Go Back   Fanderson Forum > Public Forum > Retro-metabolism > Space 2099 The Series

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 10th February 2012, 07:28 PM
Steve Gerard Steve Gerard is offline
Spacehawk
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 1,101
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chrisof View Post
My main worry is that they'l do what most TV series do nowadays and make the show 80% character driven with lots of Angst, sex, depression, conflicts etc (BSG, lost and Stargate Universe being good examples) they are not bad shows but it does leave me wondering why on moon am i watching this if i'm after escapism?
Absolutely agree with you, the escapist setting is never properly exploited. The very reason we are watching is truly lost.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10th February 2012, 07:36 PM
air terrainean's Avatar
air terrainean air terrainean is offline
Spacehawk
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: End of Runway Two-Nine
Posts: 747
Default

Yes, I think that's the reason I like season one - it's visually and conceptually imaginative and not just about personal dramas. That's what Gerry and Sylvia were so good at producing for television - programmes that looked different and told stories in a way that was cinematic.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10th February 2012, 08:11 PM
douglogger's Avatar
douglogger douglogger is offline
Alien
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mississauga Ontario Canada
Posts: 253
Default

Don't forget that Daily Variety report from the mid-00s about a live-action update of JOE 90,which never advanced beyond that speculative point. Someone sent me the article with about the same wording and structure used to announce the more-recent UFO and now SPACE:2099 ventures...all bunnies and kitties then...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10th February 2012, 09:15 PM
douglogger's Avatar
douglogger douglogger is offline
Alien
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mississauga Ontario Canada
Posts: 253
Default

Sir-"Amster,
Ahhhhh 2099 might be a wee bit too far off into the future. When Year one came out the thinking over here through reviews pegged "1999" as a we bit too close for such an involved operation on the Moon to be feasible. Some, I think I can find the review proposed changing the series title to "SPACE:2049" instead.

Okay folks, in the spirit of Eagles on Steroids allow me to share you this piece of maybe ITC art that somehow looks half-done.
Any one of you out there have an idea of it's origins.because I think I got it at some Space:1999 Alliance or Fanderson auction in the 80s...looks like a Steve Kyte or Graham Bleathman project that....and appears to be black and white watercolours washy, if that helps you artist types out there......
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_0866.jpg  

Last edited by douglogger; 10th February 2012 at 09:17 PM. Reason: added copy
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10th February 2012, 09:45 PM
Andrew Kearley's Avatar
Andrew Kearley Andrew Kearley is offline
Aquaphibian
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Poole, Dorset
Posts: 155
Default

One tries to remain cautiously optimistic, but most reboots seem to cock up whatever it was that made the original show great in the first place.

I too have been dismayed by all the discussion of the show's plausibility. I first read about this revival attempt on another forum, where in the very first post, the question of how to fix the show's "ridiculous" format was brought up. I don't know why people are so fixated on this. I watch Star Trek, and see a huge spaceship flying around at faster than light speeds, which is scientifically impossible but that doesn't seem to worry anyone.

The trouble is, for me, if they try to fix such perceived flaws, what do they take away from the concept? Sooner or later, you're not left with anything that's recognizably Space: 1999 - you might as well create something else entirely.

Space: 1999 is not just the best thing Gerry and Sylvia made, it's the second best tv show ever made, so any remake has got a lot to live up to.
__________________
Blog: "Anderthon" Follow my journey through the worlds of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.

Space: 1999 - a personal view

"Now we're sitting on the biggest bomb man's ever made"

Last edited by Andrew Kearley; 12th February 2012 at 01:56 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11th February 2012, 12:19 AM
Steve Gerard Steve Gerard is offline
Spacehawk
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 1,101
Default

For better or worse they got the "V" series reboot on the abc network, hopefully SPACE:2099 will get the proper network exposure.

Last edited by Steve Gerard; 11th February 2012 at 12:22 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12th February 2012, 01:12 AM
shadokp's Avatar
shadokp shadokp is offline
Griselda
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 132
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chrisof View Post
Its interesting that most people think they won't use the travelling moon idea (the reason I could never think of a way to do it myself) , and its an interesting to note their focus on plausibility.
Its also interesting to read on "ain't it cool" that there isn't much love for the original.

...
First off, I went to Aintitcool and posted a message that probably pissed off everyone of those posting messages - I have not returned to read their responses. Why would they go into a thread and post something they know nothing about or hate.

I find the only thing hard to take with Space: 1999 is how it gets from the solar system into deep space. I know fan productions have mentioned a worm hole or the like that sends the moon on its way. I see no reason why a rift of sorts opens because of the nuclear explosion and the moon gets sucked into it.

Alpha is pictured in the Space: 2099 logo and so I think Alpha will be in the series.

As for that ship, the Asimov - imagine a larger patrol ship housed on the moon that the Alphans use to explore ahead of the moon's path. That may lead to some more interesting stories and action - just an idea.....

KP
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12th February 2012, 09:43 AM
DukeDexter DukeDexter is offline
R.A.T.
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 423
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shadokp View Post
As for that ship, the Asimov - imagine a larger patrol ship housed on the moon that the Alphans use to explore ahead of the moon's path. That may lead to some more interesting stories and action - just an idea..... KP
Had to laugh when I saw the ship was called Asimov - Isaac himself did nothing but bleat about supposed scientific inaccuracies back in the 70s, moaning it wasn't as good as his mate Gene's show... IMO if you're going to give that ship a name, Asimov isn't it! If these producers knew about Space1999 they'd have picked up on that. Byrne or Wilson perhaps or Freiberger for a laugh
__________________
http://www.andersonic.co.uk/ Andersonic - the Century 21 fanzine. Issue 24 out now
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 14th February 2012, 11:10 PM
Autumn Cottage's Avatar
Autumn Cottage Autumn Cottage is offline
SID
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Devon, UK
Posts: 40
Default

Has anyone here joined the Space: 2099 forum?

While the fact of whether or not there should be a new version anyway could be debated forever, I thought I'd sign-up as at least by having a forum style website, in contrast to the usual pre-production publicity where everything has been decided already, there is the opportunity to pass comments and make suggestions. From what I've read so far, most people are in favour of the series 1 style, including keeping the clean fresh look of Alpha, which I agree with, so I've put in my tuppence worth as well.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 15th February 2012, 12:41 AM
SimonG SimonG is offline
Zarin
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Summerset Isle, Tamriel.
Posts: 106
Default

Got a link, Autumn?
__________________
Be Seeing You,
SImonG.

SIG is short for both my name and Spectrum Is Green!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:11 AM.


Fanderson - The Official Gerry Anderson Appreciation Society is a non-profit making organisation endorsed by Anderson
Entertainment Ltd., The Indestructible Production Company Ltd., ITV Global Entertainment and ITC Entertainment Group Ltd.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.