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#1 Patrick Neary

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:14 PM

I promise, one last link and I'll get back to looking for real work:



(it is nicely done!)
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:52 PM

The one thing I bought at the 30th Anniversary Star Wars Celebration... was a cheap DVD documentary on the making of "Space: 1999".
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#3 Patrick Neary

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 11:14 PM

Heyyyyyy, I wanna see that-

I did finally find the Brian Johnson interview buried in the first box set (disc #16, I think) The on-location interview with Martin Landau on the same disc was a scream- some character wearing skimpy gold spandex wandering around in the background with a giant - well, ape-thing, made it unintentionally hilarious.

-then tried to watch a couple of the season 2 episodes.... UGH!

And I used to be a card-carrying member of the fan club!
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 12:27 AM

The documentary covers a lot of the problems with Season Two. The American studio contact would complain to Gerry Anderson that there weren't enough monsters in the show, because monsters were all the rage with young viewers in America... so they started shooting monster episodes -- and then the American studio contact complained! "What's with all these monster episodes!" "But you told us that monsters were popular in America..." "Oh no, that fad has already passed."

Anderson bent over backwards to please the American investors, hired Freiberger at their request, but now feels he made a big mistake by being too nice about it. He just smiled and gritted his teeth when Freiberger said he had an idea about a planet of talking trees... called "The Rules of Luton". Anderson said "Luton? You mean like the town Luton?" "Yeah, I saw it on a sign..."
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#5 Nick Mulder

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 03:25 AM

Seems to be the usual suspects in these space1999 threads turning up lately - so I'll throw in the same 2cents once again and say >> UFO !

waaaaay cooler ;)
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