Exploring Space: 1999: An Episode Guide and Complete History of the Mid-1970s Science Fiction Television Series

Exploring Space: 1999: An Episode Guide and Complete History of the Mid-1970s Science Fiction Television Series

by John Kenneth Muir

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Overview

Starring internationally renowned actors Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Barry Morse and Catherine Schell, the British-made Space: 1999 was the only truly original space adventure of the mid-1970s. Sandwiched between the demise of the original Star Trek and the opening of the Stars Wars series on the big screen, Space: 1999 featured a richly-visualized world where space was terrifying and mysterious, where not all problems were solvable by technology and the space travelers were very human. From the science fiction show's conception in 1973 to its cancellation in 1977, this reference work covers each of the 48 episodes in depth, including a full plot synopsis, writer, director, guest star credits, and critical commentary that examines both the episode and other shows that have used similar plotlines. The popularity of Space: 1999 memorabilia and its many fan clubs are fully discussed, along with the possibility of a future movie or reunion show that would tie up the loose ends caused by the show's abrupt cancellation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786455270
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 222
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Kenneth Muir is the author of more than 20 reference books covering science fiction and horror on film and television. He is creator of the Internet sci-fi series The House Between (www.thehousebetween.com) and his popular blog can be found at reflectionsonfilmandtelevision.blogspot.com.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1

Part I: The History 5
Part II: The Episodes 15
THE FIRST YEAR 15
Season Overview 15
Season Cast and Credits 20

THE SECOND YEAR 83
The New Producer 83
Interview with the Psychon 88
Season Overview 92
Cancellation 96
Season Cast and Credits 99

Part III: A Summary of Critical Commentary 155
Part IV: Fans and Collectibles 177

Epilogue 191

Notes 195
Bibliography 197
Index 199

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