Worst & Best Space 1999 Episodes/List

Title: Space 1999
Genre: British Sci-Fi Series
Series: 2
Episodes: 48
Runtime: 50 min
First Transmission: 1975-1977
Channel: ITV

The inhabitants of a moonbase become stranded in space when the moon is blasted out of its orbit.

 

Episode Rankings

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[Updated July 2020]

 

Best Episode #8

Dragon’s Domain – Discredited eagle pilot Tony Cellini is beset by recurring nightmares in which he was the only survivor of a disastrous space mission. Now the moon is approaching the same set of circumstances that Cellini encountered. (1975)

Episode characteristics & General Consensus:
An episode all about the history of the people on moonbase, narrated by Dr Helena Russell. A very dark episode of the series with some great special effects. It almost has a movie-like quality to it.

 

Worst Episode #15

The Full Circle – While exploring an Earth-type world, Commander Koenig and Dr. Russel, disappear after sighting a strange fog. Later, a race of primitive humans is encountered. (1975)

Episode characteristics & General Consensus:
Considered a poor episode with lots of running around screaming. Implausible plot even by Space 1999 standards.

 

Full Episode Guide

Key:-
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Series One

#1 Breakaway (1975) –
Suspected radiation from nuclear waste containers threatens a deep space probe from Earth’s space research center on the moon.
#2 Force of Life (1975) –
A terrifying force from Outer Space brings freezing death to Alpha personnel.
#3 Collision Course (1975) –
The Moon is on a collision course with a planet many times its size.
#4 War Games (1975) –
Moonbase Alpha finds itself at war with an unnamed planet.
#5 Death’s Other Dominion (1975) –
Commander Koenig and his colleagues enter a chilling world of ice. There, they encounter people who are former inhabitants of Earth.
#6 Voyager’s Return (1975) –
Moonbase Alpha is threatened with destruction from an unmanned spacecraft.
#7 Alpha Child (1975) –
The first baby is born on the moon.
#8 Dragon’s Domain (1975) –
Moonbase Alpha encounters an eerie graveyard of lost spaceships.
#9 Mission of the Darians (1975) –
A call for help reaches Moonbase Alpha from the survivors of a dying world.
#10 Black Sun (1975) –
Moonbase Alpha encounters an all-devouring black sun.
#11 Guardian of Piri (1975) –
A mysterious power from an alien planet takes control of Moonbase Alpha.
#12 End of Eternity (1975) –
Koenig and the others need to stop a psychopath who is virtually immortal.
#13 Matter of Life and Death (1975) –
Dr Russell’s presumed-dead husband mysteriously reappears on a reconnaissance mission to a nearby planet.
#14 Earthbound (1975) –
A vessel of alien pacifists, heading for Earth, lands on the moon.
#15 The Full Circle (1975) –
Moonbase Alpha passes through a time warp and the Alphans meet themselves as cavemen from the Stone Age.
#16 Another Time, Another Place (1975) –
A distortion in time produces two separate moons, with two separate Alphas from different eras.
#17 The Last Sunset (1976) –
Probes launched from a planet mysteriously give the moon full gravity and atmosphere.
#18 The Infernal Machine (1976) –
Moonbase Alpha encounters a machine that is alive and sentient.
#19 Ring Around the Moon (1976) –
The moon becomes the prisoner of an alien planet as Alpha is gripped in a ring of light.
#20 Missing Link (1976) –
Koenig finds himself in another world and another time – a world of light and beauty.
#21 Space Brain (1976) –
The Alphans encounter an intangible mass with a strange energy field that could spell disaster for them.
#22 The Troubled Spirit (1976) –
The Alphans encounter the ghost of a man who is still alive.
#23 The Testament of Arkadia (1976) –
The Moon’s random careening comes to a sudden halt.
#24 The Last Enemy (1976) –
Moonbase Alpha is caught in the middle of a never-ending war.

Series Two

#25 The Metamorph (1976) –
Alpha needs titanium and traces of it are located on the planet Psychon.
#26 The Exiles (1976) –
Cryogenically frozen bodies in capsules suddenly appear in orbit around the moon.
#27 Journey to Where (1976) –
Moonbase Alpha learns that there is technology now on Earth that is capable of sending them home.
#28 One Moment of Humanity (1976) –
An alien named Zamera suddenly appears and demands that two Alphans accompany her back to her home planet of Vega.
#29 Brian the Brain (1976) –
A mobile computer named Brian leads the Alphans into a dangerous situation.
#30 New Adam, New Eve (1976) –
A man named Magus appears and claims promises salvation for the Alphans.
#31 The Mark of Archanon (1976) –
A chamber is found beneath the surface of the moon containing two aliens.
#32 The Rules of Luton (1976) –
Koenig, Maya and Tony visit the planet Luton, a place rich in plants and vegetation. However, their innocent actions of picking flowers and eating a few berries could lead to death.
#33 All That Glisters (1976) –
The Alphans encounter rock structures on a barren planet that are sentient and have a need for water, which they intend to take from the Alphans themselves!
#34 The Taybor (1976) –
An energetic and flamboyant trader known as the Taybor arrives on the moon to trade with the Alphans, but he wants Maya!
#35 Seed of Destruction (1976) –
Koenig journeys alone to an asteroid on a collision course with the moon but returns a different man with a bizarre plan.
#36 The AB Chrysalis (1976) –
Moonbase Alpha is bombarded by strong electrical waves from a nearby planet.
#37 Catacombs of the Moon (1976) –
Tony Osgood sees a vision of the future in which the ship is pursued by a fireball.
#38 Space Warp (1976) –
Koenig and Verdeschi are sucked into a space warp and Maya is stricken with a fever that transforms her into a repulsive space monster.
#39 A Matter of Balance (1976) –
A landing party member’s hallucinations cause complications on the planet Sunim.
#40 The Beta Cloud (1976) –
A menacing creature from a cloud is determined to take the life support core of Alpha.
#41 The Lambda Factor (1976) –
Koenig battles of wills with a woman whose latent mental abilities have surfaced due to a weird cloud’s proximity.
#42 The Bringers of Wonder (1) (1977) –
A faster-than-light ship arrives at Alpha, bringing friends and relatives and raising hopes that they will all be able to go home soon.
#43 The Bringers of Wonder (2) (1977) –
Koenig tries to convince the others that they’re only seeing illusions and that aliens are only seeking energy.
#44 The Seance Spectre (1977) –
An Alpha crewman starts believing he’s psychic and can sense a habitable planet nearby leading to mutiny among the other Alphans.
#45 Dorzak (1977) –
Maya releases Dorzak from a prison ship as she believes and he is a poet and not a mass murderer.
#46 Devil’s Planet (1977) –
Koenig explores a planet that was devastated by some sort of weapon and finds that one of its moons is a prison.
#47 The Immunity Syndrome (1977) –
The Alphans find a seemingly uninhabited and life-sustaining planet, but it is already inhabited by a powerful immortal being.
#48 The Dorcons (1977) –
The Dorcons are a race of conquerors who can live forever by transplantation of a Psychon brain stem. Maya is the last known Psychon.