Space 1999

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  • TV-14
  • 1975
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.3  (7,736)

Space 1999 is a science fiction television show created and produced by British science fiction legend Gerry Anderson. Although the work for which Anderson became famous was done with puppets, such as Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlett, by the mid 1970s Anderson had switched to live action TV shows. Space 1999 ran for two seasons totaling 48 episodes running for around 50 minutes each; at the time of production backed by the British distributor ITC the show was the most expensive ever produced in the U.K. Now seen as a classic of 1970s science fiction Space 1999 has long been rumored for a potential reboot as either a TV show or movie. The plot of Space 1999 revolves around the people living on a Moon based research center called Moon Base Alpha. On the near side of the Moon the scientists of the Moon base are working while the dark side of the Moon is being used as an illegal dumping ground for Earth's nuclear waste. In an event never completely explained the nuclear waste dump explodes sending the Moon out of its Earthbound orbit and the residents of the base on a journey through space where they encounter alien lifeforms. Sharing a special effects expert with the Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey makes Space 1999 share similar special effects to the movie. The first season also shares the idea of an alien presence on the Moon guiding the Moon Base Alpha inhabitants, who number 311 on their journey to find a new planet to call home. By the commencement of the second season Space 1999 switches away from an unknown hand guiding events to more common plot themes with a different alien race or monster encountered each week. At the time of production the series was famous for the appearance of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain as the American stars of the show, appearing as Commander John Koenig and Doctor Helena Russell; Landau and Bain were married at the time of production.

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The Dorcons
24. The Dorcons
May 1, 1978
The Dorcons - the most powerful race in the galaxy - demand that the Alphans hand Maya over to them. Koenig refuses, until Moonbase Alpha is savagely attacked and invaded! Then, having let them take Maya he makes a desperate attempt to save her.
Devil's Planet
23. Devil's Planet
September 8, 1977
Answering a distress signal, Commander Koenig is forced to crash-land his Eagle on Entra - moon of the planet Ellna - which turns out to be the planet's penal colony.
The Immunity Syndrome
22. The Immunity Syndrome
September 1, 1977
Intergalactic adventures of the space-travelling Moonbase Alpha team. Commander Koenig and the team find what appears to be an inhabitable planet.
Dorzak
21. Dorzak
August 25, 1977
A space ship arrives on Moonbase Alpha carrying a prisoner, whom Maya (Koenig is away on a mission) is astonished to learn is Dorzak, a survivor from her planet, Psychon. But can he, a man of peace, really be guilty of the crimes of violence for which he is being exiled?
The Bringers of Wonder, Part 2
20. The Bringers of Wonder, Part 2
August 18, 1977
People from Earth have landed on Moonbase Alpha, promising to take the Alphans back home. Commander Koenig, however, sees not fellow human beings, but aliens, and tries to kill some of them.
The Bringers of Wonder, Part 1
19. The Bringers of Wonder, Part 1
August 11, 1977
Everyone on Moonbase is electrified by the arrival of a spaceship from earth. Everyone, that is, except Commander Koenig.
The Seance Spectre
18. The Seance Spectre
August 4, 1977
More adventures with the Moonbase Alpha team. A new planet is sighted, but is it habitable?
All That Glisters
17. All That Glisters
December 24, 1976
A battle for life with rock that pulsates with power, energy, intelligence and purpose....a rock fighting desperately for its own preservation.
One Moment of Humanity
16. One Moment of Humanity
December 17, 1976
A planet of human robots...but their complete mastery over those who have created them needs one further sense. They need the emotion that will enable them to kill. Can they learn from the Alphans?
The Lambda Factor
15. The Lambda Factor
December 10, 1976
A pretty, young Alpha technician dies a horrible and unexplained death.
The Beta Cloud
14. The Beta Cloud
December 3, 1976
A mystery illness strikes the Moon. An eerie cloud utters a sentence of death and a frightening space creature runs amok.
A Matter of Balance
13. A Matter of Balance
November 26, 1976
DWhile exploring an apparently lifeless planet, a member of Alpha's crew comes under the influence of an 'anti-matter' being.
Space Warp
12. Space Warp
November 19, 1976
Eagle One gets lost in space and, as if that isn't enough, Moonbase Alpha has problems.
Seed of Destruction
11. Seed of Destruction
November 12, 1976
An ice-cold replica of Commander Koenig takes control of the Moon - and orders its destruction.
Catacombs of the Moon
10. Catacombs of the Moon
November 5, 1976
Dr Helena Russell wages a desperate fight for the life of a girl whose husband has visions of Alpha being destroyed by fire.
The AB Chrysalis
9. The AB Chrysalis
October 29, 1976
A mystery planet declares war on the Moonbase. The Alphans have one chance - to negotiate with the aggressors.
The Rules of Luton
8. The Rules of Luton
October 22, 1976
A grim fight for survival takes place between Koenig and Maya and three weird aliens on a planet of living plants.
Brian the Brain
7. Brian the Brain
December 15, 1976
Intergalactic adventures of space-age Earth folk cast adrift from their lunar colony, Moonbase Alpha. The Alphans are hijacked by a robot - a living machine with a brain, a human voice and a terrifying secret.
The Mark of Archanon
6. The Mark of Archanon
October 8, 1976
A geological survey below the Moon's surface reveals the existence of a metallic cabinet. Inside are two figures, a man and a boy.
New Adam New Eve
5. New Adam New Eve
October 1, 1976
A saintly, impressive figure claims to be God, the creator of mankind. He offers Koenig and his companions a new Earth, a new Eden, where life can begin again.
The Taybor
4. The Taybor
September 25, 1976
A boisterous, flamboyant, larger-than-life trader from Hyper-space makes a remarkable appearance on the moon - and falls in love with Maya.
Journey to Where
3. Journey to Where
September 18, 1976
A voice comes through from Earth. With it, the hope of return to their own planet at last for the occupants of the runaway Moon and the end of their long journey through space but the space-wandering Alphans find themselves lost in the midst of time.
The Exiles
2. The Exiles
September 11, 1976
Mysterious objects appear in the space sky. In them are humans from another planet, preserved in a frozen state for 300 years. Two who return to consciousness on the moon have a grim story to tell. But can they be trusted?
The Metamorph
1. The Metamorph
September 4, 1976
Terror from a doomed planet - a planet of death, despite advanced scientific knowledge, But a new life for a beautiful girl who has learned the secrets of molecular transformation.
Journey Through The Black Sun
Journey Through The Black Sun

