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.
Barry Morse decided to leave the series after Season 1 had ended. An explanation of his absence was written into the first episode of Season 2, "The Metamorph", but never made it to the finished episode. Dialog was to indicate he had been in a faulty spacesuit.
Prof. Victor Bergman:
We are Mankind. We came from planet Earth, and we built this base, called Alpha, to learn more about space. But human error blasted this Moon out of the Earth's orbit. And so, we have traveled the Universe searching for a place to live. Now, we can ...
While the core narrative is for the Moonbase Alpha crew to return to Earth, no one every mentions that their space travel at relative speeds and faster would result in time slow down for them, but continuing at the same rate on Earth. This would mean that while years passed for them decades or even centuries are going by one Earth. Even if they did somehow manage a return, they would do so centuries after they left.
During the first season, excerpts for each week's episode were incorporated into the opening credits, which was something of a Gerry Anderson trademark.
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