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« on: May 17, 2010, 12:24:21 AM »
I know that the Space:1999 TV series is older than dirt, but I love it. Especially the Eagles, Hawks, probe ships, and Moonbase Alpha.

Does anyone else remember this one?

Does anyone know who currently owns the rights to this TV series?

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010, 03:38:40 AM »
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From IMDB:

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2010, 03:52:10 AM »
Do you want a pat on the head because you know how to use a search engine Koltar, just like everyone else on the Internet?

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2010, 09:36:36 AM »
I LOVED Space:1999 when I was a kid. I still love the gear and uniforms and such (mostly from memory - been awhile since I've seen it). Even looking back after all this time, I think the tech holds up amazing well - certainly the most "realistic" looking ships and gear that I can recall. And I'm pissed that we don't have a moonbase NOW, much less back in 1999.

Also - actually noticed when the date for the moon being flung out of oribt came around in Real Life (tm).

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Actually, I think I have the series on DVD in a box somewhere, now that you mention it...

I don't know much about the "Starblazers Adventures" game, but it sounds like S:1999 would be a perfect setting for it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2010, 10:48:01 AM »
I've never seen it--except in brief passing. (One small part of an episode.)

I'd like to at some point because it sounds like an interesting show.
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2010, 11:17:19 AM »
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I know that the Space:1999 TV series is older than dirt, but I love it. Especially the Eagles, Hawks, probe ships, and Moonbase Alpha.

Does anyone else remember this one?

Does anyone know who currently owns the rights to this TV series?
I don't know who owns the rights now, but I do remember the series, very, very well. My mom was a fan, and it's one of those shows (along with Mission Impossible, later Magnum PI, A Team etc) that were very popular in France at some point, in the late 70s/early 1980s.

Two thumbs up. I'd love to see it again!

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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2010, 12:14:07 PM »
Great show, it was on a retro channel in the UK recently and I watched several.

Really went downhill in the second season though when they introduced the shapechanging girl.  Still some good episodes, but overall they lost a lot of the magic somehow.

My best toy as a kid was an Eagle transporter with detachable cargo module.  I hit myself in the knee with it and ended up with a tiny dark speck there where some metal came off that persisted IIRC into my 20s.

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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2010, 02:51:38 PM »
Space 1999 was an excellent low budget/high production value British TV version of Star Trek.

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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2010, 05:15:34 PM »
Think this would make a good setting for Mongoose Traveller?

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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2010, 06:13:34 PM »
I've always thought that the eagels were some extremely realistic spacecraft until they began operating in atmosphere.

For purely vacuum only duty vessels they were extremely plausible looking designs. I could see one IRL launching from an orbital facility, reaching the moon, landing VTOL and taking off to return to earth orbit with no issues, asides from the AG onboard.
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2010, 06:15:13 PM »
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Think this would make a good setting for Mongoose Traveller?

Whoaa. It'd be awesome. :D