From 'Doctor Who' producer Barry Letts and writer Terrance Dicks comes Moonbase 3 originally aired in 1973. The series had two directors Ken Hannam who also directed the 1981 TV version of The Day of the Triffids and Christopher Barry who had directing duties on Doctor Who and The Tripods. Among the stars were British acting stalwart Donald Houston and Ralph Bates star of many Hammer horror films. Moonbase 3 was another groundbreaking piece of science-fiction from the BBC employing James Burke as scientific advisor it was unique in its technical authenticity. Deaprture... And Arrival: Dr. Helen Smith becomes concerned over the mental state of one of the pilots Harry Sanders. She expresses her concerns to the base's second in command Michael Lebrun and tries to convince him to get Commander Ransom to remove the pilot from duty. Ransom refuses and assigns Sanders to pilot the Commander's shuttle for a trip to Earth. After an malfunction Sanders cuts the communications link and goes outside the shuttle to make repairs and is thrown into space. When Ransom attempts to pilot the shuttle it explodes. The European agency sends a Welch scientist to take over the station and to investigate the shuttle accident. Behemoth: After a number of mysterious deaths paranoia sets in as the crew begins to believe the deaths are being committed by a 'Moon Monster' living on the surface of the Moon. Achilles Heel: The station's crew suffers from an unusual number of accidents and mistakes. Director Caulder must deal with the problems while trying to operate within his Earth-bound superiors' budgetary limitations. Outsiders: An auditor is sent to Moonbase 3 from the European Headquarters in Brussels to investigate whether or not the cost of operating the base is justified. Director Caulder demands results for the base scientists as Dr. Helen Smith becomes concerned over the stress on the staff especially Steven Partness... Castor And Pollux: An accident leaves Tom Hill stranded in a shuttle between Earth and the Moon. The only person who can save him is Colonel Gararov a Russian cosmonaut. However to rescue Hill Gararov would have to disobey the orders of his superior General Trenkin Commander of the Russian moon base. Viw Of A Dead Planet: The Artic Sun Project proposes to use a nuclear explosion over the Artic thereby melting the ice and creating a Garden of Eden. The project's designer Sir Benjamin Dyce comes to Moonbase 3 in an attempt to stop the program for fear that the explosion can not be contained and it will lead to the extinction of mankind... [show more]
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