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Destination Moonbase-Alpha (1978)

After an atomic explosion blasts the Moon out of Earth orbit, Moonbase Alpha drifts in space, with 300 people on board. When a rescue team from Earth arrives in a faster-than-light space ... See full summary »

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After an atomic explosion blasts the Moon out of Earth orbit, Moonbase Alpha drifts in space, with 300 people on board. When a rescue team from Earth arrives in a faster-than-light space ship, everyone is overjoyed that they can now return to Earth. But Moonbase Commander John Koenig, having undergone an experimental brain soothing process after receiving a concussion in a crash on the Lunar surface, sees not friends from Earth but gruesome monsters which have telepathically caused all others on Alpha to see an illusion of an Earth party. The aliens are desperate for radiation and plan to manipulate the Alphans into detonating nuclear waste on the Lunar surface, reducing the Moon and everyone on it to dust. Koenig must expose this conspiracy to save his people. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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The film was compiled in 1978, in the wake of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)' success. This explains the scrolling foreword 'homage' at the start of this film. See more »

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The number "5" is reversed on the moon buggy in some shots during the final chase. See more »

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John Koenig: It's better to live as your own man, than as a fool in someone else's dream.
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"Far out into the galaxy of the universe is the Moon, Earth's great natural satellite, revolving round man's planet in an orbit as fixed and rigid as that of the Sun. It has now been transformed into a stepping stone, an advanced, complex, instrument, self supporting in all aspects, enabling man to continue the eternal search for other forms of life in outer space. The year is 2100." See more »

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Composed by Guido De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis
Lyrics by Hilary Harvey
Sung by Oliver Onions
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Incoherent mish-mash
9 January 2016 | by (ashkelon) – See all my reviews

Never having seen any of the original TV episodes of Destination Moonbase-Alpha, I found this mish-mash of a "movie", assembled from two of the TV episodes, difficult to follow as I seldom knew which characters were on the side of the goodies and which were the baddies, and in my opinion the whole thing was an incoherent mess and total nonsense.

I found the abrupt join between the two episodes extremely disconcerting; the one didn't seem to have anything to do with the other. I would have preferred to have watched the episodes separately, as they were of course originally intended to be watched.

I can suspend my disbelief enough to accept that a spaceship can travel very much faster than the speed of light – this is science fiction, after all – and the monsters didn't look too unconvincing, but I can't give it more than one star.


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