TV Series | | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.
In Britain, the second season was broadcast over the course of two years, with part shown in the autumn/winter of 1976-77, then a season break until August 1977, with new episodes running into the autumn. The first ITV region to finish the series was LWT (London) which broadcast the final episode ("The Dorcons") in November 1977. Some ITV regions did not conclude the series until 1978, and one region (HTV Wales) did not show the final episodes until 1984.
We're all aliens, until we get to know one another.
In the pilot episode, the massive explosion on the moon is on the far side, yet the moon is thrown out of earth's orbit. it would be more reasonable to assume that an explosion on the far side would have driven the moon into the earth.
During the first season, excerpts for each week's episode were incorporated into the opening credits, which was something of a Gerry Anderson trademark.
At the MainMission:2000 convention in New York City, Eric Bernard presented three re-mastered episodes with enhanced special effects: "Breakaway," "Another Time, Another Place" and "The Testament of Arkadia."