Space: 1999: Season 1, Episode 18

The Infernal Machine (8 Jan. 1976)

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The Alphans encounter Delmer Plebus Powells Gwent, a huge spacecraft that defies aerodynamics and is an extension of Gwent's genius and ego.

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The Alphans encounter Delmer Plebus Powells Gwent, a huge spacecraft that defies aerodynamics and is an extension of Gwent's genius and ego.

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great acting but a bit to much of conversations
1 September 2014 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

Another episode of Space 1999 that is full of talking and some easy made effects done by colour lighting. But it is also full of explosions and again it's so weird to see so many eagles being destroyed and they still are available again and again. Guess they sure must had a lot of those spacecrafts!

The acting of the computer living on an alien spacecraft together with the personalificiation of the computer via a living body is excellently done by Leo McKern. But again, he do talks a lot and what did bother me is once Delmer Plebus Powells Gwent dies he lays in a coffin, but it's so easy to see that he is still breathing and I guess they noticed it while editing because when closing in suddenly you see the film freeze.

Nevertheless, it's one of those episodes that has conversations all over and some battle going on in between.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 1/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5


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