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Space:1999 Moonbase Alpha Technical Operations Manual – launching today!

Much anticipated by Space:1999 fans, the Moonbase Alpha Technical Operations Manual book will be launching for pre-orders today, Monday September 13th 2021, at 5pm GMT+1!

The Technical Operations Manual is a lavishly designed premium hardback book produced by Anderson Entertainment led by the extraordinarily talented Chris Thompson. Based upon the 1970’s Technical Notebook, the Manual has been massively expanded covering all aspects of the Gerry Anderson series with hundreds of brand new illustrations.

The Manual is a guide to living on Moonbase Alpha detailing its structure, vehicles, locations, technology and operations, and will be available in two editions.


272 lavishly designed pages packed with information about life on Moonbase Alpha featuring over 220 brand new illustrations.

The book has been created to feel like the manual given to each recruit as they depart from Earth to take up their new position on Moonbase Alpha.


(£199.99 from 20th September)

In an extremely limited special edition of only 311, the Technical Operations Manual plus Identity Card, Travel Tube Network map, radiation detector, anti-radiation pills (mints) and letter from the desk of Commissioner Simmonds (individually numbered as your certificate of authenticity) have been packed inside a specially created retro-futuristic flight case, ready for your new life on Moonbase Alpha.

The special edition is strictly limited to one per customer.


Watch Anderson Entertainment MD Jamie Anderson and writer and illustrator Chris Thompson introduce the book, detail the contents and showcase 20 pages from the book.


Watch Anderson Entertainment MD Jamie Anderson, writer and illustrator Chris Thompson, writer Andrew Clements, and original Technical Notebook author David Hirsch give the final details about the upcoming pre-order launch!

What is covered in the book?

Everything Moonbase Alpha! We cover the building of the base, the vehicles (including PLENTY on the Eagle), personnel, uniforms, travel tubes, locations, procedures and much much more.

We surveyed over 1,000 fans to make sure we’ve included everything you could possibly want.

When does it go on sale?

Pre-orders go live at 5PM GMT+1 on 13th September 2021. We strongly advise that you pre-order from the Gerry Anderson store as you will also receive special bonus items not available elsewhere (if ordered before 20th September 2021).

When will I actually receive the book?

We expect the books to start shipping at the end of November 2021, so we hope most people will have their copy in time for Christmas.

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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