This neat set offers the show digitally in a restored high definition transfer, with Dolby 5. Space: 1999 had plenty of money and experience with this sort of show, but no one seemed to know what it was all about. In a move reminiscent of the series original production, both interest and funding for the restoration took many years in between the release of the first season on Blu-ray. It just so happened that on this day some restoration work was being done on the first series of Space: 1999 and I got to see first-hand how good this series was going to look on Blu-ray. Then, my interest in the programs continued to grow. Not a bad thing but it does remind me of the original Star Trek series, probably because of Fred Freiberger's involvement as producer.
The new edit also has a pumping refrain, as an action scene should, but much more dignified. My name is Greg Bakun. Not a good choice I would have said! Maya has always been a favorite of mine with the cool, and cheap-but-effective, morphing effect. Overall, the stories are very inventive and there are 24 of them in the series, lots of viewing and enough to keep you going for one day non-stop. It looks as good as an feature film from the period. Everything about these two episodes is hilariously naff and utterly brilliant. Initially, the ratings were unexpectedly good in America, and a second series was commissioned.
Almost all of this material is interesting; fans of the series should be enthralled. The special effects for the time 1974 are fantastic on a big screen tv. Chief among these was Maya, an alien princess with the ability to metamorph into other creatures. Buy the 'complete series' season 1 + 2 as it is cheaper than either the 'Complete Series 1' or 'Complete Series 2' Box set. 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 --experience a cataclysm that causes the moon to break away from Earth's orbit and travel endlessly through space, turning our heroes into unintentional explorers. It has a relatively small but fiercely loyal fan following, understandable given its many fine qualities.
He would also preside over the final run of Space: 1999 episodes. Space 1999 — The Complete Series 2 will be released on September 28th 2015. The governments of the world are using our lunar satellite as a gigantic storage facility for all of Earth's nuclear waste, when the unthinkable happens: in September of 1999, one of the dozens of massive underground nuclear waste stockpiles is accidentally detonated, which causes a chain reaction explosion that literally blasts our moon out of orbit. Moonbase Alpha is wandering the universe both in space and time after an explosion of a nuclear dump sent the Moon out of its orbit from Earth to travel amongst the stars. I don't remember what happened, if anything. Part of the second season, Jonathan Wood has taken the soundtrack and re-edited and re-scored it as if it were made for series one.
Once again you can see all the first season in all it's glory and the picture is dramatic The only drawback is that it is in region 2 format, requiring a multi regional Blu-ray player. Series two of Space: 1999 just happened to be in production at Pinewood Studios at the time. Space: 1999 — The Complete Second Series is out now from Network. Audio quality is vastly improved by the 5. The first noticeable difference comes as the first scenes now open the episode as a pre-credits sequence. You really have to be obsessive to see it.
The word on the street is that, unlike the first season release on Blu-ray back in 2010, the rendering to High Definition was a lot more difficult for this follow-up set of stories. Shot in 1976 during production of series two these look to be sourced from home video. Then there are the fans that view the first outing as too somber, colourless and boring with the sophomore year as action-packed with new, more likable characters. I was frequently startled by the many directional sound effects and the extra oomph of the music tracks. This extra was produced back in 1976 by a group of film students asked to make a short film about the production of a television series.
However, with age comes a greater understanding of things, like philosophy and continuity, where the talkie-talkie bits stand on their own merits. Indeed, music-only audio is available on all but of the 24 episodes, which are presented across five discs. Sure it may seem out of place, but it also gave the characters a chance for some nice personal interaction as friends. With so many programs in my collection with more being added all the time it is harder and harder to choose something to watch while still having time to watch my favourites. Unfortunately none of the extras have been restored including still photos which can only be viewed in slide show fashion with no pause option! And that was where it all went amiss. For years I have been an avid collector of British television. It was a heady time for Futurism, there was so much going on then.
One of their favourite characters was Alan Carter, so plans for a new face to fill the void were shelved. There are no computer enhanced images. Do you have feedback, article requests or want to talk about a program but do not want to leave a public comment? In those days, computers were pretty useless to say the least. Also starring Barbara Bain as Dr. He was replaced by Dr Ben Vincent Geoffrey Kissoon for seven stories and within his run, we had Dr Raul Nunez, played by Raul Newey for an episode , followed by Dr Ed Spencer Sam Dastor for the final three stories. They were the only two episodes of this series I could actually remember vividly from back when I was seven-years-old. Everything you loved about this old school sci-fi series is made even better now thanks to this seriously upgraded 1080p presentation.
Both Blessed and Schell had already been guest stars in different series One episodes, but after being rescued by Koenig from Psychon before its destruction, Maya is quickly assimilated into the crew of Moonbase Alpha as its logically-minded science advisor. No matter which faction you fall into there is no doubt that release of Space: 1999 The Complete Series Two on Blu-ray has been a long time coming. If you fancy rewatching from the beginning, why not try the episode order beneath this article, which goes by the days since leaving Earth orbit as noted in the dialogue of the episodes with a couple of fudges which have to be taken into account? And, it proves Johnson has an amazing memory! I find it interesting that Gerry Anderson suggested the Alphen's survival was the result of Divine Intervention at the end of the very difficult series 1. Those circumstances: the 311 crew members of Moonbase Alpha--including Commander John Koenig Martin Landau , Chief Medical Officer Dr. An interesting production inclusion, especially when you can compare to the original shooting script provided also. As with the original series release, the audio for each episode has been re-mastered to new 5. Had they not, the miniatures most certainly would have ended up on Space: 1999, something that would have had Kubrick waking up screaming in the middle of the night.