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calendar131413391918193719391969197319741975197619771978197919821984198519861987199019921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320052006200720082009201020262074209921202870
AlanAlan CarterAlan and...Alan and ReginaAlan and SandraAlan in Temporary CommandAlan's MissionsAlan's Occasional Shoot First Tendency
AA Year in the Life!AarchonThe AB ChrysalisACACAPActs of ReparationAestheriaAleksandrAlex ScottThe AlienAlienAlien PeoplesAliens in Moonbase AlphaAlien TechnologyAlien WritingAlien-Built SpaceshipsAll that GlistersAllanAlphaAlpha: 2012Alpha: 2012 Registration PacketAlpha: 2012 Con BookletAlpha: 2012 Opening Ceremonies and Guest PanelAlpha: 2012 Judy Geeson Q&A PanelAlpha: 2012 Powysverse PanelAlpha: 2012 Anton Phillips Q&A PanelAlpha: 2012 Martin Landau Q&A PanelAlpha: 2012 Space: 2099 (Jace Hall) PanelAlpha: 2012 Robert Wood Panel (w/Correction)Alpha: 2012 Barbara Bain Q&A PanelAlpha: 2012 Chris Penfold Q&A PanelAlpha: 2012 Blam! Ventures (Drew Gaska) PanelAlpha ChildAlpha FacilitiesAlpha Facilities Chart in HallwayAlpha MoonbaseAlpha ObservedAlphan TechnologyAlphan VehiclesAlphan Weaponry"Alphans"AlphansAlternateAndersonAnnette FraserAnother Con, Another PlaceAnother Time, Another PlaceAnthony VerdeschiAnton GorskiApollo 11ArchanonsArchonArea B7Area OneArea TwoArraArtifical HeartAstro 7ATAPAtheriaAtomic DispersalAustinAustralia
BB2B4Barry GrayBarry MorseBartlettBeautiful FriendshipBenesBen VincentBernardBethaBetha vs. DeltaBetha vs. Delta: Battle of the Wandering MoonBethan GunshipBill FraserBiosphere IVBirds"Black Sun"Black SunBlack Sun Lifeboat EagleBlam! VenturesBlessedBMBob BrooksBob KellettBooksBOWBrain or Mind Damage"Breakaway"Breakaway (book)Breakaway (episode)Breakaway: Helena and Victor Visit Area TwoBreakaway: John and Victor Visit Area TwoBreakaway (quotes)Breakaway (event)Breakaway: The ConventionBrian BlessedBridges and AnchoragesBridge OneBridge TwoBridge FourThe Bringers of WonderThe Bringers of Wonder (part one)The Bringers of Wonder (part two)BrooksByrneBubblegum Cards
ConsConventionConventions by Country and YearConventions by Country, State/Prov, City, and YearConventions by Guest of HonorConventions by Year and Date
CCalendar YearsCapt.CaptainCaptain CarterCard GamesCarterCast and Characters (Regular and Semi-Regular)Cast by EpisodeCatacombs of the MoonCatherine SchellCatherine Schell Roles in GeneralCCCentury 21Character StudiesCharles CrichtonCharles WoodgroveChemical ElementsChief Commissioner TheiaChief EngineerChild(ren) on AlphaChlorineCleaClive KanderCollision CourseCmdr.ComLoCComlockComm.Command Center"Command Conference"Command ConferenceCommand of AlphaCommanderCommissionerCommissioners (Alien)Commissioners (Human)Commissioner Simmonds"Commlock"CommlockCommlocks Lost or DestroyedCommlock (fanzine)Communication InterferenceConnorConwayCosmoconnectionCosmoconnection FourCOTMCountriesCouplesCrawfordCrichtonCrom IICroton CrewCroton ShipCSCW
DDABDance of the FlammonDark Threads UniverseDave ReillyDavid TomblinDavid KanoDDDeath's Other DominionDeltaDerek WadsworthDerelictsDesertionDioneDirective FourDoctorDODDorcaDorconsThe Dorcons"Dorzak"Dorzak (character)Dorzak (episode)DotriceDragon's DomainDroplets
EagleEagleEagle 1Eagle 2Eagle 3Eagle 4Eagle 5Eagle 6Eagle 7Eagle 10Eagle 11Eagle 12Eagle 14Eagle 26Eagle 28Eagle 29Eagles in EpisodesEagle ForumEagle Parts (Other)Eagle SectionsEagles Lost or DamagedEagles Stolen or Hijacked"Eagle Transporter"Eagle Transporter (Website)Eagle Transporter ForumThe EagleEagle Aerie Alpha
Episode ListEpisodes (with Writer, Director , Loss/Gain, Days After Breakaway Information)Episodes (Compact Form, w/ Writer, Director , Days After Breakaway Information)
Episode...Episode CapsulesEpisode DirectorsEpisode WritersEpisode Titles PoemEpisodes Directed by Bob KellettEpisodes Directed by Charles CrichtonEpisodes Directed by David TomblinEpisodes Directed by Ray AustinEpisodes Directed by Tom CleggEpisodes Directed by Val GuestEpisodes Written by Anthony TerpiloffEpisodes Written by Charles WoodgroveEpisodes Written by Christopher PenfoldEpisodes Written by Donald JamesEpisodes Written by Elizabeth BarrowsEpisodes Written by Johnny ByrneEpisodes Written by Terence Feely
EEAAEarthEarth's Solar SystemEarthboundEarthquakesEnergy ScreenEmbieEmma PorteousEnigmaEric BernardEric Bernard Initial Re-EditsErnst LindenErnst QuellerEtrecEvaEva (Y2)ExerciseExplorations
FFanFan ClubsFan FictionFan Fiction AuthorsFan Fiction Series and CollectionsFan Fiction WebsitesFan Fiction by ArianaFan Fiction by Catherine MayaFan Fiction by David WelleFan Fiction by Meredith KauschFan Fiction by Terry S. BowersFanzineFanzines (periodical)Federated Worlds of SidonFFFlammonForaForce FieldForce Fields on PsychonThe ForsakenFraserFred FreibergerFreibergerFungusFungus in JTW
G-IGabbieGarforthGeiger CounterGeorge EichlerGerald Simmonds?God's WillGolosiansGorskiGrayGreek Alphabet"Guardian of Piri"Guardian of Piri (computer)Guardian of Piri (episode)GuestGuido VerdeschiGWHainesHand-Held ScannersHawkHelena RussellHelena and...Helena Injured or IllHelena's MissionsHobbies, Recreation, SocializationHolographic ProjectionHomeHRHuman-Built SpaceshipsHydroponicsHydroponic Experimental SectionIllnessImmortalityIncident on RolorInstant TransportIntercom One
JohnJohn KoenigJohn Koenig InjuredJohn and...John and DioneJohn and EliziaJohn and HelenaJohn and Helena's First KissJohn and JeanJohn and MayaJohn and Maya in NANEJohn and SandraJohn and Vana
J-KJack BartlettJammersJarakJBJim HainesJKJoan ConwayJohnny ByrneJourney HomeJourney to WhereJusticeKanderKanoKerry KeeneKellettKelly and MelitaKendoKerakKevin ConnorKoenig
LL PicardLaser BatteriesThe Last EnemyLaunch Pad 10The Law of IndirectionLee H. KatzinLee RussellLewLew PicardLife SupportLightningLindenLiving QuartersLiving RockLokLotteryLove TriangleLove Triangle: Sally Martin, Mark Sanders, Carolyn PowellLove Triangle? Shermeen W., Tony Verdeschi, and MayaLQ12LSROLuke and AnnaLunar Science and Research Organization?Lyra
MayaMayaMaya and...Maya as a MetamorphMaya as a PilotMaya on PsychonMaya on AlphaMaya on Watch DutyMaya's MissionsMaya's RelativesMaya's ScannerMaya's Transforms (Intro)Maya's Transforms (by Episode, in DAB order)Maya's Transforms (by Lifeform)Maya's Transforms (by Episode, Compact List)Maya's Transforms (Miscellaneous)Maya's Transforms (Conclusions)
MMagazinesMagusMagus's Abilities"Main Computer"Main ComputerMain Computer (fanzine)Main MissionMalicMalice: 1999Mama VerdeschiThe Mark of ArchanonMarried CouplesA Matter of BalanceMatter of Life and DeathMatters of TrustMaurnaMBAMealsMedical DoctorMedical PersonnelMedical SectionMentorMentor's SpaceshipMerlinMertonMessage from Moonbase AlphaMerchandiseNote CardsMeta"Metamorph"MetamorphThe MetamorphMeteorologyMFMBAMGKMichelle OsgoodMike Baxter's QuartersMilgoniteMind ControlMiss MayaMission of the DariansMMMMBAMOLADMolecular TransformationMoonMoon in Orbit or Passing by PlanetsMoon GlowMoonbase AlphaMoonbase Alpha DamagedMoonbase Alpha TemperatureMoonbuggyMoonsMoonscapeMoviesMultiple RolesMurder or Attempted MurderMushroomMusicMusic on MoonbaseMusic to the EarsMutiny
N-ONANENear-Instant TransportNeedleworks UniverseNeuro- Pulsonic JammerNew Adam New EveNew EarthA New Moon Over BajorNostradamusNovels and NovelizationsNovels and Novelizations from 1970'sNovels and Novelizations from 1970's (Authors)Novels from the 1970's (German Titles)Nuclear ChargesNuclear Waste StorageOfficersOMOHOn WatchOne Moment of HumanityOsgoodOsgoodsOperationsOperation ExodusOperation Exodus in ATAPOperation Exodus Strongly Considered or InitiatedOperation ShockwaveOperativesOrbital SatellitesOutdoor ShootsOutdoors
PopulationPopulationPopulation (as best known before the Breakaway)Population (Breakaway Event and After)Population...Population at the BreakawayPopulation in "Last Enemy"Population at ArkadiaPopulation at PsychonPopulation at EntraPopulation Statistical SpeculationPopulation Statistical Speculation Scenario 1aPopulation Statistical Speculation Scenario 1bPopulation Statistical Speculation Scenario 2aPopulation Statistical Speculation Scenario 2bPopulation Statistical Speculation Scenario 3aPopulation Statistical Speculation Scenario 3bPopulation Statistical Speculation Scenario 4aPopulation Statistical Speculation Scenario 4bPopulation Statistical Speculation Scenario 5aPopulation Statistical Speculation Scenario ρ1Population Statistical Speculation (Summary Table)
Pop.: M/FPopulation: Male / Female BalancePopulation: Male / Female "Early Balance" ScenarioPopulation: Male / Female "Balance Shift" ScenarioPopulation: Male / Female "Late Balance" ScenarioPopulation: Male / Female Balance ConclusionsPopulation: Male / Female ImbalancePopulation: Male / Female "3 / 2 Imbalance" ScenarioPopulation: Male / Female "2 / 1 Imbalance" ScenarioPopulation: Male / Female "7 / 3 Imbalance" ScenarioPopulation: Male / Female "5 / 2 Imbalance" Scenario
PPapa VerdeschiPartial MetamorphosisPascPatrick OsgoodPaul MorrowPaul and...Paul and SandraPEPeriodical FanzinePete GarforthPeter MedakPeter PorteousPeter RockwellPorteousPetrovPhilippa SidlePicardPierce QuintonPilotsPlanetPlanetary MoonsPlanets Forming or Re-bornPlanets Destroyed or Vanished"Powys"Powys BooksJohn Kenneth MuirPowys MediaPre-Emptive StrikesPre-Emptive Strikes in "The Last Enemy"Prentis HancockProteinProduct EnterprisePsyche"Psychon"PsychonPsychon Destroys Eagle 1Psychon's MoonPsychons
Q-RQuakesQuartersQuellerQueller DriveQuintonRainRATMRay AustinRay GunRebecca EisenhuthRecreationReillyRenaRescue Eagle 4Reset"The Return of Victor Bergman"The Return of Victor Bergman (Book)The Return of Victor Bergman (Short Film)RethaRing Around the Moon"Ring Around the Moon"Robert LynnRockwellRolesRolorRomanceRosie Marie BadgettRoy DotriceThe Rules of LutonRussell
SSahalaSanctuarySanderson's Survey TeamSandra BenesSandra and...Sandra on WatchSci-Fi ChannelServant of the GuardianSataziusSBSchellScience AdvisorScience OfficerScoreScottThe Seance SpectreSectionSection PersonnelSection Personnel: ReconnaissanceSection Personnel: TechnicalSecurity SectionSeed of DestructionSFCSide BoosterShepherd MoonSidleSidonSimmondsSimmonds DuologySimon MagusSix MonthsSix UniverseSix WeeksSix YearsSleep AgentSleeve ColorSnowSocializationSoundtrackSoundtrack Composers: Robert FarnonSoundtrack Composers: Roger Roger, George TeperinoSoundtrack Composers for Year OneSoundtrack for Y1Soundtrack for Y1 by FandersonSoundtrack for Y2"Space Brain" Pre-Emption DiscussionSpace ReportSpace: 1999Space: 1999 on the Sci-Fi Channel"Space: 2099"Space: 2099 (Eric Bernard)Space: 2099 EpisodesSpace: 2099 (Jace Hall)SpaceshipSpaceship GraveyardSpacesuitSpazio 1999Spazio 1999: il Giorno del DistaccoSports and ExerciseStanding Stock StillStar Warp v1#2StarlogStarlog #1Starlog #2StaserSteve AbramsStewart JacksonStun GunSunetSupreme Commander TalosSuspended Animation
TTalosTanya AleksandrTayborThe TayborTaybor's Perfume and Pendant RuseTechnologyTechlabTed CliffordTed and Tanya?Terra NovaTerra Nova Second MissionTemporary Command of AlphaThe Testament of ArkadiaTexasTexas CityThe Lambda FactorTheiaThuleansTime WarpTime Warp in DODTime DilationTim MallettTitles of AuthorityTLOITOATom CleggTom GrahamTomblin"Tony"Tony CelliniTony Cellini Steals Eagle 1Tony AllanTony VerdeschiTony and...Tony and HelenaTony and MayaTony and Maya in JTWTony and Maya in βCTony in Temporary CommandTony InjuredTora MutinyTora Mutiny AssaultsTransbeamerThe TransferTravel TubeTravel UnitTransmorphTTTVTV ZoneTV Zone #42
U-ZUltima ThuleUnited States of AmericaUnited States of America in 2120Val GuestVardaVerdeschiVerdeschi BrothersVerifiable GainsVerifiable LossesVerifiable Personnel GainsVerifiable Personnel LossesVictor BergmanVictor's MissionsVoyager's ReturnVoyagerVoyager 1Voyager 2WadsworthWar GamesWhere Is Tony?Whose Orders?WoodgroveWrecked Alien ShipsY1Y2Y3Year 1Year 2Year 3Year OneYear TwoYear ThreeYestaZantorZienia Merton

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  • Archaia has been the publisher of what Blam! produce.
  • Had a presence at the Journey to Where convention in 2010. Had copies of a poster of artwork of the Moon's breakaway from Earth, as well as some non-S19 graphic novels.
  • Had a presence and a panel at the Alpha: 2012 convention.

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  • 24 What
  • Number of episodes in each of the two broadcast seasons.

  • 48 What
  • Number of episodes in the two broadcast seasons.

  • 49 What
  • Number of episodes if the short "Message from Moonbase Alpha" is considered canon.

  • 50 What
  • Approximate length, in minutes, of S19 episodes. At least two Y1 episodes were 50.5 minutes, including starting and end titles. Have not checked length of other episodes.

  • 297 What
  • A population figure cited at the beginning of "The Metamorph" (Y2). See Population at Psychon.

  • 298 What
  • A population figure cited in "Devil's Planet" (Y2). See Population at Entra.

  • 300 What
  • A round number figure for the approximate population of Alpha in the series.
  • Approximate age of the Exiles from Golos, due in part to a form of suspended animation.

  • 301 What
  • Lower bound to the population of Alpha at Arkadia, before Luke and Anna desert. (Helena refers to there being "over 300" people.) See Population at Arkadia

  • 311 What
  • A population figure cited in "Breakaway", and perhaps representing the population of MBA after a few mysterious deaths, but shortly before the Breakaway event. See Population at the Breakaway.

  • 1314 Real
  • June: Battle of Bannockburn in British Isles, Scots defeat an English army in this battle. Referenced in JTW.

  • 1339 Story
  • JTW: John, Alan, and Helena end up in Scotland, New Year's Eve (old calendar, presumably -- Spring?), 1339.

  • 1918 Real
  • June 10: Barry Morse born.

  • 1937 Real
  • 10/09: Brian Blessed born (according to IMDB).

  • 1939 Real
  • 07/29: Hildegard Neil born (according to IMDB). She played Elizia in "Devil's Planet" and is the wife of Brian Blessed

  • 1969 When
  • Apollo 11 (first manned moon landing).

  • 1973 Real
  • Filming began in November (according to The Catacombs).
  • Much of Y1 soundtrack made.

  • 1974 Real
  • Most of Year One filmed.

  • 1975 Real
  • Filming of Y1 finished in February (according to The Catacombs).
  • Fall(?): Y1 is first broadcast.

  • 1976 Real
  • All of Year Two filmed.
  • Fall(?): Y2 is first broadcast.
  • Compilation movie "Spazio 1999" (first of these)
  • December: ComLoC publishing starts.

  • 1977 Real
  • End of main broadcast run of the series, in most places.

  • 1978 Real
  • Compilation movie "Destination Moonbase Alpha"
  • July 28-30: First Space: 1999 Convention in the world is held in Columbus, Ohio, United States.
  • Cosmoconnection 4 is produced.

  • 1979 Real
  • Compilation movie "Alien Attack"

  • 1982 Real
  • Compilation movie "Journey Through the Black Sun"
  • Compilation movie "Cosmic Princess" (last of these)

  • 1984 Real
  • April: Barry Gray died.

  • 1985 Story
  • (Verify:) Fictional Voyager 1 mission launched (as noted in "Voyager's Return").

  • 1986 Story
  • Uranus mission launched. Crew hit a proton storm that nearly causes their break-up, but they end up on a planet they call Ultima Thule, where they settle, where they find immortality -- at a price. Situationally-implied time dilation or time warp to either the Thuleans or Alphans, since the former have been there for 880 years. (DOD)

  • 1987 Story
  • Dorfman perfects an artificial heart. (COTM)

  • 1990 Story
  • Dorfman perfects an artificial heart. (COTM)
  • The wayward Uranus mission crashes on Ultima Thule? See Time Warp in DOD.

  • 1992 Real
  • Fall: Sci-Fi Channel began re-running S19.

  • 1993 Real
  • 01/25: Nick Sayer starts a mailing list at quack.sac.ca.us (by July 1995, the domain becomes quack.kfu.com).
  • 10/14: Someone uploads several pictures to ftp.sunet.se, an FTP site in Sweden. The pictures could still be found in December 2007.

  • 1994 Story
  • Prof. Victor Bergman discovers planet Ultra.
  • Astro 7 mission lost after arriving at Jupiter, "five years" before events in MOLAD (year is thus approximate). The crew, including Lee Russell.

  • 1995 Real
  • Command Conference convention took place in Norwalk, a suburb of Los Angeles, California, United States.
  • At this point, the following online resources exist for Space: 1999: the Swedish FTP site, Nick's webpage, a South African site, and perhaps one or two more.
  • The Law of Indirection, fan fiction by David Welle (Disclosure: also Editor of this KB) is released, initially offline (in print form).

  • 1996 Story
  • March 9 (?): Upcoming Ultra Probe to be captained by Tony Cellini.
  • June 6: Ultra Probe mission launched from the interplanetary space station, at 1200.
  • A star mission comprising a mothership and four Swifts was launched, led by Captain Michaels. There was a communication break, and the mission lost, until years later when the drifting Moon ran across one of the Swifts (and later the mothership) near and on Planet D, ~1150 DAB.
  • Real
  • January: the Cyber Museum begins forming.
  • January: Space: 1999 Metaforms (this website) appears on the Web, though it is initially named 'Some Space: 1999 Information' for its first 12 months.
  • December: Space: 1999 Cybrary appeared on the Web.
  • December: an Internet WebRing named the "Ring Around the Moon" emerges, linking 12 sites initially, later (some point in or before 2000) up to 44.

  • 1997 Story
  • February? (approx?): Ultra Probe mission reaches Ultra.
  • August? (approx?): Ultra Probe survivor Tony Cellini makes it back to Moonbase Alpha.
  • Real
  • February: The mailing list is moved to buffnet.net; then known as the Space: 1999 Internet Mailing list, or Online Alpha for short. Adds a digest and spam blocking.
  • November: The extensive "Episode by Episode" discussion on Online Alpha begins.
  • The Transfer, fan fiction by David Welle (Disclosure: who is also Editor of this KB) is released.

  • 1998 Story
  • Boston Red Sox win World Series 4-3 against St. Louis Cardinals, according to Dr. Logan. (J2W) Last time they won befire "all competitive sports were banned in the year 2026."
  • Real
  • Year One soundtrack released by Fanderson.
  • April: The Catacombs website opens.
  • November: The extensive "Episode by Episode" discussion on Online Alpha concludes.

  • 1999 Story
  • September 9: Aside from flashbacks, the point in time when the events in the series began.
  • September 13: the Breakaway event.
  • September 15: the International Lunar Finance Committee (ILFC) was to have met regarding the Meta Signal and the Meta Probe.
  • Real
  • August: Space: 1999 Net forms out of several websites, including the Cyber Museum, Catacombs, Metaforms, two fan fiction sites, and more, using the existing space1999.net domain name previously used by the Cyber Museum alone.
  • September 10-13: Breakaway convention took place in Los Angeles, California, United States. Includes world premiere of MFMBA, produced a little earlier in the year.
  • September 25-26: Spazio 1999: Il Giorno del Distacco convention.

  • 2000 Story
  • The apparent timeframe of "Voyager's Return", given 1985 is mentioned as being fifteen years before -- assuming Victor wasn't rounding a little.
  • Real
  • January 14: The Cybrary shuts down most sections.
  • July: The Online Alpha mailing list, numbering 244 members, is moved to eGroups, adding polls, file repositories, etc.
  • July(?): Main Mission: 2000 convention took place in Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, United States.

  • 2001 Real
  • January: What remains of the Space: 1999 Cybrary permanently leaves the Web.

  • 2002 Real
  • Resurrection, by William Latham, the first S19 novel published by Powys Media. First officially licensed novel since 1970's?
  • July: Tony Anholt (played Tony Verdeschi) passes away.

  • 2003 Real
  • The Forsaken, by John Kenneth Muir, published by Powys Media.

  • 2005 Real
  • Eternity Unbound, by William Latham, published by Powys Media.
  • Survival, by Brian Ball, published by Powys Media.
  • 09/13: Eagle Transporter Forum opens?

  • 2006 Real
  • Space: 1999 Year Two (The Omnibus), by Michael Butterworth, published by Powys Media.

  • 2007 Real
  • Six Universe, a fan fiction series is released in stages by its author, MGK.
  • "The Eagle" -- fan fiction by David Welle (Disclosure: also Editor of this KB) -- is released.

  • 2008 Real
  • Feb. 02: Barry Morse passes away at age 89.
  • Apr. 03: Johnny Byrne passes away.
  • Jul....: Another Con, Another Place (Canada).
  • Jul. 20: Space: 2099 site officially opens.

  • 2009 Real
  • ????: (Unverified:) Derek Wadsworth dies?
  • Apr-Jun: Bridge Two (long fanfic novel) released.
  • July: Abridged version of Bridge Two released.
  • Dec. 18: Eagle Transporter Forum closes to read-only state for "indefinite period."

  • 2010 Real
  • July: Journey to Where convention planned.

  • 2026 Story
  • All competitve sports banned on Earth, according to Dr. Logan. (J2W)

  • 2074 Story
  • Approximate earliest arrival of the Kaldorian ship (the one which visited the Moon) was to reach Earth. It is possible that time dilation (what already may have occured on Alpha) may have delayed this somewhat beyond 2074. Note: Some fans speculate this is how the Earth of 2120 is able to remotely find and contact Alpha, that the Kaldorians supplied key information. If so, that would set an approximate range of arrival of 2074-2120. One fan (CR?) on Eagle Transporter forum has speculated that Carla may be a daughter of a Kaldorian, which if true, would probably constrain the arrival range to more like ~2074-2094.

  • 2099 Story
  • Start of alternate timeline in Space: 2099 (either project -- see link).

  • 2120 Story
  • Year on Earth when Texas City on Earth makes contact with Alpha to attempt to transport the Alphans to Earth. Time dialation has been occurring during the Moon's journey. (J2W)

  • 2870 Story
  • The year (by Earth calendar) it is for the Thuleans when the Alphans arrive. Either one group or the other went through a time warp. It is the original Uranus mission members who are alive (and apparently immortal) there, having been there for 880 years (implying since 1990 by their calendar).

  • Alan
    Carter
    a.k.a.
  • Captain Carter
  • Chief Pilot Alan Carter
  • Summary
  • Chief Eagle pilot of Moonbase Alpha, and the third-in-command of the base after the Breakaway event. Played by Nick Tate.
  • Details
  • Expert Eagle pilot, and the go-to pilot in many missions.
  • Is an officer, based on frequent inclusion in command conferences or other key discussions, and on his having temporary command of Alpha on at least one occasions where the commander and his second-in-command (Paul or Tony) were off-base or out of commission (thus, Alan is third-in-command).
  • Attends command conferences in at least the following (probably very incomplete list): "Earthbound".
  • Called by first or last name roughly equally.
  • Generally a genial person, very well-liked, but also military as well. Willing and ready to go into combat (Eagle, hand-to-hand, etc.). His actions are usually sensible on such occasions, but left to his own devices, is known to sometimes has a "shoot first and ask questions later" tendency.
  • From Australia.
  • Good with children: Jackie Crawford (who is, unbeknownst to everyone, Jarak in disguise -- "Alpha Child"); Etrec (in MOA).
  • Plays soccer or rugby? (check "Archanon" and/or BOW1)
  • Likes to sing. (in JTW and MOA, at least).
  • Suffered a number of crashes, all(?) apparently due to non-pilot causes.
  • Displays intense loyalty towards Alpha and the Commander (perhaps another personality/military-based trait?), usually a strength, but (verify:) occasionally a drawback when it goes to the point of blindness.
  • Perhaps the sole direct and surviving human witness of the flaring of the Breakaway explosion from early, individual, "small"-scale explosions through chain reaction into massive nuclear brilliance. Even from high orbit, he has to put up his hand to shield his eyes.
  • Rather than turning away from the Moon when he arguably perhaps had a chance to do so and escape to Earth, he stays with the Moon and tries to make contact with Alpha, repeatedly, until successful, then lands on Alpha. Whether or not he could have made a successful return to Earth if he turned at the start of Breakaway is not known, but it apparently did not enter his mind to try.
  • His grandfather was a footballer who played in a major game where Australia beat Great Britain in 1963. Alan has the game ball, signed by Harrison, a friend of Alan's grandfather.
  • Injured
  • RATM: Knocked unconscious after Eagle 3 is hit by a force field generated by Tritonian probe. Eagle 3 crashes on the Moon. His co-pilot, Donovan, is killed.
  • MOA: stunned by apparent force field around the chamber holding Pasc and Etrec. In pain, falls unconscious, comes to on site with no apparent after-effects. Later, choked and struck unconscious by Pasc, in TechLab 3.
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  • Alan and... (romance)
  • Cast

  • Alan and... Intro Alan Carter and relationships (or potential relationships) of romantic interest (at any level). The List is in roughly chronographic order.
    List
  • Jeanie: a girlfriend left behind on Earth (per BOW2).
  • Regina Kesslann (yes and no)
  • Tanya: only evidenced by one episode ("The Last Sunset")?
  • Makes initial passes at "Diana Morris" and "Louisa" in BOW1?
  • Sandra?
  • Sahala: "You are very easy to be with, and you are kind." Alan is the only one to give Sahala a chance after Sahala has shot Maya. "She has gotten to me"? They share two kisses at the end of the episode.

  • Alan and
    Regina
    Intro Alan and Regina Kesslann as a couple / non-couple in two different timelines.
    Details
  • Their alternates (in ATAP) were married, but she was left a widow about five years before dying herself.
  • On the main-timeline Alpha, however, Regina and Alan have no relationship; but her memories/perception are suddenly crossed after the one reality splits into two, and she throws herself into his arms twice, frantic and having to be rendered unconscious by Helena the first time, and dying in Alan's arms the second time.

  • Alan and
    Sandra
    Intro Alan and Sandra as a potential couple.
    Examples
  • "The Full Circle": Alan perhaps shows some possible hints of interest in Sandra. Nothing major, but enough to make her glance at Paul, like: Don't worry, I don't think he's serious, and even if so, I'm not interested. This interpretation may be a stretch on the editor's part, but the editor is not the only one who has noticed a seeming bit of interest on Alan's part. Even if so, it is just a hint. However, aside from that, once on Retha, and Sandra is kidnapped by cavepeople, Alan is very much keen on rescuing her, and upon tracking her down and finding she's about to be killed by a cavewoman, aims his laser to kill the cavewoman, but himself is stunned by John, who knows the cavewoman is actually a regressed Helena.

  • Alan in
    Temporary
    Command
    Intro Example(s) where Alan is in temporary command.
    Examples
  • OMOH (515 DAB): not actually shown in command (?), but presumably was, given John and Tony off were base (as were Helena and Maya) and on Vega.
  • NANE (1095 DAB): Given command by Cmdr. Koenig before he, Tony, Helena, Maya, and Magus board Eagle 4 to explore New Earth. When the Eagle simply vanishes from the pad, Alan decides it must be on the planet, and subsequently makes two unsuccessful attempts -- prevented remotely by Magus -- at a rescue (in Eagle 1).
  • "Space Warp" (1807 DAB): When John and Tony are left on the other side of a space warp from the Moon, Alan is in charge, and is confronted by damage repair and the sudden appearance of a rampaging creature he soon orders to be "kill[ed] on sight" -- only to quickly change his order when he is alerted by Helena that the creature is an ill and delusional Maya. He and Helena then work together to limit -- as best as they can -- and eventually capture Maya. He also decides to send out an Refueling Eagle partway back along the Moon's route, in case John and Tony make it through the warp, in which case they'll need refueling to get the rest of the way back to Alpha.

  • Alan's
    Missions
    Intro A partial List of missions in which Alan participated, split by season. He is almost always the Eagle pilot, though some cases where he is not may be noted.
    Year One
  • "Breakaway":
  • "Black Sun": piloting the lifeboat Eagle.
  • "Alpha Child"(?): against the alien ships arriving?
  • "The Last Sunset": two missions?
  • "Collision Course"
  • "Death's Other Dominion"
  • "The Full Circle"
  • "War Games"
  • "The Last Enemy": tries to launch in defense of Alpha, but the Satazius is blocking this; later is able to launch to assess damage to the same alien ship.
  • "The Internal Machine"
  • "Mission of the Darians"
  • "Dragon's Domain"
  • TOA
  • Year Two
  • "The Metamorph"
  • "The Exiles" (?)
  • "All that Glisters"
  • "Journey to Where": not an Eagle flight, but as one of the three sent first to Earth.
  • "New Adam New Eve": attempts a rescue mission, but blocked by Magus.
  • "The AB Chrysalis"
  • "Seed of Destruction": first trip to the asteroid.
  • "Bringers of Wonder" (both parts): believes he is on a "pilot ship" to Earth, but is actually flying an Eagle, being controlled by aliens.
  • "The Immunity Syndrome"

  • Alan's
    Occasional
    Shoot First
    Tendency
    Intro Alan Carter, when left to his own devices in strange or high-stress situations, has an occasional "shoot first and ask questions later" tendency, either in direct or indirect actions. In other cases, where he is not on his own, but is asked an opinion, it may come out with the same tone as well, in some cases.
    Comments Note, however Alan's apparent military background (rank: Captain), where quick decisions away from -- or too short a time for -- command feedback can become inevitable at times, so the trait could be from a combination of factors, including training. Such a tendency can be needed in many intense circumstances, yet can make for some "rough edges" at times, however, when he is on his own or thrust into a leadership role.
    Examples
  • "The Full Circle": wants to shoot John(?)/caveman, but his aim is deflected by Victor hitting his arm.
  • "The Full Circle" (again): wants to shoot (to kill) a cavewoman as she aims to kill Sandra, but is stunned by John after the latter is warned (by Victor) that "Carter's down there with a ray gun." What Alan did not know is that the cavewoman is actually Helena.
  • "Space Brain" pre-emption discussion.
  • "Space Warp": while he is in temporary command, a rampaging alien creature suddenly appears on Alpha, seemingly from nowhere. Alan orders it to be "kill[ed] on sight", only to be warned by Helena that the creature is an ill and delusional Maya. He changes his order moments before she confronts security guards, and otherwise handles the crisis calmly.
  • Counter
  • "Dorzak": Alan is willing to give Sahala a chance, despite several reasons not to, starting with...: Sahala, seemingly unprovoked, attacks Maya on sight. Even though Alan's loyalty is to Maya, (speculation follows) perhaps he (unconsciously?) recognizes a reflection of his own tendencies, and believes there just has to be some reason Sahala felt she had to staser Maya on sight. Yet Alan's loyalties are clear, for when Sahala later attacks a guard and grabs his stun gun, sets it to kill, and points it (mainly) at Maya, Alan strips the gun from her hand, and gives her a rather stern look as she is taken away. Yet he still continues to support her otherwise, and Sahala is later proven correct (regarding Dorzak, not Maya).
  • See Also
  • Pre-Emptive Strikes

  • A Year
    in the
    Life!
    Intro Novella-length series of twenty very short stories by Terry S. Bowers with focus on the development of John and Helena's relationship over Year One.
    Statements
  • Some of the short stories were published at earlier points in time.
  • Stories
  • "A Beginning"
  • "The Next Step"
  • "Time"
  • "Home
  • "Realization"
  • "Hope and Reality"
  • "Interlude"
  • "The Truth"
  • "Between the Sunsets"
  • "Warmth"
  • "Starlight"
  • "Not Yet Time"
  • "Prelude"
  • "Knowledge"
  • "Rumors"
  • "The Lady's Favor"
  • "Choices and Changes"
  • "Milestone"
  • "Trust"
  • "Anniversary"

  • Aarchon Who Chief Justifier of the Federated Worlds of Sidon. Played by Alex Scott.
    Episodes
  • "Voyager's Return"
  • Warnings
  • The name of Aarchon is not to be confused with the title of the leader -- The Archon -- of a different alien people (the Dorcons). Neither is to be confused with the aliens called Archanons.

  • The AB
    Chrysalis
    a.k.a.
  • AB Chrysalis
  • The A B Chrysalis (e.g. on DVD from A&E)
  • ABC
  • TABC
  • Definition 11th episode of second season, 35th overall. Written by Tony Barwick (who also wrote OMOH). Directed by Kevin Connor.
    Notes
  • John Koenig, Alan Carter, and Maya take Eagle 1 to look for a solution on the alien chlorine planet and one of its airless moons.
  • While they are on that mission, Helena Russell is in temporary command, and at least Bill Fraser and Yasko are on duty in Command Center.
  • The status of Tony Verdeschi during this time is unknown. Illness? Injury? At some point after the situation quiets (days later?), Maya is going to meet him for lunch.

  • AC See Alan Carter
    ACAP See Another Con, Another Place

    Acts of Reparation See Enigma
    Aestheria See Atheria

    Aleksandr See Tanya Aleksandr

    Alex Scott Who Guest actor who played Aarchon in "Voyager's Return".

    The Alien Definition Fan fiction by Ariana. Y2 based, released in 2003, rated PG. Maya, Tony.
    Summary "A very wary Tony stands guard over Alpha's new arrival." (space1999fanfiction).
    Links
  • S19FF

  • Alien Categories
  • Alien Peoples
  • Alien Technology
  • Alien-Built Spaceships
  • Aliens in Moonbase Alpha
  • Alien Writing

  • Alien
    Peoples
    Intro List of sentient alien peoples/races/species seen or referenced in the series. Some visited/invaded/lived on Alpha, some were encountered in space, and some were only referenced.
    Named
  • Archanons ("the Peacebringers" according Pasc): "borderline human norm" according to Helena.
  • Atherians (from "Collision Course")
  • Croms (sp?), inhabitants of Crom II: referenced in MOA.
  • Crotons (from "Dorzak"): nearly overwhelmed by Psychons led by Dorzak; but the Crotons gained the upper hand.
  • Darians: (what is their original planet?)
  • Dorcons: originated from Dorca.
  • Ellnans (or are they now Entrans?): from Ellna, but that planet's sentient people have died, leaving only survivors on Entra.
  • Golosians
  • Kaldorians ("Earthbound")
  • Kalthons: unseen, original form unknown
  • Pinvithian (sp?): for example, Taybor.
  • Pirians: extinct, not seen, form unknown
  • Progrons ("End of Eternity"): immortal humanoids.
  • Psychons: humanoid, with metamorphic abilities and unusual eyebrows; genetic compatibility with humans uncertain. One becomes an Alphan.
  • Sidons ("Voyager's Return")
  • Sunims (sp?)
  • Tritonians: form unknown, planet destroyed some time before (from RATM)
  • Vegans
  • Zennites: humanoid, with varying skin colors (e.g. silver, gold); psychic.
  • Unnamed?
  • The aliens from Bringers of Wonder: giant, slow-moving, psychic blobs.
  • chlorine breathers from "AB Chrysalis": human(oid) in shape, but breath Cl and spend part of their lifecycle in chrysalid form.
  • beings "mutilated" by genetic experiments of Magus: original form and name unknown?
  • species of energy being known by the example in "Immunity Syndrome"
  • Jarak's people: true form unknown? Jarak and his splinter faction tried to hide from pursuers by taking over forms of Alphans.
  • aliens from "War Games": humanoid, but apparently not human; with somewhat large heads.
  • Unclear
  • Arkadians: ancestors of at least some Earth humans? Luke and Anna claim more. Extinct on their original world of Arkadia.
  • Whatever Lee Russell has become -- or perhaps more accurately, whatever this mirror image (in a manner of speaking) actually is?
  • Space Brain

  • Aliens in
    Moonbase
    Alpha
    Intro Despite a number of alien encounters, there were only some where aliens actually entered Moonbase Alpha. This entry only counts actual presence of the individual(s). It does not count the various other beings Maya transformed into.
    Year One
  • Kaldorians: Five survivors, including Captain Zantor, were temporary guests of the Alphans. Capt. Zantor ended up becoming a hostage of Commissioner Simmonds.
  • Servant of the Guardian of Piri (actually an android)
  • Alien energy being in "Force of Life" (its whole being was present).
  • Jarak and Rena: tried to replace Alphans with own people.
  • Balor of Progron: asked for sanctuary but soon displayed his psychotically murderous nature and was blown out an airlock.
  • Dione: demanded sanctuary, was reluctantly granted it; but it was a ruse on her part.
  • Year Two
  • Maya: a Psychon who became a permanent resident Alphan.
  • Cantar and Zova
  • Zamara
  • Taybor
  • Pasc, Etrec, and later Maurna -- all of them being Archanons. The first dies on Alpha.
  • Magus
  • Kalthon crystaline "reflection" of Koenig
  • Alien robot creature in "Beta Cloud"
  • Aliens in "Bringers of Wonder"
  • Sahala, Yesta: the latter dies on Alpha.
  • Dorzak (another Psychon)
  • Dorcons: Consul Varda and several of her guards, as a small tactical invasion/strike force.
  • Notes
  • Vindrus is a borderline case, not counted here; though the Editor may reconsider at a later point.
  • Conclusions
  • Some were guests: Kaldorians, Crotons, Taybor. The latter two were guests after some Alphan hesitation. One Croton ended up becoming a prisoner for a time, after attacking an Alphan. The Taybor betrayed his welcome by kidnapping Maya.
  • One became a permanent resident (welcomed even before she stepped foot on Alpha): Maya.
  • Three more could have potentially become residents if they had not other, hostile plans in mind: Balor, Dione, Dorzak.
  • Another group (Exiles) asked for all (53) of them to settle on Alpha, but were initially refused, until an agreement was made, which the two initially awakened Exiles betrayed.
  • Others were outright invaders: Servant, Jarak and Rena, Zamara, Kalthon crystal being, Beta Cloud robot, BOW aliens, Dorcons. A few of these were in initially friendly guise.

  • Alien
    Technology
    Intro List of various forms of alien technology seen in the series. Alphans do have versions (probably comparatively primitive) of some of these sorts of technology, but do not have many of them. Alphans probably do obtain a few examples (mostly damaged) of a few of these, as noted below.
    List
  • Android: several examples masquerading as Vegan people in OMOH; Servant of the Guardian of Piri.
  • Atomic Dispersal (Magus)
  • Biological Computer (excluding androids): one (sole?) example was Psyche.
  • Computers (non-biological): various (Note: Alphans have some too).
  • Decomposing to atomic level (same as Atomic Dispersal?): Tritonians (in RATM) are able to decompose objects to their constituent atoms and move them, not as instantaneously as others.
  • Force fields (Note: Alphans have some too).
  • Holographic Projection (various)
  • Hypnotizing via device (e.g. Taybor against Maya).
  • Hyperdrive(?), an interstellar drive (Taybor)
  • Immobilizing ability that made Alphans stand stock still.
  • Jammers
  • Lasers? (humans have too)
  • Light Decelerator (the source of the abilities of Magus)
  • Magnetic Field Cocoon (Magus)
  • memory-enhancing devices that Taybor scatters around Alpha. (NAME????)
  • Meson Converter: multiple purposes (Dorcons)
  • Missiles (something humans had back on Earth): could some slight missile fragments have survived the explosion of the missiles?
  • near-instantaneous transportation (Earth also develops this via neutrinos(?))
  • Neuro-Pulsonic Jammer, of which Alpha probably ends up keeping one or two examples.
  • Photon Drive: a propulsion system on the Croton ship.
  • Pods (more missile-like than ship-like): 53 pods holding Exiles; 2 pods remain on Alpha (1 slightly damaged); remaining 51 pushed back on original course.
  • robots: one example in "The Beta Cloud" (which after it was deactivated was presumably studied by the Alphans)
  • space warp detector? ("Space Warp") Kept by Alphans.
  • Spaceships (various), several of which are destroyed on or near the Moon.
  • Staser
  • Stasis Chamber (covered with what was assumed to be a force field) that Pasc and Etrec were put in, along with its controlling "power unit" (in MOA). The chamber was badly damaged. The power/control unit was retrieved intact. Unknown what became of either technology.
  • Suspended Animation (various)
  • other means (if not named earlier) of interfering with Alphan systems such as computers or Eagles, such as seen in: "The Last Enemy".
  • means of suppressing Psychon metamorphic abilities, including being able to force reversion.
  • See Also
  • Aliens

  • Alien
    Writing
    Intro Cases where alien letters/symbols/words (i.e. writing) was seen. Some unclear cases may be included (with a question mark).
    Examples
  • "Space Brain": the title being sends these symbols in a rapid stream which causes a hyper-interlacing pages to appear on Alphan commscreens. At first, it is puzzling, and they do not discern the intent immediately.
  • EOE: The three very complex-looking block(?) symbols on the outside of both the inner and outer airlock doors to Balor's cell on an asteroid.
  • Flammon
  • The patterns(?) on Pasc's headband and maybe even clothing?

  • Alien-Built
    Spaceships
    Intro A List of spaceship types designed by aliens. This list does not include count alien missiles or small/simple probe ships.
    List
  • The Satazius: a collosal Bethan warship; destroyed on the Moon, near Moonbase Alpha.
  • An unnamed Deltan warship: destroyed on the Moon, near Alpha.
  • Kaldorian ship flown by Captain Zantor.
  • Gwent
  • Various alien spaceships in two spaceship graveyards, one accumulated in space by the Dragon, one accumulated on Psychon by Mentor.
  • The Daria. Called a ship. (from MOTD)
  • Mentor's spaceship: sometimes hidden, via artificial molecular transformation, as a rock formation or turned into a ball of light. Presumably destroyed with Psychon.
  • Sidon spaceships (3): all destroyed while approaching the Moon, by Voyager 1.
  • Jarak's splinter people's ships (4): all destroyed on or near the Moon. ("Alpha Child")
  • The massive spaceship persuing those in the prior point above. Later, an image of this spaceship is apparently pulled from the Alphans' minds by the aliens in "War Games" -- along with images of the human-built Hawks.
  • Arra's spaceship
  • Archanon ship
  • The Menon: a Betanon Scout Cruiser previously flown by Captain Duro, but now a damaged derelict; towed to Alpha.
  • The Croton ship.
  • Dorcon probe ship.
  • The Dorcon flagship, destroyed near the Moon.

  • All that
    Glisters
    a.k.a.
  • ATG
  • Definition The 4th episode of Y2, 28th overall. Written by Keith Miles (his only episode). Directed by Ray Austin.
    Timeframe
  • 563? Remote scanners remotely pick up signs of milgonite.
  • 565: Helena quotes this in her log (voiceover) at the beginning of the episode. It is not clear how long from the point of her recording, to the landing.
  • Once landed, all action takes place in a little over three hours.
  • Summary Milgonite, needed for the life support system, is detected on a planet by Alphan scanners. Eagle 4, piloted by Alan Carter and John Koenig, with Tony Verdeschi, Helena Russell, Maya, and Dave Reilly, heads there, but instead of Milgonite, a mysterious rock formation is discovered. A piece is carved out, but soon kills Tony, only for it to be discovered he is not dead, but taken over by what turns out to be the living rock.

    Allan See Tony Allan
    Alpha See Moonbase Alpha

    Alpha: 2012 a.k.a.
  • Alpha: 2012 - A Space: 1999 Event
  • Introduction Convention which took place at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, in Burbank (Los Angeles metropolitan area), California, U.S.A., September 14-16, 2012 (Friday thru Sunday). Seven Guests of Honor. About 125-150 attendees (highly unofficial estimate). While some panels have detail entries here in the KB, the Editor is also writing a non-KB general con report that summarizes some of these details but also discusses some of the panels not described here; see Links for the con report. Both it and the information here is still in progress.
    Guests
  • Christopher Penfold (series writer)
  • Anton Phillips (Dr. Bob Mathias)
  • Nick Tate (Capt. Alan Carter)
  • Martin Landau (Cmdr. John Koenig)
  • Judy Geeson (Regina Kesslann in ATAP episode)
  • Barbara Bain (Dr. Helena Russell)
  • Prentis Hancock (Controller Paul Morrow)
  • Multiday
  • Registration (all three days)
  • Silent Auction (F-09/14 and A-09/15)
  • Video Room (all three days, often free form)
  • Dealer/Art Room (all three days)
  • F-09/14
  • First Mini-Auction
  • Opening Ceremonies and Guest Panel (NT,PH,AP,CP,JG)
  • Judy Geeson Q&A
  • Autographs
  • "Another Time, Another Place" and "Breakaway" Screenings (Video Room and Ballroom, respectively)
  • Nick Tate Q&A
  • Alan Carter Thousands Fans ("Shaping Pre-teens' Minds: How Classical Greek Aesthetics Theories got Alan Carter Thousands of Fans")
  • "Malice: 1999" screening/mini-panel
  • Powysverse: Phoenix of Megaron Launch
  • Special Presentation
  • Alpha Shorts (several short films)
  • A-09/15
  • Unverified: "War Games" Screening?
  • Anton Phillips Q&A
  • Martin Landau Q&A
  • Space: 2099 (Jace Hall)
  • "Plausibility" by Robert Wood
  • Barbara Bain Q&A
  • Maya's Monster Mash (dance)
  • S-09/16
  • Auction
  • Art Auction
  • The Digital Bits (re: Y2 Blu-Ray plans)
  • Christopher Penfold Q&A
  • Prentis Hancock Q&A
  • BLAM Ventures: Aftershock and Awe
  • Barry Morse Tribute
  • Moonbase Alpha: Legacy (more detail)
  • Fan Fiction
  • "The Wall" Auction (finished after closing)
  • Video Tribute
  • Closing Ceremonies
  • See Also
  • Alpha: 2012 Registration Packet
  • Alpha: 2012 Con Booklet
  • Links
  • Official Site (link last checked on 2012/09/19)
  • David Welle's Con Report (elsewhere in Metaforms)
  • Denver Examiner article (Aug'12, by Colleen Bement)

  • Alpha: 2012
    Registration
    Packet
    Introduction List of items received in or with the registration packet at Alpha: 2012.
    List
  • Very nice con booklet
  • Supplemental information on loose sheets of paper
  • "Moonbase Alpha Status Report" mini-pad of paper (with Alpha Moonbase logo)
  • "Property of Moonbase Alpha" pen
  • Con badge with the con logo on one side and a photo ID (similar to Y2's) on the other
  • A lanyard (for the ID) with "Alpha: 2012 - A Space: 1999 Event" printed on it
  • "Alpha Moonbase" sticker
  • Refrigerator magnet with art similar to the con boolet cover
  • Space: 1999 keychain with a built-in LED (like a mini-flashlight)

  • Alpha: 2012
    Con Booklet
    Introduction List of contents of the convention booklet for Alpha: 2012, received as part of the con packet. The next two sections of this entry are about what the front/back cover image featured. The back was the left and the front was the right of a continuous image.
    Front
  • Large image of the Moon, in which a ghostly image of Arra appears in one portion
  • Space: 1999 logo
  • Alpha: 2012 logo
  • approaching Eagle
  • Black Sun in the distance
  • A mostly-blue planet (Meta?) in the distance
  • starscape serving as the background
  • Back
  • Continuation of the front-cover starscape
  • A planet that is probably Earth
  • Translucent (but nearly opaque) faces clearly visible: Helena Russell, Victor Bergman, John Koenig; Alan Carter, Sandra Benes; Tony Verdeschi, Bob Mathias; Paul Morrow, David Kano; Maya, Tanya Aleksandr; Bill Fraser, Regina Kesslann (with her hair covered).
  • Contents
  • Dedication for Gerry Anderson
  • Con Rules and Regulations
  • A letter from the Con-Com (Karen Alesi, Rose Marie Badgett, Paul Bens, Rebecca Eisenhuth, and Paul Stankevitch) and a map of the con space
  • "Back in the Day" (speculative simulation of the following characters earlier in their lives: Bob Mathias, Victor Bergman, John Koenig, Alan Carter, Helena Russell, Paul Morrow.
  • Bios of the scheduled guest of honor (who did all appear): Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Prentis Hancock, Nick Tate, Judy Geeson.
  • "Alternate Endings: The Metamorph" by Ken Scott. A clever parody feature.
  • Ad for R. Eisenhuth's new fan fiction collection: The Correlation Sequence.
  • "Space: 1976 -- A Visit to Pinewood & Bray Studios" by Robin Hill, written "before his untimely death in July this year." Article ended with a B&W copy of his "Eagles Nest" artwork.
  • Article called "Directing 1999" -- by Robert E. Wood.
  • Ad for books available from Robert Wood: Destination Moonbase Alpha; and Valiant For Truth -- Barry Morse and his Lifelong Association with Bernard Shaw
  • Behind-the-scenes photo
  • "Another Time, Another Alpha" by Ken Scott ("Commissioner Simpson [sic] demanded drastic changes on Moonbase Alpha.")
  • Ad for books available from Anthony Wynn: Conversations at Warp Speed; and Remember with Advantages
  • Thanks...
  • Ad for fabgearusa.com
  • "Cast Reconnaissance" -- word find puzzle of dozens of series actors' names.
  • Details on convention charities: National Multiple Sclerosis Society; and Animal Friends.

  • Alpha: 2012
    Opening
    Ceremonies
    and
    Guest Panel
    Introduction Opening Ceremonies and the first Guest Panel of the Alpha: 2012 convention flowed into each other. This entry has details of what was covered. This was on Friday-2012/09/14.
    Warnings
  • Quoted items may sometimes be mild paraphrases or compressions.
  • Unquoted statements are more heavily paraphrased or compressed, but some phrases may still be as originally spoken.
  • Details
  • At about 11:45 or shortly thereafter, the Ballroom opened and the attendees could enter.
  • What drew everyone's attention first was "The Wall" -- a series of about 150 publicity and behind-the-scenes stills (and perhaps some vidcaps?) printed at 15x22.5" size. This became the centerpiece of many discussions over the coming days, and it was immediately announced that all of these, some autographed, would go up for bid on Sunday.
  • It appeared perhaps about 125 people were present, give or take more than a dozen.
  • After everyone sat down, there was an audio presentation of quotes from the series, followed by the guests of honor present that day appearing: Christopher Penfold, Nick Tate, Judy Geeson, Anton Phillips, and Prentis Hancock.
  • Opening ceremonies flowed immediately into the general Q&A.
  • There was a sentiment expressed about who would have thought, that after 37 years, we would all be here, at this convention? Chris expressed that he thought that (the late) Johnny Byrne and George Bellak would have liked to be here too.
  • Nick was asked whether he remembered carrying Judy. He said he did and said something to the effect of her being as light as a feather.
  • There was a question from the audience wondering if the guests realized how the series was an inspiration for many people to get involved in technology, including in NASA.
  • Judy talked about "To Sir With Love." No one had a clue that it would be so big, especially with such little support. They did their own makeup and clothes. Sidney Poitier took a nominal fee and a percentage, and it was the latter that "set him up for life." She later mentioned that viewers often have a story about when they saw the movie.
  • Dr. Mathias was one of Anton's earliest parts. He thought it was "magical" going to act at Pinewood, and agreed with others' sentiments that this studio was not shabby. He also stated Sylvia Anderson was nice to him.
  • Nick indicated they were on the most modern stages (L and M), and that "every episode was like shooting a mini-film." He noted they never did get to nine days per episode in the first season, but did in the second.
  • Asked if they kept any items from the filming of the series. I think Nick indicated not. Prentis mentioned the commlock he had and sold at charity auction for $1999 at the con in 1999.
    Nick: "No one offered me my commlock."
    Prentis: "No one offered me my commlock."
  • Nick stated that he took the S19 over a couple other roles available at the time. He stated that this was despite plans that his character was going to be killed in the first episode. He still took the role, however, because he had "a feeling about the show" thinking it was going to be bigger than Star Trek. "But as we all know, it was not." Yet he often meets people who remember the series, such as about six out of ten sound board people, he thought. He feels there are probably "millions" of people that are technical (overall) and that many of them remember the series. He felt that the series, especially Year One, was "science faction" -- a term he and some others (inc. Christopher Penfold too, if I recall correctly).
  • Chris had "sense of doing science fiction for television that had not been done before." However, then the series produced to that point went to focus groups, and.... "Focus groups tend to say that they like things that they had seen before." Thus, there were already negative statements emerging regarding the first season. This started creating some pressures early in the history of the series.
  • Nick stated something to the effect that while there were some good things that happened in the second season, he was "deeply distressed" about the people who were let go (between seasons).
  • Anton added the atmosphere was different. Like friends in the first season, but that it just was not as much fun in the second.
  • Chris indicated the original "Black Sun" script (from David Weir?) came in at ~130 pages, which would have been ~130 minutes. Chris rewrote it with some initial discussion with Johnny Byrne.

  • Alpha: 2012
    Judy Geeson
    Q&A Panel
    Introduction Details about the Judy Geeson Q&A panel at the Alpha: 2012 convention. This was on Friday-2012/09/14, and the panel was hosted by Paul Bens. It was Judy's first S19 con. Judy had played Regina Kesslann in the sixth episode (ATAP) of the series.
    Warnings
  • Quoted items may sometimes be mild paraphrases or compressions.
  • Unquoted statements are more heavily paraphrased or compressed, but some phrases may still be as originally spoken.
  • Details
  • In S19, she enjoyed playing a role with a split personality. She stated that she did not have to audition for the role?
  • "The Lords of Salem": three others turned down the role she got, perhaps because it was a low-budget production. She stated that after her audition for her role in it, Rob Zombie (the producer?) stated something to the effect that "she understands what I wrote, book her." Regarding that movie, but later in the panel, Paul Bens indicated (he heard?) the not as much blood and gore compared to other Rob Zombie productions. She stated RZ is an old-fashioned soul, and that it was a very happy set.
  • Long-time friend of Roy Dotrice.
  • One S19 publicity photo is of Judy on the set with a camera taking pictures. She was asked if she has any of the pictures she took, but she answered that she was pretty certain that it was not her camera.
  • She agrees that ... UXB is a historically accurate and fantastic series. "The whole thing was shot in London."
  • "The higher up the ladder, the sweeter the person." (I think she explained something along the lines of no longer having to go out and make their mark, or something like that.)
  • She told a story from filming "Fearing the Light" (?). Peter Cushing had heard that she had a cockatoo (sp?), and asking that she bring it (named Benjamin but later discovered it was a female -- but has kept the name) to the set. One(?) time as he walked by, it said, "Hello."
  • For Mad About You, she knew the show runner, but you just could not get the role that way.
  • She stated Star Maidens was fun but that Space: 1999 was "superior in every way."
  • In Star Trek: Voyager, she played a holodeck character named Sandrine. "They [cast and crew] had been going for so long, it was not personal... it was quick."
  • When asked what role she is asked about the most, she replied without hesitation, "To Sir With Love" -- to which she added: "Every time. Every time."
  • Asked when she decided to move to Los Angeles. She was doing "The Real Thing" (here in the U.S.), but was going to return to the U.K. to do another show. When that was canceled, she decided to remain for awhile. Then she met a man, and got married. Though she later divorced, she had SAD and liked the warmth [and light?] in the L.A. area. She still loves and visits England, but has lived here for over thirty years.
  • She then invited "the men" (at least Prentis and probably Anton and Chris as well) to join her on the panel.
  • Prentis asked her if she had "any dirt on Nick." She replied, "Not really."
  • Asked "Does playing the Space: 1999 role take a lot out of you," she replied, "Not really; just stay in the moment."
  • Asked about differences in acting in the U.S. vs. U.K., she stated there was no real (major?) difference except "tea time" in the U.K., which when called meant everything was dropped.
  • Someone (probably Judy) on the panel stated that the U.K. is changing to have more auditions [similar to the U.S.?]. "You're a good actor, but are you right for the role." Also stated by one of the panelists: "You can survive bad actors and directors, but you cannot survive bad writing."
  • Back on S19, Judy stated: "I remember the joy of having two brains."

  • Alpha: 2012
    Powysverse
    Panel
    Introduction On the occasion of the Phoenix of Megaron launch by Powys Media, a panel came together at Alpha: 2012 to discuss their past and recent history.
    Warnings
  • Quoted items may sometimes be mild paraphrases or compressions.
  • Unquoted statements are more heavily paraphrased or compressed, but some phrases may still be as originally spoken.
  • Panelists
  • Mateo Latosa (founder and editor-in-chief)
  • Elena Cambio (new Powys author)
  • Christopher Penfold (S19 writer)
  • Ken Scott (artist of many of the Powys book cover images)
  • Handout "Literary Space: 1999 — The First Ten Years of the Powys Media" by Mateo Latosa. Described the inception of Powys, the support of Johnny Byrne, contacting Carlton, their goals including a "unified canon" with improved continuity, the numerous contributions people have made, and a list of the books and other media related to S19 that have been released to this point -- fifteen titles in totals so far. (This handout parallels an early "Literary Space: 1999 [...?]" handout Mateo distributed at the 2000(?) convention.
    Details
  • There was "only one name at the beginning: Johnny Byrne." He had, unbeknownst to Mateo, been following the Episode by Episode (ExE) metathread that was initiated and guided by Mateo. After it ended, Mateo received a call from Johnny at 7:30AM on a Saturday, much to the former's surprise.
  • "We wanted to make Johnny proud."
  • Mateo asked Christopher, "What was it like to find out the stories you started, for them to continue." Chris replied that it was an "enormous privilege. Television is a transitory art." It is "not very often in life that something special enjoys much longevity."
  • Chris stated he had "detached" himself from the series for a long time, but that "fan interest started bringing him back." (Unclear notes for the following sentence...) When Mateo asked for some input (?), "it was a window" and that a "younger generation [were getting?] to know the characters -- that [the characters] had endeared themselves... was excited, enormously encouraging, and gratifying. Chris stated he "would want to thank Mateo and the fans."
  • It sounded to me like Chris was interested in seeing Malice too, thinking this sort of approach to distribution is, overall, something of a potential challenge to the big studios.
  • Elena Cambio is working on a novel titled Black Doves for Powys. She had an idea for a novella. She had not written a novel before, but had worked in screenplays to that point. (The novella later expanded to a novel, apparently.) She stated she was "honored to write these characters that we love," and for a "first series" [Y1?] that had explored the "human condition." These characters had "formed a lot of [her] imagination" and she felt it a "huge responsibility."
  • Elena felt it was an incredible moment that, "I am sitting here with Christopher Penfold." Mateo: "That is how we all feel."
  • Mateo stated that for Ken Scott's artwork, that Ken reads the manuscript or talks to the author. Ken stated that after he comes up with an image, he sends it on, often with a "How about this?" He stated that creating these images was a "dream come true." He has just started a website.
  • Mateo "wanted to follow Johnny's lead in 'Message From Moonbase Alpha' (MFMBA) in melding in Year Two. I did not want to lose a lot of the Y2 details" in terms of characters, backgrounds, etc.
  • Mateo: "To have all these people's support, that maybe we did the right thing." He added that in general, all of the comments are welcome.
  • An audience member asked how far in the future they intend to go. Mateo stated they "are planning to go to the next generation," and that they are "bookending" MFMBA as part of that.
  • Upcoming stories were mentioned, including Black Doves, Children of the Gods (COTG), and The Whispering Sea.
  • On COTG, Johnny had said to Mateo that "I want you to write [it] and I will be your mentor." Mateo did not feel he should be the author, but instead they worked together a detailed timeline, which Mateo then passed to Bill Latham.
  • Martin Willey's book is on "the back burner" over the photo side of this (i.e. rights to use original series photos). It is otherwise already written.
  • Regarding starting with a framework, Mateo "definitely had ideas in mind" and "seeded" stories with loose ends which could later be used for a larger story. Following up on this point, Elena stated working with Powys has been "a wonderful process" and "organic." No demands were placed on what she should include, but rather requests.
  • Asked a question, Christopher stated, "I do not have a Space: 1999 story to pitch [to Powys]." It will be "a new generation with new ideas about how to run the moonbase." [I am uncertain if he was referencing 'of writers' here rather than 'of characters' -- sorry. If anyone has a clearer indication, please let me know.]
  • Asked a question about his process, Ken stated he starts with pictures, from which he gets ideas, and that he is "not much for sketching nowadays."
  • The revised, Powys version of Phoenix of Megaron is being released today (2012/09/14).
  • Asked about what order the Powys stories should be read, production order or timeline order, I think Mateo indicated either, but did include that if one wanted, one could read it in production order. (I took it that the stories are mostly well-contained even with connections to each other, except....)
  • He strongly indicated that no matter what, however, one should read Omega before Alpha, not in typical Greek alphabetical order. Also, that if one had it, to read or listen to "Spider's Web" before both of them. There is a printed version of "Spider's Web" contained in the Shepherd Moon anthology.
  • The Shane Johnson (sp?) novella was delayed from Shepherd Moon, moved to Prodigal Moon. He also wrote a sequel for the story for that book. Also included is a story by Ellen Lindow.
  • Powys gave out a limited number (25) of chapbooks of some of Black Doves, which audience members could then get autographed.

