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For a long time, humanity has been storing its nuclear waste in vast disposal sites on the far side of the Moon and it is the responsibility of the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha to look after the site. However, on 13 September 1999, a massive thermonuclear explosion occurs following the detection of an unknown form of magnetic radiation which causes the critical mass of nuclear waste to detonate.

The force of the blast acts like an enormous booster rocket, hurling the moon out of Earth orbit and into deep space at colossal speed, thus stranding the 311 personnel stationed at Alpha. The runaway Moon, in effect, becomes the spacecraft on which the those personnel travel, constantly in search of a new home.

Space: 1999 Season 1 Opening Titles

Space: 1999 Overview

SeasonEpisodesFirst Aired
1 – [Episode Guide]244 September 1975
2 – [Episode Guide]244 September 1976

Space: 1999 Cast List

Martin LandauMartin LandauCommander John Koenig48 Episodes, 1975 – 1977
Barbara BainBarbara BainDr Helena Russell47 Episodes, 1975 – 1977
Nick TateNick TateAlan Carter42 Episodes, 1975 – 1977
Zienia MertonZienia MertonSandra Benes35 Episodes, 1975 – 1977
Sarah BullenSarah BullenOperative Kate25 Episodes, 1975 – 1977
Barry MorseBarry MorseProfessor Victor Bergman24 Episodes, 1975 – 1976
Catherine SchellCatherine SchellMaya24 Episodes, 1975 – 1977
Prentis HancockPrentis HancockPaul Morrow23 Episodes, 1975 – 1976
Clifton JonesClifton JonesDavid Kano23 Episodes, 1975 – 1976
Anton PhillipsAnton PhillipsDr Mathias23 Episodes, 1975 – 1977
Tony AnholtTony AnholtTony Verdeschi23 Episodes, 1976 – 1977

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