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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

In Season Two, Alan would call Koenig "John," whereas in Season One he always referred to him as "Commander." This illustrates that a friendship had developed between the two as opposed to just being Commander and subordinate. See more »

Goofs

The lack of resources is frequently referred to throughout the series. This is contradicted by the fact that throughout dozens of Eagles are destroyed. As they never run out they must be replacing them, the alternative is they have dozens of spare craft on a moon-base. See more »

Quotes

John Koenig: It's better to live as your own man than as a fool in someone else's dream.
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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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Best Sci-Fi series ever (1st season)
9 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

I have been a huge fan of Space:1999 since I was about 5 years old (yes, really) But whereas at that age it was mostly the special effects, and the Eagles that grabbed my attention, as time went by; I started to realize that most of the first season episodes were imbued with a metaphysical element that had totally escaped me before. I think this is by far the most well-conceived science-fiction series ever, and that the cast was not only diverse and representative but also acted very well. In some important ways Space; 1999 (having caught me at a most impressionable age) helped shape many of my thoughts on the future of humanity - and on the relevancy of Science-Fiction to our increasingly globalized culture - an absolute novelty back in 1975. My last words on this wonderful series: Please don't miss it!


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