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Space 1999, Set 6

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Martin Landau, Barbara Bain. Includes episodes 31-36 of the cult 1970s series including The Mark of Archanon," The Rules of Luton," Brian the Brain," New Adam, New Eve," The AB Chrysalis" and Catacombs of the Moon." 2 DVDs. 1976/color/5 hrs/NR.

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Fans of Space: 1999 (and there are many of them) are lavish in their praise for British producer Gerry Anderson's mid-'70s sci-fi series. They rhapsodize about provocative, seriously scientific story lines, expensive production values, the presence of star (and future Oscar® winner) Martin Landau, and more. But there are others who look at the series' glacial pace, loopy costumes and makeup, cheesy sets, primitive special effects, stilted dialogue, and self-serious tone and wonder what planet those rabid fans are from.

Set 6 of the digitally remastered series, containing six episodes (numbers 31 to 36) on two discs, offers plenty of evidence to support both arguments. On the one hand, there are some intriguing ideas, weighty themes, and good writing here, as in "New Adam, New Eve" (episode 34), in which Koenig (Landau) and company confront the very existence of God himself, or "The Rules of Luton" (episode 31), in which Koenig and Maya (Catherine Schell) find themselves in deep trouble on a planet where plants are the dominant life form. But too often those virtues are hamstrung by poor execution, as in "Luton," where our heroes must battle three absurd-looking and -acting aliens. Smart sensibility, silly look and feel: this is the Space: 1999 paradox. And the truth is that nowadays, when advanced film technology is making even the early Star Wars films look dated, many of these episodes seem positively quaint.

DVD bonus features include a three-minute "making of" featurette (on the first disc), a gallery of production stills (on both discs), and interactive menus. Some material that was not seen in the original U.S. broadcasts has been restored. --Sam Graham


Special Features

  • Includes six episodes (#31-36): The Rules of Luton, The Mark of Archanon, Brian the Brain, New Adam New Eve, The A B Chrysalis, Catacombs of the Moon
  • Original Year Two behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Photo gallery

Product Details

  • Actors: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate, Zienia Merton, Quentin Pierre
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 29, 2002
  • Run Time: 312 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005UW78
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,170 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Space 1999, Set 6" on IMDb

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By Mark Savary on March 6, 2002
Format: DVD
I'll admit it. I am a Year One snob, and proud of it.
For years I have proclaimed the first season of my all-time favorite sci-fi program, "Space:1999", as the best, most original, and creative sci-fi show out there. Even today, new programs pale by comparison to this metaphysical, moody show that questioned mankind's place in the Universe. Then someone asks about Koenig's pink/orange jacket and the disco-funk soundtrack, and I am forced to be quiet.
Year Two was the bane of a :1999-er's existance, so far as I was concerned. How could any self-respecting Alphan-wannabe think Tony was cooler than Paul, or Yasko more pleasant than Sandra or Tanya? And Maya, compared to Bergman? Just another Spock-copy in a skirt. My favorite supporting characters gone, in favor of this lot? Heresy! Why, they oughtta be lined up against a wall in Command Center and blasted with stun guns!
But, when Set 5 & 6 came out on DVD, I simply could not resist buying them. It had been years since the episodes first aired, and I could only remember a smattering of the stories. If nothing else, I thought they'd be good for a laugh.
After screening the episodes in these sets, I have to admit it... they aren't half-bad. Some were actually pretty good. Nowheres near the quality and brilliance of Year One, but... likable. I'd be lying if I said that I did not feel like a college professor admitting that he enjoys watching "The Jerry Springer Show", but there was just something fun about watching these episodes, episodes I had railled against for decades.
Set 6 contains the infamous "Rules of Luton" and "Catacombs of the Moon". Both episodes have been derided by critics and fans alike.
In my case, I always remembered Luton, the three weird aliens, and the three evil trees a bit more kindly.
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By A Customer on February 27, 2002
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This is a MUST HAVE for all Space 1999 Fans and Collectors. As well as Set 5, get ready to enjoy more exciting episodes of this famous clasic series. Its great to watch them over again to see the improvements as well catching significant details that may have been missed the first time around through broadcast television. All the episodes are such fun and pure enjoyment. Kudos! to all who contributed in putting such a wonderful series on DVD.
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Space 1999 was a combination of exceptionally great and particularly awful sci-fi. This compilation falls into the latter category:
1) "The Mark of Archanon" has what is still the poorest death scene ever acted. "I'm dying.... argghhhh... no wait, I'm not dead yet, here take my kid.... ok now I'm dying..."
2) A space-disco theme song wasn't enough so "Brian the Brain" starred a robot with a strobe-light for a head. Even in the far-flung reaches of space, computers still crack bad jokes.
3) In "The Rules of Luton" we learn World War III happened (and racism ended) back in 1987; and don't get me started on the killer trees. Not to mention "Luton" was a ...of the Star Trek episode where Kirk battles the green lizard. Was anyone else waiting for Koenig to build a cannon out of a tree stump?
4) In "New Adam New Eve" we learn that even God can fall for the old 'hide the branches and leaves over a pit" trick.
5) "A.B. Chrysalis" stars a bunch of chlorine breathing aliens who would've destroyed Moonbase Alpha, except that Tony is such a hunk! Too bad all that chlorine gas didn't blow that long hair out of the way. And what happens when you run out of goofy looking rubber creature outfits? Easy. Create an "evil" Martin Landau.
6) "Catacombs of the Moon", errr... what was the point of that whole 'nothing can shake the power of faith' thing anyway? Did faith have anything to do with how they got into or out of their predicament? Dig the artificial heart - - a lightbulb with wires!
Of course you know nothing I said really matters because a true Space 1999 fan is going to buy this set anyway. Just be sure to pop in one of the other sets when company comes over - - unless you're going for laughs.
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For me this was one of the better season two sets. Maya changing into "other creatures" gets a little formulaic but this set seemed to do a better job fitting it all together. But, after saying this, I'm a still a fan of all the episodes of Space 1999. Is it "science-based" fiction? No, but it's great fun. And for me, you can keep your computers, I like the presence of manmade effects and characters.
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More great episodes of season two. More offbeat, more weird than any other sci-fi show. This set has a short behind the scenes featurette and more stills. The first episode is the infamouse Rules of Luton. Koenig and Maya pick a flower and are sentanced to fight three aliens to the death for their crimes against botany. Then there is The Mark of Archanon about an alien father and son un-earthed (or is it un-mooned)from a cave. Brian the Brain is about a psychotic robot that kidnaps Helena and Koenig. New Adam,New Eve is about as good as a Star Trek episode. The A B chrysalis is about an alien planet sending out destructive shock waves that threaten Moonbase Alpha. Slow motion photography is used when the alien spheres float around giving a really creepy feeling to the episode. What is so interesting about this episode is the way the aliens learn to communicate with humans. They start off using mathematics. Many scientists have sugested that math is a universal language that we could use to communicate with alien life forms. This idea was also used successfuly in Carl Sagens' Contact. The aliens living in chlorine gas is also really original and makes the episode very realistic, not all life forms in the universe would breathe our air. This is another episode that is a bridge back to year one, the special effects and production values are flawless and the script is original, thought-provoking and well done. Catacombs of the Moon is about Helena trying to give somebody a heart transplant while Moonbase Alpha seems to be on the verge of a catastrophe. To make matters worse, right when Helena perfects the artificial heart the patient is kidnaped! There are some really creepy dream scenes of a burning four poster bed hovering over the barren lunar surface, images once seen will never be forgotten.Read more ›
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