  • Alpha: 2012
    Anton Phillips
    Q&A Panel
    Introduction Details about the Anton Phillips Q&A panel at the Alpha: 2012 convention. This was on the morning of Saturday, 2012/09/15. The panel was hosted by Rosie Badgett. Anton had played Dr. Bob Mathias in the series.
    Warnings
  • Quoted items may sometimes be mild paraphrases or compressions.
  • Unquoted statements are more heavily paraphrased or compressed, but some phrases may still be as originally spoken.
  • Mostly in the order discussed, but a few statements have been moved about a little to go with some similar points.
  • Details
  • Asked something about what sort of "experience" he brought to the role of Dr. Bob Mathias, Anton replied, "I brought my experience as an actor," but also that he had played doctors in other roles.
  • He thinks we are still a "long way from the fantasy of Space: 1999." He stated that he reads a lot of science fiction, and has since a teen. He indicated we are only "just starting to catch up with 1984," citing an example that one can walk(?) across London and be photographed by something like 300[?] cameras. He is a fan of Asimov, though he sees Foundation "as a bit naive."
  • Asked what stands out for him (his character) in S19, he listed: the first episode; being "blown out the window" [in "War Games"], and being "zonked on Piri." Regarding the first episode, he stated it was to be his only episode, but that the producers liked him.
  • An audience member talked about Dr. Bob Mathias being nice, mellow (asking if that is what Anton brought to the character?). However, Anton listed what he thought were Bob's key characteristics: "top of his game," "can be relied upon," "efficient."
  • An audience member asked, "Did you think of any backstory [for the character]?" He replied "No," that such "could be contradicted by a script at some point," and that besides, the "demands on time with a small role are still strong."
  • "When you're filming, what you need is patience."
  • He discussed that his wife had a role, her character ending up being strangled by Balor. But then the actress was given another role in a later epsiode, as "Nurse A."
  • Asked if he would be interested in having a role in a new series of S19 [or perhaps the question more specifically asked about Space: 2099?], he stated, "Sure."
  • "I only have fans from Space: 1999; but it is always a pleasant surprise."
  • Asked what he is doing now, he stated that he has had his own company "for a number of years." This company films documentaries of oral histories. There was an influx of a lot of Caribbean people into the U.S. and U.K. a few decades back, and the films are about their pasts. Also about some of the Muslims ("We Are Here" regarding those in Kensington and elsewhere).
  • They are now doing some medical-related films, such as about the need for organ donation among African-Caribbean people, who are a very diverse mix (making matches more difficult). They need donated organs, but are not donating them. The message about this is being distributed in schools, libraries, museums -- targeting the younger generation.
  • Asked something[?] about when he first wanted to act, he stated he was "always an actor." His Jamaican school's "headmistress had a passion for theater." However, "theater in Jamaica is only a part-time job."
  • Anton left Jamaica and moved to America when he was about 13. He finished high school in America -- namely in [or around?] the District of Columbia. His mother was in the diplomatic service. He "got his diploma on a Wednesday" and then "moved to New York on Thursday."
  • He [later?] went back to Jamaica briefly, returned to the U.S., then decided to "see the world." But he "got to England and it was very nice there." It "took ten years to get to Germany."
  • He has done some directing of Jamaican "roots" films, "the ones that are more family oriented."

  • Alpha: 2012
    Martin Landau
    Q&A Panel
    Introduction Details about the Martin Landau Q&A panel at the Alpha: 2012 convention. This was on Saturday, 2012/09/15. Martin had played Cmdr. John Koenig in the series.
    Warnings
  • Quoted items may sometimes be mild paraphrases or compressions.
  • Unquoted statements are more heavily paraphrased or compressed, but some phrases may still be as originally spoken. This includes that things that may have been said in abbreviation may have ended up written up in full (e.g. "TV" vs. "television").
  • Mostly in the order discussed, but a few statements have been moved about a little to go with other similar points.
  • The editor's own Opinion(s) is/are presented as a separate section.
  • Statements
  • This actually became a surprise event. He had accepted the invitation, was listed in the con booklet, and was expected to appear on Sunday, but cancelled very shortly before due to publicity needs for his upcoming movie.
  • Many of the attendees first heard about the cancellation at Registration or Opening Ceremonies. Then suddenly, on Saturday, after the Anton Phillips Q&A panel finished, when the Prentis Hancock Q&A panel was to have taken place, there was an announcement there was to be a surprise guest. It was Martin.
  • (The Prentis Hancock Q&A was postponed to Sunday.)
  • About halfway through this panel, Martin invited the other guests on stage.
  • If I recall correctly, this panel ran longer, which is probably why there are so many Details below.
  • Details
  • Mentioned that he plays a character in the upcoming "Frankenweenie" movie.
  • Misses (the late) Barry Morse and Tony Anholt, mentioning the "Law of Diminishing Returns."
  • Asked about his favorite episodes, he stated that a few "reverberate": "Black Sun" (character driven, female god, drinking "brandy while waiting for doomsday"); "War Games" ("amazed the sets were still standing"); and (unverified: though not by name, see next paranthetical) "Space Brain" ("Stop the foam!" -- "not a favorite but it still reverberates").
  • "In the first year we did more interesting work." There was "something very theatrical about the set," but that Command Center became "much more conventional" [last word uncertain from notes but that was probably the word].
  • "We had good directors."
  • Alfred Hitchcock wanted Martin "to have a better suit than Cary Grant, which was no easy task." Someone came up to him and asked, "Mr. Grant would like to know who made your suit." Martin said, "Mr. Grant should have this conversation with Mr. Hitchcock." It turns out the person asking the question was Ray Austin, who would later go on to direct episodes of Space: 1999 [note: nine in total].
  • Martin already knew of Charles Crichton (by the time of S19?), but was told "You may not know Ray Austin as a director."
  • Martin stated something like, "television is made faster" and that he was "never bored. I had a lot of dialogue to learn every night, just getting the lines straight in your head."
  • He talked about reacting to spaceships that looked like a "flower" rather than something ferocious, implying or stating these were changed later.
  • He talked about a Y2 episode [not specified?] in which there was a pre-emptive strike, that he objected to Fred Freiberger (that it was not what the Commander character would do), and that it was partially changed.
  • Asked if he would play the Commander "any differently," Martin stated that "I did not go back that way, beyond the dailies." He did add, however, that there "could have been more humor in the show. It "could have helped in the reviews as well. Those characters needed some humor. Would have given it more reality." He added that it is "tough to do a movie every week."
  • His Oscar statue was briefly discussed.
  • At this point, he asked the other guests onto the stage. On this day, that was Christopher Penfold, Nick Tate, Prentis Hancock, and Anton Phillips.
  • Christopher mentioned that he "learned a lot about script writing" on the series.
  • Martin mentioned recalling how hydroponics and birth control were very important [to the Alphans], that his character was "not allowed to procreate," to which Nick replied that his character "tried his damnedest," to which there was a lot of laughter.
  • An audience member asked if the realized the lives influenced by this show. Though asked in terms of the series inspiring the younger generation, the guests (or Martin specifically?) were aware that Buzz Aldrin, John Glenn, and Neil Armstrong all watched the show, and that the first was "addicted to the show."
  • One of the guests stated "There is a romance about being blown out of orbit." [Apologies for not getting down who said this; I barely got down the quote at all].
  • There was mention of how the air conditioning had broken down in the "hottest summer" and how Martin, Nick, and Barbara had to be filming in spacesuits (which were "made out of sleeping bags.")
  • Martin brought up how in one episode ["The Last Enemy"], they "came between two warring planets and tried to intervene." He stated this was based on real life. "Science fiction allows discussion... that is less blatant."
  • Mention was made of how they "started our own network in a sense" (Space: 1999 was a pioneer in massive first-run syndication).
  • Nick mentioned how British actors "did not have as lucrative a contract." Martin replied that "it was not fair."
  • Anton mentioned there was "no stigma" about the show, and that a lot of big actors wanted to be on the show. Several names were brought up by the guests (and audience?).
  • Martin stated it was the "only show that was shooting on film rather than tape." To this, Nick added it had a "full film crew" which was "unheard of in television."
  • The guests were asked about the elements of which they were proudest. Nick replied this was "like asking about your favorite daughter" (intentionally echoing an earlier reply of Martin's) [that I did not get noted in context]. Nick also stated, "We all had fantastic anticipation that it would be a major landmark in our lives."
  • Referring to those on the panel with him, Martin stated "these actors were underused."
  • Christopher stated, "The person with the most reason to be proud is Gerry Anderson." [Editor's Note: I think this received applause.] "Gerry was so open to the kind of ideas and storylines which made the series so distinctive."
  • Nick indicated that Sylvia (Anderson) "got a bum deal not getting the second season" and added that "Gerry did not like actors," but "Sylvia liked the actors."
  • Martin said [not sure how literal or paraphrased the following is] that, "With lots of post production special effects, we were often working with things that are not there."
  • Martin Landau was considered for (was offered?) the role of Spock on Star Trek, but he "did not want to play a character without emotion." Then, referring to his Mission: Impossible character, he stated he was "much happier to play Rollin Hand than Spock." He indicated the character had an initial name (Martin Hand?) that Martin Landau did not like and was able to argue the producers into a new name (albeit keeping the same length to the first name -- something about more easily making the change typographically?).
  • Martin stated that "I love the show [S19]" and added that he was amazed at The Wall of pictures. "I have a commlock... [but] it does not open anything." Asked a question about watching his past work, he answered "Whenever I watch anything I did, I remember the life behind it."
  • Nick mentioned that Rod Serling was more "show me, do not tell me."
  • Martin stated that his daughter Juliet recently married, and that Susie is writing a script from a novel.
  • On Zienia Merton, Martin said "she was always there and delightful; she was wonderful." He talked about how Barry Morse's voice used to be different, more gutteral, from where he grew up; he learned to alter it (well before S19). On Catherine Schell, he said she "was a wonderful girl" but that having a metamorph in the series "was not my thing," and that he missed "having that sounding board" (Barry's character). "The show was being tampered with for the wrong reasons."
  • At the end, and speaking more generally of Martin's career and life, an audience member (?) offered that Martin really should write his memoirs. To this there was a lot of applause.
  • Opinion It was seemed very clear that Martin recalls much from his considerable time in the acting profession, going all the way back to the 1950s. His memory of the series was also very strong. I too gave applause regarding the memoir idea.

    Alpha: 2012
    Space: 2099
    (Jace Hall)
    Panel
    Introduction Details on the Alpha: 2012 convention panel on Jace Hall's Space: 2099 project. This panel was in the afternoon of Saturday, 2012/09/15. I was a few minutes late to the panel, so I did not catch the name or role of the woman who was on the panel with him, though it sounded like (from an audience member's reference to her later in the panel) that she was a representative of ITV, though I cannot verify this. During my time there, I do not recall her saying anything, suggesting she was, in this context at least, an observer.
    Warnings
  • "They" is usually used by the Editor in a generic way here, to reference Jace Hall and any development team he may have. It may or may not refer to ITV as well. Please do not read too much into the "they" unless it is clarified.
  • Quoted items may sometimes be mild paraphrases or compressions.
  • Unquoted statements are more heavily paraphrased or compressed, but some phrases may still be as originally spoken.
  • The editor's own Opinion(s) is/are presented as a separate section.
  • Details
  • (As previously stated, the first few minutes were missed. There were perhaps statements early on about development secrets that cannot be divulged at this point? It would seem likely given the early stage of this project and the that during the session, there were a number of times he deferred on some details or key points when asked.)
  • Jace stated that ITV "have heard every pitch for years, but we heard nothing we are interested in until now."
  • "We not only need to bring this franchise back, but the process is important too." [Perhaps related to the point after the next one? Perhaps about marketing? Uncertain.]
  • With videogame development, the producers "have to get it right from the start [beginning?], because it is not like movies that can make it up in DVD sales." (The editor perhaps missed some context to this comment and is unsure if was implying anything about S20 or used as an example of some kind.)
  • They "wanted to engage fans earlier" than is normal for development of a televison project, and ITV decided to approve.
  • Themes ("ideas"?) they wish to keep (three cited):
    * the "epic" and "discovery" factors;
    * the "near future," to show 2099 in a way that looks "plausible" to us; and
    * "having to solve problems beyond normal scope."
  • They want something that "moves science fiction back towards something thoughtful" while still satisfying the fans.
  • There was a question about "How do you solve the problem of getting the Moon out of orbit?" Jace would defer on this key point several times through the session, while audience members were suggesting that the concept could be updated while still getting the Moon out of orbit (and see also the point after the next).
  • "The Eagle Transporter will be in the show." However, "What you see in the poster is not intended to be that." He further stated that they "may need to update the interior, but the exterior looks like something that could exist then [2099]."
  • There was a question from the audience in regards to the speed of the Moon and how S20 would update this, given it was sometimes a question/criticism about S19. [Notes did not list an answer, presumably because this too was likely deferred.]
  • Jace Hall, referring to himself and apparently ITV as well on this point, indicated they have "no desire to tell the story of Space: 1999 because that has been told." Also: "The intention is to capture these things that make Space: 1999 compelling."
  • In referring to the epic journey, Jace asked an apparently- or explicitly-hypothetical question (the Editor is not sure which): "Why does it need to be the Moon?" An audience member replied, either directly to this question or in some subsequent follow-up that, "The Moon is a character." (Further discussion was deferred again for the moment, but (and the Editor does not feel this is opinion) it was very clear that the lunar questions were of growing concern to the audience.)
  • Jace: "Use of magic is out." [The editor is not certain whether or not this was explained or clarified (sorry).]
  • An audience member asked about the color scheme, that this had a distinctive look (and was sharp?), as opposed to rather "darker" sets/scenes seen in many recent SFTV series.
  • S20 is "not supposed to be a special effects extraveganza, but when they are there, they should be good."
  • Jace finally stated: "The Moon will be present and part of it, but will not play the same role." This appeared to be as much as he could say. (See also Opinions.)
  • Jace gave his contact information:
    jace@hdfilms.com
  • Jace stated: "We are not remaking Space: 1999. We are making Space: 2099." Also added that, "From a story perspective" that it "is not a story you have seen before," and that "its closest is Space: 1999." It will have a "similar 'accident' theme."
  • From the audience, the reporter (as a fan) brought up what he called a "murky shakes" problem that many modern SFTV series have, of not only murky sets with the intentionally shaky-cam but that the character(ization)s are often of a narrow range of murky shades of grey, rather than a wider range -- and asked if Jace had approaches in mind. Jace replied that they "do want characters they[?] can relate to" and that "it has been considered."
  • Asked if there would be "spiritual elements," Jace replied yes.
  • Asked(?) if they had been given a green light for a pilot or a full season, Jace stated it would (likely?) start in a similar way to the 2000s Battlestar Galactica. [Note: My notes are not clear if he fully answered the "green light" part of the question. Sorry.] [Note: BSG started with a miniseries, and from what the Editor understands, it was from strong response to that which led to commissioning a full series.]
  • Jace added that he "wants to put in some references to the old series."
  • Notes
  • Time was somewhat limited, and reduced compared to original plans, given last-minute changes earlier in the day. Jace was ready to wrap up taking questions and yield to the next panel. However, the next panel's sole member, Robert Wood, was present in this S20 panel and spoke up to yield some of his time, stating something to the effect that these were important questions. Uncertain when this exchange occurred, thus this being mentioned in Notes rather than Details. It was at some point prior to the "murky shakes" question, however.
  • Opinions
  • It seemed clear that he could not reveal a lot, that he could discuss a few things but was also there to capture some of the pulse of the fans (and I think he did state at some point that he too is a fan of the original S19 series).
  • It was something of a "tough room" from the audience, with pointed but constructive questions (especially about the Moon). He seemed to respect and welcome these and other questions, stating something about wanting to hear fan response.
  • It seemed clear that it was the question of the Moon's place in the new series that caused the most questions and concern. I too am concerned, as it was the Moon as a storytelling platform which was striking and was a key part of the theme of the characters as castaways stuck on something they had virtually no control over and wanted to leave for greener places -- two important themes. That it was such an unconventional platform may be causing some of this apparent possibility of not using it the same way, that perhaps it is perceived in some quarters as an implausible basis, as some critics did for S19's Breakaway premise back in the mid-1970s. Whether Jace intends to replace this with some other unconventional platform, a spaceship instead, or some entirely different basis, is not at all clear to me, at least as I write this nearly three weeks later. Obviously, how much and how the Moon will be used is very unclear too, though the implication can lead one to believe it would be less. It seemed the greatest audience concern was over making S20 into yet another spaceship-based series.
  • I do not think this phrase was used in the panel, but the impression I got at the end is that Space: 2099 could be called "inspired by Space: 1999" -- and that inspiration could be on some of the character, plot, and theme points, to greater or lesser degrees. It is the "greater or lesser" that I find a major unknown, though at this point it is probably not a surprise (how much other series projects reveal about themselves at this point in development is not something I know about, however).
  • I feel it likely that if this project does come to fruition as a series, that I would approach it in that fashion, as a largely new series, and judge it on those merits while hoping it has taken good inspirations from S19, while remaining a fan of S19 regardless of whether or not I see S20 as a worthy re-imagining. This is not to say I don't have opinions on other possible S19-related projects, but is simply my Opinion at this point about Jace Hall's S20 project.

  • Alpha: 2012
    Robert Wood
    Panel
    (w/Correction)
    Introduction Details on the Alpha: 2012 convention panel by Robert Wood discussing "Plausibility." The panel was nominally titled Destination Moonbase Alpha (one of his books), but he had attended Jace Hall's Space: 2099 panel immediately beforehand, during which Robert had publicly yielded some of his time to allow the audience to ask more questions. This left Robert with reduced time (perhaps less than 30 minutes?). The topic instead became "plausibility" instead. (Is "instead" an accurate word? See Questions section.)
    Warnings
  • There was a correction in one of the Details points. One of my notes should have been re-expanded to a summary statement (of mine) with some subtleties restored, but I instead mistook it as a quote from Robert, that was not something he had stated. Now corrected below, with apologies to Robert.
  • Quoted items may sometimes be mild paraphrases or compressions.
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  • Details
  • Discussed how a science consultant can have a role, but that sometimes the speculation should go beyond current theory, in part because what is currently thought or known can change over time.
  • Space: 1999 "is an epic origin story, not a hard science story."
  • "It may be that Space: 1999's heart was mechanical, like Victor Bergman's; but its soul was its people."
  • There were "more... failed space missions than successes."
  • Quoting Christopher Penfold: "When we started, we were very much in the same place of the characters, but [had?] hope."
  • Quoting Johnny Byrne: "The writing, like the characters, were[?] going further into the unknown."
  • "The defining aspect has always been the Mysterious Unknown Force."
  • One of the themes: biological man vs. technological man.
  • "The Alphan people were born as a people at Breakaway."
  • "Incredible and unexplainable events occurred in a lot of episodes."
  • "Their [the Alphans] seeing [Moonbase] Alpha as home grew over time."
  • Quoting Johnny again: "[The series] was larger than the sum of the parts."
  • He also quoted someone (Johnny?) about S19 stimulating speculation.
  • Quoting Johnny: "It was humanity condensed to a small number of individuals."
  • Robert argued that "it should be implausible" and that "some of it has to be taken on face value, on faith."
  • He ended by stating that "Any new series should be an extrapolation on what came before."
  • Questions
  • Perhaps some of the above is derived from things Robert included in his Destination Moonbase Alpha book? I don't know. In the Introduction above, I indicated a topic shift in this panel, but perhaps that is a partial mischaracterization, and I would welcome clarification/correction if it is.
  • Opinions
  • The two consecutive panels of Jace and Robert were a fascinating study of perspectives that while overlapping (S19 having and S20 wanting) to some degree on themes of discovering and dealing with events of epic scope, even more pointedly had considerable contrasts as well. Point-counterpoint. These two panels in roughly the middle of the convention seemed to become much of the core of discussion among attendees afterwards, from what I could tell.
  • I would agree that a science consultant would still have a place, to allow a series to avoid gaffes with some basic things (e.g. simple astronomical terms) where one is not even trying to talk about something mysterious or strangely different. Also to point out scientific details that may actually enhance the story or perhaps even suggest some mysteries or theories that could be played upon. I certainly do agree that such a consultant should not rule all decisions or we lose the fiction/speculative part of "science fiction" / "speculative fiction." A sense of wonder and mystery are often beneficial to have, and even in the context of science, knowing that answering one question often raises several more (as many scientists say in one way or another).
  • Regardless of the prior Opinion, Robert's presentation (in Details or the greater whole of it) was definitely a strong tour of many of the underlying deeper themes of S19, covering a good fraction of what has long drawn me to S19. This includes it being an origin story, something I have long felt even before I heard the phrase. It as an origin story is something I think is valuable point that I love hearing echoed in various contexts. Origin stories are the kind that are seen in science fiction television less often than one might think, in my opinion. Also, it was executed with more of a balance of human emotions (and I reference the whole of S19 here) than is often seen on SFTV nowaways. In the latter, the characters are frequently a murky middle mess of half-functioning headcases that I find difficult to "relate to" as characterizations -- the limited range actually striking me as unrealistic (and just hard to stomach after awhile).

  • Alpha: 2012
    Barbara Bain
    Q&A Panel
    Introduction Details about the Barbara Bain Q&A panel at the Alpha: 2012 convention. This was on Saturday, 2012/09/15. Barbara had played Dr. Helena Russell (Chief Medical Officer) in the series.
    Warnings
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  • Details
  • She opened (or soon said) that she has been busy.
  • She stated that "images flashed by on everything" when she looked at The Wall of images from the series, tacked onto one wall of the main room at the convention.
  • She was asked if she had any concerns about moving to another nation [England] in order to star in Space: 1999. She stated one of her daughters was concerned whether there would be uniforms at school (there were not). The other daughter asked, "Do I have a choice?" The children "discovered the art of letter writing" to keep up with friends in the States.
  • Barbara shot a pilot with Steven Spielberg: Savage. It was sold, and was to be on the air. Then Watergate happened, and Savage was dropped.
  • September 13th: Breakaway and her birthday. Just a coincidence.
  • She "preferred the more clinical doctor" in Y1 "over the more fun-loving" one in Y2.
  • Stated there were "a lot of funny moments."
  • Regarding "The Full Circle" episode, she recalled that "some of the cavewoman makeup stuck" on the day when her daughter was "bringing home her first boyfriend."
  • The pink gown (from "One Moment of Humanity") was never actually completed.
  • Gerry Anderson "was very serious" while Sylvia Anderson was more fun.
  • Barbara has "never been a long range planner." [Response to some question that I did not get down.]
  • About this time, she asked those series guests who were present in the panel's audience to come up to the stage with her. This included at least the following: Nick Tate, Anton Phillips, Christopher Penfold. Uncertain about Prentis Hancock.
  • The expanded panel was asked what it was like to work with Barbara. Nick replied, "It was awesome" and that she was a "consummate actress." He also stated that Barbara and Martin were "two people at the head of the show that had dignity and class; both were gracious[?]." Anton stated that he "could not have had better role models coming into a film studio for the first time."
  • Christopher Penfold was asked about input from Martin and Barbara. "It was incredibly invaluable to have their insights" that he "could apply to screen writing." He added that it is "not often that you get that level of involvement and commitment."
  • Barbara stated that Catherine Schell "was a darling person" and that "Maya was a fun character." Nick added that Catherine was a "very irreverent" person, "more blunt than most people," and could "trade punches" with the guys.
  • Barbara was asked, "Did you find out that fans were influenced by the woman doctor in space?" Barbara stated it went back to Mission: Impossible, and that at one point after that, she met a child named Cinnamon.
  • "Gun molls, prostitutes, dance hall roles": Barbara "had to play a lot of these" when she first came to Hollywood.
  • (Barbara referring to the producer of M:I?) "He also cast a black man in a role where he [the character] had a job." So the series had a woman and a black man with major jobs, Barbara pointed out.
  • George Bellak had a lot of say in the role of Helena Russell and the diversity of the cast. Lee Katzin as well.
  • Does anyone have the context that led to this quote? "Don't[?] tell me this is not the best flat tire you ever had?"
  • Notes
  • Autographs from Barbara Bain followed, out in the Foyer. Due to the limited time of her visit, this was organized such that one of the con-com took all pictures of attendees with her, to avoid all the back and forth of various people taking pictures. The pictures were emailed not long after the con ended.

  • Alpha: 2012
    Chris Penfold
    Q&A Panel
    Introduction Details about the Christopher Penfold Q&A panel at the Alpha: 2012 convention. This was on Sunday, 2012/09/16. Christopher was a series writer.
    Warnings
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  • Unquoted statements are more heavily paraphrased or compressed, but some phrases may still be as originally spoken. This includes that things that may have been said in abbreviation may have ended up written up in full (e.g. "TV" vs. "television").
  • Details
  • Someone (the moderator, Paul Bens, I think) mentioned how he was influenced by the writing of Christopher. Chris stated that it is "gratifying to hear."
  • Penfold stated that Johnny Byrne "was the science fiction writer," and stated that while they had story meetings, they "did not write the stories together."
  • Someone asked, "What was the revision process like?" He responded, that the saying 'The first draft is always the best" has a "grain of truth in that," explaining that, "You can keep revising until you revise the hell out of it." He also added that, "As a writer, [you?] look for a good script editor," but it "does not always work [out] that way."
  • "Dragon's Domain" was brought up, and Chris indicated that, "I wanted it to be scary" and that it was a "take on the myth of George and the Dragon."
  • Asked about censorship concerns, he indicated, "The person who had to worry about the censor was Gerry Anderson."
  • He was "sometimes disappointed with what I saw, sometimes very happy." (Speaking of the filmed results of his scripts?)
  • He indicated there was some "meddling" within Year One. [Note: He had alluded to this in the Opening Panel as well.]
  • Regarding character continuity, Christopher indicated that while it started with him [that any particular script has continuity?], but was also with Martin, Barbara, Nick.
  • Question: When he left the show, did he have any stories left? He stated he had nothing specific.
  • Regarding All Creatures Great and Small, he was working for the BBC at the time, and had done another about a zoo.
  • Regarding Space: 1999 again, he stated, "I have found new enthusiasm for the series," in part from the efforts of Mateo Latosa and the late Johnny Byrne.
  • Someone opined that "War Games" was a "pacifistic morality tale," but that it was "stuble rather than preachy." In response, Penfold invoked the famous phrase, "Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it."
  • Penfold indicated he is agnostic. He "understands the hunger for spirituality." He also stated, "That is the area in which we boldly went" (all the religious aspects of S19).
  • He stated he has a "huge sense of excitement over the latest Mars probe" (Curiosity).
  • Penfold stated it was Joanna Dunham (sp?) who was the voice in the Black Sun.
  • Notes
  • At the end, an autographed "Space Brain" script was in a flash auction, and was bought for $600.

  • Alpha: 2012
    Blam! Ventures
    (Drew Gaska)
    Panel
    Introduction Details about BLAM! Ventures from its founder, Drew Gaska. This panel was on Sunday, 2012/09/16. The company produce graphic novels (modern comic books but often for an older audience), and have already released some new stories as well as a revised adaptation of a 1970s Charleton comic.
    Warnings
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  • Unquoted statements are more heavily paraphrased or compressed, but some phrases may still be as originally spoken. This includes that things that may have been said in abbreviation may have ended up written up in full (e.g. "TV" vs. "television").
  • Details
  • Drew watched Space: 1999 as a kid, after Star Trek, with the family. Later, in the 1990s, he got copies of S19 episodes. He thinks one "basic message was you're screwed in space."
  • He described BLAM! Ventures is a "guerilla studio" -- an "independent studio that gets rights to produce," but then "shops around to get a publisher." This is somewhat different from a more typical pattern in which "publishers often get rights but then do not know what to do and just get 'Bob' to do it and fans think it is not" the series upon which it is supposed to be based.
  • Drew indicated he had the rights to the old comics as well, and that he wrote the adaptation and laid out the graphics. He started some elements of additional continuity, citing the characters of Tony Verdeschi and Shermeen Williams. He stated "fans wanted some old-style comics" so he did. These are limited to 99 copies each.
  • The Aftershock and Awe hardcover should be out in November [2012]. This will be of "Awe" and all three "Aftershock"s, which are new stories.
  • With his graphic novels, he states he is "bringing some of the science back -- while keeping the mysticism."
  • Drew stated his favorite character is Victor Bergman.
  • He stated that the "original [1970s] artists had little access to details of the original series, so they made various mistakes," citing having commlocks backwards as one example.
  • With his "Classic" adaptations, it is the "same basic story" but that he "changed things to put in more background, creating what he said could be called a "Season 1.5". He also noted that "Classic will be 11 issues." It "will be put in a softcover collection in May [2013]." Digital releases about every two weeks (Comicsology (sp?)). Unclear Notes: Pre-orders for silkscreen prints for about a month?
  • He stated he needs help to reach out to order as much as possible, and that they "have plans to go through Year Five" with the new stories.
  • Mission: Alphaprobe (sp?) will look at "the aftereffects of Alphans passing through the galaxy." Also: Tony and Maya have had a son; John and Helena have a son.
  • There are some question of possible limits with the emergence of Jace Hall's Space: 2099 project.
  • He stated he "would be willing to do eight episodes" [presumably of Mission: Alphaprobe]. Someone, presumably in reference to a point of great controversy in the S20 panel discussion, asked, "Will the Moon be in it?" Drew stated, "Yes."

  • Alpha
    Child
    a.k.a.
  • Fiocco azzurro su Alpha (Italian)
  • Definition The tenth episode of Y1 of the series. Written by Christopher Penfold. Directed by Ray Austin.
    Summary The first child born on Moonbase Alpha, Jackie Crawford, abruptly grows from a baby to the equivalent of a five-year-old, shocking everyone. Many are still welcoming, while his mother, Sue Crawford, rejects him, and Commander Koenig grows suspicious. The child himself starts showing some sinister signs almost completely out of sight of others. While something is approaching Alpha, Jackie transforms again, this time into an adult, clearly alien, who calls himself Jarak. Alien spaceships arrive, Jarak kills Sue Crawford, and another alien, Rena, takes over Sue's form. They drive the rest of the Alphans towards death, so the beings in the spaceships can take over Alphan form, to hide from pursuers; but just as this is happening, an alien warship appears and destroys the four spaceships of Jarak's people. Jarak and Rena attempt to plead sanctuary, but the alien warship creates an energy beam that drives Jarak and Rena out and restores Sue Crawford and her baby.
    Details
  • A statement is made that life support is precarious.
  • Sole, and brief, appearances of Joan Conway.
  • Links
  • Episode Guide at the Catacombs.
  • Transcript at The Catacombs.

  • Alpha
    Facilities
    Intro List of facilities of Alpha that were mentioned (in written or verbal form) and/or shown.
    List
  • Main Mission
  • Command Center
  • Protein Production Unit ("Seed of Destruction")
  • Protein Stores
  • Nuclear Generating Areas (4? -- one damaged or destroyed) / Reactors
  • Eagle Pads
  • Eagle Hangars
  • Water Recycling Plant
  • Hydroponics
  • Solarium (2?)
  • Restaurants
  • Power Distribution (stations?)
  • Supply Depots
  • Observation Room
  • Living Quarters
  • Medical Center
  • Weapons Section?
  • Gymnasium
  • See Also
  • Alpha Facilities Chart in Hallway

  • Alpha
    Facilities
    Chart in
    Hallway
    Intro In "Seed of Destruction", in the scene fragment just before and after Maya transforms into Cranston, near the Observation Room, she is standing by a chart of Alpha locations by base region and/or level. This was located at a hallway junction, where the wall curves from one hallway into the one to the right. The locations the Editor was able to discern are Listed below in mixed case (they were listed in ALLCAPS in the episode). The chart seems to have levels as columns and facilities (listed below) as rows, with radial slices of Alpha color-coded.
    List
  • Power Distribution
  • Reconnaisance Section
  • Reactors
  • Restaurants
  • Sola(?) Energy Plant
  • Solarium 1
  • Supply Depots
  • Security
  • Solarium 2
  • Travel Tube Depots
  • Technical & Engineering
  • Notes
  • The same or similar chart is seen in at least one Y1 episodes (maybe RATM?) as well, but from too far away to discern any particular words. Same for "The Metamorph".

  • Alpha Moonbase See Moonbase Alpha

    Alpha
    Observed
    Intro At various times, it is found aliens have been observing Moonbase Alpha and/or the Alphans for some amount of time prior to an encounter. This does not include occasions where the Moon is observed for some hours or days before the encounter, but implication of a much longer period of time, or where an alien sits and watches from close by for some time before revealing his/her presence.
    Examples
  • "The Last Sunset" (Y1): the people native to Ariel "have been watching the progress of your world since the beginning of time." The "world" is presumably Earth, but the clear implication is they've been watching the Moon as well.
  • "The Taybor" (Y2): Taybor has been "scanning" them for "some little time," enough to know who (e.g. -- and by how he calls them) Commander Koenig, Doctor Russell, Mister Verdeschi, and Maya are. He also transfers several objects into Alpha just before he finally brings his ship into view.
  • NANE: Magus has "been monitoring [the Alphans] for a long time" and has "worked out the pair bonding in great detail" regarding the four Alphans (John, Helena, Tony, and Maya) he previously invited and trapped on the surface. He shows a lot of knowledge about Earth and claims to be several names familiar from Earth history/legend.

  • Alphan
    Technology
    Intro A List of various forms of technology the Alphans had at their disposal at some point.
    List
  • Various vehicles.
  • Various weapons.
  • Various scanners, many hand-held.
  • A large, technological base extrapolated from mid-1970's technology, meant to display an interpretation of late 20th Century, early 21st Century technology. This point will probably be expanded into specifics at a later time. (EXPAND)
  • The Bergman Shield, a type of force field.
  • Computers
  • Commlocks (hand-held communications devices)
  • Artificial gravity, for MBA and Eagles, but not elsewhere on the Moon's surface.
  • Other scientific advances made on Alpha after Breakaway.
  • Alien technology they were able to salvage or obtain from alien wrecks, or by other means, as well as any from Maya. No specific point was made on this in the series, yet devices of alien origin did appear at later time.
  • Artificial hearts

  • Alphan
    Vehicles
    Intro A List of vehicles the Alphans had.
    List
  • Numerous Eagle spaceships
  • Travel Tube intra-moonbase rapid transit system
  • Moonbuggy (used on the Moon and sometimes on planets)
  • Laser tanks (converted from another purpose?)
  • Re-Entry Glider
  • Voyager 1 (briefly)

  • Alphan
    Weaponry
    Intro A list of weaponry available for use by the Alphans in defending themselves on base or on missions. The list is in order of presumed power.
    List
  • Stun Gun
  • Laser rifle
  • Eagle laser
  • Laser batteries
  • Nuclear devices

  • "Alphans" Meanings
  • The personnel/residents of Moonbase Alpha as seen in the series and related works.
  • Fans of the series.

  • Alphans a.k.a.
  • "Creatures of the Moon" (as called by the Servant of the Guardian of Piri)
  • Definition The people of Moonbase Alpha after Breakaway. Initially, all are Terran humans born on Earth but separated from that world upon the Moon's Breakaway. After Breakaway, Jackie Crawford was born on base. Some time after that, Maya, a Psychon humanoid, joined the Alphan people.
    Notes
  • The term "Alphan" apparently did not emerge until after Breakaway, when ~300 humans were essentially cut off from the Terran homeworld, and were thus no longer really representatives of Earth but of their own adrift planetoid, and thus gained their own increasingly distinct identity.

  • Alternate a.k.a.
  • parallel universe (for reality/timeline)
  • doppelganger (for character)
  • Definition A word often used in this KB to refer to alternate realities/timelines, and/or the characters who "reside" in them. This page lists canon (e.g. ATAP) and may list some non-canon alternates, the latter from books and/or fan fiction where alternates are clearly defined.
    Details
  • Technically, it can be argued that all non-canon sources are alternates, but the Editor will make page will only call them alternates if they is some sufficiently strong difference(s) from canon and/or the main timeline. This may often be done at the Editor's discretion, which the Editor freely admits is subjective. If you run across details mentioning non-canon sources, please feel free to consider all of them alternates if you prefer.

  • Anderson Definition Surname of two producers of the series. They were married since 1962 (IMDb), but divorced between (?) filming of Y1 and Y2.
    List
  • Gerry Anderson: executive producer.
  • Sylvia Anderson: producer of Y1.

  • Annette
    Fraser
    a.k.a.
  • Annie
  • Summary Woman in Service Section, seen standing at computer walls in Command Center. Married to Bill Fraser two months prior to the Psychon encounter.
    Details
  • Faints in shock at capture of Bill by Mentor, recovers quickly and then wishes to leave Medical Center. Reacts strongly when she finds out about Directive Four, but finds some strength to watch that Eagle's approach to Psychon.
  • Wears a yellow sleeve (Service).
  • Long, blond hair.
  • Stories
  • "The Metamorph"
  • Links
  • Screencaps and brief sound clips elsewhere here at Metaforms.

  • Another Con,
    Another Place
    a.k.a.
  • ACAP
  • Definition A convention which took place in July 2008 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
    Details
  • July 18-20, 2008
  • Noted officially as a "relaxacon"
  • Scheduled, arranged phone calls to three of the actors
  • Links
  • Official Site

  • Another Time,
    Another Place
    a.k.a.
  • ATAP (common in discussion)
  • #1f (Editor's non-official episode counter)
  • Definition The 6th episode of the series. Written by Johnny Byrne. Directed by David Tomblin. Main guest artists/stars: Judy Geeson.
    Summary
  • Split of the Moon, Alpha, and Alphans. The dopplegangers (alternates) are encountered shortly later in the episode; they have experienced considerably more time, and have settled on an Earth otherwise devoid of human life.
  • Details
  • Alternate Earth as well?
  • Links
  • Episode by Episode discussion.
  • Episode Guide at The Catacombs.

  • Anthony Verdeschi See Tony Verdeschi

    Anton
    Gorski
    a.k.a.
  • Commander Gorski
  • Who The eighth commander of Moonbase Alpha.
    Details
  • Was in command of Moonbase Alpha at least as early as 1996 (according to DD).
  • According to Prof. Bergman, Gorski was not relaying much of Dr. Russell's findings to Earth just prior to Breakaway, and is thus partially responsible for a cover-up.
  • Relieved of command of MBA late in the evening of Sept. 9, 1999, with Cmdr. Koenig directly succeeding him. Koenig was later known to be the ninth commander (cited in "War Games"), thus making Gorski the eighth.
  • Is "very flexible" -- implying he's politically nimble enough to find himself another role (in the ILC?).
  • Likes to grow plants -- or at least has some supplies for such that he left behind when leaving Alpha. Cmdr. Koenig later finds and uses at least part of the supplies. (All as referenced in "Dragon's Domain").
  • Episodes
  • "Breakaway" (seen briefly, mentioned a few times)
  • "Dragon's Domain" (not seen? mentioned a few times, first name given)

  • Apollo 11 a.k.a.
  • A11
  • Definition Name of the real-life mission which landed human beings on the Moon for the first time. The lander portion was named The Eagle, so it seems the Eagle fleet was named after this lander.

    Archanons Who Alien people, known as "The Peacebringers" but who are sometimes infected with a virus known as the Killing Sickness, for how it turns its victims into killers. The Archanons mark a Flammon symbol to the forehead to indicate when the danger is emerging.
    Details
  • "The Peacebringers" name is claimed by Pasc, and apparently of "legends" known to Psychons as well.
  • "Borderline human norm" according to Dr. Russell.
  • Cannot lose much blood, and this in fact prevents them from treating the disease, as they know the cure but it involves this process.
  • Use a flammon symbol.
  • Unverified: Hairstyles, clothes, and makeup resemble ancient Mesopotamian.
  • As pronounced by Pasc, the 'ch' sound in "Archanon" is drawn out, thick, rather than an abrupt 'k' sound (i.e. not pronounced like "Arkanon"). Most Alphans, however, go with the simpler "Arkanon" sound when saying the word.
  • Examples
  • Pasc: apparent commander of a peacebringing mission to Earth, infected with the Killing Sickness, and is left in a stasis chamber.
  • Lyra: his wife, who takes command after killing breaks out.
  • Etrec: their son, who also has to be left in a stasis chamber due to the Killing Sickness infecting along the male line.
  • Maurna: descendent of Lyra's line, who comes to Alpha after the Archanons become aware Pasc and Etrec's stasis chamber has been opened.
  • Lok (mentioned): killed by Pasc.
  • Kerak (mentioned): ditto.
  • Speculation
  • Did an even earlier visit by Archanons inspire the ancient Mesopotamians? The "thousand years" that is mentioned regarding Pasc does not add up to this, but it is unclear how that number was reached (or if Archanon years are much longer), so perhaps Pasc's team itself was there thousands (plural) of years ago? Or perhaps there is no connection at all, or misinterpretation of the clothing and hair styles.
  • Are they just another race familiar with the Flammon symbol from other sources, or are they the source? It seems more likely they are just familiar with it. See Flammon for more detail and speculation.
  • Episodes
  • "The Mark of Archanon"

  • Archon Definition Title of the Supreme Leader of the Dorcon Empire. Called "The Archon" in reference.
    Examples
  • Otherwise unnamed Archon, played by Patrick Troughton. Attempted to secure "immortality" via a organ transplant from an unwilling Maya, who his Consul, Varda, captured from Alpha. On the surgical table, before surgery began, the Archon was killed by his nephew, Malic, who coveted the throne and the chance of immortality.
  • Malic promptly claimed the title, but lived for only a very brief time afterwards.... He proceeded to shoot Varda after Koenig convinced Varda of Malic's guilt in killing the former Archon. As Varda collapsed, a stray shot from her weapon damaged the Meson Converter, which led to the destruction of the Dorcon flagship, presumably with Malic on board.
  • Episodes
  • "The Dorcons"
  • Warnings
  • The Archon is not to be confused with an individual, named Aarchon, of a different alien people. Neither is to be confused with the aliens called Archanons.

  • Area B7 See Nuclear Waste Storage
    Area One See Nuclear Waste Storage
    Area Two See Nuclear Waste Storage

    Arra a.k.a.
  • Arra, Queen of Atheria
  • Who Queen of a people who have been expecting the Alphans for "millions of years" and who herself has been "waiting a long time to meet" John Koenig. She is overseeing the final stages leading up to Mutation of her people to a new, utterly different, and then immutable form via trying to ensure her planet -- Atheria -- touches the Moon.
    Details
  • Veiled in black initially, before showing her aged yet regal face and white hair.
  • Either she, or someone unseen of her people, flies a large spaceship which "swallows" Koenig's Eagle, leading to their meeting.
  • On her ship, sits on a throne (the prop is seen again in somewhat different forms at least twice more). The ship appears rather dusty and full of cobwebs, showing the ship's age and apparent disuse, as if her people (or at least her, if this is her flagship) have not been active in space for awhile (involved in final pre-Mutation preparations?).
  • Ability to hear and transmit thoughts, as well as the "unthinking calculations" of Main Computer.
  • Episodes
  • "Collision Course"
  • Links
  • Character study of Arra by same author as this KB.

  • Artifical
    Heart
    Who
  • Prof. Victor Bergman, apparently from some point before Breakaway.
  • Michelle Osgood, starting from some point near or just after 1196 DAB.
  • Notes
  • Victor's artificial heart is noted as being a bit slow to respond to physiological stimuli.
  • Victor's is drained of power at least once (in "Infernal Machine") and restarted with 3000 volts.
  • Medical Section has several failed attempts getting one working for Michelle before finally getting some tiranium and being able to get it working, after which it was implanted in her.
  • It is unclear if the two are of the same type. Dorfmann(sp?) is mentioned in one case?

  • Astro 7 Summary Mission that Lee Russell was on when the mission was lost in 1994, only for a "reflection" of him to appear on a planet dubbed Terra Nova.
    Links
  • Jim Stolfa Astro 7 Images (CGI Conceptualization)

  • ATAP See "Another Time, Another Place"

    Atheria a.k.a.
  • Aestheria: ITC promotional material misspelling, sometimes repeated elsewhere as a result.
  • Astheria: another mistaken version midway between the Aestheria mistake and the intended Atheria.
  • Summary
  • Planet which is discovered to be on a collision course with the Moon. The homeworld of Arra, Queen of Atheria, and her (otherwise unseen) people. Atheria disappears at the moment of contact with the Moon, as it(?) and her people "mutate" to another form.
  • Details
  • Alphans briefly consider evacuating to the far side of the planet from where the lunar collision would occur.
  • Episodes
  • "Collision Course"
  • See Also
  • Planets Destroyed or Vanished

  • Atomic
    Dispersal
    Definition A process Maya concludes Magus has used on Eagle 4 to make it appear to vanish in front of her, John, Helena, and Tony (on New Earth, in "New Adam New Eve").
    Notes
  • The Eagle re-formed shortly after Magus was trapped away from the light needed to power his technology.
  • Quotes
  • Maya (referring to vanished Eagle): "it's still there somewhere, only... only he's exerting some power to disperse its particles. Like... powder dissolving in a liquid."

  • Austin See Episodes Directed by Ray Austin

    Australia Intro A country of origin for at least one Alphan, as stated or strongly implied.
    Who
  • Alan Carter, as stated by him in "Dorzak" (and strongly implied through series previously).
  • Andy "Bluey" Johnson? (maybe not, apparently the term "Bluey" can be Australian slang/nickname for someone with red hair, which Johnson has)

  • B2 See Bridge Two
    B4 See Bridge Four

    Barry
    Gray
    Who Composer (and conductor?) of the score/soundtrack for Y1.
    Details
  • Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
  • Composed the music for many Gerry Anderson series.
  • Died in April 1984.

  • Barry
    Morse
    Who Actor who played Prof. Victor Bergman in the first season.
    Details
  • Born 1918/06/10 in London.
  • Married Sydney Sturgess in 1939. They were married 60 years until she died of Parkinsons disease in 1999.
  • Extensive acting in radio, television, movies, and stage.
  • Had great appreciation for the plays of George Bernard Shaw.
  • Best known roles arguably Lt. Gerard in The Fugitive in the mid-1960's, and Victor Bergman in Space: 1999 in the mid-1970's.
  • Supported various charitable organizations, including for research into cure for Parkinsons disease.
  • Attended Breakaway 1999 convention in Los Angeles, and together with Barbara Bain put on a play -- "Love Letters" -- at the con site (additional admission cost).
  • In fact, he was a frequent guest of honor at S19 cons, including ones in the U.S. in 1982, 1986, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2000, and 2001. At some of them (e.g. 1997, 1999, 2000), he staged a play, "Merely Players" at least twice, and "Love Letters" at least once. He always had a lot of stories to tell from his experiences over many decades on stage, television, and radio.
  • Voiced of the audiobook version of the Powys Media novel Resurrection, which has a planned release of 2010/05/07.
  • Died 2008/02/02 (age 89).
  • Notes
  • This Space: 1999 Knowledgebase page is dedicated in memory of Barry Morse. See the KB intro page.
  • See Also
  • Cast
  • Links
  • Official Website
  • Eagle Forum memorial thread
  • In Memorium by fans
  • Obituary in Globe and Mail (Canada)
  • Obituary in The Independent (U.K.)
  • New York Times obit (interviews Robert Wood)
  • CNN obit (misspelled the character name, which was Lt. Gerard, not Girard)
  • Obituary at The Guardian (Guardian Unlimited Arts) website

  • Bartlett See Jack Bartlett

    Beautiful
    Friendship
    Statement A phrase Maya used to describe her relationship with Tony, at least at one point.
    Stories
  • "A Matter of Balance" (Y2, ~1702+ DAB). She uses this (see Quotes) with him, in the presence of others, but with no further definition or description, while expressing no interest in spoiling it. This was in a semi-humorous context, but was an apparently honest description, however cryptic.
  • Quotes
  • Maya, after refusing Tony's latest brew: "No thanks, I'd hate to ruin a beautiful friendship."

  • Benes See Sandra Benes

    Ben Vincent a.k.a.
  • Dr. Ben Vincent
  • Who An Alphan doctor who is first seen in Y2.
    Details
  • "Space Warp": He and Helena debate/argue treatment for Maya while she is in another, injured form and not reverting.
  • Perhaps grew up, lived, or vacationed in California, or is at least a fan of that state, based on a response in BOW2.

  • Bernard See Eric Bernard

    Betha Definition One of two planets around a single star that the Moon passed.
    Episodes
  • "The Last Enemy"
  • Details
  • From the perspective of the Alphans, Betha was on the left-hand side of its sun.
  • A mostly blue and blue-green shaded world, with some black patches.
  • At least one Bethan installation is located in a a rugged and semi-barren area.
  • The Alphans quickly determine it is inhabited, then detect the approach of a collosal gunship they later find out is named the Satazius.
  • In a constant and long-standing state of war with Delta, which is on the other side of their common star.

  • Betha vs.
    Delta
    Intro Two planets, Betha and Delta, which have been in a constant and long-standing state of war with each other, with at least sporadic, opportunistic battles.
    Details
  • Their war is complicated by the planets being on opposite sides of their common star.
  • Previously tried to use an asteroid as a platform for missile-bearing gunships, but the asteroids were "too small" (?) for that purpose.
  • The Moon crossing through provides a ready-made gun platform, and a new battle ensues.
  • All five Bethans seen, including a Commander and military leader, were female. The sole Deltan seen, a military leader, is male.
  • Speculation
  • Is Betha a world run by women and Delta one run by men? There are too few people of either planet, especially Delta, who are seen in the episode, so it is difficult to draw conclusions; but (speaking story-wise) perhaps they had common origins at one point, but took different paths on the two planets. There is no stated evidence about this, just the visual points mentioned here, except.... An early script was named "The Second Sex" (according to The Catacombs episode transcript). Perhaps earlier scripts had more of a battle of the sexes theme that was lessened later -- but the Editor does not know. The meaning of what was on the screen is difficult to gauge.
  • Episodes
  • "The Last Enemy"
  • Quotes
  • Dione, in response to a question from Helena: "We have always been at war"

  • Betha vs.
    Delta:
    Battle
    of the
    Wandering
    Moon
    Intro Details of a battle, centered on the Moon, between Betha and Delta, in their long-running war. Presented in this entry as being in three stages. "Round 1" is mentioned in the episode; the others are separated by the Editor. This entry's title -- "Battle of the Wandering Moon" -- is one given by the Editor as an entry title only; it was not uttered in the episode (though Dione did use the phrase "wandering moon").
    Round 1
  • The Bethans realize the traveling Moon, wandering through the star system common to them and their enemies, will make an excellent gun platform, away from the sun that interferes with other battles in the war.
  • They plan a pre-emptive strike, and launch the gunship Satazius to the Moon, suppress Alphan defenses, lands, and carries out that strike against Delta.
  • Delta launches a missile attack towards the origin of the Bethan attack, missiles on random trajectories near Alpha. One strikes the Satazius, knocking it out.
  • An escape craft leaves the Satazius, and still without communication, lands on Launch Pad 10. Koenig decides to bring it down to the hangar, to find out more about what is going on. On board is Dione, the commander of the Satazius, who says she is the sole survivor of her ship. She demands sanctuary. This is initially denied, but she talks her way into it.
  • While she is talking with the command staff, even offering to send Bethan reinforcements to "protect Alpha" (disbelieved by Koenig), a Deltan gunship approaches Alpha, lands nearby, and launches an attack against Delta.
  • Betha then launches missiles towards the Moon. The first volley strikes but does not knock out the Deltan gunship.
  • Dione tries to charm and wile John, even offering to let the Alphans settle on the planet. He is not convinced, and seems a little repelled by her attempts at charm, though he plays along a little.
  • The Deltan gunship starts firing missiles again.
  • Betha launches another missile, which scores a direct hit on the Deltan ship, destroying it.
  • Ceasefire
  • Now "back to square one" with the Bethan ship knocked out and the Deltan one destroyed, John decides to try negotiating a cease fire, which Dione appears surprised at. Victor whispers to John (and Helena) they only need about four hours of time before the Moon is likely out of range and of no use to either side.
  • Kano establishes contact with the Deltan Supreme Commander, Talos. Koenig convinces Talos to put the request before their Praesidium. Dione, using Kano's equipment, makes contact with Chief Commissioner of Bethan Defence, Theia. She agrees to a cease fire and to discuss terms. A Deltan term is that it be policed, and Koenig offers to do so. Talos also wants to launch a second gunship of theirs into orbit around their planet, just in case the cease fire breaks down.
  • The Alphans discuss Dione's offer of settlement on Betha further. John thinks it does need to be discussed, but Helena and Victor are arguing against it.
  • Round 2
  • Dione disappears from quarters, transported to her escape craft, which returns to the damaged Satazius, puzzling the Alphans.
  • The Satazius re-activates and launches a new attack on Delta. It was playing possum, having waited for a nearby missile strike and activating carefully-prepared charges on Satazius for some controlled damage to give the appearance of being knocked out, and gain time for a new attack when there would not be enough time for the Deltans to bring a new gunship to the Moon.
  • Talos feels Koenig broke his word. The cease fire is ended. Talos indicates the gunship and Alpha will be destroyed, then demands the coordinates of the Bethan gunship, and threatens to bombard Alpha at intervals until the gunship is destroyed or its coordinates are given up. To prevent the latter, Dione threatens a direct strike on Alpha by her gunship.
  • Deltan missiles are launched, hitting Alpha and doing damage.
  • Koenig contacts Dione and indicates he is coming out to the Satazius, seemingly looking (to Alphan and Bethan alike) that he is abandoning Alpha. When Victor breaks the signal, Koenig tells the Alphans it is a ruse, says that Technical should prepare for action.
  • The Satazius launches more missiles at Delta.
  • A moonbuggy carrying Koenig drives towards the Satazius, Koenig trying to convince her to stop the attack. She has no interest in letting him on board, but does otherwise seem a little concerned about his well-being.
  • Delta launches more missiles towards Alpha. While those are in flight, the Satazius launches more missiles at Delta, continuing the bombardment she hopes will knock out the rest of their defenses.
  • Koenig pleads, for the last time, for Dione to stop firing. The Satazius continues firing.
  • While Dione again indicates Koenig will not be allowed aboard, the moonbuggy gets underneath an overhanging part of the gunship, where the Bethan guns cannot fire. The moonbuggy's passenger's helmet falls off, but there is no one inside. It is an Alphan ruse, and Koenig is speaking from his office in Alpha. The moonbuggy is carrying a powerful weapon, which explodes, destroying the Bethan gunship.
  • Alpha contacts Delta to indicate the ship is destroyed, and contacts Talos to request the Deltan missiles still on approach to be auto-destroyed, which is done. The battle is over.
  • Conclusions
  • The Deltan gunship is destroyed with its entire crew.
  • The Bethan gunship Satazius is destroyed with its entire crew, including Dione.
  • The two alien gunships become additional alien wrecks on the Moon. The Deltan ship's missile battery is later converted to a housing for an Alphan laser(?).
  • Numerous exchanges of missiles, often more than one of each of these: Satazius to Delta, Delta to the Moon, and Betha to the Moon.
  • Numerous missiles hit all targets, Delta, Satazius, Deltan gunship, Alpha, the Moon in general, and Betha.
  • Parts of Alpha are damaged.
  • Among Alphans, five cases of middle ear damage, but fortunately no fatalities.
  • Alphans lose a moonbuggy and spacesuit, both used in the Alphan's sole direct (and apparently the only truly decisive) strike in the whole battle.

  • Bethan Gunship See Satazius

    Bill
    Fraser
    Summary Eagle pilot, operative seen several times at consoles in Command Center, married to Annette Fraser, who is apparently another operative.
    Details
  • Survived Psychon after being in first Eagle (namely Eagle 1) captured by Mentor.
  • Wears a red sleeve, perhaps hinting at prior, unseen (to the viewer) duties in Main Mission. In "AB Chrysalis", he starts the episode at a Command Center console.
  • Not adept with setting up electrical systems. ("Beta Cloud")
  • Episodes
  • "The Metamorph": exploring for minerals in Eagle 1; captured by Mentor of Psychon. His co-pilot eventually dies there on Psychon. Returns to Alpha on Eagle 4.
  • "The Taybor": sent out in a Moonbuggy with another Alphan to look for any sign of Taybor's ship after Taybor takes John for an unannounced trip into hyperspace. The two in the moonbuggy have to flee for their lives when Taybor's ship starts returning into its previous location.
  • "The Mark of Archanon"?
  • "Brian the Brain"
  • "The AB Chrysalis" (?)
  • "A Matter of Balance"
  • "The Beta Cloud": one of the few unaffected by illness, aides Tony, Maya, and Sandra. Injured?
  • "Devil's Planet"
  • "Immunity Syndrome": flies an Eagle carrying the Re-Entry Glider to the planet.
  • See Also
  • Cast

  • Biosphere IV Summary An presumably non-canonical part of MBA posited by Alpha Technical Data Center diagrams. Basically a nature reserve.

    Birds Intro Birds were seen a number of times in the series. Some were molecular transformations of Maya, but Others were seen as well.
    Maya
  • Dove: "Metamorph" (for fast movement) and "Dorcons" (attempt to flee that was blocked).
  • Kestrel: "Metamorph" (escape attempt), and twice in "Luton" (search, obtain water).
  • Parrot: OMOH (copies one already on Vega).
  • Owl: NANE (survey).
  • Others
  • Parrots: MOLAD, OMOH.
  • Dove(s) seen at least once in a cage on Alpha (in Recreation Center in MOA at least).
  • See Also
  • Maya's Transforms (by Lifeform)

  • "Black Sun" Meanings
  • Title of an episode.
  • Reference to the central feature of that episode (see prior point), a spatial object sometimes called that in the 1970's, but more commonly known nowadays as a black hole. (Curiosity: A song, unrelated to S19, was titled both ways: "Black Hole Sun")

  • Black Sun Intro 3rd episode of the first season. Written by David Weir (his only episode). Directed by Lee H. Katzin, who also directed "Breakaway" (his only two episodes).
    Summary After finding an erratic asteroid, the Moon changes course, drawn towards an unusual astronomical phenomenon. An Eagle is sent, but it and its pilot are sucked in. They realize they are dealing with a black sun, and have little time. A modified Bergman Shield is set up and demonstrated; but among the officers, there is little hope it will really help. A lifeboat Eagle is launched in the opposite direction. Alphans share what they think may be final moments, then inside, find themselves undergoing a strange and wonderful experience, inc. talking with something they find difficult to classify. They survive, do not recall what happened inside, and discovered the survival ship has appeared above them too.
    Details
  • Eagle 1, with Mike Ryan as pilot (apparently the sole occupant) are sucked into the Black Sun, and are lost. He does not reappear later (like the lifeboat Eagle did), so he perhaps died.
  • The influence of the Black Sun is drawing Alpha power, and the base becomes cooler. At one point, Victor clears frost off a window.
  • Victor gets receives an electrical jolt; Helena feels his mechanical heart saves his life.
  • Computer put on Essential Services Program (minimum capacity).
  • Paul Morrow is on watch at least once. Also, he puts David Kano on watch at one point.
  • Alpha News Service is broadcasting some updates, but eventually shuts down.
  • Quotes
  • Mike Ryan (regarding the title object): "It's round... it's huge... it's black. Boy, is it black."
  • Helena Russell (regarding new Bergman Shield): "It's ingenious."
  • Victor Bergman (in response): "It's insane."
  • David Kano: "Alpha cannot survive without Computer."
  • John Koenig (in response): "Is that a fact?"
  • Victor to John, regarding their "extraordinary" survival: "Oh, I don't know exactly.... I, I, I, I'm a scientist, I don't know anything about God; but, no, ah... a sort of... 'cosmic intelligence' is what I've got in mind."
  • Victor to John: "Sixty year old brandy. I've been saving it for ten years. Just waiting for a proper occasion to celebrate. Well, not everybody might think this was a celebration; but it is to me."
  • John to Victor, starting a toast: "To everything that might have been."
  • Victor to John, finishing the toast: "To everything that was."
  • Tanya: "Paul. Mind if I share the music with you?"
  • Links
  • EXE discussion

  • Black Sun
    Lifeboat
    Eagle
    a.k.a.
  • survival ship
  • Intro Lists the personnel and bit of personal politics regarding the lifeboat Eagle in sent in the opposite direction from the Black Sun.
    Quotes
  • Alan Carter: "Well, I should be one of those six, Commander. Because if anyone could get them somewhere... I can."
  • John Koenig: "It's been fuelled, and equipped with supplies to carry six persons; three men and three women."
  • John Koenig: "I've instructed Central Computer to select the people most likely, in every way, to ensure the survival of mankind in space."
  • John Koenig: "This list is final."
  • John Koenig: "If you're careful you have supplies enough for five weeks. If there's anything out there that can help you, then together..you'll find it. If not..."
  • Men
  • Astronaut Alan Carter
  • Flight Engineer George Osgood
  • Communications Controller Toshiro Fujita
  • Women
  • Doctor Helena Russell
  • Data Analyst Sandra Benes
  • Professor Angela Robinson (Service Section)
  • Details
  • Alan seems upset about the lifeboat Eagle (see first of Quotes) and that he is not aboard; but he soon finds out he is on the list.
  • Helena seems upset that John will not be onboard. Victor tries to indicate to her that John would have never gone. She argues with John that she can be replaced by Dr. Bob Mathias (Note: doctor-doctor exchange, though in her haste (?), she apparently does not consider the change to the male/female balance). He indicates it is not the time the time for a noble gesture, she argues she's not being noble, swallows her next words, then says it's her life.
  • In the end, it is that group that leaves on the Eagle, in the opposite direction from the black sun. When the Moon plunges into the black sun, effects similar to what the Alphans on base experience. The Eagle fades out, and at some point after the Moon comes out the other side, the Eagle appears above it.
  • Comments
  • Alan's points (first point in Details above) seem out of character. It was probably not intended to sound whiney, yet does.

  • Blam! Ventures Introduction BLAM! Ventures is a company which produce graphic novels (modern comic books but often for an older audience) based on several television and movie series such as Space: 1999 and Planet of the Apes, as well as an original storyline called Critical Millenium.
    Who
  • Andrew E. C. Gaska: founder, CEO, Creative Director. Also listed as the Letterer in at least two stories, and listed in main and "adapted by" credits as well.
  • Chandra Free: Art Director
  • David Hueso: main or "adapted by" credits in at least three releases
  • Miki: main or "adapted by" credits in at least three releases
  • Gray Morrow: "adapted by" credits in at least two releases (unverified: original author of some 1970s S19 comics?)
  • Mike Kennedy: Editor
  • Scott Newman: Production Manager
  • Anna Shausmanova: Designer
  • Yumi Nakamura: Cover Designer
  • Details (All regarding efforts related to Space: 1999.)
  • They have already released some new stories, including Aftershock and Awe.
  • They have also released revised adaptations of 1970s S19 comics, as part of their "Classic" line of stories.
  • There are several such S19 graphic novel series, all apparently part of the same overall continuity, built off the original series.
  • Links
  • Official Website (per the cover of one of the graphic novels).

