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Kevin Brown
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Posted: 22 October 2020 at 6:20pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I just discovered the 2 seasons are now available on Amazon Prime.  While definitely dated, it does hold up.  These will be fun to watch!
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Neil Lindholm
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Posted: 22 October 2020 at 9:14pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I tried a while back but just could not get into it.  Shame since I used to like it as a kid. Times change.
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John Byrne
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Posted: 23 October 2020 at 6:51am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

While working on the SPACE: 1999 comic for Charlton, I ultimately had to STOP watching the show. It just took all my energy away!
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Posted: 23 October 2020 at 7:49am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

One of the best designed space transports ever.

A really great theme tune.

Special effects technicians that went on to work on The Empire Strikes
Back.

Er ......
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John Byrne
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Posted: 23 October 2020 at 8:08am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

The big draw for me, working on the book, was the tech. Loved those Eagles, even if they were a pain to draw!

They were, of course, building on the "plumbing on the outside" approach seen in SPACE ODESSY. Visible tech. And that continued into STAR WARS.

The silver cigars with fins were GONE! (Mostly.)

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James Woodcock
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Posted: 23 October 2020 at 8:51am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I love the Eagle. It was such a functional ship - even as a
child I loved it
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Posted: 23 October 2020 at 9:13am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Speaking of S:1999, here’s a profoundly confused BLOG!
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Carlos Velasco
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Posted: 23 October 2020 at 10:46am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Wow, why are they so angry about your signature? Some people on the Internet can't really contain their senseless hate.

By the way, I didn't know about this series. It seems interesting, but it's funny that they follow the story of the 311 humans trapped in the wandering moon instead of the disastrous and potentially entertaining consequences of a moonless Earth for millions of people!


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Posted: 23 October 2020 at 10:58am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

In the second season they had contact with Earth and we got a hint of the catastrophes caused by losing the Moon.

Previously, Isaac Asimov wrote an essay for TV GUIDE in which he dissected the “science” of the Moon leaving orbit. He noted that explosions on the far side would actually push Luna inwards, creating devastation on Earth before gravity caused a slingshot effect.

The show depended on science about on par with FIREBALL XL5.

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Carlos Velasco
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Posted: 23 October 2020 at 4:18pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I wonder if an evil human scientist would be able to cause the end of the world by actually moving the moon.

I don't think it's possible, even if we tried... right?
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 23 October 2020 at 10:40pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Well, cinematically, the Toho movie GORATH saw the Earth being moved out of a collision course with a rogue planet, courtesy of massive nuclear rocket engines constructed on Antarctica (with the Moon getting left behind and smashed).

Ominous Star Gorath Trailer

As for moving the Moon...

Well, Roland Emmerich is at it again...

Back on topic, I will say that my very first exposure to JB's art was an issue of SPACE: 1999, and the thrill of seeing the Mark-IX Hawk fighters drawn by him.

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James Woodcock
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Posted: 24 October 2020 at 3:32am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Great, more 'epic' shots of landmarks being destroyed, mass
death which is OK because the person flying the helicopter
is the only important one on screen - so they will crack
jokes while watching millions die.

It got old about three films ago.
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