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Amph Space:1999 - New Novels and New Comic Books!

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth_Lilapso, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Darth_Lilapso

    Darth_Lilapso Jedi Master star 1

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    If you are a fan of the Space:1999 television series (1975-1977)you might want to pay attention! Powys Media and Blam! Ventures / Arcadia are producing fresh Space:1999 stories. If you are a Space99er you might want to visit the Powys Media website and the Blam! Ventures / Arcadia website. Powys Media is publishing a Space:1999 novel line. Blam! Ventures / Arcadia will issue Space:1999 comic books in the Fall of 2012. May the Eagles soar high and the long-lost Moonbase Alphans prosper!
     
  2. Nagai

    Nagai Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Is the series worth watching?
     
  3. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    It got pretty silly at times but I liked it. I've got a couple of the old novels around on one of the bookshelves.
     
  4. Darth_Lilapso

    Darth_Lilapso Jedi Master star 1

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    MAJOR UPDATE!

    Space:1999 fans are not only getting new novels and new comic books...

    ITV which holds the rights to Space:1999 has announced pre-production on a reboot TV series. The reboot TV series is titled Space:2099. Visit the following for more details...

    www.space2099theseries.com
     
  5. darthOB1

    darthOB1 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Interesting. As an 8 yo I loved this show, but when I watched it 30years later it was horrible. We’ll see I guess
     
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  6. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    You have described my experience almost exactly. Am I you?
     
  7. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    Where did you dredge this thread from?

    Also, why?
     
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  8. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    because it's Space: 1999, the show that we watched when we were 8 and thought was fantastic but later rewatched and realized was terrible.

    Martin Landau: "They'll remake Space: 1999 over my dead body."
     
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  9. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    I thought, "Oh cool. I'd try that comic." Then I see this thread is 5 years old so I'm just posting to up my post count.
     
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  10. darthOB1

    darthOB1 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yep, I used to play commander Koenig in a game we kids called space! Let’s play space! OMG 8-}

    Yeah, and sorry about dredging this up guess I scanned down too far
     
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  11. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    I remember watching it as a youngster when Star Trek reruns weren't on anymore. Even as a little kid I could tell that it wasn't nearly as good as Trek.

    I do remember one episode that I found pretty scary, something about a tentacled monster dragging people into a dark spaceship. Anybody else remember that one? Was it as scary as I remember?
     
  12. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Bringers of Wonder I think. It's a memorable story.
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 5

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    No, you're thinking of "Dragon's Domain", and it is, indeed, scary.

    I watched the show when it was first syndicated in the U.S. I go along with the opinion that the first season is better, with darker stories, philosophical undertones, great music, and Barry Morse as Bergman. The second season, when Fred Freiberger was brought in as producer, brought in more action and less intelligence, and wasn't as good (though it did have Catherine Schell). Both seasons had excellent VFX, though, especially the Eagle and Hawk spacecraft. And Alan Carter is second only to Han in the running for Coolest Space Pilot Ever.

    I still have my old paperback adaptations stored away, and I read the fine "Aftershock and Awe" graphic novel series a while back. I knew they'd released some new books, but I haven't read them yet.
     
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  14. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    My strongest association w/Space 1999 is the toy of the Eagle-1 released by Mattel. My older brother had one and when I wanted one of my own he managed a trade w/a kid in the neighborhood and got it for me. As a 70s/80s toy collector, it remains high on my want list, but finding one in any condition--let alone good--is tough and prices are beyond the break away moon.

    As for the series... I've revisited it a handful of times in recent years and found it cold and antiseptic. This might've been more tolerable had it been a bit smarter and more thought provoking. It's especially tough to watch Barbara Bain--so sexy, assured and capable on Mission: Impossible--looking here as if she'd just been lobotomized. It doesn't help that she's paired w/Landau, whose character should've been called Commander Starch.
     
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  15. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Bain and Landau were a couple at the time I believe .

    I always thought they were mis-cast , the show had amazing production values tho , but UFO was better .
     
  16. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    yes. not as scary but decently creepy.
     
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  17. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah, they were married at the time ('57-'93). Hard to tell given their lack of chemistry. Both of them seem ill at ease in their roles, if not the genre. It's the only thing I'd ever known Bain from until a year or so ago when I decided to check out some early Mission: Impossible. She's quite good in the latter, displaying everything she lacked in Space: 1999. The same can be said of Landau, but the difference is more pronounced w/Bain IMO.
     
  18. darthOB1

    darthOB1 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I wonder if I had kept my 3 ft Eagle action figure set, if it would be worth anything today......

    Coolest toy I had [face_thinking]
     
  19. SuperWatto

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    Because we don't have Google.
     
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  20. darthOB1

    darthOB1 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Holy crap 400 smackeroos on eBay!
     
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  21. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  22. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I just had a couple of the novels. Probably still around somewhere in a bookcase.
     
  23. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 5

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    As I posted elsewhere, I had a set of Comlocks, and I had model kits for the Eagle and Hawk spacecraft. I wish I'd gotten the Eagle playset for Christmas. But, a couple of years later, I got the Millenium Falcon playset, so it balances out.