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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 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.
Space: 1999: Season 2: Episode 21 -- The alien craft requesting emergency assistance turns out to be a prison transport ship carrying Dorzak to a life sentence on an asteroid.
Space: 1999: Season 2: Episode 20 -- More adventures with the Moonbase Alpha team. A new planet is sighted, but is it habitable?


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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)
Tony Anholt ... Tony Verdeschi (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
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)
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
Marc Boyle .... stunts (1 episode, 1976)
Joe Dunne .... stunts (1 episode, 1976)
Dorothy Ford .... stunts (1 episode, 1976)
Eddie Stacey .... stunts (1 episode, 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)
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:G (Quebec) (TV rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Portugal:M/6 (DVD rating)

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In Britain, the second season was broadcast over the course of two years, with part shown in the autumn/winter of 1976-77, then a season break until August 1977, with new episodes running into the autumn. The first ITV region to finish the series was LWT (London) which broadcast the final episode ("The Dorcons") in November 1977. Some ITV regions did not conclude the series until 1978, and one region (HTV Wales) did not show the final episodes until 1984.See more »
Plot holes: The lack of resources is frequently referred to throughout the series. This is contradicted by the fact that throughout dozens of Eagles are destroyed. As they never run out they must be replacing them, the alternative is they have dozens of spare craft on a moon-base.See more »
Balor:How can you value life if you do not fear death?See more »
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Referenced in Un amore (1999)See more »


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28 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
The greatest thing on tv.... when you were eight years old...., 31 July 2004
Author: Mappy the Mouse from Adelaide, Australia

I have intensely fond memories of this show. I always seemed to associate it with some of the best memories of my childhood, although sometimes I wonder if those memories were so good because I had a show I was so fond of to relate to in my memory.

As such, my expectations of this show were abnormally high. Years later, when I finally got my hands on the box sets of both series, I was destined to be.... disappointed? Not really. After all those years I'd come to understand that nothing my child's mind had interpreted as "great" was ever going to meet the standards of my adult point of view.

As with everyone who has commented on this show, it is almost impossible to watch S99 as a combined 48 episode tv show. The differences between the seasons are far too great. Season 1 is marvellously primal and epic in its intentions, earnest in its realisation and grim and depressing in its reflection. It was also class ham, far more 1960's than were most shows made in 1974. The characters were all a pretty grim lot, but after 24 episodes you start to warm to them, feeling for their predicament. The individual episodes really stood out, especially Dragon's Domain, The Infernal Machine, Black Sun, Force of Life, The Last Sunset, Earthbound, Mission of the Darians, The Last Enemy, Space Brain and End of Eternity. Season 2 was a necessitated shift away from this grimness, because without it there wouldn't have been a season 2, for better or worse. It doesn't have the same epic feel or the sense that things are quite as desperate for the crew of Moonbase Alpha, and carries with it a greater sense of character, without the sense of depth. It was too far in the other direction, in my opinion, which was why we didn't see a season 3. The producers just never managed to settle the show down into something that would both be dramatic and acceptable to the casual viewer.

But this was the first show I ever followed, in my memory, week after week without fail, and so I love it to bits, even with all of its faults. If made today, I wouldn't be anywhere near as forgiving for those faults. Times have changed, for everyone, I suppose.

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