When I first saw this on the web site, I must admit I only bought it because it was cheap, but wow, I had forgotten what a great series space 1999 was, there are a few boring episodes, but for $40.00 and to own such a great classic is great, I only hope they continue releasing other series onto DVD. I do remember now this was one of the greatest science fiction series ever made up with Doctor Who and Blake's 7, but still for the price it's well worth owning, I look forward to future releases of later series.
In this initial adventure, on Moonbase Alpha -- which monitors lunar storage sites for atomic wastes shuttled from Earth -- Commander Koenig and Dr. Russell oversee an eleventh-hour attempt to avert a chain reaction of thermonuclear explosions that eventually blasts the moon out of Earth's orbit and sends it hurling into space, as the mysterious planet Meta approaches Earth. On the barren sphere, the three hundred and eleven men and women of Moonbase Alpha, a self-sustaining scientific installation, survive.
MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
The discovery of Dr. Russell's husband, lost in space years earlier, nearly leads to disaster when the Alphans realise he is composed of anti-matter, and that living on his planet would mean violent death for humans.
RING AROUND THE MOON
An alien spaceship locks Alpha into an orbit and proceeds to steal classified data from its computer banks. The Alphans must destroy a mission from a dead planet that is absorbing Moonbase information and destroying personnel as part of a plan to attack Earth.
THE BLACK SUN
Commander Koenig must bank all hope for survival on Professor Bergman's plan to create a new force field when the Moonbase is drawn into a deadly "black sun", a space phenomenon that even devours light.
An alien spaceship en route to Earth encounters the Alphans and crashlands near their base, its crew frozen-down for the long journey. Commissioner Simmonds, who was visiting Moonbase Alpha when the moon was blasted out of orbit, sees an unexpected chance to return home.
ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE
Past and future overlap, when a weird space phenomenon which creates duplicates of the Alpha and its inhabitants leads to the death of a young woman -- who had already envisioned the disaster. Moonbase personnel land on a doppelganger Earth where they discover themselves in their own future.
GUARDIAN OF PIRI
Only Commander Koenig sees through a seductive woman's entreaties to join her on the planet Piri for a blissful, machine-controlled existence. The Guardian of a tranquil and beautiful planet lures Moonbase personnel to the land of eternal peace, which Koenig realises is living death.
FORCE OF LIFE
Commander Koenig and his crew must stop one of the Moonbase technicians, whose sudden, consuming need for heat threatens Alpha with doom. Burned-out equipment and frozen corpses lie in the wake of a technician who has become an instrument of destruction that feeds on energy and endangers anything that he touches.
When an Alphan woman gives birth, she unwittingly becomes part of an attempt by aliens to avoid their civilisation's extinction by taking over the bodies of Moonbase personnel. As the first baby born on Alpha suddenly grows to the size of a 5-year-old, Koenig senses a more sinister explanation than outer space conditions for a child that heralds an alien war in which, no matter who wins, Alpha loses.
An anthropologist from the planet Zenno millions of years in the future abducts Commander Koenig for his studies of a "missing link", an earlier life form.
THE LAST SUNSET
The Alphans must determine whether the Planet Ariel, which closely resembles Earth, is really the hope for their future that it appears to be. Paul and Sandra look forward to raising a family as the Alphans prepare for an exodus to the planet.
A scientist hurries to retrieve valuable research information from Voyager, an Earth-launched spacecraft before the Alphans destroy it. Unknown to them, he is responsible for the malfunction that turned the ship into a deadly killer spewing lethal particles, while the aliens whose people have been destroyed by the errant probe are going to have their revenge on the people of Earth.
The Alphans plan to use explosives to avoid a collision course with another planet, but an alien woman convinces Koenig that destiny would be better served if their planets did collide.
DEATH'S OTHER DOMINION
The Alphans are invited to share a lost paradise and immortality on the frozen planet Ultima Thule with members of a space expedition from Earth launched in 1986. A half-crazed Soothsayer warns Koenig and his colleagues to flee the planet.
THE FULL CIRCLE
When two Alpha reconnaissance flights pass through a time warp, the crews find themselves sharing an existence with their Cro-Magnon counterparts. Sandra is kidnapped by cave men whose chief bears a striking resemblance to Koenig.
END OF ETERNITY
Commander Koenig rescues an immortal alien doomed to spend an eternity inside a barren asteroid. The liberated one repays his kindness by wreaking destruction among the Alphans. Koenig must risk his own life in order to destroy a psychopathic alien.
A planet attack on Moonbase Alpha leaves the Alphans no alternative but to relocate on the planet to plead for mercy on the survivors. But the aliens who inhabit it warn them that humans would be destructive to their civilisation -- and they will protect themselves at any cost.
THE LAST ENEMY
Two warring planets, positioned so that they cannot shoot at each other directly, seize Alpha as a gun platform when it wanders into their range. Commander Koenig must negotiate a ceasefire between the opponents when the battling threatens to destroy the Moonbase.
THE TROUBLED SPIRIT
When a botanist is forbidden to continue a series of experiments on plants, the Alphans are terrorised by his murderous, vengeful spirit -- a spectre that seeks retribution for the man's death before it occurs.
Moonbase Alpha faces danger on a collision course with a gossamerlike organism that has annihilated an Eagle craft and crew and taken possession of the mind of another crew member, when an outburst of strange hieroglyphics on all of the moon's screens portends its encounter with a "Space Brain."
MISSION OF THE DARIANS
When a call for help is made on the Alphans, their landing party travels to a gigantic, crippled spaceship, where the fourteen remaining survivors of a dead planet stay alive by cannibalism.
THE INFERNAL MACHINE
An ancient man and the talking machine he serves come to Alpha to request urgently needed supplies. Dr. Russell and Commander Koenig must free themselves from a powerful man-machine that plans to keep them as its human companions until the day they die.
THE TESTAMENT OF ARKADIA
Commander Koenig must free Moonbase Alpha from the power-draining influence of the desolate planet of Arkadia, where the Alphans encounter what may be the origins of life on Earth. Complicating matters, though, are two specialists who are determined to renew civilisation on the dead world.
Dr. Russell retells the farfetched explanation offered by the sole survivor of a disastrous 1996 space probe. Astronaut Tony Cellini baffles everyone with a story experts refuse to believe -- of a group of stationary spaceships, a space graveyard, with a terrifying monster guarding the entrance. This episode features the classical music of Tomaso Albinoni's (1671-1751) Adagio as the space probe approaches an alien planet.
- Region 4
- Box Set
- 1.33 : 1
- Dolby Digital Mono