If those words have brought you excitedly to this thread about Space 1999 - then you're very sad. Nah just kidding , I just wondered if life on the moon was too cold for our sci fi heads out here on the boards or if any of you actually warmed to the cold and remote Alphans?
I ask because I loved the first series and am trying to find it on DVD for less than twelve thousand pounds. The first series was wonderfully dark and odyssey like - almost Arthur C Clarke with chips and tomatato sauce.......
I loved Barbara Bain's rather cold performance as Helena Russel and Barry Morse as the earnest and intelligent Victor Russell who always ended the show by telling Koenig ( played by Martin Landau , normally superb but here he gives John Koenig a slightly demented quality , not the ideal leader for a group of humans trapped on a spinning moon ) that they couldn't settle here for whatever reason and the Alphans moved on into the blackness of space....
Nick Tate was fabulous as Action hero Nick Carter - wonderful !
Ok it was quite depressing but i really do think that the first season of Space was a treat . I worked with the guy who played Paul Morrow once , can't remember his name - and we took a train to Nottingham together and I asked him about space. He was happy to chat about it infact I think he was quite flattered that someone of my young young ( ish ) age remembered and loved the show.
I remember epsiodes about Monsters sucking people into a black void - very scary at the time - a stone age regression - my fave Barbara Bain in a skin , brilliant - and I remember the amazing title sequence now nicked by Battlestar Galactica ( WELL DONE GUYS ) and used to great effect in their wonderful new version of the very awful 70's series.
Perhaps Space could be revamped.../ Highly doubtful but possible....... Also there was a stunning hour about copies of the Alphans wasn't there , they all met each other - Goddam I want to see it all again , I must go to HMV and remortgage my house for the dvd set.....
Let's deal with season 2 . It was revamped after disappointing ratings in the States. Then it was cancelled. That's all I have to say on season 2.
If anyone else has memories of the cold cold Alphan's please post..... and remember peeps - If we dump our nuclear waste on the moon ( are you listening Mr Bush ? Oh no of course not you can't read can you !) then Space 1999 will probabaly become a reality !
Medical Emergency anyone ?