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Old July 22 2010, 05:05 AM   #16
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Re: Space: 1999 arrives on Blu-Ray!

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I've never seen it. Is it worth taking a look at? And is it worth taking a look at on Blu-Ray?
I think the first season definitely is. The second season (if they release it later), not so much.
Aah, "Moonbase Alpha"...Yeah, it was pretty low-res even when it was new, by modern F/X standards. But back then, it was a breath of fresh air. Personally, I loved the shots of models of spacecraft taking off from and landing on miniature launchpads. They evoked Luna's airless surface better than any other show to date.
But then, the writers took in in a weird direction, with interdimensional travel, and it got harder to suspend disbelief.
Now that there's finally a real chance of a REAL Moonbase, I propose that we name whatever its center turns out to be, "Harriman Square."
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Old July 22 2010, 11:48 AM   #17
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Re: Space: 1999 arrives on Blu-Ray!

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I've never seen it. Is it worth taking a look at? And is it worth taking a look at on Blu-Ray?
I think the first season definitely is. The second season (if they release it later), not so much.
Aah, "Moonbase Alpha"...Yeah, it was pretty low-res even when it was new, by modern F/X standards. But back then, it was a breath of fresh air. Personally, I loved the shots of models of spacecraft taking off from and landing on miniature launchpads. They evoked Luna's airless surface better than any other show to date.
But then, the writers took in in a weird direction, with interdimensional travel, and it got harder to suspend disbelief.
While the visuals and much of the character's serious, sedate atmosphere were strongly influenced by 2001; the series itself was no stranger to bizarre space opera happenstance and sci-fi paranormalities. Pretty much the entire premise of the moon propelled out of Earth's orbit and periodically warping in and out of solar systems as part of a natural progression doesn't withstand much scientific scrutiny, but such is the way of things.

I think it's got a dozen pretty fun episodes in the first season and a visual aesthetic that I've always liked (I grew up with this show, really) so I might go and grab the Blu-Ray. I'm not a huge Gerry Anderson fan; and British sci-fi TV is largely something I give a pass to, but I've always liked this one show.

It's funny to think the show is now set eleven years in the past; and I remember when 1999 sounded like some distant future year (even when it was less than a decade away), memories...
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Old July 22 2010, 09:04 PM   #18
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Re: Space: 1999 arrives on Blu-Ray!

Well, the greatest and most visually impressive sci-fi show ever made comes to bluray. Network DVD have just announced a British release, which I suppose would be a preferable option - one presumes it would run at the correct speed for a start. However, I was just wondering whether it owuld be worth investing in this. I've already got the Network DVD set, which is fantastic quality - and in straitened financial times, I seriously have to wonder how much better it can possibly look. I'm also aware of the fact that the DVD exposes some of the production techniques - wires and so on - and for instance, Peter Cushing's ethereal world in Missing Link looked dreamy and strange when I saw it on VHS - now I can quite clearly see it's filmed inside a back-lit tent! Do I really want any more clarity? How much is too much? If it shows us things that the creators never intended...
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Old July 22 2010, 09:43 PM   #19
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I had such a crush on Martin Landau. God, what was wrong with me?

But then I also preferred Spock to Kirk, and liked James Coburn. Strange, these are all skinny guys ... I've preferred big guys (tall, broad-shouldered, big-chested) to skinny ones for decades.
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Old July 23 2010, 05:15 PM   #20
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This was another show I never expected - in fact assumed - couldn't be released to Blu-Ray. Nice to be proven wrong. And the fact they're "restoring" not "redoing" is something I applaud. Just shows again how unnecessary the redoing of the special effects on Trek TOS was (though that was proven when the unaltered TOS episodes came out on Blu-Ray).

Definitely one I'll consider getting. Now that A&E has Blu-Ray'd The Prisoner and Space: 1999, does that mean UFO, the Supermarionation shows, and Farscape (recently reissued by A&E) might be next?

Alex

PS. This will probably be my last post here. I won't name names or point at specific threads, but the atmosphere at TrekBBS has become extremely unwelcoming in recent weeks for anyone with opinions about TV shows, formats, etc. and I really am not interested in getting flamed every time I open my mouth. Hell, someone's probably gonna flame me for knocking Trek Remastered on this post. Well, have at it. I'm outta here. Which is a shame because I wouldn't have known about Space: 1999 on BD if it weren't for this board. Fortunately I can still read threads without having to contribute, so I become a lurker...
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Old July 23 2010, 06:39 PM   #21
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I had such a crush on Martin Landau. God, what was wrong with me?
I've never managed to get over my crush on Nick Tate!
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Old March 20 2013, 12:59 PM   #22
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you Space: 1999 fans will be interested to learn that Lionsgate has just listed Season Two for Blu-ray release on 5/7 on Amazon. We do believe this is the real deal. A&E’s distribution recently switched from New Video to Lionsgate here in the States, so it’s quite possible that Lionsgate made the title a propriety. We’ve got inquiries into all the right people at Lionsgate, A&E and Network in the U.K., so as soon as we have more official details we’ll let you know. But last we’d heard it was planned for sometime “late in 2013” so a May release is certainly plausible. More as it comes in.
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/column...ts/031913_1445

I wonder i the development of the remake is also moving foreard with a pilot in the next 14 months?
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Old March 20 2013, 08:07 PM   #23
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Old March 20 2013, 08:11 PM   #24
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I've never seen it. Is it worth taking a look at? And is it worth taking a look at on Blu-Ray?
I think the first season definitely is. The second season (if they release it later), not so much.
Agree.
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Old March 20 2013, 11:16 PM   #25
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Re: Space: 1999 arrives on Blu-Ray!

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But then, the writers took in in a weird direction, with interdimensional travel, and it got harder to suspend disbelief.
It was unavoidable. Even before the series' debut, the comparisons to all things TOS was so bad, the producers probably felt it turning up the sci-fi. "Trekian" elements were a must in order to compete with a Trek that was growing in popularity at the time.

As far as the Blu-Ray goes, it is a must-have.
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Old March 21 2013, 03:00 AM   #26
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I had such a crush on Martin Landau. God, what was wrong with me?
I've never managed to get over my crush on Nick Tate!
At least you crushed on Nick Tate! He was younger, fitter, and had a great accent. I crushed on Rollin Hand.

Of course, he looked...well-used...in that TNG episode, so many years later. Nick Tate, that is.

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Old March 22 2013, 01:46 PM   #27
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Finally, we’ve confirmed with all parties involved that the listing on Amazon for Space: 1999 – Season Two on Blu-ray is actually for DVD – the very same disc released by A&E and New Video previously, just re-issued by Lionsgate. Network in the U.K. tells me they are well along in developing plans for the Blu-ray release of Season Two, but don’t expect it before mid-2014.
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/column...ts/032113_1400

oh well.
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