Space:1999 being rebooted as "Space:2099"

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phase pistol

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ITV Studios America and HDFILMS announced an agreement today for the development of “SPACE: 2099”

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Actually... believe it or not...

I am eager to see how this turns out.

I like to say that the original Space1999 was TWO shows in one. The first show was real boring, with wooden acting and ridiculous plots, and that show took place INSIDE the moonbase.

But the OTHER show.... the one that took place OUTSIDE, only in special effects shots, the Eagles and other spaceships... THAT show was fantastic. :)


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Grant Da Modeler

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Could be fun ... let's hope they don't muck it up !!

The original series was a favorite of mine, as a kid. The SFX still
look cool today.
 

SmilingOtter

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As long as they don't include that alien with the one eye, who would eat the humans and then spit out their skeletons... as a kid that creeped me completely out! :)

But if they're going to keep reviving old series, this doesn't seem like such a bad idea. The Eagle looks the same (so far) and if they just modernize the theme, I could be OK with it. I wonder if Juliet Landau would be interested in her mom's role...
 

Eagle

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Please don't murder the Eagle. I'm praying they use the same vehicle. It's still very contemporary...
 

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phase pistol

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Sadly I am not digging the bubble lenses on the Eagle in the concept art. Also what is up with that spiky thing on the side (where the "fuel tank pods" are on a real Eagle). They seem to have also lost the exterior spine framework which, frankly is non-negotiable... the whole modular concept relies on that.

(actually on further inspection, I see that the "Asimov" vehicle/installation in the background does have some crossbeam structures on it that look like the old Eagle cagework. And the foreground Eagle probably does have the spine, it's just integrated into the structure and doesn't stand up like the old ships.)

They need to fix only one thing about the Eagles... the interior. :unsure



The cockpit seats are below the floor on the interior set...

But suddenly when you cut to the outside



:lol

But that's the only thing. Absolutely everything else must remain exactly the same. :sleep
 
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Jehudah Design

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...And in 2099 we have the iPhone 73, 3D TVs, and cars are still on the ground while the world is still the same, then they will remake the movie as 2199 since the world still hasn't catched up with the movie story...

As long as it's not as boring as watching another person pick his nose, I'll probably like it.
 

Birdie

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The UK's low-rent kings of crap genre TV (Demons, anyone?) and reality arse teams up with the guys who managed to make V a boring concept.

Bated breath :lol

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CessnaDriver

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So how *would* you rip the moon out of orbit without shredding it in the process?

They could cook up some exotic thing like a wormhole or something I suppose. Blowing it out of orbit by nuclear explosion is not an option
for today's audiences.
 

phase pistol

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So how *would* you rip the moon out of orbit without shredding it in the process?
Ooo! The Doorway to Speculation is open wide. :)

Bear with me because I've had decades to consider this one. :lol

On the old show, it was a huge quantity of nuclear waste material, stored in drums on the far side of the moon, which became "magnetically unstable" and which started releasing energy in a process previously unknown to science (tho Professor Bergman sussed it out easily enough... :rolleyes)

Anyway, it was sci fi handwaving, and Isaac Asimov would have none of it

Space: 1999 Catacombs: Asimov
Space: 1999 Catacombs: Trek vs Space 1999

...which probably explains the name of that vehicle in the teaser poster... :rolleyes

Anyway, I digress. Clearly Space 1999 is not dependent on strict science (for that matter, how did the Moon travel faster than light in order to visit new alien planets every week? Never explained).

So I propose, just put the pedal to the metal. Every science fiction story is entitled to one big inexplicable "what if". So just run with it: an exotic new form of antimatter fusion, being experimented with on the far side of the moon, goes inexplicably supercritical. A rip in the fabric of spacetime is created. Superstrings are severed, dimension gates are torn open, who cares. :lol

The bottom line: the effect is so vast, it shatters the Moon and hurls the biggest chunk (with Alpha on it of course) into some kind of space warp. In the warp, the moon jumps great distances - or alternately, into different parallel universes.

Here's the kicker: We propel the show forward by continuing to jump Alpha. Either it stays in an unstable "warp"continuum that randomly moves at unpredictable intervals, or else the warp effect keeps occurring for some other technobabble reason.

Builds tension, because our people don't know how long they have to explore a new place before Alpha takes off again. Oh, and they can never go back again. People WILL be left behind.

Or they could just have the exploding nuclear waste function as a sort of giant rocket motor, pushing the moon out of orbit. In other words, ignore the problem. :lol

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terryr

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I read years ago in an interview with Brian Johnson that they were going to change the Eagles for season 3 in minor ways. I think the legs would retract and the bottom windows worked.

Leave them as is. The Thunderbirds movie re-did the 'birds, and it still sucked. Focus on the script.
 

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neosporing

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i loved this show, and cherished my green dinky die cast eagle, even after the tiny red boosters had broken off, the silver bell engines had chipped and broken. It was the first toy i ever modded by painting over the green with white house paint (accidentally sealing the body doors shut) I remember the springed landing gear.... never missed an episode.

lets just hope that the moon base isn't called 'gingrich base 1'
 

GDafi

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Should be every interesting, from the hadware side I hope they don't change too much, but on the acting side get away from the forest of trees that they had back in the 70's and get some real actors.

Hmm suggestions for actors to play main characters.

Adrian Pasdar (Nathan in Heroes) John Keonig
Lucy Lawless (Deanna in BSG) Helena Russsel
Chris Eccleston (9th doctor) Professor Victor Bergman
Alex O’Loughlin ( Steve McGarrett Hawaii 5O) Alan Carter
 

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