Academy Award winner Martin Landau and Emmy winner Barbara Bain star in one of science fiction's lost masterpieces. Premiering after Star Trek and before Star Wars - Space: 1999 offered TV audiences cinema styled special a... more »ffects, grand expansive set design, and sleek ultra-modern costumes. Combining storylines both adventurous and cerebral, Space: 1999 has claimed a worldwide following - finding life beyond its titled date and securing its place in the 21st century and beyond.« less
"Disk 1: vol 3
: COLLISION COURSE
: DEATH'S OTHER DOMINIION
: THE FULL CIRCLE
Disk 2: vol 3
: END OF ETERNITY
: WAR GAMES
: THE LAST ENEMY"
Pure Enjoyment! Space 1999
dtbarnde | Rochester.NY | 12/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With every episode of Space 1999 you become swept away with the storyline and plot. Now that it has arrived on DVD! it is even better than I remember, especially with the added footage and color enhancement. It's like watching it for the first time all over again. I recommend this DVD along with all the other sets to fully appreciate the incredible imagination and creativity of Space 1999. A marvel of its time!"
Space: 1999, Set 3 DVD
dtbarnde | 08/13/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This review is going to assume that you are already a fan of the series and are pretty much familiar with the premise. I'm going to comment more on the DVD production quality of this latest set, which has been recently released in conjuction with Set 4.After being pleasantly surprised with Set 1, I was anticipating more of the same with this set 3, specifically the sharp, clear images of the episodes. Unfortunately, this latest set seems to have a slight layer of opaqueness to it. Mind you, the image is not blurry but it's not as crystal clear as the episodes mastered on set 1. Also, there is dust and particles on the images, which is common to 35 mm prints but that makes me wonder: are these the best prints that they could acquire for transfer or the only ones?The special features section which showed some behind the scenes stills in set 1 have been replaced by straight screen captures from the episodes in set 3 (with more dust and particles). These aren't all too exciting and the image quality leaves a lot to be desired (poor resolution). Some are even inverted (notice the by-the-neck zipper or some other aspect of the Moonbase Alpha clothing is on the wrong side). Did nobody do a last minute check to see that the stills were inverted?Overall, the set delivered my desire to see more episodes of Space: 1999, but from a DVD production aspect, it had an overall generally sloppy feel to it, especially compared to set 1.So if you're looking to see more episodes of this show, go for set 3 (and set 4, which suffer from the same things I describe above). It's just that you may find the viewing to be of lacklustre quality after getting used to seeing what the DVD format is capable of."
THE COOLEST GEN-X SCI-FI SHOW OF ALL TIME!
James A. Cole | boston, ma United States | 07/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Six more mind -blowing episodes of Gerry and Sylvia Andersons' ultimate space adventure! The complete episodes of year 1 are here! Collision Course is a thought-provoking story with its theme of science vs faith.THIS EPISODE features a great performance by Martin Landau, he adds depth to commander Koenig by revealing an open-minded and sensitve side to his hot-tempered character. He is willing to put his life in the hands of Queen Arra even though the facts tell him to do otherwise. The more scientific-thinking Alphans lead a mutiny that could destroy Alpha. End of Eternity has the creepiest villian in sci-fi with the exception of Darth Vader.THIS EPISODE has camera angles and editing that adds to an atmosphere of dread.Even after seeing it 11 times the unforgettable ending keeps me at the edge of my seat. War Games,THIS EPISODE has incredible special effects and production values that make the Sci-Fi Channel turn green with envy.The explosions,sets,minatures and alien makeup are remarkable. However it is Barbara Bain's performance that truly steal the show!Space 1999 set the standerd for all later sci-fi,espicially Star Wars,but I like the show for its intelluctual stories that make you "think and feel" as commander Koenig says. Cross your fingers that year 2 will come out soon,and with more bonuses. And make sure you grab the really hip Space 1999 t-shirt!"
Some of the best episodes of "Space: 1999" on one DVD!
James A. Cole | 06/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This much-anticipated dvd release features several of the most popular episodes of the first season of "Space:1999" (a British-made series which aired from 1975-76 on American television) - one of the best (and most underrated) sci-fi series ever made. Among the episodes - "War Games", which is filled with great battle scenes, the near-destruction of Moonbase Alpha by a hostile alien planet, and which has a surprise ending; "The Last Enemy", which has a strange "battle of the sexes" theme unlike anything else that's been shown in sci-fi. As the episode begins the Moon is approaching a two-planet solar system. The two planets have been at war for centuries, but since their orbits are on opposite sides of their sun they can't get a clear shot at each other. The blue, female-dominated planet (filled with Xena types in tight black outfits) sends a huge warship to the Moon. It lands near Alpha and begins shooting at the enemy red planet, which is controlled by men (the Captain Kirk planet). Well, the male-dominated planet returns fire and Moonbase Alpha is caught in the middle. Commander Koenig must find a way to end this war of the sexes before Moonbase Alpha is destroyed in the crossfire. In "Death's Other Dominion" the Alphans discover a frozen planet that's occupied by the survivors of a deep-space Earth mission that vanished years earlier. The leader of the survivors is friendly at first, but he turns out to be a mad scientist (are there any other kind in science fiction?) who is bent on making humans immortal, no matter what the cost. And in "Collision Course" the Moon is on a collision course with a huge pink planet that will almost surely destroy the Moon when they collide. The Alphans come up with a plan to avoid the collision by using nuclear weapons to blast the planet out of their path. But Commander Koenig is kidnapped by the alien planet's Queen, who informs him that he must allow the collision to take place. Koenig then turns against his own people and halts the explosion...making the collision a certainty. If you're a fan of sci-fi and you're tired of the usual bland sci-fi fare that's produced these days, then you'll find these episodes to be delightfully different and creative. If you're already a fan of "Space: 1999" then this is probably the DVD set you've been waiting for!"