  • Blessed See Brian Blessed

    BM See Barry Morse
    Bob Brooks See Episode Directors
    Bob Kellett See Episodes Directed by Bob Kellett

    Books Intro Various Space: 1999 books have been written. This entry lists some as category links to more details listings, some as Categories without further information yet, and some may be just lists of miscellaneous (as yet uncategorized) Titles.
    Categories
  • Novelizations and Original Novels
  • Annuals: produced for a few years in the 1970's
  • Picture Books (e.g. the rare item sometimes referred to as the Japanese Picture Book)
  • Titles
  • The Making of Space: 1999 by Tim Heald (1976, Ballantine)
  • The Future Is Fantastic by Robert E. Wood (2001, Trafford)
  • UFO / Space: 1999 by Chris Drake (1994, ITC and Boxtree)
  • See Also
  • Merchandise

  • BOW See "Bringers of Wonder"

    Brain
    or Mind
    Damage
    Intro List of individuals or groups who suffered significant, permanent, or fatal brain/mind damage. Concussions or painful mind probes are not counted in this entry.
    List
  • Several (~9?) astronauts in the time leading up to Breakaway. Most or all are fatalities (could be kept alive, but only by machines, otherwise completely dead, and are eventually unhooked).
  • Regina Kesslann^. Fatality (in two realities).
  • Ted Clifford: attacked by the Tritonian probe, some parts of his brain are expanded, others destroyed. Fatality.
  • Ray Torens: most of mind is drained by Psyche, Mentor's biological computer, under the latter's instruction/control. What remains of Ray is forced to work in the mines. This does not kill him directly, but he dies when the mine ceiling collapses during the final destruction of Psychon.
  • Carolyn Powell: in losing a face-off of wills against John Koenig while she is displaying strong telepathic/telekinetic abilities, under the influence of the Lambda Variant, she loses, her rage is turned back on herself (?), and her mind is wiped to the point she is like a child, and will have to learn everything again. This is apparently mental damage more than brain damage?
  • Tony Verdeschi: mind damage, driven mad by the "Immunity Syndrome" Being, later healed by the same being.
  • See Also
  • Mind Control

  • "Breakaway" Meanings
  • The Breakaway event.
  • Title of the first episode of the series.
  • Title of the first novelization, which included the first four episodes.
  • Name of a Space: 1999 convention in Los Angeles, California, United States, on September 10-13, 1999 (Friday-Monday).

  • Breakaway
    (book)
    Summary Novelization of the first four episodes of the series. Novelized by E.C. Tubb. Order of Episodes listed below is as novelized.
    Episodes
  • "Breakaway"
  • "Matter of Life and Death"
  • "Ring Around the Moon"
  • "Black Sun"

  • Breakaway
    (episode)
    Intro The pilot/premiere episode of the series. Written by George Bellak (his only episode). Directed by Lee H. Katzin.
    Summary A series of mysterious illnesses and deaths on Moonbase Alpha prompts a new Commander, John Koenig to be posted there, to oversee determining what the "virus" is. Radiation in one of the nuclear disposal areas is suspected, but none is being found, even while preparations continue for the Meta Probe. However, more astronauts are dying, and a new kind of radiation is suspected. Area One suddenly goes up in a moderate firestorm, prompting Koenig to declare an emergency. They attempt to break up and disperse Area Two, which is 140x more massive, but it is futile. A far more massive explosion ensues, which propels the Moon out of orbit and into interstellar space (an event called Breakaway). Koenig decides a direct return to Earth is riskier than trying to survive on the Moon with an essentially intact base, and into deep space they fly, already with hopes of finding a planet.
    Timeframe
  • Starts on 1999/09/09.
  • Ends on 1999/09/13.
  • Plot
  • Radiation check of Nuclear Waste Disposal Area Two finds no signs of radiation, but Nordstrom goes mad, and gets himself killed.
  • Meanwhile, John Koenig is being ferried to Alpha on Eagle 2. In flight, he receives a call from Commissioner Simmonds, final approval for his posting as Commander. Spacefarer 9 has gotten the first good photos of Meta.
  • Eagle 2 arrives at Alpha, greeted by Prof. Victor Bergman, who informs John the illness situation is much worse than John has been led to believe, and that it is not a virus. It looks like radiation, but none has been found so far. The problem could affect the launch of the Meta Probe, which has no margin for error given Meta is only going to be in range for a short time. Cmdr. Gorski has been refusing to allow Dr. Helena Russell to report her findings. Victor advises John to meet Helena.
  • She too believes it is not a virus, and reports it is a form of brain damage and they're not going to recover. She reports the ninth man died that morning, out of eleven cases. All of the nine worked at Area Two, but two Meta Probe astronauts are sick. She cannot guarantee the backup crew will remain fit, since they may have been exposed to the unknown factor. The two currently dying are Eric and Frank.
  • John meets with Capt. Alan Carter, regarding the possibility of using the backup crew ready for the Meta Probe.
  • Koenig calls Simmonds, and succeeds at getting a temporary halt in nuclear shipments, and speaks bluntly about the pilots, wondering why Simmonds lied to him, and finds out it is because of an upcoming International Lunar Finance Committee meeting regarding the Meta Signal and Meta Probe, and that the true news would rattle the ILFC.
  • John and Victor visit Area Two for more direct radiation checks, but they are negative, casting doubt on Helena. Their pilot, Collins, goes crazy with the same illness, and they scuffle with him and eventually prevail.
  • Koenig orders Ouma to search for correlations between flight patterns and those who have suffered problems. Meanwhile, Frank Warren has died at 13:28. Eric Sparkman is brain dead (as reported by computer); Dr. Russell removes him from life support. Koenig breaks the news to Carter, and tells him to forget the Meta Probe, until conclusions can be made.
  • Ouma discovers there were blank-outs in the automated records of Eagle flights as Collins (and others?) pass over Navigation Beacon Delta on the farside, near or at Area One. Various astronauts passed by that way in flight/training patterns. Controller Paul Morrow has Data Analyst Sandra Benes run some checks, and she reports a steep rise in heat at Area One, still without other radiation. Their cameras are quickly burned out.
  • John checks Area One for readings, in an Eagle, which suffers disruption from an expanding magnetic field, and crashes not far away. Area One goes up in what Victor soon calls a magnetic subsurface firestorm, a new phenomenon.
  • Paul remotely controls an Eagle to check out Area Two. It displays no magnetic disturbances initially, then a violent surge which disrupts the Eagle, crashing it. Realizing Area Two amounts to "the biggest bomb man's ever made", Koenig issues Emergency Code Alpha One to Simmonds, which prompts the latter to come to Alpha in Eagle 1 (VIP pod) after Koenig did not respond to further queries.
  • Heat is starting to rise in Area Two now, which is 140x larger than Area One. Simmonds asks whether it would burn itself out like Area One, but question is moot, because it is so large the entire Moon is in effect sitting on top of it. Victor suggests breaking the pile to disperse it, but warns time is limited.
  • Soon, all of Alpha's Eagles are committed. Carter is ordered to take Eagle 1 up into orbit to observe. Magnetic levels, fluctuating earlier, are starting to hold steady, and an optimistic Simmonds is going to send a communiqué. Koenig is not so optimistic.
  • Just then, Area Two starts exploding, leading a series of blasts culminating in a critical reaction and a massive explosion which in a minutes-long burn, acts as a giant engine, pushing the Moon out of orbit, causing damage, throwing people about, and pinning them to the floor. Carter is in pursuit, calling out to an initially-unresponsive Alpha, though Main Mission can hear his description of the event. See Breakaway Event for detail.
  • Carter makes it to the base, while damage reports start coming in, and a check of Master Computer over Contingency Plan Exodus results in information on too many indefinite variables to plot a return course. "Human Decision Required." John makes the decision to remain on Alpha, where they can sustain themselves, rather than a highly unlikely return to Earth.
  • Alpha picks up a signal, with an image, from the Mars Satellite, then later a news report from GTV, which mentions earthquake damage there. Earth doubts the 311 on MBA survived. Space Dock was also hurled out of orbit. Alpha loses that transmission, only to pick up the Meta Signal, which gives them some hope of settlement.
  • Details
  • The voice of the Eagle 2 pilot is that of the actor Shane Rimmer, who also played Kelly in "Space Brain." It is not clear if it is intended as the same character (the Editor would have to review Kelly's Alpha role).
  • On Eagle 2, a woman walks into the passenger pod with coffee for the commander, seemingly echoing a similar scene from the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey." One interesting contrast is that the woman in S19 can walk comfortably in artificial gravity, while the one in "2001" needed Velcro-style(?) slippers in zero-G.
  • Victor hands John a commlock on the latter's arrival on Alpha (scheduled 2335 Lunar Time). It seems commlocks are specific (or specifically programmed) to Alpha.
  • There are implications Victor had not planned on being on Alpha up through 09/09, but got "caught up" (apparently with investigating the "virus infection").
  • John obviously knows Victor very well, as well as Benjamin Ouma, Paul Morrow, a Main Mission operative (?) named Michael, but not Tanya Aleksandr, who introduces herself.
  • The first meeting of John and Helena is somewhat fractious, her probably not trusting him much after the prior commander didn't listen to her, and though he tries to break the ice, isn't entirely successful.
  • The illness causes tissue disruptions (seen often in the face) and often clouding of at least one eye, like a sudden cataract. The isolation ward is bathed in blue light (reason unknown?).
  • When John talks to Alan for the first time in this episode, a hangar is visible behind them. Visible to the right are 4 Eagles with their side facing and 3 Eagles facing forward even further back, with 1 facing forward in the middle, 1 being ferried in the foreground, at least 4 side facing on the left, and at least 2 facing forward in the left back. That totals at least 15, though more might be obscured or have been missed by the Editor.
  • Area Two had a newer Centigrade(?) containment system than Area One.
  • To break up the pile, Eagles are being converted to the Winch pod and sent out, with six of them arriving in the area initially. They set to work, uncovering individual containment units and pulling out canisters, with a magnetic device hanging from the winch, lifting out containers and flying them at some distance, where they are released. Detailed directions are coming from Paul. Some Eagles have to return due to disruptions to their equipment.
  • Notes
  • An earlier version of the script had several early names: "Zero G", "The Void Ahead", and "Turning Point".
  • Used with other episode(s) into two compilation movies in 1976 and 1982.
  • In 2010, audio tapes of some cut scenes of this episode surfaced, and were posted to YouTube, with transcripts and commentary at the Catacombs. See Links.
  • "The Void Ahead" also became the name of the Space: 2099 version of the episode in 2008.
  • See Also
  • Breakaway Quotations
  • Pre-Breakaway Population
  • Breakaway Population
  • Threads
  • Dec. 1997: Episode by Episode discussion
  • Links
  • Breakaway Lost Scenes (at The Catacombs)

  • Breakaway:
    Helena and
    Victor
    Visit
    Area Two
    Intro Details of the first scene of the "Breakaway" episode.
    Details
  • On the "Dark" (far) side of the Moon, on Sept 9th 1999, a radiation check is going to be run at Nuclear Waste Disposal Area Two.
  • Jim Nordstrom and Steiner, approach a laser barrier and temporarily turn one segment off to enter the area.
  • They are being overseen by Professor Bergman and Doctor Russell, who are in the Monitoring Depot.
  • In the meantime, Eagle 14 is unloading more canisters nearby.
  • Nordstrom or Steiner is using a hand-held Geiger Counter, which finds no sign of extra radiation.
  • Nordstrom goes mad, attacking Steiner and trying to escape Area Two, running into the laser barrier and damaging his helmet against a rock. He dies (implied by the scene but verified later).
  • Notes
  • Meanwhile, John Koenig is approaching the Moon in Eagle 2.

  • Breakaway:
    John and
    Victor
    Visit
    Area Two
    Intro Details of a scene partway through the "Breakaway" episode.
    Details
  • Cmdr. Koenig has himself and Prof. Bergman shuttled to Area Two.
  • As they chat in the passenger pod, their pilot, Collins, passes Area One, using the nearby Navigation Beacon Delta as a turning point. Collins starts looking slightly twitchy at that point.
  • They arrive at Area Two at the same time as a moonbuggy. The three from the Eagle arrive in the Monitoring Depot, while those in the Moonbuggy, Jackson and Ellis, start the new radiation checks. There are no signs of problems, casting doubts on Russell's theory of some form of radition sickness.
  • When they are about to leave, Collins goes crazy, trying to get out of the post by busting a window, and scuffling with John and Victor until a security guard arrives, who also scuffles. The latter's stun gun flies across the room, and Koenig(?) picks it up and stuns Collins.
  • The three(?) drag Collins out of the immediate room and close the door, just seconds before the compromised window explodes, exposing that room to cold vacuum.

  • Breakaway
    (quotes)
    Intro Key quotes from the "Breakaway" episode. Some quotes adapted from The Catacombs.
    Quotes
  • Simmonds to in-transit John Koenig: "... your job is to put man on Meta."
  • Victor Bergman to arriving John: "Things are far more serious than I suspect you've been told."
  • Victor to John, about Dr. Helena Russell: "Commander Gorski refused to let her report any of her findings."
  • Koenig: "Simmonds, why did you lie to me?"
  • Simmonds, in reply: "You mean those men are no better?"
  • Koenig, in response: "No. They're no better. They're not going to get any better and you know it."
  • Koenig to Alan Carter: "You were told lies. They died of an illness no one can understand. Earth Command wanted you to think it was a temporary set back."
  • Koenig, thinking to himself about Meta mission: A giant leap for mankind. It's beginning to look like a stumble in the dark.
  • Koenig to Russell, in Medical Center, after his Eagle crashed in Area One: "Well, I told you there was nothing wrong with me, I walked away form it, there's no damage."
  • Russell, in reply: "Commander.... That is not the kind of damage I'm looking for. [....] We're looking for answers, Commander. Not heroes."
  • Koenig, in response: "I didn't know you cared."
  • Victor, to John and Alan: "I think we're facing a new effect, arising from the atomic waste deposited here over the years. Magnetic energy outputs of unprecedented violence."
  • John, to Controller Paul Morrow, after a remote-controlled Eagle crashes in Area Two due to a magnetic surge: "Paul. Contact Commissioner Simmonds immediately. Pass Emergency Code Alpha One." Then to Helena: "You were right, Doctor. It was radiation. Magnetic radiation. Now we're sitting on the biggest bomb man's ever made."
  • Simmonds, prematurely optimistic about breaking up Area Two pile: "Well done. Now, I have to issue a communiqué sooner or later. Well, it'll give us more time to consider our next move. You see, John--"
  • Koenig, interrupting: "I see men risking their lives to avert disaster -- total disaster. Now, wake up, Commissioner. If this goes wrong there won't be anybody to issue a communiqué. There will be no survivors."
  • Paul, immediately after the above: "Commander! It's going up!"
  • Alan, to Alpha: "The Moon is going out of the Earth's orbit. That explosion... it has pushed us out of the Earth's orbit."
  • Paul: "Can we make it back to Earth?"
  • Main Computer, after listing various negative factors: "Human Decision Required"
  • John: "As you know, our Moon has been blasted out of orbit. We have been completely cut off from planet Earth. As we are, we have power, environment, and therefore, the possibility of survival. If we should try to improvise a return to Earth, without travel plots, without full resources, it is my belief that we would fail. Therefore, in my judgement, we do not try."
  • Koenig: "September Thirteen, Nineteen Ninety-Nine. Meta signals increasing. Yes, maybe there."

  • Breakaway
    (event)
    Summary The catastrophic event on September 13, 1999 which propelled the Moon out of Earth orbit and into the galaxy and beyond, carrying Moonbase Alpha and its 300+ personnel.
    Details
  • Area One already blew itself out in a magnetic subsurface firestorm. Area Two is starting to show precursor signs of a similar event, but it is 140x the size, and fear is of a far more disastrous event.
  • The Alphans are, at Victor's suggestion, trying to break up the concentrated pile of nuclear waste at Area Two, which itself continues to show some signs but is holding somewhat steady.
  • Abruptly, electrical discharges start shooting out, and a series of explosions begin, which proceed over the course of 20 seconds to involve Area Two and beyond, killing at least four pilots in two Eagles.
  • The explosions go critical, creating a single, far more massive explosion which in a minutes-long burn acts like a massive nuclear engine and proceeds to propel the Moon out of orbit, causing moonquakes (and earthquakes), throwing people about and then pinning them to the floor.
  • Alan Carter, previously ordered to observe proceedings from orbit, sees much of this. He is perhaps pulled along with the Moon, but also has to struggle to keep up, even as he calls Alpha, with more and more concern as they do not respond initially, while also reporting on the effects.
  • Alpha's artificial gravity (AG) is able to start compensating when the Breakaway acceleration slows to 3G.
  • Timing (Starts at 40m30s mark in the A&E copy of the episode. All times shown below are relative to that point. Timing reflects what is literally shown on screen, which may or may not reflect "true" timing. The Editor will use it as if it is the "true" timing, however.)
  • 0m00s: Area Two starts "going up."
  • 0m08s: an Eagle, struck by electromagnetic discharges, explodes.
  • 0m14s: Koenig starts ordering an abort to the Area Two mission. Paul starts relaying the order.
  • 0m17s: the "immediately" in Paul's "... return to base immediately...."
  • 0m23s: first true non-Eagle explosion at Area Two.
  • 0m28s: early stages of forming blasts catches up with another Eagle.
  • 0m30s: blasts reach the Area Two Monitoring Depot.
  • 0m42s: blasts already visible as a very bright spot on the Moon's limb from Alan's perspective.
  • 0m44s: blasts abruptly go critical into one massive blast that forces Alan, in space, to shield his eyes.
  • 0m48s: false dawn of huge blast rises above Alpha's horizon.
  • 0m49s: moonquakes hit Alpha.
  • 0m50s: Paul orders all sections to be sealed.
  • 0m52s: Quake causes damage, starts hurling people about.
  • 1m04s: Moon visibly starting to leave Earth orbit.
  • 1m10s: People pinned to the floors.
  • 1m27s: Victor realizes, "We're moving!"
  • 1m39s: Meta Probe and an Eagle thrown from their lunar orbit space dock.
  • 1m43s: That space dock explodes.
  • 1m48s: Carter being pulled along and/or pursuing the Moon.
  • 1m52s: Carter starts trying to raise Alpha.
  • 2m02s: Carter reports to Alpha that the Moon is leaving orbit.
  • 2m18s: Koenig starts struggling over to a console.
  • 2m25s: Earth already shrinking behind the Moon.
  • 3m22s: Koenig contacts Carter.
  • 3m30s: Koenig reports there are (still) tremendous G-forces.
  • 3m36s: Koenig reports they seem to be decelerating.
  • 3m45s: People are able to start picking themselves up.
  • 3m58s: Main power returns as people get to their feet.
  • 4m04s: Victor reports they're down to 3G's and that artificial gravity is compensating.
  • Conclusions
  • The first true explosion isn't until 0m23s. It doesn't go critical and turn into the truely massive explosion until 0m44s. Once that happens though, the Moon is accelerating for at least 3m20s, until the 3G point, and presumably for at least several more seconds -- if not longer.
  • Speculation
  • Acceleration may have still been occurring after the 4m04s mark, but was apparently fast declining and likely didn't last much longer.
  • The human body can take up to about (needs verification) 7-10G before falling unconscious. If artificial gravity (AG) was having a subtractive effect during this crisis, Breakaway acceleration could have been as high as 10-13G(?).
  • Other pilots helping break up Area Two were running cycles between Area Two itself and drop-off points away from the immediate area, and were probably not all in the immediate Area itself. If the others immediately started fleeing then, or even on sight of the first blasts, perhaps they had time to escape before the blasts went critical. That close to the Moon, they probably got pulled along.
  • If most or all of the others did not escape, that would have been a huge hit to Reconnaissance Section at the start of their journey.
  • The lunar space dock is destroyed. Another space dock was hurled out of Earth orbit, apparently leaving Earth unable to mount any rescue attempt (the Alphans have already concluded they themselves cannot make a return attempt).
  • Statements
  • The Editor considers there to be "only" four Verifiable Losses due to the Breakaway event, namely the four pilots mentioned at 08 and 28 seconds.
  • Results
  • Moon with 300+ people propelled out of Earth orbit and the solar system altogether.
  • At least four pilots dead in at least two destroyed Eagles.
  • A space dock in lunar orbit is destroyed, presumably with loss of life. The Meta Probe and other Eagle, docked there, were hurled away moments before (perhaps destroyed too?).
  • The abrupt movement of the Moon out of orbit triggers earthquakes along the San Andreas faults in the United States, and in Yugoslavia and southern France, causing "enormous damage to life and property."
  • Some damage to Moonbase Alpha.
  • Simmonds sustains a head laceration. Lew (not Picard) is knocked unconscious in Main Mission. Almost everyone was hurled about, presumably causing at least bruising in many. All (except Carter) were pinned to the ground for a time.
  • All prior relationships with people still on Earth were permanently severed. Note: There were some illusionary get-togethers in "Bringers of Wonder".
  • Everything else that follows within the Space: 1999 series.
  • Episodes
  • "Breakaway"
  • Threads
  • Dec. 1995: Why No Collision With Earth?

  • Breakaway:
    The Convention
    a.k.a.
  • SpaceCon XIII
  • Breakaway Con
  • Breakaway Convention
  • Breakaway 1999 (?)
  • Breakaway '99 (?)
  • Breakaway: The Con. (this KB only?)
  • Definition Name of a Space: 1999 convention which occurred in the United States over four days in September 1999.
    Timeframe 1999/09/10 - 1999/09/13 (Friday thru Monday)
    Location Culver City (Los Angeles suburb), California, United States
    Statements
  • This is one of two conventions known to have taken place in September 1999, the month of the fictional Breakaway event (this one including the day itself), the other being Spazio 1999: Il Giorno del Distacco (in Italy).
  • The last of the Spacecons, put on by the original Space: 1999 Alliance, which disbanded at some point afterwards. Unverified: They had apparently been semi-quiescent for some years before, but wanting to put on this convention in September 1999.
  • Comments
  • Considering many attendees were arriving the prior day, it could be said that many were there 09/09 - 09/13, the same days as portrayed in the pilot episode of the series.
  • Links
  • Breakaway Convention (here at Metaforms; also links to other sites).

  • Brian
    Blessed
    Who An actor who played two guest Roles in the series.
    Details
  • Born in 1937.
  • Husband of Hildegarde Neil, who played Elizia in "Devil's Planet"
  • Some non-S19 (Other) roles are listed here as well.
  • Roles
  • Cabot Rowland (in "Death's Other Dominion" in Y1): leader of the (Earth-born) people on Ultima Thule
  • Mentor (in "The Metamorph" in Y2): father of Maya
  • Other
  • 1973: "Arthur of the Britons" (as Mark of Cornwall)
  • 1976: "I, Claudius" (as Augustus)
  • 1980: "Flash Gordon" (as Vultan)
  • 1991: "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (as Lord Locksley)
  • See Also
  • Multiple Roles

  • Bridges and
    Anchorages
    Disclosure The author of the story series described in this entry is the same person as the Editor of this Knowledgebase.
    Definition A series of released and proposed fan fiction written or planned by David Welle, as well as one story written by Meredith Kausch (MGK). Information is very briefly summarized, and status marks are simplified; more detailed listings for most (some titles are brand-new or recently renamed) are at the Editor's own fan fiction information page (see Links below). Lengths on unreleased stories are estimates only.
    Table
    TitleTimeframeLenStatus
    AfterD.A.B.Before
    Y
    1
    Damage Assessment Breakaway 0001-001?  short ideas
    Eagle Aerie Alpha Earthbnd     novellastarted
    We Need a New... Spc Brn     short ideas
    Bridge One TOA 0314-0342Mtamrph novellaideas
    Mentor of a Doomed World (Character Study) short Release
    Y
    2
    Bridge Two Mtamrph 0343-0403Exiles novel Release
    Whose Orders? Exiles 0414-0425  novellaRelease
    Dance of the Flammon 0440-0453OMOH novellaRelease
    Music to the Ears (?) in 700's J2W short started
    The Law of Indirection 1040-1044NANE novel Release
    (unnamed/Y2SS3) later within Y2short ideas
    The Eagle MOB 1770-1772  short Release
    Lessons on the Fly near end of Y2 short ideas
    Y
    3
    Bridge Three Dorcons 2410-24??  novellastarted
    The Transfer   2510-2534  novel Release
    Echoes [by MGK] August 5, 2006 short Release
    Bridge Four   2534-????  novel started
    The Frontier (?)       novellaideas
    Triskadecaphobia   4749   short Release
    Of Mutation and Metamorphosis novellaideas
    Statements
  • The framework behind these stories was begun and sketched to a large degree in the mid-1990s, with two of the stories being written at that time, and the series resumed again and expanded starting in 2007.
  • The Transfer was first released in 1997 as part of a Sci-Fi Channel "online convention," which was later archived in the Cyber Museum (part of the Catacombs) -- though by then, the author had re-released it at his own website. In 2010(?), it was slightly revised.
  • "Triskadecahedron" was released as part of Moonscape.
  • Links
  • More detailed Fan Fiction page, though some titles above have not been listed there yet.

  • Bridge One Summary In-progress fan fiction novella spanning the gap between Y1 and Y2.

    Bridge Two a.k.a.
  • B2
  • Disclosure The author of the story described in this entry is the same person as the Editor of this Knowledgebase.
    Definition Fan fiction novel spanning the gap between "The Metamorph" and "The Exiles" episodes of Y2. Part of the Bridges and Anchorages fanfic series being written. First part released on 2009/04/25. Fourth/last part released on 2009/06/23. Abridged version released on 2009/07/03.
    Intro This story spans the two-month gap between "The Metamorph" (day 342+) and "The Exiles" (day 403), during which the people of Moonbase Alpha have to make an unexpected welcome to Maya, Daughter of Mentor. The Alphans had just survived a brutal and deadly attack from her father, and Maya herself had strange and possibly dangerous powers of body and mind. While striken with grief and confusion about the death of her father and her world, trying to alternately bury her past and start coming to terms with it, she has to deal with a present filled with aliens who are a bewildering mixture of caring, fear, gratitude, anger, and resentment. Some are welcoming; others want nothing to do with her. One security officer is unsure of her, and another man has to wrestle more losses than most, perhaps finding a too-handy target in the alien's daughter. The destruction of Psychon has altered the course of Alpha in several ways, and one of which brings them towards a looming threat, to an ancient world, and to a danger they think is one they once survived -- one Maya has difficulty convincing them is potentially fatal this time, setting the unsure Maya at odds with some of the others, and propelling her into a role she had not expected.
    Links
  • Link to story here on Metaforms

  • Bridge Four a.k.a.
  • B4
  • Disclosure The author of the story described in this entry is the same person as the Editor of this Knowledgebase.
    Definition In-progress fan fiction novel, sequel to The Transfer. Part of the Bridges and Anchorages fanfic series (being) written by David Welle.

    The Bringers
    of Wonder
    a.k.a.
  • Bringers of Wonder
  • BOW
  • BoW
  • Definition
  • Generic name for the two-part episode (i.e. two-episode story) in Y2. Written by Terence Feely. Directed by Tom Clegg.
  • Statements
  • This was the only two-episode story in the series.
  • Episodes
  • "The Bringers of Wonder (part 1)"
  • "The Bringers of Wonder (part 2)"

  • The Bringers
    of Wonder
    (part one)
    a.k.a.
  • BOW1
  • Definition The 17th episode, in production order, of Y2. The 41st episode overall of the series. First part of the two-episode The Bringers of Wonder story.
    Summary A wild Eagle ride lands a delusional Koenig in Medical Center, hooked up to a brain therapy device. A Superswift approaches Alpha, a mission from Earth to rescue the Alphans, with everyone on board being family and friends of a number of Alphans. Yet they start doing strange things, including trying to drive an Alphan into killing Koenig, who survives the attempt and wakes up. He sees the newcomers not as humans, but as hideous aliens. His reaction to them appears psychotic, landing him back in Medical Center and in further peril, while three Alphans launch towards Earth.
    Plot Commander Koenig becomes delusional during an Eagle flight, eventually crashing his Eagle. Dr. Russell hooks him up to a cerebral wave machine. A ship approaches, a Superswift, and it lands. Guido Verdeschi, the brother of Tony Verdeschi, appears. It is a mission from Earth to rescue the Alphans. The ship reveals a number of family and friends of several Alphans. They immediately start catching up, and planning for return, yet... the newcomers start doing strange things.... One seems to control an Alphan into trying to kill Koenig while the latter is still on the brain complex, while another tries to block Dr. Vincent from realizing the danger. John is saved, eventually wakes up, and is informed of the good news, but when brought to Command Center, sees hideous alien creatures. His reactions appear psychotic to everyone else, and Helena is eventually driven to stunning him. Clive Kander also sees the aliens in true form, on a recording, but is driven to actions which lead to his death. Soon after, a pilot ship is launched from the Superswift, to return a first wave of what Tony thinks are randomly-chosen names, but which are actually names put into his mind, of Alan Carter and two nuclear physicists, Ehrlich and Bartlett. John later awakes, tries unsuccessfully to convince Tony that the Alphans are being manipulated, and ends up sedated. John later awakes in restraints, while a huge, blob-like alien appears poised to kill him, while other aliens are shown on the surface of the Moon.
    Details
  • Clive Kander is reviewing what he recently filmed of Koenig's crashed Eagle and the arrival of the Superswift's crew. He sees hideous aliens, and reacts, but is driven mad by Guido and Dr. Shaw, which Kate reports to Maya, who is on watch. She, Tony, Alan, and others arrive and try to intervene, which stretches Guido's and Shaw's ability to "control all of them." but Kander's actions lead to a fire that kills Kander.
  • See Also
  • The Bringers of Wonder (part two)

  • The Bringers
    of Wonder
    (part two)
    a.k.a.
  • BOW2
  • Definition The 18th episode, in production order, of Y2. The 42st episode overall of the series. Second part of the two-episode The Bringers of Wonder story.
    Summary John survives another attempt on his life, and convinces Maya he might be right. She undergoes the same treatment as him, and sees the aliens for what they are. Transforming into one, she finds out they intend to blow up a nearby waste dump and feed off the energy, which will destroy Alpha. Helena comes up with a way to snap the mind control, but Alan and two others, setting up the nuclear trigger, are still under alien influence, but that is whittled down one still-affected Alphan at a time, until the aliens are left with nothing, and fade away.
    Plot Helena and Maya walk into Medical Center, and what John sees as a hideous alien backs off and leaves the room. The two women try to convince John, while he tries to persuade Maya with logic. He is partially successful, enough that she is willing to try the cerebral complex. Helena, with enough doubt growing too, applies it. When Maya re-awakens, she sees the same aliens John does. Meanwhile, the pilot ship lands, those aboard thinking they are on Earth, but are actually at nuclear waste domes on the Moon. John convinces Maya to transform into an alien, and she finds out they wish to force Alan and the nuclear physicists to blow up the nearby dumps, for the huge dose of radiation the aliens, who are starving, need to survive. This will destroy the Alphans. John tries to get to an Eagle, but is intercepted and stunned by Tony, who returns him to Medical Center, leaving behind a guard. Maya stuns the guard. John awakens, and he and Helena discuss how to quickly get the Alphans to see the danger. White noise started from Command Center is the answer, and it brings everyone out of the psychic influence, to their horror at what they now see around them. The aliens vanish from the base, but now all are at the waste dump (Area B7), concentrating on Carter's group. John, Tony, and Maya fly in Eagle 1 to intercept Carter and Ehrlich, who are on their way to return a nuclear trigger to Bartlett, while Helena remains on Alpha to control things there. Multiple steps by the whole command/officer team whittle down the amount of control the aliens have, the final confrontation being between John and Alan, the former prevailing, dooming the aliens, who have some parting words (see Quotes) before they and their ship disappear.
    Details
  • Maya is eventually semi-convinced by logic on three main factors, which either John suggests to her and/or she starts wondering about: everyone being friends/family of Alphans; details of Kander's death; and the likely time dilation problem.
  • Carter, Ehrlich, and Bartlett think they have landed in the New York City area, have met up with their girlfriends or family, have gone to a hotel or are at home, are driving around in the woods in a dune buggy, etc. All are images masking their real location and what they are really doing.
  • Maya stuns the guard using a gun she retrieves from a drawer in Medical Center. Speculation: It is evidently there as a precaution, perhaps after earlier incidents in Medical Center, and is perhaps only known to officers; though why it is not remembered by Tony is not clear (slipping his mind while under alien influence, perhaps, especially since the alien's influence is shown as limited, and may leave odd gaps?).
  • Applying the brain complex to everyone on Alpha would take too long, but Helena thinks a sonic blast of white noise could block the pathways in the brain the aliens are using. This is a medical technique, in the form of a data card, but which in this case must be started from Command Center.
  • As John, Helena, and Maya advance towards CC with the white noise card, Helena and Maya are in the lead, the latter with a stun gun. A guard appears behind them, but Koenig appears behind him and stuns the guard, whose stun gun is found to be set on kill.
  • After Koenig is lowered to intercept the moonbuggy (which Carter and Ehrlich see as a dune buggy which is also carrying their girlfriends), there is a fight, while Maya is lowered and then transforms into a vacuum-tolerating larren. Carter escapes on the moonbuggy with the trigger while Maya tends to Ehrlich, whom she/larren injured. John pursues the moonbuggy on foot to the waste dome, which has been sealed. He uses the moonbuggy to break through, which takes time.
  • Helena eventually has to knock out everyone else on Alpha, using anaesthetic^ "contact gas," to block the aliens from obtaining psychic energy from the 300 there.
  • Inside a waste dome, Koenig has to fight Bartlett. After Helena knocks out the rest of the Alphans on base, the aliens lose most control over Bartlett, but force him to the sidelines while concentrating their remaining mental energy on Carter. John and Alan fights, until the former knocks out the latter and removes the atomic trigger from the core, dooming the aliens.
  • The aliens have been using and extrapolating from happy memories, as a means of manipulation, yet also as the sole form of mercy they are intending to show the Alphans, though they are like genius vultures in every other way. See also Quotes below.
  • Quotes
  • Maya, after returning from a metamorphic masquerading as an alien (and having trouble reverting from its form): "Don't ever ask me to do that again. They have the minds of geniuses and the instincts of vultures."
  • Alien (much later, after Koenig prevails): "You are a truly primitive organism, Commander. We could have given you an eternity of happiness in an instant of time. Now your life will be what the life of your species has always been... cruel and futile."
  • Koenig, in reply: "It's better to live as your own man than as a fool in someone else's dream."
  • See Also
  • The Bringers of Wonder (part one)

  • Brooks See Episodes Directed by Bob Brooks

    Byrne See Johnny Byrne

    Bubblegum
    Cards
    Intro At least one company (Donruss?) produced a set of bubblegum cards, one being a set of 66 which had sometimes off-kilter captions.
    Links
  • Space 1999 at Bubblegum-Cards.com
  • See Also
  • Merchandise

  • Convention a.k.a.
  • Con (common reference or even title fragment)
  • Definition
  • In the area of science fiction media, a gathering of fans, frequently with one or more guests of honor from the series of focus and/or science fiction in general. These are usually (always?) fan organized.
  • Intro There have been various conventions in (at least) Europe and North America focused primarily on the series, as well as some additional ones with a broader range but still some S19 focus. This KB primarily features the former in its entries, though at least one entry also lists the latter. Please see the See Also listings.
    Statements
  • All SpaceCons through 1999 were organized by the International Space: 1999 Alliance. It is not clear if this organization exists anymore. SpaceCons after 1999 have been organized by Ellen Lindow.
  • In subsequent Conventions... entries, cons primarily focused on S19 (as best the Editor can determine) are marked in yellow, cons more generalized around all Gerry Anderson series (not present in all KB entries) are marked in green, unknown situations are unmarked.
  • See Also
  • Conventions by Country and Year
  • Conventions by Country, State/Prov., and Year
  • Conventions by Year and Date
  • Conventions by Guest of Honor
  • Links
  • Conventions (here at Metaforms, infrequently updated as focus shifts to this KB entry -- though I may revisit this decision)
  • Space: 1999 Conventions (Catacombs)

  • Conventions
    by Country
    and Year
    Intro Partial list of conventions primary focused on Space: 1999, by country. May include upcoming (i.e. planned) conventions.
    Table
    Canada2008Another Con, Another Place Calgary, Alberta
    France1990Cosmos 1999 Paris
    1993Cosmos 1999 Lyon
    1995Cosmos 1999 Lyon
    1998Cosmos 1999 Lyon
    Italy 1999Il Giorno del Distacco Monza
    2000Moonbound One Modena
    2001Moonbound Two Modena
    2002Moonbound III Modena
    2003Moonbound III bis Bologna
    2004Moonbound 2004 Modena
    2004Moonbound 2004 bis Modena
    2005Moonbound 2005 Padenghe
    2006Moonbound 2006 Padenghe
    U.K. 1987Space 1999 Minicon Leeds
    1990Alphacon Leeds
    1992Psycon Manchester
    U.S.A.1978SpaceCon I Columbus, Ohio
    1979SpaceCon II Pittsburgh, PA
    1980SpaceCon III Columbus, Ohio
    1981SpaceCon IV Atlanta, Georgia
    1982SpaceCon V Springfield, MA
    1983SpaceCon VI Cincinatti, Ohio
    1985SpaceCon VII Arlington, VA
    1986SpaceCon VIII Los Angeles, CA
    1987SpaceCon IX Sandusky, Ohio
    1989SpaceCon X Wapokeneta, OH
    1992SpaceCon XI La Mirada, CA
    1995Command Conference Norwalk, CA
    1997SpaceCon XII Portland, Oregon
    1999Breakaway: The ConventionCulver City, CA*
    2000Main Mission: 2000 New York City*
    2001Breakaway: 2001 Tampa, Florida
    2003SpaceCon XV Portland, Oregon
    2005Earthbound: 2005 Tampa, Florida
    2010Journey to Where Austin, Texas
    2012Alpha: 2012 Burbank, CA
    * Notes
  • Breakaway: The Convention (1999) is a.k.a. SpaceCon XIII, the last of the SpaceCon set.
  • Main Mission: 2000 took place in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
  • Statements
  • There were quite a few more U.K. conventions, but most were Fab or Fanderson conventions featuring all of Gerry Anderson's works. Some of these other conventions are listed in the Conventions by Guest of Honor entry. More are listed in the Links part of the main Conventions entry.
  • Links
  • Journey to Where Con (official site for 2010 con)

  • Conventions
    by Country,
    State/Prov,
    City, and
    Year
    Intro Partial list of conventions primary focused on Space: 1999, by country. May include upcoming (i.e. planned) conventions.
    Table
    Where YearName
    CanadaAlb Calgary 2008 Another Con, Another Place
    France Paris 1990 Cosmos 1999
    Lyon 1993 Cosmos 1999
    1995 Cosmos 1999
    1998 Cosmos 1999
    Italy Bologna 2003 Moonbound III bis
    Modena 2000 Moonbound One
    2001 Moonbound Two
    2002 Moonbound III
    2004 Moonbound 2004
    2004 Moonbound 2004 bis
    Monza/Milan1999Il Giorno del Distacco
    Padenghe 2005 Moonbound 2005
    2006 Moonbound 2006
    U.K. Leeds 1987 Space 1999 Minicon
    1990 Alphacon
    Manchester 1992 Psycon
    U.S.A. CA Los Angeles1986 SpaceCon VIII
    Burbank~
    L.
    A.
    2012 Alpha: 2012
    Culver City1999Breakaway: The Convention
    La Mirada 1992 SpaceCon XI *
    Norwalk 1995 Command Conference
    FL Tampa 2001 Breakaway: 2001
    2005 Earthbound: 2005
    GA Atlanta 1981 SpaceCon IV
    MA Springfield1982 SpaceCon V
    NY N.Y. CityM2000 Main Mission: 2000 *
    OH Cincinatti 1983 SpaceCon VI
    Columbus 1978 SpaceCon I
    1980 SpaceCon III
    Sandusky 1987 SpaceCon IX
    Wapokeneta 1989 SpaceCon X
    OR Portland 1997 SpaceCon XII
    2003 SpaceCon XV
    PA Pittsburgh 1979 SpaceCon II
    TX Austin 2010 Journey to Where
    VA Arlington 1985 SpaceCon VII
    * Notes
  • U.S.A. California conventions all took place in the Los Angeles (L.A.) area. Three are known to have taken place in suburbs or other nearby cities. For the first convention in the area (1986), the Editor does not have information indicating whether or not it took place in a suburb or the city proper. La Mirada and Norwalk are near each other, about 10-15 miles ESE of downtown L.A. Norwalk's population was ~97,000 during the 1990's, but barely appears as a small label on maps. Culver City is a few miles north of the LAX airport, and is the first(?) suburb directly west of downtown.
  • Main Mission: 2000 took place in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
  • Statements
  • There were quite a few more U.K. conventions, but most were Fab or Fanderson conventions featuring all of Gerry Anderson's works. When the Editor's full conventions page is returned to this site, that full list will be accessible.
  • Links
  • Alpha: 2012 (official site)

  • Conventions
    by Guest
    of Honor
    Intro Partial list of conventions primarily or partially focused on Space: 1999, by Guest of Honor (GoH), as best as the Editor is aware. Even though the guests of some cons were not necessarily associated with S19, this entry keeps focus on S19-related guests. Guests are sorted by first name. May include upcoming (i.e. planned) conventions. Some con titles may be abbreviated.
    Table
    Guest Role Yr. Which Convention Where
    Alibe
    Parsons
    Alibe 1990 Alphacon U.K.
    1991 Plan B U.K.
    1991 Fanderson 91 U.K.
    1992 Psycon U.K.
    2005 Destination MBA. U.K.
    Anton
    Phillips
    Bob
    Mathias
    1979 SpaceCon II U.S.A.
    1999 Breakaway: The Con.U.S.A.
    2005 Moonbound 2005 Italy
    2012 Alpha: 2012 U.S.A.
    Barbara
    Bain
    Helena
    Russell
    1986 SpaceCon VIII U.S.A.
    1992 SpaceCon XI U.S.A.
    1999 Breakaway: The Con.U.S.A.
    2012 Alpha: 2012 U.S.A.
    Barry
    Gray
    original
    music
    1978 SpaceCon I U.S.A.
    1979 SpaceCon II U.S.A.
    1981 SpaceCon IV U.S.A.
    Barry
    Morse
    Victor
    Bergman
    1982 SpaceCon V U.S.A.
    1982 Fanderson 82 U.K.
    1986 SpaceCon VIII U.S.A.
    1989 SpaceCon X U.S.A.*
    1990 Cosmos 1999 France
    1991 SpaceCon XI U.S.A.
    1997 SpaceCon XII U.S.A.
    1999 Breakaway: The Con.U.S.A.
    2000 Moonbound One Italy
    2000 MainMission: 2000 U.S.A.
    2001 Breakaway: 2001 U.S.A.
    2003 SpaceCon XV U.S.A.
    2005 Earthbound: 2005 U.S.A.
    2005 Destination MBA. U.K.
    2005 Ctdown. to DisasterU.K.
    Bob Kellett (director) 1990 Alphacon U.K.
    Carolyn Seymour (Eva) 2010 Journey to Where U.S.A.
    Catherine Schell (Maya) 2000 MainMission: 2000 U.S.A.*
    Clifton Jones (Kano) 1978 SpaceCon I U.S.A.
    Christopher
    Penfold
    script
    writer
    2000 MainMission: 2000 U.S.A.
    2002 Stand By For ActionU.K.
    2012 Alpha: 2012 U.S.A.
    Dave
    Prowse
    creatures 1978 SpaceCon I U.S.A.
    1980 SpaceCon III U.S.A.
    Fred Freiberger (prod) 1999 Breakaway: The Con.U.S.A.*
    George Bellak (writer) 2000 MainMission: 2000 U.S.A.
    Gerry
    Anderson
    executive
    producer
    1978 SpaceCon I U.S.A.
    1981 Fanderson 81 U.K.
    1982 Fanderson 82 U.K.
    1984 Fanderson 84 U.K.
    1986 Fanderson 86 U.K.
    1990 Fanderson 90 U.K.
    1991 Plan B U.K.
    1991 Fanderson 91 U.K.
    1992 Fab 1 U.K.
    1995 Danger Zone U.K.
    2000 Century 21 U.K.
    2002 Stand By For ActionU.K.
    2005 Destination MBA. U.K.
    2005 Ctdown. to DisasterU.K.
    2006 Sector 25 U.K.
    2007 HD21 U.K.
    John
    Hug
    Bill
    Fraser
    1996 Fanderson Gold U.K.
    2000 MainMission: 2000 U.S.A.
    Johnny
    Byrne
    script
    writer/
    editor
    1998 Cosmos 1999 France
    1999 Breakaway: The Con.U.S.A.
    1999 Spazio 1999... Italy
    2000 MainMission: 2000 U.S.A.
    2002 Moonbound III Italy
    2005 Destination MBA. U.K.
    Judy Geeson (Regina) 2012 Alpha: 2012 U.S.A.
    Keith
    Wilson
    production
    design
    1995 Danger Zone U.K.
    1996 Fanderson Gold U.K.
    2000 MainMission: 2000 U.S.A.
    2005 Destination MBA. U.K.
    2006 Moonbound 2006 Italy
    2007 HD21 U.K.
    Martin
    Bower
    model
    maker
    1982 SpaceCon V U.S.A.
    1981 Fanderson 81 U.K.
    1982 Fanderson 82 U.K.
    1987 Space 1999 Minicon U.K.
    1990 Alphacon U.K.
    Martin
    Landau
    John
    Koenig
    1978 SpaceCon I U.S.A.
    1986 SpaceCon VIII U.S.A.
    1992 SpaceCon XI U.S.A.
    2012 Alpha: 2012 U.S.A.
    Nick
    Tate
    Alan
    Carter
    1978 SpaceCon I U.S.A.
    1979 SpaceCon II U.S.A.
    1980 SpaceCon III U.S.A.
    1992 SpaceCon XI U.S.A.
    1992 Command Conf. '95 U.S.A.
    1999 Breakaway: The Con.U.S.A.
    2012 Alpha: 2012 U.S.A.
    Prentis
    Hancock
    Paul
    Morrow
    1979 SpaceCon II U.S.A.
    1980 SpaceCon III U.S.A.
    1987 Space 1999 Minicon U.K.
    1990 Alphacon U.K.
    1992 Psycon U.K.
    1999 Breakaway: The Con.U.S.A.
    2000 MainMission: 2000 U.S.A.
    2006 Sector 25 U.K.
    2012 Alpha: 2012 U.S.A.
    Suzanne
    Roquette
    Tanya
    Aleksandr
    1981 SpaceCon IV U.S.A.
    1987 Space 1999 Minicon U.K.
    1993 Cosmos 1999 France
    Zienia
    Merton
    Sandra
    Benes
    1999 Breakaway: The Con.U.S.A.
    2000 MainMission: 2000 U.S.A.
    2000 Century 21 U.K.
    2001 Moonbound Two Italy
    2004 Moonbound 2004 bis Italy
    2005 Destination MBA. U.K.
    2005 Ctdown. to DisasterU.K.
    2006 Sector 25 U.K.
    * Notes
  • Barry Morse: his fellow SpaceCon X (1989) GoH was his wife, actress Sydney Sturgess.
  • Catherine Schell: "MainMission: 2000" is said to be her first science fiction convention. In S19, besides Maya, she also played the role of the Servant of the Guardian of Piri.
  • Fred Freiberger: surprise guest in "Breakaway: The Convention"
  • Statements
  • Barry Morse was guest at ~15 conventions through 2005, before he passed away in February 2008.
  • Tony Anholt is the only regular cast member not known to have attended a S19 or Fanderson convention, though a fanzine (Cosmoconnection #4) indicates, in reference to SpaceCon I (1978) that, "Tony Anholt had said he could come, but later couldn't make it." Note: He passed away in July 2002.
  • Guest at six or more cons each: Barry Morse, Gerry Anderson, Johnny Byrne, Keith Wilson, Nick Tate, Prentis Hancock, Zienia Merton.

  • Conventions
    by Year
    and Date
    Intro Partial list of conventions primary focused on Space: 1999, by year. May include upcoming (i.e. planned) conventions.
    Table
    Yr Bgn End Name Where Comments
    1978 07/2807/30SpaceCon I U.S.A.
    1979 07/2707/29SpaceCon II U.S.A.
    1980 07/2507/27SpaceCon III U.S.A.
    1981 08/0708/09SpaceCon IV U.S.A.
    1982 07/3008/01SpaceCon V U.S.A.
    1983 07/1507/17SpaceCon VI U.S.A.
    1985 07/1907/21SpaceCon VII U.S.A.
    1986 07/1807/20SpaceCon VIII U.S.A.
    1987 07/1707/19SpaceCon IX U.S.A.(a Relaxacon)
    09/1309/13Space: 1999 Minicon U.K.
    1989 08/1108/13SpaceCon X U.S.A.("Barry-Fest")
    1990 11/0311/04Alphacon U.K.
    1992 07/1707/19SpaceCon XI U.S.A.
    10/2310/25Psycon U.K.
    1995 07/2207/23Command Conference '95 U.S.A.
    1997 09/1309/14SpaceCon XII U.S.A.
    1999 09/1009/13Breakaway: The ConventionU.S.A.SpaceCon XIII
    09/2509/26Spazio 1999: il Giorno...Italy ... del Distacco
    2000 09/0109/03Main Mission: 2000 U.S.A.
    2001 06/1606/17Moonbound II Italy
    07/2707/29Breakaway: 2001 U.S.A.
    2002????? SpaceCon XIV (?) U.S.A.(canceled?)
    2003 07/1907/20SpaceCon XV U.S.A.
    2005 07/2207/24Earthbound: 2005 U.S.A.30th Anniv.
    09/0409/04Destination Moonbase Alpha U.K.
    2008 07/1807/20Another Con, Another Place Canada
    2010 07/1607/18Journey to Where Con U.S.A.35th Anniv.
    2012 09/1409/16Alpha: 2012 U.S.A.

    Calendar
    Years
    Intro Events, real or fictional, related to the series. Any decade which has a year represented will have its own row. Decades without a year entry will be represented by a single dot. The dots will give an idea of the timescales in between entries. Whole centuries without year entries will be grouped as ten dots.
    Table
    1310's 1314
    .
    1330's 1339
    ...... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .
    1910's 1918
    .
    1930's 1937 1939
    ..
    1960's 1969
    1970's 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
    1980's 1982 1984 1985 1987
    1990's 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
    2000's 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
    2010's 2010
    2020's 2026
    ....
    2070's 2074
    .
    2090's 2099
    ..
    2120's 2120
    ....... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ........
    2870's 2870

    Capt. See Captain

    Captain a.k.a.
  • Capt.
  • Intro A List of individuals who had the title of Captain in the series, or could perhaps be considered such even if not so-named.
    List
  • Capt. Alan Carter, chief Eagle pilot
  • Capt. Zantor, a Kaldorian (humanoid alien), in "Earthbound"
  • Capt. Tony Cellini, commander of the Ultra Probe.
  • Perhaps John Koenig in 1996 and 1997? (in "Dragon's Domain")
  • Capt. Duro, of the Menon (a Betanon Scout Cruiser)
  • Sahala(?): Perhaps in charge of the Croton ship, but that title is not used.

  • Captain Carter See Alan Carter

    Card
    Games
    Intro Instances of playing card games, as a recreational and/or social activity, on Moonbase Alpha.
    Examples
  • Poker (as identified in a Catacombs transcript): Smitty and others are playing in the final hour(s) approaching the "Black Sun". The same transcript identifies the location as Smitty's quarters.
  • Three-dimensional solitaire: something Maya is introducing (in "Beta Cloud") to Tony while he is in traction, recovering from broken bones in Medical Center. It is not known if this is an variant she invented on Alpha or was pre-existing.

  • Carter See Alan Carter

    Cast and
    Characters
    (Regular and
    Semi-Regular)
    Intro A Table of the regular and semi-regular cast of Space: 1999.
    Details
  • Regulars are those who appeared in more than one half of at least one season's episodes in a reasonably prominent role. The first four listed were credited directly in the opening theme sequence of one or both seasons.
  • Semi-regulars are those who appeared in at least a few episodes of at least one season, in at least a mildly-prominent role.
  • Other characters appeared in many episodes but in background or extremely brief roles (e.g. guards) are not listed in this entry.
  • The boundary points are admittedly somewhat arbitrary.
  • The 'Episodes' column of the Table (and *Notes as well) does not count "flashback footage" (from prior episodes) as an actual appearance, Blank cell in 'Episodes' column means verifiably no appearance in that Year; just a question '?' mark means the Editor is not sure whether there were any appearances.
  • Table
    Actor / Actress Character Y1Y2
    ML Martin Landau Cmdr. John Koenig J JK all? 23? *
    BB Barbara Bain Dr. Helena Russell H HR all? all?  
    BM Barry Morse Prof. Victor BergmanV VB all?  
    CS Catherine SchellMaya M M 23 *
    NT Nick Tate Capt. Alan Carter A AC all? most? *
    TA Tony Anholt Tony Verdeschi T TV 21? *
    PH Prentis Hancock Paul Morrow P PM most?  
    CJ Clifton Jones David Kano K DK most?  
    ZM Zienia Merton Sandra Benes S SB most? 11 *
    AP Anton Philips Dr. Bob Mathias B BM many? 2  

     Suzanne RoquetteTanya Aleksandr  TA 16?  
     John Hug Bill Fraser  BF 9  
     Jeffrey Kissoon Ben Vincent  BV 7  
     Yasuko Nagazumi Yasko Y Y 8  
     Peter Porteous Petrov  P 3  
     Sam Dastor Dr. Ed Spencer  ES 3  
     Alibe Parsons Alibe  A 3  
     Sarah Bullen Kate  K 16? 7  
     Barbara Kelly voice: Main Computer   a few??  
     Albin Pahernik some Maya creatures    some  
    * Notes
  • Alan did not appear in the following (at least): "Brian the Brain", "Devil's Planet" (except by flashback?)
  • John did not appear in the following (at least): "Dorzak".
  • Tony did not appear in the following (at least): "The AB Chrysalis" (reverify?), "Devil's Planet" (reverify).
  • Maya did not appear in the following: "Devil's Planet" (except by flashback).
  • Sandra also appeared in the following: "Message from Moonbase Alpha"
  • Misc
  • Catherine Schell did appear as a guest character in a single Y1 episode, but as a different character than Maya, namely the Servant of the Guardian of Piri. This appearance does not count in this entry.
  • See Also
  • Cast by Episode

  • Cast by
    Episode
    Intro Cast by appearance within each episode.
    Warnings
  • This entry is still under initial development, and still contains many question marks, even for Table cells where the reader might not have any question at all, as it turned out to be simpler for the Editor to initially clarify the entries for secondary/tertiary cast than many of the primaries.
  • Details
  • Character abbreviations are listed in the 2-letter column in the Cast entry. Some abbreviations may be to direct entries about that character.
  • In the main part of the chart, blank is no appearance, ? is unknown, + is marking presence without quantifying, while the numbers 1-4 refer to how prominent a role, from minor to major (the number is an admittedly subjective judgment, and at the moment, could be initial snap judgments that may be modified over time).
  • At this point, there are still a lot of question marks, until the Editor can think about or check the combination (there are hundreds!).
  • ## blocks each bind two episodes filmed more or less concurrently, where some main characters may have appeared predominately in one of the pair and little or not at all in the other of the pair.
  • Flashbacks of clips of prior episodes (e.g. those in "Devil's Planet") do not count; flashbacks which add something new of the past (e.g. those in "Dragon's Domain") do count.
  • A reference to a character not seen or heard (e.g. to Paul in "Infernal Machine" or to Tony in "AB Chrysalis") will not be counted.
  • Table
    Epi-
    sode
    Count
    Episode
    Title (some
    abbreviated)
    Character (Initials)
    J
    K
    H
    R
    V
    B
    M A
    C
    T
    V
    P
    M
    D
    K
    S
    B
    B
    M
    T
    A
    B
    F
    B
    V
    Y

    P
    E
    S
    A
    K
    **** YEAR ONE ****
    1a/01 Breakaway 444 4 3 3++
    1b/02 MOLAD 44+ ? ?????
    1c/03 Black Sun +?4 + +???+
    1d/04 RATM ?+? ? ????+
    1e/05 Earthbound 44+ ? ????+
    1f/06 ATAP 44? ? ????+
    1g/07 Missing Link 4?? ? ??+?+
    1h/08 Guardian of Piri 4+? ? ??+?+
    1i/09 Force of Life ??? ? ????+ +
    1j/10 Alpha Child 444 ? ??+?+ ?
    1k/11 The Last Sunset ?4? 4 4?4?+ +
    1l/12 Voyager's Return ??? ? ????? +
    1m/13 Collision Course 4?? 4 ????+ +
    1n/14 DOD 444 3 ???++ +
    1o/15 The Full Circle 44? 4 ??4+? +
    1p/16 End of Eternity 4?? ? ???++ ?
    1q/17 War Games 4?? + ??4++ ?
    1r/18 Last Enemy 4+? ? ???~ +
    1s/19 Troubled Spirit ??? ? ??? + +
    1t/20 Space Brain ??4 ? ???++ ?
    1u/21 Infernal Mach. 44? + ??~ ?
    1v/22 Mission/Darians ?4? ? ??? ?
    1w/23 Dragon's Domain +4? ? ???+? ?
    1x/24 TOA 4?? ? ???+? ?
    **** YEAR TWO ****
    2a/25 The Metamorph 44 444 3+ 4 2 +
    2b/26 The Exiles 44 4?4 ++ + +
    2c/27 OMOH 44 2?4 + +
    2d/28 All that Glisters 44 444
    2e/29 Journey to Where 44 34? ++ +
    2f/30 The Taybor 43 444 +++ 2
    2g/31 Rules/Luton ##
    ##
    43 4?3 2
    2h/32 MOA 14 144 1 2
    2i/33 Brian the Brain 44 +?+ + +
    2j/34 NANE 44 434 +
    2k/35 AB Chrysalis##
    ##
    43 44 1 2 1
    2l/36 COTM +3 1?4 + 4
    2m/37 Seed/Destruction 34 4++ + +
    2n/38 The Beta Cloud 2? 4?4 4 4
    2o/39 MOB ##
    ##
    4+ 4 + +
    2p/40 Space Warp 44 444 + 3 +
    2q/41 BOW1 44 +++ 4 4 +
    2r/42 BOW2 44 +++ + 1
    2s/43 Lambda Factor 44 +?+ +
    2t/44 Seance Spectre 4? +?+ +
    2u/45 Dorzak ##
    ##
    4 +44 + +
    2v/46 Devil's Planet 4? ?? 4 ++
    2w/47 Immun. Syndrome 43 ++4 + ++
    2x/48 The Dorcons 42 4+3 +
    Epi
    Count
    Episode
    Title or Abbr
    J
    K
    H
    R
    V
    B
    M A
    C
    T
    V
    P
    M
    D
    K
    S
    B
    B
    M
    T
    A
    B
    F
    B
    V
    Y

    P
    E
    S
    A
    K
    Notes
  • Maya in "Space Warp": spent a lot of time in alter forms, but as it was her character, counted as a 4.
  • Sandra was the only character to appear in MFMBA (many others appeared in flashback, but are not counted, per Details).
  • See Also
  • Episode List (Full Form)
  • Episode Capsules

  • Catacombs
    of the Moon
    a.k.a.
  • COTM
  • Definition The 12th episode of Y2; and 36th episode overall. Written by Anthony Terpiloff and directed by Robert Lynn.
    Summary Michelle Osgood is dying of a heart ailment and needs an artificial heart t ransplant, but that requires some tiranium metal for it to work properly. Her husband, Patrick Osgood is the chief engineer in charge of the search in The Catacombs underneath Alpha. He, however, has been seeing visions of fire, which he interprets as Alpha's destruction. Stressed on multiple fronts, he reacts poorly, lashing out at friends and others, getting himself injured, donning an explosives vest to get a weak Michelle out of Medical Center to "safety" in The Catacombs, where they are tracked down. Finally, Helena persuades a reluctant Tony to release a little of Alpha's critical store of tiranium, an artificial heart ends up finally working, and she has life-saving surgery.
    Details
  • 1196 DAB close to the beginning of the episode.
  • Michelle Osgood is dying, and needChief engineer in charge of the search for tiranium (scarce metal needed for medical and life support) is Patrick Osgood, husband of the dying woman.
  • Tony is in temporary command for much of the episode as John is checking out space ahead of Alpha.
  • Sandra is on watch at least once in this episode.
  • Maya is seen little in this episode. Dressed in some light casual clothing, she happens across Tony and Pat fighting, the latter trying to use a stun gun on the former. She transforms into a dog and bites Pat; he gets away, bloodied, later collapsing in the Solarium(?). Later, she is called on by Tony to track the Osgoods in the Catacombs, shows up in a jumpsuit, and transforms into a tiger.
  • As the heat climbs, most Alphans end up in lighter clothing, in some cases very light. This includes most or all of the officers seen.
  • Alan is not seen in this episode.
  • Comments
  • There is a firestorm of sorts, partially verifying Patrick's visions, but only to a point. He saw (or interpreted) much worse results than actually occurred, though there was nonetheless damage to Alpha. However, his exaggerated responses frequently put others in danger, including his best(?) friend and especially his wife (creating more stress in her, prompting her into more physical activity while she was weak, and exposing her to further dangers in The Catacombs). After this episode, how much responsibility might he be granted in the future?

