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Space: 1999 

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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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2   1  
1977   1976   1975  
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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's 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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An Adventure As Big As The Universe! See more »


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Trivia

Space: 1999: Devil's Planet (1977)(#2.22) is the last episode to air before the release of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)(May 25, 1977). Space: 1999: The Immunity Syndrome (1977)(#2.23) was the first to air after the film's release. (Note: In the U.S., the stations that aired the second series on Sundays, the series finale "The Dorcons" originally aired on May 8, 1977, so all 24 episodes of season two had been televised prior to the release of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)). See more »

Goofs

Between seasons 1 and 2, uniforms and signage were altered in ways that are almost completely cosmetic (such as no rhyme or reason as to why some season two characters are always wearing jackets and others not). This makes no logical sense for a base with limited resources and few opportunities for resupply. 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, more specifically the "This Episode" section, which was something of a Gerry Anderson trademark. See more »

Alternate Versions

Three episodes were edited together into the movie Spazio: 1999 (1975) for release in Italy. This film, which has been released to video in Italy, features new music by Ennio Morricone. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #41.7 (2009) 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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5 September 1975 (USA) See more »

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(48 episodes)
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