Space: 1999: Season 1, Episode 2

Force of Life (11 Sep. 1975)

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A wandering energy force inhabits the body of Alpha technician Anton Zoref, turning him into an energy absorbing being.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Gay Hamilton ...
Prentis Hancock ...
Clifton Jones ...
Zienia Merton ...
Anton Phillips ...
John Hamill ...
Eva Reuber-Staier ...
Jane (as Eva Rueber-Staier)


A wandering energy force inhabits the body of Alpha technician Anton Zoref, turning him into an energy absorbing being.

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Although this episode was NOT among the five adapted for audio by Power Records in the mid-70s, the haunting chimes heard at the beginning when the energy entity first appears were used in the original audio story "It Played So Softly On The Ear" as the mysterious signal in that story which the Alphans subsequently investigate. Otherwise, the two stories have nothing in common. See more »


[first lines]
Cmdr. John Koenig: What do you make of it, Victor?
Prof. Victor Bergman: Not much. It's a new one on me.
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Adam and Eve
3 September 2014 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

Again one of those entries that has narration. By doing so you lift up the quality of the series. Not only that, the use of a bombastic score do adds something special too.

One of the technicians of the Alphans inhabits a wandering energy force that is sucking out all energy of the base itself. It even doesn't bother if it sucks out energy of people which resolves in cooling down bodies.

It's a bit of an Adam and Eve story. Two of the Alphans do go out to the new planet due seeing skeletons transforming into some kind of monks. They want to start a new breed over there.

It's not that bad after all and I'm sure that they used the planet earlier in another episode. again, the wires on the eagles are easy to spot.

A mediocre episode but the score and narration did add a special atmosphere.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5

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