History Series / Space1999

25th Nov '16 10:03:20 AM Scifimaster92
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* TerraDeforming: In one episode, the Alphans make contact with Earth, where it's a couple of centuries later due to relativity or something, and the entire population lives in domed cities because the outside environment is toxic. That exact phrase "Who needs nature" has become something of a CatchPhrase, and you get the sense that nobody on Earth is too bothered about the loss of the ecosystem.

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* TerraDeforming: In one episode, the Alphans make contact with Earth, where it's a couple of centuries later due to relativity or something, and the entire population lives in domed cities because the outside environment is toxic. That exact phrase "Who needs nature" has become something of a CatchPhrase, and you get the sense that nobody on Earth is too bothered about the loss of the ecosystem.ecosystem, in a manner similar to ''Film/SilentRunning''.
16th Nov '16 6:58:02 AM GnomeTitan
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** In the second season the women's uniforms are somewhat more feminine, with skirts as an alternative to trousers.



** The thin fabric of the first-season uniforms makes it rather obvious that most of the women aren't wearing bras.
** In one episode, Sandra suffers ClothingDamage that leaves her back bare, showing that she isn't wearing anything under her uniform.

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** The thin fabric of the first-season uniforms makes it rather obvious that most some of the women aren't wearing bras.
bras.
** In one episode, Sandra suffers ClothingDamage that leaves her back bare, showing shows that she isn't wearing anything under her uniform.uniform.
** The dress worn by Maya in her first appearance at first appears to have a bare back and AbsoluteCleavage; in fact, the top part is made of nude-coloured fabric, but so sheer that it is obvious that there is no undergarment beneath.
16th Nov '16 6:38:29 AM GnomeTitan
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** Most of the female personnel on Alpha seem to be either this or nurses. The only female regulars shown to perform any work of consequence are Dr. Russell and Sandra Benes (and, in the second season, Maya), though Sandra is clearly working in a subordinate position -- and seems to have little to do other than scream, faint or both. She gets a little more to do in the second season, even as actress Zienia Merton is... eased out.

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** Most of the female personnel on Alpha seem to be either this or nurses. The only female regulars shown to perform any work of consequence are Dr. Russell and Russell, Sandra Benes (and, in and (in the second season, Maya), season) Maya, though Sandra is clearly working in a subordinate position -- and seems to have little to do other than scream, faint or both. She gets a little more to do in the second season, even as actress Zienia Merton is... eased out.



* MisplacedWildlife: "The Metamorph" shows [[Creator/BrianBlessed Mentor]] having a "lion" on an alien planet. Later subverted when we discover that said lion is a form assumed by Maya.

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* MisplacedWildlife: "The Metamorph" shows [[Creator/BrianBlessed Mentor]] having a "lion" on an alien planet. Later subverted when we discover It is later shown that said lion is a form assumed by Maya.Maya, who also assumes the forms of other Earth animals. It is not explained how she can know what these animals look like.
7th Nov '16 4:30:17 AM GnomeTitan
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* CosmicHorrorStory: While the story as a whole may not be quite that bleak, many episodes touch on this. A great many of the threats that assailed Alpha are alien intelligences that care absolutely nothing about their plight and actually saw in ''them'' a solution to ''their'' problem (which would undoubtedly kill many if not all of the Alphans, and on a couple of occasions even ''Earth''). [[LovecraftLite The Alphans manage to beat them back, however]], even if sometimes it has a great price. And on the flip side, sometimes ''benevolent'' aliens appear (and Koenig and Bergman firmly believe that ''something'' has helped them survive as long as they did, with the odds stacked so unfairly against them).

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* CosmicHorrorStory: CosmicHorrorStory:
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While the story as a whole may not be quite that bleak, many episodes touch on this. A great many of the threats that assailed assail Alpha are alien intelligences that care absolutely nothing about their plight and actually saw see in ''them'' a solution to ''their'' problem (which problem. Often that solution would undoubtedly kill many if not all of the Alphans, and on a couple of occasions even ''Earth'').destroy the ''Earth''. [[LovecraftLite The Alphans manage to beat them back, however]], even if sometimes it has a great price. And on
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the flip side, sometimes ''benevolent'' aliens appear (and Koenig and Bergman firmly believe that ''something'' has helped them survive as long as they did, with the odds stacked so unfairly against them).
6th Nov '16 9:58:20 PM Scifimaster92
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* GlamourFailure: The two-part episode "The Bringers of Wonder" had huge disgusting aliens [[note]]who, in a strange coincidence, perfectly match the physical description given of the "great soft jelly thing" in ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' in every way except the eyes[[/note]] who mentally project an image of humanity to fool the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha. They can only be seen in their true forms by commander Koenig (who has been subjected to an experimental medical treatment) or by someone looking at video recordings of them or affected by "white noise" auditory anesthesia.

