Space: 1999 - Series 1 details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Barbara Bain, Martin Landau|
Space: 1999 - Series 1 - Disc 1
|PG Disc 1|
Space: 1999 - Series 1 - Disc 2
|PG Disc 2|
Space: 1999 - Series 1 - Disc 3
|PG Disc 3|
Space: 1999 - Series 1 - Disc 4
|PG Disc 4|
Space: 1999 - Series 1 - Disc 5
|PG Disc 5|
Space: 1999 - Series 1 - Disc 6
|TBC Disc 6|
|Run time:||20 hours|
|Rental release:||Not available for rental|
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The Future Is FantasticBy a customer from Wolverhampton, England , 06 May 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Often underrated because of Gerry Anderson's better known work with puppets, Space:1999 is an overlooked gem.
Breakaway, the pilot episode, shows all the class and effort which went into making it: some 6 weeks shooting alone, unheard of for a television series! Breakaway stands out as one of the strongest first episodes of any tv series anywhere.
Matter Of Life and Death adds more to the history of Dr Helena Russell while investigating the ideas of matter vs anti matter.
Black Sun is an episode with a spiritual angle, as the Alphans realise that their journey may come to an end at the hands of this phenomenon. Very few people who watch this episode do not feel some kind of emotional or spiritual movement.
Even the inclusion of Ring Around The Moon on this DVD can't detract from the sheer quality of the other three episodes on here.
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Classic Sci FiBy FarrukhsHoney (471 reviews) from Basildon , 02 Jul 2009Better than the TV series UFO. Far fetched in places but never the less worth seeing
Classic TVBy reaper63 (8 reviews) from Grantham , 02 Nov 2007A bit dated with today's modern effects but this is classic tv at its best if like me your old enough to remember when it was on TV you'll love it and if your young enough to watch the Sci Fi chanel you'll love it to
go back to your childhoodBy a customer from E. Horsley,Surrey , 24 Sep 2007This is a top TV Sci-Fi series from back in the 70,s,was great then ,and still is,Barbara Bain looks fantastic,I very much like the white plastic chairs the people sit on,great! If you are in your 40,s go on ,rent this and go back to your childhood,
Moonbase in SpaceBy a customer from Lancaster , 28 Jun 2007A Gerrry/Sylvia Anderson live action and puppet spectacular. Front man, Martin Landau as John Koenig, Moonbase Alpha Commander, has a very different role to that of the suave, charming, Rollin Hand of Mission Impossible. John Koenig is heavier in terms of mass and weight of responsibility and seems perpetually under stress. But I suppose being responsible for 300 lives on a moon that is drifting aimlessly in space does have its problems. Barbara Bain, Dr Helena Russell (aka Cinnamon Carter from Mission Impossible) looks as white as a sheet but maybe that is to suppressing her feelings for John (their love story isn't explicit). Barry Morse as the Scientist is a bit of light relief and so are some of the aliens they encounter (including Christopher Lee, Joan Collins) in some very far fetched storylines but hell, this is space and anything could happen. View and enjoy.
Space 1999 - a cut above the restBy Paul Davies from Birmingham , 25 Feb 2007Apart from the episode 'Space Brain' which features killer fire extinguisher foam - most of these stories are quite watchable. Token gesture 'guest stars' are shoe horned into the plots, but this makes them more watchable. I probably give this four stars for the feel-good factor and memories these bring back rather than their quality and star-trek-like stories. One irritation is that damn doctor who always (like Columbo) just has a hunch and is nine times out of ten absolutely spot-on correct. Rent for the sheer strangeness and feel-good factor, stories get a bit lame towards the end of the first series but stick with it.
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