History Trivia / Space1999

16th Apr '16 1:14:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Christopher Lee, as mentioned above.
** Also guest appearances by [[Series/ToTheManorBorn Peter Bowles]], Ian [=McShane=], [[Series/{{Dynasty}} Joan Collins]], Creator/BrianBlessed (twice) and Julian Glover, amongst others.
** The main villain of the last episode was Creator/PatrickTroughton (best known from ''Series/DoctorWho'').
** Bergman was played by [[Series/TheFugitive the original Lt. Philip Gerard!]].
28th Jan '16 7:55:32 AM TrustBen
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* PlayingAgainstType:
** As the leader of a group of aliens heading to Earth in "Earthbound", Creator/ChristopherLee is cast, for once, in a sympathetic role.
** "Death's Other Dominion" has Creator/BrianBlessed playing the straight man to John Shrapnel's hammy ravings. You read that right, Creator/BrianBlessed GIVES THE MORE RESTRAINED PERFORMANCE.


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* PlayingAgainstType:
** As the leader of a group of aliens heading to Earth in "Earthbound", Creator/ChristopherLee is cast, for once, in a sympathetic role.
** "Death's Other Dominion" has Creator/BrianBlessed playing the straight man to John Shrapnel's hammy ravings. You read that right, Creator/BrianBlessed GIVES THE MORE RESTRAINED PERFORMANCE.
* RealLifeRelative: In addition to being former costars on ''Series/MissionImpossible'', Landau and Bain were husband and wife.
5th Nov '15 1:03:39 PM GnomeTitan
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Alan Carter was supposed to be the protagonist of the memorable episode ''Dragon's Domain'', achieving personal vindication by killing the monster at the second encounter. Martin Landau had it changed so Carter's role went to a guest actor, and Koenig killed the monster. Adding injury to insult, Carter gets beaten unconscious twice in the episode, which seems rather mean.
29th Sep '15 2:47:29 PM GnomeTitan
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* YouLookFamiliar: Multiple instances; but no guest plays more than two different characters.
** Most notably, Catherine Schell guest-stars in the first-season episode "Guardian of Piri"; then in the second season joins the regular cast as [[MsFanservice beautiful]] [[RubberForeheadAliens alien]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting metamorph]] Maya.
** Creator/BrianBlessed plays Dr. Cabot Rowland in an episode of the first season (dying at the end of it), then returns in the second season to play Maya's father (and dies again).
** Isla Blair and Stuart Damon also play two different characters each.
24th Jul '15 7:24:35 PM kchishol
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The Alphans' Commlocks, a combination of portable computer, communicator, TrackingDevice, identification item and security key is essentially a somewhat bulkier version of today's smartphones with that consumer item taking on nearly all those functions and more.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The Alphans' Commlocks, Commlocks: a combination of portable computer, communicator, TrackingDevice, identification item and security key is are essentially a somewhat bulkier version of today's smartphones with that consumer item taking on nearly all those functions and more.
24th Jul '15 7:21:27 PM kchishol
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The Alphans' Commlocks, a combination of portable computer, communicator, TrackingDevice, identification item and security key is essentially a somewhat bulkier version of today's smartphones with that consumer item taking on nearly all those functions and more.
1st Jul '15 3:14:49 PM StFan
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*** Anderson was originally planning to make a second season of UFO, entitled UFO:1999, set 19 years after the original series. The idea was that the fight against the aliens had intensified and the defensive moonbase had been greatly expanded. Falling ratings for UFO in the States led to ITC cancelling the second season during pre-production, at which point Anderson suggested salvaging something by redeveloping it as an entirely different series. However, it's certainly correct that ITC insisted that some means should be contrived by which no stories could be set on Earth.

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*** ** Anderson was originally planning to make a second season of UFO, ''UFO'', entitled UFO:1999, ''UFO:1999'', set 19 years after the original series. The idea was that the fight against the aliens had intensified and the defensive moonbase had been greatly expanded. Falling ratings for UFO ''UFO'' in the States led to ITC cancelling the second season during pre-production, at which point Anderson suggested salvaging something by redeveloping it as an entirely different series. However, it's certainly correct that ITC insisted that some means should be contrived by which no stories could be set on Earth.



* PlayingAgainstType: As the leader of a group of aliens heading to Earth in "Earthbound", Creator/ChristopherLee is cast, for once, in a sympathetic role.

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As the leader of a group of aliens heading to Earth in "Earthbound", Creator/ChristopherLee is cast, for once, in a sympathetic role.
16th May '15 4:22:48 PM Dunebasher
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*** Anderson was originally planning to make a second season of UFO, entitled UFO:1999, set 19 years after the original series. The idea was that the fight against the aliens had intensified and the defensive moonbase had been greatly expanded. Falling ratings for UFO in the States led to ITC cancelling the second season during pre-production, at which point Anderson suggested salvaging something by redeveloping it as an entirely different series. However, it's certainly correct that ITC insisted that some means should be contrived by which no stories could be set on Earth.
16th Mar '15 7:30:09 AM blitzkrieg1701
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** "Death's Other Dominion" has Creator/BrianBlessed playing the strait man to John Shrapnel's hammy ravings. You read that right, Creator/BrianBlessed GIVES THE MORE RESTRAINED PERFORMANCE.

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** "Death's Other Dominion" has Creator/BrianBlessed playing the strait straight man to John Shrapnel's hammy ravings. You read that right, Creator/BrianBlessed GIVES THE MORE RESTRAINED PERFORMANCE.
16th Mar '15 7:29:43 AM blitzkrieg1701
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** "Death's Other Dominion" has Creator/BrianBlessed playing the strait man to John Shrapnel's hammy ravings. You read that right, Creator/BrianBlessed GIVES THE MORE RESTRAINED PERFORMANCE.
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