Most importantly, however, her Psychon abilities as a metamorph with the power of "molecular transformation" allowed her to convert herself into any living thing for an hour at a time, were designed to add a certain "wow" factor to the newly revamped series. Lighting effects for Moonbase Alpha were comparable to those from UFO, as well as the concept of the elevating spacecraft launch pad. As part of this announcement, Network released a limited edition (of 1999 copies) of a special preview disc of the two-part story "The Bringers of Wonder" on 8 December 2014. New series composer Derek Wadsworth's new theme dropped Barry Gray's alternation between stately, orchestral passages and funky rhythmic ones in favour of a more consistently contemporary piece. . Landau and Bain were high-profile stars in America after three years in the popular CBS espionage series Mission: Impossible. Schell was 32 in 1976, so presumably Maya is approximately the same age. "[21] With Morse gone, the role of the boffin on Alpha was filled completely by Maya, whose people's science was far in advance of mankind's. Visit the POWYS site by clicking on their logo above, to find out more about purchasing their new line of Space: 1999 novels. "Maya, Daughter of Mentor" (used only in certain formal introductions) Miss Maya: used by Taybor; Who: An alien 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. The Andersons reworked UFO: 1999 into a new premise: Commander Steven Maddox controlled the forces of WANDER, Earth's premier defence organisation, from Moon City, a twenty-mile wide installation on the Moon. Abe Mandell of ITC had secured a handshake agreement with a network executive in 1974, but after the man's termination, all his projects were abandoned. Countries where the show was sold include France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Poland, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey, Iran, Greece, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Peru, Japan, Malaysia, Canada, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. It was initially released in 8 sets with 6 episodes each in 2001 and 2002. Dissatisfaction on Landau's part about scripts was not new to Year Two, though. For the uninitiated, Space: 1999 starts off in the year 1999 (astute viewers will immediately take notice that 1999 has come and gone, so the series now takes place in the past). Space 1999 Catacombs Brian The Brain. This is of course a considerabe jump ahead in the established Space: 1999 timeline, compared to the events depicted in Drew Gaska's Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe. Space 1999; Sort by: Space 1999. Episode Recap Space: 1999 on TV.com. How they survived and are able to travel the Universe seems to be a central mystery to which the Alphans, and the audience, have no concrete answers. Dr Bob Mathias (Anton Phillips) was present in the first two Year Two episodes, was mentioned in the third episode, and then also disappeared without a trace. This auction is for an AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH CARD from the set, signed by CATHERINE SCHELL AS MAYA.This is autograph … At this time, Sylvia Anderson left her role as producer when she and Gerry Anderson formally separated (and subsequently divorced). [2] The runaway Moon, in effect, becomes the "spacecraft" on which the protagonists travel, searching for a new home. This was followed by a title sequence that managed to convey prestige for its two main stars, Landau and Bain (both billed as 'starring') and to give the audience some thirty-plus fast cut shots of the forthcoming episode. Quite unlike any of the others." Maya shared Spock's logical approach to problem-solving and advanced intelligence, but differed in that she was a charming, fully emotional person. Robert W. Wood: Destination: Moonbase Alpha. Aug 30, 2017 - Explore Rick Hoffman's board "SPACE 1999", followed by 1027 people on Pinterest. "Only Psychons have the unique molecular structure which permits transformation" (Dorzak); she attains the form of an animal by knowing its molecular structure (unless it eludes her as in The Beta Cloud). Compare. Mark Bonnar, Maria Teresa Creasey, Tim Bentinck, Clive Hayward, Glen McCready, Susan Hingley and Amaka Okafor reprise their roles with Anthony Howell, Chris Jarman and Nicholas Asbury joining.