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Monday, February 4, 2013

Space: 1999 Opening Credits

Hard to imagine today that Space: 1999 came out two years before Star Wars kicked the science fiction craze into high gear.  Gerry Anderson, who passed away just a few weeks ago, was such a visionary when it came to vehicles and sets. 

I loved the Eagle spaceships and the moonbase itself.  I was heavily into science fiction, comics, horror and the like, but never really was a big fan of this series.  Even as a kid I couldn't reconcile how the moon could muster interplanetary travel at faster than light speeds just by getting blasted out of its orbit during a nuclear accident...but what a theme song!

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