The Dorcans demand that Moonbase Alpha hand over Maya so that the use of her brain stem can continue their immortal existence.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Ann Firbank ...
Consul Varda
Gerry Sundquist ...
Alibe Parsons ...
Laurence Harrington ...
Kevin Sheehan ...
1st Dorcon Operative
Michael Halsey ...
1st Dorcon Soldier
Hamish Patrick ...
Command Center Alphan
Hazel McBride ...
Female Medical Officer


The Dorcans demand that Moonbase Alpha hand over Maya so that the use of her brain stem can continue their immortal existence.

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12 November 1977 (UK)  »

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Patrick Troughton (Archon) was also known for his work in another UK science fiction show "Doctor Who", playing the second incarnation of The Doctor. See more »


Maya states that she is the last living Psychon, but a recent episode featured a member of her race - Dorzak - who was a prisoner of the Crotons. See more »

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"Space: 1999" goes in search of a brain...
25 July 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The show begins with a weird green probe scanning the crew. All the humans are paralyzed and don't realize what is happening, but Maya is aware and the process is painful--particularly because it focuses most of its energy on her. Then, the probe disappears--only to be replaced by a green space craft. It is the Dorcons--come to steal Maya's brain!! I am not kidding. And, because the Dorcons are so powerful it looks as if the Alphans have no choice but to let them take Maya. Even though they do put up a bit of a fight, it's pretty pathetic and Maya is kidnapped. Koenig is able to infiltrate the Dorky ship and hopes to somehow, against all odds, rescue her.

This isn't a great episode (it's indifferently written), but considering season two of the series wasn't particularly good, it works well enough and is interesting--though hardly a must-see unless you are a nut determined to see every show from this series (like me).

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