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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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Release Date:
5 September 1975 (USA) See more »
The Future Is Fantastic! See more »
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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An excellent series! One of the Sci - fi greats! See more (82 total) »


 (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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Maya's makeup undergoes a subtle change as Season 2 goes on. Initially, she has brown ears as large "sideburns." In later episodes, her ears are normal colored, and her sideburns are thinned out.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 »
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!See more »
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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
An excellent series! One of the Sci - fi greats!, 22 June 2006
Author: The Valeyard from United Kingdom

Space: 1999 to me is a truly excellent series. Produced and created by the great Gerry Anderson, it was the most expensive science fiction series of it's time and looks it!! The first Season provided us with some excellent episodes, and some excellent performances from the series leads - Martin Landau, Barbara Bain and Barry Morse. Some of the best episodes of Season One include the wonderfully dark and menacing 'Dragon's Domain', 'The Alpha Child', 'Voyagers Return', 'The Last Enemy', 'Breakaway', 'The War Games', 'Space Brain' and many others. The series writing was, despite the bad press it has often received since, pretty exceptional, although there are a few let downs. Despite the series brilliance occasionally in the Season you will see episodes that suffer from poor pacing - 'The Troubled Spirit' for example, but these episodes are few in number only about 2 or 3 really, so they are easy to overlook, and all series will usually slip up somewhere!!! It is entirely forgivable. I mention this because I am trying to be a reasonable critic to the series, and not just include all the qualities I love about it!! Unfortunately the first season didn't really take off, but a surprisingly generous I.T.C backing allowed a Second Season to be made. I say this because I.T.C's usual concern about how British programmes appealed to the American audience led certain series to have a very short life. Many Gerry Anderson series have been affected by this, The Secret Service seems to be the best example. Due to the marital breakup of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, Gerry had to hire a new producer. He chose Fred Freiberger, ex- producer of the final series of Star Trek. He changed the series already shaky continuity completely and made the show more Action orientated. This idea appealed to some, but Martin Landau has gone on record for saying that although Freiberger may have helped the show in some aspects, his ideas were (in the opinion of Landau) very boring compared to the way that Season One had been produced. Johnny Byrne the series regular script editor has gone on record in saying (in his words) that Season 2 was 'complete rubbish'!, even basing the story 'The Dorcons' on his dislike to the way that Season 2 was produced. Whatever your views on the Second Season (I personally like it very much, although it takes time to adjust to Season 2 compared to Season 1) some classic stories were produced during it's time. 'The Metamorph' introducing Maya a wonderful character that can change into most forms of living matter, played superbly by Catherine Schell, 'The Rules of Luton', 'The Dorcons', 'The Immunity Syndrome', 'The Lambda Factor', 'The Exiles', 'New Adam New Eve' and many others. The second season was arguably though, the most exciting, with upbeat music and lots of action, the flaw being that some of the scripts were pretty poor. Although 'The Beta Cloud' is a good episode in many aspects, the script is admittedly lousy. As he had done in the First Season, excellent Sci-fi writer Johnny Byrne provides some of the best scripts in Season 2, usually much more serious than other stories, obviously refusing to bow down to Freiberger's 'Scooby Doo action' idea as Freiberger himself described it, lots of action with lots of often silly humour. 'The Bringers of Wonder' despite being very exciting is a ludicrous story in places, and 'The Taybor' despite having some good qualities also suffers from this weakness. However overall I feel Season 2 was a good Season, and it is deeply sad that a third season never got past the drawing board stages. However we must be grateful for what we have got. All the episodes are now provided on shiny DVD's for the enjoyment of all who remember or have come to like the series over it's 30 years existence. Season 1 provided us with lavish and menacing stories, often with hidden morales and examples of the failings of human nature and it's fight to survive in a frequently hostile environment. Season 2 provided us with upbeat and exciting stories, exploring often the most bizarre and intriguing aspects of Science fiction 'The Rules of Luton' for example - highly evolved plants!!! Overall an excellent series, one which belongs with all of the Science fiction greats.

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