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Academy Award winner Martin Landau and Emmy winner Barbara Bain star in one of science fiction's lost masterpieces. Premiering after Star Trek and before Star Wars - Space: 1999 offered TV audiences cinema styled special affects, grand expansive set design, and sleek ultra-modern costumes. Combining storylines both adventurous and cerebral, Space: 1999 has claimed a worldwide following - finding life beyond its titled date and securing its place in the 21st century and beyond.
This third set of the cult science fiction series, SPACE: 1999, nearly completes the show's first season. The acclaimed actor Martin Landau (who won the Academy Award for his performance in ED WOOD) and Emmy-winner Barbara Bain star as an adventurous, space travelling team. Attracted by its stylized sets, special effects, and futuristic costumes, audiences quickly became dedicated this lost sci-fi masterpiece.
Set 3 of Space: 1999 contains six more first-season episodes from Thunderbirds creators Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's 1975 British series. The castaways on Moonbase Alpha, led by Commander John Koenig (Martin Landau), continue their drift through the universe, where they encounter fantastic planets, oddball races, and cataclysmic perils.
- "Collision Course," Koenig must rely on "a thing called faith" when the moon seems headed for a too-close encounter with a massive planet. Unfortunately, the faith of his crew, including Chief Medical Officer Dr. Helena Russell (Landau''s Mission: Impossible costar and then wife Barbara Bain) and Professor Victor Bergman (Barry Morse, who relentlessly pursued David Janssen on The Fugitive) is lacking, and they mutiny.
- "Death's Other Dominion," the Alphans arrive at an ice-encrusted "lost paradise" planet, on which survivors of "the Uranus expedition of 1986" seek the secret of eternal life, and dissidents rise up to stop them.
- "The Full Circle" explores the nature of man when the Alphans encounter a race of cave dwellers.
- "End of Eternity," the Alphans learn not to "interfere with other people''s justice" when they unwittingly free an evil and quite unstoppable alien (Peter Bowles, much more civilized as Penelope Keith's friendly nemesis in the popular Britcom To the Manor Born.
- "War Games" might better be called "Mind Games," as Commander Koenig considers whether to launch an attack against alien space ships.
- "The Last Enemy," is a Middle East allegory that finds the Alphans literally caught between two perpetually warring planets.
Barbara Bain, Martin Landau
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