Space: 1999, Set 2

Space: 1999, Set 2

     
 

A&E Entertainment continues the series of Space 1999, the British television series from the mid-'70s that starred Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, with its second set on DVD. Not much has changed with set number two. Once again fans will be happy they were released at all, but the general quality might leave them disappointed in the overall package. Each setSee more details below

Overview

A&E Entertainment continues the series of Space 1999, the British television series from the mid-'70s that starred Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, with its second set on DVD. Not much has changed with set number two. Once again fans will be happy they were released at all, but the general quality might leave them disappointed in the overall package. Each set has two volumes with six episodes, which run about 50 minutes each. This set features "Missing Link, "The Guardian of Piri, "Force of Life, "Alpha Child, "The Last Sunset, and "Voyager's Return." All are presented full frame as originally shown on television, but once again A&E Entertainment has done next to no restoration work, which is greatly needed. While image quality isn't horrendous, these episodes suffer from a large amount of grain and are never very sharp in detail. The sound is a two-channel mono and is no more or less than would be expected. Dialogue is clear and distortion-free, but the lack of any real depth or surround material seems rather lacking. Unfortunately, the extras are a disappointment -- production photos with a couple of behind-the-scenes shots don't amount to much. As with the first set though, credit has to be given that these episodes have made it to DVD at all.

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The ambitious Space: 1999 was produced in 1975 by British sci-fi TV legends Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, the husband-and-wife puppeteer auteur team that gave the world "supermarionation" and such cherished kids TV staples as Thunderbirds. The series posited a base camp on the Moon, Alpha, that was the unwitting victim of a devastating explosion that occurs when all of Earth's atomic waste -- sent up to and plunged into the lunar surface because it seemed like a good idea at first -- blows up. This sends the third rock from the sun's sole natural satellite careening off into uncharted space, with the waste-station team along for the ride. The cast is led by the erstwhile Mission: Impossible partners and off-screen husband-and-wife Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, with many British TV greats filling guest roles from time to time. Most memorable is Barry Morse, who makes an especially delicious character of Professor Victor Bergman through the show's first season. Remastered from the original 35 mm prints, the A&E DVD releases begin with six episodes into each DVD collection. Set 2: Volumes 7-12 includes: "Missing Link," "Guardian of Piri," "Force of Life," "Alpha Child," "The Last Sunset," and "Voyager's Return" (not Star Trek" Voyager, of course).

Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/2001
UPC:
0733961701517
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
5:12:00

Special Features

Photo gallery on production stills; Interactive menus; Scene selection

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Space: 1999, Set 2
1. Crash [3:12]
2. No Readings [12:28]
3. Permanent Guest [13:24]
4. A While Longer [9:52]
5. Which World? [9:46]
6. Failure [3:32]
1. Mistake [3:54]
2. Experiment [10:31]
3. Power of the Guardian [13:00]
4. Threat [8:05]
5. Perfection [14:46]
6. Time Restored [1:46]
1. Generating Area [6:52]
2. Freezing Effect [9:51]
3. Restricted [13:06]
4. Connection [6:52]
5. "Cut the Power" [12:31]
6. "I Don't Understand" [2:51]
Disc #2 -- Space: 1999, Set 2
1. It's a Boy [3:12]
2. Normal [12:28]
3. Fooled All of Us [13:24]
4. "You Were Right" [9:52]
5. Exchange [9:46]
6. They Had No Choice [3:32]
1. The Gift [3:54]
2. Air [10:31]
3. Eagle Down [13:00]
4. Lost [8:05]
5. Rescue [14:46]
6. No More Sunshine [1:46]
1. Voyager One [6:52]
2. Dr. Ernst Queller [9:51]
3. The Doctor's Discovery [13:06]
4. A Second Chance [6:52]
5. Repercussions [12:31]
6. Atonement [2:51]

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