[41]. Saved by Anna Wenders. your own Pins on Pinterest In The Exiles, The Rules Of Luton & Space Warp she can only hold the form for an hour (in The Seance Spectre she holds a form for 3 hours, in The Taybor she can lock herself in a form). (Dorzak), "Well, then we'll discover the joys of walking, won't we?" Subseries for Space 1999 Exclusives, Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, Series 5, All ... Maya. Maya was considered to be a successful character, and the producers began grooming her for a spinoff show that would run concurrently with the third series of Space: 1999. (The Rules Of Luton), "Is there some flaw in the Psychon nature that turns us all into monsters? Key roles in The Metamorph, The Taybor, The Rules Of Luton, New Adam, New Eve, The A B Chrysalis, Seed Of Destruction, The Beta Cloud, Space Warp (in alien forms), The Bringers Of Wonder, Dorzak, The Dorcons. But then we wouldn't have a series, so we couldn't do that. Pre Finished ! It is a very nice item for collectors and fans of Space 1999. [12], One week before live action filming commenced, Visual Effects Supervisor Brian Johnson and his team began work on the visual effects sequences for the first episode at Bray Studios near Maidenhead, Berkshire on 5 November 1973. Wilson's innovative Moonbase set construction, using 4-by-8-foot (120 by 240 cm) plastic foam-board panels, linked together Lego-like into whatever room configuration was required, made for a uniform and realistic appearance for the Alpha interiors (not to mention being relatively cheap and quickly assembled). When Koenig destroyed Psyche, the released energy destroyed the planet (The Metamorph). Anderson responded that in the series opener, he would "blow up the Earth". It also includes several new extras including a "Memories of Space" featurette, a Sylvia Anderson interview (in which she frankly discusses the series and her thoughts about Landau and Bain), an expanded version of the "These Episodes" documentary from the DVD set, several PDF files containing scripts and annuals, an extensive set of photo galleries with hundreds of stills, and the first episode of Year Two, "The Metamorph", in digitally restored hi-definition. In 2001, it was released on DVD in the UK by Carlton Media, both in single disc volumes (each volume contained four episodes) and also as two complete season boxed sets (titled as "Year One" and "Year Two") comprising six discs each. The necessity to telex story outlines and scripts to New York for approval caused further production delays. Scheduled for a twelve-month shoot, the twenty-four episodes took fifteen months to complete, with the production experiencing a number of difficulties. The Eagle 1 is made mostly of molded plastic and has a number of parts and accessories. Tweet dated 15 August 2018. Space 1999 - 22 inch Eagle Photoetch Set 1/48 scale - PGX199. "Our planet was so rich in resources that there was no separation of classes." Space: 1999 was a British science-fiction series that ran for two seasons and 48 episodes.. Security Chief Tony Verdeschi also joined as a new character, played by Tony Anholt. Anholt revealed that, "the more the cast complained about a script's flaws, the more intractable and unyielding Freiberger became." They can pretty much do that [with a medical device] nowadays. [45] Again containing a wealth of extra features, the sets include galleries, vintage interviews, a blooper, behind the scenes footage, original source audio recordings, scripts and annuals PDF files, a stock footage archive, a textless opening title sequence, trailers and promos, "music only" options for all episodes, a stop-motion fan film from 1979, and a specially re-edited/rescored version of the episode "Seed of Destruction" as if it were made for Year One. [3] Also appearing as regular cast members were the Canadian-based British actor Barry Morse (as Professor Victor Bergman in the first series) and Hungarian-born, US-raised Catherine Schell (as the alien Maya in the second season). Avaruusasema Alfa (engl. "Our planet was so rich in resources that there was no separation of classes." In the opening episode, set in the year 1999, nuclear waste stored on the Moon's far side explodes, knocking the Moon out of orbit and sending it, as well as the 311 inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha, hurtling uncontrollably into space. In the first show I did, I stressed action as well as character development, along with strong story content, to prove that 1999 could stand up to the American concept of what an action-adventure show should be. And then "Dorzak", "The Immunity Syndrome", "Devil's Planet", and "The Dorcons" followed in March. Space: 1999 was the last production by the partnership of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and was the most expensive series produced for British television up to that time. Subsequent episodes (such as "The Black Sun", third in production order, and "Another Time, Another Place", sixth in production order) suggest the Moon reaches the stars by passing through wormholes and hyperspatial tunnels, a plot point made more overt in second-season episodes, notably "The Taybor" and "Space Warp". Planning for some hires poster size prints, so following through with UV mapping, textures, look dev, lighting, etc.