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September 13th, 1999: the freak explosion of atomic waste dumps blasts the Moon out of Earth orbit, hurling the 311 men and women of Moonbase Alpha into the far reaches of space.

Space 1999 – Group Three/ITC/RAI – 1973/75
24 episodes x 50 mins

Executive Producer: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Sylvia Anderson
Directors: Lee H. KatzinCharles CrichtonRay AustinDavid Tomblin & Bob Kellett
Director of Photography: Frank Watts BSC
Production Designer: Keith Wilson
Story Consultant: Christopher Penfold
Script Editor: Edward di Lorenzo & Johnny Byrne
Moon City Costumes Designed by Rudi Gernreich
Special Effects Supervisor: Brian Johnson
Special Effects Director: Nick Allder
Music by Barry Gray
Additional Music: Tomaso AlbinoniJack Arel & Pierre DutourGiampiero BoneschiPaul Bonneau & Serge Lancen,
Chuck CasseyFrank CordellVic Elms & Alan WillisRobert FarnonBeda FoltenMike Hankinson,
Gustav HolstRoger RogerDavid SnellHarry SosnikJim Sullivan & Georges Teperino

Martin Landau, Clifton Jones, Andy Dempsey, Raymond Harris, Barbara Bain, Anton Phillips, Mike Stevens, Annie Lambert, Barry Morse, Suzanne Roquette, Robert Phillips, Binu Balini, Prentis Hancock, Loftus Burton, Sarah Bullen, Andrew Sutcliffe, Nick Tate, Tony Allyn, June Bolton, Barbara Kelly, Zienia Merton, Quentin Pierre, James Fagan

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  • Andrew

    i have series 1 on blu ray and i love it i don’t care that it’s dated in anyway. the stories are still good.

  • Glenn McCrabb

    Andrew, it hasn’t dated in any way at all. It is the best TV show ever made and always will be.

  • Eagle Transporter – possibly the best-designed spaceship in Sci-fi ever.

    If this show is ever brought back, don’t mess with the Eagles, please.

    • Mike

      Absolutely agree. Totally devine piece of design. I never tire of looking at the Eagle.

  • Mike

    In my opinion season 1 of Space 1999 holds up as one of the all time greats of tv sci fi. I would say arguably Gerry’s finest work. There’s an error at top of page, surely you mean 48 episodes!

  • Scott

    Mike –
    The “24 episodes” above may actually be intentional. Remember, Gerry was only credited as producer for season one. Season two was produced by Fred Freiberger. Gerry didn’t want a producer credit for season two since he didn’t care for many of the changes Fred wanted to make to please the American executives of ITV. He is only credited as as “created by” for season two. You’ll notice it only lists Barry Gray for the music and not Derek Wadsworth (who composed the season two music.) Also, neither Catherine Schell nor Tony Anholt are included in the cast list.
    I believe they are only counting season one for the purposes of this site, possibly since season two did not represent Gerry’s vision.
    But, yes, totally agree that Space:1999 is still one of the greatest sci-fi series ever made and the Eagle is hands down the coolest spaceship ever designed!

    • Mike

      Thanks for reply. Isn’t Gerry credited as Executive Producer on both series though?

  • barry a. siegel

    do you ship to the us?

    • jamie

      Hi Barry, yes we can ship to the US for you.

  • Rosario Ferrara

    1st. As it was told by victor bergman, it WAS NOT a nuclear explosion, but an electro-magnetical bang caused by the overloading of atomic energy in a little place…
    2nd. In the number of survivors at the BREACKAWAY, it should be clear the status of simmonds, who represented the earth authority, and bergman, who was there only for private purposes connected with his scientific studies… BOTH OF THEM WEREN’T PART OF ALPHA MOONBASE CREW!
    [in the loving memory of gerry anderson]

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