Space:1999 fans rejoice! If you missed your chance to pick up the bestselling book release Maybe There – the Lost Stories from Space:1999 when it was released in hardback in 2022 (and quickly sold out) the book is now available in paperback and Kindle e-book editions from Amazon!
In Maybe There, authors Robert E. Wood and David Hirsch have gathered and novelised the original stories written in the early days of production on the internationally acclaimed television series Space:1999, making them available to fans of the show for the very first time.
Fans will uncover the differences between Gerry & Sylvia Anderson’s original story Zero G, George Bellak’s first draft of The Void Ahead, and Christopher Penfold’s uncredited shooting script Turning Point. Each of these tales show the evolution of the pilot episode with scenes and characters that never made it to the screen.
Space:1999 aficionados will also get the opportunity to wonder at a tale that was never filmed where the Alphans, desperate to migrate to a new home, instigate a conflict between two alien races.
Also included are Christopher Penfold’s original storylines for Guardian of Piri and Dragon’s Domain, an adaption of Keith Miles’ early draft for All That Glisters and an insight into how Art Wallace originally envisioned the episode that became Matter of Life and Death.
In this unique, beautifully presented and expertly researched and written book, fans will for the first time be able to discover how Space:1999 might have been had they gone “Maybe There?”.
Author David Hirsch says; “this book offers something fans of Space:1999 would be interested in, a new take on this beloved series. It’s a peak into the production office, a look at earlier ideas, of what may have been had those involved agreed to go in a different direction. Film and TV buffs interested in the genesis of any television series will also discover how this input from many minds can alter the creator’s story from script to screen.
Co-author Robert E. Wood adds: “this book will make an outstanding read for any Space:1999 fan interested in the origins of the series, as well as those who just enjoy reading entertaining stories!”
Maybe There – the Lost Stories from Space:1999 is now available in paperback and Kindle e-book editions from Amazon!