Space: 1999: Season 1, Episode 17

The Last Sunset (1 Jan. 1976)

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As the Alphans are planning to explore the planet Ariel, a 'missile' attaches itself to the en route Eagle. Upon returning to Alpha, the 'missile' gives the Alphans a lunar atmosphere. But ... See full summary »



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As the Alphans are planning to explore the planet Ariel, a 'missile' attaches itself to the en route Eagle. Upon returning to Alpha, the 'missile' gives the Alphans a lunar atmosphere. But the joy at the possibility of making a new world out of the Moon is short lived, as the moon does not enter orbit around the planet or its sun, and Alpha faces destruction from the newly acquired lunar air. Written by James Rowings

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1 January 1976 (UK)  »

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There is a deleted scene showing the pull-down window in Main Mission being installed. See more »


When air starts being pumped into Moonbase Alpha, a hatch is slammed shut, but clouds of vapor continue to seep around what should be an airtight seal. This is followed by a scene in which a window in the control room is lowered - but why would this be deemed necessary on a lunar base, and why is there no lock in case of accidental use? See more »


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Prof. Victor Bergman: A sun like ours. Planet Ariel with its atmosphere. It's a perfectly balanced little solar system.
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here you can see the effects
20 August 2014 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

This is great and not only for the unbelievable story but in this episode something went completely wrong concerning the effects. It's so easy to spot that the eagles are hanging on wires when they are in the air. And just watch the infiny at the end, also easy to spot that it is just a curtain but if you can get past that part an laughing is over then you're ready for a great episode.

Moonbase transferred into an atmosphere just like earth done by aliens and just have a look how happy they are that they even are playing tennis. It even starts raining. Of course things just can happen what we do see here but place yourself back into 1976 when this was aired.

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

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