You will get a notification at the top of the site as soon as the current price equals or falls below your price. The drama here is often portentous and lugubrious. The interesting thing about this pair is that they had made their claim to fame despite Landau's long career in supporting roles on Mission: Impossible, a show where the plots always took precedence over the characters, and in fact the characters were usually pretending to be someone else to begin with. Fans of this show will most likely love this new Blu-ray set, which sports an extremely sharp image and bountiful supplements. It's somewhat ironic to note that Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, took over for Landau on Mission: Impossible.
Don't believe people complaining about bad acting. Space 1999 is a British science-fiction television series that ran for two seasons and originally aired from 1975 to 1977. The series was the last production by the partnership of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and was the most expensive series produced for British television up to that time. Nonetheless, this series has attained its own rather rabid cult fan base, and they will no doubt be thrilled to have this new release. How the Eagles the sub-light speed spacecraft used by the cast are able to keep up with or return to Moonbase Alpha when they depart is never explained as it would be nearly impossible to do so.
Directors: , , , Starring: , , , , , » Space: 1999 - Season 1 Blu-ray Review This is what happens when you party like it's 1975. You can also get an instant mobile notification with our iPhone- or Android app. The series was the last production by the partnership of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and was the most expensive series produced for British television up to that time. It's an often slow moving and portentous series that tried to be the Star Trek of its day, but instead often came closer to Lost in Space territory. .
He becomes so apathetic toward his job that he can't even muster up the energy to quit. This has pretty spotty video quality. The premise of Space: 1999 centres on the plight of the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha, a scientific research centre on the Moon. Frustrated in his attempts to be down-sized, Peter hatches a plot to embezzle the company. Base Alpha is a large, well lit and comfortable place some stylish seventies furniture, too which is home and prison at the same time. That increases the realism even if 1999 is well past. There's also a clean and lean look to a lot of the sets and costumes the main costumes were designed by 1960s topless bathing suit icon Rudi Gernreich.
American television is often predictable, and, truth be told, so is Space: 1999, but in a very different way than a lot of episodic fare from this side of the pond. In many other markets, Space: 1999 was consigned to the independent stations the bulk of whose programming usually consisted in old reruns of canceled network fare. Channel 4 when the show premiered. In some markets, that meant major players affiliated with top rated networks, affiliates who actually forsook the network programming to offer Anderson's series. What may disappoint some modern day viewers not previously acquainted with this series is its penchants toward beiges and whites, but if you look around, there are some wonderfully bright reds, green, blues and greens dotting the landscape, especially in some of the alien worlds the Moonbase Alpha residents visit. There's no denying that Space: 1999 doesn't devolve into the worst Lost in Space territory, but it similarly fails to rise to Star Trek levels in terms of thoughtfulness. Dialogue and underscore are almost always anchored in the front channels and are decently mixed.
It's hard to believe Gonzo's story at first, but Kermit and friends soon find themselves on an epic journey into outer space filled with plenty of intergalactic misadventures. Paul Morrow stagione 1 Tony Anholt: V. The reality turned out to be something at least a bit different from the pre-production hopes. The force of the blast propels the Moon like an enormous booster rocket, hurling it out of Earth orbit and into deep space at colossal speed, thus stranding the 311 personnel stationed on Alpha. Anderson was left holding the bag on some big sets and he wanted to get his money's worth, and for that perhaps atypical reason, Space: 1999 was developed.
Humanity had been storing its nuclear waste in vast disposal sites on the far side of the Moon, but when an unknown form of electromagnetic radiation is detected, the accumulated waste reaches critical mass and causes a massive thermonuclear explosion on 13 September 1999. The second series eliminated this montage. Helping to make up for that is an often fine supporting cast, including The Fugitive's Inspector Gerard, Barry Morse, here sporting his original British accent. Sylvia Anderson goes on at great length about Landau's obsessive need to be in every scene of the show, and his presence may in fact wear on some viewers. Along the way, they are joined by an alien woman with the ability to change herself into any living creature at will. Fantasy Comedy Science Fiction Family When Gonzo's breakfast cereal tells him that he's the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spring into action.
John Koenig stagioni 1-2 Barbara Bain: Dr. Matte paintings and some of the supposed interstellar work look wonderful, with high contrast footage that may in fact not rise to 2001's incredible heights, but which are at least pretty good in the annals of episodic 70s television. In terms of special effects and production design, Space: 1999 is a maddening combination of excellence and absurdity, almost as if Caligula's Danilo Donati had collaborated with 2001's Ernest Archer, Harry Lange and Anthony Masters. Would it be another Star Trek? Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, who had left Mission: Impossible by that time, were brought on board to assure sales in the American market. The inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha are unable to return to Earth and must survive on their wandering Moon as it is displaced further into unknown space by freak space warps.