History YMMV / Space1999

23rd Apr '18 12:02:27 PM Scifimaster92
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: John and Victor's warm conversation as the moon approaches the Black Sun [[spoiler:and their conversation with the "cosmic intelligence" as they go through]].

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John and Victor's warm conversation as the moon approaches the Black Sun [[spoiler:and their conversation with the "cosmic intelligence" as they go through]].
12th Apr '18 5:19:13 AM GnomeTitan
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* BrokenBase: Among the sci-fi community, it's considered either an underrated 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.

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Among the sci-fi community, it's considered either an underrated 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.ground.
** In particular, the quality of the special effects seems to break the base between those who like the special effects for being quite good for the era, and those who focus on the cheap-looking, failed effects. There is something to both of these views; it's probably a question of seeing the glass as half empty or half full.
22nd Jan '18 7:01:39 AM GnomeTitan
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* {{Narm}}: Suffice to say, the show did have its moments, especially during the infamous [[SecondSeasonDownfall second half]].
** For just one example, "All That Glisters" features a character named Reilly who, though born and raised an Irishman, affects the persona of an American cowboy due to spending much of his adult life in Texas, complete with a Stetson ten-gallon hat, cowboy boots and frequent use of Western colloquialisms (which contrast rather jarringly with his thick brogue). Then there's the fact that the episode itself centres around the characters being terrorized by an immobile silicon-based entity - essentially an ''intelligent rock''. It's probably no surprise therefore that Martin Landau and the rest of the cast hated the episode so intensely.

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* {{Narm}}: Suffice to say, the show did have its moments, especially during the infamous [[SecondSeasonDownfall second half]].
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half]]. For just one example, "All That Glisters" features a character named Reilly who, though born and raised an Irishman, affects the persona of an American cowboy due to spending much of his adult life in Texas, complete with a Stetson ten-gallon hat, cowboy boots and frequent use of Western colloquialisms (which contrast rather jarringly with his thick brogue). Then there's the fact that the episode itself centres around the characters being terrorized by an immobile silicon-based entity - essentially an ''intelligent rock''. It's probably no surprise therefore that Martin Landau and the rest of the cast hated the episode so intensely.
20th Jan '18 10:08:38 PM Scifimaster92
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* {{Narm}}: Suffice to say, the show did have its moments, especially during the infamous [[SecondSeasonDownfall second half]].
** For just one example, "All That Glisters" features a character named Reilly who, though born and raised an Irishman, affects the persona of an American cowboy due to spending much of his adult life in Texas, complete with a Stetson ten-gallon hat, cowboy boots and frequent use of Western colloquialisms (which contrast rather jarringly with his thick brogue). Then there's the fact that the episode itself centres around the characters being terrorized by an immobile silicon-based entity - essentially an ''intelligent rock''. It's probably no surprise therefore that Martin Landau and the rest of the cast hated the episode so intensely.
12th Dec '17 3:35:19 AM 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.

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* BrokenBase: Either Among the sci-fi community, it's considered either 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.
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.
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