Space1999.org's brand-new eBook imprint!Our non-commercial, not-for-profit electronic books (eBooks) are geared to Space: 1999 fan fiction and other reference works. See for yourself!
Journey to Where convention in July 2010Catherine Schell and Carolyn Seymour are scheduled to appear in Austin, TX during the Space: 1999 "Journey to Where" convention! Don't miss these rare guest appearances! Author Robert Wood is also slated to appear. Book your tickets NOW!
THE RETURN OF VICTOR BERGMANIn honor of the 35th anniversary of Space: 1999, the Journey to Where convention is pleased to host the world premiere of the new short film starring Barry Morse. Titled "The Return of Victor Bergman", the film features the never-before-seen return to his classic role, made prior to the actor's untimely death.
NEW Powys Media "Space: 1999" books (and audiobook) coming in 2010!Powys Media has published "Space: 1999 - Shepherd Moon"... featuring a short story by Space1999.org's own Michael Faries! (Now available for purchase via Lulu.com.) And more items are on the way!
Two new Space: 1999 eBooks projects announced: "Fan Fiction Anthology" and "Essays & Analyses"Do you write short stories? Essays? Analyses? See our newest eBook announcements and learn how YOU can get involved! You might be the next author to join the published ranks of Space1999.org's eBook imprint.
New Space: 1999 3D models/meshes availableWith many thanks to Stephen Hebbend-Bach and Roger Clow (The Great Raja), we have NEW 3D models/meshes available for free download! And for the first time ever: a 3D likeness of Moonbase Alpha.
Digital Space: 1999 comic books and comic magazinesThanks to the efforts of the digital comic book preservationists, we have scanned, electronic copies of the Charlton (U.S.) Space: 1999 comic books and comic magazines available.
New Space: 1999 eBooks endeavors announced!On April 18, 2006, Space1999Fiction.com and Space1999.org announce the launch of a new eBook publishing efforts: free, non-commercial, not-for-profit Space: 1999 fan fiction-based, electronic books available for download! Learn more...
Space: 1999 fan site from Phil MerkelFrom Phil Merkel (CaptPhil) comes a new science fiction fan site--featuring a Space: 1999 section with terrific content! See for yourselves! And don't miss the various podcasts available for free download!
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Building on the success of their puppet-based creations in the 1960s, "Space 1999" involved real-life actors and various models and props to create an immersive and thoroughly entertaining science fiction television series.
The model was designed by Brian Johnson, who was a special effects supervisor on the set of "Space 1999". In an interview with the Den of Geek back in 2009, Gerry Anderson explained how the design came to be.
What you call the Cosmic Intelligence has long been viewed in Space: 1999 as either an asset or a liability, though it generally goes by the term Mysterious Unknown Force, or MUF in the literature. I choose to view it as an asset.
Its premise was simple: on September 13th 1999, a ridiculously smallnote that is, small compared to what would really be needed to move the moon - it's huge by human standards explosion blows the moon out of its orbit and accelerates it to a velocity sufficient to send it hurtling out of the solar system and travelling interstellar distances in improbably short times.
But like the UFO: 1999 debacle, Gerry was nothing if not creative at a time of crisis. Together with Freiberger, he pitched a new character who they insisted would shake up life on Moonbase Alpha. ITC warily okayed a second series, but this was to be only the first of many changes for Space: 1999.
Spazio: 1999 was an Italian feature film cut from three episodes of British sci-fi television series Space: 1999 and turned into a full-length movie. Its entire score was created by award-winning composer Morricone.
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More than two decades after the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha were sent across the galaxy after a nuclear explosion, the Eagle Transporter is finally returning to Earth as Hero Collector unveils plans to re-create the iconic spaceship from 1970s TV show Space: 1999 as the latest in its line of die-cast spaceship releases at New York Toy Fair.
Space:1999 came from an interesting cultural moment. At a time when the first moon landing was a recent memory, there was every reason to assume that permanent settlement on the moon was a mere quarter century away. Coming before the rebirth of the space opera in 1977, it emerged from a sci-fi genre that was increasingly speculative and far from action-orientated. In some ways it feels today less like a relic than a symbol of a path not taken, both in scientific exploration and in pop culture.
