Space:1999 (Year Two)

2000 AD: the 297 men and women of Moonbase Alpha are joined by a metamorph from the planet Psychon in their search for a new home.

Gerry Anderson Productions/ITC

24 episodes x 50 minutes

Executive Producer: Gerry Anderson

Producer: Fred Freiberger

Production Executive: Reg Hill

Associate Producer: F. Sherwin Green

Technical Director: David Lane

Director of Photography: Frank Watts BSC and Brendan Stafford

Production Designer: Keith Wilson

Special Effects Designed and Directed by: Brian Johnson

Music by Derek Wadsworth

Additional Music: Robert Farnon

Episodes List
1 The Metamorph

“Is there no vile thing you won’t say against my father?”

In search of titanium, essential to the repair of the Alpha life support system, an Eagle is dispatched to the planet Psychon where it becomes enveloped by a ball of light and dragged to the planet’s surface. A Psychon named Mentor contacts the Alphans, offering to return the pilots at a rendezvous in space, but the rendezvous is a trap and Koenig is forced to land his Eagle on the planet. There, he discovers that Mentor seeks to transform his barren, volcanic world by molecular transformation, utilising a biological computer, Psyche. But Psyche is powered by the minds of intelligent beings and Mentor intends to feed the Alphans to his machine!

Screenplay by Johnny Byrne

Directed by Charles Crichton

Original UK Airdate: Saturday, 4th September 1976 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell GBFE

Original Titles: “The Biological Soul”, “The Biological Computer”

Additional Cast:

  • Mentor Brian Blessed
  • Annette Fraser Anouska Hempel
  • Bob Mathias Anton Phillips
  • Lew Picard Gerard Paquis
  • Petrov Peter Porteous
  • Ray Torens Nick Brimble
  • Operative Kate Sarah Bullen
  • Overseers George Lane Cooperand Alf Joint
  • Small Chipping Alien John Dixon
  • Zombie Chipping Alien Neil McCaul
  • Coloured Chipping Alien Roy Stewart
  • Command Center Operatives Pam Rose and Robert Reeves
  • Alphans Chris Figg and Nina Mitchen
2 The Exiles

“You’re like the people here on Golos – crippled by your moral ideas of loyalty, gratitude and fair play.”

53 cylinder-shaped objects take up orbit around the Moon. One of the cylinders is recovered from space and found to contain Cantar, a young alien exiled from the planet Golos. He implores Koenig to recover the remaining cylinders – each containing one of his fellow exiles – before the gravitational pull of the Moon destroys them, so Koenig cautiously allows a second cylinder to be brought to Alpha. It contains Cantar’s wife Zova and together they set about increasing the capacity of Alpha’s life support to cope with the additional strain that the 53 Golosians will place upon it. However, the pair have ulterior motives and, forcing their way into the power section they generate a transporter beam and escape to Golos, taking Helena and Verdeschi with them as hostages!

Screenplay by Donald James

Directed by Ray Austin

Original UK Airdate: Saturday, 11th September 1976 (ATV)

Edited by Alan Killick

Additional Cast:

  • Cantar Peter Duncan
  • Zova Stacy Dorning
  • Bob Mathias Anton Phillips
  • Mirella Margaret Inglis
  • Stal Anthony Blackett
  • Old Lady Peggy Ledger
  • Petrov Peter Porteous
  • Operative Kate Sarah Bullen
  • Command Centre Operatives Andy Cummings, Pam Rose and Robert Reeves
  • Security Guards Roy Everson, Ron Nichols and Quentin Pierre
  • Decontamination Crew Frank Maher, Charlie Price and Bill Westley
  • Nurses Jenny Cresswell, Tracey Hudson and Maryanne
  • Rescue Operative Vic Armstrong
3 One Moment Of Humanity

“That is what they want from you – to learn to kill.”

