Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Space 1999 Set 7|
Actors: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate, Zienia Merton, Catherine Schell
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Studio: A&e Home Video Release Date: 06/25/2002 Run time: 312 minutes Rating: Nr
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Season 2 (Series 2) Lives!
R. Mack | Indianapolis, IN United States | 06/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, for an old Space:1999 fan that isn't the best news I've ever heard (Series 2 Lives!), but it is the best news since I heard that Series 1 was out. For those of you wondering, Space:1999 lasted for two seasons in the mid to late 1970's. Each season was a distinctly different approach to the same series, with many characters returning for Series 2, but new faces abound. And despite the fact that writing did not abound in Series 2, the quality of the acting by stars like Martin Landau make me wish that somehow, there was a Series 3 waiting for release somewhere. But, alas, this is it. The show was cancelled when it failed to sell well enough in American syndication. Just watch Landau in 'The Rules of Luton,' arguably the worst 1999 episode and you'll see what a pro he is!.Don't expect much in the way of extras here (there are some, but nothing exceptional), but the video remastering is very good, worthy of a DVD in and of itself. And, with the eight DVD box sets released since last year, you get all of Series 1 and Series 2! Not a bad deal! And, heck, Series 2 may be "Space:1999 Lite," but the elements that made this a high quality, underated, landmark television series are still present. Lastly, you might be impressed with the quality of the sets, costumes, special effects and music if you keep it in mind that this is a 1976 production!"
Very entertaining 70's tv
(4 out of 5 stars)
"What a great show this was and is. Set 7 includes Bringers Of Wonder in which really gross and goopy aliens take over the base by appearing to be the loved ones of the people on the base, but Koenig can see them for the slimy creatures they really are. Landau gives a wonderful performance of reacting to their true disgusting forms. This is not serious science fiction, but Landau is excellent, and the other cast members give it their best too. The goopy monsters are amusing and also pretty darn disgusting and creepy. The glops of slime oozing down the eyes of the aliens is a great touch."
THE BEST EVER
russell | 06/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In my opinion, the second season of SPACE:1999 was the very best and in Set 7 it contains more action then ever before. No more just talking about dangers as in Season 1 just plain action and the characters are more comfortable with each other. They are all there to fight a common goal. The second season also contains humor as well reminds me of the orginal Star Trek cast with the Kirk-Spock and Spock-McCoy duo.I recommend this to everyone that enjoys a good science fiction story with a moral to it."
Hugely underrated series, brilliant stuff!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gerry Anderson's two seasons of Space:1999, and the prequel series UFO, seem to me to be three separate eras in one long story, rather like the eras of three different Dr.Whos, or perhaps different spin offs of Star Trek.
If that's the case, UFO is the equivalent of the Tom Baker era or the original Star Trek, it's the one that gets all the respect. Season 1 of 1999 is like the Davison era or perhaps Next Generation of Trek. Season Two of Space:1999 is like the Colin Baker era of Who, or Deep Space Nine in Trek. Yes, it is the one no one wants to admit they like, but if given closer examination with an open mind, it actually has much to offer and much to enjoy. This little lot contains some superb contributions by great writers. Terrance Feely (UFO, The Prisoner) delivers the goods in the excellent Bringers of Wonder, while Pip and Jane Baker (Dr.Who) write the low key but good A Matter of Balance. And then there's the superb Seed of Destruction, a compelling doppelganger story with an evil Koenig taking his place on Alpha. Space Warp, on the other hand, is written by Fred Freiberger and unlike the fun Beta Cloud, it sucks. Not to worry, though, the rest of the series is so much fun and so well produced that it is still totally entertaining and enjoyable. These characters are not as dark as the ones from the previous seasons, but they are fun and likeable enough to care about and enjoy their adventures. An underrated gem of a series!"