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    Space: 1999: The Complete Series 1 [BLU-RAY]




    September 13th, 1999...

     
    A nuclear waste dump on the moon unexpectedly detonates, blasting the moon out of orbit and taking the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha on a fantastic voyage of discovery to the stars, fraught with danger at every turn.
     
    Gerry Anderson’s celebrated sci-fi series is presented here in High Definition for the first time, along with the following special features:
     
    • Digitally restored, High Definition transfers 
    • Dolby 5.1 tracks 
    • Original 'as broadcast' mono track
    • Music-only tracks on all episodes except Breakaway and Dragon’s Domain
    • Anderson commentary on Breakaway and Dragon’s Domain
    • English subtitles for the hard of hearing 
    • Extensive HD image galleries of rare and previously unseen stills
    • HD image galleries of gum and cigarette cards
    • HD, digitally restored version of series two episode The Metamorph
    • "These Episodes" featurettes (selected individual episode analysis – expanded version from that seen on the DVD)
    • "Memories of Space” featurette
    • Sylvia Anderson interview
    • Series One textless generic titles
    • "Horizon" behind the scenes footage
    • "Concept and Creation" featurette 
    • Special effects and design featurette 
    • Text episode commentaries on The Last Sunset and Space Brain’
    • "Clapperboard" two-part special on the work of Gerry Anderson from 1975
    • "Guardian of Piri Remembered" 
    • Barry Gray's theme demo
    • Alternative opening and closing titles 
    • Martin Landau and Barbara Bain US Premier intro and outro
    • SFX plates and deleted SFX scenes - with music track
    • Alien Attack - trailers
    • Journey Through the Black Sun – trailer
    • ad bumpers
    • Lyons Maid ice Lolly advert
    • Script PDFs
    • Annual PDFs
    • Commemorative booklet
    • Catalogue Number : 7957007
    • Available Since : 19/08/2010
    • Classification PG
    • Number of Discs 7
    • Picture 1.33:1 / Colour
    • Sound 5.1 / Mono
    • Subtitles English
    • Region B
    • Time 1200 mins approx
    • Short Name Space: 1999 1 BD
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    Steven J M F
    01/18/2011

    This is absolutely 1st class. The picture and sound quality will astonish you! The work that Network have done in terms of restoration and remastering (both on this and on the previous DVD release) is amazing!

    SPACE:1999 remains one of the most controversial science fiction/fantasy series ever created... & I love it!

    I can only hope that Network decide to release Year 2 and take the same amount of care over the restoration process that they have with Year 1 (you never know, we might even get to own "Message From Moonbase Alpha" - the definitive ending to the Alphan's long journey - & very moving it is too).

    Buy this set, the presentation is lavish and the series itself contains some of the most beautiful and thought provoking episodes of the series. Highlights include: "Breakaway" (surely the most involving, stunning TV Series pilot ever filmed?), "Another Time, Another Place", "The Guardian of Piri", "Collision Cource", "End of Eternity" (memorable for Peter Bowles of "To The Manor Born" playing a psychotic, immortal who delights in "the exquisite forces of pain and suffering!" and the sequence where Mike Baxter "kills" John Koenig by bludgeoning him to death with a metal bi-plane - not for the faint hearted!) "War Games" and the mind booglingly scary and atmospheric "Dragon's Domain".

    Even today, this is ground-breaking television on every level as the writers and actors go against every expectation and break every rule to create a series that truly stands on it's own.

    SPACE: 1999 remains Gerry & Sylvia Anderson's supreme Science Fiction Odyseey.

    • 5 out of 5 people found this review useful.
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    12/4/2010

    This Blue-Ray set is of very good quality. The picture detail is very high, it looks as if the series was filmed recently. The actual series is also very good, there are occasional plot errors, and also the odd mistake. But apart from a few episodes which are poor, the episodes are very good. Each episode seems to try something new. Well recommended if you are a fan of Sci-Fi. This was the first time I have seen the series and can't wait for the series two Blue-Ray!!!!!!

    • 5 out of 5 people found this review useful.

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    Space: 1999: The Complete Series 1 [BLU-RAY]

    Space: 1999: The Complete Series 1 [BLU-RAY]

    September 13th, 1999... A nuclear waste dump on the moon unexpectedly detonates, blasting the moon out of orbit and taking the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha on a fantastic voyage of discovery to the stars, fraught with danger at every turn.Gerry

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