SO, YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW EVERYTHING ABOUT SPACE: 1999? HOLD MY COMMLOCK …The cult classic science fiction series Space: 1999 has legions of fans around the world and has been researched and documented in comprehensive books and documentaries, so fans can be forgiven for thinking there’s nothing new under the ‘Black Sun’ … But they’d be wrong.Did you know … – That actors on casting lists for Commander Koenig included Larry Hagman, Doug McClure, Robert Culp, and even William Shatner?
– The first title for the pilot episode was ‘The Last of the Earth Men’?
– The Chief Medical Officer was going to be male, and Professor Bergman could have been Professor Danilo Sabatini?
– That life on the Moon was intended to be a powder keg of fear and dissatisfaction, with Moon City constantly at war with alien races?
– That there were indeed discussions about a possible spin-off series? This book takes you back to the beginning, to the genesis of the series, and to early themes, characters, and story outlines. It uncovers a treasure trove of previously unknown information, correspondence, casting lists, production information, and long-lost documents charting alternative realities of what might have been had the series taken any multitude of different forks in the road. And throughout, this book features extensive input from series story consultant and scriptwriter Christopher Penfold. Any self-respecting Alphan who thinks they know it all needs to read this book and explore the lost universe of Space: 1999!
Publisher: Telos Publishing Limited
Pub Date: 03/2022
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.69d