Alpha is visited by Vegan woman Zamara who mistakes Helena and Verdeschi for lovers and demands that they return with her to the planet Vega. There, the pair are greeted with hostility, but Helena is warned by a servant, Number Eight, that if they show aggression, the Vegans will kill them. Taunted and insulted by the Vegans, Helena and Verdeschi remain calm, escaping from imprisonment to track down Number Eight. In caves beneath the city, Number Eight reveals that the Vegans are androids while he and his fellow servants are the true Vegans, hiding their faces beneath masks to conceal their emotions. The androids do not possess the necessary emotions that will enable them to kill, and intend to spur the Alphans to violence that they can emulate…

Screenplay by Tony Barwick

Directed by Charles Crichton

Original UK Airdate: Saturday, 25th September 1976 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell GBFE

Original Title: “One Second Of Humanity”

Additional Cast:

  • Zamara Billie Whitelaw
  • Zarl Leigh Lawson
  • Number Eight Geoffrey Bayldon
  • Operative Kate Sarah Bullen
  • Command Centre Operative Robert Reeves
  • Vegans Hilary Ding, Maggie Henderson, Laraine Humphrys, Zena Clifton, Jason MitchellPaul Hastings, Barry Rohde, Jurgen Andersen
  • Number Micky Clarke
4 All That Glisters

“Red is death! Red is death!”

Koenig leads a geological survey to a dry, waterless planet in search of milgonite, a rare mineral vital to the Alphan life support system. Geologist Dave Reilly discovers a glowing rock formation in a cave and breaks a piece off to test in the Eagle laboratory, but there is a sudden blinding flash of light and Verdeschi is apparently killed. However, he soon returns to life and under some form of hypnotic control collects a second piece of rock and returns with it to the Eagle where the two pieces fuse into one. Communications with Alpha are cut off, the Eagle is immobilised and the party discover that the rock is an intelligent life-form which desperately needs water to survive. With horror, the Alphans realise that the rock sees them as the most convenient source of water…

Screenplay by Keith Miles

Directed by Ray Austin

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 28th October 1976 (ATV)

Edited by Alan Killick

Additional Cast:

  • Dave Reilly Patrick Mower
5 Journey To Where

“They’re not here, Alpha. Are they there? Are they still there?”

Alpha makes contact with Space Station One in Texas City on the Earth of 2120AD. Transference technology enables the Alphans to return to Earth so Koenig, Helena and Carter make the first trip, but during their journey an earthquake hits Texas City and the trio fail to re-materialise. They find themselves in a cold, wooded area quite unlike the conditions that they have been led to expect on 22nd century Earth. Helena contracts pneumonia and they are attacked by savage warriors who take them prisoner. As Dr. Logan and his team attempt to track down the Alphans, Koenig and Carter come to the realisation that they have travelled through time and arrived in 14th century Scotland in the midst of a bitter conflict between the Highland clans and English forces!

Screenplay by Donald James

Directed by Tom Clegg

Original UK Airdate: Saturday, 18th September 1976 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell GBFE

Additional Cast:

  • Charles Logan Freddie Jones
  • Carla CrossIsla Blair
  • MacDonald Roger Bizley
  • Jackson Laurence Harrington
  • 1st Operative Texas Norwich Duff
  • The Old Crone Peggy Paige
  • Operative Kate Sarah Bullen
  • Highlander Terry Walsh
6 The Taybor

“Alpha is just primitive junk to him. What have we got that he wants?”

Alpha is visited by Taybor, an itinerant trader from Pinvith the Lesser, who lands on the Moon in his jump-drive spaceship, the S.S. Emporium. Unfortunately, his gifts – intended to illustrate his good will – have proven to be too advanced for the Alphans, blinding a hydroponics assistant and sending a technician into a catatonic trance, but Taybor assures Helena that neither is permanently harmed. Koenig is interested in the Emporium’s jump drive which could return the Alphans to Earth and Taybor is willing to trade. Koenig offers him Moonbase Alpha with fixtures and fittings intact but Taybor has designs on Maya, intending to add her to his collection of the galaxy’s most beautiful objects.

Screenplay by Thom Keyes

Directed by Bob Brooks

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 4th November 1976 (ATV)

Edited by Alan Killick

Additional Cast:

  • Taybor Willoughby Goddard
  • Karen Larraine Humphrys
  • Slatternly Woman Rita Webb
  • Andrews Mel Taylor
  • Operative Kate Sarah Bullen
  • Petrov Peter Porteous
  • Barbara Vickie Michelle
  • Model Girl 1 Jenny Clare
  • Model Girl 2 Chai Lee
  • Model Girl 3 Penny Priestly
7 The Rules Of Luton

“Cannibals! Murderers! You will be punished as cannibals and murderers deserve to be punished!”

