Space 1999 is a Gerry Anderson cult classic as unmissable today as it was when first conceived in 1973. Starring husband and wife team Martin Landau and Barbara Bain Space 1999 revolves around the crew of Moonbase Alpha where scientific experiments are conducted and space data gathered. Disaster strikes and the Moon is blown out of the Earth's orbit by a huge explosion emanating from man-made nuclear waste pits causing it to drift endlessly through t
The first series of Space: 1999 is as unmissable today, as when it was first broadcast in 1975. It had a then incredible budget, of £3million. It starred husband and wife team Martin Landau and Barbara Bain as Commander John Koenig and Dr Helena Russell. The premise of the series is fascinating, and quite frightening that nuclear waste could hurl the moon out of orbit. The special effects are quite literally superb, and get better as they increase. These are supplied by Brian Johnson (Alien, Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars). The sets are huge, and the highlight is Main Mission, which is one of the series' icons. The alien planets look so convncing (Just watch the episode 'Guardian if Piri) and as well get better as the series progresses. The costumes are very space age, and incorporate coloured sleeves to indicate the section of Moonbase Alpha the person works in, very intelligent. There are 24 episodes in this series over 6 discs, plus a bonus disc, which contains some extremely interesting material about the series production, plus alternate music tracks.
If you're a fan of Star Trek, Gerry Anderson shows or just a fan of Sci-Fi, you must see this series, it looks great! Of course, the second series made some quite radical changes, but that's another story altogether...
We will publish your review of Space: 1999 - Series 1 on DVD within a few days as long as it meets our guidelines.
None of your personal details will be passed on to any other third party.