In the year 1999, the Earth's moon is torn from its orbit when a nuclear explosion occurs on a radioactive dump site, sending moon base Alpha and its crew on a journey through the galaxy. They are joined by an alien woman who can change herself into any living creature at will.
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Series Fun Facts
- Power Records adapted five episodes from the first season as audio dramas for children in the mid-70s ("Breakaway," "Death's Other Dominion," "Mission of the Darians," "Dragon's Domain," and…
[show]Power Records adapted five episodes from the first season as audio dramas for children in the mid-70s ("Breakaway," "Death's Other Dominion," "Mission of the Darians," "Dragon's Domain," and "End of Eternity"). The first three were released on a single LP. The latter two were released on a second LP that also featured two original stories, "Return to the Beginning" (featuring the Alphans returning to Earth but during Biblical times and meeting Noah, a decidedly uncharacteristic story for the series) and "It Played So Softly on the Ear" (in which a strange musical signal lures the Alphans into investigating it). Both "Breakaway" and "Return to the Beginning" were released separately as book-and-record sets complete with comic book art - the "Breakaway" art was later adapted for the 2012 graphic novel SPACE 1999: AFTERSHOCK AND AWE. Interestingly, the audio stories, which ran anywhere from 10-15 minutes each, often compressed the plots significantly and did away with some plot points altogether (Simmonds appears only briefly in Power's version of "Breakaway," for example). They also at times added content to lighten the mood for their young audiences - the audio version of "End of Eternity," for instance, ends with a comical scene that does nothing to diminish the horror of the main plot, and the televised version feels somehow incomplete without it.
- Several special effects sequences from the series were used by the pop band A Flock Of Seagulls in 1982 for their video of Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You).
- The date that the Moon blasts away from the Earth (13 September) is the birth date of lead actress Barbara Bain (the only cast member to appear in all 48 episodes)