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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Martin Landau ...  Commander John Koenig 48 episodes, 1975-1977
Barbara Bain ...  Dr. Helena Russell 48 episodes, 1975-1977
Nick Tate ...  Alan Carter 42 episodes, 1975-1977
Zienia Merton ...  Sandra Benes 35 episodes, 1975-1977
Sarah Bullen Sarah Bullen ...  Operative Kate / ... 25 episodes, 1975-1977
Barry Morse ...  Prof. Victor Bergman 24 episodes, 1975-1976
Catherine Schell ...  Maya / ... 25 episodes, 1975-1977
Prentis Hancock ...  Paul Morrow 23 episodes, 1975-1976
Clifton Jones ...  David Kano 23 episodes, 1975-1976
Anton Phillips Anton Phillips ...  Dr. Mathias / ... 23 episodes, 1975-1976
Tony Anholt ...  Tony Verdeschi 23 episodes, 1976-1977
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Carlton Video Ltd

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UK | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cosmos 1999 See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(48 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In Britain, the second season was broadcast over the course of two years, with part shown in the autumn/winter of 1976-77, then a season break until August 1977, with new episodes running into the autumn. The first ITV region to finish the series was LWT (London) which broadcast the final episode ("The Dorcons") in November 1977. Some ITV regions did not conclude the series until 1978, and one region (HTV Wales) did not show the final episodes until 1984. See more »

Goofs

In the pilot episode, the massive explosion on the moon is on the far side, yet the moon is thrown out of earth's orbit. it would be more reasonable to assume that an explosion on the far side would have driven the moon into the earth. See more »

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John Koenig: We've had a lot of success so far. We know what dangers to expect out there from black suns, neutron storms, radiation and the like, but if we think we know everything that goes on out there, we're making a terrible mistake!
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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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The North American DVD release includes footage not included in original US broadcasts. See more »

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Loved it and still do!
8 April 2007 | by Dragonfly7See all my reviews

I saw the show when I was a teenager and loved it instantly. And I still do, as I observed when I saw it again more than 20 years later. Sure, the environment and the tricks are looking a little cheap today, so what. Every show is aging. There isn't much action as in Star Trek, which at one point only seemed to discover planets with beautiful but strange women. Much of the action is between the characters, how to deal with fear,their situation and the loneliness... Love it or hate it, the show had something special. Till today I saved a huge crush on Martin Landau as an actor, I watch everything, even his weakest movies. And I saved a huge crush on Captain Alan Carter as a character of the show, I'd love to be an Eagle-Pilot! Forget that it's a 70s show and enjoy it.


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