventures of the space-travelling Moonbase Alpha team. Commander Koenig and the team find what appears to be an inhabitable planet.
Space: 1999: Season 2: Episode 22 -- Answering a distress signal, Commander Koenig is forced to crash-land his Eagle on Entra - moon of the planet Ellna - which turns out to be the planet's penal colony.


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5 September 1975 (USA) See more »
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The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 15 of 90)

Martin Landau ... Commander John Koenig (48 episodes, 1975-1977)

Barbara Bain ... Dr. Helena Russell (47 episodes, 1975-1977)

Nick Tate ... Alan Carter (42 episodes, 1975-1977)
Zienia Merton ... Sandra Benes (35 episodes, 1975-1977)
Quentin Pierre ... Security Guard / ... (32 episodes, 1975-1977)
Sarah Bullen ... Operative Kate / ... (25 episodes, 1975-1977)

Barry Morse ... Prof. Victor Bergman (24 episodes, 1975-1976)

Catherine Schell ... Maya / ... (24 episodes, 1975-1977)
Prentis Hancock ... Paul Morrow (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Clifton Jones ... David Kano (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Anton Phillips ... Dr. Mathias / ... (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Andy Dempsey ... Main Mission Operative (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Tony Anholt ... Tony Verdeschi (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Suzanne Roquette ... Tanya Aleksandr / ... (22 episodes, 1975-1976)
Tony Allyn ... Security Guard (20 episodes, 1975-1976)

Series Directed by
Charles Crichton (14 episodes, 1975-1976)
Ray Austin (9 episodes, 1975-1976)
Tom Clegg (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
David Tomblin (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Bob Kellett (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
Val Guest (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Lee H. Katzin (2 episodes, 1975)
Bob Brooks (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Peter Medak (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Kevin Connor (2 episodes, 1976)
Robert Lynn (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Writing credits
Gerry Anderson (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Sylvia Anderson (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Johnny Byrne (11 episodes, 1975-1977)
Christopher Penfold (8 episodes, 1975-1977)
Anthony Terpiloff (5 episodes, 1975-1976)
Terence Feely (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Donald James (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Fred Freiberger (3 episodes, 1976)
Elizabeth Barrows (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Tony Barwick (2 episodes, 1976)
Edward Di Lorenzo (2 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Gerry Anderson .... executive producer / producer (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Sylvia Anderson .... producer (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Fred Freiberger .... producer (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
F. Sherwin Green .... associate producer (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Original Music by
Barry Gray (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Derek Wadsworth (24 episodes, 1976-1977)

Ennio Morricone (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Frank Watts (44 episodes, 1975-1977)
Brendan J. Stafford (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Film Editing by
Alan Killick (18 episodes, 1975-1977)
Mike Campbell (13 episodes, 1975-1977)
Derek Chambers (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
Series Casting by
Michael Barnes (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Lesley De Pettit (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Production Design by
Keith Wilson (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Series Costume Design by
Emma Porteous (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Makeup Department
Basil Newall .... makeup artist (33 episodes, 1975-1977)
Helene Bevan .... hair designer (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Connie Reeve .... makeup artist (20 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jeanette Freeman .... hairdresser (19 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jan Dorman .... hairdresser (16 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ann Cotton .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
Mike Lockey .... hairdresser (3 episodes, 1977)
Series Production Management
Ron Fry .... production manager (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Donald Toms .... production manager (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Baker .... assistant director (35 episodes, 1975-1977)
David Lane .... second unit director (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Robert Lynn .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dominic Fulford .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1976)

Christopher Newman .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Bill Beavis .... scenic artist (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Michael Ford .... assistant art director (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bill Waldron .... construction manager (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Chisholm .... props (22 episodes, 1975-1976)
Series Sound Department
Peter Pennell .... sound editor (36 episodes, 1975-1977)
David Bowen .... sound recordist (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Roy Baker .... sound supervisor (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jack T. Knight .... sound editor (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Roy Lafbery .... sound editor (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
Brian Marshall .... sound recordist (10 episodes, 1976-1977)
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist (10 episodes, 1976)
John Brommage .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 1976-1977)

Keith Batten .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Nick Allder .... lighting cameraman / special effects director (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Michael S.E. Downing .... electronics (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Brian Johnson .... special effects / special effects director / ... (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Frank Drake .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Harry Oakes .... lighting cameraman (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
David Litchfield .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Visual Effects by
Martin Bower .... model maker (25 episodes, 1975-1977)
Series Stunts
Rick Lester .... stunt double: Martin Landau (6 episodes, 1975-1976)

Peter Brayham .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tim Condren .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Cliff Diggins .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tracey Eddon .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Romo Gorrara .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Martin Grace .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Frank Henson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Doug Robinson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Colin Skeaping .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator (43 episodes, 1975-1977)
John May .... gaffer (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tony White .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1975-1977)
Mike Tomlin .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 1975)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eileen Sullivan .... wardrobe (38 episodes, 1975-1977)
Rudi Gernreich .... costumes: moon city (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Masada Wilmot .... wardrobe (7 episodes, 1976)
Eve Faloon .... wardrobe (3 episodes, 1976)
Series Editorial Department
David Lane .... supervising editor (24 episodes, 1975-1976)