  • Catherine
    Schell
    a.k.a.
  • Catherina Schell von Bauschlott
  • Catherina von Schell
  • CS
  • Who An actress who played two separate characters, one in each season.
    Roles
  • Servant of the Guardian of Piri in an episode of Year One of Space: 1999.
  • Maya, an alien welcomed as member of Alpha in Year Two of Space: 1999. One of her best known roles.
  • Biography Catherine Schell was born Catherina Schell von Bauschlott, to a baron(?) in Hungary, before her family escaped the Communist takeover, and renounced their titles (on emigrating to the U.S.), when she was only a few years old. She grew up in the United States and later Munich, then went into acting, primarily in British productions, but also other (mostly European) productions. Met William Marlow^, an actor "Amsterdam Affair" (1968 movie), and they later married (and divorced). She was initially known as Catherina von Schell, before changing it to Catherine Schell. She is probably best known for roles as Maya in Space: 1999, and as Lady Litton in "Return of the Pink Panther." After three decades in the movies and television, she (mostly) retired from acting to write and to run a bed and breakfast in the French countryside, with her second husband (he died in 2006 or so).
    Statements
  • 2010/02/03: Announcement from Journey to Where con's organizers that she is scheduled to appear as a Guest of Honor at that convention. This did not work out in the end, however.
  • Notes
  • Attended her first science fiction convention, as a Guest of Honor, at Main Mission: 2000, in New York City.
  • Confirmed a booking to make a guest appearance at this show in Birmingham (UK), apparently on 24/25 November 2007: Memorabilia, but withdrew a few weeks before.
  • Catherine Schell Website (see Links) indicates "Catherine will be appearing at Memorabilia 29th and 30th March" apparently in 2009. The Editor could not confirm this at the Memorabilia website as of 2008/12/19).
  • Had an official fan club (Catherine Schell Career Shots?) starting in the mid-1980's (based in Germany but English-language), which for a number of years published a periodical fanzine called Catherine Schell Career Shots. Later, in the 1990's, the club was renamed Catherine Schell Information Service (CSIS), providing means of obtaining photos or autographs, and sometimes recordings of interviews carried out by the club's organizer (Jovan Evermann). The CSIS moved part of its presence to the web on 2005/02/28. Please see the first of the Links below, for more detail on this whole point.
  • See Also
  • Catherine Schell Roles in General
  • Multiple Roles
  • Cast
  • Links
  • Catherine Schell Career Shots
  • Information about a B&B(?) she runs (page from ~2000±2)

  • Catherine
    Schell
    Roles in
    General
    Intro Some of the better-known acting roles of Catherine Schell in general. Her two S19 roles are highlighted in yellow in the Table. Her two generally best-known characters are highlighted in orange. In the case of TV Series, Year is of the initial release of the episode(s) she was in.
    Table
    Year"Movie" (if 2-column; or...)Character
    TV SeriesSeasons / Episodes
    1964"Lana: Queen of the Amazons" Lana *
    1968"Amsterdam Affair" Sophie Ray *
    1969"Moon Zero Two" Clementine Taplin *
    1969"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" Nancy *
    1972"Madame Sin" Barbara *
    1972The Adventurer whole series? Diane *
    1974"The Black Windmill" Lady Julyan
    1975Space: 1999 "Guardian of Piri"The Servant
    1975"Return of the Pink Panther" Lady Litton (Claudine)
    1976Space: 1999 second season Maya
    1978Return of the Saint "Imprudent Professor" Samantha
    1979"The Prisoner of Zenda" Antoinette *
    1979Doctor Who (DW) "City of Death" Countess Scarlioni*
    1980The Spoils of War 8 episodes Paula Brandt
    1983"On the Third Day" Clarissa Hammond
    1987"On the Black Hill" Lotte Zons
    1988"The Border" (a.k.a. "Escape" in U.S.) Melena Lotskova
    1990Wish Me Luck third season (8 eps) Virginia Mitchell *
    1991Lovejoy "Raise the Hispanic" Frances Beauchamp
    1994The Wimbledon Poisoner (TV miniseries) Mrs. Gunther
    * Notes
  • "Lana...": First movie. According to interview(s), found this to be an unpleasant experience, and nearly quit acting.
  • "Amsterdam...": with William Marlowe, who later became her first husband.
  • "OHMSS": Briefly a 'Bond Girl' in a movie that some argue is the best of the series.
  • "Madame Sin": starring Bette Davis, Robert Wagner.
  • The Adventurer: with Gene Barry, Barry Morse -- the latter also in S19.
  • "... Zenda": her second role in a movie with Peter Sellers ("Return of the Pink Panther" being the other).
  • DW "City of Death": Most popular episode of the series?
  • Wish...: This series had 7-8 episodes (each an hour long) per season.
  • Links
  • Internet Movie Database (IMDB) page

  • CC Meanings
  • Charles Crichton
  • "Collision Course" (episode)
  • Command Center

  • Century 21 a.k.a.
  • C21
  • Definition Magazine which had focus on Gerry Anderson series.
    Timeframe 1990-1993
    Statements
  • One issue had "Space 1999 The Merchandise"
  • Produced by Engale Marketing
  • See Also
  • Merchandise

  • Character
    Studies
    Disclosure The author of the fiction described in this entry is the same person as the Editor of this Knowledgebase.
    Statements
  • The Summary was written by the original initiator of this idea, namely Marcy Kulic, who also did the original editing and provided vidcaps and other images.
  • Definition A series of short fan fiction speculative backstories on the List of alien characters.
    Summary There were many interesting characters on Space: 1999. The staff of Moonbase Alpha was composed of people from all backgrounds, countries and experience. We came to know these characters better through their continuing story as the Moon wandered through space. However, some of the most complex and fascinating characters were those that we met only briefly, that the Alphans encountered and then left behind in their journey. Presented here are character studies of four of the aliens the Alphans met. These particular characters were chosen because they are not the typical hostile, arrogant aliens often encountered in sci-fi, but are instead complicated beings with their own interesting stories.
    List
  • Zantor: "Zantor of Kaldor — Involuntary Reduction"
  • Arra: "Arra of Astheria — The Great Purpose of Mutation"
  • Mentor: "Mentor of a Doomed World ...and His Insane Psyche"
  • 'Immunity Syndrome' Being — "I Am I"
  • Links
  • here at Metaforms
  • within Space: 1999 Cyber Exposition II (archived at Cyber Museum)

  • Charles Crichton See Episodes Directed by Charles Crichton
    Charles Woodgrove See Fred Freiberger

    Chemical
    Elements
    Intro A number of the fundamental chemical elements are mentioned in various contexts. The list is in order of atomic number (listed in parentheses).
    List
  • (01) Hydrogen?
  • (06) Carbon?
  • (07) Nitrogen?
  • (08) Oxygen
  • (17) Chlorine
  • (22) Titanium: "The Metamorph" at least
  • (74) Tungsten: "AB Chrysalis" (as part of an alloy Maya speculates is present...)
  • (78) Platinum: "AB Chrysalis" (ditto, ...on a moon of the chlorine planet)

  • Chief Commissioner Theia See Theia

    Chief
    Engineer
    What A title held by several Alphans, each apparently chief of a different engineering discipline (either that or there was a lot of turnover).
    Who
  • Patrick Osgood (in COTM): apparently in charge of the search for tiranium in the Alphan mines. Perhaps chief engineer of mining operations? He does have explosives experience as well. The Catacombs indicates the following: "'chief engineer of life support' Osgood." However, the editor of this KB is not clear where this the inner quotation comes from, as the dialog does not seem to imply this directly so much as being in charge of the search for tiranium.
  • Pete Garforth (in "The Lambda Factor"): Maintains Eagle components, and is an Eagle test pilot as well. Has worked with Eagles for a long time. He is called to the Maintenance department. Knows metals and atomic motors. Speculation: Chief Eagle Maintenance Engineer perhaps?

  • Child(ren)
    on Alpha
    Statements
  • The only verifiable child born on Alpha was Sue Crawford's son, called Jackie by the Alphans who "adopted" him after Sue rejected him due to his abnormal growth, induced, without the Alphans' knowledge, by an alien presense inside him. He was later restored to the form of a newborn.
  • However, several Population numbers in both Y1 and Y2 suggest more children were born. See the See Also items for some episodes where the numbers suggest this, and one of several numerical scenarios as well.
  • Notes
  • An alien child, Etrec, was on Alpha for a short time (in "The Mark of Archanon"), along with his father, Pasc.
  • For a few seconds (in "Seance Spectre"), Maya was transformed into a Psychon child, perhaps herself at a young age. This was not on Alpha, but elsewhere on the Moon, at Area B7(?), inside an Eagle.
  • See Also
  • Population at Arkadia
  • Population at Psychon
  • Population at Entra
  • Population Statistical Speculation Scenario 1a

  • Chlorine a.k.a.
  • Cl (though not shown as such in the series, to the best of the Editor's knowledge)
  • Intro Chemical element (#17) mentioned at least twice in the series, obviously as chlorine gas (Cl2), which is deadly poison to most life.
    Episodes
  • "AB Chrysalis": Unnamed planet encountered has significant chlorine in its atmosphere, and its native people breathe it. Rash action by Alan strands him in a room full of chlorine. Maya transforms into a chlorine-breathing creature from Kreno to rescue him.
  • "Beta Cloud": Maya suggests to Tony that they fill the Hydroponic Experimental Section with chlorine, and Tony lures the invader in there remotely, in what turns out to be a futile effort to kill it (the Alphans later discover it is robotic).

  • Clea See Croton Crew

    Clive
    Kander
    Who Records technician (Technical section). Used a very compact video camera which records onto small memory squares. Clive was intentionally driven mad by the aliens in the episode, filled the records lab with oxygen, and a spark ignited the oxygen and burned him. Pronounced dead at the scene (from burns and/or inhalation, presumably). Actor: Nick Hobbs.
    Episodes
  • "The Bringers of Wonder (part 1)"
  • Commentary
  • Huh, do the video record cards he used remind anyone else of some types of memory cards which became popular in the 2000's?

  • Collision
    Course
    a.k.a.
  • CC
  • Definition The 13th episode, in production order, of Y1. Written by Anthony Terpiloff. Directed by Ray Austin.
    Summary The Alphans blow up an asteroid on a collision course with the Moon, only to discover a large planet is following behind, also on a collision course. trying to use more nuclear charges between planet and Moon in an attempt to alter course. Yet the planet shows some signs of potential inhabitability, to which they could evacuate to the far side from the Moon's collision point and hope the planet can survive the hit. Koenig decides to take an exploratory mission, but a large alien ship appears and captures his. He meets Arra, Queen of Atheria, who has been "waiting a long time to meet" him, and whose people have been expecting the Alphans for "many millions of years." She prophesies a grand destiny for the Alphans, and "mutation" of her race to another form. For this to happen, Koenig must allow the Moon to collide with Atheria. Though with a little reservation, he accepts this; but he -- and an Alan whose mind was previously touched by Arra's -- are considered under the influence of radiation sickness, and confined.
    Details
  • Action takes place over approximately five days: Collision with Atheria is quoted at 105 hours, and this is at least a few hours after the episode starts.
  • The course alteration attempt is labeled Operation Shockwave. The existing Operation Exodus is considered -- though that name is not mentioned.
  • Planet is perhaps inhabitable, but somewhat on the cool side, at +10 to -30C as a typical range.
  • Quotes
  • Victor, regarding planetary collision course: "Well... I've been thinking."
  • John, in response: "It's the best news I've had today."
  • Arra, regarding the Alphans: "You shall continue.... Your odyssey shall know no end. You will prosper and increase in new worlds, new galaxies. You will populate the deepest reaches of space."
  • Biblio
  • At least some quotes are adapted from an episode transcript at The Catacombs.
  • Threads
  • Feb. 1998: Episode by Episode discussion.
  • Links
  • Episode Guide at The Catacombs.

  • Cmdr. See Commander

    ComLoC Definition A periodical fanzine, by Piri Press Publishers (Chuck Raue), which ran for at least a few issues starting in December 1976 and running through at least July 1979.
    Statements
  • The spelling of this fanzine as listed here is as it officially was.
  • All information here is based solely on the issues (seen by the editor of this KB), which are listed in the Table below.
  • Contents list is not all-inclusive, but sections which appeared frequently are listed.
  • Editor will go back to look up dates of issues #2 and #3 at a later point.
  • Details
  • Front cover has artwork or occasional photo montage/collage.
  • Occasional full-page artwork inside as well.
  • Both of the above are listed in the Table or Notes below.
  • Back cover occasionally has, in part of it, image of Moon and/or Eagle and/or other spacecraft. These images are not listed in this entry.
  • Occasional random cartoons or such as well. Also not listed here.
  • All artwork is black and white.
  • Contents
  • Letters: usually or always about 50% or more of the content.
  • Emporium: buy/sell lists, fanzine information, other publications, modelwork, etc.
  • Reviews: of at least fanzines.
  • Ramblings [or various other titles too]: ComLoC editor's section.
  • Once Upon an Almost Classic: dedicated to fanzine information. Appeared later? Split from Reviews or renamed?
  • 1999-Con Update: some issues
  • Table
    #Date Cover Art Inside Art
    11976/12Victor
    2????/??Maya
    3????/??Alan collage
    41977/10collage of stills *
    51978/03Maya / C.Schell *
    61978/05Mentor
    71978/06Helena Maya
    81979/07John and Helena Cantar *
    * Notes
  • 4) Cover stills are: Moonbase Alpha; Helena, John(?) in spacesuit, profile of three Eagles and Moon; Tony, Maya, Alan, two spacesuited figures; Eagle on pad, Raan, Helena in OMOH dress.
  • 5) Artistic interpretation of Catherine Schell and Maya with Moon in background.
  • 8) John sitting on command chair, Helena with elbows resting on it. Inside has collage of Cantar going through his aging.

  • Comlock See Commlock
    Comm. See Commissioner

    Command
    Center
    a.k.a.
  • CC
  • Definition Primary command location starting in Y2. Significantly smaller than Main Mission, and evidently located at a deeper level within the base.

    "Command
    Conference"
    Meanings
  • A command/officer level meeting. of the commander with some or all of his officers.
  • The name of an S19 convention in 1995, which took place in Norwalk, part of the Los Angeles metro area of California, United States.

  • Command
    Conference
    Definition A meeting of the commander with some or all of his officers, usually (always?) in the commander's office in Y1.
    Examples
  • MOLAD: Discuss the initial findings on: Lee Russell (or more accurately, whether or not it is him), Terra Nova, and potential Operation Exodus. Attended by John Koenig, Paul Morrow, Alan Carter, David Kano, Sandra Benes, and Victor Bergman; but not by Helena Russell (presumably due to her watching the medical state of the unconcious Lee, the two pilots, and perhaps a conflict of interest?).
  • "Earthbound": John Koenig, Paul Morrow, Alan Carter, Helena Russell, Commissioner Simmonds. It is just wrapping up when the scene starts, until Simmonds objects, saying how he is "shocked" they are not trying hard enough to return to Earth. John: "Our priorities are survival, and the search for an alternative place to live."
  • "Guardian of Piri": An initial one features an argument between David Kano and Alan Carter over how much to trust Computer.
  • GOP (again): A later, off-kilter one, during the time of the Guardian's clear influence over the Alphans, is attended by at least Paul, Helena, (Kano?,) Sandra, Victor, and a Security Section representative -- but not initially by John, who stumbles upon it later.
  • "War Games": the severity of the damage (later reset) is laid out by the officers.
  • "Troubled Spirit": John, Alan, David, Helena, Paul, Victor, Sandra -- after the death of Dr. James Warren.
  • Speculation
  • Though no formal conferences took place "on screen" in Y2 it is possible some took place "off screen" in some nearby room, even while some discussions usually done in Command Conferences in Y1 simply took place in Command Center in Y2.

  • Command
    of Alpha
    Intro Individuals in command (permanent, temporary, or attempted) of Alpha at various times.
    List
  • Actual Commanders of Alpha, of which John Koenig is the ninth.
  • Subordinates who were in temporary command while the Commander was on a mission or incapacitated.
  • Carolyn Powell attempted a lone take-over ("The Lambda Factor"), even taking the command chair in Command Center, but lost a battle of wills against Koenig.

  • Commander a.k.a.
  • Cmdr.
  • Intro A List of known individuals who had the title of Commander in the series, of Moonbase or of Other things. Regarding Moonbase Alpha, there were seven prior commanders, but their names are not known.
    Moonbase
  • Cmdr. Gorski, the eighth commander of Moonbase Alpha before being suspended (by whom?) and replaced by John Koenig.
  • Cmdr. John Koenig, the ninth commander of Moonbase Alpha, starting September 9, 1999. Is on-base when the Moon is blasted into interstellar space.
  • Other
  • Dione? Not called Cmdr. Dione, but is referred to as commander of the Satazius.
  • Pasc, of an Archanon that reached the Moon but unraveled, with fatal results, when he fell ill with Killing Sickness virus, and was subdued and left in a stasis chamber.
  • Lyra, Pasc's wife, after she is forced to replace him and leave him -- and their son Etrec -- on the Moon due to the illness.
  • See Also
  • Command of Alpha

  • Commissioner a.k.a.
  • Comm.
  • What A title used for certain characters in the series. Some were Terran human, some Aliens.
    See Also
  • Commissioners (Human)
  • Commissioners (Alien)

  • Commissioners
    (Alien)
    Intro Alien characters with the title Commissioner.
    Examples
  • Commissioner Theia of Betha. The title was technically Chief Commissioner, but Koenig referred to her as Comm. Theia. This role was of oversight of defense forces, but (uncertain:) she herself may have been considered civilian.
  • See Also
  • Commissioners (Human)

  • Commissioners
    (Human)
    Intro Commissioner is the title for a type of civilian authority on Earth, more specifically (in the series) the lead of Earth's space program.
    Examples
  • Commissioner Dixon: pre-Breakaway (as shown in DD).
  • Commissioner Simmonds
  • See Also
  • Commissioners (Alien)

  • Commissioner
    Simmonds
    a.k.a.
  • Comm. Simmonds
  • Gerald Simmonds? (The Editor was told at one point Gerald was his first name, according to some source. Speculation: a writer's guide? The Editor has not yet been able to confirm such for this knowledgebase.)
  • Who Representative of Earth authority (i.e. the ILC?) on the Moon. In charge by September 9, 1999. Heads to Moonbase Alpha after Cmdr. Koenig issues "Emergency Condition Alpha One" (?), and is on-base when the Moon breaks from Earth orbit. He later extorts(?) his way onto an alien (Kaldorian) spaceship on its way to Earth, but was not properly scanned into a matrix maintained by the ship's computer, and did not go into proper suspended animation. He woke back up, trapped in a chamber at the beginning of a 75-year final journey. He presumably died some days into it.
    Details
  • Was covering up the severity of astronaut deaths on MBA, even to the new commander, in an attempt to get the Meta mission launched.
  • Though he retains his title after Breakaway, it has no real meaning or authority at that point; but he was still included in some high-level interaction (see next point).
  • Attends command conferences in at least the following: "Earthbound".
  • Apparently collects butterfly specimens (see in the background in one communication with John in "Breakaway", at about 14:30-16:30 in an uncut version).
  • Notes
  • Simmonds is counted as a verifiable loss not for his presumed death but from his dereliction from Alpha.
  • Episodes
  • "Breakaway"
  • "Earthbound"
  • Threads
  • Commissioner Simmonds
  • See Also
  • Commissioner
  • Cast

  • "Commlock" Meanings
  • A personal communications device
  • Name of a periodical fanzine.

  • Commlock a.k.a.
  • Comlock
  • Definition A personal, hand-held communication device which each member of Moonbase Alpha has. Used on Alpha and missions. One major piece of Alphan technology. It has various Parts.
    Parts
  • Compact video screen
  • Keypad
  • Picture ID of owner
  • Camera
  • Antenna
  • Details
  • Seen being put in what appears to be a charger, which cradles the lower half but still allows a video image to appear.
  • A number of them were lost or destroyed over the course of the series.
  • Commlocks were among the Alphan devices subject to jamming by aliens.

  • Commlocks
    Lost or
    Destroyed
    Intro Incomplete, partially speculative lists, most still needing verification, of commlocks that are Destroyed on Alpha or on missions, or Lost from Alpha, for whatever reason. The ones Lost may have been taken or later recovered by non-Alphans.
    Lost
  • "Earthbound": Koenig's commlock, stolen by Simmonds and removed from the base. It is the means by which Simmonds discovers he is still near the Moon, that he is not going to be in suspended animation for the seventy-year journey to Earth.
  • TOA (?): Luke and Anna's commlocks?
  • "The Exiles"(?): (highly uncertain:) Zova and Cantar given commlocks? If Cantar had one, perhaps taken back by Tony or Helena?
  • "Journey to Where"(?)
  • "Rules of Luton": (unverified) Koenig loses his commlock?
  • "Devil's Planet": the two carried by Koenig and Blake Maine (or was the latter destroyed?).
  • "The Dorcons"(?): (unverified:) Did the Dorcons confiscate the commlocks of Maya and John?
  • Destroyed
  • "Force of Life" (?): Zoref's?
  • "Voyager's Return" (?): Ernst Linden's?
  • "Mission of the Darians" (?): Bill Lowry's?
  • "Dragon's Domain" (?): Tony Cellini's?
  • "The Metamorph": (all unverified) Picard's for sure, when he was vaporized. (The rest allowed to keep theirs, but jammed?)
  • "Seed of Destruction" (?): Koenig's taken by fake and destroyed with the fake Koenig?
  • "Immunity Syndrome": Tony, driven mad by contact with the being on the planet several teams are exploring, crushes his commlock. It is later found as part of a "trail" leading to Tony. Commlock presumably beyond repair. Editor is not sure if the other Alphans kept it (evidence/salvage value?), however.

  • Commlock
    (fanzine)
    Intro Periodical fanzine, subtitled "Journal of Alpha League, the international Space: 1999 fan club"
    Timeframe
  • Was on volume 2 in Autumn 1991.
  • Examples
  • Spring 1991
  • Autumn 1991

  • Communication
    Interference
    Intro Aliens often interfered with (or hacked into) Alpha communications systems, for good or ill intent. This does not count communications established in the normal way, via hails from one side or the other.
    List
  • Space Brain: not really; more an attempt to communicate.
  • Mentor: though he does hail via Big Screen, he also shows up on a lot of monitors throughout the base (which does not seem normal to the Editor), and prevents communications with Eagles not long after they are captured.

  • Connor See Episode Directors

    Conway See Joan Conway

    Cosmoconnection a.k.a.
  • COSMOCONNECTION Magazine
  • Cosmo (occasional self-reference within the zine)
  • Summary Periodical fanzine apparently focussed primarily on S19, as well as other science fiction and science. Published "irregularly" in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    Details
  • It was apparently published in the 1976-1979 timeframe, and there were at least five issues.
  • Edited by Mona Delitsky.
  • There are claims this was the first S19 zine (before ComLoC?).
  • List
  • Issue #4 (Fall/Winter 1978).

  • Cosmoconnection
    Four
    Definition Issue #4 of a periodical fanzine named Cosmoconnection. Published for Fall/Winter 1978.
    Contents
  • Cover artwork of S19's Voyager 1 and NASA's Voyager 1
  • Editor's note
  • Article on The Prisoner
  • Article on Carl Sagan (to whom this issue was dedicated)
  • S19 parody
  • Various S19 and non-S19 art
  • Article on Battlestar Galactica and other TV
  • SpaceCon I (first convention) report
  • Star Wars review
  • John and Helena poem(?) and art

  • COTM See Catacombs of the Moon

    Countries Intro Some Earth countries are stated by name, shown, stated as a character's origin, implied as a character's origin, or otherwise indicated in some source or another. List ongoing.
    List
  • Australia
  • England
  • France: the southern part suffers a major earthquake after the moon breaks from orbit.
  • Ireland: home country of Dave Reilly.
  • Italy: home country of Tony Verdeschi and apparently a number of other Alphans as well.
  • United States
  • Yugoslavia: suffers a major earthquake after the moon breaks from orbit.

  • Couples Intro Several couples are listed below. This can include any sign of two perhaps being in a relationship, either Pre- or Post-Breakaway (BA). Any relationship, however brief, may be Listed here. Attempts by Magus (and others?) to force individuals into couples are not listed in this entry, however. Though there are three separate lists below, the names all procede (very) roughly in order of formation, but for convenience are split into three lists: Y0 (pre-Breakaway), Y1, and Y2 -- though the lines in some cases really are not that clear (did some relationships seen in Y1 start before Breakaway, or seen in Y2 start in Y1 or before?).
    Y0
  • John Koenig and Diana Morris: "childhood sweethearts" (met at M.I.T.?); but he now refers to her as "that barracuda."
  • John and Jean: married. She died in the 1987 war.
  • Lee and Helena Russell: married, he went MIA, was found (or a "reflection" of him), then lost again, permanently.
  • Alan Carter and Jeanie: dating before Breakaway.
  • Ben Vincent and Louisa(?): engaged, but forced apart due to Breakaway.
  • Peter Rockwell and Sandra Benes: engaged, but forced apart due to Breakaway.
  • Y1
  • Mike Ryan and Sandra Benes: Appears to be the start of a relationship between them (in "Black Sun"), but he dies.
  • David Kano and Angela Robinson? They hug briefly in "Black Sun", but it could just as easily be a platonic gesture between good friends.
  • Kelly and Melita: married.
  • Anton and Eva Zoref: married.
  • Paul Morrow and Sandra Benes.
  • Alan Carter and Tanya Aleksandr: apparently only briefly (holding hands and such in "The Last Sunset").
  • Dan Mateo and Laura Adams: kiss briefly. Both die within a short time of each other. ("The Troubled Spirit")
  • John Koenig and Helena Russell.
  • Luke Ferro and Anna Davis
  • Bill and Annette Fraser: married about two months before the Psychon encounter.
  • Y2
  • Patrick and Michelle Osgood: married by the time of COTM.
  • Tony Verdeschi and Maya.
  • Mark Sanders and Sally Martin: previously dating, apparently engaged, before Carolyn Powell makes moves on Mark, and the relationship breaks up. (One part of a love triangle; see next point too).
  • Mark Sanders and Carolyn Powell: dating after Carolyn makes moves on Mark (see prior point). He later suspects Carolyn of Sally's death, and breaks up with Carolyn. See subsequently murders him.
  • Eddie Collins and Shermeen Williams? They seem to have had some background before she develops a crush on Tony Verdeschi. After that fails, her words suggest her interest has returned(?) to Eddie. (MOB)
  • Greg Sanderson and Eva? Helena believes Eva is in love with Greg, and Greg and Eva often act together.
  • See Also
  • Married Couples (a subset of the above who were married at some point).
  • Love Triangles

  • Crawford Intro
  • Surname of three related individuals seen or mentioned in "Alpha Child" (Y1).
  • List
  • Sue Crawford, widowed some months before.
  • Jack Crawford, her husband, who died months before the episode began.
  • Jackie Crawford, their son, born at the start of the episode.

  • Crichton See Episodes Directed by Charles Crichton

    Crom II Definition A world apparently visited by the Alphans at some point between Breakaway and 640 DAB. (The latter date being when Pasc and Etrec were found.)
    Statements
  • Flammon symbols were located in places of potential danger, the symbols placed by some "god-like race" as a warning.
  • Speculation
  • Two Alphans, Tony and Helena briefly discuss their knowledge of the Flammon in such a way that makes it seem their knowledge is first-hand, rather than read in a report written by other Alphans who went there, or from another source altogether such as Maya.
  • If Tony and Helena were indeed on Crom II, it could have been in Y2 timeframe before 640DAB, but it could have also been in a Y1 timeframe, if Tony was already participating in off-Moon missions, either "unseen" on one of the main Eagles or on an unseen or unmentioned support Eagle.
  • Stories
  • MOA: reference.
  • "Dance of the Flammon" -- fan fiction story from the same person as the Editor of this KB.

  • Croton
    Crew
    Intro The Croton ship which approaches the Moon initially has a crew of three (excluding the prisoner Dorzak), but various losses whittle this down to one. The crew members as Listed below.
    List
  • Sahala: the captain(?), or at least the only crew member left in full capacity by the time the ship reaches Alpha.
  • Yesta: injured in flight by Clea, dies on Alpha after post-surgical psychic attack by Dorzak.
  • Clea: falls in love with Dorzak, frees him, injures Yesta; and then, in guilt, throws herself into space.

  • Croton
    Ship
    Definition An unnamed spaceship carrying Dorzak into exile.
    Details
  • Has a Photon Drive
  • Large vertical design.
  • Approaches the Moon with a crew of three, but various losses whittle this down to one.
  • Its apparent captain is Sahala.
  • Episodes
  • "Dorzak"

  • CS See Catherine Schell

    CW See Fred Freiberger (Charles Woodgrove)

    DAB Stands For Days After Breakaway
    a.k.a.
  • Days after leaving Earth's orbit

  • Dance
    of the
    Flammon
    Disclosure The author of the story described in this entry is the same person as the Editor of this Knowledgebase.
    Definition Fan fiction novella from David Welle, covering events on Crom II, a world mentioned in passing in MOA. Released 2010/04/04.
    Intro Just what happened on the planet Crom II, mentioned so briefly later in the year? What about a science officer still relatively new on the job, being challenged on the science board of which she is the chairperson, when an experiment to try expanding food production has two possible paths? What happens when a rather typical social activity finally returns to Alpha for the first time since Breakaway? Does it bring some people closer together or reveal hidden fault lines?
    Timeframe 440-453 DAB in Y2. Between "Whose Orders?" (which follows soon after "The Exiles" episode) and precedes (fairly far before) the OMOH episode.

    Dark Threads
    Universe
    a.k.a.
  • DT
  • Definition A fan fiction series by MGK and ECL.
    Desc. Parallel universe story arc where the Alphans have settled on a hospitable planet. Familiar characters are found in unexpected relationships, and a small native species winds its way into Alphan life.
    Intro Story Dark Threads
    Biblio
  • The Desc(ription) and Intro(ductory) Story parts were provided by MGK, and edited very slightly to fit the flow of this KB.
  • Links
  • At Ellen's Fan Fiction Pages, click on Needleworks Universe, then find the reference to Dark Threads near the bottom.

  • Dave
    Reilly
    Summary
  • An Alphan geologist, apparently from Ireland, but with a fascination with the state of Texas (in America). Light-hearted and witty, yet can turn serious very quickly.
  • Details
  • Dubbed the "Irish Cowboy" by Alan or Tony.
  • Has at least two ex-wives -- or perhaps an ex and one left behind at Breakaway. The former sounds more likely, however: "The rocks understand me.... Me wives never did, but the rocks do."
  • Makes a pass at Maya, who looks surprised, either not understanding the action, not knowing how to respond to or against it, or brushing it off in her own way. A few minutes later, seated as a passenger next to her, and eyes her during the landing. Later, when her concern for Tony is clear, he does express his sympathy about Tony's plight, directly to her.
  • Stories
  • "All that Glisters": flew with the team to the planet.

  • David Tomblin See Episodes Directed by David Tomblin

    David
    Kano
    a.k.a.
  • Kano (rarely called by his first name)
  • DK (initials in reference, not in series)
  • Who Technical Section leader, an officer, and Alpha's computer expert in Y1.
    Details
  • Replaced Benjamin Ouma? Ouma was only seen in first episode.
  • In Main Mission, he is often seen at the rotating desk in the middle of the arrangement of other consoles.
  • Seems to be an officer, based on his duties, leadership abilities, and inclusion in group meetings with the Commander. Leader of Technical Section?
  • Has a mechanical computer interface implant in his skull, which is used at least once in series (namely GOP).
  • At least one source indicates he is from Jamaica, but that may not be canon.
  • An Eagle pilot (e.g. "The Full Circle").
  • Given temporary command at least once: MOTD.
  • Thrown half-way across Main Mission in RATM.
  • Injured by Luke Ferro who uses a stun gun as a blunt instrument against Kano's head. Recovers almost immediately. TOA
  • Is completely absent from sight and mention in Y2, leading to lots of speculation on his possible fate. (Absence of the character, along with several others from Y1, was also controversial.)
  • See Also
  • Cast

  • DD See Dragon's Domain

    Death's
    Other
    Dominion
    a.k.a.
  • DOD
  • Definition The 14th episode of the first season. Written by Anthony Terpiloff and Elizabeth Barrows. Directed by Charles Crichton.
    Summary The Moon approaches an icy planet and hears the voices of humans lost 14 years before, sending a mixed message of warning and welcome to Ultima Thule. John, Victor, Helena, and Alan visit the planet, and discover the Uranus mission astronauts have been living there 880 years without any signs of aging -- apparent immortality. Alphans may have the same opportunity, but realize there are prices -- including one ultimate price.
    Statements
  • The inadvertant colony's people are now called Thuleans.
  • Links
  • Episode Guide at The Catacombs.
  • Episode by Episode discussion of this episode.

  • Delta Definition One of two planets around a single star that the Moon passed.
    Episodes
  • "The Last Enemy"
  • Details
  • From the perspective of the Alphans as they passed through the alien system, Delta was on the right-hand side of its sun.
  • A mostly red-shaded world, with a few black smudges.
  • The Alphans soon determine it is inhabited, after the Bethan gunship, now sitting on the Moon, launches an attack on Delta, and Delta responds.
  • In a constant and long-standing state of war with Betha, which is on the other side of their common star.
  • The Deltans also send a missile-bearing gunship to the Moon. It is destroyed by Bethan missiles. The name of that gunship is unknown, and none of its crew were seen by Alphans during the attack.
  • Only one individual, a human-appearing male, Supreme Commander Talos, was seen by the Alphans during the battle.
  • See Also
  • Greek Alphabet

  • Derek
    Wadsworth
    Who Composer and conductor of the Year 2 score.
    Details
  • Born in 1939.
  • Died in 2008 (early December?)

  • Derelicts Intro Different types of objects, particularly ships, known to be left behind on the Moon for some reason or another.
    List
  • Alien wrecks
  • Apollo descent modules and sundry equipment/rovers/flags.
  • Possible Eagle wreckage, if not all hulls recovered for repair or recycling.

  • Desertion Intro A few Alphans permanently left the base by force.
    List
  • Commissioner Simmonds forced his way onto a Kaldorian spaceship that was on its way to Earth. This action included threatening Alpha. The Kaldorian captain, Zantor, who allowed himself to be taken hostage by Simmonds, decided to allow Simmonds on board, despite the former calling the latter (verify:) "diseased." The spaceship launched. However, given the circumstances, Simmonds had not been scanned into the ship's (verify:) "matrix" for suspended animation needed for the 75-year journey to Earth, and he woke up in what amounted to a prison of his own making, doomed to die soon of (probably) thirst.
  • Luke Ferro and Anna Davis: stole supplies, held Dr. Russell hostage, stole an Eagle and moonbuggy; all to try settling and repopulating planet Arkadia after both experienced visions there. They became a colony, fate unknown, of the Moon. (in TOA)
  • Notes
  • Desertion could have also included those disappearing more quietly from base, of their own accord, without leave -- but no such incidents known.

  • Dione Who Commander of the gunship Satazius, from the planet Betha.
    Summary She played central roles in a Moon-based battle between Betha and Delta, and interacted heavily with the Alphans as part of the strategy within the battle. She was killed in battle by the very Alphans she had trapped in the middle of the battle.
    Details
  • Commanded by Theia.
  • Apparently gained some degree of respect for the alien Moonbase Commander, John Koenig, even caring somewhat about his welfare while still not wanting him to board her ship.
  • Very dark, straight hair, to upper shoulders.
  • Brown eyes.
  • Fillings in some of her teeth.
  • Wore a white dress, until she came to Alpha in a black outfit and helmet reminiscent of human "biker chicks."
  • At one point, seen playing what appears to be a recreational game.
  • Links
  • Catacombs: image 1, image 2
  • See Also
  • John and Dione

  • Directive
    Four
    Definition A command-level coded signal directive to attack the location the order is sent from.
    Used
  • Cmdr. Koenig to First Officer Verdeschi to destroy Psychon, despite the former and several other Alphans being on Psychon. Tony sends a nuclear-packed Eagle, but Maya and Mentor detect the subterfuge, and destroy the Eagle short of Psychon. The attempt disgusts Maya to the point of confronting Koenig, allowing him to try -- successfully this time -- to convince her to find out what Mentor has been up to.
  • Notes
  • The signal is apparently arranged solely between the commander and the first officer, for none of the following recognize its meaning, despite being officers and within earshot: Alan Carter, Helena Russell, and Sandra Benes.

  • Doctor Meanings
  • Medical Doctor
  • Presumably a title held by some non-medical members of this scientific base; i.e. anyone(?) with a PhD. The Editor is not sure if the title was actually used for this category, however.

  • DOD See Death's Other Dominion
    Dorca See Dorcons

    Dorcons Summary An alien people originating from the planet Dorca (VERIFY) who have created a powerful empire. They are the enemy the Psychons fear the most. Dorcons appear generally human, have considerably powerful technology, and are ruled by the Archon.
    Details
  • Two of their Archons died above Moonbase Alpha while trying to secure a Psychon named Maya, when the attempt was undone by a combination of Malic's machinations to become the Archon, and the Moonbase commander's attempts to rescue his crewmember. The Dorcon flagship was destroyed.
  • Examples
  • The Archon who was killed by Malic.
  • Varda, a Consul, shot by Malic
  • Malic, who died shortly after
  • several soldiers/guards
  • a (female) medical technician
  • Technology
  • Meson Converter, with considerable and varied abilities.
  • Weapons which can detect Psychons, even when in another form, and cause them great pain and drive them into reverting.
  • Episodes
  • "The Dorcons"

  • The Dorcons Definition The 24th episode of Y2; the 48th and final episode of the original broadcast series. Written by Johnny Byrne. Directed by Tom Clegg.
    Plot
  • An alien probe ship attacks Maya remotely with an energy beam. A Meson Converter is detected. That ship disappears and is replaced with what Maya now recognizes, to her terror, as a Dorcon warship, which turns out to be the flagship of the Archon, the ruler of the Dorcon Empire. He seeks "immortality" via a transplant of a Psychon's hearty brain stem, which would leave Maya a living husk. He dispatches Consul Varda to capture her. The Alphans attempt to defend Maya, despite her frequent protests of the futility of such action, and pleas to either let the Dorcons take her, or for a fellow Alphan to kill her first. After destruction (including two deaths) is rained down on Alpha, the Commander is forced to surrender the base to the Dorcons. They invade Alpha and capture and remove Maya. After the Dorcons also leave, Koenig jumps into the transport beam, onto the Dorcon ship, where he is promptly stunned and imprisoned. Maya is taken away to be prepared for surgery. However, Malic, the nephew of the Archon, covets the chances to gain the role of Archon and "immortality" all at once, and frees John to serve as a distraction, while Malic himself kills the Archon. Koenig briefly frees Maya, but they are caught back in the Dorcon control room. John implicates Malic in the Archon's death, and manages to convince Varda of Malic's guilt. Malic promptly shoots Varda, but a stray shot from her weapon damages the Meson Converter, which allows John and Maya to escape, and leads to the destruction the Dorcon flagship.
  • Quotes
  • "Resistence is futile" -- a phrase Maya uses to confirm and echo what Varda stated moments before: "The Psychon will tell you how futile it is to resist us."

  • "Dorzak" Meanings
  • Name of an episode of Y2.
  • A Psychon character portrayed in the episode of the same name.

  • Dorzak
    (character)
    Who A Psychon philosopher poet with powerful long range telepathic projection and contact telepathic reception abilities, who, in the struggle to survive after leaving Psychon some time before its destruction, turns evil and causes chaos among Croton peoples (or more specifically the Norvahns?). He was captured and on his way to exile when the ship, captained(?) by Sahala, encounters Alpha, on which resides another Psychon, Maya. The last argues on Dorzak's behalf, which together with his psychic forcing of another Croton to lie on his behalf, allows him to gain his freedom on Alpha, before Sahala's continued warnings and increasing corroborating evidence start creating concern among more of the Alphans. They in turn eventually convince Maya to confront him. Dorzak captures Maya, Helena, and Sahala, and is plotting his escape, in the form of Maya, when Tony realizes the masquerade and captures Dorzak, who is then re-imprisoned and taken away on the Croton ship.
    Stories
  • "Dorzak"
  • Details
  • At the time of Tony's confronting Dorzak, the latter is forcing Helena to start surgery on Sahala, to remove the latter's Neuro-Pulsonic Jammer, and thus destroy her defense against Dorzak, so he can force Sahala to fly the Croton ship as he wants. Presumably, he was going to keep Maya on board.
  • Has the nascent ability of Psychons for molecular transformation, but does not know how until he forces the knowledge from Maya's mind. He takes her form (forcing her to take his form), in an initially successful attempt at deception that fails when Tony grows suspicious of a possibly metamorphic ruse and undoes it.

  • Dorzak
    (episode)
    Definition The 21st episode of Y2 of the series; the 45th episode overall. Written by Christopher Penfold. Directed by Val Guest.
    Plot While Commander Koenig is away on an exploratory mission, a Croton ship, broadcasting the Universal Plague Warning Signal gains (with difficulty) permission to land on Alpha. On arrival, Sahala, the female ship captain(?), attacks Maya with a staser, explaining it is because Maya is a Psychon, and a ship of Psychons caused considerable tormoil among Sahala's people. Sahala is confined. Tony does not want to hear any explanation from Sahala, but Alan is willing to give her a chance, and prompts her to bring Maya out of stasis. On board the Croton ship is Dorzak, the primary Psychon instigator, according to Sahala. Maya indicates Dorzak is a philosopher and a poet, and pleads with Tony to speak to him, desperate to talk to someone of her race again. Sahala claims insideous powers from Dorzak; and upon his being brought out of stasis, he uses telepathic projection to force another Croton, Yesta, to give false witness against Sahala, who ends up imprisoned again. Alan still believes Sahala, and even Tony starts having doubts about Dorzak, and finally convinces a very reluctant Maya to transform herself into Sahala's form, to hear Dorzak's own words. She does, and finds the ugly truth about yet another Psychon, and wonders if Psychon nature is flawed. Dorzak, not practiced in metamorphosis, forces his way into her mind to gain the secrets, forces her to molecularly transform into his appearance, and transforms into hers, a metamorphic masquerade of which Tony eventually becomes suspicious. Tony confronts Dorzak and stuns him. The Croton ship, with Dorzak safely back in stasis, leaves, after Alan and Sahala share a kiss goodbye.
    Details
  • Clea fell in love with Dorzak, and her freeing him is what precipitated the crisis on board the Croton ship that brought it to Alpha: though Sahala regains control over her ship, it is not before Clea gives Yesta a head injury, and Clea herself, in remorse, throws herself into space. These circumstances are what prompt Sahala to seek help from Alpha.
  • Crotons developed a defense against Dorzak's "organic psycho waves," in the form of a small brain implant: a Neuro-Pulsonic Jammer. Tony finds one sitting free on the Croton ship (Clea's?), and sends it to Technical Section for analysis, not knowing what it is. Helena removes one from Yesta's brain, also not knowing what it is. Tony talks to Sam (?) from Technical, and they work out what it might be, which is part of what makes Tony more suspicious of Dorzak. After becoming suspicious of Dorzak's masquerade as Maya, but before confronting Dorzak, Tony has Dr. Spencer(?) implant one in his brain, so Tony can be immune to Dorzak.
  • Comments
  • The Universal Plague Warning Signal is presumably known to the Alphans via some post-Breakaway source, such as deciphering some part of the Voyager 1 records, from Maya, or from another alien source.

  • Dotrice See Roy Dotrice

    Dragon's
    Domain
    a.k.a.
  • DD
  • Definition The 23rd episode, in production order, of Y1 of the series. Written by Christopher Penfold. Directed by Charles Crichton.
    Details
  • Includes numerous flashbacks to Earth and a pre-1999 space mission, providing considerable backstory for several characters, regular and guest.
  • The alien creature is usually referred to, by fans if not in the episode (CHECK), as "the dragon" or "the Dragon."
  • Involves a spaceship graveyard.
  • Tony Cellini appears, and dies, in this episode.

  • Droplets See Enigma

    Eagle a.k.a.
  • Eagle Transporter
  • Eagle Transporter System?
  • Summary The spaceship type used by the Alphans. A workhorse able to swap pods as per mission dictates, atmosphere capable, equipped with a degree of shielding, as well as artificial gravity.
    Capabilities
  • Spaceflight
  • Atmospheric flight
  • Artificial gravity
  • Shielding (inc. anti-radiation, to some degree)
  • On-board computer (a second in some pods?)
  • As of "War Games" (Y1), some, but not all are laser-equipped. Others are unarmed.
  • Ability to swap pods.
  • Ability to add supplementary boosters, sometimes on the spine (e.g. "Metamorph") and sometimes on the sides of the pod (e.g. NANE).
  • Can (and sometimes was) remote-controlled.
  • Examples
  • Eagle 1
  • Eagle 2
  • Eagle 3
  • Eagle 4
  • Eagle 5
  • Eagle 6
  • Eagle 7
  • Eagle 10
  • Eagle 11
  • Eagle 12
  • Eagle 14
  • Eagle 28
  • Eagle 29
  • Rescue Eagle 4
  • Notes
  • Eagle models of 44", 22", 11", and 5.5" were used in filming the special effects sequences of the series.
  • In an episode of Futurama, an obvious take-off of an Eagle appears. It shoots the last copies of Star Trek (The Original Series) episodes onto a planet, as a way of eliminating the series from human culture.
  • See Also
  • Eagles in Episodes
  • Eagles Lost or Damaged
  • Eagles Stolen or Hijacked
  • Eagle Sections
  • Other Eagle Parts

  • Eagle 1 Intro A frequently used Eagle designation through S19. It is involved in many missions and incidents, which for this entry are split into Y1 and Y2 parts.
    Year One
  • "Breakaway" (Y1): VIP pod. Capt. Carter takes up the Eagle Commissioner Simmonds arrived in, to observe from high orbit as the Area Two pile is broken up. He becomes direct witness (probably the only one) to the actual Breakaway explosion. He keeps pace and catches up with the Moon, landing back on Alpha.
  • "Black Sun": Piloted by Mike Ryan. Normal pod? Pulled part by gravitational forces near a black sun (black hole), with one verifiable fatality. Destroyed.
  • RATM: Last Eagle mission sent to Triton. Normal module (?). John, Alan, Pierce Quinton, and three other guards on board. Alan remains with Eagle. All four guards go with Koenig. All successfully escape sphere's destruction.
  • "Earthbound": sent to initially intercept the incoming Kaldorian spacecraft. Piloted by Alan and a co-pilot. Standard-shaped pod with red/orange stripes (rescue pod?).
  • "Missing Link": normal pod. Returning empty-handed from an exploration of what appears to be a dead world they later find out is inhabited and called Zenno. The Eagle loses power (?) and control and crashes with John, Alan, Victor, and Sandra aboard. All are knocked unconscious, and some are more severely injured, mainly Sandra and, most critically, John. The Eagle's pilot section has to be separated from the rest of it, by explosive bolts, and hauled away by a Cargo Eagle. It is not clear if the Eagle can be repaired or is totalled.
  • "Collision Course": piloted by Alan, suffering from main booster problem, damaged in nuclear blast against asteroid.
  • DOD: The mission to Ultima Thule with John, Helena, Victor, and Alan on board.
  • "The Full Circle": standard transporter pod; sent on further exploration mission of five people (at same time as Eagle 2) after Eagle 6 is brought back without the first landing party. Piloted by Commander Koenig; co-pilot is ????.
  • "Space Brain": doing reconnaisance with two pilots on board: Wayland, Cousteau; it and the pilots are crushed by the Space Brain. Destroyed.
  • "Dragon's Domain": (Unverified:) Tony Cellini attempts and fails to steal Eagle 1 while it sits on Launch Pad 4 at the time; Koenig blocks this by giving an order which leaves the docking tube attached to the Eagle. Later, several people take him on a mission to the spaceship graveyard, where he eventually stole the Eagle (its final fate unclear). See Tony Cellini Steals Eagle 1 regarding the latter situation.
  • TOA: main exploration of Arkadia. Team of eight: John, Alan, Helena, Victor, Luke, Anna, Quinton, another guard (who?).
  • Year Two
  • "The Metamorph": standard pod; captured by Mentor, destroyed with Psychon with no one on board any longer. See Psychon Destroys Eagle 1 for why the Editor considers this a verifiable loss.
  • "The Exiles": "Eagle Mission 1" (is this same as Eagle 1?), defensive response, but recalled when alien missiles went into lunar orbit.
  • "Brian the Brain": Piloted by Bill during the initial Evacuation phases. When the Swift is detected, Eagles 1 and 2 divert to intercept, then escort the Swift to Alpha.
  • "Rules of Luton": John, Tony, Maya. Eagle develops fault in Oxygen system just prior to landing. John decides they should land so he and Maya can explore while Tony returns to Alpha to pick up another Eagle.
  • MOA: John and Maya flying a survey mission, runs into meteor storm. Standard pod. Laser equipped, using it to destroy at least one meteor.
  • "Brian the Brain": Flown by Bill and Tony with directional guidance by Maya over computer interference. Lands on Planet D ahead of the Swift. Tony and Maya leave and meet up with John in the mothership. John (carrying Maya/mouse) returns to the Swift, Tony back to Eagle 1, which later docks with the Swift to pick up John, Helena, and Maya.
  • NANE: normal transporter pod. Alan attempts a rescue flight to New Earth, but though engines fire, no liftoff occurs. Alan later attempts a launch after extra vertical booster units were attached, but this fails as well, and it is shown that Magus is fighting, from New Earth, and with some strain on his part, against the launch.
  • "AB Chrysalis": One of the numerous Eagles which evacuate Alpha ahead of a predicted shockwave and hide behind the protection of the other side of the Moon. Normal transporter pod. Piloted by Alan, who is sitting in the starboard seat.
  • "AB Chrysalis": Mission to the planet and moons which are found to be the origin of the shockwaves. John, Alan, and Maya aboard. Normal transporter pod again. Stairs are seen on portside at one point.
  • "Seed of Destruction": Tony and Maya steal the Eagle, in order to check out asteroid over doubts of Koenig's words and identity. They find the real Koenig there and rescue him. He takes the Eagle back to Alpha while they try to destroy the Heart of Kalthon (unsuccessfully).
  • "Matter of Balance": first mission to Sunim?
  • "Matter of Balance": hijacked by Shermeen after she uses plant vapors to put Bill Fraser into a trance state and forces him to fly the Eagle and her to the planet. Verify: Later flown back to Alpha by Tony, with Bill (not yet recovered) and Maya on board.
  • "Seance Spectre": Damaged during a crash exploring of Tora, with John and Maya aboard, after the Tora mutineers damage a computer link back on Alpha. Has to be brought back remotely.
  • Comments
  • So far in analysis, seems to be the most common Eagle designation.
  • The Eagle which Alan pilots is often Eagle 1.
  • Several Eagles bearing this designation are destroyed through the series. The designation is clearly reused, either by renumbering other Eagles to be Eagle 1, or if new ones are being manufactured on Alpha.

  • Eagle 2 Intro A designation number used for an Eagle in at least one instance.
    Missions
  • "Breakaway" (Y1): ferrying newly-installed Cmdr. Koenig from Earth to Alpha. Standard passenger pod?
  • "Earthbound": sent to initially intercept the incoming Kaldorian spacecraft. Standard-shaped pod with red/orange stripes (rescue pod?).
  • "The Full Circle": standard transporter pod, sent on search and rescue mission after Eagle 6 is brought back without the landing party. Alan pilots it; Sandra is in co-pilot seat but apparently only works search-related controls.
  • "The Exiles" (Y2): "Eagle Mission 2" (is this same as Eagle 2?), defensive response, but recalled when alien missiles went into lunar orbit.
  • "Brian the Brain": Part of a group of 6(?) during initial Evacuation phases. When the Swift is detected, Eagles 1 and 2 divert to intercept, then escort the Swift to Alpha.
  • "Matter of Balance": follows Eagle 1 to Sunim after Shermeen has hijacked the latter, forcing Bill to fly her to the planet. Returned to Alpha by John, with Shermeen (now the wiser) on board.
  • "Seance Spectre": John and Maya, so he can set a nuclear trigger. Eagle hit by a laser rifle wielded by Sanderson, leading to Maya being knocked unconscious. She recovers, and they make their escape.
  • BOW2: speculative. Carter, Ehrlich, and Bartlett think they are flying (more as passengers?) in a Superswift's tiny "pilot ship" but are really flying an Eagle. All three individuals are wearing an Eagle 2 patch.

  • Eagle 3 Intro A designation number used for an Eagle in at least one instance.
    Missions
  • RATM: First Eagle sent towards Triton probe. The probe attacks the Eagle with what the Alphans believe is a force field. Both Carter and Donovan are eventually knocked unconscious, and the Eagle blasted back towards the Moon. The Eagle crashes 700 meters from Alpha. Donovan is killed, apparently in the crash. The Eagle seems relatively intact, so it is not clear if this is a lost Eagle.
  • "Dragon's Domain": Ordered to pursue Eagle 1 after the latter is stolen (minus its pod) by Tony Cellini.
  • MOA: did not leave on a mission, but put on standby in case it was needed to rescue John and Maya, who were flying Eagle 1 on a survey mission but running into a meteor storm. Pasc, holding Helena hostage, commandeers Eagle 3, but is blocked from lift-off, and later talked off the Eagle due to his son's self-inflicted injury and Helena's convincing words she can help him.
  • "Seance Spectre": the Eagle Tony (pilot seat), Sandra (co-pilot seat to help with scans), and Helena are aboard during evacuation).

  • Eagle 4 Intro A designation number used for an Eagle in at least one instance.
    Missions
  • "Missing Link": Rescue pod. Koenig is the only one who mentions the number, but he is out of communication (to put it simply), so he must have been aware Eagle 4 was the Rescue Eagle on standby during Koenig's mission.
  • "Collision Course" (Y1): normal pod; captured and released by Arra's ship.
  • "Space Brain": Rescue Eagle 4?
  • "Dragon's Domain": Ordered to pursue Eagle 1 after the latter is stolen (minus its pod) by Tony Cellini.
  • "The Metamorph": laboratory pod and spine booster unit; sent on science/diplomatic/rescue mission to Psychon with John Koenig, Helena Russell, Alan Carter, and Lew Picard; nearly destroyed in Psychon's destruction; returned with John, Helena, Alan, as well as Maya (a Psychon saved from her own world's end).
  • "The Exiles": normal transporter pod, plus gripping arm; first mission with John, Alan, and Maya returned with one Exile's pod.
  • "All that Glisters": laboratory pod (no spine booster). On board are: John, Tony, Alan Helena, Maya, and Dave Reilly.
  • "Rules of Luton": Tony takes this one out after he has to return Eagle 1 after it developed a fault. He searches for the disappeared planet Luton in Eagle 4, trying to return to John and Maya. He nearly crashes when the planet reappears in front of him.
  • NANE: normal transporter pod. John, Tony, Helena, Maya, and Magus boarded, to fly to the planet; but Magus instead instantaneously transported the entire Eagle there. Later, when the Alphans tried to return to the Eagle, it vanished, which Maya interpreted as atomic dispersal. After Magus was rendered powerless, the Eagle rematerialized, and the Alphans escaped the exploding New Earth.
  • "Seance Spectre": Initial partial approach of Tora by John and Alan.

  • Eagle 5 Intro A designation number used for an Eagle in at least one instance.
    Missions
  • "Metamorph" (Y2): Combat Eagle 5, only mentioned.
  • BOW2: standard transporter pod. John, Tony, and Maya intercept the moonbuggy being used by Carter and Ehrlich as they, under the mind control of enemy aliens, attempt to set a nuclear trigger (?) to blow up nearby dumps. Maya reports the ground is unsuitable for landing the Eagle, so first John and then Maya winch down.

  • Eagle 6 Intro A designation number used for an Eagle in at least one instance.
    Missions
  • "Breakaway" (Y1): name mentioned in chatter while trying to break up Area Two.
  • "The Full Circle" (Y1): standard transporter pod; initial reconnaisance^ Eagle flies to Retha with party of seven. Main Mission cannot raise Eagle, but Paul brings it back to Alpha under remote control, returns with one dead caveman later found to be a transformed crew member.
  • "Metamorph" (Y2): Combat Eagle 6, only mentioned.
  • "The Beta Cloud": standard transporter pod. Tom Graham flies out to a mysterious cloud to collect particles for analysis, but does not return when expected, only to return after its fuel should be expended. Graham is not on board; instead, a robotic creature has piloted the craft back, and it proceeds to attack.
  • "Seance Spectre": Alan during evacuation.

  • Eagle 7 Intro A designation number used for an Eagle in at least one instance.
    Missions
  • "Missing Link": Cargo (i.e. winch) pod. Brought in to haul the pilot module of the damaged Eagle 1, in which lies a critically-injured Koenig (with Alan and Helena on either side), the ~100 miles back to Alpha.
  • (Verify:) "Space Brain" (Y1): standard pod? Flown by Cmdr. Koenig. The "fastest Eagle," used to catch up with the nuclear Eagle when it ceases to respond to commands.

  • Eagle 10 Intro A designation number used for an Eagle in at least one instance.
    Missions
  • "Collision Course" (Y1): carries a nuclear bomb to asteroid. Shown dropping it off, without incident. Pod: winch system.
  • BOW1 (Y2): taken on an erratic flight by a delusional Koenig, who crashes it into a nuclear waste area dome and onto the Moon. It suffers a fire and damage and is considered "totalled."^ Pod: passenger?

  • Eagle 11 Intro A designation number used for an Eagle in at least one instance.
    Missions
  • "Collision Course" (Y1): name mentioned; carries a nuclear bomb to asteroid. (VERIFY!)

  • Eagle 12 Intro A designation number used for an Eagle in at least one instance.
    Missions
  • "Collision Course" (Y1): name mentioned; carries a nuclear bomb to asteroid. (VERIFY!)

  • Eagle 14 Intro A designation number used for an Eagle in at least one instance.
    Missions
  • "Breakaway": unloading canisters at Nuclear Waste Disposal Area Two while Dr. Russell is at the Area Two Monitoring Depot.
  • "Breakaway" (again): winch, helping break up Area Two. Reports some navigational disturbance. Apparently not enough to pull it out of rotation?

  • Eagle 26 Intro A designation number (arguably) used for an Eagle in at least one instance.
    Missions
  • "Breakaway" (Y1): name mentioned in chatter while trying to break up Area Two? The reference is to "Number 26" however, so it is not perfectly clear, but Paul has been directing nuclear waste canisters to be carried to certain dispersal grids (e.g. Grid C, Grid D), so it likely is an Eagle number reference.

  • Eagle 28 Intro A designation number used for an Eagle in at least one instance.
    Missions
  • Unverified: "The Last Sunset"
  • Notes
  • The Editor also edited/authored a Handy Forms double-sided and laminated 8.5x11+" quick reference guide, which had an erroneous reference to this being the highest Eagle number mentioned. The Editor is currently aware of there being an Eagle 29.

  • Eagle 29 Intro A designation number used for an Eagle in at least one instance.
    Missions
  • "Collision Course" (Y1): name mentioned as it is being shown (on the Big Screen) approaching an asteroid. Pod: winch system, which it is using to carry a nuclear bomb.
  • Notes
  • This is the highest-numbered Eagle of which the Editor is currently aware. There could be more (esp. since it appeared to the Editor that one hangar had at least 12 Eagles. Also, some are called Rescue Eagles, etc. Given the interchangability of pods, the possibility that designation numbers were perhaps not permanent, it is entirely unclear how many Eagles Alpha may have.

  • Eagles in
    Episodes
    Intro Per-episode list of Eagle designations in episodes, whether the Eagle is shown or only referred to.
    Year One
  • "Breakaway": Eagle 1 (VIP), Eagle 2 (transport), Eagle 6 (winch?), Eagle 14 (two missions: cargo, winch), Eagle 26(?) (if so, winch). Plus: one crashed at Area Two and two others(?) later destroyed there; though some of these unnumbered ones may be the same as some numbered ones. Other missions on Eagles whose numbers not mentioned?
  • RATM: Eagle 1, Eagle 3.
  • "Earthbound": Eagle 1, Eagle 2.
  • "Missing Link": Eagle 1 (crashed), Eagle 4(?) (rescue), Eagle 7 (cargo w/winch).
  • "Collision Course": Eagle 1, Eagle 4, Eagle 10, Eagle 11, Eagle 12, Eagle 29, Rescue Eagle 4.
  • DOD: Eagle 1
  • "The Full Circle": Eagle 1, Eagle 2, Eagle 6.
  • "Troubled Spirit": none
  • "Space Brain": Eagle 1 (destroyed), Rescue Eagle 4?, Eagle 7?. Plus two others whose numbers are not mentioned?
  • "Dragon's Domain": Eagle 1 (ultimate fate unclear), Eagle 2, Eagle 3, Eagle 4.
  • Year Two
  • "The Metamorph": Eagle 1 (destroyed), Eagle 4, Combat Eagle 5, Combat Eagle 6. Plus: drone Eagle (destroyed), an attack(?) Eagle (destroyed).
  • "The Exiles": Eagle Mission 1, Eagle Mission 2, Eagle 4
  • "All that Glisters": Eagle 4.
  • "The Rules of Luton": Eagle 1.
  • MOA: Eagle 1 (uses laser), Eagle 3 (on pad and commandeered by Pasc).
  • "Brian the Brain": Eagle 1, Eagle 2, four(?) others.
  • NANE: Eagle 1, Eagle 4
  • "The AB Chrysalis": Eagle 1 (at least)
  • "Seed of Destruction": Eagle 1 (at least)
  • "Beta Cloud": Eagle 6
  • BOW1: Eagle 10 (totalled)
  • BOW2: Eagle 2?, Eagle 5
  • "Lambda Factor": none. However, a mention that 3/4 are "non-operational" due to same problems afflicting base, or sabotage.
  • "Seance Spectre": Eagle 1, Eagle 2, Eagle 3, Eagle 4, Eagle 6.
  • "Dorzak": none

  • Eagle Forum See Eagle Transporter Forum

    Eagle
    Parts
    (Other)
    Intro A List of other aspects of Eagle design.
    List
  • Oxygen Recycling Plant (named in "Seance Spectre")
  • Pressure hull
  • Remote guidance system.
  • Computer system
  • Weapons rack

  • Eagle
    Sections
    Intro Lists of Basic and Optional portions of an Eagle.
    Basic
  • Pilot module (command module?)
  • A section immediately behind the pilot module, holding some basic equipment (e.g. spacesuits?), mounting for two of the four landing pods, and a partial mounting for a mission pod.
  • Central spine (which extends to the portion before and after in this list).
  • A section at the rear with mounting for other two landing pods, partial mounting for the mission pod, and the main engines.
  • Optional
  • Mission pod: numerous types available.
  • Booster Unit for the spine (e.g. "The Metamorph").
  • Vertical booster units as appeared in NANE.
  • Mounting for Re-Entry glider.

  • Eagles
    Lost or
    Damaged
    Intro Lists of Eagles destroyed (completely or with salvage potential), major damage, and eventually "minor" damage (little data listed on the last yet).
    Details
  • The Editor treats destroyed Eagles using the "verifiable" benchmark, but there is still a level of interpretation and uncertainty involved, so if a range is presented anywhere, the low end is considered "verifiable."
  • However separating between the columns is sometimes subjective. Thus, this is the Editor's interpretation.
  • "Totalled" = Loss w/SP (Salvage Potential), unless abandoned on a planet, in which case it is CL (Complete Loss).
  • Warnings
  • The Editor is still looking closely at the episodes for all details, including regarding Eagles, so some numbers may be subject to change or addition.
  • "Breakaway" counts are during and post-Breakaway
  • Key
  • Loss = destroyed, permanenly stolen, left behind
  • CL = Complete Loss (i.e. no salvage potential for Alpha)
  • SP = Salvage Potential (destroyed, but perhaps some parts can be recovered)
  • Dama = Damage
  • M = Major (perhaps flyable, or perhaps only useful for salvage)
  • m = minor (incomplete listings)
  • ? = unknown or uncertain
  • ## = large number
  • Table
    EpisodeLossDamaComments
    # Title CL SP M m
    **** YEAR ONE ****
    1a Breakaway 2 0 0
    1b MOLAD 0 0 (see Notes below)
    1c Black Sun 1 0
    1d RATM 0 0 1 ##one crashed; many damaged
    1e Earthbound 0 0
    1f ATAP 0 0 (see Notes below)
    1g Missing Link 0 0 1
    1k Last Sunset 0 1
    1l Voyager's Return 1 0
    1m Collision Course 0 0 1?
    1q War Games 0 0 (see Notes below)
    1t Space Brain 1 0
    1u Infernal Machine 0 2
    1w Dragon's Domain 0-1 0 (see Notes below)
    1x TOA 1 0 stolen by deserters
    6-7 3 2
    **** YEAR TWO ****
    2a Metamorph 2 1 1?
    2j NANE 0 0-1 (see Notes below)
    2p Space Warp 0 0 1-2 (see Notes below)
    2q BOW1 0 1 "totalled"
    2s Lambda Factor 0 0 ##"non-operational": 3/4
    2t Seance Spectre 0 0 1 1
    2v Devil's Planet 1 0
    2w Immun. Synd. 2 0 1?
    2x Dorcons 0 4
    5 6-7 2-3
    (grand totals)
    11-129-10 4-5
    20-224-5
    24-27
    Notes
  • MOLAD: One Eagle blows up with Alan on board (on the planet), and the Eagles on Alpha are breaking down (?), but all of that is reset, so those are not counted in the end.
  • ATAP: A crashed Eagle is seen, but that is from the alternate timeline, not the mainline, and is thus not counted in the Table. Note: the alternates have apparently disassembled all the rest before that crash, for the alternates' bodies were not recovered.
  • "War Games": Several(?) Eagles destroyed during the battles, but all is reset at the end of the episode, so none are counted in the Table.
  • "Dragon's Domain": Tony Cellini detaches the passenger module then later discards the main frame and attaches the pilot module to the Ultra Probe. It seems like these parts are left behind, but it is perhaps possible another Eagle retrieved them. This Eagle is not considered a verifiable loss, but is listed as a 0-1 because it seems like there is a good chance it had to be left behind in their rush to return to the departing Moon.
  • NANE: It is not clear (to the Editor) if the Eagle on the pad is actually destroyed by Magus or if the destruction is an illusion created by Magus.
  • "Space Warp": Maya, while ill, delusional, and in another form, attempted to launch an Eagle while in a hangar, and at minimum damaged at least one or two Eagles. Though the damage was implied to be pretty bad, the Editor cannot be sure any Eagles were verifiably totalled or destroyed (though the one she was in probably was).
  • Conclusions
  • Complete Losses (w/o even salvage opportunity) are 11-12; but if one includes the others that are destroyed/totalled (with some potential salvage opportunity), this increases the count to 20-22 Eagles lost to flight on Alpha.
  • The Editor thus currently considers there to be 20 "verifiable" losses of flyable Eagles to Alpha, in the episodes.
  • If all those with what the Editor calls Major Damage are also counted as unflyable (i.e. if the Alphans are unlucky enough that all of those additional Eagles are "totalled" too), the loss count climbs to 24-27.

