History YMMV / Space1999

19th Sep '17 7:33:05 AM GnomeTitan
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** One area where the special effects consistently do fail is modelling alien planets. They usually look like plastic balls painted in swirly patterns, with no resemblance at all to any known planet.
14th Aug '17 7:57:55 PM Scifimaster92
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* BrokenBase: Either it's an underrated sci-fi classic (or at least the first half of it is) or an example of everything that can go wrong with a show in that genre. There's no middle ground.



* LoveItOrHateIt: Either it's an underrated sci-fi classic (or at least the first half of it is) or an example of everything that can go wrong with a show in that genre. There's no middle ground.
1st Jul '17 2:15:25 AM Ingonyama
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** In "Space Brain", the situation itself is rather dire--on the one hand, the very real threat of Alpha being crushed into superdensity, killing everyone inside, and on the other hand the moon causing the destruction (by passing through it) of the eponymous space brain and all the worlds and beings inside that region of space that depended on it. And the climax, as they are forced to pass through and hope they can survive the pressure, is accompanied by very dramatic, tense music (as mentioned above, the awesome "Mars, God of War" by Holst). But what did they use for the effect to represent the crushing antibodies? When it's flying through space, it looks like wisps of cotton candy. On the moon and inside Alpha? [[{{Narm}} Giant piles of foam. Yes. They're being crushed by detergent soap suds.]] It's completely impossible to take the threat seriously after that.
1st Nov '16 12:56:03 AM Scifimaster92
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** And "Dragon's Domain" uses Tomaso Albinoni's "Adagio in G Minor", later made famous by its use in ''Film/Gallipoli'', to great effect.

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** And "Dragon's Domain" uses Tomaso Albinoni's "Adagio in G Minor", later made famous by its use in ''Film/Gallipoli'', ''Film/{{Gallipoli}}'', to great effect.
1st Nov '16 12:54:52 AM Scifimaster92
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* {{Applicability}}: Similar to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', the series exhibits this trope in spades, especially in the first season. See WizardsFromOuterSpace below for a specific example.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The whole series might actually make more sense if viewed as [[RecycledInSpace Fantasy IN SPACE]] rather than ScienceFiction.
** All of the scientific... ahem... ''inaccuracies'' would go away. AWizardDidIt!
** Many of the plots are about inner journeys, mind control, possession -- all classic Fantasy topics. As is fighting against the MonsterOfTheWeek.
** And Professor Bergman would fit better as a wise old wizard than as a scientist -- he's almost never shown doing any actual science, or rational reasoning, but rather seems to have some mystical knowledge of what's going on.
* {{Applicability}}: Similar to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', the series exhibits this trope in spades, especially in the first season. See WizardsFromOuterSpace below AlternateCharacterInterpretation above for a specific example.



** "We're all aliens until we get to know one another"



** And "Dragon's Domain" uses Tomaso Albinoni's "Adagio in G Minor", later made famous by its use in ''Film/Gallipoli'', to great effect.



* WizardsFromOuterSpace: The whole series might actually make more sense if viewed as [[RecycledInSpace Fantasy IN SPACE]] rather than ScienceFiction.
** All of the scientific... ahem... ''inaccuracies'' would go away. AWizardDidIt!
** Many of the plots are about inner journeys, mind control, possession -- all classic Fantasy topics. As is fighting against the MonsterOfTheWeek.
** And Professor Bergman would fit better as a wise old wizard than as a scientist -- he's almost never shown doing any actual science, or rational reasoning, but rather seems to have some mystical knowledge of what's going on.
31st Oct '16 10:47:30 PM Scifimaster92
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* {{Applicability}}: Similar to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', the series exhibits this trope in spades, especially in the first season. See WizardsFromOuterSpace below for a specific example.


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* LoveItOrHateIt: Either it's an underrated sci-fi classic (or at least the first half of it is) or an example of everything that can go wrong with a show in that genre. There's no middle ground.
* SecondSeasonDownfall: Although the first season faced some criticism for the [[ArtisticLicensePhysics physical improbability of its setup]], it was still well-received for the most part and often compared to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. The second season, on the other hand, was an entirely different story, seen by many as one of the most egregious examples of the trope in sci-fi.
31st Oct '16 10:05:01 PM Scifimaster92
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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Anton Zoref is transformed into a heat-craving one in "Force of Life".
12th Jul '15 2:06:14 PM kchishol
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* FridgeHorror:
** With every death of any of the irreplaceable 311 people on Moonbase Alpha, even RedShirt characters, and to a lesser extent the loss of equipment, the bleaker the isolated crew's chances of survival become through the series even as they helplessly drift out of control through space.
** Gets even worse when you think of episodes like "The Exiles", where a key plot element involves the fact that the Alpha life support system cannot support the 300 or so people on the base by that time. As a result, they are not only unable to [[spoiler: take in the Galosian exile criminals]], but they are also unable to ''permit any more births on the base''.
6th Jul '15 2:18:28 AM GnomeTitan
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** The episode "Space Brain" uses {{Music/GustavHolst}}'s "Mars, God of War" in its climax.

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** The episode "Space Brain" uses {{Music/GustavHolst}}'s Music/GustavHolst's "Mars, God of War" in its climax.
6th Jul '15 2:17:02 AM GnomeTitan
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** The episode "Space Brain" uses Holtz's "Mars, God of War" on its climax.

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** The episode "Space Brain" uses Holtz's {{Music/GustavHolst}}'s "Mars, God of War" on in its climax.
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