The Moon has been sucked through a wormhole in space and has arrived countless miles away from its proper place. The crew of Moonbase Alpha can only guess at the resultant devastation left behind on Earth. They must decide how best they can survive. Some Alphans find it difficult to let go of the notion of returning to Earth, others are facing the reality that they must find another home to ensure the survival of the human race. They can’t survive on Alpha indefinitely.
Mark Bonnar said: “Space: 1999 and Martin Landau were two of my favourite things growing up. I auditioned for this part of Koenig. I sent in a recording saying some lines and, because I’ve played the Eleven for Big Finish, they knew I could do different voices. They specifically wanted an American accent and they wanted to know if I could maintain it. The tone had to be right but because I know Space: 1999 so well, it made it a little easier than when you’re doing a ‘normal’ audition. I’ve always been interested in science fiction – whether it’s Star Wars, Doctor Who, Alien or The Thing – I’ve got a bit of history in being a fan. It’s a sign of a misspent youth! I know the genre fairly well and Space: 1999 in particular. Unlike the kind of characters that I usually play who can be untrustworthy and often cross the line, Koenig’s a solid good guy and very decisive.”
Director Nicholas Briggs added: “The Siren Call deals with the immediate aftermath of their odyssey, with a new threat emerging. Death’s Other Dominion is an adaptation of the TV episode of the same name, but there’s a much more analytical approach to the bizarre set of circumstances our crew find themselves in. Unpicking the illogicalities of the original plot was quite a task, with writer Roland Moore and I really working hard to solve the problems. A lot of that original episode was held together by the sheer force of Brian Blessed’s fairly youthful performance. But at its heart, it’s a story about hopes dashed. Goldilocks is more of a terrifying action set piece, with monsters, death and destruction. There’s a real atmosphere of threat, and Andrew Smith has created a great storyline. For me, the major challenge has been to draw all the stories together in terms of character development, their speech patterns and their relationships with each other.”
Space: 1999 – Volume 1 is now available as a collector’s edition box set (on CD at £19.99) and as a digital download (at £16.99) from the Big Finish website.
A special edition is exclusive to the Official Gerry Anderson Store and is limited to 500 units worldwide, including a special edition booklet and slipcase, as well as special feature digital download. Unfortunately due to a number of circumstances outside of our control the physical set has not yet arrived at our warehouse. Brexit, port delays and photo clearance have all delayed production. Our best current estimate is that the CD set will be shipped on 14th March. But please don’t worry – you can access a digital download version straight away. To claim your free download edition:
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- Send your order number and Big Finish account email address to [email protected]
- Wait for Big Finish to add the download to your account.
That way you get the digital edition for free and can start listening straight away. Please note that if you claim the digital download we cannot accept a return or refund request for the physical set.