  • Eagles
    Stolen or
    Hijacked
    Intro
  • Eagles were at times stolen, by Alphans or aliens, either while in space or on Alpha.
  • Examples
  • "Dragon's Domain": Tony Cellini attempts to steal (unverified:) Eagle 1 early in the episode, but is blocked from takeoff. Later in the episode, he steals Eagle 1. Final fate of the Eagle is not clear to the Editor, who does not consider it a verifiable loss. Note: Both times, Tony assaults Alan, knocking him out both times.
  • TOA: Holding Helena hostage, Luke and Anna demand an Eagle, and receive it. After they release Helena above Arkadia, and Alan returns to communication range, (reverify:) Pursuit Eagles 3 and 5 are to be sent from Alpha to recapture Luke, Anna, the Eagle, and its equipment, but the Moon abruptly leaves orbit, and the attempt is canceled. This Eagle is thus considered verifiably lost from Alpha.
  • MOA: Eagle 3 by Pasc. Never got it launched due to intervention from Command Center and being talked out of the Eagle, in part due to an injury his son, Etrec, suffered.
  • "The Beta Cloud": The intelligence in the cloud captured Eagle 6, got rid of the pilot, Tom Graham, and directed a robotic creature to fly the Eagle back to Alpha. This Eagle remains on Alpha; i.e. was hijacked and regained.
  • "Space Warp": Maya, taken ill and become delusional, now in another form, and shot with a tranquilizer that is unexpectedly slow to act, gets to an Eagle that's on pad. It is (unverified:) evidently the fastest on Alpha (an assumption based on the other Alphans' fear that if she launches, they'll (unverified dialog:) "never get her back." They attempt to prevent her take-off by lowering the pad and lifting the Eagle into the hangar; but once there, Maya/creature attempts a launch anyway, getting injured and damaging at least her Eagle and some equipment, if not more Eagles.
  • "A Matter of Balance": Shermeen Williams, while under the sway of Vindrus, used a plant (grown under the guidance of Vindrus), to put Bill Fraser in a trance-like state, to fly her, with a portable nuclear generator she stole, to Sunim in Eagle 1.

  • "Eagle
    Transporter"
    Meanings
  • More formal name for the Eagle-class spaceship.
  • Name of a fan-built website.

  • Eagle
    Transporter
    (Website)
    Definition A website and forum dedicated to the Eagle Transporter spaceship, other S19 vehicles, and to a lesser degree, vehicles from other British (or non-British) SF or even non-SF series, movies, and real life.
    Details
  • Strong emphasis on models and the model-working process related to the ships mentioned in the Definition.
  • There is a Forum, and the sections within it are dedicated to all of the above, organized along lines of interest, and including some sections for non-modelworking discussion of related topics as well.
  • Links
  • http://www.eagletransporter.com/

  • Eagle
    Transporter
    Forum
    a.k.a.
  • ETF
  • Eagle Forum
  • Tagline Classic British Sci-Fi Hardware Forum
    Definition
  • A web-based forum on science fiction hardware with a primary focus on Space: 1999, secondary on UFO and other Gerry Anderson series, and tertiary on other hardware, as well as some sub-fora dealing with storyline, characters, other productions (fan or official), music, etc.
  • Details
  • Part of the Eagle Transporter website.
  • Based in the United Kingdom.
  • Started on 2005/09/13 (UK time).
  • Forum's owner's handle is Eagle.
  • Forum went read-only on 2009/12/18 1800 UK time, for an "indefinite period" of time (which was only about a week).
  • Stats on 2009/12/18: 129,670 posts in 8983 threads, 1752 members (with 469 of them "active" -- exact definition unknown to Editor).
  • Domain put up for sale on 2010/02/12.
  • Links
  • http://www.eagletransporter.com/forum/
  • first thread, still running in 2009 (post#1267, 2009/12/01)
  • Feb'10 domain sale

  • The Eagle Disclosure The author of the story described in this entry is the same person as the Editor of this Knowledgebase.
    Definition Released (2007) fan fiction, which takes place within the timeframe of Y2. Part of the Bridges and Anchorages fanfic series (being) written by the Editor of this KB, David Welle.
    Intro An unexpected Eagle mission leads to a surprise situation.
    Links
  • Story

  • Eagle
    Aerie
    Alpha
    a.k.a.
  • EAA
  • Disclosure The author of the story described in this entry is the same person as the Editor of this Knowledgebase.
    Definition In-development fan fiction novella(?), which takes place immediately after "Earthbound". Part of the Bridges and Anchorages fanfic series (being) written by the Editor of this KB, David Welle.
    Intro
  • Not long into the wayward Earth colony's travels, several key numerical trends both delight and trouble the Alphans, prompting some study and changes, not all of which are welcome.

  • Episodes
    (with
    Writer,
    Director ,
    Loss/Gain,
    Days After
    Breakaway
    Information)
    Intro Lists of the series episodes, in production order (considered by most, including many fans, to be the official order). The Editor is not sure if any arguments exist regarding this as the true production order. The first two characters in each column is an unofficial episode designator the Editor uses for convenience in various documents such as this. Full episode titles are listed in this entry (for convenience or layout reasons, they are sometimes shortened or abbreviated in some other entries). Losses are where "verifiable."
    Table
    Episode
    Counts
    production loss/gain
    Episode Title WriDir pop.EDAB
    **** YEAR ONE ****
    1a/01/01 Breakaway GB LK -4 2 *
    1b/02/02 Matter of Life and Death JB CC -0 0
    1c/03/03 Black Sun DW LK -1 1
    1d/04/04 Ring Around the Moon Ed RA -2 ?
    1e/05/05 Earthbound AT CC -1 0
    1f/06/06 Another Time, Another Place JB DT -1 0
    1g/07/07 Missing Link Ed RA -0 ?
    1h/08/08 Guardian of Piri CP CC -1 0
    1i/09/09 Force of Life JB DT -4 0
    1j/10/10 Alpha Child CP RA -1+1 0 *
    1k/11/11 The Last Sunset CP CC -0 1
    1l/12/12 Voyager's Return JB BK -2 1
    1m/13/13 Collision Course AT RA -0 ?
    1n/14/14 Death's Other Dominion AT,EBCC -0 0
    1o/15/15 The Full Circle J&P BK -1 0
    1p/16/16 End of Eternity JB RA -2 0
    1q/17/17 War Games CP CC -0 0
    1r/18/18 The Last Enemy BK -0 0 *
    1s/19/19 The Troubled Spirit JB RA -3 0
    1t/10/20 Space Brain CP CC -3 1
    1u/21/21 The Infernal Machine AT,EBDT -5 2
    1v/22/22 Mission of the Darians JB RA -1 0
    1w/23/23 Dragon's Domain CP CC -1 1 0877*
    1x/24/24 The Testament of Arkadia JB DT -2 1 *
    -35+110
    **** YEAR TWO ****
    2a/01/25 The Metamorph JB CC -3+1 3 0342*
    2b/02/26 The Exiles DJ RA -0 0 0403
    2c/03/27 One Moment of Humanity TB CC -0 0 0515
    2d/04/28 All that Glisters KM RA -0 0 0565
    2e/05/29 Journey to Where DJ TC -0 0 ----
    2f/06/30 The Taybor TK BB -0 0 ----
    2g/07/31 The Rules of Luton ##
    ##
    CW VG -0 0 0892
    2h/08/32 The Mark of Archanon LS CC -0 0 0640
    2i/09/33 Brian the Brain JR KC -0 0 1150
    2j/10/34 New Adam New Eve TF CC -0 ? 1095*
    2k/11/35 The AB Chrysalis ##
    ##
    TB VG -0 0 1288
    2l/12/36 Catacombs of the Moon AT RL -0 0 1196
    2m/13/37 Seed of Destruction JG KC -0 0 1608
    2n/14/38 The Beta Cloud CW RL -1 0 1503
    2o/15/39 A Matter of Balance##
    ##
    P&J CC -0 0 1702
    2p/16/40 Space Warp CW PM -0 ? 1807*
    2q/17/41 The Bringers of Wonder (part 1) TF TC -1 1 1912
    2r/18/42 The Bringers of Wonder (part 2) TF TC -0 0 2515*
    2s/19/43 The Lambda Factor TD CC -2 0 2308
    2t/20/44 The Seance Spectre DJ PM -1 0 2012
    2u/21/45 Dorzak ##
    ##
    CP VG -0 0 2009*
    2v/22/46 Devil's Planet MW TC -1 0 2306*
    2w/23/47 The Immunity Syndrome JB BB -4 2 2310
    2x/24/48 The Dorcons JB TC -2 4?2409
    -15+19
    **** YEAR THREE ****
    3a/01/49 Message from Moonbase Alpha JB TM -0 0 *
    -0 0
    (grand totals)
    -50+219
    * Notes
  • 1a: An Earth news report lists 311 people on Moonbase Alpha. See Breakaway Population for analysis.
  • 1j: Addition (birth) of Jackie Crawford.
  • 1r: Koenig mentions there are "about three hundred" people on Alpha. See Population in "The Last Enemy" for analysis.
  • 1w: Only episode of Y1 known to list Days After Breakaway; but unfortunately, it and Y2 dates conflict.
  • 1x: "There are over three hundred people...." See Population at Arkadia for analysis.
  • 2a: Population listed as 297 at the start of the episode. See Population at Psychon for analysis. Addition of Maya at the end of the episode.
  • 2j: It is not clear (to the Editor) if the Eagle on the pad is actually destroyed by Magus or if the destruction is an illusion created by Magus.
  • 2p: Maya, while ill, delusional, and in another form, attempted to launch an Eagle while in a hangar, and at minimum damaged at least one or two Eagles. Though the damage was implied to be pretty bad, the Editor cannot be sure any Eagles were verifiably totalled or destroyed (though the one she was in probably was).
  • 2r: Helena records 2515 DAB in her log; but clearly 1915 would make much more sense. It is not clear whether this is a production mistake or some very subtle reference to the Alphans being under the influence of partial alien mind control.
  • 2u: comment by a Croton ship computer which scanned the Moon: "it is inhabited by some three hundred... people."
  • 2v: Population is mentioned as 298 (revealed during interrogation of Koenig). See Population at Entra for analysis.
  • 3a: A short film considered canon by many.
  • ## blocks bind two episodes which were filmed concurrently, which meant some of the principal cast members had little or no presence in one episode of the pair, and more in the other.
  • Misc.
  • "Movies" were made by assembling some of these episodes via various editing.
  • See Also
  • Episode List (Compact Form)
  • Episode Capsules
  • Links
  • Episode Title Cards
  • Episode by Episode (ExE) — fan discussion/analysis
  • Cast by Episode

  • Episodes
    (Compact
    Form, w/
    Writer,
    Director ,
    Days After
    Breakaway
    Information)
    Intro Compact list of the original 48 episodes, in production order, in compact format, with many episode names shortened or abbreviated. The odd 2515 DAB number for BOW2 is ignored; 1915 probably makes the most sense.
    Table
    Epi
    Ct
    Episode Title WriDir
    **** YEAR ONE ****
    a/01 Breakaway GB LK
    b/02 MOLAD JB CC
    c/03 Black Sun DW LK
    d/04 RATM Ed RA
    e/05 Earthbound AT CC
    f/06 ATAP JB DT
    g/07 Missing Link Ed RA
    h/08 Guardian of Piri CP CC
    i/09 Force of Life JB DT
    j/10 Alpha Child CP RA
    k/11 The Last Sunset CP CC
    l/12 Voyager's Return JB BK
    m/13 Collision Course AT RA
    n/14 DOD ** CC
    o/15 The Full Circle J&P BK
    p/16 End of Eternity JB RA
    q/17 War Games CP CC
    r/18 Last EnemyBK
    s/19 Troubled Spirit JB RA
    t/10 Space Brain CP CC
    u/21 Infernal Mach. ** DT
    v/22 Mission/Darians JB RA
    w/23 Dragon's Domain CP CC
    x/24 TOA JB DT
    Episode Title WriDir DAB
    **** YEAR TWO ****
    The Metamorph JB CC 0342
    The Exiles DJ RA 0403
    OMOH TB CC 0515
    All that Glisters KM RA 0565
    Journey to Where DJ TC ----
    The Taybor TK BB ----
    Rules/Luton ##
    ##
    CW VG 0892
    MOA LS CC 0640
    Brian the Brain JR KC 1150
    NANE TF CC 1095
    AB Chrysalis##
    ##
    TB VG 1288
    COTM AT RL 1196
    Seed/Destruction JG KC 1608
    The Beta Cloud CW RL 1503
    MOB ##
    ##
    P&J CC 1702
    Space Warp CW PM 1807
    BOW1 TF TC 1912
    BOW2 TF TC
    Lambda Factor TD CC 2308
    Seance Spectre DJ PM 2012
    Dorzak ##
    ##
    CP VG 2009
    Devil's Planet MW TC 2306
    Immun. Syndrome JB BB 2310
    The Dorcons JB TC 2409
    **Notes
  • DOD: Written by AT,EB
  • Infernal Mach.: ditto
  • See Also
  • Episode List (Full Form)
  • Episode Capsules

  • Episode
    Capsules
    Intro Extremely brief episode summaries, most about 4-5 words each, presented solely as brief reminders of what the episode is about. If the title is a link, follow it to see if there is a longer description.
    Table
    **** YEAR ONE ****
    1a Breakaway Moon blasted into deep space
    1b Matter of Life and Death Helena finds missing husband
    1c Black Sun Cannot avoid mysterious forces
    1d Ring Around the Moon Brain-like, planet-sized probe
    1e Earthbound Gentle aliens on way to Earth
    1f Another Time, Another Place Dopplegangers of Alpha(ns)
    1g Missing Link Koenig tested by aliens
    1h Guardian of Piri Computer enforces perfection
    1i Force of Life Man can drain anything's heat
    1j Alpha Child Baby ages rapidly, murderously
    1k The Last Sunset Moon is given an atmosphere
    1l Voyager's Return Earth probe with deadly past
    1m Collision Course Koenig resists saving the Moon
    1n Death's Other Dominion Stray Earth crew are immortal
    1o The Full Circle Alphans meet own Stone Age
    1p End of Eternity Immortal prisoner terrorizes
    1q War Games Battle irreparably damages base
    1r The Last Enemy Moon becomes missile platform
    1s The Troubled Spirit Man haunted by his own ghost
    1t Space Brain Crushing foam protects object
    1u The Infernal Machine Sentient ship, human companions
    1v Mission of the Darians Civilization, barbarism on ark
    1w Dragon's Domain Deadly creature haunts a man
    1x The Testament of Arkadia Past, future hope of dead world
    **** YEAR TWO ****
    2a The Metamorph Computer drains mind; meet Maya
    2b The Exiles 53 missiles contain prisoners
    2c One Moment of Humanity Robots seek human emotions
    2d All that Glisters Living rock takes control
    2e Journey to Where Earth return? Time differences
    2f The Taybor Traveling trader covets Maya
    2g The Rules of Luton Plants rule world, judge others
    2h The Mark of Archanon Dig up violence-infected aliens
    2i Brian the Brain Over-friendly sentient computer
    2j New Adam New Eve "Creator" appears, experiments
    2k The AB Chrysalis Deadly explosions guard planet
    2l Catacombs of the Moon Visions haunt man, dying wife
    2m Seed of Destruction Mirror image of Koenig, energy
    2n The Beta Cloud Alphans ill, rampaging monster
    2o A Matter of Balance Alien seeks reversal of fate
    2p Space Warp Maya sick; John, Tony stranded
    2q The Bringers of Wonder (part 1)Earth sends rescue mission...
    2r The Bringers of Wonder (part 2)... really aliens with a hunger
    2s The Lambda Factor Some Alphans turn psychic
    2t The Seance Spectre Delusional Alphans make turmoil
    2u Dorzak Psychon man declared a "plague"
    2v Devil's Planet Prison moon, dead homeworld
    2w The Immunity Syndrome Alien presence, deadly insanity
    2x The Dorcons Powerful aliens hunt down Maya
    **** YEAR THREE ****
    3a Message from Moonbase Alpha Settle Terra Alpha, call Earth

    Episode
    Directors
    Introduction A Table of all episode directors by: abbreviation used in main Episodes table; name; and episode count (Y1+Y2=Series).
    Table
    Director Yr Episodes (if only 1-2)
    (if more, click on dir. name)
    123 =
    BBBob Brooks 2 2 "The Taybor", "Immunity Syndrome"
    BKBob Kellett 3 3
    CCCharles Crichton 86 14
    DTDavid Tomblin 4 4
    KCKevin Connor 2 2 "Brian the Brain", "Seed of Destruction"
    LKLee H. Katzin 2 2 "Breakaway", "Black Sun"
    PMPeter Medak 2 2 "Space Warp", "The Seance Spectre"
    RARay Austin 72 9
    RLRobert Lynn 2 2 COTM, "The Beta Cloud"
    TCTom Clegg 5 5
    TMTim Mallett 1 1 "Message From Moonbase Alpha" (#3a)
    VGVal Guest 3 3
    Notes
  • Bob Kellett both wrote and directed "The Last Enemy" -- but his primary contributions to the series as a whole was as a director.
  • In total, Charles Crichton and Ray Austin directed 15 of the 24 Y1 episodes, 8 of the 24 Y2 episodes, and 23 of the 48 originally-broadcast episodes.
  • In total, Charles Crichton and Tom Clegg directed 11 of the 24 Y2 episodes.

  • Episode
    Writers
    Introduction A Table of all episode writers by: abbreviation used in main Episodes table; name; and episode count (Y1+Y2=Series). The last is fractional for co-written episodes.
    Table
    Writer Y1 Y2 Y3 = Episode(s) or Notes
    ATAnthony Terpiloff 3.01.0 4.0 co-wrote 2 episodes w/EB
    BKBob Kellett 1.0 1.0 "The Last Enemy"
    CWCharles Woodgrove 3.0 3.0
    CPChristopher Penfold 6.01.0 7.0
    DJDonald James 3.0 3.0
    DWDavid Weir 1.0 1.0 "Black Sun"
    EBElizabeth Barrows 1.0 1.0 co-wrote 2 episodes w/AT
    EdEdward Di Lorenzo 2.0 2.0 RATM, "Missing Link"
    GBGeorge Bellak 1.0 1.0 "Breakaway"
    J&P Jesse Lasky 0.5 0.5 "The Full Circle"
    Pat Silver 0.5 0.5
    JBJohnny Byrne 8.03.01.012.0 also the series script editor
    JGJohn Goldsmith 1.0 1.0 "Seed of Destruction"
    JRJack Ronder 1.0 1.0 "Brian the Brain"
    KMKeith Miles 1.0 1.0 "All that Glisters"
    LSLew Schwartz 1.0 1.0 "The Mark of Archanon"
    MWMichael Winder 1.0 1.0 "Devil's Planet"
    P&J Pip Baker 0.5 0.5 "A Matter of Balance"
    Jane Baker 0.5 0.5
    TBTony Barwick 2.0 2.0 OMOH, "AB Chrysalis"
    TDTerrance Dicks 1.0 1.0 "The Lambda Factor"
    TFTerence Feely 3.0 3.0
    TKThom Keyes 1.0 1.0 "The Taybor"
    Notes
  • There were at least two husband and wife writing teams represented in S19, indicated above by J&P and P&J. The Editor once read that AT and EB were another husband and wife writing team for S19, but has not checked for verification of this.
  • Bob Kellett both wrote and directed "The Last Enemy" -- but his primary contributions to the series as a whole was as a director.
  • In total, Christopher Penfold and Johnny Byrne wrote 14 of the 24 Y1 episodes.

  • Episode
    Titles
    Poem
    Intro An semi-serious, semi-humorous, and perhaps altogether ridiculous attempt by the Editor of this KB to create a pneumonic (memory aid) of the episode titles in the generally accepted production order of Y1, Y2, and the (sometimes treated as canon) Y3 short film. Whether or not it is really a poem is debatable, and it makes no real sense either.
    Details
  • Partial titles are often used, and sometimes even altered or taken in part.
  • The articles and participles do not necessary belong to neighboring episode title fragments.
  • "Earthbound" is represented only by "-bound"
  • "The Bringers of Wonder" is considered two episodes, but is listed only once (as "Bringer") below.
  • Main Breakaway from the Death Sun.
    The Ring-bound Place is Missing its Guardian,
    Forcing Alpha's Sunset.
    Voyager's Course is to Death's Circle and the Eternity War.
    The Enemy's Troubled Brain and its Infernal Mission.
    Dragon's Arkadian Metamorph was Exiled in a Moment.
    It Glisters Where, Taybor?
    Rules of Mark, Brian, and Adam.
    Chrysalis Catacombs Seed the Cloud.
    A Balanced Warp is the Bringer of the Lambda Spectre,
    Dorzak, Devil's Immunity, and the Dorcon's Message.
    Index Breakaway Ring Forcing Voyager's Enemy.
    Dragon Glisters, Rules Chrysalis.
    Balanced Dorzak (not!).

    Episodes
    Directed by
    Bob Kellett
    Introduction List of episodes directed by Bob Kellett, who worked during Y1.
    Year One
  • "Voyager's Return"
  • "The Full Circle"
  • "The Last Enemy" (which he also scripted)
  • See Also
  • Multiple Roles

  • Episodes
    Directed by
    Charles
    Crichton
    Introduction Lists of episodes directed by Charles Crichton, who was the most prolific director on the series with 14 episodes, from both seasons.
    Year One
  • "Matter of Life and Death"
  • "Earthbound"
  • "Guardian of Piri"
  • "The Last Sunset"
  • "Death's Other Dominion"
  • "War Games"
  • "Space Brain"
  • "Dragon's Domain"
  • Year Two
  • "The Metamorph"
  • "One Moment of Humanity"
  • "The Mark of Archanon"
  • "New Adam New Eve"
  • "A Matter of Balance"
  • "The Lambda Factor"

  • Episodes
    Directed by
    David Tomblin
    Introduction List of episodes directed by David Tomblin, who worked during Y1.
    Year One
  • "Another Time, Another Place"
  • "Force of Life"
  • "The Infernal Machine"
  • "The Testament of Arkadia"

  • Episodes
    Directed by
    Ray Austin
    Introduction Lists, from both seasons, of the 9 episodes directed by Ray Austin.
    Year One
  • "Ring Around the Moon"
  • "Missing Link"
  • "Alpha Child"
  • "Collision Course"
  • "End of Eternity"
  • "The Troubled Spirit"
  • "Mission of the Darians"
  • Year Two
  • "The Exiles"
  • "All that Glisters"

  • Episodes
    Directed by
    Tom Clegg
    Introduction List of episodes directed by Tom Clegg, who worked during Y2.
    Year Two
  • "Journey to Where"
  • "The Bringers of Wonder (part 1)"
  • "The Bringers of Wonder (part 2)"
  • "Devil's Planet"
  • "The Dorcons"

  • Episodes
    Directed by
    Val Guest
    Introduction List of episodes directed by Val Guest, who worked during Y2.
    Year Two
  • "The Rules of Luton"
  • "The AB Chrysalis"
  • "Dorzak"

  • Episodes
    Written by
    Anthony
    Terpiloff
    Introduction Lists of episodes written by Anthony Terpiloff, who worked in both seasons.
    Year One
  • "Earthbound"
  • "Collision Course"
  • "Death's Other Dominion" (co-written with Elizabeth Barrows)
  • "The Infernal Machine" (co-written with Elizabeth Barrows)
  • Year Two
  • "Catacombs of the Moon"
  • Questions
  • Husband of Elizabeth Barrows? The Editor thinks he read this once, but has not been able to verify it for this knowledgebase.

  • Episodes
    Written by
    Charles
    Woodgrove
    Introduction List of episodes written by Charles Woodgrove (a pen name of Fred Freiberger).
    Year Two
  • "The Rules of Luton"
  • "The Beta Cloud"
  • "Space Warp"

  • Episodes
    Written by
    Christopher
    Penfold
    Introduction Lists of episodes written by Christopher Penfold, listed by season.
    Year One
  • "Guardian of Piri"
  • "Alpha Child"
  • "The Last Sunset"
  • "War Games"
  • "Space Brain"
  • "Dragon's Domain"
  • Year Two
  • "Dorzak"

  • Episodes
    Written by
    Donald
    James
    Introduction Lists of episodes written by Donald James.
    Year Two
  • "The Exiles"
  • "Journey to Where"
  • "The Seance Spectre"

  • Episodes
    Written by
    Elizabeth
    Barrows
    Introduction Lists of episodes written by Elizabeth Barrows.
    Year One
  • "Death's Other Domininion" (co-written with Anthony Terpiloff)
  • "The Infernal Machine" (co-written with Anthony Terpiloff)
  • Questions
  • Wife of Anthony Terpiloff? The Editor thinks he read this once, but has not been able to verify it for this knowledgebase.

  • Episodes
    Written by
    Johnny
    Byrne
    Introduction Lists of episodes written by Johnny Byrne, divided by two main seasons plus one.
    Year One
  • "Matter of Life and Death"
  • "Another Time, Another Place"
  • "Force of Life"
  • "Voyager's Return"
  • "End of Eternity"
  • "The Troubled Spirit"
  • "Mission of the Darians"
  • "The Testament of Arkadia"
  • Year Two
  • "The Metamorph"
  • "The Immunity Syndrome"
  • "The Dorcons"
  • Year Three
  • "Message From Moonbase Alpha"
  • Notes
  • Also wrote "Children of the Gods" -- an unfilmed script. The script was lost during a move between studios (?), but Johnny wrote an outline or similar in later years.

  • Episodes
    Written by
    Terence
    Feely
    Introduction List of episodes written by Terence Feely.
    Year Two
  • "New Adam New Eve"
  • "The Bringers of Wonder (part 1)"
  • "The Bringers of Wonder (part 2)"

  • EAA See Eagle Aerie Alpha

    Earth Summary Original mother world of the Moon and homeworld of most of the Alphans, to which they attempt some returns, or to which there are references.
    Stories
  • "Breakaway": Moon is in Earth orbit until the Breakaway, which triggers major quakes on both.
  • "Earthbound": a small group of Kaldorian aliens, lead by Captain Zantor, are flying to Earth to seek sanctuary from environmental(?) decline. Their ship, programmed to find the Moon first, lands (gently crashes) there. Due to an accidental Kaldorian death triggered by Helena, Captain Zantor offers to bring a human with them, back to Earth. Although a computer determination is intended to find which Alphan that is to be, Commissioner Simmonds extorts (blackmails?) his way on board the ship, holding all of the Moonbase hostage in the process, and Zantor accedes. The problem, for Simmonds, is that he is not properly scanned in preparation for the suspended animation (?) process used, and wakes up only hours(?) into the flight, trapped in a cubicle in the Kaldorian ship, on its way for a 75-year (?) journey.
  • "Dragon's Domain": several flashbacks to Earth, years before Breakaway.
  • TOA:
  • "Journey to Where": an advanced but environmentally damaged Earth of 2120 contacts Alpha, and an attempt to return Alphans lands three of them in Earth of 1339.
  • "The Taybor": A trader named Taybor has an advanced Jump Drive, and John and the Alphans hope it can mean a return to Earth. However, the Alphans do not have a position of Earth relative to the Moon's current location, and the Alphans and Taybor have completely different systems of absolute reference (i.e. Earth's location cannot be determined).
  • MOA: A "thousand years" (?) ago, Archanons reached Earth (or the Moon at least). Pasc claimed they were trying to bring peace, but failed miserably, and some Archanons mutinied. Much of this story is seemingly contradicted by Etrec's reaction as he listens, and later events that show Pasc and Etrec were infected with contagion that led to their being put in a stasis chamber.
  • "Bringers of Wonder": What appear to be Terrans arrive on a Super Swift, all of them people one Alphan or another knows, promising a multi-stage rescue for everyone. However the Terrans prove to be an illusionary disguise of hostile aliens trying to deceive them. Earth return is not possible.
  • See Also
  • Countries
  • Earth's Solar System

  • Earth's
    Solar
    System
    Intro Table of the Sun (a.k.a. Sol) and nine best-known planets of Earth's solar system, whether terrestrial planet (TP), gas giant (GG), or drawf planet (DP) -- and any mention in S19. The drawf planet category was created in real-life ~2007(?), as the new category for Pluto, which became the category's best known (prototypical?) object.
    Table
    Sun
    1MercuryTP
    2Venus TPmentioned in "The Lambda Factor"
    3Earth TPmentioned several times; its Moon broke away
    4Mars TP"Mars Satellite" (is that a reference to the planet?)
    5JupiterGGAstro 7 mission lost here
    6Saturn GG
    7Uranus GGlost mission, crew found on Ultima Thule
    8NeptuneGG
    9Pluto DP

    Earthbound Definition Fifth episode, in production order, of Y1. Written by Anthony Terpiloff. Directed by Charles Crichton.
    Summary A small group of Kaldorian aliens, lead by Captain Zantor, are in suspended animation (?) as they journey to Earth, to seek sanctuary from environmental(?) decline. Their ship, programmed to find the Moon first, has still found it despite Breakaway (that is what the ship's computer was programmed to do?) lands (gently crashes) there. Due to an accidental Kaldorian death triggered by Dr. Russell, Captain Zantor offers to bring a human with them, back to Earth. Although a computer determination is intended to find which Alphan that is to be, Commissioner Simmonds extorts (blackmails?) his way on board the ship, holding all of the Moonbase hostage in the process, and Zantor accedes. The problem, for Simmonds, is that he is not properly scanned in preparation for the suspended animation (?) process used, and wakes up only hours(?) into the flight, trapped in a cubicle in the Kaldorian ship, on its way for a 75-year (?) journey.
    Details
  • The episode starts with a command conference.
  • Threads
  • Dec. 1997: Episode by Episode discussion

  • Earthquakes See Quakes

    Energy
    Screen
    Intro A reference to what is presumably a synonym for a force field. The term is used in two episodes (verified against transcripts in The Catacombs).
    Episodes
  • "The Metamorph": This term is used by Mentor for a barrier which also reflects laser energy backwards (and which killed Lew Picard). Note: Maya uses the term "force field" for other energy barriers. They are presumably synonyms for the same and/or similar things. See Force Fields on Psychon.
  • "Seed of Destruction": the Koenig copy uses this term during his ruse.

  • Embie See Simmonds Duology

    Emma
    Porteous
    Who Costume designer on the series. Wife of Peter Porteous.
    Biblio
  • The Catacombs website (regarding marriage).

  • Enigma Intro Fan fiction series, currently planned as an eventual trilogy, by Meredith Kausch. The Description was provided by the author. The Stories are listed in their intended reading order.
    Desc. A splintered community, memories lost, old friends found. The Alphans must endure and unravel the mystery of their existence in order to preserve their heritage and their future.
    Stories
  • Acts of Reparation
  • "Droplets"
  • "Cypher"
  • Links
  • Space: 1999 Net, click on Ellen's Fan Fiction Pages, then look for Enigma listed for Meredith Kausch.

  • Eric Bernard Who A fan who has put out some fan-produced re-edits of some of the episodes. There are, as far as the Editor can tell, two distinct Projects -- apparently distinct re-interpretations, even if some source episodes used in the first were used as sources again in the second.
    List
  • Initial Re-Edits (from around or before 2000)
  • Space: 2099 (launched July 2008)

  • Eric Bernard
    Initial
    Re-Edits
    Intro Fan-produced re-edits of a half-dozen Y1 episodes, by Eric Bernard. The re-edits contain some slightly or greatly enhanced or changed SFX (special effects), tweaks to the flow of the storyline, or in one case (the last in the Table below), radical changes to the flow of story.
    Warnings
  • These re-edits are apparently unrelated (though if I'm interpreting correctly, a partial inspiration for) his Space: 2099 project.
  • Statements
  • The two episodes with the greatest changes are renamed; the others keep their original name.
  • There are some changes which cut across all of the re-edits, listed in General below.
  • Table
    Re-Edit TitleOriginal TitleComments
    Breakaway
    The Eyes of TritonRing Around the Moonmany SFX changes
    Another Time, Another Place
    Collision Course
    The Testament of Arkadia
    God's WillWar Gamesmany SFX, flow changes
    General
  • Credits have revised fonts, the start credits with some effects like moderate rotation, or "wrapping" around a background object (e.g. one of Victor's electronic-filled globes).
  • "This Episode" frame removed, but sequence replaced not with bits from the particular re-edited episode, but all six.
  • More stars in starfields.
  • Cropping(?) to widescreen (why?).

  • Ernst
    Linden
    a.k.a.
  • Ernst Queller (apparent birth name)
  • Stories
  • "Voyager's Return"
  • Details
  • Creator of the destructive Queller Drive on the Voyager 1, which was responsible for numerous deaths, human (e.g. parents of Jim Haines?) and alien (two worlds of Sidons).
  • Renamed prior to coming to MBA. No one on Alpha at the time Voyager 1 returned was aware of his true identity.
  • Is the supervisor and/or mentor of Jim Haines.
  • After Sidons seek revenge against Alpha, flies Voyager 1, and activates drive, destroying the Sidon ships and Voyager, himself included.
  • Has what appear to be Eagle design diagrams on his drafting board in the lab.
  • By the time of the episode, is an older man in his 50's or so? Unless excited about something, typically walks slowly. Wears a lab coat, but has the brown sleeve color of Technical section. Often has a tobacco pipe in hand?

  • Ernst Queller See Ernst Linden

    Etrec Who An Archanon child, son of Pasc and Lyra.
    Details
  • Infected with Killing Sickness, which is dormant in his system, but which forces his mother, Lyra, to leave him, with Pasc, on a stasis chamber on the Moon a "thousand years" ago.
  • Alphans discover the stasis chamber, and Etrec and Pasc are freed.
  • The sickness apparently becomes active on Alpha, at which time the flammon symbol on his forehead glows.
  • Etrec receives a transfusion from Pasc, treated with a therapy(?) from Drs. Russell and Nunez, that cures Etrec, but kills Pasc (Archanons can tolerate only a small amount of blood loss), leaving Etrec an orphan.
  • Other Archanons, including Maurna, "of Lyra's line," arrive at Alpha, and can take Etrec back to his people, after Helena explains he's been killed.

  • Eva Who
  • Eva Zoref: wife of Anton Zoref in Y1 episode "The Force of Life" -- where she becomes a fatality.
  • Eva, part of Greg Sanderson's exploration group which becomes mutinous.

  • Eva
    (Y2)
    Who An adult female Alphan (surname not mentioned?) who apparently has two Roles, is into the same misleading "seances" as the rest of Greg Sanderson's survey team, joins in with his mutiny, assaults other Alphan(s), but ultimately has doubts about Greg's convictions, and splits from him and tries, futilely, to argue him out of his actions.
    Episodes
  • "The Seance Spectre"
  • Roles
  • Operative in Command Center, apparently, based on her red sleeve and apparent familiarity with CC consoles.
  • Member of Greg Sanderson's survey team.
  • Speculation
  • Eva is yet more evidence of possible cross-training, and/or shifting in roles that (still) has her able to work either role, and/or already having talent in multiple disciplines.
  • Whether operative is still primary (red sleeve), or she sometimes changes sleeves at other times (but doesn't in this episode), or red sleeve takes precedence over what might be a brown sleeve (Technical), is unclear.
  • Assaults
  • Against Maya: didn't shoot her, but lifts her unconscious body off a console she is slumped over and lets her fall onto the floor.
  • Against two guards, with a spray.

  • Exercise See Sports and Exercise

    Explorations Intro One-author anthology Fanzine, released in 1995 by Terry S. Bowers.
    Stories
  • "The Commandment of Arkadia"
  • "Decisions"
  • "Home"
  • "Gamble"
  • "Isolation"
  • "Final Tour"
  • "The Seeds of Destruction - An alternate ending"
  • "Separation"

  • Fan Intro Fans of Space: 1999 have made a number of contributions.
    List
  • Fan Clubs
  • Fan Fiction
  • Conventions
  • Websites
  • Fanzines
  • Mailing Lists
  • Other Fora (e.g. ETF)
  • Artwork (e.g. paintings, sketches, sculptures)
  • Model-making
  • Re-edits (e.g. those by Eric Bernard)

  • Fan Clubs Intro Fan clubs, past or present, related in part or whole to Space: 1999 and/or members of its cast or crew.
    Warnings
  • The Editor's information about these could be somewhat sketchy, including that it is possible some are the same organization under a newer name.
  • List
  • Alpha League
  • International Space: 1999 Alliance — active ~1978-1999(?), and produced at least 13 conventions. Rosie Marie Badgett was the president for at least a time (in 1983 for sure, according to SpaceCon VI program).
  • The Space:1999 Society — listed in Cosmoconnection 4.
  • Landau - Bain Fan Association (LBFA): U.S.-based, run by Terry Bowers, active throughout part of the 1980's at least.
  • Martin Landau Afficianados (sp?): U.S.-based, run by Terry Bowers, active throughout much of the 1990's at least.
  • Barbara Bain International? (name uncertain): U.S.-based, run by Terry Bowers, active throughout much of the 1990's at least?
  • a Nice Tate club (name uncertain)
  • Catherine Schell Career Shots (name unverified)
  • Fanderson — very long-running fan club for Gerry Anderson (literally compaction of Fan [of] Anderson), and producers of some merchandise.
  • Moonbase99 — Italian S1999 / Gerry Anderson club (see Links).
  • Main Mission Alpha: U.S.-based club which apparently failed sometime shortly before the July 1982 issue of Intercom One.
  • The Prentis Hancock Fanclub: U.S.-based club apparently active in the early 1980's at least, and for which an ad stated its newsletter (Communique) won several awards from the International Fan Club Association. (Statements in ad in SpaceCon VI (1983) program.)
  • Links
  • Moonbase99
  • See Also
  • Fans
  • Conventions, some produced by one or more fan clubs.

  • Fan Fiction a.k.a.
  • fanfic
  • FF
  • fanzines (sort of; see the link)
  • Definition Fiction written by fans of the series, either as extensions/bridges/embeds in the overall story line of the series, or as alternate scenarios of varying similarities and/or differences to the series.
    Statements
  • There are several websites specifically devoted to S19 fanfic, rather than this KB, which is only a partial a generally very brief listing of some fanfics the Editor has read, written (as an author), or has otherwise simply listed here.
  • Disclosures
  • The Editor of this KB is also a fanfic author. Disclosure of this will be in relevant parts of more-specific KB entries as well.
  • He also hosts at least one of another author's stories in the Fan Fiction portion of his website (Metaforms). Mention of particular such stories will also be noted with a disclaimer -- but not other stories by the same author not hosted at Metaforms.
  • Disclaimers
  • Listings here do not necessarily constitute recommendation, unless something is stated in an Opinions section.
  • Listings here do not necessarily indicate what the Editor has or has not read, or has or does not have in his collection. Indeed, some listings are those found in brief ads in other fanzines, convention booklets, or other sources.
  • Warnings
  • Some stories listed may deal with more mature subject matter. Since the Editor is often listing names from various sources, some with nothing more than a story and author name, he is often unaware of whether or not this is the case. Many, many stories are actually what could be called G, PG, or PG-13 in nature, so the prior sentence should not be a deterent from reading fan fiction, just a warning. Note: One of the Fan Fiction Sites does list ratings for some (all?) stories and occasional warnings of more notable content situations.
  • See Also
  • Fan Fiction Sites
  • Fan Fiction Authors
  • Fan Fiction Series and Collections

  • Fan Fiction
    Authors
    Intro A partial List of some online and offline fan fiction authors, past and present.
    List
  • Ariana (also maintains one of the fanfic sites)
  • Barbara Conrady
  • Bonnie Yoman
  • Catherine Maya
  • Charlene Scott: "Terra Alpha" (in Moonscape)
  • Cricket
  • David Welle (Disclosure: also the editor of this KB)
  • Deborah Walsh: "Catch the Final Sunrise" (according to SpaceCon VI program)
  • Diana Winslow
  • Ellen Lindow (Ellen Celeste Lindow) -- also maintains one of the fanfic sites
  • Gabbie: "A Very Merry Christmas"
  • George Eichler: A Myriad of Wars
  • Jane Nahpla: "One Moment of Inhumanity"
  • John Boomershine
  • Jon Aiken: "The Nomads" (according to SpaceCon VI program)
  • Judy Moore
  • Kerry Keene: "Incident on Rolor"
  • Lorrie Beaver Levesque: "The Virus"
  • Meredith Kausch
  • Michael Lindow
  • Paul Bens: co-wrote several longer stories with Rosie Marie Badgett, and was also part of at least the 1983 and 2012 convention committees.
  • Patricia Keister: "Psychon: Evacuation"
  • Philippa Sidle: Transformation
  • Rebecca Eisenhuth
  • Robert E. Wood
  • Rosie Marie Badgett (also an artist)
  • Steve Eramo
  • Sue Ginter
  • Terry S. Bowers
  • Teralisha: (e.g.) "Actingman's Request"
  • Terry Shewmaker: "48 Hours" and "The Hetch Hetchy Tale" (according to SpaceCon VI program)
  • Notes
  • Anthony Wynn has edited at least two collections -- The Return of Victor Bergman in 2010 and Moonscape in 2012). Uncertain if he has authored any stories.
  • Disclaimers See the ones listed in the Fan Fiction entry.

    Fan Fiction
    Series and
    Collections
    Intro A very incomplete List of some online and offline fan fiction series and collections.
    Series
  • Bridges and Anchorages (by David Welle, who is (Disclosure) also the Editor of this KB)
  • Dark Threads (by Meredith Kausch)
  • Florida Universe
  • Needleworks Universe (by Meredith Kausch)
  • Simmonds Duology (by Cricket)
  • Collections
  • The Return of Victor Bergman (2010)
  • Moonscape (2012)
  • Disclaimers See the ones listed in the Fan Fiction entry.

    Fan Fiction
    Websites
    Intro A List of some online fan fiction websites known to the Editor.
    Links
  • Fan fiction written by the Editor of this KB is listed at one Fan Fiction page.
  • The Space: 1999 Fiction Archive (managed by Ariana), which is a large and varied listing of online fan fiction, some archived at the site and some from all over the Web. Contains a wide variety of listings from numerous authors, arranged in various categories. (Note: Stories written by the Editor of this KB are also listed there as well.)
  • Ellen's Space: 1999 Fan Fiction Pages, via a redirect portal located at the Space: 1999 Net

  • Fan Fiction by
    Ariana
    Intro A List of fan fiction stories, sets, or series written or planned by Catherine Maya.
    List
  • "The Alien"
  • Energized (series)
  • "Millenium"
  • A New Moon Over Bajor
  • "There Are No Life Forms On Eagle Six" (two versions, both parodies, one MST3K-style)
  • "Where is Tony?" (spoof similar in structure to the non-MST3K version of prior)

  • Fan Fiction by
    Catherine Maya
    Intro A List of fan fiction stories, sets, or series written or planned by Catherine Maya.
    List
  • "Family Affair"
  • "Who Died and Made You Commander?" (with Patricia Keister)
  • Notes
  • Both stories are part of the Final Countdown Universe, a set of fan fiction by various authors.

  • Fan Fiction by
    David Welle
    Intro A List of fan fiction stories, sets, or series written or planned by David Welle.
    Disclosure The author of the fan fiction described in this entry is the same person as the Editor of this Knowledgebase.
    List
  • Bridges and Anchorages series
  • Character Studies set
  • Cross-Overs: "A Space Odyssey: 1999" and "Simpsons: 1999"
  • Other: "A 'Brief' History of Piri?"
  • Links
  • Fan Fiction page elsewhere here at Metaforms

  • Fan Fiction by
    Meredith
    Kausch
    Intro A List of fan fiction Series and individual Stories written by Meredith Kausch (MGK), some still in the process of growing.
    Series
  • Needleworks Universe
  • Dark Threads Universe
  • Six Universe
  • Enigma
  • Stories
  • "Ghoulies and Ghosties"
  • "Cat and Mouse" (published in The Return of Victor Bergman story collection in 2010).

  • Fan Fiction by
    Terry S.
    Bowers
    Intro A List of fan fiction Series and individual Stories written (or edited) by Terry S. Bowers (Lunatic Productions, Inc.).
    Fanzines
  • 1985: Binary: fanzine containing two short stories: "No Rules to the Game" and "After the Flood". Art by Rose Marie Badgett. Released in Feb'85.
  • 1988: "Parallel": an 'alternate reality' short story, (relased or completed 1988/03/30).
  • 1989: "No Better Beginning" (completed or released 1989/03/01.
  • 1989: "Moonlight Dancing" (completed or released 1989/01/31)
  • 1989: A Year in the Life!: (apparently released 1989/05/12).
  • 1995: Explorations (multi-story fanzine)

  • Fanzine a.k.a.
  • Zine
  • Definition Fan-produced publications, mostly (if not entirely) of the printed variety popular before the rise of the World Wide Web in the mid-1990's.
    Statements
  • The term literally implies fan-produced magazine, but the range of contents can vary widely: single non-series fan fiction stories (with or without artwork); single-author fanfic series (ditto); or edited, multi-author, multi-content formats which can include commentary, fan fiction, artwork, resource guides, or other printed content.
  • Thus, some fanzines ran as a series, some as one-offs.
  • Some S19 fanzines were relatively long-running, especially the ones which were the official publication of S19 fan clubs.

  • Fanzines
    (periodical)
    Intro This entry has focus on fanzine series designed to run periodically (regularly, varying intervals, or irregularly) for extended periods of time, like magazines, though in at least one case, it only went one issue. Many were the newsletters of various S19 or related clubs (the latter not necessarily solely dedicated to S19). Some were mostly/entirely focussed on S19, some partially.
    Examples
  • Cosmoconnection (1976-1979, at least 5 issues, sporadically)
  • ComLoC [sic] (1976-????; though at least 1979 and at least #8)
  • Main Computer (1978(?)-????)
  • Mini-Mag (Jan'78 - at least Dec'78?), by Geoff Wright. At least eight issues. Art by Alan Vince and Martin East (and Geoff?).
  • Intercom One (July 1982): only one issue? Very well done, however.
  • Commlock (1990(?)-????)
  • Catherine Schell Career Shots: from the fanclub for Catherine Schell; published through sometime in the 1990's; re-emerging in 2005(?) on the web, with the same name (see Links).
  • Links
  • Catherine Schell Career Shots

  • Federated Worlds of Sidon See Sidon

    FF Meanings
  • Fred Freiberger
  • Fan Fiction

  • Flammon a.k.a.
  • The Death Glow
  • Definition Alien symbol or character used as a sign of danger.
    Description Like two 'v' letters, one upside down, drawn together and crossing, so that a four-sided diamond shape is central, but with little extra extensions on each side. Plus a dot in the center.
    Statements
  • This appears to be in use on at least two worlds in an area of one galaxy the Alphans are traveling through. Two examples of Uses are known.
  • Uses
  • Crom II (referenced in an episode, but not seen in one): The residents described it as something a "god-like race" left in dangerous places as a warning where lives would be in danger.
  • Archanons emblazoned it on a Stasis Chamber and as a glowing forehead imprint to warn of something or someone that contains the Killing Sickness, a virus that creates lethal urges in its victims. On the foreheads, it only glows when the kiling urge itself comes to the fore (imminent danger). Pasc's glows frequently from the start of his time on Moonbase Alpha, and he soon hides it with medical gauze (and bandage?). At first, it does not glow on Etrec, until he later feels an urge to kill an Alphan dove, interrupted when Alan happens by -- though the glow does not immediately fade. Pasc hides his with medical gauze/tape for awhile.
  • Quotes
  • Tony, on seeing it on Pasc and Etrec's stasis chamber: "On Crom II, the inhabitants knew that as a sign of... danger. They called it, ah... Flammon, the Death Glow, you remember?"
  • Helena, in response: "Right. It was a sign left by a god-like race to warn the people of the places where their lives might be in danger."
  • Speculation
  • Tony and Helena were on Crom II? They could have perhaps read a report written by others, containing a description, sketch, or picture of the Flammon; but in looking at how they talk about the Flammon and Crom II, it seems like somewhat more immediate, more first-hand knowledge they had, though perhaps weeks or months before, for their recognition is not instantaneous. The Archanon stasis chamber is found at or just before 640 DAB, so this encounter could have been in earlier Y2 timeframe or even in Y1 if Tony was already participating ("off camera") in missions.
  • It is unclear if the Archanons might be race the Croms referred to as "god-like" or if the "god-like" race spread it about enough that both Croms and Archanons are familiar with it, the latter even adapting it to warn of danger from another factor, Killing Sickness. For some reason, the Editor feels it is common familiarity, especially since the Croms were apparently familiar with its use in regard to places while the Archanons were using it in regard to dangerous people. This is most likely not conclusive, however.
  • Stories
  • MOA: both in reference to prior Crom II and current regarding the Archanons and their stasis chamber.
  • "Dance of the Flammon" -- fan fiction story from the same person as the Editor of this KB.

  • Fora Intro Incomplete list of Links to fora (forums) regarding the series, by its fans.
    Links
  • Eagle Transporter
  • Space 1999 Fan Community on IMEEM (was to close on 2009/09/01)
  • Space 1999 at Sci-Fi World (Post-Imeem)

  • Force
    Field
    a.k.a.
  • forcefield
  • energy screen
  • electronic barrier (#8 in OMOH)
  • Definition A means of creating a solid and/or charged and/or reflective "wall" comprised of an energy field.
    Users
  • Alphans, over Moonbase Alpha, at the front of at least one Eagle, and later in Y2, around a test enclosure.
  • Tritonians (in RATM): force field of light.
  • "War Games" (?): Perhaps around the box Helena was in on the planet. Not called a force field, and it could have been something else.
  • Psychons (see Force Fields on Psychon)
  • Vegans: "electronic barrier" protects the androids' master computer; force field used against Alpha (in OMOH). Also was using an "elecro-forcefield" against Alpha from the nearly the start (and to freeze the Alphans themselves for a few minutes? and then Koenig again?). It blocks ionic transfer in targetted electronic systems.
  • Archanons apparently, given what Alphans assume is a force field around the stasis chamber holding Pasc and Etrec.
  • Magus (to confine Alphans in a particular glade on New Earth).
  • Sahala's ship, of Croton design, uses a forcefield at the front of a prison cell.
  • Ellnans ("Devil's Planet"): shields the inhabited moon Ellna, creates invisible (and lethal) walls outside, parts of walls (making doors when needed), and to imprison someone within a room. The planetary shield version does not act like a wall but rather fouling spaceship controls/electronics.

  • Force Fields
    on Psychon
    Intro There were at least a few occurences of force fields on Psychon, some called "force fields" and some "energy screens" -- apparently synonyms used by different Psychons, namely Maya and Mentor, respectively. All such were apparently created by the biological computer Psyche, and controlled by Mentor directly and Maya through the pendant worn around her neck.
    List
  • An energy screen surrounded the image of Mentor confronting the Alphans in the pits. Lew Picard dies trying to shoot past it with a laser rifle; he is vaporized by the reflection of the rifle shot. In a separate incident, it is not clear if the force field was required when Mentor's image appeared in the hallway outside the cell.
  • Force fields surrounded at least one of the slaves (Torens) in the pits.
  • A force field blocked the exit of the prison cell; Maya deactivated it on two occasions.

  • The Forsaken a.k.a.
  • Space: 1999 The Forsaken (full/spine title)
  • Definition
  • Original novel written by John Kenneth Muir. Released by Powys Media in January 2003. Set in Year 1. This was the second Space: 1999 release by Powys. ISBN: 0-9677280-2-9
  • Notes
  • Foreward by Prentis Hancock.
  • There are two different Covers. The upper half is the same (Eagle, Space: 1999 logo, novel title, author, etc.), but for the image in the lower half, there are two distinct Covers.
  • Covers
  • Red flower petals spread across green leaves, the Moon resting on one petal.
  • Bluish alien planet over Alpha's horizon.
  • Links
  • Powys Media page on this novel.
  • Review by David Welle (detailed analysis, review, comments; by same person as KB's Editor, but outside scope of KB)

  • Fraser Summary Married couple, Bill Fraser and Annette Fraser. They married about two months before Psychon encounter.

    Fred
    Freiberger
    a.k.a.
  • FF
  • Charles Woodgrove (pen name used for writing three episode scripts)
  • CW
  • Who
  • Producer of Y2.
  • Statements
  • Was a surprise Guest of Honor at Breakaway: The Convention in 1999

  • Freiberger See Fred Freiberger

    Fungus Intro Instances where some sort of fungus is mentioned.
    Examples
  • Amorphous mushrooms found on the Moon after the denizens of Ariel provide the Moon with a temporary atmosphere.
  • A fungus in JTW that Helena believes could cure her of a respiratory illness.

  • Fungus in JTW Intro In "Journey to Where", Helena is suffering from an increasingly-worsening respiratory illness she fears could be viral pneumonia, on a primitive world which turns out to be Earth of some centuries before. She notices some fungus growing, and notes: "Fungoids are the basis of the barmycin range of drugs which were discovered just before we left Earth. It's the only known cure for viral pneumonia."
    Details
  • Given the primitive conditions, Helena states it must be prepared with any vegetable fiber mixed in, and the combination heated.

  • Gabbie See Fan Fiction Authors

    Garforth See Pete Garforth

    Geiger
    Counter
    Summary A hand-held scanner, with a read-out different than the traditional needle, seen in some episodes.
    Notes
  • The read-out system later appears as a hand-held medical scanner, but presumably different internal electronics for that use.
  • Episodes
  • "Breakaway"
  • "Earthbound" (?)

  • George Eichler See Fan Fiction Authors

    Gerald Simmonds? See Commissioner Simmonds

    God's Will a.k.a. GW
    Intro A fan re-editing of "War Games" (WG) by Eric Bernard. This one is considerably more radical change to the storyline than the other re-edits, to an interesting (assumed) end.
    Changes
  • The "reset" aspect is removed. The fear the aliens were pointing out in the Alphans is a fear they showed themselves, and the "war" between them has permanent results, including damage and some deaths on Alpha, and the (apparent) destruction(?) of the alien people.
  • Fighters and bomber originally from Alphan memories, namely of (Terran) Hawks and an alien bomber, are instead replace with what (to S19) are "new" ships, thus making them the aliens', rather than alien projections.
  • SFX: The "new" fighters are actually spliced-in Hatchet Fighters from the late 1970's series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. In that series, they are the fighter ships used by the Draconians (Ardala's people). The KB's Editor is unclear on the source of the "new" alien bomber.
  • Through a sound re-edit, the death count partway through the episode, as a result of the first battle, is reduced from 128 to 28.
  • SFX: Bob Mathias going through a Medical Center window has been removed, with new effects "erasing" Bob from being in front of the window, and instead showing the window shattering.
  • Many or all of the major characters who "disappear" between Y1 and Y2 of the original series are seen here, in the last of the battles, as being in Eagles, followed immediately by a shot of an Eagle exploding, apparently implying their deaths.
  • Clips of Y2 characters are spliced into the re-edit, such as Tony Verdeschi and Bill Fraser. In the final battle, they are seen in Eagles that do not subsequently explode. Indeed, Tony is seen as taking control during the battle as other officers are apparently killed.
  • The SFX of the planet radiating its shield (final battle) are altered.
  • Conclusions
  • The KB editor sees Eric's edits as apparently setting up a "bridge" between Y1 and Y2; i.e. a way of smoothing over many of the changes between seasons. Most of the subsequent points expand on this.
  • Many Y1-only officers and other semi-major Y1-only characters are seemingly killed in the second battle, seemingly "explaining" their disappearance between the two seasons of the actual series.
  • Bob Mathias survives, through what looks like a painstaking SFX edit. He is seen in a few of the early Y2 (actual) episodes.
  • The overall death count is greatly reduced, implying the damage was not as severe as in WG, allowing greater viability heading into Y2.
  • Some Y2-only characters are brought into this Y1 re-edit, apparently to show they were on the base in Y1 (which, of course they would have to be if Y1 and Y2 are assumed to be in the same timeline).
  • Besides the loss of many officers, Tony's calmly taking charge of the situation in GW may have (speculation:) earned him a promotion before the start of Y2.
  • The damage Alpha suffers to many of its upper-level rooms could be a reason the Alphans move most activities to lower levels in Y2.
  • If the above interpretation is a reasonable correct one, the KB editor assumes GW is thus meant to be the last "Y1" episode.
  • GW keeps the theme of "fear" that the original WG episode has, but alters it via changing the ships the aliens used and the lack of a reset.
  • Misc.
  • The initials of the original episode and re-edit, WG and GW, are opposite of each other.
  • Though GW retained the dialog about it probably being another six months to the next planet, in "The Metamorph" (first actual episode of Y2), Helena notes they just went through a space warp, which could thus be a surprise alteration to their course.
  • Most(?) of the dialog implying some other severe damage is kept, but perhaps more detailed estimates "later on" find some damage is not as severe, or some new repair ideas are posited. Also, if Maya is assumed to arrive on Alpha shortly after GW, perhaps she brings some helpful ideas as well.

  • Golosians Definition Alien people from the planet Golos.
    Summary 53 are found floating in missiles that appear above Alpha, 2 are revived. A few more, including Mirella (sp?) are seen on Golos itself, which is apparently out of Alpha's sensor range but not that far away in absolute terms.
    Details
  • Some violent dissenters were exiled, along with their immediate families (if any) from Golos, in a form of suspended animation (verify exact term), 53 in total, each in an individual red-colored pod.
  • These pods were initially mistaken for missiles when they fall into the immediate space of a wandering planetoid known simply as The Moon to its Alphan inhabitants. The Alphans, unaware of the prior point, brought down first one and then another pod, discovering who was inside, and made a mutually-beneficial agreement, though on false terms by the Exiles, who broke their word, kidnapped two Alphans (and injured at least one more), one of the Exiles returning to Golos (with the two kidnapped), but dying when trying to take over a central control center.
  • Essentially human in appearance.
  • Two are relatively small-framed, and wearing red and orange clothing.
  • Some/most/all (needs clarification) have red dots on their faces.
  • Episodes
  • "The Exiles"

  • Gorski See Anton Gorski

    Gray See Barry Gray

    Greek
    Alphabet
    Intro Greek alphabet in order with: Upper/Lower in both Variable-width and Fixed-width fonts; English spelling of the letter's name; and the typical transliteration (xlit). The Greek alphabet descended from the Phoenician alphabet, and in turn is the ancestor of several European alphabets. Some Greek letters are mentioned in S19.
    Table
    Variable Fixed
    Upper Lower Upper Lower name xlit
    Α α Α α Alpha a *
    Β β Β β Beta b, v *
    Γ γ Γ γ Gamma g
    Δ δ Δ δ Delta d *
    ΕεΕεEpsilone *
    Ζ ζ Ζ ζ Zeta z
    Η η Η η Eta e, i
    Θ θ Θ θ Theta th
    Ι ι Ι ι Iota i
    Κ κ Κ κ Kappa k
    Λ λ Λ λ Lambda l *
    Μ μ Μ μ Mu m
    Ν ν Ν ν Nu n
    Ξ ξ Ξ ξ Xi x, ks
    ΟοΟοOmicrono
    Π π Π π Pi p
    Ρ ρ Ρ ρ Rho r *
    Σ σ Σ σ Sigma s
    Τ τ Τ τ Tau t
    ΥυΥυUpsilonu, y, v, f
    Φ φ Φ φ Phi ph, f
    Χ χ Χ χ Chi ch, kh
    Ψ ψ Ψ ψ Psi ps
    Ω ω Ω ω Omega o *
    * Uses
  • Alpha: Moonbase Alpha; alpha waves (a type of brain activity as stated in "The Lambda Factor")
  • Beta: "The Beta Cloud"; beta waves (a type of brain activity as stated in "The Lambda Factor").
  • Delta: a planet in "The Last Enemy"; Navigation Beacon Delta at Area One in "Breakaway"
  • Epsilon: 'epsilon ray analysis' (DOD)
  • Lambda: "The Lambda Factor" inc. and 'lambda waves' and the 'lambda variant'
  • Rho: used by the Editor to refer to the alternate Earth/Moon/Alphans in ATAP.
  • Omega: in The Transfer.
  • Biblio
  • Portions are partially derived from information in Wikipedia.
  • Some checking of use of letters in episodes done at The Catacombs.

  • "Guardian
    of Piri"
    Meanings
  • Name of computer on planet Piri.
  • Name of an episode featuring the prior.

  • Guardian
    of Piri
    (computer)
    a.k.a.
  • The Guardian?
  • What A highly advanced but morally simplistic computer charged by its now-extinct makers (aliens to the Alphans) to maintain the Peace of Piri, a supposedly utopian state of living that is ultimately lethal to its creators and is apparently having a similar effect on the Alphans. Destroyed when an Alphan, namely Cmdr. Koenig, shoots and destroys the Guardian's "Servant."
    Details
  • Capable of taking over Main Computer.
  • Capable of influencing sentient minds (Alphans -- and evidently its own apparently long-dead people).
  • Creates and uses an android calling itself the Servant of the Guardian to interact with beings that fall into Piri's area of space. Took a female human shape and voice for 'benefit' of interacting with the Alphans.
  • Appears and disappears on its own accord. It is unclear if this is some sort of cloaking or via near-instantaneous transport from elsewhere on the planet (or maybe another dimension). Perhaps transport, given the following point.
  • When the Servant is destroyed by an Alphan, the Guardian itself soon follows, with no further action by the Alphans, suggesting the Guardian extended vital aspects of itself into the Servant.
  • Links
  • A 'Brief' History of Piri", a "Speculative Backstory" fan fiction authored by the Editor of this KB page.

  • Guardian
    of Piri
    (episode)
    a.k.a.
  • GOP
  • Intro 8th episode of the first season. Written by Christopher Penfold. Directed by Charles Crichton.
    Notes
  • The Servant of the Guardian of Piri was played by Catherine Schell, who played a very different role as a regular character in Y2, as Maya.