Koenig and Maya are exploring the planet Luton when they are accused of violating the laws of the sentient plantlife. The Judges of Luton decree that the Alphans must prove their innocence in trial by combat against three strange aliens, each of whom has unusual powers and abilities. Koenig is badly injured after dispatching two of their opponents and Maya turns into a bird to find water with which to clean his wound, but she is captured by the third alien who places her in a cage. Koenig is forced to face the alien in a final duel to save Maya before she loses control of her form and is crushed to death!

Screenplay by Charles Woodgrove

Directed by Val Guest

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 21st October 1976 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell GBFE

Additional Cast:

  • Alien Strong/Voice of Judges David Jackson
  • Alien Transporter Godfrey James
  • Alien Invisible Roy Marsden
  • 1st Operative Annie Lambert
8 The Mark Of Archanon

“An Archanon cannot give blood! An Archanon can only kill!”

Two aliens, Pasc and Etrec, are discovered in a stasis chamber beneath the lunar surface and revived in the Medical Center. Introducing themselves as emissaries from Archanon, the planet of peace, Pasc explains that he and his son were imprisoned in the stasis chamber by their own people who had been effected by a contagion of evil while visiting Earth. Carter takes a shine to Etrec, but Helena discovers a virus in Pasc’s blood cells and the same virus, yet dormant, in Etrec’s. Unknown to the Alphans, this virus is a genetic sickness, handed down through generations of Archanon males, which overwhelms them with the urge to kill…

Screenplay by Lew Schwartz

Directed by Charles Crichton

Original UK Airdate: Saturday, 16th October 1976 (ATV)

Edited by Alan Pattillo

Additional Cast:

  • Pasc John Standing
  • Etrec Michael Gallagher
  • Lyra/Maurna Veronica Lang
  • Johnson John Alkin
  • Carson Anthony Forrest
  • Raul Nunez Raul Newey
  • Security Guard Quentin Pierre
  • Rescue Eagle Pilot Terry Walsh
9 Brian The Brain

“You know, keeping one of you as hostage gives me an 18 carat gold crunch on the other.”

A Swift spaceship from a 1996 Earth mission lands on Alpha. The pilot is a mobile computer called Brian who endears himself to the Alphans and explains that his creator, Captain Michael, and his entire crew have died in mysterious circumstances on the nearby Planet D – he has been orbiting the planet alone ever since. Then Brian reveals his true colours, abducting Koenig and Helena and taking them to Planet D where he forces Koenig to recover nuclear fuel from the Swift’s mothership while he holds Helena hostage. On board the mothership, Koenig discovers that Brian has murdered his own crew in a jealous rage…

Screenplay by Jack Ronder

Directed by Kevin Connor

Original UK Airdate: Saturday, 2nd October 1976 (ATV)

Additional Cast:

  • Voice of Brian/Captain Michael Bernard Cribbins
  • Security Lieutenant Marc Zuber
  • Brian Robot Michael Sharvell-Martin
  • 1st Operative Annie Lambert
  • Security Guard Quentin Pierre
10 New Adam New Eve

“I know all about love. I invented it.”

An omnipotent figure arrives on Alpha and introduces himself as Magus, the creator of all life on Earth. He announces that he intends to give the Alphans a chance to begin again in a New Eden and transports Koenig, Helena, Maya and Verdeschi to his planet. There, they learn that Magus expects them to be the progenitors of a new human species, but for biological reasons he pairs Helena with Verdeschi and Maya with Koenig, enforcing the pairing with positive/negative magnetic field cocoons. When the Alphans discover a cave which hides strange, mutated creatures – the results of Magus’ attempts to learn the secret of creation – Magus is forced to admit that he is the last of a race of cosmic magicians, threatening to destroy the Moon if the Alphans do not co-operate with his plans!

Screenplay by Terence Feely

Directed by Charles Crichton

Original UK Airdate: Saturday, 9th October 1976 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell GBFE

Additional Cast:

  • Simon Magus Guy Rolfe
  • Humanoid Bernard Kay
  • Maya Creature Albin Pahernik
  • 1st Operative Annie Lambert
  • Beautiful Girl Barbara Wise
  • Ape Man Terry York
11 Catacombs Of The Moon

“Rise up and come to me. Trust me, Michelle. I’ve faith for both of us.”

