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New Space: 1999 Book Reveals the Lost Stories from the 1975 Gerry Anderson Series

Known as ‘Breakaway Day’ to fans of Space:1999, September 13th marks the date of the show’s fictional cataclysmic event when, in the year 1999, the Moon was blown out of the Earth’s orbit. But this Breakaway Day, Space:1999 fans will want to strap into their Eagle spacecraft and prepare for a trip to an alternate universe with the release of Maybe There – the Lost Stories from Space: 1999!

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 in this hardback collector’s book 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, Space:1999 fans will, for the first time, be able to discover how Space:1999 might have been had they gone “Maybe There?”.

Anderson Entertainment will publish Maybe There – the Lost Stories from Space:1999 by Robert E. Wood and David Hirsch in November 2022. It will be priced at UK £24.99, with pre-orders launching at 18:30 BST on 13th September 2022 from the Official Gerry Anderson Store.

As part of the Breakaway Day celebrations, a limited edition Breakaway Day 2022 t-shirt is now available for one week only, alongside a range of new 1999 shirt designs and the return of our Commander Koenig Moonbase Alpha uniform top! Click the image below to be taken to the Breakaway Day 2022 collection!

Written by
Chris Dale

Writer, editor & voice actor on Big Finish's Doctor Who, Terrahawks, Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet audio ranges. Host of the Randomiser on the Gerry Anderson Podcast.

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