Space - 1999: Series 2 - Volume 2 - Journey To Where/The Taybor.. [DVD] 
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DVD Special Features:
Year 2 Trailer 2
Barbara Bain interview
New characters biographies.
When it was made there had never been a more lavishly produced science fiction TV series than Space: 1999, which was British-made on a first-season budget of 3.25 million pounds and ran for two seasons from 1975-77. What keeps fans enthralled after all these years has only partly to do with the first-rate production values, the plausibly constructed spaceship models and expert special effects. The tone of the show is one of scientific dispassion, setting it apart from its TV SF predecessors such as Star Trek in which the mood is more generally convivial. Our heroes here are in dire circumstances that require cool heads as a survival trait: the moon and the 311 crew members of Moonbase Alpha experience a cataclysm, which causes the moon to break away from Earth orbit and travel endlessly through space. No TV series has created a more palpable feel of hard science fiction than this. Of course the show is not without its detractors, having been soundly lambasted for its many scientific errors. No less august a figure than Isaac Asimov criticised the show for the premise of the opening episode "Breakaway", which had nuclear explosions on the "dark side of the moon" somehow propelling it out of Earth orbit and flying through space without regard to any physical laws. And in "Earthbound" aliens travelling to Earth state it will take them 75 years to reach their destination, making one wonder why it didn't take the moon that long to encounter the aliens. While these are valid complaints, fans tend to remember the scientific seriousness of the series and the sense of awe created by the many strange creatures and phenomena the crew encounter on their journey through the Galaxy. --Jim Gay, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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I am hard to impress, but, having viewed the discs, I am literally stunned. The prints are faultless, bursting with a vibrancy unseen since the original transmissions. Colours are solid and natural, and it is now time to burn those shoddy drop out ridden VHS copies that we all bought in the 90's! This is Space 1999 as it should be seen.
Not even the BBC's remastered prints can hold a candle to these newly refurbished copies - which could have been filmed last week, let alone over a quarter of a century ago!
Obvious love and attention has gone into all three volumes and whilst brief the extras are worth a look too. Be prepared for nifty animated menus and a fantastic "this disc" parody of the "this episode" title cards.
If I could I would give these discs - Carlton's best yet - six stars!Buy these discs immediately!
Some episodes may now seem a bit dated, but this does not render things less fascinating.
I bought this box set even though I had every episode on video from the time ITC released it originally, needless to say those videos have gone because the DVD releases are superb!
From the moment the eagle does a fly by you know you are in for something special and Carlton have done a masterful job of remastering the series. Each episode looks fantastic, colour and sound is superb and the special effects somehow look better.
The special features are also high quality and I would urge any fan of Space 1999 to go out and buy this now! You won't be disappointed
You can get equally ineffective 3D by playing your regular 2D Bluray and pressing the 3D button on your tv remote.
Really enjoying it all over again !..lovin' the stun guns - they do look like staple guns from a D.I.Y. shop, and those Eagle spaceships..I remember I had a toy one as a kid :) Yeah, bring it on at..It's all at Moonbase Alpha.. Space 1999 for us oldies who want to be kids again..I always remember Barbara Bain as she spun round in the credits and her hair-that never moved ! and am really looking forward to seeing Maya again as the camera zooms into her eyes - YIKES !!what's she gonna be this time ? ! Courageous Commander Koenig and Barry Morse as the man with the frizzy professor like hair..all of them, the whole gang sticking together as the Moon travels the universe hoping to find it's way back home..ahhhh....
This is the mentality of all this and I'm laughing at what I've just written and yes, I'm guarding my newly arrived boxset, and no one can borrow it, it's mine !!! coz I've waited over 30 years for this to arrive in the post!!
I'm collecting DVD's of telly progs I watched when I was a kid and Gerry Anderson shows are top of my list. Watching Space 1999 back to back with 'Secret service'(another classic with a secret agent clergyman !), I must take my hat off to Mr Anderson and to his creative vision which made kids tv before teatime and on a Sunday so interesting and exciting during my childhood. Thanks again :) 10/10 Gerry
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having vague memories of seeing this on TV many years ago,I wanted to find out the origins of the series
and how the ideas would stand up viewed in today's light. Read more
Not a great transfer at all, #d is pretty bad, and it's all dubbed in German with no subtitles or other tracks. So, overall, not a good buy at all.Published 9 months ago by Laurent Hasson
The only reason it lost a star is price, I was only 10 years old when I first watched space 1999 and I remember UFO as well. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mike Rowland
its a fake
season 2 has not been realased yet
and the minutes of the serie is wrong 2280 min can not be on 4 disc