Science fiction fantasy
- Nov 14, 2013
does anyone like space 199season 1 or 2?or both.how doe sit rate against star trek.
I'd have rather seen UFO renewed (which was the reason the Moonbase sets were built) and the whole idea of the Moon leaving the Earth without any consequences, and flying through space at the speed of a different solar system every week, well, even as a child, I found that way too much af a suspension of disbelief. On the other hand, British SF TV was limited and today it is hard to understand that anything at all was preferable to nothing.
Wasn't The proposed sequel series called UFO 1999 ?
Sorry for the 3-years-later reply but you have misunderstood my earlier post. Long before the idea of any sequels, or even of Space 1999 itself, there was just UFO. It got cancelled (I think there was a nationwide shortage of purple wigs and silver lipstick) but the sets that would have been the Moonbase in the next season had already been built. Therefore, a new series was devised using those sets - Space 1999 was born.
I've no idea about any new sequel/re-imaging. I'd very much doubt it would be successful. If I could choose to bring back any British series then it would have to be Blake's 7.
I have not seen UFO(I don't remember it if I had) but 1999 always played on tv.
I remember the shapeshifter alien the best but I don't remember anything about the stories.
I read that the Andersons wanted Robert Culp and Katherine Ross initially.
It has a kind of "british" sound to it that you can detect in 60s-70s tv and movies. Sort of a grand hall performance full orchestra feeling with an electric guitar thrown in between the big drums.
The humans would have lots to do on top of surviving on limited resources.
No cool Eagle flights when your show focuses on staying home and pickling vegetables. Not a lot going on on the moon.The "surviving on limited resources" bit is all you need. Would make a seriously good, interesting, hard decisions about life or death series. Like The Martian but with more people and less duct tape. You wouldn't need the 'mysterious barrier' either to get things started. Just jigger the politics, add an ecological disaster, and make the governments of Earth not willing or able to support the Moon colony any more... or pay for them to be evacuated.
No cool Eagle flights when your show focuses on staying home and pickling vegetables. Not a lot going on on the moon.
The Martian is a survival story, but also travel. Moonies got nowhere to go.
I'm not saying that wouldn't be worthwhile SF, it just doesn't sound like a show that would resemble the travel/adventure aspects of Space 1999, since the moon is so homogenous that there would be little reason to leave the base.Survival story yes. They are always fascinating - look at the endurance of the Robinson Crusoe story. But there's more to it than that. The limited ecosystem they would have on a moonbase would mean all sorts of issues could be explored as a direct analogy with the equally limited (but immensely larger) eco-system we have on earth. What for instance would happen if one of the characters fell pregnant? Could the system sustain a population increase - if so how many? And who decides? How is this station governed? military? civilian? gang of techies who took over the central power distribution network? Abortion and union rights as SF. Without getting into banned realms those are discussions being had very vociferously at the moment - and for the past 100 years - and aren't going to go away soon.
If you want your SF to be just about Zap! Pow! Whoosh! "Bypass main power to auxiliary control and fire the photon charges!", then the old Space 1999 is just the thing. But personally I want a bit more from my fiction. And even more from my science fiction.
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