Chief engineer Patrick Osgood leads a desperate search in the catacombs beneath the Moon to find tiranium, a rare metal vital to Alpha’s life support functions and the manufacture of an artificial heart that will save his wife Michelle’s life. Caught in the blast of his mining explosives, Osgood has visions of Alpha being destroyed by fire and, convinced that he is Michelle’s saviour, he forces Helena and Verdeschi to release her from Medical Center and drags her into the catacombs where he believes they will be safe from the coming holocaust. As Verdeschi leads a search party to rescue Michelle, it seems that Osgood’s visions are coming true when Koenig discovers a massive firestorm heading straight for Alpha!

Screenplay by Anthony Terpiloff

Directed by Robert Lynn

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 25th November 1976 (ATV)

Edited by Bill Blunden

Original Title: “The Catacombs Of The Moon”

Additional Cast:

  • Patrick Osgood James Laurenson
  • Michelle Osgood Pamela Stephenson
  • First Engineer Lloyd McGuire
  • Security Guard Brendan Price
  • Co-Pilot Bill Alan Hunter
  • 1st Alphan Woman Nova Llewellyn
  • Second Engineer Saul Reichlin
  • Nurse Karen Ford
  • 2nd Alphan Woman Felicity York
  • Alphan James Leith
12 The AB Chrysalis

“Forget logic. Recognise desperation.”

Koenig, Maya and Carter investigate the source of spatial explosions that threaten to destroy Alpha. Discovering a planet surrounded by a ring of moons, they land on one of the moons and encounter self-propelling Voice Probes who cryptically inform them that their Creators, the Masters, are not yet in existence. Travelling to the planet, they find more Voice Probes who explain that the Masters have a unique life-cycle: after growing old, they enter a chrysalis stage and are reborn, but while in this phase, the Masters are helpless and must be protected by a computer defence system which perceives Alpha as a threat. Only the Masters can countermand the computer’s instructions but the Guardian, the last of the Masters, has already entered his chrysalis phase… Screenplay by Tony Barwick

Directed by Val Guest

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 18th November 1976 (ATV)

Edited by Alan Killick

Original Title: “The Chrysalis A-B-C”

Additional Cast:

  • A Ina Skriver
  • B Sarah Douglas
  • Sphere Voice Robert Rietty
  • Guardian’s Brother David Sebastian Bach
  • Operative Kate Sarah Bullen
  • Creature Albin Pahernik
13 Seed Of Destruction

“We have to face the possibility that John Koenig is no longer flesh and blood.”

On a jewel-like asteroid, Koenig is trapped in a hall of mirrors and replaced by an evil double who returns to Alpha with a chunk of crystal and proceeds to organise the direction of an energy beam at the asteroid, apparently to neutralise an energy screen that surrounds the Moon. Maya becomes concerned at Koenig’s unscientific and illogical behaviour when he refuses to allow her to examine the crystal or investigate alternative methods of piercing the screen, and after she questions his decisions, he confines her to her quarters. Maya finds allies in Helena and Verdeschi and the trio discover that the crystal is a complex form of living matter that lies dormant, awaiting rejuvenation. Alpha’s energy beam will provide the necessary infusion to awaken the Kalthon, a dormant civilisation on the asteroid, but the energy drain threatens Alpha’s life support systems…

Screenplay by John Goldsmith

Directed by Kevin Connor

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 11th November 1976 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell GBFE

Additional Cast:

  • Female Operative Martha Nairn
  • Guard Jack Klaff
  • Guard James Leith
  • Creature Albin Pahernik
14 The Beta Cloud

“Sarcasm in your present circumstances is hardly a defence.”

Sent to investigate a strange cloud, Eagle Six returns to Alpha bringing with it a huge, hideous creature that rampages through the base, completely unharmed by the Alphans’ weapons. With Koenig, Helena and Carter incapacitated by a mysterious illness, Verdeschi takes charge of the situation, instructing the computer to lock all doors and only to open them on his command. Assisted by Maya and Fraser, Verdeschi makes various attempts to stop the creature, but it proves to be immune to vacuum, chlorine and high voltage current. A voice emanating from the cloud announces that the creature has been sent to Alpha to take the Alphan life support core which will prevent the cloud’s extinction, so Verdeschi, Maya and Fraser make their last stand outside the life support centre…

Screenplay by Charles Woodgrove

Directed by Robert Lynn

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 16th December 1976 (ATV)

Edited by Alan Killick

Additional Cast:

  • Creature Dave Prowse
  • Space/Kreno Animal Albin Pahernik
15 Space Warp

“I’m beginning to lose molecular control. I don’t know what might happen.”

