Tag Archives: Space: 1999

Space: 1999 – The AB Chrysalis

Now this was an unusual episode.  It seems the last two were a bit more of what I’d hoped to find in season two and, while I don’t have much hope of that continuing, it was nice to experience another … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Seed of Destruction

Readers of the Junkyard might recall that a few weeks ago, I mentioned that the Sci-fi channel (now Syfy) once aired 2 episodes of this show back to back.  One was that abysmal Brian the Brain. The other was Seed of Destruction.  … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – The Taybor

I’m not really sure how to feel about The Taybor.  It’s not a bad episode per se, but it doesn’t do anything exciting either.  A space traveler arrives with merchandise to sell, ogles Maya for a bit, and immediately gave … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – All That Glisters

Glisters??  Is that a word?  Isn’t the term, “all that glitters”?  Glisters is a word and means much the same thing as the work glitters, but it’s a bit out of fashion now.  Much like Space: 1999.  But that doesn’t mean it … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – The Rulers of Luton

I enjoyed it when it was done in The Outer Limits with Fun and Games.  I loved it when Star Trek did it with Arena.  But when Space: 1999 did it with The Rulers of Luton, boy oh boy did they go off the … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – The Mark of Archanon

Well if you were wondering if The Mark of Archanon would be like Trek’s Mark of Gideon, rest easy: it’s not.  It’s far more tedious.  Actually, growing up, I never liked the Trek episode but as an adult, I’ve come … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – New Adam, New Eve

When God seemed to appear to the Alphans, I rolled my eyes.  Here we go, I thought.  But to my surprise, this episode offered me a lot to think about.  As I say often enough, that’s what good science fiction … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Brian the Brain

I’d been dreading this one.  Some years back, maybe for a holiday weekend, one of the cable channels showed two back to back episodes of Space: 1999.  The first one was quite good, though I haven’t come across it yet … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – One Moment of Humanity

Oh, the humanity!?!  Unlike the last episode, this isn’t so much “mind candy” as “mind stale bread”.  It’s an interesting mix of two classic Star Trek episodes: The Mark of Gideon and Day of the Dove.  Actually, let’s also add … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Journey to Where

I won’t deny that I’m angry with this show now.  It’s the inconsistency of it that’s getting under my skin.  Two lame episodes open the season and then this one comes in as a pretty strong story… but forgets the … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – The Exiles

I was annoyed last week, but now I’m just utterly disgusted.  I did a bit of homework this time.  Seems the production crew behind Space: 1999 wanted to Americanize it a bit for season 2.  So, like many sci-fi products … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – The Metamorph

Man am I angry.  I was so looking forward to the start of season 2 because I knew that was when Maya arrived.  I fast-tracked watching Season 1 just to get here.  And immediately I was disgusted.  Helena Pinocchio Russell opens with … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – The Last Enemy

Season one ends with The Last Enemy and I have to say, I was really psyched.  I was looking forward to a really great season finale.  But I’d forgotten an important fact: this was made in the 70’s, long before … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – The Testament of Arkadia

Well we’re back to a Captain’s Log style story; I guess Koenig was annoyed that Helena got one in first, so he was determined to one-up her.  Both are actually good stories, so I’m not sure he topped Dragon’s Domain, … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – The Troubled Spirit

What do you get when you cross a bulldog and a shih tzu?  No, I’ve got a better one.  What do you get when you take The Haunting of Hill House, add a pinch of Doctor Who’s Ark in Space and … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Space Brain

I guess the Alphans couldn’t stay lucky for long.  Two episodes without a death and then we lose 3 in one episode (leaving 284 crewmen) and two Eagles.  At least my luck held out and I had another very enjoyable … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – The Last Sunset

When the Alphans find a new and “well endowed” planet, Koenig launches an exploratory mission,  when a missile is shot at their Eagle.  Unable to avoid it, Carter readies for an explosion that never comes.  The crew land and take … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Missing Link

I can’t say this fixed the last two episodes, but it was better.  Equally, I can’t say if it was better because the story was better or because it accidentally looks at the potential of NDEs (or Near Death Experiences) … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Ring Around the Moon

I’ve been far happier with this series than I’d expected but the last episode was tedious.  I was excited to find Ring Around the Moon had a strong opener with a strange brain-eye planet looking at the Alphans.  It spoke … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – The Infernal Machine

Sometimes life kicks you in the head.  The very day I told two people how much I had been enjoying Space: 1999 is the same day that I watched a real stinker!  And it’s sad because within the first minute … Continue reading

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