Shout! Factory is resurrecting the classic sci-fi series Space: 1999.
The company will release the series on separate DVD and Blu-ray platforms on July 16. The release marks the first time that the short-lived series, which came from the minds of Thunderbirds creators Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, will receive a full domestic release. It was most recently released in a full set overseas via Network in 2017.
The 48-episode series, which spans 13 discs in this new set, opens in September 1999. A nuclear waste dump on the moon unexpectedly explodes, sending the moon and the inhabitants of the moon base Alpha spinning through space.Led by John Koenig (Martin Landau — Ed Wood, North by Northwest, Tucker: The Man and His Dream), the crew faces a variety of challenges and obstacles as they strive to return to Earth.
Barbara Bain (Mission: Impossible, Pacific Edge, American Gun), Barry Morse (The Changeling, The Twilight Zone, The Adventurer) and Catherine Schell (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Return of the Pink Panther, Doctor Who) also join the cast as Dr. Helena Russell, Victor Bergman and Maya respectively.
The first 500 orders for Space: 1999 from Shout! Factory will receive a limited edition Space: 1999 snow globe as an added gift. The snow globe features and Eagle Transporter landing on the moon. The globe has a 4-inch circumference and 2-inch base.
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