Maya is struck down by a mysterious illness and deliriously relives the last days of Psychon. Then the Moon falls through a space warp leaving Koenig and Verdeschi marooned on a derelict spaceship, five light years from Alpha. Transforming into a scaly space animal, Maya breaks out of Medical Center and attempts to return to Psychon. She tries to lift off in an Eagle but is unable to control it in her creature form and it crashes inside the hangar. Maya is badly injured and Helena attempts to operate on her but she suddenly breaks free of her restraints and, turning into another creature, goes on a rampage through the base…

Screenplay by Charles Woodgrove

Directed by Peter Medak

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 2nd December 1976 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell GBFE

Additional Cast:

  • Petrov Peter Porteous
  • 1st Security Guard Tony Osoba
  • 2nd Security Guard John Judd
  • Refuel Eagle Pilot Gary Trevor Thomas
  • Captain Duro Andrew Lodge
16 A Matter Of Balance

“Nature always maintains a balance.”

Vindrus, an alien from the planet Sunim, helps botanist Shermeen Williams to be selected to join Koenig’s landing party. On Sunim, the team find a temple guarded by a monstrous creature and inside Vindrus explains to Shermeen that he requires her help to enable his corporeal body to cross over to this world. When the party returns to Alpha, Vindrus encourages Shermeen to steal a mobile nuclear generator so as to effect this process. He reveals that he is from a universe of anti-matter where the evolutionary process is in reverse, moving towards extinction. Vindrus and his people wish to cross into the matter universe but for every anti-matter person that crosses over, an Alphan must cross back!

Screenplay by Pip and Jane Baker

Directed by Charles Crichton

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 9th December 1976 (ATV)

Edited by Archie Ludski

Additional Cast:

  • Shermeen Williams Lynne Frederick
  • Vindrus Stuart Wilson
  • Eddie Collins Nicholas Campbell
  • Chris Potter Brian Osborne
  • Whispers Olive Greg
17 The Bringers Of Wonder part 1

“Why won’t you listen to me? You’re all blind!”

Koenig crashes Eagle Ten near the Nuclear Waste Domes and, dragged unconscious from the wreckage, he is hooked up to a cerebral wave machine in Medical Center. Incredibly, a Superswift arrives from Earth and the Alphans are reunited with their friends and relatives. However, two of the new arrivals exert some form of influence over a medical orderly who attempts to kill Koenig but he is rescued by Helena and Vincent. Koenig makes a complete recovery and is delighted to learn of the arrival of the Superswift, but when he joins the party in Command Center he sees the newcomers as hideous Plasma Aliens…

Screenplay by Terence Feely

Directed by Tom Clegg

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 4th August 1977 (ATV)

Edited by Alan Killick

Additional Cast:

  • Diana Morris Toby Robins
  • Guido Verdeschi Stuart Damon
  • Jack Bartlett Jeremy Young
  • Joe Ehrlich Drewe Henley
  • Shaw Patrick Westwood
  • Louisa Cher Cameron
  • Ken Burdett Al Lampert
  • Professor Hunter Billy J. Mitchell
  • Sandstrom Earl Robinson
  • Henry Robert Sheedy
  • Peter Rockwell Nicholas Young
  • Clive Kander Nick Hobbs
  • Operative Kate Sarah Bullen
  • Lizard Animal Albin Pahernik
  • Space Animal Roy Scammel
  • Kendo Warrior Okimitsu Fujii
  • Plasma Voice David Jackson
18 The Bringers Of Wonder part 2

“It’s better to live as your own man than as a fool in someone else’s dream.”

