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The Alphans land on a planet seemingly devoid of any human existence but being run by a group of machines. The machines explain to the visitors that their human overlords are in a state of regeneration but the chief machine, the Guardian,sees the Alphans as posing a threat and it is down to two newly regenerated females known as A and B to decide their fates. Written by don @ minifie-1

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This was the only season two episode in which Tony Anholt doesn't appear; a result of having been filmed simultaneously with "Catacombs of the Moon". See more »

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After Koenig's hit by a stun beam inside the planet's cavern, Martin Landau is seen attempting to block the neck ring from the camera's view, as it had been damaged. See more »

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The future ( and Sarah Douglas ) is fantastic!
17 March 2010 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

A series of explosions send shock waves towards the Moon. Koenig, Maya and Alan fly out in an Eagle. A planet, ringed by moons, appears to be at the heart of it. On each is a station. In an underground chamber, our heroes encounter spherical robots which move by bouncing gracefully, the creation of an alien race led by The Guardian. The explosions were a form of defence mechanism against unwanted intrusion. Koenig must persuade the beings to stop the explosions long enough for Alpha to pass beyond...

Another good Tony Barwick-scripted episode. The sets are stunning, and the 'bouncing ball' robots must surely have inspired the Zeroids in Anderson's later 'Terrahawks'. No mention whatever of Tony ( possibly sleeping off his home-made beer ). The team of Koenig, Maya and Alan works well together indeed. Ina Skriver and Sarah Douglas play aliens 'A' and 'B' respectively, and neither is wearing clothes. Don't get excited though. They are glimpsed mainly through a chlorine mist. Douglas later appeared ( fully dressed ) as 'Ursa' in the first two 'Superman' films starring the late Christopher Reeve and as one of Jane Badler's rivals in 'V - The Final Battle'. The aliens are like insects in that they too enter a chrysalis stage and emerge reborn.

Intelligently done, about the only flaw is the pathetic looking chlorine-breather Maya changes into. Like a lot of the Year 2 monsters, it should have never have got off the drawing board. Robert Rietty, who provides the robot's voices, was also the voice of 'Number Two' in the opening credits of 'The Prisoner'.

Stylishly directed by the legendary Val Guest.


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