Space: 1999 is a British science-fiction television series from 1970s. Several add-ons for Orbiter recreate the moonbase setting of the series and associated spacecraft. Although the series didn't feature realistic physics, the ships are still enjoyable to operate in Orbiter's realistic simulation environment. This article intends to provide a general view of the series universe and chronology.
Mattel developed a line of Space: 1999 toys to tie into the TV series, including the Eagle 1 Spaceship. Released in 1976, the Eagle 1 is massive by toy standards (a fact that was played up in advertising): it checked in at over 2.5-feet long and a foot wide. The Eagle 1 is made mostly of molded plastic and has a number of parts and accessories that made it incredibly fun to play with as a child.
If taking a sci-fi television series from the 20th century and reworking it for a modern audience could work for ABCâ€™s V, then thereâ€™s hope for Space: 2099. Not only does the series have the strong original run of Space: 1999 to draw from, but HDFilms (the company behind the V resurrection) is on board for the remake. The original 1970s series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson starred Martin Landau (Ed Wood) and Barbara Bain (Mission: Impossible) among the crew members of Moonbase Alpha. News of the reboot comes only months after Fox and Seth MacFarlane announced the revisiting of the Carl Sagan miniseries, Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey. Although the project is in early stages of development and hasnâ€™t yet courted any networks, the creative team behind Space: 2099 seem enthusiastic. Hit the jump to see what they had to say and watch an intro from the original series. THR reported on the revitalization of Space: 1999 as Space: 2099. Jace Hall, the president of HDFilms who will serve as an executive producer, had this to say about working on a contemporary version of the series:
"Science fiction is a powerful format capable of visualizing the human condition in thought-provoking ways. While we are indeed re-imagining the franchise and bringing something new and relevant to todayâ€™s audiences, I feel strongly that some of the overall tones set by the original Space: 1999 television show represent an exciting platform to explore possibilities.â€
â€œAfter more than 35 years, we are thrilled to be developing a new vision of our much beloved franchise for audiences worldwide. Historically, the Space: 1999 brand has entertained and fascinated millions of people."
The first season of Space: 1999 came out on Blu-ray in 2010, so fans of the original or new converts can go check it out. Watch the intro for the original series below (I hope they keep the theme song):
Space: 1999 was originally conceived by producer Gerry Anderson as a direct follow-on from his previous series, UFO (ITV, 1971-72). But a last minute decision to drop the programme by his US distributor left the production hanging in the balance. US audience figures for UFO had slumped and it was felt that the series, about Earth defending itself from aliens harvesting human organs for transplant, had run its course. But with pre-production work on a second run of UFO already well underway, it was agreed that a compromise should be reached - US investment was agreed on one condition: all the action had to be set on the Moon.
Season two dramatically changed tack under instruction from its US distributor - the order was to dump the first season's philosophical treatise on humanity and replace it with action and humour. Fred Freiberger, producer of the much-criticised final season of the original Star Trek (US, 1966-69), was brought in to oversee the changes, but his influence killed off the show's individuality, once again turning a ground-breaking science fiction show into a trite space opera. Gerry Anderson described much of Freiberger's influence as "awful". Space: 1999 failed to break orbit for a third season.
Space 1999 is a Science Fiction TV show that ran for 2 seasons from 1975 to 1977, and starred Martin Landau and Barbara Bain of Mission Impossible fame, and English-Canadian stage actor Barry Morse.
Created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, Space: 1999 tackled the near future with a kind of bargain-basement aesthetic borrowed from 2001. But, it fused that look with the pacing and style of the '60s Star Trek. The show takes place in the year 1999, and Moonbase Alpha is where it's at. Barbara Bain and Martin Landau respectively play Dr. Helena Russell and Commander John Koenig. In the pilot episode, "Breakaway," the Moon is accidentally blown-out of Earth's orbit by an explosion, which sends everyone on Moonbase Alpha hurtling through space. 041b061a72