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_Space: 1999_ (1975) season 2 episodes The Metamorph and Space Ward were edited together to create this movie about the adrift in space crew of Moonbase Alpha that meets shape-shifting alien Maya and her father who wants their brains.

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Johnny Byrne, Fred Freiberger (as Charles Woodgrove)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Landau ... Commander John Koenig
Barbara Bain ... Dr. Helena Russell
Catherine Schell ... Maya
Tony Anholt ... Tony Verdeschi
Nick Tate ... Alan Carter
Zienia Merton ... Sandra Benes
Brian Blessed ... Mentor
Anouska Hempel ... Annette Fraser
Jeffery Kissoon ... Dr. Ben Vincent
Peter Porteous Peter Porteous ... Petrov
Tony Osoba ... 1st Security Guard
John Judd ... 2nd Security Guard
Trevor Thomas Trevor Thomas ... Refuel Eagle Pilot
Andrew Lodge Andrew Lodge ... Grasshopper
John Hug John Hug ... Bill Fraser
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Earth's Moon is ripped from orbit by a massive nuclear explosion and cast adrift in deep space. It is displaced further into the unknown by two space warps and into range of the volcanic planet Psychon, where the crew of Moonbase Alpha hope to obtain a mineral needed for their survival. But they are lured into a trap by Mentor of Psychon, who wants to drain their souls into a machine for energy needed to transform Psychon back to the paradise it once was. Mentor's daughter, Maya, who has the ability of personal molecular transformation, realizes how fanatical her father has become and helps the Alphans to stop her father. But in the struggle, Mentor's machine's power is released, triggering a series of explosions that cause cataclysm on Psychon and fevered distress in grief-stricken Maya. In the second part Koenig and Tony explore an alien ship while the moon passes through a space warp, leaving the astronauts stranded. Meanwhile, Maya is undergoing some strange disease that causes ... Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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An Alien Beauty... Hiding A Beast Within!


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1982 (USA) See more »

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A Princesa Cósmica See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This TV movie was edited from scenes of two episodes ("The Metamorph" and "Space Warp") of the TV series Space: 1999 (1975). See more »

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Recorded in "Super Space Stereo" See more »

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Edited together from two episodes of the TV series "Space: 1999" (1975). See more »

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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cosmic Princess (1989) See more »

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An OK movie produced by editing 2 episodes of Space: 1999
6 October 2005 | by peter-faizeySee all my reviews

In 1982 ITC New York Offices decided to edit together 4 episodes of Space: 1999 to create 2 more Gerry Anderson movies to rap up their 'Super Space Theatre' series which would be broadcast on American television. This was their first Space: 1999 movie made by editing together two episodes of Space: 1999 from Season 2 'Metamorph' and 'Space Warp'. 5 minutes was cut from each episode to bring the total length to 95 minutes (the maximum for a 2 hour television slot on American television). In addition annoying video animated opening and ending titles were added and music from the first series of Space: 1999 which is a contrast to the Season 2 music. They even added music from two other Gerry Anderson series 'Joe 90' and 'UFO'.For some reason the producer's also decided to change the dialogue of the Grasshopper alien in the 'Space Warp' section, in favour of an irritating Star Wars joke, as the Grasshopper is now called 'Vader, Commander of the Wileys Interplanetary Star Fleet'. Having said this the episodes do blend together well and the added music isn't too bad, even if sometimes it overlap's with the original soundtrack! It does however deserve some amount of respect, because it was one of the first glimpses British fans had of the series on video in the mid 80's when Channel 5 video released it. Anyone who likes Space: 1999 should enjoy this movie, but it is not always faithful to the original material and the ITC London made 'Destination Moonbase Alpha' and 'Alien Attack' are much more faithful to the show.


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