Exploring Space: 1999: An Episode Guide and Complete History of the Mid-1970s Science Fiction Television Series

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The British-made Space: 1999 was the only tr uly original space adventure of the mid-1970s. From the show ''s conception in 1973 to its cancellation in 1977, Muir cove rs the 48 episodes in depth. He also looks at its memorabili a and fan clubs. '

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Amateur filmmaker John Kenneth Muir is also the author of An Analytical Guide to Television's "Battlestar Galactica" (1999), A History andf Critical Analysis of "Blake's 7" (1999) and Wes Craven: The Art of Horror (1998).

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In the mid-1970s, a space adventure series featuring aliens, spaceships, and spectacular explosions debuted and immediately captured a worldwide audience. Yet, though Space: 1999 pioneered many of the elements that made Star Wars a colossal hit a couple of years later, it has been largely ignored or underrated ever since its short run. Muir, a medical transcriptionist and amateur filmmaker, offers a well-written look back at the show. He takes the reader from the stunning pilot film portraying the marooning of Moonbase Alpha onward through two seasons of mystery and menace from beyond the beyond. This personal but thoroughly researched work also addresses the curiously strident attacks the show has received from fans of Star Trek. In the chapter "Defending Space: 1999," Muir compiles the criticism against the show (including a New York Times piece by Isaac Asimov) and provides good counterarguments for the series's place in the pantheon of televised science fiction. Recommended for larger public and academic popular culture collections.?Ben O'Sickey, "Library Journal"
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