Steve Pickard .... second assistant editor (unknown episodes, 1976-1977)
Roy Helmrich .... first assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Alan Willis .... music editor (47 episodes, 1975-1977)
Vic Elms .... associate (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Series Transportation Department
Ray Atkins .... driver (30 episodes, 1975-1976)
Steve Smith .... driver (30 episodes, 1975-1976)
Doug Wetherley .... driver (30 episodes, 1975-1976)
Series Other crew
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity (29 episodes, 1975-1976)
Reg Hill .... production executive (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
David Lane .... technical director (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Christopher Penfold .... story consultant (14 episodes, 1975-1976)
Doreen Soan .... continuity (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
Johnny Byrne .... script editor (13 episodes, 1975-1976)
Terence Connors .... financial director (13 episodes, 1976)
Jeremy Coote .... runner (7 episodes, 1976)
Edward Di Lorenzo .... script editor (5 episodes, 1975)
Doris Martin .... continuity (4 episodes, 1976-1977)

Guy Hudson .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Gail Samuelson .... secretary to Martin Landau & Barbara Bain (unknown episodes)

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50 min (48 episodes)
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Australia:PG | Canada:G (Quebec) (TV rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Portugal:M/6 (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Teresa Graves was Fred Freiberger's first choice for the role of Maya. Gerry Anderson said his first choice was Catherine Schell who had already made a guest appearance in the first season episode "Guardian of Piri" as an alien android.See more »
Continuity: Eagle numbers on doors in cockpits not always what the pilots call in and the numbers don't always match with each other.See more »
Maya:You mean, people killed people, just because they were different from each other? That's disgusting.See more »
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60 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
A life-long fan, 27 August 2003
Author: space-1999 from Welland, Ontario

Very interesting to read many of the comments regarding the show. The best way to summarize is that either you "get" what Space: 1999 is all about or you don't.

Year One (Series One) was sci-fi fantasy of the highest order and was an incredible blend of mood, music, amazing sets, props and model work along with fantastic, even metaphysical/mystical stories that didn't merely take you there but actually PUT you in the action amongst the wonder and horror that the Alphans were facing. Admittedly, this is much heavier fare than what most tv viewers are looking for... simple, escapist, campy sci-fi this was definitely not. Year Two took that approach and while it had some successful moments (I'd say 1/2 of the 24 shows are fairly good, the other rather sub-par) it is pretty much a different and almost unrelated show and I leave that for others to comment on.

Up until that time, the only tv sci-fi/fantasy shows that had been so daring in their approach to tackle stories and situations that could be so dire for the characters involved were The Twilight Zone and the original Outer Limits. However, those shows involved a rotating set of stories with new actors and actresses. Thus, each episode presented a fresh set of characters and circumstances with a different set of problems and history to learn but without the psychological guilt and weight that resulted from the mistakes of previous episodes.

This of course made 1999 unique outside of perhaps MASH and All in the Family where viewers would continually recall tragedies or failures from previous episodes that would hang like a cloud over all future episodes giving the show itself a darker more pessimistic outlook. However, those shows relied on heavy doses of comedy to lighten the mood, something that 1999 rarely ever had.

Yes, Year One of 1999 is rather heavy viewing but in spite of this in 1975, as a 10 year old, I became an instant and life-long fan of the show while watching premiere of the first episode Breakaway. The 23 episodes that were to follow were a magnificent journey into the unknown that has never been replicated by any other tv show I have seen before or since. The show is certainly not perfect as one becomes quickly familiar with many faux-paus such as certain sets not corresponding with the model work but the show has aged remarkably well and the dvd's, with their generally excellent picture quality, reveal a quality of production nearing that of full-feature movies.

And complaints about poor science don't diminish its impact. I've always taken the mind-set approach of imagine if this could happen... the kind of leap of faith that we do with accepting all the abilities of Superman. Thus, if the moon was blasted from earth orbit and transported into another part of our universe where our known laws of science and physics don't always apply then these are the stories of what could happen to these men and women of Alpha and that we don't always learn the answer of what really happened or why.

I find this a better, even more realistic approach than that of so many Trek episodes where they technobabble the viewer to death every episode coming up with unbelievable solutions to every problem under the sun in a matter of hours every episode. Even in today's world we often don't know exactly what happened such as the exact reason why the latest shuttle burned up in re-entry... we have a good idea but will likely never know the complete answer.

Thus, for me Year One is like having 24 mini-movies and when one looks past its flaws you see a show that was unbelievably brave in its presentation. I find the acting to be reserved but quite intense at the same time... definitely not wooden. Also, the show abounds in caring character moments but they are very subtle such as a touch of the arm or holding of a hand, slap on the back or a subtle glance and smile. And significantly, it showed some of the most shocking scenes of any tv show in history such as the trapped Commissioner at the end of Earthbound, the laser-fried Alphan in Force of Life, the unfortunate scientist who lost his immortality in Death's Other Dominion or the life-sucking tentacle monster in Dragon's Domain.

Nearly every episode has an "always remember that" moment and that ultimately is the legacy of Space: 1999. It was incredibly memorable and set new standards for what could be achieved and if many deem that that it failed at least it had the guts to try.

On that note I say to the uninitiated "GIVE THE SHOW A TRY!" If you approach it with an open mind and enjoy it for what it is instead of what it isn't you'll probably be pleasantly surprised. Often there is a great deal more going on under the surface that you don't always pick up on until repeated viewings and the show really starts to hit its stride after the first ten episodes or so.

Some of my favourites are: Dragon's Domain Voyager's Return The Testament of Arkadia Black Sun Earthbound Mission of the Darians Another Time, Another Place Breakaway The Last Sunset End of Eternity War Games The Troubled Spirit The Infernal Machine

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