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The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.
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Series cast summary:
...  Commander John Koenig 48 episodes, 1975-1977
...  Dr. Helena Russell 48 episodes, 1975-1977
...  Alan Carter 42 episodes, 1975-1977
...  Sandra Benes 35 episodes, 1975-1977
Sarah Bullen ...  Operative Kate / ... 25 episodes, 1975-1977
...  Prof. Victor Bergman 24 episodes, 1975-1976
...  Maya / ... 25 episodes, 1975-1977
...  Paul Morrow 23 episodes, 1975-1976
...  David Kano 23 episodes, 1975-1976
Anton Phillips ...  Dr. Mathias / ... 23 episodes, 1975-1976
...  Tony Verdeschi 23 episodes, 1976-1977
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In 1999, Moonbase Alpha, nestled in the Lunar crater Plato, is a scientific research colony and watchdog over silos of atomic waste from Earth stored on the Moon's far side. On September 13, 1999, magnetic energy builds to cause an explosive chain-reaction of the waste, blasting the Moon out of Earth orbit and off the plane of the ecliptic, out of the Solar System. The inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha are unable to return to Earth and must survive on their wandering Moon as it is displaced further into unknown space by freak space warps. Along the way, they are joined by an alien woman with the ability to change herself into any living creature at will. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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5 September 1975 (USA)  »

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Cosmos 1999  »

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Trivia

A third season of 13 episodes was planned, with production set to start in the autumn of 1977, however low sales of the series in America forced a last-minute cancellation. See more »

Goofs

Exterior sounds can't travel through a vacuum and be heard in spacecraft and people in spacesuits. This error occurs throughout the series and also happens in many other Science Fiction works. See more »

Quotes

John Koenig: If we understand others, in time, I believe, we come to understand ourselves.
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Crazy Credits

During the first season, excerpts for each week's episode were incorporated into the opening credits, which was something of a Gerry Anderson trademark. See more »

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Referenced in The Sentinel (1977) See more »

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A fun series that I enjoy on DVD
2 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Anyone who loves fun and imaginative TV should give Space 1999 a try. The first season is similar in tone to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Season two is more like classic Doctor Who with an array of far-out aliens. It's quite a mixed bag. That's the beauty of it! Fans of rubber monsters will especially enjoy the cheesy fun of season two. I love it! Give Space 1999 a try if you are a fan of fun and imaginative TV. They just don't make 'em like this any more folks! Pop some corn, pour your favorite beverage, settle back in your favorite comfy chair, and enjoy a fun escape beyond the stars with Moon Base Alpha. It's highly watchable, charming, and fun.


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