Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Quasimodo With Martin Landau
Page 68 of Quasimodo's Monster Magazine #5 starts off part two of an article on Space: 1999. This part of the article reiterates the set-up of the sci-fi series.
The first part of the article was a run-through of the first five episodes of the series. This part talks about the plots of episodes 6 through... well, the article is erratic about numbering them, but I'd imagine they pretty much run through the rest of the first season (which had yet to debut, apparently, on American TV).
I was never a fan of the series myself... I tried to give it a shot, I really liked the designs of the Eagle spacecraft... but I found too many episodes felt like rewrites of Star Trek episodes (in fact, I even decided to do my own Star Trek episode rewritten as Space: 1999 episode as a fan-fiction story to share with the ST club I belonged to at the time. I think I used the plot of the first Romulan episode in my rewrite... oddly enough, nobody seemed to pick up on it until I mentioned it). But I know there are fans of the show, and I wasn't going to skip this article because of my own tastes (heck, if I'd done that, I wouldn't have presented the Stepford Wives article last week!).