Space: 1999 (1975–1977)
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A vessel of alien pacifists, bound for Earth, lands on the moon. They are greeted as friends by all- except Commissioner Simmons who sees their vessel as way to return home.

Director:

Charles Crichton

Writers:

Anthony Terpiloff (screenplay), Gerry Anderson (series creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Landau ... Commander John Koenig
Barbara Bain ... Dr. Helena Russell
Barry Morse ... Prof. Victor Bergman
Roy Dotrice ... Commissioner Simmonds
Christopher Lee ... Captain Zantor
Prentis Hancock ... Paul Morrow
Clifton Jones ... David Kano
Zienia Merton ... Sandra Benes
Anton Phillips Anton Phillips ... Dr. Mathias
Nick Tate ... Alan Carter
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A vessel of alien pacifists, bound for Earth, lands on the moon. They are greeted as friends by all- except Commissioner Simmons who sees their vessel as way to return home.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1976 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the last known appearance of Rhonda Parker, who plays one of the Kaldorians and does not speak. Her most famous role was on the last season of The Avengers playing Mother's able assistant Rhonda, where she never spoke a word in 18 appearances. See more »

Goofs

A string or stings can be seen briefly controlling the first landing of the alien spacecraft. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Commissioner Simmonds: Alright, just a minute. Well, once again, I've sat in at a command conference and listened to a cozy round of self congratulations. Aren't we doing well? Hmm? Adapting, adjusting, coming to terms. And, once again, I am shocked that we've not discussed a serious attempt to locate Earth and return there.
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Gripping tale
18 March 2019 | by RrrobertSee all my reviews

Watching the series again on DVD after decades I am finding the show pretty entertaining and watchable, but some episodes are confusing with an underdeveloped story and some vague mysticism thrown in.

This however is one of the better episodes. The story is tight, engaging, and easy to grasp. Roy Doltrice is great as the disagreeable Commissioner Simmonds. Christopher Lee also guest stars as a visiting alien. Lee of course is brilliant in anything he does, elevating any material.

If watching on DVD, view the episodes in production order not the DVD order. I think the stories play out better that way.


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