Trailer - 34 sec

Space 1999 30th Anniversary Edition Megaset-Disc 15
Space 1999 30th Anniversary Edition Megaset-Disc 15

Trailer - 50 sec

Space: 1999
Space: 1999

Trailer - 47 sec

Space 1999 30th Anniversary Edition Megaset-Disc 11
Space 1999 30th Anniversary Edition Megaset-Disc 11

Trailer - 43 sec

Space 1999 30th Anniversary Edition Megaset-Disc 6
Space 1999 30th Anniversary Edition Megaset-Disc 6

Trailer - 48 sec

Space 1999 30th Anniversary Edition Megaset-Disc 8
Space 1999 30th Anniversary Edition Megaset-Disc 8

Trailer - 53 sec

Description

Space 1999 is a science fiction television show created and produced by British science fiction legend Gerry Anderson. Although the work for which Anderson became famous was done with puppets, such as Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlett, by the mid 1970s Anderson had switched to live action TV shows. Space 1999 ran for two seasons totaling 48 episodes running for around 50 minutes each; at the time of production backed by the British distributor ITC the show was the most expensive ever produced in the U.K. Now seen as a classic of 1970s science fiction Space 1999 has long been rumored for a potential reboot as either a TV show or movie.

The plot of Space 1999 revolves around the people living on a Moon based research center called Moon Base Alpha. On the near side of the Moon the scientists of the Moon base are working while the dark side of the Moon is being used as an illegal dumping ground for Earth's nuclear waste. In an event never completely explained the nuclear waste dump explodes sending the Moon out of its Earthbound orbit and the residents of the base on a journey through space where they encounter alien lifeforms.

Sharing a special effects expert with the Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey makes Space 1999 share similar special effects to the movie. The first season also shares the idea of an alien presence on the Moon guiding the Moon Base Alpha inhabitants, who number 311 on their journey to find a new planet to call home. By the commencement of the second season Space 1999 switches away from an unknown hand guiding events to more common plot themes with a different alien race or monster encountered each week.

At the time of production the series was famous for the appearance of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain as the American stars of the show, appearing as Commander John Koenig and Doctor Helena Russell; Landau and Bain were married at the time of production.

Space 1999 is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (48 episodes). The series first aired on October 17, 1975.

Where to Watch Space 1999

Space 1999 is available for streaming on the ITV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Space 1999 on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, The Roku Channel Free, Apple TV, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 17, 1975
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (7,736)