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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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Space: 1999 – Another Time, Another Place

Perhaps it should have been evident that we were in for a really eerie episode when the first 4 minutes of this story were utterly devoid of dialogue.  The crew notice something happening which defies any sort of scientific description … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – The Full Circle

I never liked caveman stories.  Even Doctor Who couldn’t make them more palatable.  Nor could Ringo Starr! These stories just get annoying.  You either get Cavemen who speak English and understand full sentences or you get the grunting ooh-ooh-aah-aah’s that … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Earthbound

When Roy Doltrice appeared on screen, I remembered that he was the commissioner from the pilot episode Breakaway.  I could not help but wonder where he had been hiding all this time.  Wherever it was, he should have stayed there.  … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Matter of Life and Death

Well this story opens with a real humdinger of an idea… or perhaps I should say a Schrodinger of an idea?  It’s like this: the Alphans find a new planet and “computer” (because no one likes using the definite article … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – End of Eternity

This was more like it!  Last week we had a terribly dull episode that felt like a repeat of a Star Trek story.  This has hints of a classic Twilight Zone episode in the form of The Lonely, where an … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Guardian of Piri

I’ve been far more impressed by this series than I expected to be.  Barring what I’d call a misfire for episode two, where they failed to reflect on their circumstances, I’ve found this a thought provoking experience.  I acknowledge that … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Black Sun

When an asteroid mysteriously changes course, it looks like it’s heading to Alpha, before it changes course a second time.  After blowing up in space, the Alphans realize that they too have changed course and are heading into a black … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Mission of the Darians

Mission of the Darians opens with the crew of Alpha looking at this vast spaceship, some 50 miles long.  It’s been transmitting an SOS, so when Koenig and crew go over, they are on a mission of peace and have … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Dragon’s Domain

If there’s one thing that stands out about this show, it’s the pacing.  Initially I was thinking to call it “slow” but it’s not slow.  Slow implies a tedious boredom to me; a challenge to make it through each episode.  … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Alpha Child

About 3 years ago, I made a friend that I think will be with me for a lifetime.  When she told me she and her husband were expecting their first child, I was delighted but I warned her to enjoy  … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Voyager’s Return

Voyager’s Return is another scenario where the writers of Space: 1999 wanted to remind us that we’re watching a science fiction show, and there should be some acknowledgement of real science in these stories.  In this case, one of the Voyager … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Death’s Other Dominion

There’s something cool sounding about the name Ultima Thule and that’s the best pun I could come up with as an opener.  Thule, according to the Merriam Webster dictionary, means the northernmost part of the habitable ancient world.  Ultima is … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – War Games

“We’ve got ourselves a war!”  War Games gives us a surprise opening that had me anticipating an action packed episode.  Within seconds of the opening, the members of Moonbase Alpha see ships heading towards them.  Victor mentions that they are … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Collision Course

The 1970’s were a weird time for Science Fiction.  Trek came out a decade earlier and shaped the way Americans looked at science fiction on television with a hopeful outlook on our future.  I can’t say how it felt to … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Force of Life

“There’s something out there we don’t understand!”  Well, no kidding!  For me, it was the fact that digital clocks wake people up, bell bottom pants are still in style and there’s breakable glass windows all over Moonbase Alpha!  I’d comment … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Breakaway

September 9th, 1999… I can’t say exactly what I was doing on that date but I sure wasn’t applying to a job on Moonbase Alpha.  This had less to do with my knowledge of what was coming for those stationed … Continue reading

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