… On 31 July 2007, A&E released Space: 1999 – Complete Series, 30th Anniversary Edition. Freiberger had produced the third and final season of Star Trek in 1968–1969 and eight episodes of the first season of The Wild Wild West (including one in which Martin Landau guest-starred) before being dismissed. Saved from pinterest.com. For the lead characters of John Koenig and Helena Russell, Gerry Anderson approached the husband-and-wife acting team of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. Many of her transformations -even on Psychon before she meets the Alphans- are into Earth animals that she can never have seen. Directed by Charles Crichton. Jun 3, 2020 - This Pin was discovered by James Santangelo. Planning for some hires poster size prints, so following through with UV mapping, textures, look dev, lighting, etc.… Add To Cart. The full-network English CBC airing began with the series opener, "Breakaway", on 11 September 1976, then "The Metamorph", the Year Two opener, on 18 September. Several guest stars went on to appear in the Star Wars films, including Cushing, Glover, Lee, Blessed, Prowse, Michael Culver, Michael Sheard, Richard LeParmentier, Shane Rimmer, Angus MacInnes, Drewe Henley, Jack Klaff and Jack McKenzie. The programme's special effects director Brian Johnson had previously worked on both Thunderbirds (as Brian Johncock) and 2001. Space: 1999 drew a great deal of visual inspiration (and technical expertise) from the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Maddox would view all aspects of Earth defence from Central Control, a facility at the hub of the base and accessible only by Moon Hopper craft, which would require the correct pass-code to traverse Control's defensive laser barrier. The two-part episode, "The Bringers of Wonder", was shown on 19 and 26 February. In August 2018, Comet announced it would be airing both seasons of the original series beginning in September.[32]. In late 2014, Network finally announced that Year Two would be released in 2015. Thruster and engine sounds were similar to those previously used in Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds, and Captain Scarlet. Sounds perfect Wahhhh, I don’t wanna However, within a few weeks, various stations had moved the series elsewhere in their schedules. Production Designer Keith Wilson stated in an interview in Destination: Moonbase Alpha that he was always being ordered by Producer Fred Freiberger to make sets smaller, taking away the expansive (and expensive) look of the first series' interiors. Space: 1999 used Pinewood Studios sound-stages L and M. Each studio measures 90' x 105' (27 m x 32 m), with a floor-to-grid measurement of 30 feet (9 m). Group Three Productions (a partnership of the Andersons and production executive Reg Hill) was to produce the series; ITC Entertainment and Italian broadcaster RAI were to provide the funding. Schell was 32 in 1976, so presumably Maya is approximately the same age. Question: Did Maya of Space: 1999 die? "[20], She added that some of the technology on Space: 1999 has come to pass: "We made up a scanning device for Dr Russell. The second series eliminated this montage. The most visible change was the absence of Professor Bergman (Barry Morse). He had gotten them a second year after the cancellation, but the changes he made did not benefit the show. [citation needed], For the second series, the Moonbase uniforms were updated and coloured decorative stitching and turtleneck collars were added, as were various badges and patches. In "Black Sun", Victor Bergman asserts the chances of their surviving the explosion which knocked them from orbit are "just about infinite." One scene in "The Metamorph" mentioning Bergman's death was scripted and filmed, but cut from the final edit. The story was released in September 2019. Tony and Maya a.k.a. Since then it aired on TVTV! Sep 13, 2015 - Explore ThePOW70's photos on Flickr. Fred Freiberger, whom Gerry Anderson had considered for the writing position, was then brought on board to help guide the series as a producer and acted as show-runner. Other changes included the main titles and theme music. To fulfill the scheduling requirement and cut production costs, Freiberger used the "double-up script" solution. Gerry and Sylvia Anderson were surprised and disappointed that the public (and critics) never granted them the suspension of disbelief given to other science-fiction programmes. The headline stars of Space: 1999 were American actors Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, who were married at the time, and had appeared together in Mission: Impossible. Studio rehearsals commenced at Elstree Studios near Borehamwood, Hertfordshire on 12 November 1973. He engaged British writer Donald James to develop his first-series format story "The Exiles". The original version appears as a bonus feature on the Space: 1999/UFO – The Documentaries DVD produced by Fanderson. The actor, Catherine Schell, who portrayed the alien shapeshifter character Maya on the series is very much alive. 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