After an atomic explosion blasts the Moon out of Earth orbit, Moonbase Alpha drifts in space, with three hundred people on board. When a rescue team from Earth arrives in a faster-than-light space ship, everyone is overjoyed that they can now return to Earth. But Moonbase Commander John Koenig (Martin Landau), having undergone an experimental brain soothing process after receiving a concussion in a crash on the Lunar surface, sees not friends from Earth, but gruesome monsters which have telepathically caused all others on Alpha to see an illusion of an Earth party. The aliens are desperate for radiation and plan to manipulate the Alphans into detonating nuclear waste on the Lunar surface, reducing the Moon and everyone on it to dust. Koenig must expose this conspiracy to save his people.
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Man's Quest For Extraterrestrial Contact Ends Here!
Did You Know?
This movie was compiled in 1978, in the wake of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)'s success. This explains the scrolling foreword "homage" at the start of this movie. See more
During a fight on the moon surface, one actor's helmet visor is seen to open. See more
Dr. Helena Russell
Well, in a small community, everyone has to get along with everyone else.
"Far out into the galaxy of the universe is the Moon, Earth's great natural satellite, revolving round man's planet in an orbit as fixed and rigid as that of the Sun. It has now been transformed into a stepping stone, an advanced, complex, instrument, self supporting in all aspects, enabling man to continue the eternal search for other forms of life in outer space. The year is 2100." See more
Originally broadcast as the two-part Space: 1999
story "The Bringers of Wonder." See more
End Title song
Composed by Guido De Angelis
and Maurizio De Angelis
Lyrics by Hilary Harvey
Sung by Oliver Onions See more