While Koenig tries to convince Helena and Maya that he has not gone mad, Carter, Ehrlich and Bartlett apparently arrive back on Earth. In reality, however, the trio are being influenced by the Aliens to insert atomic fuel into the nuclear waste core. To find out why, Maya turns into one of the Aliens and learns that they thrive on radiation which has run out on their planet – now starving, they intend to feed on the intense radiation that will result from the detonation of the waste dumps…

Screenplay by Terence Feely

Directed by Tom Clegg

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 11th August 1977 (ATV)

Edited by Alan Killick

Additional Cast:

  • Diana Morris Toby Robins
  • Guido Verdeschi Stuart Damon
  • Jack Bartlett Jeremy Young
  • Joe Ehrlich Drewe Henley
  • Shaw Patrick Westwood
  • Louisa Cher Cameron
  • Ken Burdett Al Lampert
  • Professor Hunter Billy J. Mitchell
  • Sandstrom Earl Robinson
  • Henry Robert Sheedy
  • Peter Rockwell Nicholas Young
  • Operative Kate Sarah Bullen
  • Lizard Animal Albin Pahernik
  • Plasma Voice David Jackson
19 The Lambda Factor

“You killed us, John Koenig. You left us to die.”

Alpha is plagued by petty disagreements and instrument malfunctions, but when medical technician Sally Martin dies in mysterious circumstances, Koenig suspects murder and questions Mark Sanders, Sally’s ex-fiancé, and his new lover Carolyn Powell. However, Koenig’s investigations are hampered by personal difficulties as he is troubled by the manifestations of two dead friends which appear when he tries to sleep. Helena conducts experiments into e.s.p. and discovers that latent telepathic powers are being boosted by a strange space cloud. One sensitive who exhibits particular talents in this field is Carolyn Powell, who becomes psychotic and uses her powers to take control of Command Center…

Screenplay by Terrance Dicks

Directed by Charles Crichton

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 23rd December 1976 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell GBFE

Additional Cast:

  • Carolyn Powell Deborah Fallender
  • Mark Sanders Jess Conrad
  • George Crato Anthony Stamboulieh
  • Carl Renton Michael Walker
  • Peter Garforth Gregory de Polnay
  • Sally Martin Lydia Lisle
  • Tessa Lucinda Curtis
  • Sam Dallas Adams
  • Maintenance Technician Voice Shane Rimmer
20 The Seance Spectre

“He lied to us all along and he’s still lying now. And for that he’s got to die!”

Greg Sanderson and his surface exploration team become convinced that a strange space phenomenon contains a habitable planet, questioning Koenig’s authority and accusing him of deliberately hiding the planet’s existence because he fears losing his dictatorial control over Alpha. But on reconnaissance in Eagle Four, Koenig learns that the phenomenon is on a collision course with the Moon – if it does contain a planet, Alpha will be destroyed. Sanderson is confined to Medical Center but with his colleagues’ help, he breaks out and the quartet engineer a malfunction in main computer, causing Koenig’s Eagle to crash onto the planet…

Screenplay by Donald James

Directed by Peter Medak

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 18th August 1977 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell GBFE

Original Title: “The Mutiny”

Additional Cast:

  • Greg Sanderson Ken Hutchison
  • Eva Carolyn Seymour
  • Cernik Nigel Pegram
  • Stevens James Snell
  • Security Guards Christopher Asante, Quentin Pierre, Terry Walsh and Paul Weston
  • Maya Child Christine White and Candy Wilson
  • Bikini Girl Venicia Day
21 Dorzak

“You don’t know Psychons like we do. Their power is insidious.”

A Croton spaceship arrives on Alpha and is revealed to contain the Psychon philosopher Dorzak imprisoned in stasis. His captor, Sahala, is ferrying him to exile on Thesalena, claiming that he incited the Norvahn people to violence, but Maya refuses to believe her story as she knows Dorzak as a man of peace. Sahala tells how Dorzak used his mind power on her colleagues, Clea and Yesta, leaving Clea dead and Yesta badly injured, but when Yesta recovers she is still under Dorzak’s influence and accuses Sahala of Clea’s murder. On this evidence, Verdeschi allows Maya to free Dorzak from stasis and the real murderer is on the loose in Alpha…

Screenplay by Christopher Penfold

Directed by Val Guest

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 25th August 1977 (ATV)

Edited by Ray Lovejoy

Additional Cast:

  • Dorzak Lee Montague
  • Sahala Jill Townsend
  • Ed Spencer Sam Dastor
  • Yesta Kathryn Leigh Scott
  • Clea Seretta Wilson
  • Sam Malcolm Richard Le Parmentier
  • Security Guards Paul Jerricho, John Judd and Quentin Pierre
22 Devil's Planet

“Remaining alive is dependant on your entertainment quotient.”

