While returning from a reconnaissance mission to a nearby planet which appears to be capable of sustaining life, an Eagle team pass out and the ship is brought back under remote control. Upon arrival a passenger is found aboard the Eagle, who appears to be Dr. Helena Russell's husband, long presumed dead after a failed mission to Jupiter five years prior. The Moon Base Alpha crew must determine how this seemingly impossible situation occurred, all the while slowly drifting out of range of the planet which has offered the promise of a new home. Koenig must decide whether to go ahead with the evacuation to the planet before time runs out, but questions remain about the true nature of Dr. Russell's "late" husband, and whether the planet is truly safe. Written by
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This was the second episode produced and the first to feature Clifton Jones as David Kano. See more
According to a making of documentary, when filming on the Planet Terra Nova set they had parrots, one of which had learned the word "CUT". He would call this out just after the director Charles Crichton would yell "action". The parrot was replaced. See more
Commander, we're getting a reading. Eagle One in orbit and holding.