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Destination Moonbase-Alpha (1978)

Lunar colonists of Moonbase Alpha are marooned in space after a nuclear explosion pushes the Moon out of its orbit and a rescue spaceship from the Earth is not what it seems to be.

Director:

Tom Clegg

Writers:

Gerry Anderson (creator), Sylvia Anderson (creator) | 1 more credit »
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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 Verdeshi
Nick Tate ... Alan Carter
Zienia Merton ... Sandra Benes
Jeffery Kissoon ... Dr. Ben Vincent
Toby Robins Toby Robins ... Diana Morris
Stuart Damon ... Guido Verdeshi
Jeremy Young ... Jack Bartlett
Drewe Henley ... Joe Ehrlich
Patrick Westwood ... Dr. Shaw
Cher Cameron Cher Cameron ... Louisa
Al Lampert Al Lampert ... Ken Burdett
Billy J. Mitchell ... Professor Hunter
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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. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Man's Quest For Extraterrestrial Contact Ends Here!

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Angrebet på månebase Alpha See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The date was changed from 2004 (as it was in the original two-part Space: 1999 (1975) story "The Bringers of Wonder") to a more futuristic 2100. See more »

Goofs

During a fight on the moon surface, one actor's helmet visor is seen to open. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Helena Russell: Well, in a small community, everyone has to get along with everyone else.
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Crazy Credits

"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 »

Alternate Versions

Originally broadcast as the two-part Space: 1999 story "The Bringers of Wonder." See more »

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Edited from Space: 1999: Breakaway (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

End Title song
Composed by Guido De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis
Lyrics by Hilary Harvey
Sung by Oliver Onions
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The best sci-fi in the 70's
9 July 2017 | by blombergclasSee all my reviews

I was watching this series in 1979 I think and in that time this was by far the best you could get, Flash Gordon is nothing compere to this. I was 13 years old then and I remember that it could be a bit scary. I know I have seen it again for some years ago but I don't know where I found it and of course I didn't save it. I think it's pretty advanced for that time. I strongly recommend this if you can get it.


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