  • Guest See Episodes Directed by Val Guest

    Guido
    Verdeschi
    Intro The (or an) older brother of Tony Verdeschi. Guido appeared later in Y2, but was an alien illusion the whole time, though his behaviors were extrapolated from Tony's memories of Guido, and thus represent, at some level, aspects of Guido's personality.
    Stories
  • "The Bringers of Wonder" (both parts?)
  • Details
  • Immediately curious about, and attracted to, Maya. "What is that?" Kisses her hand, to her total surprise.
  • Presumably a pilot. (See next point for more context.)
  • Potential captain? The aliens masquerading as Guido and others have him be captain of the supposed Superswift, but "Guido" says "I'm a captain now" -- so the actual Guido was apparently not a captain at the time of Breakaway, but apparently had the potential to be one, at least somewhere in Tony's opinions.
  • Seems to be a smooth-talker.
  • See Also
  • The Verdeschi Brothers entry also gives some apparent Details about Guido -- possibly.

  • GW See God's Will

    Haines See Jim Haines

    Hand-Held
    Scanners
    Introduction At least a few types of hand-held scanners were seen.
    List
  • A Geiger Counter.
  • A scanner seen in "The Full Circle" (looks for markers?).
  • Maya's scanner.

  • Hawk Summary A human-built spaceship with some resemblance to the Eagle, but more streamlined, and with more powerful weapons (a warship, roughly equivalent to a fighter).
    Episodes
  • "War Games": Alien illusion, pulled from Alphan memory.
  • Notes
  • In an episode of The Simpsons, a Hawk model appears on a display case at the home of Comic Book Guy?

  • Helena
    Russell
    a.k.a
  • Doctor Helena Russell
  • Dr. Russell
  • Helena
  • HR (initials in reference, not in series)
  • Summary
  • Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Moonbase Alpha; already assigned there as the series began. Played by Barbara Bain.
  • Details
  • Described (by Magus) as having "natural aristocracy."
  • In charge of a mission at least once ("The Last Sunset"). Intentionally blew up a crashed (and badly damaged) Eagle, to gain attention of a rescue flight.
  • Sculptor ("The Exiles")
  • Afraid of the dark when she was a little girl. ("Black Sun")
  • Attends command conferences in at least the following: "Earthbound".
  • Went on a number of missions.
  • Held hostage by Luke Ferro, then Anna Davis as well, in TOA. They free her per and agreement between the deserters and the Commander.
  • Quotes
  • "Never underestimate the extent of human inventiveness." (BOW1)
  • Alternates
  • ATAP: her older alternate dies, apparently(?) due to close contact between her and her main-line doppelganger.
  • See Also
  • Helena and... (romance)
  • Helena Injured or Ill
  • Cast

  • Helena and... Intro Helena Russell and relationships (or potential relationships) of romantic interest (at any level). The List is in roughly chronographic order.
    List
  • Lost her husband, Lee Russell, about five years before MOLAD. By MOLAD, she is no longer wearing her wedding ring (or has moved it to her right hand pinky finger). In MOLAD, he is discovered near a planet called Terra Nova by the Alphans. The Alphans are not sure if he is even alive; but in any case, he dies on Alpha, only to be found again on Terra Nova. She loses him for a final time, this time permanently.
  • Subsequently developed a relationship with John Koenig, slowly over Y1, then more clearly in Y2.
  • Captain Zantor of the Kaldorians seems to have some quiet affection for her? (Y1)
  • Two different episodes: The Vegans mistake Tony and Helena as a couple; and Magus attempts to pair them. See Tony and Helena.

  • Helena
    Injured
    or Ill
    Intro Cases where Dr. Helena Russell is Injured or Ill.
    Injured
  • Electrically shocked by the 'reflection' of Lee Russell: thrown backwards and knocked unconscious.
  • Unverified: In Eagle crash during the Ariel encounter?
  • Choked via psychic powers of Jarak.
  • Ill
  • Fever (interpreted as plague by the locals) in JTW
  • Unverified: one of many taken ill while in proximity to the Beta Cloud.

  • Helena's
    Missions
    Intro Lists of missions in which Helena Russell participated, by season.
    Year One
  • MOLAD: One of a party of five to explore Terra Nova. She witnesses the death of everyone and the destruction of the Moon, only for the form of Lee Russell appear again, and restore it all. They have to leave the planet, which is too dangerous for them.
  • "Black Sun": the "lifeboat" Eagle
  • "Earthbound": initial exploration of the Kaldorian spaceship
  • "The Last Sunset"
  • DOD
  • "The Full Circle"
  • "War Games" (sort of): to the alien planet after Alpha is badly damaged; but this was reset (vision of an alternate fate).
  • "The Infernal Machine": demanded by Gwent
  • MOTD
  • "Dragon's Domain"
  • Year Two
  • "The Metamorph": Invited to Psychon by Mentor, who is claiming one of the pilots in an earlier mission was injured.
  • "All that Glisters"
  • "Journey to Where"
  • "Brian the Brain"?
  • NANE: chosen by Magus; Koenig, under pressure, reluctantly agrees. Magus attempts to pair her with Tony Verdeschi on New Earth.
  • "The Immunity Syndrome": flies in the Re-entry Glider piloted by Maya to the planet.

  • Hobbies,
    Recreation,
    Socialization
    Intro Recreation and social occasions noticed on Alpha.
    List
  • Jigsaw puzzles ("Space Brain"?)
  • Electronic games ("Lambda Factor")
  • Gym and sports (several references)
  • Dances (Helena and Maya were preparing for one in OMOH)
  • Music and Recitals (several occasions)
  • Needlework (Sandra)
  • Modelwork (Victor, Baxter?)
  • Impromptu parties (GOP)
  • Artwork (Regina, others?)
  • Literature available (inc. on disk)
  • Meals (rarely seen, sometimes referenced)
  • Solarium (e.g. in "Force of Life" and "The Taybor" at least)
  • Card games
  • Chess: Carolyn Powell and Mark Sanders are playing it in "Lambda Factor"
  • Backgammon: Paul and David in TOA (according to The Catacombs)

  • Holographic
    Projection
    Definition A means of remotely projecting an image into empty air.
    Users
  • Aarchon?
  • Mentor (at least twice; at least once in combination with a force field)
  • Magus

  • Home Introduction References to Alpha as home are few and far between, and Alpha is usually compared unfavorably as not being a true home.
    Details
  • Helena rejected a reference to it as home, instead calling Alpha a "Barracks on a barren rock." (double-check)
  • Maya seems to call it home most often. She has apparently known little more than in-structure living for years even before Alpha, her homeworld is destroyed, and she seems to hold out little hope of finding other Psychons.
  • Quotes
  • John: "Let's take it home." (in reference to an Exile pod in "The Exiles")

  • HR See Helena Russell

    Human-Built
    Spaceships
    Intro A List of spaceship types designed mainly or completely by humans. Only the first two are available to Alphans for anything more than a brief time.
    List
  • Eagle: workhorse, some with some light weaponry.
  • Re-Entry Glider: seen in one episode ("The Immunity Syndrome"). Speculation: It is possible (but unknown one way or another) that some design contributions were made by Maya (an Alphan from an alien world).
  • Hawk: warship, akin to a fighter. Appeared to be used by aliens, though (unverified:) the ships were seen before the alien people in the episode, and the design is clearly implied or outright stated as Earthly.
  • Swift
  • Superswift: in design phase at the time of Breakaway, one appears to arrive on Alpha in BOW, but it is an alien illusion.
  • Voyager ships
  • Phoenix: being built by the altered (now apparently immortal) humans marooned on Ultima Thule. The death of one of these humans attempting to leave the planet suggests the Thuleans may not be able to use this ship, unless they solve the riddle of their own immortality.
  • The Meta Probe (flung away during Breakaway, fate unclear?)
  • The probe seen in flashbacks in "Dragon's Domain" (Named?)

  • Hydroponics Definition A vital part (department?), seemingly in the Service Section, that seems to grow much of Alpha's food. That is, one of Alpha's key facilities.
    Episodes
  • "War Games"(?): damage taken (during the attacks which are later reset)????
  • "Dragon's Domain": a Hydroponic flowering plant features in lead-up to John and Helena's first kiss.
  • "Beta Cloud": one room, dubbed Hydroponics Experimental Section is mentioned.

  • Hydroponic
    Experimental
    Section
    Details
  • Part of the Hydroponics department.
  • Large windows facing a hallway.
  • Can be flooded with chlorine gas.
  • Speculation
  • Researching alien plants found on planets and chlorine system is an emergency defense?
  • Room was repurposed from something else and chlorine system was for an earlier purpose?
  • Episodes
  • "The Beta Cloud": Maya suggests flooding it with chlorine (gas) in what turns out to be a futile attempt to kill an invader.

  • Illness Intro Illnesses of various sorts are shown throughout the series. This can include almost any non-injury medical situation.
    Examples
  • "Breakaway": Numerous Meta Probe astronauts are dying from what is sometimes thought to be either disease or radiation. Most who suffer the illness have a sudden brain embolism(?), become destructively claustrophobic, then collapse and later suffer brain death, and have to be allowed to die.
  • ATAP: Doppelgangers of Alpha and Alphans are created. When two Helenas come into close contact, one (an older alternate) soon dies.
  • "Journey to Where": Helena becomes infected with a fever-inducing illness on Earth of the past. She realizes a potential cure, but before it can take full effect, the locals believe she is carrying a plague and order her, John, and Alan(?) burned. They are rescued after a signal from the party through time to Alpha is correctly interpreted and Texas City is able to pull the Alphans back through time to Alpha.
  • "The Beta Cloud": Numerous Alphans weaken and collapse, including Cmdr. Koenig, leaving few to deal with an invading space creature.
  • "Space Warp": Maya is feverish and delusional, having horrible nightmares, and in her lucid moments, begging to be restrained because she feels she is "beginning to lose molecular control" (losing control over her metamorphic abilities) and fears she could become dangerous. Indeed, this is exactly what happens. In delusion, she is trying to reach Mentor, and transforms into whatever might get her to Psychon. She is nearly killed on Alan's initial orders, him not realizing why a rampaging creature has appeared on Alpha so soon after the space warp. It is either meaningful or coincidental that Maya is ill during proximity to the worst space warp the Moon has gone through.
  • "The Virus" (fanfic)

  • Immortality Intro The quest or attainment of immortality or near immortality.
    List
  • "Death's Other Dominion": A lost human space mission's survivors have found themselves mysteriously immortal, on the planet Ultima Thule. The prices: no children, stagnation, inability to leave the planet without immediately dying.
  • "End of Eternity": The Progrons (according to Balor) banished mortality, via science. According to him, the lack of a threat of death left their people not striving, and instead decaying, becoming corrupt. He tried to reinstill this via torture and pain, and was cast out, into eternal imprisonment.
  • "The Dorcons": The Dorcons have found a transplant of a Psychon's brain stem into their bodies confers what they consider immortality. That Psychons have been hunted for some time, yet the current Archon is seeking this treatment (capturing Maya in hopes of using her brain stem) implies that those who have received it in the past end up killed in political intrigue, severe accidents, or that the "immortality" is a relative term, perhaps semi-propagandistic.
  • Comments
  • Though many sentient mortals are of course curious about immortality, Helena and especially Victor seem fascinated any time it comes up, either medically, scientifically, or perhaps personally.

  • Incident
    on Rolor
    Definition Released Y3 fan fiction novella (includes characters from both seasons), written by Kerry Keene. Completed July 1, 1988. There was at least one release, including as part of the fanzine Moon Glow.

    Instant
    Transport
    a.k.a.
  • near-instant(aneous) transport
  • Definition The Editor's terms for various intentional, technological-based means of transporting a person or object over some distance, instantaneously or within seconds. Does not include space warps, black suns, or other arguably natural phenomenon.
    Examples
  • "Guardian of Piri": the Servant is transported about. The Guardian (or some aspect of it) also appears and disappears, but it is not clear if this is (de)cloaking or transport.
  • "War Games"?
  • "The Last Enemy": Dione transports herself from quarters on Alpha to her small escape ship in an Eagle hangar.
  • The Exiles set up a transference system from Alpha to Golos. (named technology?)
  • "Journey to Where": Earth has developed one such system by 2120, and attempts to use it to rescue the Alphans to Earth. It goes awry and lands three of them on Earth of 1339.
  • "The Taybor": Taybor uses it repeatedly, to variously transport himself, John, and/or Maya to and from his ship, as well as to transport various gifts and trade items between his ship and Alpha.
  • "The Rules of Luton": the Judges of Luton endow this ability on one of the three aliens which John and Maya are facing in combat to the death.
  • NANE: Magus displays and uses this ability on numerous occasions, on himself and other objects, including transporting Eagle 4 from the Moon to New Earth.
  • "Devil's Planet": a Transbeamer can transport individual people between Ellna and Entra.

  • Intercom One Summary Fanzine set up as a possible periodic, apparently went only one issue (July 1982), but packed with a lot of content. English-language Danish publiciation. All information which follows is from that one issue the Editor has.
    Authors
  • Lis Therkildsen (LT)
  • Carsten Andresen (CA)
  • Steen V. Pedersen (SVP)
  • Details
  • B/W paper, half-sized, portrait orientation, magazine-style. States its first printing was 750.
  • Cover is B/W photocopy of John and Helena Y2 promo shot.
  • Editorial: brief, also references recent demise of U.S. Main Mission Alpha fanclub.
  • "Series Response in Denmark" by LT, SVP
  • Lots of B/W photocopies of "on the set" pictures, including from "Dorzak" and "Devil's Planet"
  • Various small photocopies of ITC promo shots from both seasons.
  • Art of Alan, Tony
  • Review of "Seed of Destruction" by SVP
  • "Out Into the Great Unknown - An Interview with Johnny Byrne" by CA: very extensive and detailed!
  • "A Textbook Case": fan fiction by LT.
  • Drawing of John.
  • Drawing of Helena, Bob.
  • Alpha Puzzler (brief games).
  • "A Spacial Lady - An Interview with Ina Skriver" by SVP: "Spacial" is as spelled.
  • "War Games Special" by CA: synopsis, review, various forms of detailed analysis. Available online at The Catacombs.
  • "The Future Is (Almost) Fantastic!" by SVP: Bloopers from both seasons.
  • "Blackpool Exhibition Report" by LT and CA.
  • Back Cover: list of contents; art of Eagle, MBA, Helena, and John.
  • Notes
  • The Catacombs indicates Carsten Andresen died before this zine was published.

  • John
    Koenig
    a.k.a
  • Commander John Koenig
  • Cmdr. John Koenig
  • Commander
  • Koenig
  • John
  • "Skipper" (as called by Taybor)
  • JK (initials in reference, not in series)
  • Summary
  • The leader of Moonbase Alpha, assigned there from Earth days before Breakaway, replacing Commander Gorski during a worsening crisis leading up to Breakaway. Played by Martin Landau.
  • Details
  • Often intense, can be very blunt, sometimes subtle, and extremely clever. At his best in a crisis situation.
  • By 1999, no longer had parents left, and either never had or lost siblings.
  • Appointed to Alpha on September 9, 1999, as ninth commander of the base (according to "War Games"), just days before Breakaway. He uncovered that Simmonds was underplaying the seriousness of a crisis on Alpha. Attempted to divert disaster, but it was too late. Decided Alphans should remain on base instead of attempting a nearly-impossible return to Earth.
  • Described (by Magus) as having an "iron will."
  • (Verify:) On a mission to a base on (in orbit of?) Venus, had to abort the approach due to discovery of a disease there. Had to leave two friends(?) -- Sam and Tessa (?) -- there to die.
  • Knows kendo, a martial art. Practices it with Luke Ferro in Y1. Perhaps (speculation) taught it to Maya, given she transforms into a kendo fighter in BOW2 and demonstrates familiarity with the techniques.
  • Runs command conferences in at least the following: "Earthbound".
  • Defends his people fiercely.
  • Often on edge, quick to escalate in voice. Similarly, sometimes short-tempered.
  • Has sometimes had his sanity questioned during some crises.
  • Willing and able to go into risky situations himself, rather than always staying on Alpha and sending others. He is willing to take point at various times, as much as he delegates, a balance that perhaps could be ascribed to a feeling of "I will not send people into dangers I would not be willing to send myself into as well." He does delegate, but when he does not, it sometimes causes others around him, especially Dr. Russell, concern.
  • He is injured on a number of occasions.
  • Alternates
  • ATAP: settled on an alternate Earth, married to Helena, dies in an Eagle crash on the Moon.
  • See Also
  • John and... (romance)
  • Commander (title)
  • Cast

  • John
    Koenig
    Injured
    Intro Cmdr. John Koenig is injured on a number of occasions throughout the series.
    Year One
  • "Breakaway": Eagle crash, he is knocked unconscious.
  • RATM: On the Moon's surface, knocked unconscious when thrown back hitting a force field which has surrounded Helena.
  • "Missing Link": critically injured in an Eagle crash. Head laceration; major injury is presumably a concussion, but editor is uncertain if that was the case.
  • "Guardian of Piri": Head, wrist, and rib (?) injuries after a fight with Alan, who is under the influence of the Guardian. The Servant of the Guardian heals those three injuries. Very shortly afterwards, he puts his fist through a monitor, and refuses her healing touch.
  • "Alpha Child": Is being suffocated telekinetically(?) by Jarak; that ceases when Jarak's enemies arrive.
  • "End of Eternity": injured by Balor? (VERIFY)
  • Year Two
  • "The Metamorph": knocked unconscious; recovers soon after.
  • "The Rules of Luton": attacked by alien, arm injured. Infection(?).
  • "AB Chrysalis": knocked unconscious by an electrical weapon.
  • "Beta Cloud": Suffers from the same illness gripping most of base.
  • BOW1: Under psychic attack by aliens, seems to go mad, crashes Eagle, and put on brain "massage"(?) machine. Later stunned unconscious by Helena.
  • BOW2(?) (or maybe BOW1): stunned again?
  • "Seance Spectre"4: He and Maya are briefly knocked unconscious when Eagle 1 crashes due to sabotage back on Alpha.
  • "Devil's Planet"
  • "The Dorcons": stunned unconscious at least once. Cuts his hand(s?) opening grate into ventilation system aboard the Dorcon flagship.

  • John and... Intro John Koenig was in a number of romantic relationships, shows or was shown such interest or a superficial resemblance of such. The List is in roughly chronographic order.
    List
  • His wife, Jean, died in world war of 1987 (referred to in "Rules of Luton"), making John a widower. See John and Jean.
  • Vana?
  • At first, is emotionally distant from Helena Russell, but they slowly build an eventually-romantic relationship.
  • The Servant of the Guardian introduces herself by kissing John. He politely accepts it, nothing more. She advises him she was given human form so she can interact with him. They are soon adversaries. Near the end of the episode, he shoots her, and shows everyone she was an android.
  • Dione tries to wile John a little. See John and Dione.
  • Magus attempts to pair John with Maya, despite Magus knowing John is in a relationship with Helena. See John and Maya in NANE.
  • 'A' -- one of the chlorine-breathing women (in "AB Chrysalis") -- calls him "well featured" (corrected to "handsome" by a less than interested 'B').
  • Elizia is attracted to him. See John and Elizia.

  • John and
    Dione
    Definition A non-starter of a relationship (in "The Last Enemy"), represented by little more than some manipulation on Dione's part, countered later with some manipulation on John Koenig's part.
    Details
  • Dione tries to wile John a little, brushing her hand along John's arm, to Helena's obvious irritation. He is cold to Dione's attempt, which appears to be nothing more than coldly manipulative on her part.
  • Later, though, it seems she does like him a little, for despite rejecting his approach to her ship, she does show a little concern for his welfare.
  • Unfortunately for her, the approach is a ruse on Koenig's part, an attempt to destroy her ship so Alpha will no longer be the "little guy" in the middle of a pitched battle between two warring alien cultures. The ruse works, and her ship is destroyed with her on board. He seems sad but resolved about the necessity (see Quotes).
  • Quotes
  • John (to Dione over a commlink): "You have only yourself to blame."
  • John (ditto, moments later, after she realizes her time is up): "Good-bye, Dione."

  • John and
    Elizia
    Definition A non-starter of a relationship (in "Devil's Planet"), represented by her attraction to him but nothing but irritation (and some manipulation) from John Koenig.
    Details
  • Elizia is clearly attracted to him, but freely admits she has a low "boredom quotient" (as John paraphrases) regarding her lovers. He shows no interest, but later takes advantage of hers to distract her and make a temporarily successful escape in which he manages to start a locator signal.
  • When she is later forced to go to Ellna after Koenig, where she immediately starts dying of the fast-acting disease there, she tries to shoot him, but collapses first. He seems sad by the foolishness that brought her to death?

  • John and
    Helena
    a.k.a.
  • John and Helena
  • Description A romantic couple, comprised of John Koenig and Helena Russell.
    Details
  • "Breakaway": John introduces himself to her. "Cautious hostility" as mentioned in The Catacombs.
  • MOLAD: John is "uncomfortable" with her, but (according to The Catacombs): "on the planet he draws closer to her: 'We almost made it... you and I'." An dying expression of what he was already hoping for.
  • "Black Sun": Helena is reluctant to leave Alpha on the lifeboat Eagle, fairly clearly in part due to not wanting to be parted from John.
  • Concern (from John about Helena): "Black Sun," RATM, "Earthbound."
  • "Last Enemy": Helena visibly irritated by Dione's manipulatively flirting with John.
  • "Dragon's Domain": apparently their first kiss.
  • "The Exiles": Helena devises a teasing game/test of John, having a mildly reluctant (at first) Maya turn into Helena's form, then both of them, first (?) Maya/Helena, then Helena herself, kiss John, and make him guess who the real one is. He claims there is "no difference," much to Helena's apparent annoyance (?).
  • JTW: Tony(?) kisses her cheek lightly in joy about a return to Earth, and John light-heartedly objects, then John and Helena briefly embrace. Later, John kisses Helena, despite the illness she has by then.
  • "Brian the Brain": Brian conjures up an unpleasant "love test" (?) for the couple, the purpose being to see whether he (Brian) has a means of leverage over them.
  • Also kiss in: "The Mark of Archanon", BOW1
  • Alternates
  • Unverified: Alternates are married in ATAP?

  • John and
    Helena's
    First Kiss
    Summary After John and Helena have an argument about Tony Cellini, he later comes by with a flower he got help from Hydroponics to grow (from plant supplies left behind by Cmdr. Gorski), and gives the flowering plant to Helena as a make-up gift. She gives him a kiss on his cheek. According to The Catacombs, it is their first kiss in an episode.
    Episode "Dragon's Domain"

    John and
    Jean
    Who A married couple, comprised of John Koenig and Jean. She died in the 1987 war, making him a widower.
    Notes
  • He remained un-remarried for at least 18 years (main timeline).
  • When asked what Jean was like, John states that Helena Russell reminds him of her.
  • Episodes
  • Discussed in "Rules of Luton"

  • John and
    Maya
    Intro John and Maya as a potential couple, or other similar or different such suggestions.
    Stories
  • "The Exiles": Maya (in the form of Helena) kisses John, but in a teasing game/test devised by Helena who was clearly involved with John by then. Beforehand, Maya seemed concerned about doing this; but afterwards, she doesn't seem to have minded.
  • NANE: see John and Maya in NANE.

  • John and
    Maya in
    NANE
    Statements
  • NANE: Magus attempts to coerce them together for sake of genetic research and other grandious claims of intention. Manipulated by Magus into a romantic mood, they look deep into each other's eyes; Maya follows John into the woods to gather firewood; they end up touching hands, then holding hands. Both realize they are being manipulated but then kiss briefly before being interrupted.
  • Quotes
  • John: "we can't fight city hall forever"

  • John and
    Sandra
    Intro John and Sandra as a potential couple.
    Episodes
  • "The Full Circle": a regressed John/caveman (VERIFY:) kidnaps Sandra. Sandra is not regressed (she did not go through the mist). He seems to treat her as a potential mate, much to the jealousy of a similarly regressed Helena/cavewoman. Sandra eventually knocks him out with a rock and flees, but is later recaptured, and nearly killed by Helena/cavewoman. John has been restored by this point. Alan attempts to rescue Sandra, but intends to kill the cavewoman/Helena; John intervenes, saving both Helena and Sandra.

  • John and
    Vana
    Intro John and Vana, the latter a Zennite, fall in love?
    Details
  • Vana's father, Raan, brings an "image" (doppelganger? his mind?) to Zenno to conduct mental experiments. Vana objects that these cannot be accurate assessments.
  • She falls in love with him. He falls in love with her? They kiss. He chooses to stay with her, but pressured by an objecting Raan to leave, and presented with a concerned "image" of Sandra, John decides his duty is to Alpha, and chooses instead to return.
  • Comments
  • Though the episode seems to suggest the romance is real, the editor completely fails to see any spark or chemistry between them, and there is no sense of timeline or "why" either falls for each other, if that is Koenig's true feelings (he has been experimented with), or even what exactly the Koenig "image" is (his mind given the illusion of corporial being?). Even after 4-6 viewings of this episode over the years, the information in this entry is about all the editor can present in regard to John and Vana, and this entry will probably not be added to. If the reader needs more details, one will definitely have to see the episode oneself, or seek further detail elsewhere.

  • Jack Bartlett Who A nuclear engineer, apparently in his later(?) 40's or early 50's by 1912 DAB. Apparently from England and apparently graduated from Cambridge. Had a home and family (at least one daughter) back on Earth.
    Details
  • Some of his memories are used by aliens to fool him into believing he is back home, when in reality he, with two others, is being set up to explode a waste dump, which would destroy Alpha.
  • He appears to be more suggestible, perhaps more partial to relieving memories of home than the existence on Alpha.
  • Episodes
  • 2-episode "Bringers of Wonder" story

  • Jammers Intro A (likely incomplete) list of episodes containing evidence, direct or indirect, of jamming technology.
    List
  • "Guardian of Piri" (?)
  • "The Metamorph" (?): (unverified:) Captured Alphans still wearing their commlocks? Unless this is a mistaken memory on the Editor's part, or a continuity error on the producers' parts, would imply Mentor (using Psyche?) was employing local jamming against the commlocks.
  • "The Rules of Luton": the sentient beings were able to directly block and override communication attempts to Alpha.
  • NANE?
  • "Dorzak": three Neuro-Pulsonic Jammers used by the Crotons to prevent Dorzak from using his psychic abilities against them.
  • See Also
  • Communications Interference
  • Alien Technology

  • Jarak Who An alien who takes over Jackie's form at birth, forcing two abnormal and instantaneous (or nearly so) bursts of growth, from newborn to "5-year-old" to adult. While in the middle form, learned a lot about Alpha from the mostly-charmed Alphans. Koenig is suspicious, partially from the growth and partially from "Jackie's" behavior. Jarak's people then arrive in four spaceships. As an adult, Jarak is revealed as an alien. He proceeds to kill Sue Crawford, allowing another of his people, namely Rena, to take over Sue's form. They kiss. They proceed to take over the base via mind control, and are in the process of taking over when their persuers, of the same people as Jarak, arrive, and destroy Jarak's ships, and force the reversion of Jarak all the way back to baby Jackie, presumably killing Jarak.
    Episodes
  • "Alpha Child"

  • JB See Johnny Byrne

    Jim
    Haines
    Details
  • Parents died due to Queller Drive
  • His mentor was Ernst Linden, later found to be Ernst Queller.
  • Given Voyager 1 records to analyze.
  • Stories
  • "Voyager's Return"

  • JK See John Koenig

    Joan
    Conway
    Summary Works in a Nuclear Generating Area, perhaps as a supervisor (the Commander talks to her in this Episode).
    Appears
  • "Alpha Child"
  • Details
  • Played by Rula Lenska (born in Poland).
  • Character's name not actually spoken during episode. Nor does it appear in the end credits. It appears as Joan Conway in numerous reference sources, however, suggesting it is a scripted name which was not used on-screen and not credited.

  • Johnny
    Byrne
    a.k.a.
  • JB
  • Who The script editor and most prolific script writer of the series, writing a total of 11 episodes in the original two seasons, as well as MFMBA.
    Details
  • Also wrote an unfilmed script -- "Children of the Gods" -- which was lost in a studio move, but which he outlined in later years.
  • Attended a number of conventions , including the Breakaway convention in 1999, and the MainMission: 2000 convention.
  • Wrote the Foreward to the Powys Media novel Resurrection.
  • Was an active writer in other series, including (unverified:) All Creatures Great and Small.
  • Passed away 2008/04/03.
  • Links
  • IMDb entry
  • Wikipedia entry
  • See Also
  • Conventions by Guest of Honor (and then look for his name in the Table)

  • Journey Home See Simmonds Duology

    Journey
    to Where
    a.k.a.
  • JTW
  • JtW
  • J2W
  • 2e (Editor's reference)
  • Definition The 5th episode in Y2, 29th of the series overall. Written by Donald James. Directed by Tom Clegg.
    Synopsis
  • Alpha is contacted by the Earth of 2120 (time dilation) via neutrino transmission, indicating a limited window of opportunity for returning Alphans to Earth (more advanced but with severe environmental damage from the prior century). The first attempt with Alphan people goes awry, John, Alan, and Helena on what turns out to be Earth of 1339, where they are captured by Scots who first intend to ransom Helena, then to burn all three when Helena, who has fallen ill, is feared by the Scots to have the plague.
  • Details
  • Tony is given temporary command of Alpha.
  • Story takes place over the course of 72 hours, but it is one of two Y2 episodes not given a Days After Breakaway count.

  • Justice Intro Episodes in which justice was a theme in some manner.
    List
  • "Earthbound" (?)
  • "Voyager's Return": After Voyager 1 accidentally destroyed life on at least one (two?) Sidon worlds, the Chief Justifier, Aarchon, intends to carry out retribution against Earth and then Alpha. The Alphans see it as nothing more than revenge, try to argue Aarchon out of it, but when Aarchon insists, Ernst Queller/Linden, inventor of the Queller Driver responsible for the destruction, flies Voyager 1 towards the Sidon ships and destroys all three along with himself and V1.
  • "End of Eternity": the Alphans free Balor, who claims he was the victim of his short-sided people (the Progrons), but it soon becomes clear he is a murderous, torturing psychopath, and is blown out of an airlock. The Alphans realize they have unintentionally interfered in another world's justice.
  • "The Exiles": The Alphans open what looks like a missile and discover a humanoid in suspended animation. Another is soon freed. They claim to want to help Alpha, but are soon found to have an agenda of their own, wishing to take over their homeworld. The first two are eventually defeated, and the rest of the missiles are pushed out of orbit.
  • "The Rules of Luton": John and Maya pick berries and a flower, and are condemned by three judges as murderers on a planet run by sentient plant life. They are sentenced to trial by combat to the death. Two of their opponents end up dying, despite pleas by John and Maya they did not want to fight. Maya is captured, drawing John out in the open, pleading to take Maya's place, but forced to fight nonetheless. He prevails, but does not kill his opponent, instead turning the tables (with words) on the judges.
  • "Dorzak": the title character, a Psychon, incited violence on peace-loving worlds, and was imprisoned for exile, before he created trouble aboard the transport ship, forcing its captain(?), Sahala, to land on Alpha. She shoots Maya with a staser, on sight, causing Sahala herself a great deal of trouble convincing the Alphans of why Dorzak is imprisoned, in part leading to his eventually being released. He soon starts wreaking havoc and eventually has to be recaptured and returned to imprisonment.

  • Kander See Clive Kander

    Kano See David Kano

    Kerry Keene See Fan Fiction Authors

    Kellett See Episodes Directed by Bob Kellett

    Kelly and
    Melita
    Definition A married couple, last name uncertain (see Details, however). He was killed in a series of events triggered by the Space Brain, leaving Melita a widow.
    Details
  • According to The Catacombs website, the script had Melita as written as Melita Janni, so perhaps that is their shared last name -- but that name is not mentioned on screen.
  • He appeared to be a little older than her.
  • There was no sign given that they had children.

  • Kendo Intro A martial art practiced with bamboo swords, and whose practitioners on Alpha (see Who) are seen wearing protective armor and masks.
    Who
  • John Koenig
  • Luke Ferro (TOA)
  • Maya (evidently, based on her transformation into a kendo fighter in BOW2, but evidently knowing the techniques herself).

  • Kerak See Archanons

    Kevin Connor See Episode Directors

    Koenig See John Koenig

    L Picard Who An Alphan woman, in a red sleeve early in Y2, a brown sleeve later in Y2, and a white sleeve at least once.
    Questions
  • Is she perhaps related to Lew Picard, who died in the first episode of Y2?
  • Notes
  • Maya, in the final episode of Y2, transforms into her, in an unsuccessful attempt of Maya (at Helena's urging) to evade capture by the Dorcons.

  • Laser
    Batteries
    Summary One type of weapon available to defend Alpha. At least two were mounted at the base itself. One seems to be salvaged from a wrecked alien ship (namely a Deltan ship), though it was apparently (re-verify) destroyed by the Dorcons. A larger one (later(?) two) slightly away from the base.
    Episodes
  • "The Metamorph"
  • "Beta Cloud"
  • BOW1: two large laser batteries.
  • "The Dorcons"

  • The
    Last
    Enemy
    Intro 18th episode of the first season. Written by Bob Kellett, who also directed the episode (his sole director role in the series). This is the only episode both written and directed by the same individual.
    Summary The Moon approaches a star system with two planets locked in a single orbit on opposite sides of their common sun. The first is soon remotely detected to be inhabited, followed soon by Sandra detecting the approach of a "powered object" that Kano detects is a collosal battleship. Alpha takes up defensive position and considers a defensive albeit partially pre-emptive strike. Alpha soon finds itself in the middle of a major battle, in two rounds separated by a cease-fire, all the while being fed a mix of (apparently) honest and misleading information from an alien commander, Dione, who "escaped" her damaged ship. The Alphans survive the battle with damage to parts of the base and a few minor injuries, while the other two sides suffer some major damage.
    Plot (Most of the episode's plot is described in Betha vs. Delta: Battle on the Moon — while lead-in elements are mentioned in the first half of the Summary.)
    Details
  • Living quarters of Sandra Benes seen.
  • See Also
  • John and Dione

  • Launch Pad 10 What An Eagle/spaceship launch/landing pad mentioned at least once (e.g. "The Last Enemy", when Dione's capsule lands on it without permission).

    The Law of
    Indirection
    a.k.a.
  • TLOI
  • Disclosure The author of the story described in this entry is the same person as the Editor of this Knowledgebase.
    Definition Released fan fiction which takes place about mid-way through the timeline of Y2. First published in 1995 (print form). Later released on the World Wide Web. Peripherally part of the Bridges and Anchorages fanfic series (being) written by the Editor of this KB, David Welle.
    Intro When an accident kills a group of aliens, the Alphans are blamed and Maya is kidnapped through a transport process that is harrowing to the metamorph. Her abilities prove to be of little use as she struggles to escape the clutches of vengeful aliens who have an unusual conception of justice. She uses every means at her disposal, but the aliens seem able to counter her every clever move; and she finds herself in progressively worse situations. The Alphans are left attempting to determine the cause of Maya's disappearance and to judge the motives of mysterious and uncommunicative aliens whose ships cannot be found and whose worlds remain far beyond Eagle range.
    This story reveals more about Maya's personality, her abilities, and their limitations -- as well as showing aspects of other characters, including a view of a changing Alpha through a Year One guest character's eyes. It shows an alien culture with interesting technologies that seem to foil Maya and leave the other Alphans grasping for explanations. It also details some aspects of the Moon's own strange form of travel.
    Timeline
  • 1040-1044 Days After Breakaway
  • Links
  • Story

  • Lee H. Katzin See Episode Directors

    Lee Russell Who Husband of Helena Russell, lost and presumed dead for five years when he is discovered on Terra Nova.
    Episodes
  • "Matter of Life and Death"
  • Details
  • Was on the Astro 7 mission when it lost contact at some point near Jupiter, entering a close orbit but the heat shields burning up, perhaps from an unknown form of radiation, somehow scattering the astronauts across extrasolar space.
  • Lee (or some image of him) survived, in a matter of speaking, altered and in some senses not life as normally known, for his life readings do not register on Alpha's systems after he is found on an Eagle returning from an exploration mission from Terra Nova. All further information in this entry is about whatever this being actually is (i.e. not necessarily Lee himself).
  • Victor speculated that "perhaps some aspect of that planet's environment might have caused him to adapt, to change in some way, which our instruments can't record."
  • He is capable of generating what look like electrical charges, one of which causes Helena to be propelled across the room.
  • Thermographic scans only show normal heat patterns when Helena is nearby, leading to speculation he's drawing on Helena for some life force.
  • Lee warns the Commander to stay away from the planet, that there is power beyond understanding there, that it would destroy them.
  • He then "dies" (or at least ceases to function in the unusual way he has been to that point), and after some hours(?), his body vanishes, retriggering concerns among some Alphans, especially Victor, about attempting to colonize Terra Nova.
  • He reappears on Terra Nova after all Alphans except Helena have died while attempting to explore Terra Nova, some on the planet, the rest on the Moon when it explodes. Lee reappears to a shocky Helena and offers to restore everything and everyone.
  • Quotes
  • "Lee": "I'm... the image in the mirror. The opposite of myself."
  • "Lee": "I couldn't survive in your world, and you can't survive in mine. That's why you must leave -- now."

  • Lew Who
  • Lew, knocked unconscious in Main Mission during Breakaway.
  • Lew Picard, who died on Psychon.

  • Lew
    Picard
    Who A male Alphan who appears in Command Center and goes to Psychon as a science representative (possibly Science Officer or SO-to-be). He dies on Psychon, vaporized by a reflection of the laser rifle he shoots at a force field there.
    Details
  • Wears a red sleeve.
  • Episodes
  • "The Metamorph"
  • Notes
  • There is a female Alphan whose badge reads L Picard, who is perhaps related to him (e.g. sister? wife?), though no mention is made of such.
  • See Also
  • Lew (those with same first name)
  • Picard (those with same last name)

  • Life
    Support
    Details
  • "Alpha Child": It is stated (by the commander) that: "We can't sustain more people. Our environment here on Alpha is so precariously balanced we can barely support ourselves."
  • "The Exiles": A similar statement is made against accepting large numbers of new people.
  • "The Beta Cloud": an alien attempts to steal the life support system.

  • Lightning Intro Notable Examples of lightning as a meteorological phenomenon.
    Examples
  • "The Rules of Luton": the Judges seem to show some control over weather.
  • "Immunity Syndrome" (? VERIFY): the Being on that world has absolute control over the planet's meteorology. Hits the Re-Entry Glider that Maya is piloting?

  • Linden See Ernst Linden

    Living
    Quarters
    a.k.a.
  • LQ
  • Intro At least a few personal living quarters are shown through the series. Y2 quarters are smaller than Y1 quarters and lack windows, suggesting (story-wise) a defensive move down-levels, including changes for some of the characters whose quarters were seen in Y1. The table is thus divided by season, and secondarily ordered by character name. Character name links are to the character's page. Links to entries about the character's quarters in the # column. Some episode names may be shortened or abbreviated; the list of episodes is not necessarily complete.
    Table
    Who #/Link WhenComments
    Year One
    Helena Russell MOLAD
    Dragon's Domain
    John Koenig Breakaway
    GOP
    Missing Link? Zenno? (needs clarification)
    CC
    Infernal Mach.
    Kelly and Melita Space Brain
    Mike Baxter (link)End of Eternity he died in his quarters
    Paul Morrow Black Sun 'share the music' scene
    Sandra Benes Last Enemy used as guest quarters (Dione).
    Smitty Black Sun
    Tony Cellini Dragon's Domain
    Victor Bergman LQ12 MOLAD Also served as
    his (main?) lab.
    Black Sun
    RATM
    Alpha Child
    Dragon's Domain
    Zoref: Anton&Eva LQ Force of Life
    Year Two
    Caroline Powell Lambda Factor
    Helena Russell OMOH alien-made copy of her quarters
    The Taybor
    John Koenig Exiles
    Taybor? dining scene?
    Lambda Factor
    Maya SOD at least three scenes
    Shermeen Williams MOB
    Tony Verdeschi JTW? maybe not (need to verify)
    MOB
    COTM
    Questions
  • Are someone's quarters seen in TMOA?
  • Is Dorzak given his own (guest?) quarters in that episode?
  • Other
  • Sahala is put in a cell, which appears (unverified) to be a converted, spartan living quarters. However, as it is treated as a cell, so it is not really living quarters, in the opinion of the editor.
  • See Also
  • Cast
  • Episodes

  • Living
    Rock
    Intro Cases where "living rock" of some form or another is encountered.
    List
  • "End of Eternity": Balor's asteroid-sized prison is made of living rock, and has the ability to regenerate (much like Balor), even after being bombarded by "antimatter" and laser. This rock shows no signs of higher mental function.
  • "All that Glisters": This rock apparently puts out readings resembling a valuable mineral to attract attention, then attacks and takes over Tony Verdeschi and later Dave Reilly. Maya attempts to communicate after she transforms into one, but has no success. Koenig(?) comes up with a ruse involving Maya's metamorphic abilities, and a weapon he has had her modify. The rock is defeated, but given some respite in the form of crystals dumped into clouds to generate the rain the rock needs.

  • Lok See Archanons

    Lottery Definition Here in the KB, a catch-all term for various random or non-random drawings where most or all people's names are in a system, computerized or not, where a name is selected at random by human hands, or either at random or via factored analysis by Main Computer. That is, any selection of names where human decision is not a factor.
    List
  • "Black Sun": John "instructed Central Computer to select the people most likely, in every way, to ensure the survival of mankind in space." See Black Sun Lifeboat Eagle.
  • "Earthbound": Selection for one Alphan who can go with the Kaldorians to Earth (of year 2074 -- or later if some time dilation). It is to be an "objective" decision. Needs review: were there criteria? Main Computer ends up (in the end), selecting Simmonds, but by then, he, not knowing computer's eventual selection, had already taken action and took hostages on his way to getting on board.
  • BOW1: Random(?) computer selection for the three Alphans to go on the initial "pilot ship" to Earth, but alien's have enough control of Tony's mind that he reads not the names printed, but names of the aliens' choice.

  • Love Triangle List
  • "Lambda Factor": Sally Martin, Mark Sanders, Carolyn Powell.
  • MOB (not really): Shermeen Williams, Tony Verdeschi, Maya.
  • See Also
  • Couples

  • Love Triangle:
    Sally Martin,
    Mark Sanders,
    Carolyn Powell
    Summary Love triangle involving Sally Martin, Mark Sanders, and Carolyn Powell. The end result of this combined with the unusual influence of the Lambda Variant, and other circumstances, is that the first two end up murdered and the last mind-wiped.
    Details
  • Previous to the episode, Sally and Mark are dating and perhaps engaged, Carolyn makes moves on an apparently interested Mark, and subsequently, Sally and Mark broke up. Sally reportedly saying some "unladylike" things about Mark afterwards.
  • Mark and Carolyn are now involved (and openly affectionate with each other?).
  • At the beginning of the episode, Sally dies under mysterious circumstances.
  • Mark's relationships are soon under scrutiny by command staff (e.g. John and Tony mostly, with Maya as an observer, perhaps also to learn how to investigate such things). Carolyn lies about her role in the breakup of Mark and Sally.
  • Mark suspects Carolyn of some role in Sally's death, and breaks up with her, only to be subsequently murdered by Carolyn. She shows some regret afterwards -- but only to a point.
  • It is discovered Carolyn has murdered both of them?
  • Her psychic and telekinetic powers continue growing, until confronted by Cmdr. Koenig, when some of it washes back against her, wiping her mind.
  • Episodes
  • "Lambda Factor"

  • Love Triangle?
    Shermeen W.,
    Tony Verdeschi,
    and Maya
    Intro A potential love triangle involving Shermeen Williams, Tony Verdeschi, and Maya.
    Details
  • Tony was known to be in a relationship with Maya previously and afterwards. Whether they are at this moment is perhaps subject to Speculation.
  • Shermeen Williams has a crush on Tony, but he does not return the interest.
  • His lack of return makes her more vulernable to the influence of Vindrus, who starts appearing almost immediately after Shermeen gets distraught.
  • Maya shows a lot of tolerance to Shermeen's crush on Tony, perhaps because he's not reciprocating (but see Speculation below). In this timeframe, Maya somewhat cryptically describes her relationship with Tony as a "beautiful friendship."
  • Speculation
  • This is occuring about 200 days after Tony professed his love to Maya but then seemingly retracts some of that shortly afterwards. It is possible their relationship has cooled but they still remain on friendly terms and they are both interested in trying to rebuild the rest of their relationship, but that Shermeen is only aware of some degree of breakup and sees an opportunity there. Then again, crushes are not always "rational" even in that consideration of whether someone's available.
  • Or is their relationship recovered and Maya's simply confident in that and that Tony has no interest in Shermeen?
  • Episodes
  • "A Matter of Balance"
  • See Also
  • Tony and Maya (inc. a timeline in DAB order).

  • LQ12 Meaning Living Quarters #12
    Definition Living quarters (and the/a lab) of Victor Bergman. The name comes from the designation seen on a commpost in the room.
    Details
  • Besides living quarters for Victor, LQ12 also doubles as (one of?) his lab(s), and is seen at least a few times, including during discussion of crises.
  • Contents
  • A violin(?) is seen sitting on a chair in at least one episode.
  • Various electronics are seen, including his well-known electronics spheres (one of which is seen in the opening credits).
  • Clearboard (on which he is seen writing equations)
  • (Unfinished?) Saturn V (?) rocket model.
  • Bed (contoured style?)
  • Pictures on the wall.
  • Speculation
  • It does not seem like he has any other lab of his own. His sleeve denotes visitor status (in his case, a science advisor who is semi-resident even before Breakaway), but it is possible that post-Breakaway, he is given other labs as his own, but still considers LQ12 his central lab. There is nothing, however, to suggest he was given more labs.

  • LSRO See Lunar Science and Research Organization?

    Luke and Anna Intro Couple, comprised of Luke Ferro and Anna Davis.
    Summary Not a couple at the start of the episode, where she, in her sleep on board the Eagle, shifts to rest her head on Luke's shoulder and then wakes up to a look of embarrassment. By the end, however, they have shared visions on Arkadia, and subsequently stolen an Eagle and extorted(?) supplies via kidnapping Dr. Russell, and plan to bring Arkadia back to life. They become sole colonists there, and presumably an involved couple.
    Stories
  • "The Testament of Arkadia"

  • Lunar Science
    and Research
    Organization?
    a.k.a. LSRO
    Summary
  • One of Moonbase Alpha's primary goals was scientific research, and it was (unverified:) presumably this group which was primarily responsible.
  • Notes
  • LSRO is seen on patches on at least some of the moonbase personnel, including on Maya's uniform.

  • Lyra Who An Archanon woman, wife of Pasc and mother of Etrec, their son, commander of an Archanon team (after Pasc, the former commander but suffering Killing Sickness, has to be overpowered), and an ancestor of Maurna.
    Actress Veronica Lang (who also played the character of Lyra's descendent, Maurna).
    Details
  • Her life was a "thousand years" in the past relative to the events of the episode in question. It is not clear if this timing is accurate or just a generalization.
  • A recording of her, after she takes command, is seen by her and Pasc.

  • Maya a.k.a.
  • "Maya, Daughter of Mentor" (used only in certain formal introductions)
  • Miss Maya: used by Taybor
  • Who An alien (Psychon) character in Y2, given sanctuary, a new home, and a role by the Alphans after Psychon, her homeworld, is destroyed ("The Metamorph") and her father Mentor dies with it. She has a keen mind, metamorphic abilities, vivacious personality (including a playful sense of humor), and beauty. Becomes Alpha's Science Officer. Develops a romantic relationship with Tony Verdeschi over time. Sometimes said to be the last of the Psychons. Played by Catherine Schell.
    Details
  • As with all Psychons seen in the series, called herself -- and was called -- by just a single name, except under rare circumstances where she introduced herself as "Maya, Daughter of Mentor."
  • Lived the first part of her life on Psychon, until the planet was destroyed.
  • Maya both saved and was saved by an alien group of lost Earth people known as Alphans, who welcomed her to their base, Moonbase Alpha. ("The Metamorph")
  • Lived the next part of her life on Alpha.
  • Blue eyes; long, auburn hair (usually in an arrangement).
  • Has a unique accent.
  • Described (by Magus) as having an "iron intellect."
  • Strong enough will to eventually throw off the mental influence exerted by the pendant Taybor uses to suppress her will.
  • Emotional, yet adaptive, and a "quick study."
  • See Also
  • Maya's Relatives
  • Maya and... (romance)
  • Maya as a Metamorph
  • Cast
  • Links
  • Metaforms: Image

  • Maya and... Intro Maya and relationships (or potential relationships) of romantic interest (at any level). The List is in roughly chronographic order.
    List
  • While in Helena's form, and at Helena's urging, she kisses John; but this is a practical joke which Helena, with Maya's help, is playing on John, with whom she (Helena) is romantically interested.
  • Dave Reilly makes a pass at her, but she does not make any meaningful response to the effort.
  • Hit on repeatedly (to her total lack of interest) by Taybor, and later kidnapped by him.
  • Develops a romantic relationship with Tony Verdeschi.
  • Magus starts inducing a romantic mood between Maya and John, to the point they are kissing. The attempt is interrupted. See John and Maya in NANE.
  • Notes
  • While still on Psychon, mentions to her father that "They're very attractive" -- which given visual evidence probably refers to John (seen in the comm circuit) and Tony (probably steps into its view briefly at one point). This could be a very general comment, however.

  • Maya as a
    Metamorph
    Intro Details of Maya as a metamorph in the series, including about some limits she (and probably any other metamorph) has.
    Details
  • One-hour limit posited early, in "The Exiles" -- the second episode of the season.
  • Three hours to travel back to Alpha from Tora, that she becomes a plant so that she and John can cycle oxygen and carbon dioxide. This three hours could be argued in 1-2 of 3 different ways: she reverted for brief intervals; or the hour limit applies to animal forms and it works differently with plants; and/or a continuity error in the series.
  • She seems to display limited intelligence while in some forms: fails to guard stun gun after scaring the Exiles is one (of a few?) examples.
  • Dorcons (e.g. Varda) have a device capable of forcing a metamorph to revert, and to outright block molecular transformation, even when in progress.
  • See Also
  • Maya's Transformations

  • Maya as a
    Pilot
    Intro A List of occasions when Maya is seen piloting in whole or part.
    List
  • MOA (640 DAB): appears to be acting as co-pilot of Eagle 1 during a survey mission with Cmdr. Koenig.
  • MOB (1702 DAB): May not mean anything, but when John relinquishes the left-side controls, Maya is then seen getting just starting to get into the seat. Note: There is already a co-pilot (Fraser?).
  • "Space Warp" (1807 DAB): while ill, delirious, and in another form, attempts to launch an Eagle within a bay, causing damage. Demonstrates knowledge of how to start and launch an Eagle, but (presumably due to illness and/or limitations of the form she is in) does it poorly, and with very poor judgement.
  • "The Seance Spectre" (2012 DAB): clearly working the flight controls, as a co-pilot.
  • "The Immunity Syndrome" (2310 DAB): pilot of the Re-Entry Glider.

  • Maya on
    Psychon
    Intro Details of Maya's life on Psychon.
    Details
  • Daughter of Mentor.
  • According to some sources (original source not known to the Editor), born on the 3rd Day of Tayad, 6752, in Manos Province, Psychon.
  • (Unverified:) Implications that she once knew Psychon as it once was, or at least before the planet's environmental cataclysm got so severe as to force most Psychons to leave or go underground. The Editor is not sure if such was indicated in the series itself.
  • Maya knew -- or at least met -- Dorzak, at some point on Psychon, for he recognizes her and she is clearly not surprised by his recognition.
  • Lost her mother (not named in the series) some time years before before the Alphan encounter -- apparently years before, perhaps as Psychon's decline began or hastened.
  • Maya and her father lived in caverns under Psychon's surface for some time at least, apparently for years, most likely a number of years.
  • Familiar with some aspects of Psyche, but kept (by Mentor) unaware of its darker side and uses.
  • Learned the ability of molecular transformation nascent in all Psychons.
  • Verbally pushed by the commander of some aliens held in a cell, she discovers the horrors her father is perpetrating (via Psyche) on aliens in an attempt to Psychon, and frees some imprisoned aliens (four Alphans), one of whom she takes with her to confront her father. That alien, Cmdr. John Koenig, immediately attacks Psyche. Mentor dies in the resulting death-throes of Psychon, even as Maya struggles to save him despite his wanting to be left to die on the planet. She is thus left the last living Psychon on -- and to leave -- her homeworld before its final and total destruction.

  • Maya on
    Alpha
    Intro Details of Maya's life on Moonbase Alpha.
    Details
  • Becomes Alpha's Science Officer.
  • Participated in a number of missions.
  • Able to outpace Alpha's computers (inc. the ones on Eagles), yet is also very talented at using them well, or seemingly any technology.
  • She and Tony fall in love. See Tony and Maya.
  • Uses several different hand-held scanners at different times, but is most frequently seen with one particular type.
  • Sometimes drawn/pushed towards John.
  • On watch in Command Center on some occasions.
  • Met Dorzak again, and found him a very changed, evil man, which leaves her troubled about the nature of the Psychon people.
  • Apparently learns kendo (a martial art) from someone, perhaps John Koenig, given that Maya transforms into a masked kendo fighter in BOW2.
  • Talks with people who are on Earth, at one point. It does not seem like they ever saw her on video. (JTW)
  • Nearly killed on Luton; saved by John Koenig.
  • Nearly murdered by Carolyn Powell; saved by John and Tony.
  • Captured and nearly turned into a living husk by Dorcons. Saved by Commander Koenig.
  • Becomes a pilot of Alphan spacecraft.
  • Observer in an investigation of the mysterious death (later known to be a murder) of Sally Martin in a love triangle.
  • See Also
  • Maya's Missions
  • Maya and... (romance)

  • Maya on
    Watch
    Duty
    Intro Maya is on watch in CC on at least a few occasions.
    List
  • MOB (1702 DAB): John is conversing with Tony while the latter recovers from being knocked out. Maya contacts John to inform him that Eagle 1 has launched without authorization.
  • "Bringers of Wonder" (BOW1?), ~1915+ DAB
  • "Immunity Syndrome": John, Tony, and Alan on planet, Helena elsewhere for one scene.

  • Maya's
    Missions
    Intro A List of missions in which Maya participated.
    List
  • "All that Glisters": nearly killed by indigenous rock life-form.
  • "The Rules of Luton": sentenced (with John) by combat to the death against three aliens, after they destroy life on the planet.
  • (Unverified:) "The Mark of Archanon": little-seen exploratory mission (with Koenig?) in asteroid field?
  • "Brian the Brain"
  • NANE: appointed to mission by Magus, while Koenig eventually relents to the choices made by Magus.
  • "The AB Chrysalis": to seek out source of deadly explosions.
  • "Seed of Destruction": she "mutinies" with Tony to fly to the asteroid(?) to try discovering what happened there. Nearly shot down on fake Koenig's orders.
  • "A Matter of Balance"
  • BOW2: flies in Eagle 5 with John and Tony to try stopping Carter and Ehrlich from, under the mind control of enemy aliens, setting a nuclear trigger (?) to blow up nearby dumps. During (?) the flight, provides information and speculation. She winches down from the Eagle to rescue John, who has been subdued by Carter and Ehrlich, transforms into a larren, and does so. She ends up injuring Ehrlich (oxygen loss from spacesuit tank) but after reverting, applies a patch, gets him winched up to the Eagle, winches up herself, and cares for him after reverting, while also continuing to providing vital information/speculation to John.
  • "The Seance Spectre": Exploration of Tora "weather-belt" (nebula); crash-landing; saved Koenig and herself by transforming into Eagle-filling plant, to recycle limited air supply.
  • "The Seance Spectre": Support role on Eagle as Koenig set nuclear trigger; shot at Sanderson with laser but injured as Sanderson shot at Eagle and knocked her against opposite wall of Eagle.
  • "The Immunity Syndrome": pilots Re-Entry Glider onto the planet (with Helena).

  • Maya's
    Relatives
    Intro Known relatives of Maya.
    List
  • Father: Mentor (per "The Metamorph"), died on Psychon, as it began its final destruction.
  • Mother: died on Psychon years before (per "The Rules of Luton").
  • Brother: not named in the series. Apparently the first, with a thousand others, leave Psychon on a ship as the world declined. (Other ships followed, numbers unstated.) He was on Psychon's (unverified:) High Scientific Council, and was presumably older than Maya, perhaps (speculation:) much older.

  • Maya's
    Scanner
    Summary An unnamed type of hand-held scanner seen most frequently in Maya's hands in Y2. (She uses other scanners at times, but this seems to be the one she uses the most.) This scanner has a parabolic dish similar to one seen in Y1 (e.g. "The Full Circle") but is larger and of a different configuration.
    Details
  • At least one other character (e.g. John?) is seen using the same type of scanner later in Y2.
  • It first appeared in Y2, so it was perhaps designed by her.
  • Stories
  • "The Exiles" (403+): Maya uses it to scan a "missile" (Exile pod). Able to scan for (lack of) electrical activity, heat emission, guidance capacity no longer functioning.
  • "The AB Chrysalis" (1288+): one being used by John is destroyed and abandoned on the chlorine planet's moon. A second is used by Alan. In this episode, the scanner is used to check for life forms, no/safe atmosphere, and radiation(?), at least.
  • "A Matter of Balance"? (1702)

  • Maya's
    Transforms
    (Intro)
    Intro Lists of molecular transformations -- full or partial -- of Maya, listed by episode. While reversions (to her actual humanoid form) are acts of transformation as well, each Table lists the alternate forms she started or completed transformation to. Some episode titles are shortened or abbreviated. Some column headings are links to other entries 'sorted' (in some manner) on that column's information. Some cases where "humor" is noted as her apparent purpose include mention of the primary target of the humor, in parentheses.
    Key
  • EpCt = Episode counters: Editor's / in Y2
  • ( ) in the "Into What" column = incomplete or partial
  • DAB = Days After Breakaway at the start of the episode (i.e. not necessarily when she transformed)
  • "lizard" = lizard-like biped
  • "gorilla" = a rather alien-looking gorilla
  • Alsatian = German Shepherd (dog)
  • Rottw. = Rottweiler (dog)
  • Ty = Type of transformation, as follows...
  • F(ull)
  • p(artial) = only part of her changes
  • b(egun) but does not complete (stops it herself or stopped)
  • ^ = directly from prior alter-form
  • ~ = what the Editor terms a "superficial" transformation (one where she doesn't have a living being in proximity, but apparently goes off of visual sight/image only).
  • - = no image at all (made up)
  • \ = forced out of form (by Dorcon anti-metamorph device, or knocked unconscious by stun gun)
  • See Also
  • Maya's Transforms (by Episode, in DAB order)
  • Maya's Transforms (by Lifeform)
  • Maya's Transforms (by Episode, Compact List)
  • Maya's Transforms (Miscellaneous)
  • Maya's Transforms (Conclusions)
  • Maya as a Metamorph (some other general notes)

  • Maya's
    Transforms
    (by Episode,
    in DAB order)
    Intro Maya's transformations, by episode in Days After Breakaway (DAB). The two episodes where DAB is not known are kept in production order between two episodes whose DAB's are known. Episodes where Maya does not transform or is only shown by flashback are not listed. BOW2's nonsensical DAB is ignored. For a key to the column entries, see the Maya's Transformations entry. This entry is one the Editor considers the main list, with more detail than the rest which follow.
    Table
    EpCt Episode DAB Into... Ty Purpose
    2a/01Metamorph 0342lioness
     
    F practice?
    F playful greeting *
    (John) b ~humor (Mentor)
    dove F fast movement
    kestrel F trying to escape
    Koenig, to save
    her father
    Alsatian dog F
    gorilla F ^
    2b/02The Exiles 0403"gorilla" F help Alphan
    Helena F humor (John) *
    panther F \scare enemy *
    hag F -humor (Tony)
    2c/03OMOH 0515(hair change) p change hairstyle
    parrot F fast movement
    beetle F get under shield
    2d/04ATG 0565living
    rock
    F try communicate
    F distraction ploy?
    2e/05JTW ----Mr. Hyde F ~humor (Tony)
    2f/06The Taybor ----(alien hand) p repel advance
    dog (white) F trying to escape
    from Taybor after
    being kidnapped
    weasel F ^
    slatternly self F - *
    2g/07Rules of Luton 0892kestrel F search
    for enemy
    F
    F obtain water *
    dog (Rottw.) F sniff out enemy
    lion F defend John
    2j/10NANE 1095owl F survey *
    fan-eyed biped F defend Helena(?)
    2i/09Brian the Brain1150mouse F snuck in by John
    Capt. Michael F ~confuse Brian
    2l/12COTM 1196dog (Alsatian) F defend Tony
    tiger F find Osgoods
    2k/11AB Chrysalis 1288Kreno biped F rescue Alan *
    2n/14Beta Cloud 1503mouse F travel airvents
    lizard-head F defend Tony *
    Kreno biped F distraction ploy *
    bee F shortcircuit enemy
    2m/13SOD 1608Cranston F clandestine retrieve
    "lizard" F get past guard
    2o/15MOB 1702fox F evade, come to aid
    spider monkey F climb pyramid
    Shermeen F deceive Vindrus
    2p/16Space Warp 1807scale-face
    biped
    b (incomplete try)
    F fever-induced
    attempts to
    return to Psychon
    *
    male Psychon F ^ *
    bug-eye biped F ^ *
    2q/17BOW1 1912Kreno biped F annoyance
    beetle F travel airvent
    green "lizard" F defend self
    kendo fighter F defend Tony, self *
    2r/18BOW2 enemy alien F gather intel *
    larren F defend John *
    2u/21Dorzak 2009hamster F demonstration
    Sahala F gather intel
    Dorzak F forced by Dorzak
    2t/20Seance Spectre 2012vine-like plant F save John, self *
    "lizard" F defend self
    child self(?) F free self (trapped)
    2s/19Lambda Factor 2308"gorilla" F save Alan
    tiger F defend Alphans
    chimpanzee F forced by
    Carolyn
    caterpillar F ^ *
    2x/24The Dorcons 2409L. Picard F \hide in plain sight
    (dove) b \attempt to flee
    green "lizard" F defend John *
    * Notes
  • 2a (lioness): she apparently does not realize predatory nature of creature, and obviously does not know he would recognize it.
  • 2b (Helena): the humor was apparently instigated by Helena, to tease John; Maya was a little hesitant at first.
  • 2b (panther): once in the animal form, she apparently no longer retains enough of her mind to recognize the enemy is going for the weapon.
  • 2f (slatternly self): threatens to "lock" herself in form, as a bluff (given one-hour limit)
  • 2g (kestrel): Captured the third time in this form. Caged, almost to the point of her limit/death.
  • 2j (owl): forced down by Magus and then released, unrecognized (until after the fact)
  • 2k (Kreno): this creature is able to breathe chlorine, chokes in oxygen/nitrogen atmosphere.
  • 2n (Kreno): this time she apparently holds breath against oxygen (or does not breath it too deeply)
  • 2n (lizard): same as in prior episode?
  • 2p (scale-face): attempts to fly an Eagle; very close to one-hour limit, but Medical fears her alter dying before she reverts.
  • 2p (male Psychon): clearly not Mentor (or meant to be Mentor played by another actor; but even eyebrows are different?)
  • 2p (bug-eye): vacuum resistant, but running out of presumed oxygen store even before reversion; brought back into air, now facing one hour limit
  • 2q (fighter): evidently learned kendo from someone at a prior point.
  • 2r (enemy): has difficulty reverting
  • 2r (larren): a different vacuum-resistent bipedal creature
  • 2s (caterpillar): while in this form, nearly murdered twice by Carolyn, once by crushing, once by suffocation
  • 2t (plant): three hour flight; presumably reverted twice (most likely).
  • 2x (lizard): same as in BOW1.
  • Comments
  • The case of her being trapped in a cage (in "Rules of Luton") and being unable to shift directly to another form is sometimes cited as a contradiction to her shifting from dog to gorilla in "The Metamorph" and from dog to weasel in "The Taybor" -- but it is notable that she is in a much smaller form on Luton. Perhaps there is a subtle size limit of some kind that allows direct transforms if she's trapped but as a larger form in a larger cage, but doesn't if she's trapped as a smaller form in a smaller cage. (If so, it would have been nice if this were stated somehow on screen, and the above is just speculation, so take it as you will.)

