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« on: September 09, 2018, 01:12:05 AM »

Just watched the pilot EP for this show on Comettv,  first time I've seen it in aeons. Ok,  the idea of the moon being blown out of orbit and cut off from earth,  to rocket from solar system to solar system week after week is ridiculous. Get over it.

After seeing it for tbe first time. Since I was. A. Kid,  yes I'm not fixing the period glitches people, I found it to be fairly well made,  the sets and effects still look kinda good with the usual poorly aged 'future tech' caveat, much of the acting was. Good but Barbara Bain came across as fairly wooden,  as if she'd been grabbed,  heavily drugged and delivered to the studio along with the sets.  (Did she use up ger acting talent in mission Impossible?)

Much of the dialog was fairly sensible and interesting. All it all I was. Pleasantly surprised to see I still liked it after all these years.
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 11:44:35 AM »

BTW, this was a fan made tribute to the show made nearly 20 years after it ran and released on september 13, 1999. See the series to get the significance of that date. No one made a cent off it and it was a labor of love.

https://youtu.be/Gh4f2Gkee3I
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 03:55:18 PM »

Just watched the pilot EP for this show on Comettv,  first time I've seen it in aeons.

How old are you, Sven?
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 05:51:54 PM »

Wow,  first abusive, now creepy stalky. 
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2018, 05:54:00 PM »

Wow,  first abusive, now creepy stalky. 
Yeah, I have to make sure you fall somewhere between jail bait and fallen arches before I start sending you my underwear.
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2018, 11:44:38 PM »

Watched a couple more EPs,  thank you comettv. Nice effects, an. Interesting look was created by making much of the show as realistic looking as possible based on NASA and lunar landing imagery,  but often contrasting this with exotic alien planets and worlds that were often beautiful and surreal.

One thing I did not remember was. Barbara Bain's proportions. I don't know if it was the costume,  but she seemed quite normal from the waist up but below the belt she seemed to suddenly widen to an extreme degree. She seemed very oddly proportioned but it may have been the wardrobe dept.

Currently on the first season,  I do recall the second being worse. Ah well, still happy to see it again after so long.
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2018, 09:46:12 AM »

Didn't Kubrick try to bring legal action against this show for its supposed similarly to 2001, or is that only a rumor that's swollen like a tumor?
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2018, 10:12:52 AM »

He did,  everyone said it. Was. An insane suit and he wasted his time.  It was tossed.

https://io9.gizmodo.com/351283/stanley-kubricks-crazy-space-lawsuit
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2018, 10:29:51 AM »

I thought so. Thanks.
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2018, 11:03:20 AM »

The lawsuit was a total waste, much as an earlier attempt by a studio to stop the marx brothers from making "A night in casablanca". The studio that made casablanca tried to stop the making of "A night in casablanca". The result was a thoroughly comedic humiliation of the studio by the wit of groucho marx.

Also the roots on space:1999 go back to an earlier gerry anderson show, "U.F.O." which had a moonbase.
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2018, 05:48:10 PM »

I remember watching this when it was new and thinking it was the greatest show. Watched it every week. Several years later when I saw it in reruns I thought it was pretty lame. I wouldn't mind watching it again just to see how it looks 4 decades later.

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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2018, 05:54:40 PM »

Tbh it is kinda lame compared to a good sf show like battlestar galactica reboot or the expanse.  Compared to a lot of sh-t shows that came after it, it was good.
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2018, 06:26:01 PM »

It's fun to watch to see quite a few British character actors of the day from that era, otherwise, it hasnt aged too well. Still, there has been a lot worse since then.
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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2018, 07:58:48 PM »

I thought it was boring. I think it's a little less boring now-just because it's kind of a time capsule of late 70's British TV.
Thing is- it relied on it's cool spaceship f/x- but the stories sucked. The show was boring.
I would rather watch Gilligan's Island.
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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2018, 11:37:16 PM »

To add to the experience have you ever had someone dress in a laughable gorilla costume and throw plastic coconuts at you while you're watching it?
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