Responding to a distress signal, Koenig and Maine journey to the planet Ellna where they find that the entire population has been poisoned by a nerve-killing pathogen in the air. Detecting humanoid life-forms on Ellna’s moon, Entra, they are about to land when their Eagle goes out of control and crashes. Unhurt, they go to the aid of a man being chased by a group of women armed with whips, but Maine runs into a force-field and is vaporised while Koenig is captured and taken to a vast, spartan complex. There he discovers that Entra is a penal colony for exiles run by sadistic amazon guards – and he has become their latest prisoner!

Screenplay by Michael Winder

Directed by Tom Clegg

Original UK Airdate: Thursday, 1st September 1977 (ATV)

Edited by Alan Killick

Original Title: “Devil’s Moon”

Additional Cast:

Elizia Hildegard Neil

  • Crael Roy Marsden
  • Ed Spencer Sam Dastor
  • Alibe Alibe Parsons
  • Interrogator Dora Reisser
  • Sares/Controller Cassandra Harris
  • Jelto Angus MacInnes
  • Kinano Arthur White
  • Blake Maine Michael Dickinson
23 The Immunity Syndrome

“There is only one way out of this pitiless world… death.”

While surveying an Earth-type paradise planet, Verdeschi goes mad and attacks Koenig, three members of the survey team are poisoned, Eagle controls and commlocks fall apart and the Alphans find themselves stranded. Koenig realises that everything made of metal is disintegrating, although equipment made of plastic seems to be holding up. Discovering a mysterious structure with sophisticated molecular bonding, Carter locates an entrance powered by solar cells and, gaining access, he and Koenig find a holographic message from Zoran, the last survivor of an alien survey team. Zoran tells them that the planet is inhabited by an immortal being who only wishes to communicate with others, but the being’s communication methods have killed all those that it has contacted…

Screenplay by Johnny Byrne

Directed by Bob Brooks

Original UK Airdate: Saturday, 29th October 1977 (LWT)

Edited by Mike Campbell GBFE

Original Title: “The Face Of Eden”

Additional Cast:

  • Zoran Nadim Sawalha
  • Gerry Travers Karl Held
  • Ed Spencer Sam Dastor
  • Alibe Alibe Parsons
  • Voice Hal Galili
  • Les Johnson Walter McMonagle
  • Joe Lustig Roy Boyd
24 The Dorcons

“Do you want to see me end up like a living husk? Do you? I will if they take me alive.”

The people of Dorca have hounded the Psychons for centuries, stealing their brain stems to achieve immortality. Now, the Dorcon leader Archon sets his sights on Maya, threatening Alpha with destruction unless Koenig gives her up. Koenig refuses and Alpha is subjected to a devastating barrage by the Dorcons, whose use of a Meson Converter to transform matter and energy makes them invincible. Transporting to Alpha, Consul Varda captures Maya and takes her back to the Dorcon ship, but Koenig leaps into the transporter beam and, arriving on the ship, is immediately thrown into a cell. However, the prospect of the Archon’s immortality displeases his heir Malic who enlists Koenig’s aid in his treacherous plans…

Screenplay by Johnny Byrne

Directed by Tom Clegg

Original UK Airdate: Saturday, 12th November 1977 (LWT)

Edited by Alan Killick

Original Title: “The Last Of The Psychons”, “Return Of The Dorcons”

Additional Cast:

  • Archon Patrick Troughton
  • Consul Varda Ann Firbank
  • Malic Gerry Sundquist
  • Alibe Alibe Parsons
  • Stewart Laurence Harrington
  • 1st Dorcon Operative Kevan Sheehan
  • 1st Dorcon Soldier Michael Halsey
  • Command Center Alphan Hamish Patrick
  • Female Medical Officer Hazel McBride
  • Security Guards Peter Brayham, Frank Henson and Quentin Pierre
  • Alphan Cliff Digging
  • Dorcon Soldiers Del Baker and Les White
  • Maya Creature Roy Scammell
Cast List
Commander John Koenig Martin Landau
Dr. Helena Russell Barbara Bain
Maya Catherine Schell
Tony Verdeschi Tony Anholt
Captain Alan Carter Nick Tate
Sandra Benes Zienia Merton
Bill Fraser John Hug
Dr. Ben Vincent Jeffery Kissoon
Yasko Nugami Yasuko Nagazumi