Space: 1999

Breakaway

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 10/17/75
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  • Episode Description
  • Commander John Koenig arrives at Moonbase Alpha, where he's faced with a mysterious disease afflicting personnel and an escalating crisis at its nuclear waste dumps that will rip the moon from its orbit.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Roy Dotrice

    Commissioner Simmons

  • Nick Tate

    Alan Carter

  • Martin Landau

    Commander John Koenig

  • Barbara Bain

    Dr. Helena Russell

  • Prentis Hancock

    Paul Morrow

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Space 1999 started off as a smart, strong, good looking sci-fi drama.

    By tmkreutzer, Mar 23, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Koenig: A giant leap for Mankind. It's beginning to look like a stumble in the dark.

    • Russell: You knew that that area was suspect. You knew that it already affected the two probe astronauts and the Eagle pilot in some way. And yet you went out there yourself. We're looking for answers, Commander, not heroes. Koenig: I didn't know you cared.

    Trivia (14)

    • The moon is blasted out of Earth's orbit and Carter follows in in an Eagle. He's unable to catch up to it until it starts to slow down. Objects propelled through a vacuum don't slow down unless an opposing force is applied to their path, but no such force is in evidence.

    • In the footage of Nordstrom and Steiner and later Jackson and Ellis at the waste dumps, the numbers on their spacesuits keep changing between 0, 3, 8 and 9.

    • As the moon is thrown out of orbit, everyone is pinned to the floor by the gravitational force except Bergman, who starts at the top of Main Mission's steps on his back, then turns onto his front, then goes back onto his back. However, one step further down, he's back where he started.

    • During Koenig's solo flight over Nuclear Disposal Area One, the collar on his spacesuit changes from being smooth to ribbed several times.

    • When Koenig's Eagle first lands on Alpha, it is positioned such that it's port side is connected to the boarding tube, but Koenig leaves through the starboard side, which would be exposed to space.

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