  • Maya's
    Transforms
    (by Lifeform)
    Intro Maya's transformations, by lifeform, first by general group, then a more specific type. For a key to the column entries, see the Maya's Transformations entry.
    Table
    Kind Into... EpCt Episode DABPurpose
    insect caterpillar 2s/19Lambda Factor 2308forced by Carolyn
    beetle 2q/17BOW1 1912travel airvent
    beetle 2c/03OMOH 0515get under shield
    bee 2n/14Beta Cloud 1503shortcircuit enemy
    bird dove 2a/01Metamorph 0342fast movement
    2x/24The Dorcons 2409attempt to flee
    kestrel 2a/01Metamorph 0342escape attempt
    2g/07Rules of Luton 0892search for enemy
    obtain water
    parrot 2c/03OMOH 0515fast movement
    owl 2j/10NANE 1095survey
    rodent mouse 2i/09Brian the Brain1150snuck in by John
    2n/14Beta Cloud 1503travel airvents
    hamster 2u/21Dorzak 2009demonstration
    weasel 2f/06The Taybor ----escape attempt
    feline lion(ess) 2a/01Metamorph 0342practice?
    playful greeting
    2g/07Rules of Luton 0892defend John
    panther 2b/02The Exiles 0403scare enemy
    tiger 2l/12COTM 1196find Osgoods
    2s/19Lambda Factor 2308defend Alphans
    canid fox 2o/15MOB 1702evade, come to aid
    dog (Alsatian) 2a/01Metamorph 0342escape attempt
    2l/12COTM 1196defend Tony
    dog (white) 2f/06The Taybor ----escape attempt
    dog (Rottw.) 2g/07Rules of Luton 0892sniff out enemy
    primate spider monkey 2o/15MOB 1702climb pyramid
    chimpanzee 2s/19Lambda Factor 2308forced by Carolyn
    gorilla 2a/01Metamorph 0342escape attempt
    "gorilla" 2b/02The Exiles 0403help Alphan
    "gorilla" 2s/19Lambda Factor 2308save Alan
    "Terran" Mr. Hyde 2e/05JTW ----humor (Tony)
    hag 2b/02The Exiles 0403humor (Tony)
    kendo fighter 2q/17BOW1 1912defend Tony, self
    Terran Capt. Michael 2i/09Brian the Brain1150confuse Brian
    Alphan (John) 2a/01Metamorph 0342humor (Mentor)
    Helena 2b/02The Exiles 0403humor (John)
    Cranston 2m/13SOD 1608clandestine retrieve
    Shermeen 2o/15MOB 1702deceive Vindrus
    L. Picard 2x/24The Dorcons 2409hide in plain sight
    Psychon (hair change) 2c/03OMOH 0515change hairstyle
    child self(?) 2t/20Seance Spectre 2012free self (trapped)
    slatternly self2f/06The Taybor ----escape attempt
    male Psychon 2p/16Space Warp 1807delirious escape
    Dorzak 2u/21Dorzak 2009forced by Dorzak
    Croton Sahala gather intel
    bipedal
    reptile
    Kreno 2k/11AB Chrysalis 1288rescue Alan
    2n/14Beta Cloud 1503distraction ploy
    2q/17BOW1 1912annoyance
    green "lizard" defend self
    2x/24The Dorcons 2409defend John
    fan-eyed 2j/10NANE 1095defend Helena(?)
    "lizard" 2n/14Beta Cloud 1503defend Tony
    2m/13SOD 1608get past guard
    lizard-head 2t/20Seance Spectre 2012defend self
    other
    biped
    scale-face 2p/16Space Warp 1807(incomplete try)
    delirious escape
    attempt (ill)
    bug-eye
    larren 2r/18BOW2 1912defend John
    various
    others
    (alien hand) 2f/06The Taybor ----repel advance
    enemy alien 2r/18BOW2 1912gather intel
    vine-like plant2t/20Seance Spectre 2012save John, self
    living
    rock
    2d/04ATG 0565try communicate
    distraction ploy?

    Maya's
    Transforms
    (by Episode,
    Compact List)
    Intro Maya's transformations, by episode. in a compact listing with less detail. Incomplete or halted transformations are listed in parentheses. All Y2 episodes are listed, in production order, most by shortened name.
    Key
  • F, b, p = see Key in Maya's Transforms entry.
  • = (total transforms in episode, full or partial)
  • Table
    # Episode F bp = Into...
    2aMetamorph 610 7lioness*2, (John), dove, dog, kestrel, gorilla
    2bThe Exiles 400 4"gorilla", Helena, panter, hag
    2cOMOH 201 3(hair change), parrot, beetle
    2dATG 200 2living rock
    2eJTW 100 1Mr. Hyde
    2fThe Taybor 301 4(alien hand), dog, weasel, slatternly self
    2gRules of Luton 500 5kestrel*3, dog, lion
    2hMOA 000 0
    2iBrian the Brain 200 2mouse, Capt. Michael
    2jNANE 200 2owl, fan-eyed biped
    2kAB Chrysalis 100 1Kreno biped
    2lCOTM 200 2dog, tiger
    2mSOD 200 2Cranston, "lizard"
    2nBeta Cloud 400 4mouse, "lizard", Kreno biped, bee
    2oMOB 300 3fox, spider monkey, Shermeen
    2pSpace Warp 310 4male Psychon, bipeds: scale-face, bug-eye *
    2qBOW1 400 4Kreno, beetle, green "lizard", kendo fighter
    2rBOW2 200 2enemy alien, larren
    2sLambda Factor 400 4"gorilla", tiger, chimpanzee, caterpillar
    2tSeance Spectre 300 3vine-like plant, "lizard", child self(?)
    2uDorzak 300 3hamster, Sahala, Dorzak
    2vDevil's Planet *
    2wImmun. Syn. 000 0
    2xThe Dorcons 210 3L. Picard, (dove), green "lizard"
    6032 65
    * Notes
  • 2p: Maya started turning into the scale-face biped early on, later fully transformed into it.
  • 2u: Maya not in episode except by flashback (inc. a shift?), which is not counted here.

  • Maya's
    Transforms
    (Miscellaneous)
    Intro Some miscellaneous information about Maya's transformations. The Not list indicates transformations which never made it to the released episodes, and is thus not canon or counted; listed only for curiosity value.
    Other
  • Opening credits (all episodes of Y2) use the following in a close-up of her eye: white dog, hawk-like bird (kestrel?), tiger, and then Maya herself, spinning to face forward.
  • 2e/05: Journey to Where: mention is made of an earlier case -- before the episode probably -- where she changed into an eel.
  • None
  • 2h/08: The Mark of Archanon: Maya only briefly in episode; no transformations.
  • 2v/22: Devil's Planet: Maya not in episode (except via flashback).
  • 2w/23: Immunity Syndrome: no transformations.
  • Not
  • 2a: She was scripted to turn into an orange tree.
  • 2o: Scripted to transform into a human -- Catherine Schell herself without the Maya makeup.
  • 2t: Scripted/filmed transforming into a woman model, footage cut in editing.

  • Maya's
    Transforms
    (Conclusions)
    Intro Some conclusions about Maya's transformations.
    Conclusions
  • 65 transforms (full or partial). Of these, 5 are partial or non-complete transformations.
  • An additional transformation is mentioned in "Journey to Where" -- but is not counted here, in part because it is not shown and in part because its timing is not clear.
  • Typically 2-4 transforms (full or partial) per episode, except 1 episode where she is not present and 2 where she does not transform (see None in the miscellaneous entry) , "The Metamorph" where there are 7, and "The Rules of Luton" where there are 5.

  • Magazines Intro Science fiction or other magazines (not fanzines) which had some S19 content at some point or another.
    List
  • Starlog: numerous early issues
  • TV Zone: at least a few issues
  • Star Warp v1#2 (Jun'78)
  • Look-in: for younger readers
  • Starburst
  • Century 21
  • Space Wars: v2#3 (Jun'78): "The Girls of Space: 1999"
  • TV Serien (25.2.1994): German-language general television magazine with 1-page Catherine Schell article, with a Maya picture and recent pictures of CS, including one apparently with her husband Bill Hays.
  • Time Screen ("The Magazine of British Telefantasy") Revised #7 (Summer 1993): 6-page article on Year One (Year Two was to follow in a later issue). Cover picture of John and Helena, him holding her somewhat protectively.

  • Magus a.k.a. (All of these were claimed by Magus:)
  • the Creator (later found to be a false claim)
  • "I was Simon Magus, who offered to buy the Nazarene's powers from his apostles."
  • Merlin
  • Nostradamus
  • "I was the magician in ancient Egypt who contended in magic with Moses."
  • Summary Arrives on Alpha claiming to be the Creator, and offering another chance to mankind. Invites four Alphans -- John, Maya, Helena, and Tony to New Earth, only to cut off these Alphans from the rest on the Moon. The trapped Alphans soon realize he is a fraud, but still one with considerable power. He attempts to coerce John and Maya to pair off, as well as Tony and Helena, as a form of genetic experimentation. This attempt is interrupted by a battle between two creatures, leading to the Alphans to discovering Magus "is the last in a line of cosmic magicians" who "could perform miracles through physics" (according to a victim of earlier genetic experimentation). The Alphans begin to realize the source and limitations of his power, and that it is based on his directly absorbing light energy. When they trap him in the dark, he loses his power, and the Alphans escape while New Earth explodes around Magus.
    Details
  • Light Decelerator provides him with considerable powers, based on physics.
  • Notes
  • Despite -- or maybe due to -- to the power it takes to hold New Earth together against gravitational disruption from the Moon, he has to strain to hold Eagle 1 down. Speculation: Perhaps his abilities rapidly fall off with distance from him, and he has to fight harder.
  • Stories
  • New Adam New Eve

  • Magus's
    Abilities
    Intro Magus has considerable powers largely due to the energy provided by what Maya identifies as a Light Decelerator. The abilities are Listed below. Some may be different manifestations of the same ability, but are listed separately at the moment until the Editor can sort them out a little better.
    List
  • Atomic Dispersal, which he uses on Eagle 4.
  • Force Field, which he uses to confine (though not completely) the Alphans within a glade.
  • Holographic Projection
  • Instant transport of: himself to various places; Eagle 4 to New Earth; platters of food and/or drink (?), an "old-fashioned" feast table (?), a woman (though she may be a solid hologram?), etc. (?) = could have been generated on the spot rather than transported? When he transports himself, a gust of wind usually(?) occurs, and sometimes(?) a display of light patterns. Other things appear or disappear abruptly or (e.g. Eagle 4) via fade in/out.
  • Disrupts Alpha's computers?
  • Either destroys an Eagle or makes it appear (either on the pad or just the Big Screen) to be destroyed.
  • Holds New Earth together against the gravitational force of the Moon.
  • Prevents Eagle 1 from launching.
  • Projects laser bolts from a holograph, both projected from the other side of the planet.
  • Uses a laser bolt (?) against Tony, injuring him.
  • Magnetic field cocoons, used to pair off the four Alphans in the way he wants.
  • Ability to induce emotional changes in others, or at least initiate a romatic mood in them. This ability appears to be strong but not omnipotent either, for he supplements it with other triggers.
  • Long distance sound projection, both of his voice, and of music (the latter to further his attempt to induce the pair bonds he wants in the four Alphans).

  • "Main
    Computer"
    Meanings
  • Alpha's primary computer system
  • Name of a long-running fanzine.

  • Main
    Computer
    a.k.a.
  • MC
  • Computer
  • Central Computer (e.g. "Black Sun")
  • Master Computer (in "Breakaway")
  • X5? (labeled such on some panels; but not used in verbal references?)
  • Mark 5?
  • Definition Moonbase Alpha's primary computer system, a massive mainframe (or perhaps supercomputer?) system with banks, terminals, and other forms of interface located all over the base.
    Details
  • Marked as an X5 (?).
  • Most frequently seen being interfaced with in either Main Mission in Y1 or Command Center in Y2.
  • The main processor(s) and hardware maintenance banks (?) were in a separate, windowless(?) room elsewhere on base.
  • Managed by David Kano in Y1 and Maya in Y2.
  • Can be put on 'Essential Services Program' (minimum capacity). ("Black Sun").
  • Not long before the Moon enters the "Black Sun", shuts itself down.
  • In Y1, has an artificial voice (somewhat computer-like but somewhat feminine). As far as the Editor is aware, did not use one in Y2 (story-oriented speculation: damaged program?).
  • Heard on board Eagles as well, including in Y2? (e.g. MOA?)
  • See Also
  • "Main Computer"

  • Main
    Computer
    (fanzine)
    a.k.a.
  • MC
  • Intro A long-running periodical fanzine, subtitled "Newsletter of the International Space: 1999 Alliance"
    Timeframe
  • Apparently began in 1978.
  • Was running through at least December 1988.

  • Main
    Mission
    a.k.a.
  • MM
  • Definition Primary command location before Breakaway and for some time (Y1) after as well, until it is abandoned for a deeper command location (Y2's Command Center).
    Details
  • MM panel lighting shifts from white to orange during alert conditions and/or low power situations (the Editor is not sure which), in at least two cases: "War Games" and "The Last Enemy"

  • Malic See Dorcons

    Malice: 1999 Intro A short film that takes two characters from Malice -- The Webseries (which is a gothic story, not science fiction) and places them in the S19 universe. Not an episode of Malice itself, and not really a crossover either, but rather an "apocryphal" character 'what if.'
    Statements
  • Created for the Alpha: 2012 convention, after one of its con committee members found two unrelated science fiction shorts from the same producers, including "Alpha Attack" (which is based on S19).
  • At that convention, there was a mini-panel showing it, discussing it, and discussing the actual Malice series. More is in the Editor's convention report (see Links, then look for it later in Friday, September 14, 2012).
  • Phil Cook was the producer. He was inspired into film production by S19.
  • Mark Hyde, who played the father character, was a big fan of S19.
  • Brittany Martz, who played the daughter character, "was turned off by science fiction as a child" (her father was a big Star Trek fan). Phil showed her some S19 clips and then she got interested in the project.
  • Links
  • Malice -- The Webseries (official site)
  • Alpha: 2012 Convention Report (elsewhere here in Metaforms)
  • Warnings
  • SPOILERS follow! You may want to check whether or not this is available on YouTube, koldkast.tv (sp?), or elsewhere.
  • Plot
  • A wing of Hawks flies, on a target practice exercise, over the Moon's surface. One Hawk is piloted by the father character from the main Malice series.
  • On board the Spacedock orbiting the Moon, is Alice, his daughter -- also from Malice. In this story, she is instead one of the crew of Spacedock, and caretaker to the Metaprobe that is awaiting a crew currently dying on the Moon.
  • From their different vantage points, they watch Breakaway unfold, and we see the Moon blasting away from Earth, Area Two acting like an engine. The other Hawks in the wing doing target practice are destroyed, while the father's barely makes it out.
  • Early in this, Alice, as Spacedock is falling apart around her, evacuated to the Metaprobe, which she launched away from the exploding dock. She eventually regains control back out of the Metaprobe's spinning.
  • Both surviving ships are pulled partway along, too far to return to Earth.
  • Father and daughter rendezvous. The Hawk ends up docked to the Metaprobe, the latter turning up the engines to try to reach the Moon, which is about where the short story ends. With a perhaps fully-stocked Metaprobe and a warship in their hands, one is left wondering if they can eventually catch up with Alpha.
  • Opinions
  • This struck the Editor as a clever perspective and nicely done overall. It was probably the first time he saw a video imagining of the Breakaway "engine"-like behavior from a distance.

  • Mama
    Verdeschi
    Intro As stated by an alien masquerading as Guido Verdeschi and extrapolating from Tony's memories of his mother, this is how "Mama" Verdeschi might have reacted to certain things.
    Details
  • Would likely cook a huge mound of pasta and sauce on Tony's return to Earth.
  • Quotes
  • Tony: "How did she take it? When the news broke out that we'd blown out?"
  • Guido, in reply: "Three days of weeping, and then two days of phoning the White House to demand action."
  • Tony, in response: "Oh boy, that's Mama."

  • The Mark of
    Archanon
    a.k.a.
  • Mark of Archanon
  • MOA
  • Intro 8th episode of second season, 32nd overall. Written by Lew Schwartz (his only episode). Directed by Charles Crichton. Filmed concurrently with "The Rules of Luton".
    Plot
  • Cmdr. Koenig and Maya are on Eagle 1, on a survey mission for at least two days. Tony is in temporary command.
  • Alan and Andy "Bluey" Johnson are scouting in the Catacombs, when they uncover a force-field covered cabinet bearing a Flammon ("Death Glow") symbol, with two intact bodies inside, which is later exposed during further rock collapse. The Alphans feel compelled to rescue the two males, one adult and one child inside.
  • They later awake, the alien man explaining he is an Archanon ("Peacebringer"), a race name Maya recognizes from legends. Pasc claims a prior, long-ago attempt to visit Earth failed because Earth's inate violence got to the Archanon team and mutiny occurred.
  • However, the Alphans have access to the control / "power unit" of the cabinet. Pasc is subtly evasive about its individual controls, and avoiding Medical with the intent to steal an Eagle, and it becomes clear something is wrong with them, for Pasc has urges to kill, and Etrec knows this.
  • Helena discovers Pasc has some active virus, and Etrec a dormant form.
  • Pasc plots to get away, making one attempt that fails with no great notice. A later, more violent attempt starts. Etrec is unwilling to participate in Pasc's escalating violence, despite signs the urge is starting within himself too.
  • Eventually, the Alphans discover a visual log system on the control/power unit, revealing Pasc and Etrec were not imprisoned due to mutiny led by Lyra (Pasc's wife and Etrec's mother), but that she, distraught, had to leave them there due to their contracting Killing Sickness, uncurable.
  • Pasc kidnaps Helena and commandeers Eagle 3, but cannot take off and threatens her life. Etrec, however, not wanting the Killing Sickness, injures himself trying to remove the symbol of it, and Pasc thinks Etrec is dying, and finally surrenders to give Etrec a blood transfusion that can save his life and remove the sickness.
  • Earlier, the Alphans unknowingly activated a transmitter on the power unit, and an Archanon ship arrives, one of them (its captain or commander?), Maurna, urgently requesting landing, which after Tony gets an explanation that jibs with recent incidents, and he grants permission.
  • This dooms Pasc, however: Archanons cannot lose more than a very small amount of blood before their physiology is fatally compromised, which an arriving Archanon leader, Maurna, reveals is the reason the Killing Sickness cannot be cured, because the only known means is just as fatal.
  • Pasc dies, and his body, and the now-cured Etrec are will return to Archanon.
  • Details
  • The Catacombs are being scouted for dylenide (crystals). Reason unknown (?), but presumably yet another of the resource needs Alpha has.
  • Tony and Helena both recognized the geometric symbol on the statis chamber as the Flammon -- the "Death Glow" -- which they saw on an earlier mission to Crom II. See Flammon for more detail and speculation on this and in regard to both the Croms and Archanons.
  • Alan befriends Etrec, including teaching him some football(?). Etrec is distraught that Pasc seemingly kills (?) Alan, and chooses to stay with Alan and the Alphans than go with Pasc when the latter holds Helena hostage to (successfully) get to Eagle 3.
  • Other than some brief communications, John (pilot) and Maya (apparent co-pilot) are seen little. They are frequently in danger from a meteor storm, and Eagle 3 was put on standby, on a pad, in case the two got in trouble. This made Eagle 3 most susceptable to Pasc's attempt to steal transport off Alpha, using Helena as a hostage to get to it, and threatening her life to try to get the Eagle released for launch.
  • Etrec uses his father's actual name at all times, not "Father" or "my father." (Note: Maya has mixed references, sometimes using father/Father and sometimes Mentor.)
  • Yasko is Tony's main operative in Command Center.
  • Maurna is already aware of the name of Moonbase Alpha as her ship arrives; but it is entirely possible her ship intercepted earlier communications between Alpha and Eagle 1.

  • Married
    Couples
    Intro Of a number of couples shown or mentioned in the series, some were noted as being married at some point. This List will include past marriages, and marriages in alternate realities.
    List
  • John and Jean: married. She died in the 1987 war.
  • Kelly and Melita: married.
  • Anton and Eva Zoref: married.
  • John Koenig and Helena Russell: alternate reality.
  • Bill and Annette Fraser: married about two months before the Psychon encounter.
  • Patrick and Michelle Osgood: married by the time of COTM.
  • Paul and Sandra: alternate reality (in ATAP), where they have at least two children.
  • Alan and Regina Carter: alternate reality only (in ATAP). She was left a widow about five years before eventually dying when her doppleganger reaches orbit.

  • A Matter
    of Balance
    a.k.a.
  • AMOB
  • Matter of Balance
  • MOB
  • 2o (Editor's episode counter)
  • Intro 15th episode of second season, 39th overall. Written by Pip Baker and Jane Baker (their only episode). Directed by Charles Crichton.

    Matter of
    Life and
    Death
    a.k.a.
  • MOLAD
  • MoLaD
  • Definition Second episode (in production order) of Y1. Written by Johnny Byrne; directed by Charles Crichton. Note: Those two were the most prolific in their respective roles in S19 series production. This and "The Metamorph" are the only episodes they were both credited.
    Summary Helena's husband, Lee Russell, long thought lost on the Astro 7 mission, is found on board an initial Eagle expedition to a planet dubbed Terra Nova. There are doubts this is really Lee Russell, especially as it becomes unclear what he even is, giving strange medical readings, and being the apparent source of intense electrical disturbances, one of which injures Helena. He issues warnings not to settle the planet, then "dies" (though it is unclear whether he was even alive in the usual sense). Despite the warnings, a second mission is sent to the planet, and despite early promise, is soon totally beset by disaster, but restored by a surprise second appearance of what Helena finds out is (and was earlier in the episode) a sort of 'reflection' of the former Lee Russell. He restores all that she lost minutes before, and attempts to settle Terra Nova end.
    Details
  • First expedition never landed?
  • Comments
  • Was this really written to be the second episode of the series? Some of the Quotes listed here (some adapted from The Catacombs) seem to hint at prior post-Breakaway events, like there may have been prior expeditions, and/or development between John and Helena. Perhaps there are other such hints. I keep this listed in the production order, however, even though I have doubts this makes sense, storywise.
  • Quotes
  • Parks, on good initial readings of Terra Nova: "Sir, you're not going to believe this, but I think we've made it this time." [Have there been prior expeditions? Also see Comments above.]
  • Koenig, as he lay dying in front of Helena: "Helena.... We... we almost made it. You and... and I...." [Has a romantic relationship already developed? Or is this some quiet 'love at first sight' hope that he simply expresses as he lay dying? Also see Comments above.]
  • Threads
  • Dec. 1997: Episode by Episode discussion

  • Matters of Trust See Six (Trilogy)

    Maurna Who An Archanon woman, "of Lyra's line" perhaps a "thousand years" descended. Arrives to warn Alpha after Archanon systems pick up a signal from the control / "power unit" of a stasis chamber which had been holding Pasc and Etrec.
    Actress Veronica Lang (who also played the character of Maurna's ancestor, Lyra).
    Details
  • Perhaps captain or commander of the ship that brings her to Moonbase Alpha. She arrives just in time to see Pasc, perhaps an ancestor as well, die, after he gave what (unbeknowst to Alpha's Medical Center) a fatal amount of blood in an attempt to save/cure Etrec of Killing Sickness.
  • Maurna came to warn Alpha. At first, she regretfully refuses to take Etrec back, but Helena informs Maurna that Etrec is cured, and Maurna is then willing.

  • MBA See Moonbase Alpha

    Meals Intro Cases where Alphans (or others) are seen eating, formally or informally.
    List
  • MOLAD: John and Helena trying some food and water on Terra Nova, while Alphans back in Main Mission watch.
  • "The Taybor": Taybor asks if he can share a meal with Alphans. He, John, Helena, Tony, and Maya eat, the two women in non-uniform dresses (Maya in her Psychon dress).
  • OMOH: on Vega, Helena and Tony were brought a meal, but of rather foul-tasting food, with the Vegans trying to get a rise out of the Alphans.
  • Luton: Either Maya or John picks and eats some berries (while the other picks some leaves), precipitating conflict with the planet's rulers (the Judges of Luton).
  • MOA: Alan references hamburgers, but then mentions they are "a little bit mixed up with hydroponic soy...."
  • "Dorzak": Sahala, when in detention, is brought a meal by Alan.
  • Notes
  • Brian the Brain asks if he can visit for lunch. This was before the Alphans discovered he was a machine incapable of eating, and was just joking (or being misleading).
  • Comments
  • Though the list above is likely incomplete, there were not that many occasions of meals or such shown.

  • Medical
    Doctor
    a.k.a.
  • Dr.
  • Doctor
  • Intro A list of medical doctors seen in the series, in order of probable seniority on Alpha.
    List
  • Helena Russell: Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Moonbase Alpha.
  • Bob Mathias: frequently seen in Y1, only first few (?) episodes of Y2.
  • Ben Vincent: first appears early in Y2
  • Ed Spencer: first appears later in Y2
  • Raul Nunez (seen in MOA only).
  • See Also
  • Medical Personnel
  • Doctor (inc. med and non-med Doctors?)

  • Medical
    Personnel
    Intro There are various practitioners of medicine on Moonbase Alpha.
    Examples
  • Doctors: part of Medical Section.
  • Nurses: part of Medical Section
  • Orderlies?
  • Details
  • There are many more nurses than doctors.
  • Speculation
  • Were some Alphans trained (pre- or post-Breakaway) as paramedics? This would seem prudent. If so, would they be formally part of Medical Section or just attached to / overseen by it in terms of their paramedic duties?
  • It would also seem prudent to have many, if not most or all, adult Alphans trained in first aid, especially after Breakaway. These additional people would not be formally members of Medical Section, though their first aid training would be overseen by such.

  • Medical
    Section
    Definition One of Alpha's major Sections of personnel.
    Details
  • Its members wear a white sleeve (and collar in Y2).
  • Occasionally(?) its members are seen wearing white lab coats (though this is probably not unique to medical doctors).
  • See Also
  • Medical Personnel

  • Mentor Summary The father of Maya, a widower, creator of Psyche, he was one of two last Psychons left on Psychon, their homeworld -- the rest having died or left some years before. Was capturing aliens so their mental energy could be drained by Psyche in an attempt to restore the planet, until one set of aliens, the Alphans, managed to convince Maya of Mentor's misdeeds. She intervened and let the alien commander destroy Psyche, leading to Psychon's destruction. Mentor chose to remain, and died during the early stages of the final destruction of his world.
    Details
  • According to Maya, Mentor refused to leave the planet (during its decline) in part because Maya's mother was buried there.
  • Actor Brian Blessed
    Episodes
  • "The Metamorph" (appeared in)
  • "The Rules of Luton" (referred to)
  • "Space Warp": an ill and delusional Maya keeps calling his name. At one point, she transforms into a male Psychon who does not appear to be Mentor.
  • "Dorzak" (referred to)
  • Links
  • Character study of Mentor by same author as this KB.

  • Mentor's
    Spaceship
    Intro Spaceship which Mentor has available to him on Psychon.
    Details
  • About the size of an Eagle. Fairly long, essentially flat-bottomed, and narrow, widening steadily aft. Orange-brown in color.
  • Strong magnetic manipulation abilities, able to hold an Eagle in its grip at short distances, except when extreme thrust is used.
  • Typically left hidden on the surface, via artificial molecular transformation, as a rock formation, or turned into a ball of light with different properties.
  • Sent to meet up with Eagle 4 of the Alphans. The ship was supposed to have two of the Alphan's people that were captured earlier, to return them in trade for the Alphans leaving Psychon alone. Mentor breaks the deal, trying to use the magnetic capabilities of his ship to capture the Alphans. They escaped, so he transformed the ship to an energy weapon which does capture the Eagle and pulls it down to the surface.
  • Destroyed with Psychon (depending on what its true state of existence actually was -- see Statements below).
  • Statements
  • It is unclear if the spaceship was outright created via molecular transformation, when needed, or was pre-existing and transformed into rock and "locked" in that way, to remain "hidden" in plain sight most of the time.
  • It seems possible he would have been left -- or owned -- a spaceship as the planet's population and some left in other, larger spaceships.
  • Speculation
  • If the Alphans had not happened by, and if the planet's decline had continued, it is possible he and Maya (or just Maya if he was unable/unwilling to leave Psychon) would have had to use it to escape the planet, to either seek out the Psychons who had already left, or, if unable, some other life.
  • Episodes
  • "The Metamorph"

  • Merlin See Magus

    Merton See Zienia Merton

    Message from
    Moonbase
    Alpha
    a.k.a.
  • MFMBA
  • MMBA
  • MMA?
  • MFMA?
  • Summary Seven-minute short film produced in 1999 with official permission, participation of an original series writer (Johnny Byrne), and actress (Zienia Merton). Based directly on the series as both an endpiece and possible future launching point. Considered a "canon" episode by many.
    Details
  • First shown publically at the Breakaway convention in 1999, and the MainMission: 2000 convention.
  • Later included as part of a Bonus Disk on the A&E release of the series on DVD, in the U.S. The Editor is uncertain whether the same was done in other regional releases.
  • Links
  • Episode Guide at The Catacombs.

  • Merchandise Intro A just-begun List of some merchandise. Though companies may be listed, endorsement is not necessarily implied by the Editor.
    List
  • Books
  • Videos (VHS, DVD)
  • Toys or models of ships and other vehicles (e.g. Product Enterprise Eagles).
  • action figures?
  • walkie-talkies
  • Moonbase Alpha models
  • bubblegum cards
  • note cards
  • 45RPM records with books
  • Comic books (small and magazine size)
  • Soundtracks
  • Calendars
  • publicity photos

  • Note
    Cards
    Intro Merchandise item: single-fold cards, each apparently with a picture of an Eagle lifting off or landing with the words "Greetings From" (in all caps and a "digital" font, some Back text (only partially quoted here), varying Front images (only some of which the Editor has details), and ITC copyright of 1975. The card numbers listed here for each of the Images is actually listed on the Back of each card.
    Back SPACE 1999 is based on ATV's exciting television spectacular.
    Published by Rainbow Designs
    Made in England
    Images
  • 1999-2: Helena, Victor, and John in the Thulean cave from DOD.
  • 1999-5: four spacesuited personnel in MM, as foam starts to invade, from "Space Brain".

  • Meta Definition Designation given by Terrans to a rogue planet passing not far from Earth's solar system.
    Summary
  • Earth, Moonbase Alpha, and other installations are preparing for an exploration to this planet, which is apparently emitting some sort of signal that is perhaps artificial (alien?) in origin, when illnesses start cropping up on Alpha. Further deaths endanger the Meta Mission. Then a tremendous explosion and minutes-long burn propels the Moon out of orbit (dubbed Breakaway). Some thought is given by the now marooned Alphans that Meta may still be something they may reached, but this apparently does not happen.
  • Details
  • Spacefarer 9 gets the first closer shots of Meta, which are relayed to Cmdr. Koenig by Comm. Simmonds while the former is en route to Alpha on Eagle 2, late in the evening of September 9, 1999.
  • Episodes
  • "Breakaway"

  • "Metamorph" Meanings
  • Typically-used word for shapeshifters.
  • Common shortening of the episode name "The Metamorph".

  • Metamorph a.k.a.
  • Transmorph (as termed by Taybor -- though he also later uses the term "metamorph" as well)
  • Definition A sentient being capable of molecular transformation of one's body into a variety of other biological forms. In Space: 1999, the ability was only known to be nascent in Psychons, some of whom had learned to master the ability. The process of doing so is sometimes called metamorphosis, transformation, taking another form, etc. The reverse (of returning to normal form) is typically called reversion (or as an action command: "revert").
    Examples
  • Maya, who had already learned the basics of the ability by the time the Alphans encountered her. See Maya as a Metamorph for more detail about her use of the ability.
  • Dorzak, who had not learned it previously, until he met Maya on Alpha and forced the information out of her.
  • Mentor? Though he did not demonstrate the ability on screen, Maya later indicates he taught her the ability. There is no way to be certain whether he taught her from personal experience or simply knew how to teach the techniques such that she could learn to master it herself. If he knew how to transform himself, it is not known why he did not use it to defend Psyche against Koenig. Perhaps he never learned for himself. Perhaps he lost the ability at some point before. Perhaps he was not as nimble/quick about it as Maya. There has perhaps been other speculation from other S19 fans as well.

  • The Metamorph a.k.a.
  • "Metamorph" (occasional shortening of name in discussion; also so-labeled on the A&E disk)
  • 2a (in a way in which the Editor frequently counts episodes)
  • Psychon encounter (in a manner of speaking; but not in an episode)
  • Intro 1st episode of a revamped second season (Y2), 25th overall. Written by Johnny Byrne. Directed by Charles Crichton.
    Summary An Eagle sent to an apparently lifeless planet is captured by an alien there, Mentor of Psychon, who agrees to return the Alphans, if Alpha leaves Psychon alone. He betrays them and captures the new mission, including John, who discovers Mentor intends to feed Alphan minds to Psyche, a biological computer. Koenig has multiple confrontations with Mentor's metamorphic daughter, Maya, whom he discovers is unaware of Mentor's true intentions. He finally convinces her to check his story; she is horrified by what she finds, and frees the Alphans. John and Maya confront Mentor, Psyche is destroyed, followed by Psychon itself. Mentor remains and dies, despite Maya trying to save him. The Alphans escape, with Maya, welcoming her to join Alpha.
    Plot
  • The Alphans encounter a volcanic "environmental hell" of a planet they think is uninhabited, and send a mineral survey mission on Eagle 1, with Bill Fraser as pilot and Ray Torens on board.
  • The Eagle is captured in space by an energy weapon sent by an alien named Mentor, of Psychon, who shades his action as defensive.
  • He and Koenig negotiate the return of the Eagle pilots and some minerals for Alpha, in exchange for Alpha otherwise leaving Psychon alone. Alpha sends Eagle 4, with John Koenig, Helena Russell, Alan Carter, and Lew Picard on board. Mentor sends a spaceship, supposedly with Fraser and Torens on it. He betrays them, trying to capture them with his empty ship, and then transforming the latter into an energy weapon, which captures the second mission, and dragging the Eagle onto the floor of an inactive volcano containing a spaceship graveyard.
  • Meanwhile, Mentor drains the mind of Torens.
  • Those on Eagle 4 leave it and enter a cavern, and discover brain-damaged beings, including Torens, in a mine. An image of Mentor appears in the mine. Lew, trying to shoot past it with a laser rifle, is vaporized. The others flee, but are captured.
  • John wakes up to find himself in a cell, being stared at by a lioness, who transforms into a beautiful alien woman named Maya, Mentor's metamorphic daughter, who escorts him to meet Mentor.
  • Mentor dismisses Maya, and the Commander hears Mentor's sinister plans on feeding more Alphan minds to a biological computer named Psyche. Mentor threatens to drain the minds of Helena, Alan, and Bill, using it -- and an offer that those three and John can settle on Psychon -- in an attempt to extort(?) John into drawing the other Alphans off-base, where Mentor can capture them. John seems to relent (much to the shock of the others), and orders a reluctant Tony to start sending Eagles to Psychon under Directive Four.
  • This however, actually turns out to be a coded signal to attack Psychon. Tony sends an nuclear-packed Eagle in an attempt to do so, but it is discovered as such by Maya and Mentor, and destroyed.
  • However, this precipitates Maya into another confrontation with John. She believes John to be lying, but he finally convinces her to check his story anyway. She is horrified by what she discovers in the caverns, and again when she returns to the cell and finds Mentor is beaming an image of his weapons blasting away at Alpha. She frees the remaining Alphans.
  • Maya and John confront Mentor. John starts destroying Psyche, whose systems are tied into the planet, which then proceeds to self-destruct. Mentor remains, but pleads with Keonig to save Maya. She fights to reach Mentor, but he dies, and Koenig brings Maya to the Eagle to flee Psychon, which is exploding, and is soon destroyed.
  • Maya is welcomed as a friend, to join Alpha as a new member.
  • Details
  • Bill Fraser is knocked unconscious trying to warn Alpha of the danger everyone is in. Mentor declares Bill to be feverish, and to send a medical officer, which is what brings Dr. Russell to Psychon. In taking a hit, Bill probably saves himself from being immediately brain-drained, to which his still-conscious compatriot, Ray Torens is soon subjected.
  • Mentor offers to provide some minerals if they send a "scientific officer" to discuss the needs. That results in Lew being sent; though it is not necessarily clear Lew is actually the Science Officer at that point.
  • Bill Fraser and Annette Fraser were married only two months before. She is in considerable distress at times, including fainting on Bill's initial capture, and beating Tony's chest after he orders the nuclear Eagle to attack Psychon, with Bill and all the others still there. Yet she is also usually quick to recover her composure.
  • At one point, Bill, in a cell with the other Alphans, looks at a picture of his wife, Annette.
  • Tony is in temporary command of Alpha while John, Alan, and Helena are away. Sandra Benes is his second through that stretch.
  • Sandra tries to argue around Directive Four, but the "coded signal" is mandatory, and Tony knows everyone must be in terrible danger. If Directive Four had succeeded as specified, Tony would have been left in command, with Sandra as the only remaining officer. This was soon after other key personnel were presumably lost, namely at least: Paul Morrow, Victor Bergman, David Kano.
  • Directive Four does indirectly succeed. Though the Eagle is destroyed, the attempt disgusts Maya, and prompts her to confront John, allowing him another chance -- this time successful -- to convince her to check on what her father has really been doing for years.
  • In trying to save her father, who won't leave Psychon as it dies, Maya fights John, initially in her humanoid form, then in progressively stronger animal forms, until she slams John against a wall. However, by the time she is free, Mentor is dead, and she can only revert and sob as everything she knew is being destroyed around her.
  • Links
  • Episode by Episode discussion.
  • Episode Guide at The Catacombs.
  • See Also
  • Alphan Population at Psychon

  • Meteorology Intro A list of some notable Examples of meteorological phenomenon.
    Examples
  • Lightning
  • Rain
  • Snow

  • MFMBA See Message from Moonbase Alpha
    MGK See Fan Fiction by MGK

    Michelle
    Osgood
    Who An Alphan woman, maiden name unknown, wife of Patrick Osgood. She is dying of a heart problem, around 1196 DAB. Received transplant of artificial heart shortly afterwards.
    Episodes
  • "Catacombs of the Moon"

  • Mike Baxter's
    Quarters
    Intro Mike Baxter's living quarters were seen in "End of Eternity" in Year One. Cmdr. Koenig visited once to deliver bad news about Baxter being grounded for medical reasons. Balor visited. Then Koenig afterward to ask why, at which time Baxter attacked the commander, then died in his own quarters. Balor re-enters. After Balor has left, Helena, Victor, Bob, and two medical orderlies, discussing the attack and/or removing Mike's body.
    Description Typical larger Y1 single quarters. His quarters have a distinct aerospace feel, with lots of model aircraft and at least one spacecraft picture, reflecting what is clear from the episode is an intense love of flying. Some partial Details on his quarters follow. If an aircraft type is listed, it could be a variant of that type, even if "almost certain" appears.
    Details
  • single contour bed, with two nightstands and lights
  • commpost
  • spacesuit hanging in a closet
  • large picture of an Apollo lunar lander, "upside down" in orbit above Moon or Earth.
  • another picture, indistinct
  • geometric shapes (glass or plastic), at least one seemingly with a rock or mineral in it.
  • low white chairs and table near a shelving unit with various orange shapes (a dining set?) and a white, somewhat tapered cylindrical shape (large coffee thermos?)
  • lots of books in the bookshelf
  • Numerous aircraft models (see Models below for an incomplete list), and seemingly two kit boxes, at least one opened.
  • Models
  • two medium-scale commercial aircraft (probably one L-1011, maybe a 727 or DC-9)
  • medium-scale commercial(?) tri-tailfin seaplane(?)
  • biplane (Spad?)
  • older monoplane with many support wires and girders
  • F-14 Tomcat (almost certain)
  • F-4 Phantom (almost certain)
  • P-38?
  • small-scale Wright Flyer (almost certain)
  • small-scale Spitfire or Mustang? (very uncertain), in an unusual-looking display box(?)
  • Links
  • Catacombs screenshot 1

  • Milgonite See All that Glisters

    Mind
    Control
    Introduction Alphans come under various mental influences -- usually alien -- at various times, often forced to do things against their will or that they would otherwise not do. Lists of episodes and affected individuals/groups follows, split by Year.
    Year One
  • RATM: Ted Clifford and Helena Russell taken over by the Tritonian probe, in that order. The former died, the latter would have within a few more days. Suggestion that John Koenig would have been the next victim.
  • "Missing Link": not quite control so much as John's mind appearing elsewhere with physical form?
  • "Guardian of Piri": everyone except John under the Guardian's control. (Even Main Computer is controlled as well, though presumably by other means of control.) One death as an indirect result?
  • "Force of Life"(?): Zoref?
  • "Alpha Child": Jarak nearly kills everyone through mind control.
  • "Collision Course" (sort of): Arra is not really controlling John and Alan, but planting suggestions (and waking them at key times?).
  • "End of Eternity": Balor takes control of Mike Baxter, driving the latter to viciously attack Koenig with a model airplane. Baxter then screams and collapses, with a horrible expression and hand attitude.
  • "War Games" (sort of): Aliens seemingly plant interactive imagery of what could happen if Alpha starts attacking the aliens.
  • "Space Brain": Kelly taken over by the title entity. Dying? Actually dies under the foam.
  • "Dragon's Domain": the Dragon can take psychic control over its intended victims, to draw them in.
  • Year Two
  • "Metamorph": What is left of Ray Torens is seen, post mind-drain (by Psyche under control of Mentor), working in the mines, where he later dies dies when it collapses during final destruction of Psychon.
  • "All that Glisters": Living rock-like life form takes over Tony Verdeschi and then Dave Reilly. (Note: It also blocks Maya from reverting, but this appears to be physical interference, not mental interference.)
  • "The Taybor": Taybor hypnotizes (via a pendant device) Maya in order to kidnap her. She later throws off the influence, and manages (in part via a clue given by John) to free herself.
  • NANE: Magus influences John and Maya and Tony and Helena to pair off, in an attempt at genetic experimentation. They try, with some success at first but failing later, to fend off the influence, but before things can proceed beyond kissing, both couples are interrupted.
  • BOW: Every Alphan is under direct but incomplete control by aliens who can implant images and suggestions that deceive and influence Alphans, but have to be somewhat subtle. John driven erratic, put under brain therapy machine, sheds the influence, and eventually sufficiently convinces Maya of his viewpoint that she undergoes the same treatment and sheds the influence. Most of the rest lose it when Helena(?) devises a sonic interference treatment. The few remaining are only freed when the aliens themselves finally lose and fade away.
  • "The Lambda Factor": Carolyn Powell proves able to control virtually anyone she wants, however she wants -- except Koenig (after he deals with some of his metaphorical ghosts -- memories of two dead friends).
  • "Dorzak": Dorzak proves able to control anyone not protected by a neuro-pulsonic jammer, including (at various times): Yesta (at considerable distance), Helena, and Maya. Tony has the jammer implanted in himself, confronts Dorzak, and shoots him with a stun gun.
  • Notes
  • Does not count Shermeen Williams (from "A Matter of Balance"), as it seems more like she was simply very impressionable, not directly taken control of.
  • Koenig is so strong-willed that he seems to be the hardest to control and the first to shed such. This is sometimes directly mentioned via dialog.
  • See Also
  • Brain or Mind Damage

  • Miss Maya See Maya

    Mission
    of the
    Darians
    a.k.a.
  • MOTD
  • MotD
  • #1v (Editor's episode counter)
  • Definition The 22nd episode of the series. Written by Johnny Byrne. Directed by Ray Austin.

    MM See Main Mission
    MMBA See Message from Moonbase Alpha
    MOLAD See Matter of Life and Death

    Molecular
    Transformation
    Definition The process of being able to transform the molecules and overall form of a person or object into another form.
    Statements
  • Only the Psychons seem to have mastery of this, apparently nascent in their biological form and/or mind (though it requires some learning to invoke), but also being able to transform non-living objects via (at least) a biological computer. See the Notes, however.
  • Individuals with this capability are most typically known as metamorphs.
  • A biological computer on Psychon with the ability to transform other objects was named Psyche.
  • Metamorphs are known to have limits (see Maya as a Metamorph for some examples).
  • Psyche was built in the attempt to revert an entire planet from a highly volcanic world to its once far more pristine form.
  • Speculation
  • Psyche was started with the minds of some Psychons as the planet died, so perhaps the mental energy (?) carried some aspect of this ability into the biological computer, for Mentor to control. Or perhaps the Psychons figured out some aspect of their own biological ability and learned to build some technology to echo aspects of that. Or perhaps much of Psychon is infused with this 'potential' and it 'just' has to be harnessed, mentally or technologically.
  • Notes
  • However, the Dorcons have a technology capable of turning matter into energy, reshaping it, transferring it, and reforming it back into matter. It is known as a Meson Converter and works at large scale collections of mass, rather than at the individual level, and the name seems to imply a different process. The Dorcons also have means of controlling Psychon metamorphs.

  • Moon a.k.a.
  • The Moon
  • Luna? (outside of the series)
  • Summary A planetoid, formerly a satellite of the planet Earth, but which broke away after a cataclysm^ known as Breakaway. It drifts almost completely uncontrolled through space, sometimes falling into space warps (including a severe one), and otherwise appearing to travel vast stretches (more in Details). On, and dug into it, is a moderately large installation named Moonbase Alpha (sometimes called just Alpha), and at least four nuclear waste disposal areas commonly known simply as "Areas." At the time of Breakaway, there were 311 Earth-born humans living on or visiting Moonbase Alpha.
    Details
  • The Moon mysteriously survived travel through a Black Sun.
  • The Moon went through a particularly violent Space Warp.
  • Other, presumably less-severe, space warps were mentioned at least once. (e.g. in "The Metamorph" and "The Taybor")
  • It is not clear if the above all explain the Moon's travel, reaching a variety of planets by unspecified means. Fans have speculated on supplementary causes as well.
  • In non-fictional science, some hypothoses or theories suggest the Moon originally formed when a Mars-sized body struck the Earth, billions of years ago. The Moon formed from the molten "splashes" that blasted out of both bodies from the collision.
  • Its course was controlled by the Alphans at least once (in "The Seance Spectre") by exploding another of the nuclear waste dumps. This is presumably a finite ability, and is very risky.
  • Alternates
  • ATAP (Y1): An alternate Moon visibly diverged from main one. They met up again soon after in episode, around Earth (also an alternate?), and re-merged.
  • Statements
  • In real life, the discovery of larger deposits of frozen water in a permanently shadowed crater near the south pole was announced on 2009/11/13.
  • See Also
  • Moon in Orbit or Passing by Planets

  • Moon in
    Orbit or
    Passing by
    Planets
    Intro Planets that the Moon either: Orbited, Nearly orbited but did not, Collided with, Avoided collision with, or Passed by. Planets where the Editor has not (yet) been able to confirm which category are lumped in Unsorted. If there is no mention of orbit or possible orbit, it will be listed in Passed.
    Orbit
  • Earth, until Breakaway.
  • A future (and alternate?) Earth, by two copies of the Moon!
  • New Earth: The planet itself could not take the gravitational stress, and Magus, with his abilities, had to keep the planet together.
  • Nearly
  • Ariel
  • Passed
  • chlorine world
  • Betha and Delta
  • Psychon
  • Planet in ATG.
  • Luton
  • Crom II (presumably)
  • Collided
  • Atheria
  • Avoided
  • Tora
  • Unsorted
  • Terra Nova
  • Zenno
  • Piri
  • Retha
  • "War Games" planet
  • Arkadia
  • Planet D
  • Sunim
  • Other
  • The Alphans were not within sight (or apparently not even the solar system) of Golos or Vega.

  • Moon Glow Definition Released multi-contributor fanzine in 1992. A full list of Stories is included here. 1992 by Lunatic Productions, Inc.
    Stories
  • Incident on Rolor by Kerry Keene
  • "Alpha Saga", "Alpha Saga 2 - The Star Dragon", and "Alpha Saga 3 - Lost World" by Amanda Russell
  • "The Never Never Planet" by Rebecca Eisenhuth
  • "The Mystery", "The Romance", "The Rumor", and "The Adventure" by The Mysterious Unknown Alphan Author
  • "Gemini Dream" by Terry S. Bowers
  • "Thoughts" by Terry S. Bowers
  • "Companions" by Amanda Russell
  • "Alone at Last" by Diana

  • Moonbase
    Alpha
    a.k.a.
  • Alpha (very common reference, perhaps more common than the offical name)
  • Moonbase
  • Alpha Moonbase
  • MBA
  • the base
  • Mondbasis Alpha? (in German?)
  • Moon Base Alpha
  • Alpha Base (part of label outside Koenig's quarters)
  • What
  • Home of the Alphans throughout the series after Breakaway. A large facility located in a crater on the near side of the Moon. When the moon broke away (in the TV series) from the Earth in 1999, MBA became the survival ark of the 300+ lunar survivors, as the Moon careened through deep space.
  • Details
  • Also a major research facility.
  • Unverified: Well before Breakaway, the staging facility for the Ultra mission?
  • Pre-Breakaway, is the staging facility for training of the astronauts of at least one mission: the Meta probe. The net result, post-Breakaway, is presumably that Alpha has ended up with a few more astronauts it may not have otherwise, including Capt. Alan Carter. (The number could have been even higher, if it were not for the rash of fatal brain disease among some of these astronauts.)
  • After Breakaway, the base sometimes took damage from space phenomena, alien attacks, and destructive internal acts.
  • The spacious Main Mission control and command room was eventually abandoned for deeper and smaller Command Center. Filming reason: smaller set. Speculative in-story reason: less exposed to attack than MM.
  • Powered primarily, if not solely, by nuclear reactors.
  • Five attached landing pads for Eagles (and occasionally other spaceships).
  • Extensive radial Travel Tube rapid-transport system.
  • Several stories above ground, especially the MM tower; several more below ground.
  • Design suggests it was built outwardly in stages, sometimes further in one "slice" than another.
  • Several outlying facilities including apparently up to five more Eagle landing pads. It appears at least a couple are connected by Travel Tube but no further structures, but it is not clear if all are connected by such or some are completely isolated.
  • Threat of flooding within MBA's crater, when the denizens of planet Ariel gave the Moon an atmosphere -- and it started raining.
  • Took damage on a number of occasions, and suffered some temperature variations at times.
  • Alternates
  • ATAP: The one of a different reality, abandoned. (Details unverified)
  • OMOH, but only in a manner of speaking: Vegans construct a complete and apparently perfect replica of MBA in an attempt to fool Tony and Helena.

  • Moonbase
    Alpha
    Damaged
    Intro Moonbase Alpha suffers structural damage at various points, listed by season below. Minor short circuits are not counted, nor are cases of tampering with Life Support, or such; this is about more serious damage.
    Year One
  • "Breakaway": during the Breakaway event.
  • RATM? The base is shaken up when Triton probe forces the Moon into orbit. All but four Eagles are damaged.
  • "Force of Life": When a nuclear generating area explodes.
  • "War Games" (not really): massive (and lethal?) damage forces Alphans to flee base (????); but it all turns out to be an illusion created by aliens.
  • "The Last Enemy": mostly (or more likely all) from Deltan missiles.
  • "Space Brain"(?): From when the crushed Eagle 1 hit MBA like a meteorite?
  • "Space Brain": defensive foam lethally penetrates Alpha.
  • "The Infernal Machine"????
  • Year Two
  • "The Metamorph" (342+ DAB): Mentor's attack using Psyche (probably by explosively transforming parts of base structure).
  • COTM (~1196 DAB): External hulls somewhat heated. Explosions triggered in some areas.
  • "The AB Chrysalis" (1288+ DAB): a planet's automated defense system is a series of massive, outwardly-directed explosions into space, each of which causes worsening damage to Alpha.
  • "The Dorcons" (2409 DAB): the title characters severely and lethally attack Alpha to get the Alphans to surrender Maya to them.

  • Moonbase
    Alpha
    Temperature
    Intro Moonbase Alpha sometimes turns cold or hot for one reason or another. Space itself is of course extremely cold, so it is up to Alpha's environmental systems to keep it heated, and this sometimes starts failing or is tampered with.
    Cold
  • "Black Sun": The title object is draining some power (????). Eventually all those remaining on base have to dress in coats. Victor has to sweep frost off a window at one point.
  • "Earthbound" (?)
  • "The Troubled Spirit": "momentary drop in temperature recorded in all Alpha sections" (Paul) -- also with a brief burst of wind. at the start of the episode, followed by similar incidents later in the episode.
  • "Testament of Arkadia" (?)
  • "One Moment of Humanity": interference by the Vegans.
  • "Beta Cloud" briefly?
  • Hot
  • "Catacombs of the Moon": everyone (?) eventually ends up dressing more lightly.

  • Moonbuggy Summary A six-wheeled Alphan vehicle used on the Moon's surface and on some planetary exploration missions. At least two are lost.
    Episodes
  • "Breakaway" (VERIFY)
  • "The Full Circle": extensive use (more than one?)
  • "The Last Enemy": one is loaded with explosives and successfully used to destroy the Bethan gunship. This one is thus destroyed as well.
  • TOA: Luke and Anna demand a moonbuggy, and they end up keeping it (and an Eagle and provisions) when the Moon is flung away from Arkadia. This moonbuggy is thus considered lost from Alpha, along with an empty spacesuit and possibly an extra transmitter.
  • "Space Warp"
  • "The Seance Spectre": one is seen from a distance above; it is likely destroyed in subsequent nuclear explosion.
  • Threads
  • Jan. 1996: Moon Buggies

  • Moons See Planetary Moons

    Moonscape Definition Released multi-contributor perfect-bound (basically a softcover book) fanzine in 2012. Eleven stories written by eight authors, edited by Anthony Wynn, who also created the cover art. A full list of Stories (all short stories) is included here. At least some stories are part of an author's framework/universe, and if that is known or thought to be the case, listed here. Stories are not necessarily listed in book's order. One story has two authors.
    Stories
    StoryAuthor(s)Notes
    Terra Alpha Charlene Scott  
    Triskadecaphobia David Welle part of Bridges and Anchorages
    Full Moon and Empty Arms Ellen Celeste
    Lindow
    part of Florida Universe?
    Weightlifting  
    Michael
    Lindow
     
    Anomalies  
    A to Z Meredith Kausch part of Needleworks Universe
    Another Time, Another Life Rebecca Eisenhuth 
    One, Alone Robert E. Wood  
    Symmetry Terry S. Bowers  
    Adventure of a Lifetime  
    Shooting Star  
    Disclosure David Welle -- author of "Triskadecahedron" -- is also the Editor of this Knowledgebase.
    Notes
  • Dedicated to the memory of Neil Armstrong, who passed away less than a month before the zine was released.

  • Movies Intro Several compilation movies were made from some episodes of the series. These movies often had heavy editing, plus some added clips, separately filmed new scenes (using non-series actors), new music, etc. The Table below lists the movies by compilation year, movie name, episodes used (episode names may be shortened or abbreviated), and "Year" the episode is from (Y1 or Y2).
    Table
    1976Spazio 1999 Breakaway, RATM, ATAPY1*
    1978Destination Moonbase Alpha Bringers of Wonder (1&2) Y2
    1979Alien Attack Breakaway, War Games Y1
    1982Journey Through the Black SunCollision Course, Black Sun Y1
    1982Cosmic Princess Metamorph, Space Warp Y2
    * Notes
  • "Spazio 1999" was produced in Italy.
  • Other
  • These compilation movies were licensed in a way that tended to interfere with later releases of their individual episodes in other media formats and sets. Full rights reverted back to ITC in 1996 (according to Century 21).

  • Multiple Roles Intro Those individuals, cast or crew, who had multiple roles over the course of the series. Listed in alphabetical order of first name.
    List
  • Bob Kellett: three-time director and one-time writer in Y1.
  • Brian Blessed: two characters, one in Y1 and one in Y2, respectively: Dr. Cabot Rowland in DOD and Mentor in "The Metamorph"
  • Catherine Schell: two characters, one in Y1 and one in Y2, respectively: Servant of the Guardian and Maya. The first was for a single episode, the second for the entire season.
  • Fred Freiberger: as producer of Y2 and writer of three Y2 episodes, the latter under the pen name of Charles Woodgrove.
  • Isla Blair: two characters, one in Y1 and one in Y2, respectively: female alien in "War Games" and Carla in JTW.
  • Veronica Lang: roles as two Archanon characters in MOA: Lyra, and a distant descendent of hers, Maurna.

  • Murder or
    Attempted
    Murder
    Intro Cases of murder or attempted murder on Alpha. This does not cover cases of someone killed or nearly killed in defense in the line of duty. Quotes are derived from The Catacombs website.
    Actual
  • Dr. James Warren, by what is often considered a pre-death or future "ghost" of Dan Mateo.
  • Laura Adams, same cause.
  • Sally Martin, by Carolyn Powell: apparently use of telekinetic force (via Lambda Variant). Her body was "shattered internally." Sally was the ex-fiancee(?) of Mark Sanders, Carolyn Powell's current boyfriend. Sally was reportedly "saying some unladylike things" about Mark after the break-up. Carolyn had aggressively pursued Mark prior to the breakup, something she lied about when interviewed.
  • Mark Sanders, by Carolyn Powell: after he breaks up with her. She gets angry with him, and with the Lambda Variant at play, she ends up killing him in apparently the same way as Sally. Carolyn later partially regrets his death (see Quotes).
  • Attempted
  • Maya, by Carolyn Powell: after Carolyn forces (again via Lambda Variant) Maya to transform into a caterpillar, first threatens to crush Maya/caterpillar under heel, then covers Maya/caterpillar with a clear cover, intending to suffocate her (see Quotes). Tony can only watch helplessly throughout, until Koenig intervenes and defeats Carolyn, allowing Tony to free a nearly-suffocated Maya/caterpillar.
  • Quotes
  • Carolyn, to self, regarding Mark Sanders, after she has killed him: "I didn't mean to hurt you, Mark. I told you I needed you, but you wouldn't listen. You walked out of my life. You might have been able to save me. But now it's too late. Too late for everyone."
  • Carolyn, to Tony, regarding Maya/caterpillar: "How much air does a caterpillar need, I wonder? Suppose we find out.... We can pass the time by watching Maya die."
  • See Also
  • Love Triangles

  • Mushroom Definition The term chosen by Alphans for a kind of large, amorphous fungus growth discovered growing on the Moon after it is given an atmosphere by the inhabitants of the planet called Ariel. Its exact source is unclear (see Speculation).
    Details
  • "Amazingly rich in second class protein and many of the essential vitamins."
  • Has some hallucinogenic properties.
  • Has recognized potential for growing "almost limitless crops."
  • Speculation
  • Very fast-growing fungus spores included in the Ariel capsules. If so, only seems to grow on moonrock and in semi-sheltered spots; otherwise it would have been cropping up everywhere.
  • Very hardy, fast-growing spores that already landed on the Moon (somehow) before Breakaway or during post-Breakaway journeys.
  • Already existed in grown form even before the Ariel-provided atmosphere. This would make them vacuum resistent, and that they're somehow surviving without air, in zero pressure, and extremely low temperatures.
  • Stories
  • "The Last Sunset": Discovery. An Eagle expedition in the new lunar atmosphere crashes; Paul later ends up wandering, starting to die, and after collapsing in a semi-sheltered spot, finds it growing there, and starts consuming some of it. It seems to give him strength (and slake his thirst? VERIFY), but he later becomes emotionally unstable, due to the hallucinogenic properties. The problem and potential are both recognized by the end of the episode.

  • Music Meanings
  • Music as played by the Alphans.
  • Series soundtracks.

  • Music on
    Moonbase
    Intro There are some occasions where music is in evidence on Alpha, via recordings, live recitation, or random playing -- or where an instrument is present, even if not played.
    Examples
  • "Troubled Spirit"? Sithar? (sp?) during an "Alpha Music Recital" held in one gathering room and broadcast throughout the base
  • Paul playing a guitar in "Black Sun" (Tanya asks if she can "share the music").
  • Victor has a violin sitting on a chair in his quarters/lab (i.e. LQ12).
  • Zamara scans a music disk in OMOH.
  • See Also
  • Hobbies, Recreation, Socialization

  • Music to
    the Ears
    a.k.a.
  • MTLE
  • "Triple Point" (another working title)
  • Y2SS2 (codename/abbr.)
  • Disclosure The author of the story described in this entry is the same person as the Editor of this Knowledgebase.
    Definition Working title of a proposed fan fiction short story to precede "Journey to Where" in the Y2 timeframe. Part of the Bridges and Anchorages fanfic series (being) written by the Editor of this KB, David Welle.

    Mutiny Intro Cases where mutiny was evident or mentioned.
    List
  • "Earthbound": Simmonds, desperate to get off Alpha and back to Earth, (needs closer verification:) takes overs a life support (?) area, holding several people hostage (?), until Captain Zentor offers to be a hostage (?), and allows Simmonds aboard the Kaldorian spaceship.
  • "The Testament of Arkadia": Luke Ferro and Anna Davis.
  • "Seed of Destruction": Maya argues with the Koenig copy (which no one knows is such), and is abruptly confined to quarters. Afterwards, Tony teasingly calls her a "mutineer" and makes reference to Capt. Bligh. Later, though, she and Tony take actions which Alan sees as mutinous (?).
  • "The Seance Spectre": Sanderson and his team (four total) are termed mutinous. They took over Command Center, knocking out a guard and stunning three people -- namely Tony, Maya, and Sandra in the process. Order was temporarily restored. However, that team later created more problems, though all but Sanderson eventually surrendered, one, Eva even pleading for Sanderson to give up; he did not, though, and eventually ended up dead.

  • NANE See New Adam New Eve

    Near-Instant Transport See Instant Transport

    Needleworks
    Universe
    a.k.a.
  • NU
  • Definition A fan fiction series by MGK.
    Desc. Story arc covering over twenty years pre- and post-Breakaway with a focus on Sandra and Alan, but covering all characters. Canon events are honored, but many "behind-the-scene" situations explored, expanded and extrapolated upon. Events of Powys Media's The Forsaken are included as a premise for Y3.
    Intro Story Honoring Commitments
    Biblio
  • The Desc(ription) and Intro(ductory) Story parts were provided by MGK, and edited very slightly to fit the flow of this KB.
  • Links
  • (Indirect and Direct links given here) At Space: 1999 Net, click on Ellen's Fan Fiction Pages, then Needleworks Univers.

