Space: 1999

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Unknown Oct 17, 1975 on



  • Trivia

    • 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.

    • As Koenig talks to Simmons on the video screen in the Eagle, boxes can be seen underneath the screen, but as Koenig leaves the Eagle, the boxes have changed to spacesuit packs.

    • Nordstrom's name is spelled "Nordstrom" on Dr. Russell's monitors, but it is spelled "Nordstom" on his helmet.

    • As Koenig, Bergman and Collins watch the two astronauts at a waste dump, one of the astronauts jumps into the buggy and in doing so, his helmet almost flies off.

    • In this episode only, the screens in the Eagle cockpits are colour but black and white in subsequent episodes.

    • The news reporter says that the space dock was blown out of orbit though it clearly exploded.

    • Without air or another gasous medium through which to travel, there could not have been any lightning coming from the waste dumps on the moon.

    • Despite what the "The Dark Side of the Moon" caption says, there is no dark side of the moon. One side of the moon always faces away from Earth, but both sides get sunlight for about two weeks at a time as the moon orbits the Earth.

    • When Koenig stuns Collins when he goes crazy, the beam from his gun doesn't orginate anywhere near it, instead appearing to come from just above the gun.

    • Goof: In the opening sequence, when Nordstom goes crazy, he picks up Steiner to throw him. As he does, the visor on Nordstom's helmet swings open for a second - long enough to kill him on the moon! But he survives another 5 seconds or so until his faceplate cracks against a rock. How did they miss that in editing???

  • Quotes

    • 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.

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