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* GlamourFailure: The two-part episode "The Bringers of Wonder" had huge disgusting aliens [[note]]who, in a strange coincidence, perfectly match the physical description given of the "great soft jelly thing" in ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' in every way except the eyes[[/note]] who mentally project an image of humanity to fool the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha. They can only be seen in their true forms by commander Koenig (who has been subjected to an experimental medical treatment) or by someone looking at video recordings of them or affected by "white noise" auditory anesthesia.
5th Nov '16 7:59:58 PM Scifimaster92
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* LighterAndSofter: The second season, to the point of MoodWhiplash for some viewers (given the tone of the first).

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* LighterAndSofter: The second season, to the point of MoodWhiplash for some viewers (given the somewhat pessimistic tone of the first).
5th Nov '16 12:44:46 PM GnomeTitan
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* CosmicHorrorStory: A great many of the threats that assailed Alpha are alien intelligences that care absolutely nothing about their plight and actually saw in ''them'' a solution to ''their'' problem (which would undoubtedly kill many if not all of the Alphans, and on a couple of occasions even ''Earth''). [[LovecraftLite The Alphans manage to beat them back, however]], even if sometimes it has a great price. And on the flip side, sometimes ''benevolent'' aliens appear (and Koenig and Bergman firmly believe that ''something'' has helped them survive as long as they did, with the odds stacked so unfairly against them).

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* CosmicHorrorStory: While the story as a whole may not be quite that bleak, many episodes touch on this. A great many of the threats that assailed Alpha are alien intelligences that care absolutely nothing about their plight and actually saw in ''them'' a solution to ''their'' problem (which would undoubtedly kill many if not all of the Alphans, and on a couple of occasions even ''Earth''). [[LovecraftLite The Alphans manage to beat them back, however]], even if sometimes it has a great price. And on the flip side, sometimes ''benevolent'' aliens appear (and Koenig and Bergman firmly believe that ''something'' has helped them survive as long as they did, with the odds stacked so unfairly against them).



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Any attempts by the Alphans to find a new place to live or to go back to Earth are constantly thwarted by an [[DiabolusExMachina uncaring]], [[CosmicHorrorStory overpowering]] universe.

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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Any attempts by the Alphans to find a new place to live or to go back to Earth are constantly thwarted by an [[DiabolusExMachina uncaring]], [[CosmicHorrorStory overpowering]] uncaring, overpowering universe.



* LighterAndSofter: The second season, to the point of MoodWhiplash for some viewers (given [[CosmicHorrorStory the tone]] of the first).

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* LighterAndSofter: The second season, to the point of MoodWhiplash for some viewers (given [[CosmicHorrorStory the tone]] tone of the first).
5th Nov '16 3:38:32 AM Scifimaster92
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* GlamourFailure: The two-part episode "The Bringers of Wonder" had huge disgusting aliens [[note]]who, by a strange coincidence, almost perfectly match the physical description given of the "great soft jelly thing" in ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' in every way except the eyes[[/note]] who mentally project an image of humanity to fool the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha. They can only be seen in their true forms by commander Koenig (who has been subjected to an experimental medical treatment) or by someone looking at video recordings of them or affected by "white noise" auditory anesthesia.

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* GlamourFailure: The two-part episode "The Bringers of Wonder" had huge disgusting aliens [[note]]who, by in a strange coincidence, almost perfectly match the physical description given of the "great soft jelly thing" in ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' in every way except the eyes[[/note]] who mentally project an image of humanity to fool the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha. They can only be seen in their true forms by commander Koenig (who has been subjected to an experimental medical treatment) or by someone looking at video recordings of them or affected by "white noise" auditory anesthesia.
5th Nov '16 3:36:51 AM Scifimaster92
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* LighterAndSofter: The second season, to the point of MoodWhiplash for some viewers.

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* LighterAndSofter: The second season, to the point of MoodWhiplash for some viewers.viewers (given [[CosmicHorrorStory the tone]] of the first).
5th Nov '16 3:34:09 AM Scifimaster92
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** The Eagle Transports, possibly the most realistic fictional TV spacecraft ever created. Ersatz "Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey" Moon Buses.

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** The Eagle Transports, possibly the most realistic fictional TV spacecraft ever created. Ersatz "Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey" ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' Moon Buses.
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