13 September 1999…
A massive nuclear explosion blasts the Moon out of Earth orbit, sending Moonbase Alpha’s 311 inhabitants on an uncontrollable odyssey through deep space. Now, Destination: Moonbase Alpha takes you back to a future billed as “the most spectacular space science fiction series ever produced for television.”
Destination: Moonbase Alpha is the most comprehensive book ever published on Space: 1999, including extensive cast lists and detailed reviews of all 48 episodes, as well as the Message from Moonbase Alpha short film.
Destination: Moonbase Alpha presents the incredible story of the making of a science fiction classic, told by the actors, writers and production crew who created it. Including commentary from: Martin Landau (Commander John Koenig), Barbara Bain (Doctor Helena Russell), Barry Morse (Professor Victor Bergman), Sylvia Anderson (Producer – Year One), Catherine Schell (Maya), Fred Freiberger (Producer – Year Two), Zienia Merton (Sandra Benes), Gerry Anderson (Executive Producer), Prentis Hancock (Paul Morrow), Johnny Byrne (Writer), Nick Tate (Alan Carter), Christopher Penfold (Writer), Anton Phillips (Bob Mathias), Keith Wilson (Production Designer), John Hug (Bill Fraser) – and many more!
Destination: Moonbase Alpha also includes – for the first time ever – the complete story behind the disappearance of Barry Morse and Professor Victor Bergman … It’s a true story no fan has ever known – until now!
Destination: Moonbase Alpha is the essential guide to Space: 1999 – from critical reaction then and now, through the triumphant 35 year odyssey of Moonbase Alpha since the show’s worldwide debut in 1975, and finally to plans for its return. Keep this indispensable guide with you, and escape into worlds beyond belief!
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412pp. Also contains black and white photographs. 6×9 format paperback book.
ISBN 978-1-84583-906-2 (pb)
Original edition published 1 January 2010
Revised edition published 30 January 2015
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Canadian artist and author Robert E Wood has been a lifelong fan of Space: 1999, and has over the years been a strong champion for the series, contributing to countless fan-produced publications, as well as participating in the organization of many North American conventions. His books (frequently written with collaborator Anthony Wynn) include Remember with Advantages (as co-editor of the theatrical memoir of actor Barry Morse), Anecdotes & Armadillos (as editor of the theatrical memoir of actress Zienia Merton), Stories of the Theatre and Merely Players (as co-editor), among others.
Robert is proud to have worked with actor Barry Morse on no fewer than 15 stage, television and audio productions across the United States and Canada, including a memorable production of the play Love Letters, which reunited Space:1999 co-stars Barbara Bain and Barry Morse – together again, for the first time – which was staged in Los Angeles in 1999.
As an authority on Space: 1999, Robert has appeared on television (The Chatroom, 2001; Spotlight on 1999, 2002), on internet radio (several appearances on Talking Television) and on many discussion panels at conventions throughout the United States and Canada.
Destination: Moonbase Alpha – The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to SPACE: 1999 is the culmination of Robert’s interest in the series, and he is grateful to everyone who has assisted in its creation.