Re-Watching Space: 1999

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Mysterion, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Yossarianator

    Yossarianator Commodore Commodore

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    I'd still take THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK over any of them...but that's me.
     
  2. Marc

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    You could be right there. Just checked Voyager's Return and Jeremy Kemp (aka Robert Picard) was guest star and the actor who play the young scientist was "guest artist".
     
  3. Christopher

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    ^That makes sense. An artist is just any old performer, but a star is someone important, a headliner. If you think about it, it's kind of weird that we've come to use "guest star" to refer to any guest performer.
     
  4. Yossarianator

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    Even when a TV show or film says 'guest starring,'' it's not always a household name. But it's a tipoff that their character will at least be semi-important.
     
  5. Marc

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    just watched the first episode of Moonbase 3. Just wonder how it could have gone with the budget of Space:1999 instead of the BBC.

    And I think at least one seats from the shuttle turned up in Blake's 7 :)
     
  6. Mr Awe

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    I just ordered the DVD set of this. Curious to see what Letts and Dicks left Doctor Who to do. Based on reviews, I'm setting my expectations low!
     
  7. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    I watched tonight the episode with Italian actor Giancarlo Prete, who Sylvia Anderson says Landau was threatened by.

    "The Troubled Spirit" is completely stupid and makes no sense—there's a plant seance!

    However, Landau squares his shoulders more and takes a heroic stance whenever he's in a scene with Prete, who is obviously more muscular and younger than Landau. (TBH, those moon outfits don't do Landau any favors.)
     
  8. Cosmic Consciousness

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    I think "The Troubled Spirit" excels at creating a completely creepy atmosphere. YMMV.
     
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  9. Christopher

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    A very '70s idea, both the speculation about plants having feelings/sentience and the fashion for mysticism and seances.
     
  10. Mysterion

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    Where'd you find it? Was looking on Amazon to no avail.
     
  11. Mr Awe

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    Amazon UK. I have a region free player.
     
  12. Mysterion

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    Gotcha, thanks.
     
  13. diankra

    diankra Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Still surprised, thought it went for silly prices now!
     
  14. diankra

    diankra Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well, recent discoveries about plant root messaging make it less unlikely. But Bergman's comment about knowing plants have nervous systems and minds is still a big "WHAT???"
     
  15. Mr Awe

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    I saw one listed on Amazon US for $700 or so! Reasonably priced on Amazon UK. Although, only a few were left. Got mine for $50-ish including international shipping.
     
  16. diankra

    diankra Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It's worth seeing, but not sure I'd pay 50.

    BTW, Letts and Dicks made it between seasons (to be precise, between Time Warrior and Dinosaurs), not after Who.
     
  17. Mr Awe

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    Well, seeing what else they've worked on will be worth it.

    Ah, I must've misremembered. I could've sworn that I heard interviews with them talking about them working on it after DW. But, I guess not! Did you mean between Green Death and Time Warrior by chance--in order to be between season.
     
  18. diankra

    diankra Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Nope. Who often made a serial or two for the next run before the season break (seasons 1-5, 8_12, 18 & 19).
     
  19. Mr Awe

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    I knew they did that for other seasons, such as Terror of the Zygons. But, didn't know about this one. So, they brought Sladen in for the one story and then had her come back later to do the rest I guess.
     
  20. diankra

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    The weirdest one is maybe 11/12, where Baker and co were on location for Robot while Pertwee was still in studio for Spiders.
    The advance recording for seasons 2 and 3 was due to BBC1 advancing the tx break; season finales were meant to be DIOE and Mission.
     
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