Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Galileo7, Aug 17, 2018.
Yeah, that was Brian Blessed.
I recently rewatched the pilot episode and, God, If they ever had a scientific consultant in this series, he must have ran away screaming. "Dark Side of the moon"? Really?
So the writers were listening to a little too much Pink Floyd.
According to Wikipedia, "Gerry and Sylvia Anderson were surprised and disappointed that the public (and critics) never granted them the suspension of disbelief given to other science-fiction programmes.".
The problem is that Space: 1999 depicted itself as "serious sci-fi" and not as a kids' show or even "science fantasy" à la Star Wars. So all scientific inconsistencies are less forgivable...
Helena was the most squeamish doctor I've ever seen outside of B.J. Hunnicutt on his first day in Korea, and not just from this scene.
I can't agree. The first season was heavy on surrealism and mysticism, and on the theme of human science's inability to comprehend the mysteries of the universe. It was quite clear that it wasn't trying to portray science in a realistic way.
There has never been any correlation between how serious a genre show is and how plausible its science is. Usually even the serious ones are basically space fantasy -- that's far more the norm than the exception where TV and movies are concerned. Heck, Moore's Galactica was every bit as much a work of magic-realist space opera as Space: 1999 season 1, if not even more so, complete with a literal God and angels and prophets and destiny. And they don't get much seriouser than that one.
That greater forces at play was what I loved about the first season of the show. They were in an inexplicable universe to what they knew as ordinary Earth folks but hints were given that they were at the start of much bigger things as a species. The spaceship graveyard was one of my favorite inexplicable aliens with a creature right out of Lovecraft. What was it, why was it there, who cares? The visceral fight against the thing was all about surviving in an environment that was indifferent to human existence at best and lethal at worst yet their human survival depended on embracing their humanity and their community on Alpha.
I also liked Keonig's development in the first season. He is a bureaucrat at the start and is no fit at all as a deep space mission commander. Learning to become a capable deep space commander for the Alphans was pretty well done and Landau did a decent job at portraying a guy who was basically a new gas station manager at the start who had to be a space ship commander by the end keeping his peole alive in an environment that was generally unwholesome for human life.
Space wasn't woo-ahh cool like Trek, it could be, but it could turn into something very bad in an instant.
I liked the fan made Final Message from Moonbase Alpha made some years ago. It had a nice first season feel to it with its ending.
Brian Johnson posted an updated Mark IX Hawk design:
Can some one finish Tripods!?
I KNEW I shouldn't have thrown my Space 1999 lunchbox away after 1st grade.
I'm glad he found something to do after leaving AC/DC.
Unless this reboot has what I'd already mentioned I'd like to see (a space station/L-5 habitat that is sent on this voyage rather than an entire planet), count me as not interested. I hope that it fails, even with the cool resisign of the ships.
Geez, if you don't want to watch it, don't. But why should you care whether anyone else likes it?
If it's a continuation of the show then why? Most of the actors who were in it have died or are too old to be interested I'm sure! If it's a reboot then it's going to be bad just like that Galactica thing was and how DSC is right now!
If it is a reboot television series with a new cast playing the original characters , then I hope it will be like the J.J. Abrams Star Trek movies or the Netflix Lost In Space reboot.
I don't see how it could be anything else, given that 1999 was quite a while ago and the Moon is still up there.
Yes, I know the title/setting year will be changed, as was the year of the Jupiter 2 launch in Lost In Space Netflix. My question is will they reboot it from the "breakaway" of the Moon or will it be a continuation of the original Space:1999 as the "next generation" of Alphans are still on the Moon Alpha Base forty something years later.
Or... they want you to believe that?
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