  • Neuro-
    Pulsonic
    Jammer
    Definition A type of alien technology, used by Crotons to block organic psycho-waves (e.g. Dorzak's psychic suggestions). It is a mechnical implant into the User's brain.
    Users
  • Sahala: captain(?) of the Croton ship.
  • Yesta: crew member of the same, died after it was removed from her, and she suffered a psychic attack by Dorzak.
  • Clea: crew member of the same, removed hers, as she was in love with Dorzak. Speculation: her device is perhaps the one Tony finds sitting in the Croton ship,
  • Tony: has one implanted before his confronting Dorzak near the end of the episode. Is shown having surgery to subsequently remove it. It is not clear if that device was the one that was surgically removed from Yesta, or was the one Tony found in the Croton ship.
  • Notes
  • Two were in Alphan hands at various points. The one removed from Tony was almost certainly kept by the Alphans, as the surgery was shown after Alan is kissing Sahala goodbye about the latter's ship. It is not known if the other was returned to Sahala beforehand.

  • New Adam
    New Eve
    a.k.a.
  • NANE (common abbreviation)
  • New Adam, New Eve (comma was not in the episode title card)
  • Definition The 10th episode of Year Two, the 34th episode of the series. Written by Terence Feely. Directed by Charles Crichton.
    Summary 1095 DAB, a being arrives claiming to be the Creator, offering a new world (called New Earth by Magus) to the Alphans -- but only a few of them, by his rules. He, later found to be calling himself Magus, is eventually discovered to be a fraud. Instead, he is interested in genetic experimentation while still making grandiose claims of his intentions for the four Alphans' "offspring."
    Details
  • Alan is in temporary command of the base while John, Tony, Helena, and Maya are on New Earth.

  • New
    Earth
    Summary A world offered to the Alphans by Magus -- but by his rules. It is destroyed due to gravitational disruption from the Moon. Magus had been holding the planet together against the Moon, until his technology was blocked and he was defeated.
    Stories
  • "New Adam New Eve"
  • See Also
  • Planets Destroyed

  • A New Moon
    Over Bajor
    Definition Fan Fiction novel by Ariana. A crossover between Space: 1999 and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Published (online at least) in 1998?
    Links
  • Space: 1999 Fan Fiction, then select Authors, Ariana

  • Nostradamus See Magus

    Novels and
    Novelizations
    Intro Officially-licensed novelizations (prose-style written versions of the episodes) novels (original works) based on Space: 1999. Does not count fan fiction novels.
    Statements
  • These novels are generally not considered canon (a few novelizations even contradict canon in some point).
  • Categories
  • Novels and Novelizations from 1970's
  • Novels and Novelizations from 1970's (Authors)
  • Novels from the 1970's (German Titles)
  • Powys Media Novels (2000's)
  • Italian-language novelizations by AMZ Editrice
  • Biblio
  • Century 21, regarding Italian novelizations.
  • See Also
  • Books
  • Merchandise

  • Novels and
    Novelizations
    from 1970's
    Intro Novelizations and original novels from the 1970's, mostly by names as published in the U.S. and U.K. The numbers listed are for the U.S. novel(izations); the U.K. versions did not use such numbers. For novelizations, the episode titles are listed, in the order used (though this needs re-verification), but in very abbreviated form.
    Table
    #Book Title authEpisodes
    **** YEAR ONE ****
    1Breakaway ECBreak, MOLAD, RATM, Sun
    2Moon Odyssey JRChild, Sunset, Voyager, ATAP
    3The Space Guardians BBLink, Force, Piri
    4Collision Course ECCourse, Circle, Eternity, DOD
    5Lunar Attack JRGames, Spirit, Enemy, Brain
    6Astral Quest JRInfernal, MOTD, DD, Arkadia
    7Alien Seed EC(original)
    8Android Planet JR(original)
    9Rogue Planet EC(original)
    10Phoenix of Megaron JR(original)
    Earthfall EC(Breakaway+original?) *
    **** YEAR TWO ****
    1Planets of Peril MBMetamorph, ABC, Luton, NANE
    2Mind-Breaks of Space MBBrian, Archanon, COTM, OMOH
    3The Space-Jackers MBSeed, Balance, Exiles, Cloud
    4The Psychomorph MBLambda, BOW1, BOW2
    5The Time Fighters MBWarp, Dorzak, Devil's, Seance
    6The Edge of the Infinite MBATG, J2W, Dorcons, Immunity *
    The Andromeda Mystery HW(original from Germany)
    The Robot Inheritance HW(original from Germany)
    The Immortals of Luna HW(original from Germany)
    Invasion of the TelepathsHW(original from Germany)
    Operation Exodus KB(original from Germany)
    The Steel Planet MF(original from Germany)
    * Notes
  • Y1: E: not published in the U.S.
  • Y2: 6: not published in the U.K.
  • Published
  • Y1 U.K. by Orbit (Futura Publications Limited). Also in Canada?
  • Y1 U.S. by Pocket Books
  • Y2 U.K. by Star (Wyndham). Also in Australia, New Zealand, and Malta?
  • Y2 U.S. by Warner Books
  • Y2 Germany by Bastei Lübbe
  • Misc.
  • "Earthbound" (Y1) and "The Taybor" (Y2) are not represented in the 1970's novelizations. The latter omission was rectified in the 2006 Space: 1999 Year Two Omnibus published by Powys Media.
  • For convenience on this English-language page, the German books are listed by an English translation of the titles; but note these original novels were only published in German(y). See Novels from the 1970s (German) for the original German titles, and a Link to the website mentioned.
  • See Also
  • Books
  • Merchandise

  • Novels and
    Novelizations
    from 1970's
    (Authors)
    Intro A Table listing the authors of the 1970's novel(ization)s.
    Authors
    BBBrian Ball 1 Y1 novelization
    ECE.C. Tubb 2 Y1 novelizations + 3 Y1 original novels
    HWH.W. Springer 4 Y2 original novels (German)
    JRJohn Rankine 3 Y1 novelizations *
    KBKurt Brand 1 Y2 original novel (German)
    MBMichael Butterworth6 Y2 novelizations *
    MFM.F. Thomas 1 Y2 original novel (German)
    * Notes
  • John Rankine: pen name of Douglas Rankine Mason (according to C21).
  • Michael Butterworth: In 2006, he revised these Y2 novelizations, and added a novelization of "The Taybor" (absent from the 1970's novelizations). This was done in the Space: 1999 Year Two Omnibus, published by Powys Media.

  • Novels from
    the 1970's
    (German
    Titles)
    Intro Six original novels from the 1970s were only published in Germany. All are Y2-based. Here is a Table listing their original German titles, along with English translations of those titles, the latter as found at the webpage listed in Links. The final column is the novel's author.
    Table
    Das Andromeda-Rätsel The Andromeda Mystery HW
    Das Erbe Der Roboter The Robot Inheritance HW
    Die Ewigen Von Luna The Immortals of Luna HW
    Invasion Der Esper Invasion of the TelepathsHW
    Aktion Exodus Operation Exodus KB
    Der Stahlplanet The Steel Planet MF
    Links
  • Much more detail is at the German Novels webpage within the Mondstation 1999 website.

  • Nuclear
    Charges
    Intro On a few occasions, the Alphans use or attempt to use nuclear charges.
    Examples
  • "Collision Course" (Y1): Use separate charges, in small capsules, to blow up an asteroid that may collide with the Moon.
  • "Collision Course" (again): Attempt to change the course of the Moon by detonating charges, again contained in capsules, between the Moon and Astheria.
  • "Space Brain": An Eagle is loaded with a series of roughly-cubical charges, in an attempt to destroy (or weaken?) the Space Brain. This Eagle is recalled when the nature of the Space Brain and its attempts to communicate are realized. The charges were to be redistributed on the Moon's equator in an attempt to change the Moon's course. The Eagle malfunctions and is badly damaged or destroyed, and the charges are destroyed and cannot be used for the second effort.
  • "The Metamorph": During a communication from Psychon, allowed by Mentor to deceive the Alphans, John Koenig manages to slip Tony Verdeschi a coded signal, Directive Four, to destroy the point of origin, in this case Psychon. An Eagle is packed with nuclear charges and sent towards Psychon, but Mentor and Maya detect the deception, and the former destroys the Eagle short of Psychon, before the charges can detonate.

  • Nuclear
    Waste
    Storage
    a.k.a.
  • Nuclear Waste Disposal Areas
  • waste dumps
  • waste pits
  • Nuclear Disposal Area
  • NDA
  • Intro In Space: 1999, there were a number of nuclear waste storage areas, comprised of nuclear waste, presumably from Earth's nuclear reactors, and perhaps decommissioned nuclear weapons as well. These areas became some major plot points, as well as part of the series premise. They were managed from Moonbase Alpha, by humans who would later become known as Alphans. There appear to have been at least four such Areas.
    List
  • Area One: A relative small cluster of storage pits, hasn't been further used for the five years before September 1999. Suffered a magnetic disturbance and eventually an explosion.
  • Area Two: A far larger cluster, this suffered a massive disturbance and exploded catastrophically, propelling the Moon into interstellar space, in what became known as Breakaway.
  • Another area was later targetted by aliens for the energy an explosion would create. This was foiled by the Alphans.
  • Area B7, intentionally exploded by the Alphans to change the Moon's path away from a collision course with a young planet (in "Seance Spectre") There, the shafts were 10,000' deep.
  • Notes
  • Presumably a small amount of the stored waste was from Moonbase Alpha itself, as it was shown to be nuclear-powered.
  • Storage seemed to be in at least three different appearances: small pits capped with a heavy cover topped by a conical (electronic?) object; large, deep, cylindrical pits; and half-dome structures. It is not clear if this represents (within the story) advancement of storage protocols, or had some other reason. It is the first type which appeared most subject to the magnetic disturbances which set off nuclear accidents, but that may be coincidence, and the root cause of the magnetic disturbances itself remained one of the mysteries.
  • The series apparently assumed, before Three Mile Island and well before Chernobyl^, that Earth's development of nuclear power would continue to rapidly grow.

  • Officers a.k.a.
  • officer corps
  • command corps
  • Intro Second level of authority on Moonbase Alpha (immediately below Commander). Potential or actual Duties are listed below (i.e. there may be some variation for individuals), as well as a list of Who was known or implied to be officers. Second-in-command (first officer) is from the officer corps as well.
    Duties
  • Manage a Section.
  • Attend Command Conferences.
  • Temporary command or on watch.
  • Who
  • Paul Morrow (Y1 first officer)
  • Tony Verdeschi (Y2 first officer + security officer)
  • Alan Carter (Reconnaisance^ officer)
  • Helena Russell (Chief Medical Officer)
  • Sandra Benes (Service section lead)
  • Benjamin Ouma? Speculation: if replaced by Kano, implies Ouma was officer?
  • David Kano (Y1 Technical section lead)
  • Maya (Y2 science officer)
  • Statements
  • Victor Bergman appears to be a de facto but not actual officer. He wears a neutral sleeve, but sometimes appears to have authority at times, and does have a lot of sway in decision making.

  • OMOH See One Moment of Humanity

    On Watch Intro A term the Editor uses to refer to someone who is the most senior on-duty person in Main Mission or Command Center, while a superior officer is still on base and currently in command (temporarily or permanently). The one on watch is thus not in command, but is keeping an eye on things while the superior officer(s) is/are: tending to other duties, asleep, otherwise off duty, etc.
    Statements
  • Thus, Tony can be on watch while John is elsewhere on base, Sandra or Maya while both John and Tony are elsewhere (or John is on mission while Tony is in temporary command but otherwise occupied), or various other conditions such as those. If, however John is on base but considered incapacitated, and Tony is in CC, then Tony is in (temporary) command, not on watch. If Tony leaves to tend to something, then someone else (Helena, Maya, Sandra, etc.) may be on watch.
  • Examples
  • Paul Morrow: "Black Sun" at least
  • Sandra on Watch
  • Maya on Watch
  • David Kano, when Paul Morrow (himself on watch) tells him to 'Do me a favor, David: mind the shop.' ("Black Sun")
  • Yasko: at points where Helena is not in Command Center in "Rules of Luton", it appears Yasko is on watch.

  • One Moment
    of Humanity
    a.k.a.
  • OMOH
  • Summary The third episode in Y2, 27th of the series overall. Written by Tony Barwick. Directed by Charles Crichton.

    Osgood Who
  • Patrick Osgood: Michelle's husband, an engineer.
  • Michelle Osgood: Patrick's wife, dying from a heart ailment.
  • George Osgood: unknown if there is any family connection to Patrick. ("Black Sun")

  • Osgoods Definition A married couple, comprised of Patrick and Michelle Osgood. Her maiden name is not known.
    Details
  • Wedded on Alpha? Tony Verdeschi was Best Man at the wedding.
  • Episodes
  • COTM
  • See Also
  • Osgood (surname, including a third, apparently unrelated individual)

  • Operations Intro A list of operational procedures, some well-established, and some created on the fly as needed.
    List
  • Operation Exodus
  • Operation Shockwave

  • Operation
    Exodus
    a.k.a.
  • Contingency Plan Exodus (in "Breakaway")
  • Project Exodus
  • "complete evacuation" (?)
  • Emergency Operation Exodus
  • Evacuate (order on screens)
  • Definition Plan for complete evacuation of Moonbase Alpha, including all equipment which can be removed within the timeframe of the operation.
    Statements
  • Operation Exodus appears to be the formal name, but many terminology variants exist, and in some cases is referred to as 'evacuation.'
  • The plan existed prior to Breakaway, as a "contingency plan" in case of disaster.
  • Immediately after Breakaway, the plan is brought up for evaluation, but Breakaway has introduced new variables, and expected factors are all void. It seems Operation Exodus had a root assumption that in any considered disaster, the Moon would still be in orbit.
  • Due to inability to compute a safe return to Earth as the Moon leaves range, leaves it unlikely anyone would survive the attempt, and Commander Koenig decides they should remain on Alpha.
  • Though not shown (?), the plan is clearly modified at a later point after Breakaway to take into account the Moon's unusual movement through space.
  • The plan is later strongly considered or put into action on several occasions, either under that name or by implication of other orders.
  • Early on (at least), the plan is heavily computer-directed. So much so that at Piri, the Guardian took over Main Computer and directed the whole operation (the people also being under the influence of the Guardian by that point).
  • Questions
  • After Piri, was some of the direction removed from computer and placed back into human hands, or further requirements for human decisions made? (Not that it would have done much good at Piri given the direct influence of the Guardian over humans).
  • Statements
  • In The Simpsons TV series, there was an Operation Exodus in the 'Life's a Glitch, Then You Die' (?) segment of the Halloween Special in 1999. In the story, there was a old-style rocket for the best and brightest to evacuate to Mars after a Y2K error propagates to the point of mass destruction on Earth.

  • Operation
    Exodus
    in ATAP
    Intro In "Another Time, Another Place", there are actually two cases of Operation Exodus being initiated or strongly considered. An alternate reality splits from the main timeline, and then the two encounter each other. The alternates are listed first below, then the main timeline Alphans.
    Cases
  • The alternate Alphans, already back at an alternate Earth for some years, obviously started and completed Operation Exodus -- and beyond, into full settlement, even at the cost of some -- and then all -- spaceflight capability. There are small settlements scattered all over the Santa Maria valley, though only one (with alternates of at least: Paul, Victor, Sandra, Helena) is shown in the episode. This settlement also has at least two children (those of Paul and Sandra) of a few years of age, suggesting other settlements likewise have children.
  • The main timeline Alphans also strongly consider Exodus, as they fear the collision of the two Moons over Earth. However, the two groups nearly get in a fight over it, due to the likelihood of many deaths due to apparent incompatibility among doppelgangers. The mainline Alphans are eventually argued out of it (esp. by the alternate Victor, but others as well), and the three mainline Alphans return to base, cancelling their Exodus plans. They survive, as the two Moons re-merge into one and the one is flung back into deep space (and back to their own reality).

  • Operation
    Exodus
    Strongly
    Considered
    or Initiated
    Intro Operation Exodus (by that name, by other names, or by implication) is strongly considered or put into action on several occasions. Though every encounter with a promising-looking planet does imply Operation Exodus is a desired outcome, this entry will only list (by season/other) those occasions where they were close to starting it or did start it.
    Year One
  • "Breakaway": Considered, with Main Computer being ordered to compute it, but too many new factors and changing factors leave Computer unable and insisting "Human Decision Required." The decision is to stay with the Moon rather than risk the likely impossible return.
  • MOLAD: Early stages are started, but the operation is cancelled before actual evacuation commences.
  • ATAP: there are actually two cases presented in this episode.
  • "Guardian of Piri": The Guardian, already influencing most Alphans, instructs an initiation of Operation Exodus, and subsequently, through Main Computer, controls the details. Operation Exodus is completed, shoddily. On Piri, there is no attempt to take equipment off the Eagles and start a settlement, for that has little to do with the Peace of Piri (the people are in an almost catatonic, drug-like stupor). Once the Guardian is destroyed, the Eagles hastily leave, thus reversing Exodus.
  • "Collision Course": Atheria is so large that the Alphans wonder if they might survive the collision if they are on the far side of the planet. The "Operation Exodus" name itself is not mentioned.
  • DOD?
  • "War Games": After a battle which is disastrous for Alpha, the survivors complete the evacuation of Alpha, for the planet, but are turned back when it is clear settlement is not possible. Then the entire episode is reset: most of the episode was days-in-a-moment warning scenario presented by aliens. Thus, the evacuation never really happened.
  • TOA: Initiated but soon aborted?
  • Year Two
  • "Journey to Where" (arguable): Earth of 2120 makes contact with Alpha, tries to set up a means of evacuating the Alphans to Earth, but only three make it there (and in the wrong century), and they can only be returned back to Alpha before contact ceases. However, this would not have been a full Operation Exodus, as presumably only the people and perhaps some computer/paper records and some personal effects would have been taken, not all the supplies needed to survive in space or a new planet.
  • "AB Chrysalis"?
  • BOW (arguable): Apparent Earth people come to Alpha, indicating they can evacuate the Alphans to Earth, and three Alphans even appear to make it to Earth. However, the Terrans turn out to be aliens masquerading as Alphans' friends/relatives, prompting the Alphans into actions that will destroy the Alphans. The plan is unraveled. No Alphans actually make it to Earth. However, even if it had been real and not an alien deception, it would have been more like JTW, an external rescue mission of the Alphans.
  • "The Seance Spectre": Eagles become lifeboats, including major equipment, in case diversion around Tora fails to occur (or presumably due to the possibility of Alpha taking severe damage). Helena worries about this option and people being "at each others' throats" if it happens, but John compares it to words said after Breakaway.
  • Year Three
  • MFMBA: Operation Exodus to Terra Alpha is nearly complete, Sandra completing a message to be transmitted towards Earth, while Alan waits for her in an Eagle, to be the last to leave Alpha.
  • NOT
  • "The Metamorph": Implied by orders given by (an under-pressure) Koenig, during which the first officer protests the abruptness, allowing Koenig to add Directive Four, a clear (to Tony only) contradiction of evacuation. No steps are taken to follow Koenig's false order.

  • Operation
    Shockwave
    Definition Operation created during the collision course approach towards planet Atheria. It used a string of nuclear mines in an attempt to alter that collision course.
    Statements
  • It was set up and ready to go, against the wishes of Arra, Queen of Atheria, whose people were expecting and wanting the collision, for the "Great Purpose of Mutation."
  • Koenig believed in Arra's words, and was the one, then with Alan (who's mind was also touched by Arra), who prevented the attempt.
  • Speculation
  • The mines, not having detonated while still between Atheria and the Moon, probably hit the planet relatively harmlessly.

  • Operatives Intro Many non-officer characters were seen in Main Mission (MM) and Command Center (CC). The lists below are just begun. The division between MM and CC is artificial in this context: presumably anyone who was a MM operative would have transitioned to being a CC operative, barring other factors, and some not seen until Y2 may have been working other MM shifts during Y1 timeframe.
    MM
  • Tanya Aleksandr
  • June
  • Michael ("Breakaway")
  • CC
  • Yasko
  • Bill Fraser: red-sleeve, even though he is also a pilot.
  • Eva: apparently, given her red sleeve and apparent familiarity with CC consoles.

  • Orbital
    Satellites
    Intro At least some satellites are kept in orbit, presumably to detect incoming dangers, provide additional camera views, etc. They are directly referenced at least once, and are implied by labels on computer panels at least once.
    List
  • "Collision Course": direct reference.
  • "Satellites" (?) label seen in a Y2 episode.

  • Outdoor
    Shoots
    Intro A List of episodes where at least some footage is known or appears to have been shot outdoors. Does not include scenes suggesting they are outdoors but which are actually shot on a stage. Cases where the Editor is not sure about have a question mark.
    List
  • "The Full Circle" (Y1)
  • "Journey to Where"? (Y2)
  • "The Rules of Luton"
  • "A Matter of Balance"

  • Outdoors Intro Episodes in which some of the storyline nominally takes place with Alphans actually walking outdoors, under an open atmosphere where they can breathe freely. Includes some episodes which were -- or perhaps were -- actually shot outdoors, as well as ones on stage shot indoors. Does not include Alphans seeing film of outdoor scenes. The list is divided into Year One and Year Two episodes.
    Year One
  • MOLAD [stage]
  • ATAP: [stage?]
  • GOP: albeit a rather unusual outdoors [stage]
  • "The Last Sunset": the open atmosphere is on the Moon! [stage]
  • DOD: ice planet in a blizzard [stage]
  • "The Full Circle": lots of trees and swamps [location]
  • TOA: [stage?]
  • Year Two
  • "All that Glisters": mostly-lifeless planet [stage?]
  • "Journey to Where": lots of trees [location?]
  • The Rules of Luton": trees, river, canyons [location]
  • NANE: [stage?]
  • MOB: [location?]
  • "Devil's Planet": [stage?]
  • "Immunity Syndrome": [stage?]

  • Population Intro There are various lines of population discussion present in this KB. A few links lead to a single entry, but most lead to multiple entries. Most are At/Post-Breakaway, but one is Pre.
    Pre
  • Pre-Breakaway Population (overall). This covers through most of the way into the "Breakaway" episode, but only up to just before the Breakaway event.
  • At/Post
  • Population at Breakaway Event and After (overall). Observations, analysis, and speculation.
  • Population Statistical Speculation (overall). Various scenarios of how the numbers may or may not add up.
  • Male/Female Balance scenarios.
  • Male/Female Imbalance scenarios.
  • Child(ren) on Alpha.
  • Statements
  • Population Control: Due to limited resources, population had to remain limited, as suggested at least once in Y1 (e.g. "Earthbound"?) and at least once in Y2 (e.g. "The Exiles"). [There will eventually be a separate entry on this.]

  • Population
    (as best known
    before the
    Breakaway)
    Intro In the Breakaway episode, there are a number of population changes leading up to just before the actual Breakaway event.
    Gains
  • Cmdr. John Koenig, 1999/09/09 23:35 LT.
  • Comm. Simmonds, after 1999/09/09 but before or early on 1999/09/13.
  • Unclear
  • The two pilots and stewardess that brought Koenig to Alpha. Did they linger only long enough to take Gorski (first entry under Losses below) to Earth?
  • Collins (first name unknown -- not Eddie Collins): an Eagle pilot who grew symptomatic after Koenig's arrival and before Breakaway. His fate is not mentioned in the episode. He may have died before Breakaway, died of his illness after Breakaway, or perhaps (unlikely) recovered.
  • Losses
  • Cmdr. Gorski: Though we don't actually see him leaving the base, there are 3-4 days between Cmdr. Koenig's arrival at 23:35 Lunar Time 1999/09/09, and Breakaway some time during 1999/09/13, and the character, unlike Comm. Simmonds, is never mentioned again. The Editor believes it is almost certain Gorski leaves the base.
  • Nine who died prior to Koenig's arrival, including Jim Nordstrom shortly before on 1999/09/09.
  • Frank Warren: already in Medical Center, dying, when Koenig first sees him. Dies at 13:28 (day unclear to Editor, but before the Breakaway event).
  • Eric Sparkman: also already dying. There are no signs of brain activity or, beyond machine support, cell life, and after consideration, Helena stops life support, and he dies. This too happens before the Breakaway.
  • Warnings
  • Again, this counts changes leading up to, but not at or after, the Breakaway event.
  • It is possible there were other arrivals or departures (Eagle flights between Earth and Moon or between Alpha or the space station in lunar orbit), which cannot be accounted for. The Conclusions below are thus that much less certain.
  • Conclusions
  • 02 Gains: Koenig and Simmonds
  • 12 Losses, inc.: Gorski (returned to Earth), Frank Warren, and Eric Sparkman
  • 04 unknown (3 probably not a factor, 1 perhaps a death but still unknown if/when)
  • With the 311 figure cited by Earth just after Breakaway (see Population at the Breakaway), if the visual evidence is complete, Alpha's population just before Koenig's arrival (at 1999/09/09 ETA 23:35) is perhaps 313 (313+Koenig-Gorski-Warren-Sparkman = 311). Alpha's population even earlier, before the nine who died prior to Koenig's arrival, is perhaps 322 (322-9 = the 313 just above).

  • Population
    (Breakaway
    Event and
    After)
    Intro In general, there are roughly 300 people on Alpha at any one time, with variation as Alphans die, leave, are born, or join. A few Numbers (or lower bounds) are mentioned.
    Numbers
  • "Breakaway" (Y1): An Earth news report (GTV) lists 311 people on Moonbase Alpha, presumably from the best information GTV obtained about Alpha's pre-Breakaway population. See Breakaway Population for analysis.
  • "Last Enemy": Koenig mentions there are "about 300" people on Alpha. As this does not advance a bound, it is not as useful a number, and is largely ignored in this analysis; but see Population in "The Last Enemy" for some analysis.
  • TOA: "There are over three hundred people...." This sets a lower bound of 301 at that time. See Population at Arkadia for analysis.
  • "The Metamorph" (Y2): Population listed as 297 at the start of the episode. See Population at Psychon for analysis.
  • "Dorzak": comment by a Croton ship computer which scanned the Moon: "it is inhabited by some three hundred... people." As this does not advance a bound, it is not as useful a number, and is largely ignored in this analysis.
  • "Devil's Planet": Population is mentioned as 298 (revealed during interrogation of Koenig). See Population at Entra for analysis.
  • See Also
  • Population Statistical Analysis
  • Links
  • Eagle forum discussion of population.
  • The Space:1999 Population Countdown

  • Population... Warning The next several entries are in episode (production) order, rather than alphabetical order. This is done in order to present a clearer sequence of summary and analysis.

    Population at
    the Breakaway
    Summary In the pilot episode, a news report from Earth, picked up by Moonbase Alpha on the fast-departing Moon, lists 311 people on MBA.
    Analysis
  • This is perhaps the official population count from after several astronauts died and shortly before the Breakaway event. If the ILC were being kept well-apprised of the situation on Alpha before Breakaway, and gave a press release shortly after Breakaway that was their own best information, and the GTV(?) news report was using that information, then the number would be accurate.
  • There is no way to know if all of this was accurate, but is taken by some fans as the best available count.
  • Notes
  • All further citation of this 311 on this KB is on the basis described in this entry (i.e. that the number accurately represents Moonbase Alpha's population from immediately before the Breakaway event). Note that some scenarios intentionally chose a different number; but those will be clearly noted.

  • Population in
    "Last Enemy"
    Summary In "The Last Enemy" episode, Koenig mentions there are "about three hundred" people on Alpha.
    Analysis
  • In production order of the episodes, there were 20 "verifiable" deaths before that point, and if one also assumes 311 at the start, plus Jackie's birth in between, the population would be 292, which seems close enough to say about 300 for the population.
  • However, though none further were shown, there may have been additional children born after Jackie, depending on how you take numbers which followed later. See Analysis in the two entries which follow: Population at Arkadia and Population at Psychon.

  • Population at
    Arkadia
    Summary In "The Testament of Arkadia," Helena states the following: "There are over three hundred people...." This indicates 301 or more people are on Alpha before Luke and Anna desert to form their own colony.
    Analysis
  • If one assumes 302, then Luke and Anna desert, then assume Paul, Victor, and Kano are lost, then one can reach 297 listed in next episode.
  • If TOA is assumed to be at the end of Y1 (as the Editor does assume on this KB), there were already 33 people lost before the "over 300" figure is cited. If the 311 mentioned in "Breakaway" is assumed as being accurate just before Breakaway itself, and only Jackie's birth is assumed, 311-33+1 = 279 upon initial encounter of Arkadia, which implies either the 311 in "Breakaway" is way off (by at least 22), or there have been more births than just Jackie (again, at least 22 more -- though the Editor speculates at least 23 or 24 due to number cited in the next episode).
  • The only ways to reconcile "Arkadia" without there being more than 1 child are: to assume the 311 at the start is very wrong; or to assume this episode actually occurs earlier in the Y1 timeline. With the latter, even if "Arkadia" is just after "Alpha Child", the count would be 297 (311 - 15 + 1), suggesting both episodes would have to be even earlier in Y1 to reconcile these number (this scenario is currently not considered further in this KB).
  • See Also
  • Population

  • Population at
    Psychon
    Summary
  • Population reported (by Helena) as 297 at the start of the "The Metamorph" episode. There are three "verifiable losses" in the episode, plus one addition (Maya), which would result in a population of 295. The rest of this entry focuses on the 297 number.
  • Analysis
  • There are 35 "verifiable" personnel losses in Y1 after the Breakaway event and to the end of that season, not counting Victor, Paul, and Kano as "verifiable."
  • If the 311 population figure in "Breakaway" is taken literally (as the rest of this entry does), then losing 35 and adding Jackie Crawford is a net loss of 34.
  • 311 - 34 = 277.
  • This is 20 less than the 297 that Helena cites at the very start of this episode (and thus Y2).
  • If all of the above are taken at face value, there would have to be 20 more births on Alpha after Jackie but before the Psychon encounter, for 21 total births. (Aside: If there were no births except Jackie, the "Breakaway" figure should have been 331.)
  • If Paul, Victor, and Kano are also assumed lost between Y1 and Y2, just before Psychon, then 24 total births would have to be assumed to reconcile the numbers.
  • (Actually, at least two losses of some sort between Y1 and Y2 -- either among the above three in the prior point, or at least two others -- are "needed" to reconcile the "Arkadia" 300+ with the "Metamorph" 297, because if one assumes only 301 before Luke and Anna's desertion, that means the number would only go down to 299, rather than 297. So at least two losses are "implied" between Y1 and Y2, which drives up the total birth count before Psychon to at least 23. Again, though, if the three major regulars of Y1 not seen in Y2 are all assumed lost, than 24 births are implied -- again assuming the 311 in "Breakaway" is accurate.)
  • If more losses are assumed before Psychon (e.g. more deaths at Breakaway or its immediate aftermath, or at other points in Y1), then more births would have to be assumed.
  • Notes
  • Story-wise, it is unlikely that Helena, the Chief Medical Officer of Alpha, would cite an incorrect figure in "The Metamorph."
  • "The Testament of Arkadia" -- the last episode of Y1 in production order -- indicates 300+ for a population, which also seems difficult to reconcile without either the 311 at Breakaway being wrong, or there being more births.
  • Conclusions
  • If the "Breakaway" 311, "Arkadia" 300+, and "Metamorph" 297 are all taken at face value, together with the known losses after Breakaway, the only way to reconcile the numbers is to assume 20+ more births after Jackie's, before Psychon. Otherwise, one or more of the numbers is wrong or has to be ignored.

  • Population at
    Entra
    Summary Population is mentioned in "Devil's Planet" as 298, as revealed during interrogation of Cmdr. Koenig.
    Analysis
  • The 298 is mentioned after Koenig witnessed Blake Maine's death.
  • It seems the scan covers both short-term memories (e.g. the interrogator discovers Koenig knows Ellna is a dead world) and long-term memories (e.g. Moonbase Alpha, satellite of Earth).
  • Interrogator: "His brain resists certain questions. He has a strong will." Though not implied, it is possible that Koenig resisted on this count, but why would he resist on the count? Plus, the number is similar to others mentioned throughout some prior episodes.
  • Results
  • It thus seems likely the 298 accounts for the fact of Maine's death. This is not certain, but the Editor will use this as an assumption (i.e. that the count went from 299 to 298 with Maine's death) throughout this KB.
  • The "Metamorph" 297 + Maya - 6 deaths from Psychon through Entra (inclusive) =not= 298, so assuming these verifiable losses only, one would have to assume 7 more births between Psychon and Entra to reconcile the numbers.

  • Population
    Statistical
    Speculation
    Intro A speculative analysis made in an attempt to take population figures (or lower bounds) cited in two Y1 and two Y2 episodes at face value and reconcile them. Assumptions and Speculation are both made, and further supporting arguments in separate entries are cited as See Also links. Some scenarios "pass" with their starting assumptions (i.e. match all subsequently-listed numbers); some scenarios "fail" to match one or more subsequent numbers, but are presented to show why they fail or if they are useful in other ways.
    Assumptions
  • The 311 cited in Earth's GTV news report is accurate from shortly before the Breakaway event.
  • Exactly 4 astronauts died in the Breakaway explosion. There could have been more, but only 4 are shown. A couple scenarios, however, will speculate more.
  • Including the above four, at least all of the "verifiable" losses are counted.
  • Numbers cited in TOA (>300), "The Metamorph" (297) and "Devil's Planet" (298) are all accurate. Some scenarios will be attempted even if they fail to match one or more of these numbers, to show why they fail.
  • That TOA is the last episode of Y1.
  • Paul, Victor, and Kano were lost between TOA and "Metamorph," even though they are not necessarily "verifiable" losses.
  • No deaths among those born on Alpha (at least not before "The Dorcons").
  • More live births on base then just Jackie (at least in most Scenarios).
  • Guest/temporary aliens (or invaders) are not counted in population figures. Maya is counted as a new resident added.
  • No other "off-camera" losses due to illness or such. Over the ~7 years, it seems likely there would be some other fatal illness or disease. It seems Alpha does have a top-grade Medical Section, so maybe the numbers would be low for awhile. However, there is nothing for the Editor to go on here, though one or two scenarios may be added for that at a later point.
  • Speculation
  • TOA's 300+ number is will be replaced with some speculative numbers in the Scenarios (often 302 or 303).
  • There were more live births on Alpha after Jackie, before the "The Metamorph" -- though some scenarios will present only the one known birth.
  • There were additional live births after the 297 cited in "The Metamorph" but before the 298 cited in "Devil's Planet."
  • Scenarios
  • Scenario 1a: All Assumptions and Speculation used "as is."
  • Scenario 1b: Tanya also lost between Y1 and Y2. (Nearly identical to Scenario 1a)
  • Scenario 2a: Victor, David, Paul not lost, but incapacitated and/or reassigned on Alpha. (FAILS)
  • Scenario 2b: Victor, David, Paul not lost, others lost between Y1/2; variation of 2a, also similar to 1a
  • Scenario 3a: 334 start point (GTV very wrong); 297 okay, 298 wrong; 1 child only. (FAILS)
  • Scenario 3b: 334 start point (GTV very wrong); 297 and 298 okay; 1 Y1 child, a few Y2 children.
  • Scenario 4a: 300 as starting point (GTV unaware of Meta astronaut deaths)
  • Scenario 4b: 300 as starting point; but only 1 birth. (FAILS)
  • Scenario 5a: 311 as starting point; but only 1 birth. (FAILS)
  • Scenario ρ1: 311 as starting point, follows alternates from ATAP
  • Notes
  • Other scenarios are certainly possible.
  • Of course, the Editor realizes the series crew were not necessarily tracking such numbers so carefully. However the purpose of this entry is to see under what circumstances or tweaks these numbers can be made to work.
  • Conclusions
  • Losses were heavy, but stated population figures, even in Y1 alone strongly suggest there was more than one live birth during that timeframe, unless one assumes TOA is far earlier in Y1 (no scenario presented, but one may perhaps be added at some point), or that GTV had the wrong number in hand with its "311" (though many fans treat the 311 as an accurate count of the number alive on base at the time of Breakaway).
  • There can be considerable consistency flowing from Y1 to Y2 in terms of population numbers, especially given the TOA number sets a lower bound very close to the slightly lower "Metamorph" number, and several prominent Y1 characters have disappeared between Y1 and Y2.
  • Y2 numbers also suggest more live births.
  • Several scenarios work, but the ones that take all numbers "as is" work best by assuming more births. Again, even the numbers in Y1 alone suggest this, but Y2 also suggests this for its timeframe as well.
  • See Also
  • Population (Breakaway Event and After)
  • Population at the Breakaway
  • Population at Arkadia
  • Population at Psychon
  • Population at Entra
  • Population Statistical Speculation (Summary Table)

  • Population
    Statistical
    Speculation
    Scenario 1a
    Intro All Assumptions and Speculation in prior entry used "as is" -- completely. This scenario is also the partial basis for another dimension of statistical population analysis, namely: Male / Female Balance.
    Numbers 311 (just before the Breakaway event)
    - 4 (pilots seen killed in Breakaway explosion)
    ===
    307 (end of "Breakaway")
    -29 (more "verifiable losses" in Y1 before TOA)
    + 1 (Jackie's birth)
    +23 (speculation: more births after Jackie)
    ===
    302 (speculation: at start of TOA)
    - 2 (Luke and Anna desert to Arkadia)
    ===
    300 (at end of TOA)
    - 3 (loss of Paul, Victor, Kano)
    ===
    297 (quoted at start of Y2 / "The Metamorph")
    - 2 (killed on Psychon)
    - 1 (killed on Eagle destroyed by Mentor)
    + 1 (Maya welcomed as a new Alphan)
    ===
    295 (end of "The Metamorph")
    - 3 (deaths after Psychon and before Entra)
    + 7 (speculation: more births during this time?)
    ===
    299
    - 1 (Blake Maine on Entra in "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    298 (the number quoted later in "Devil's Planet")
    - 8 (after "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    290 (after Dorcons, assuming no further births)
    Subtotals
  • -35 lost during Y1
  • +24 births during Y1
  • - 3 lost between Y1 and Y2
  • + 1 addition from outside during Y2
  • -15 lost during Y2
  • + 7 births during Y2 (before Entra)
  • Totals
  • -53 lost (by end of Y2) -- 17.04% of original population
  • +31 births (before Entra) -- 1 per 10.03 of original population
  • + 1 addition from outside
  • net decline of 21 (from 311 to 290) -- 6.75%

  • Population
    Statistical
    Speculation
    Scenario 1b
    Intro All Assumptions and Speculation in prior entry used "as is" -- except: Tanya also lost between Y1 and Y2.
    Numbers 311 (just before the Breakaway event)
    - 4 (pilots seen killed in Breakaway explosion)
    ===
    307 (end of "Breakaway")
    -29 (more "verifiable losses" in Y1 before TOA)
    + 1 (Jackie's birth)
    +24 (speculation: more births after Jackie)
    ===
    303 (speculation: at start of TOA)
    - 2 (Luke and Anna desert to Arkadia)
    ===
    301 (at end of TOA)
    - 4 (loss of Paul, Victor, Kano, Tanya)
    ===
    297 (quoted at start of Y2 / "The Metamorph")
    - 2 (killed on Psychon)
    - 1 (killed on Eagle destroyed by Mentor)
    + 1 (Maya welcomed as a new Alphan)
    ===
    295 (end of "The Metamorph")
    - 3 (deaths after Psychon and before Entra)
    + 7 (speculation: more births during this time?)
    ===
    299
    - 1 (Blake Maine on Entra in "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    298 (the number quoted later in "Devil's Planet")
    - 8 (after "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    290 (after Dorcons, assuming no further births)
    Subtotals
  • -35 lost during Y1
  • +24 births during Y1
  • - 4 lost between Y1 and Y2
  • + 1 addition from outside during Y2
  • -15 lost during Y2
  • + 7 births during Y2 (before Entra)
  • Totals
  • -54 lost (by end of Y2) -- 17.36% of original population
  • +32 births (before Entra) -- 1 per 9.72 of original population
  • + 1 addition from outside
  • net decline of 21 (from 311 to 290) -- 6.75%

  • Population
    Statistical
    Speculation
    Scenario 2a
    Intro All Assumptions and Speculation in prior entry used "as is" -- completely: except Paul, David, Victor, and Tanya are not lost, but rather incapacitated and/or reassigned elsewhere on Alpha.
    Numbers 311 (just before the Breakaway event)
    - 4 (pilots seen killed in Breakaway explosion)
    ===
    307 (end of "Breakaway")
    -29 (more "verifiable losses" in Y1 before TOA)
    + 1 (Jackie's birth)
    +20 (speculation: more births after Jackie)
    ===
    299 (scenario fails(?) at start of TOA -- see Notes)
    - 2 (Luke and Anna desert to Arkadia)
    ===
    297 (quoted at start of Y2 / "The Metamorph")
    - 2 (killed on Psychon)
    - 1 (killed on Eagle destroyed by Mentor)
    + 1 (Maya welcomed as a new Alphan)
    ===
    295 (end of "The Metamorph")
    - 3 (deaths after Psychon and before Entra)
    + 7 (speculation: more births during this time)
    ===
    299
    - 1 (Blake Maine on Entra in "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    298 (the number quoted later in "Devil's Planet")
    - 8 (after "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    290 (after Dorcons, assuming no further births)
    Notes
  • Lacking the assumption of loss of Paul, Victor, and Kano, there is no way to bridge the "over 300" at the beginning of TOA with the 297 at the start of "The Metamorph" -- unless at least 2 other deaths are assumed between Y1 and Y2 (see the following for one such: Scenario 2b)
  • Subtotals
  • -35 lost during Y1
  • +21 births during Y1
  • + 1 addition from outside during Y2
  • -15 lost during Y2
  • + 7 births during Y2 (before Entra)
  • Totals
  • -50 lost (by end of Y2) -- 16.07% of original population
  • +28 births (before Entra) -- 1 per 11.11 of original population
  • + 1 addition from outside
  • net decline of 21 (from 311 to 290) -- 6.75%
  • (scenario fails to bridge two of the known numbers, however)

  • Population
    Statistical
    Speculation
    Scenario 2b
    Intro All Assumptions and Speculation in prior entry used "as is" -- except: three unnamed Alphans lost between Y1 and Y2. This entry "fixes" failure of 2a, but is also essentially the same as 1a, except for leaving Paul, David, Victor on Alpha (somewhere) and substituting in three other losses.
    Numbers 311 (just before the Breakaway event)
    - 4 (pilots seen killed in Breakaway explosion)
    ===
    307 (end of "Breakaway")
    -29 (more "verifiable losses" in Y1 before TOA)
    + 1 (Jackie's birth)
    +23 (speculation: more births after Jackie)
    ===
    302 (speculation: at start of TOA)
    - 2 (Luke and Anna desert to Arkadia)
    ===
    300 (at end of TOA)
    - 3 (loss of three "unknown" adults and/or babies)
    ===
    297 (quoted at start of Y2 / "The Metamorph")
    - 2 (killed on Psychon)
    - 1 (killed on Eagle destroyed by Mentor)
    + 1 (Maya welcomed as a new Alphan)
    ===
    295 (end of "The Metamorph")
    - 3 (deaths after Psychon and before Entra)
    + 7 (speculation: more births during this time?)
    ===
    299
    - 1 (Blake Maine on Entra in "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    298 (the number quoted later in "Devil's Planet")
    - 8 (after "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    290 (after Dorcons, assuming no further births)
    Subtotals
  • -35 lost during Y1
  • +24 births during Y1
  • - 3 lost between Y1 and Y2
  • + 1 addition from outside during Y2
  • -15 lost during Y2
  • + 7 births during Y2 (before Entra)
  • Totals
  • -53 lost (by end of Y2) -- 17.04% of original population
  • +31 births (before Entra) -- 1 per 10.03 of original population
  • + 1 addition from outside
  • net decline of 21 (from 311 to 290) -- 6.75%

  • Population
    Statistical
    Speculation
    Scenario 3a
    Intro All Assumptions and Speculation in Population Statistical Speculation used, but with some major departures: only 1 child; and the 311 mentioned in "Breakaway" by the newscast is way off.
    Numbers 334 (just before the Breakaway event; assume GTV wrong)
    - 4 (pilots seen killed in Breakaway explosion)
    ===
    330 (end of "Breakaway")
    -29 (more "verifiable losses" in Y1 before TOA)
    + 1 (Jackie's birth)
    ===
    302 (speculation: at start of TOA)
    - 2 (Luke and Anna desert to Arkadia)
    ===
    300 (at end of TOA)
    - 3 (loss of Paul, Victor, Kano)
    ===
    297 (quoted at start of Y2 / "The Metamorph")
    - 2 (killed on Psychon)
    - 1 (killed on Eagle destroyed by Mentor)
    + 1 (Maya welcomed as a new Alphan)
    ===
    295 (end of "The Metamorph")
    - 3 (deaths after Psychon and before Entra)
    ===
    292
    - 1 (Blake Maine on Entra in "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    291 (fails?: contradicts 298 in DP interrogation -- see Notes)
    - 8 (after "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    283 (after Dorcons, assuming no further births)
    Notes
  • This scenario fails to match in "Devil's Planet" where the number 298 was obtained during an interrogation where the subject (Koenig) was unconscious and presumably could not try resisting with fake numbers. Another way the interrogation could be wrong is if it is a misreading.
  • Subtotals
  • -35 lost during Y1
  • + 1 birth during Y1
  • - 3 lost between Y1 and Y2
  • + 1 addition from outside during Y2
  • -15 lost during Y2
  • Totals
  • -53 lost (by end of Y2) -- 15.86% of original population
  • + 1 birth -- 1 per 334.00 of original population
  • + 1 addition from outside
  • net decline of 51 (from 334 to 283) -- 15.27%

  • Population
    Statistical
    Speculation
    Scenario 3b
    Intro Same as in prior scenario, except a few births are eventually allowed after "The Exiles" (Y2), before "Devil's Planet" (which allows bridging of "Metamorph" 297 and DP's 298 while still assuming the "Breakaway" newscast got the 311 way wrong).
    Numbers 334 (just before the Breakaway event; assume GTV wrong)
    - 4 (pilots seen killed in Breakaway explosion)
    ===
    330 (end of "Breakaway")
    -29 (more "verifiable losses" in Y1 before TOA)
    + 1 (Jackie's birth)
    ===
    302 (speculation: at start of TOA)
    - 2 (Luke and Anna desert to Arkadia)
    ===
    300 (at end of TOA)
    - 3 (loss of Paul, Victor, Kano)
    ===
    297 (quoted at start of Y2 / "The Metamorph")
    - 2 (killed on Psychon)
    - 1 (killed on Eagle destroyed by Mentor)
    + 1 (Maya welcomed as a new Alphan)
    ===
    295 (end of "The Metamorph")
    - 3 (deaths after Psychon and before Entra)
    + 7 (births between "Exiles" and Entra)
    ===
    299
    - 1 (Blake Maine on Entra in "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    298 (the number quoted later in "Devil's Planet")
    - 8 (after "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    290 (after Dorcons, assuming no further births)
    Subtotals
  • -35 lost during Y1 -- 10.48% of original population
  • + 1 birth during Y1
  • - 3 lost between Y1 and Y2
  • + 1 addition from outside during Y2
  • -15 lost during Y2
  • + 8 births during Y1
  • Totals
  • -53 lost (by end of Y2) -- 15.86% of original population
  • + 8 births -- 1 per 41.75 of original population
  • + 1 addition from outside
  • net decline of 44 (from 334 to 283) -- 13.17%

  • Population
    Statistical
    Speculation
    Scenario 4a
    Intro All Assumptions and Speculation in Population Statistical Speculation used, but with a moderate deparature: GTV (the newscaster in the "Breakaway" newscast) is unaware of the 11 recent deaths. Koenig mentions 9 deaths to Simmonds, then 2 more die a little later on -- all before the Breakaway event. Simmonds or ILC did not relay this to GTV before their GTV's broadcast. Assume, however, that GTV are aware Simmonds went to Alpha. Thus, while GTV believe 311 were on Alpha at the moment Breakaway began, the real population is 11 less, or 300, in this Scenario.
    Numbers 300 (just before the Breakaway event)
    - 4 (pilots seen killed in Breakaway explosion)
    ===
    296 (end of "Breakaway")
    -29 (more "verifiable losses" in Y1 before TOA)
    + 1 (Jackie's birth)
    +34 (speculation: more births after Jackie)
    ===
    302 (speculation: at start of TOA)
    - 2 (Luke and Anna desert to Arkadia)
    ===
    300 (at end of TOA)
    - 3 (loss of Paul, Victor, Kano)
    ===
    297 (quoted at start of Y2 / "The Metamorph")
    - 2 (killed on Psychon)
    - 1 (killed on Eagle destroyed by Mentor)
    + 1 (Maya welcomed as a new Alphan)
    ===
    295 (end of "The Metamorph")
    - 3 (deaths after Psychon and before Entra)
    + 7 (speculation: more births during this time?)
    ===
    299
    - 1 (Blake Maine on Entra in "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    298 (the number quoted later in "Devil's Planet")
    - 8 (after "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    290 (after Dorcons, assuming no further births)
    Subtotals
  • -35 lost during Y1
  • +35 births during Y1
  • - 3 lost between Y1 and Y2
  • + 1 addition from outside during Y2
  • -15 lost during Y2
  • + 7 births during Y2 (before Entra)
  • Totals
  • -53 lost (by end of Y2) -- 17.67% of original population
  • +42 births (before Entra) -- 1 per 7.14 of original population
  • + 1 addition from outside
  • net decline of 10 (from 300 to 290) -- 3.33%

  • Population
    Statistical
    Speculation
    Scenario 4b
    Intro Same as in prior entry, except there is only one birth. This could be called a "death march" scenario, for reasons that become rather obvious below. Even given the altered start point as an assumption, this scenario fails at multiple points.
    Numbers 300 (just before the Breakaway event)
    - 4 (pilots seen killed in Breakaway explosion)
    ===
    296 (end of "Breakaway")
    -29 (more "verifiable losses" in Y1 before TOA)
    + 1 (Jackie's birth)
    ===
    268 (scenario fails at start of TOA -- see Notes)
    - 2 (Luke and Anna desert to Arkadia)
    ===
    266 (at end of TOA)
    - 3 (loss of Paul, Victor, Kano)
    ===
    263 (scenario fails at start of "Metamorph" -- see Notes)
    - 2 (killed on Psychon)
    - 1 (killed on Eagle destroyed by Mentor)
    + 1 (Maya welcomed as a new Alphan)
    ===
    261 (end of "The Metamorph")
    - 3 (deaths after Psychon and before Entra)
    ===
    258
    - 1 (Blake Maine on Entra in "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    257 (scenario fails against "Devil's Planet")
    - 8 (after "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    249 (after Dorcons, assuming no further births)
    Subtotals
  • -35 lost during Y1 -- 11.67% of original population
  • + 1 births during Y1
  • - 3 lost between Y1 and Y2
  • + 1 addition from outside during Y2
  • -15 lost during Y2
  • Totals
  • -53 lost (by end of Y2) -- 17.67% of original population
  • + 1 birth -- 1 per 311.00 of original population
  • + 1 addition from outside
  • net decline of 51 (from 311 to 260) -- 17.00% of original population

  • Population
    Statistical
    Speculation
    Scenario 5a
    Intro All Assumptions and Speculation in Population Statistical Speculation used, except there is only one birth. This could be called a "death march" scenario, for reasons that become rather obvious below. This scenario fails at several points.
    Numbers 311 (just before the Breakaway event)
    - 4 (pilots seen killed in Breakaway explosion)
    ===
    307 (end of "Breakaway")
    -29 (more "verifiable losses" in Y1 before TOA)
    + 1 (Jackie's birth)
    ===
    279 (scenario fails at start of TOA -- see Notes)
    - 2 (Luke and Anna desert to Arkadia)
    ===
    277 (at end of TOA)
    - 3 (loss of Paul, Victor, Kano)
    ===
    274 (scenario fails at start of "Metamorph" -- see Notes)
    - 2 (killed on Psychon)
    - 1 (killed on Eagle destroyed by Mentor)
    + 1 (Maya welcomed as a new Alphan)
    ===
    272 (end of "The Metamorph")
    - 3 (deaths after Psychon and before Entra)
    ===
    269
    - 1 (Blake Maine on Entra in "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    268 (scenario fails against "Devil's Planet")
    - 8 (after "Devil's Planet")
    ===
    260 (after Dorcons, assuming no further births)
    Subtotals
  • -35 lost during Y1 -- 11.25% of original population
  • + 1 births during Y1
  • - 3 lost between Y1 and Y2
  • + 1 addition from outside during Y2
  • -15 lost during Y2
  • Totals
  • -53 lost (by end of Y2) -- 17.04% of original population
  • + 1 birth -- 1 per 311.00 of original population
  • + 1 addition from outside
  • net decline of 51 (from 311 to 260) -- 16.40% of original population

  • Population
    Statistical
    Speculation
    Scenario ρ1
    Intro A possible scenario for the alternate Alphans who have settled an alternate Earth, from the episode ATAP.
    Notes
  • The Editor refers to this split-off timeline with the Greek letter ρ; i.e. rho -- this is not an official/canon designation.
  • This scenario is too sketchy (see Details) and abbreviated to include in the summary table which follows in a summary entry.
  • Details
  • The α (mainline) and ρ timelines were shown as the same through the beginning of the episode, and thus share the same deaths, as well as lack of births up to that time ("Alpha Child" is in a later episode).
  • After the split, the point of view is on the alternate (ρ) settlers, and their losses/gains. They have lived at least five more years of life than the mainline Alphans still on the base.
  • Population information about the alternate timeline post-split is actually very sketchy, since the alternates have scattered settlements throughout the Santa Maria valley, and only one is observed in the episode. Thus, as usual, only verifiable losses and verifiable gains are considered. Presumably, however, most or all settlements have one or more children in them, so the end count in "reality" is likely much higher than 297.
  • As usual for Y1 in this KB, production order is assumed for the episodes.
  • Numbers 311 (just before the Breakaway event)
    - 4 (pilots seen killed in Breakaway explosion)
    ===
    307 (end of "Breakaway")
    - 8 (more losses in Y1 before ATAP)
    ===
    299 (at time of split in ATAP)
    - 2 (ρKoenig and Carter killed in crash on Moon
    + 2 (children of Paul and Sandra)
    - 1 (ρRegina dies)
    ===
    298 (at time ρVictor notices second Moon in orbit)
    - 1 (Helena after encountering her younger doppelganger)
    ===
    297 (see Details above, however)

    Population
    Statistical
    Speculation
    (Summary
    Table)
    Intro A grid summarizing the various Population Statistical Speculation Scenarios above.
    Details
  • Most column headers link to a more-detailed discussion of each scenario. Otherwise, view the brief summaries of all Scenarios in the following entry: Population Statistical Speculation.
  • Scenario failures -- failures to match numbers mentioned in episodes after "Breakaway" -- are marked with red font.
  • TOA's number is simply "over 300", so various speculative numbers may appear for the start of that episode.
  • Key
  • bgn = beginning of
  • OP = Original Population (immediately before the Breakaway event).
  • Table
    1a 1b 2a 2b 3a 3b 4a 4b 5a Who / When / Where
    311
    - 4
    - 0
    ===
    307
    -29
    + 1
    +23
    ===
    302
    - 2
    ===
    300
    - 3
    - 0
    + 0
    ===
    297
    - 2
    - 1
    + 1
    ===
    295
    - 3
    + 7
    ===
    299
    - 1
    ===
    298
    - 8
    ===
    290
    311
    - 4
    - 0
    ===
    307
    -29
    + 1
    +24
    ===
    303
    - 2
    ===
    301
    - 4
    - 0
    + 0
    ===
    297
    - 2
    - 1
    + 1
    ===
    295
    - 3
    + 7
    ===
    299
    - 1
    ===
    298
    - 8
    ===
    290
    311
    - 4
    - 0
    ===
    307
    -29
    + 1
    +20
    ===
    299
    - 2
    ===
    297
    - 0
    - 0
    + 0
    ===
    297
    - 2
    - 1
    + 1
    ===
    295
    - 3
    + 7
    ===
    299
    - 1
    ===
    298
    - 8
    ===
    290
    311
    - 4
    - 0
    ===
    307
    -29
    + 1
    +23
    ===
    302
    - 2
    ===
    300
    - 0
    - 3
    + 0
    ===
    297
    - 2
    - 1
    + 1
    ===
    295
    - 3
    + 7
    ===
    299
    - 1
    ===
    298
    - 8
    ===
    290
    334
    - 4
    - 0
    ===
    330
    -29
    + 1
    + 0
    ===
    302
    - 2
    ===
    300
    - 3
    - 0
    + 0
    ===
    297
    - 2
    - 1
    + 1
    ===
    295
    - 3
    + 0
    ===
    292
    - 1
    ===
    291
    - 8
    ===
    283
    334
    - 4
    - 0
    ===
    330
    -29
    + 1
    + 0
    ===
    302
    - 2
    ===
    300
    - 3
    - 0
    + 0
    ===
    297
    - 2
    - 1
    + 1
    ===
    295
    - 3
    + 7
    ===
    299
    - 1
    ===
    298
    - 8
    ===
    290
    300
    - 4
    - 0
    ===
    296
    -29
    + 1
    +34
    ===
    302
    - 2
    ===
    300
    - 3
    - 0
    + 0
    ===
    297
    - 2
    - 1
    + 1
    ===
    295
    - 3
    + 7
    ===
    299
    - 1
    ===
    298
    - 8
    ===
    290
    300
    - 4
    - 0
    ===
    296
    -29
    + 1
    + 0
    ===
    268
    - 2
    ===
    266
    - 3
    - 0
    + 0
    ===
    263
    - 2
    - 1
    + 1
    ===
    261
    - 3
    + 0
    ===
    258
    - 1
    ===
    257
    - 8
    ===
    249
    311
    - 4
    - 0
    ===
    307
    -29
    + 1
    + 0
    ===
    279
    - 2
    ===
    277
    - 3
    - 0
    + 0
    ===
    274
    - 2
    - 1
    + 1
    ===
    272
    - 3
    + 0
    ===
    269
    - 1
    ===
    268
    - 8
    ===
    260
    bgn Breakaway event
    pilots at Breakaway
    on Alpha @Breakaway
    ====================
    end of "Breakaway"
    more lost before TOA
    Jackie's birth
    more births?
    ====================
    bgn TOA (speculate)
    desert to Arkadia
    ====================
    at end of TOA (&Y1)
    lose PM,VB,DK (&TA?)
    more lost from Y1-2
    more brth from Y1-2
    ====================
    bgn "The Metamorph"
    lost on Psychon
    lost at Alpha
    add Maya
    ====================
    end of "Metamorph"
    more before Entra
    more births?
    ====================
    bgn "Devil's Planet"
    Blake Maine on Entra
    ====================
    end of DP
    after DP
    ====================
    after Dorcons
    Totals and Statistics
    -53 -54 -50 -53 -53 -53 -53 -53 -53 # of OP lost
    +31 +32 +28 +31 + 1 + 8 +42 + 1 + 1 # of births
    + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 # of other additions
    -21 -21 -21 -21 -51 -44 -10 -51 -51 # net change
    017 017 016 017 016 016 018 018 017 % of OP lost
    010 9.7 011 010 334 042 7.1 300 311 1 birth per # of OP

    Population:
    Male /
    Female
    Balance
    Intro Based on the Verifiable Personnel Losses, quite a few more men than women were lost. The next few entries posit some scenarios regarding the male-female balance over the Y1+Y2 timeframe (i.e. only up to 2409 DAB). Some of the Assumptions are from Population Statistical Speculation Scenario 1a, some are simplifying assumptions solely for these male-female scenarios (i.e. variation scenarios can be created by altering or dropping those assumptions).
    Assumptions
  • The Scenarios listed below all assume Population Statistical Speculation Scenario 1a, including counting: 311 as the starting population; 31 births as gains; Paul Morrow, Victor Bergman, and David Kano as losses; Maya as a gain.
  • Births are in near balance among boys and girls.
  • No twins among the 31 children. (Note: twins occur about once in every 65 births)
  • No two-time mothers or fathers in Y1+Y2 timeframe. (Given citations in both seasons about limited resources, this is not as unlikely as it seems, at least on the female side. The male side is harder to judge due to possible Casanova types.)
  • No children between "Devil's Planet" (2306 DAB) and "The Dorcons" (2409 DAB). This is assumed only because no population number is listed after the former episode, so there is nothing on which to base further birth numbers. That is, there could have been births in this timeframe, but none are assumed here.
  • Details
  • Where a total (population, births, etc.) is odd rather than even, or where the sex is unknown in the case of some losses, the Editor will choose particular numbers for sake of presenting some clear scenarios -- nothing more is intended.
  • In one specific case of the prior point, namely of the 7 losses where the sex is not known, the Editor thinks it is most likely that most or all of them are men, probably the latter, but has chosen to make that be 6 men and 1 woman.
  • Scenarios
  • Early Balance: a near balance among adult men and women among the 311 (per first Assumption) just prior to the Breakaway.
  • Balance Shift: More total males than females at start, more total females than males at end.
  • Late Balance: a balance among all at the end of Y2.
  • See Also
  • Male / Female Balance [Overall] Conclusions
  • Male/Female Imbalance
  • Population (intro entry)

  • Population:
    Male /
    Female
    "Early
    Balance"
    Scenario
    Intro Using the Assumptions and other setup details presented in Male / Female Balance, this entry presents a scenario of number of males and females in an "Early Balance" (at Breakaway) scenario, where there is a near balance among adult men and women among the 311 just prior to the Breakaway.
    Table
    BgnY1LossGainEndY2
    Adults % M 50.1684.91 0.042.86
    ct M 156 -45 0 111
    M+F 311 -53 +1 259
    ct F 155 -8 +1 148
    % F 49.8415.10100.057.14
    All % M 50.1684.9150.0043.79
    ct M 156 -45 +16 127
    M+F 311 -53 +32 290
    ct F 155 -8 +16 163
    % F 49.8415.0950.0056.21
    Children % M N/A N/A51.6151.61
    ct M 0 0 +16 16
    M+F 0 0 +31 31
    ct F 0 0 +15 15
    % F N/A N/A48.3948.39
    Conclusions
  • This scenario implies essentially no disparity in initial personnel, but a mild disparity among adults at the end of Y2 (33% more women than men for a 57/43 ratio), or that 37 (25%) of women would be without a husband if all remaining men were married or got married after the end of Y2 (does not count that some may have been separated from husbands at Breakaway or subsequently widowed).
  • Lost 28.84% of original population of adult males.
  • Lost 05.16% of original population of adult females.
  • 20.00% of original population of women had children.
  • 19.87% of original population of men became fathers.
  • See Also
  • Male / Female Balance [Overall] Conclusions

  • Population:
    Male /
    Female
    "Balance
    Shift"
    Scenario
    Intro Using the Assumptions and other setup details presented in Male / Female Balance, this entry presents a scenario of number of males and females in a "Balance Shift" (over the course of the two seasons), namely: more total males than females at start, more total females than males at end.
    Table
    BgnY1LossGainEndY2
    Adults % M 53.0584.91 0.046.33
    ct M 165 -45