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  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,630 Valuable Player
    Space 1999 eh.
    Man we are behind schedule.
    WAAAGH!
  • Atmos73Atmos73 Posts: 3,128 Valuable Player
    I'm still looking for a girl with eyebrows like Maya


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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,995 Valuable Player
    kojack said:
    I've never seen The Invaders, but I'm a huge fan of UFO (another english scifi series from the 70's (set in the high tech future of 1980).

    It still stands as an excellent serious alien invasion show even today. Although the outfits were crazy (all the women in the moon base had to wear purple wigs, the submarine uniforms were transparent mesh shirts, except for the captain who had a leather jacket that looked like it was made from a car seat, etc).

    It was made by Gerry Anderson, who also made Thunderbirds. It was live action, but all the vehicle stuff was Thunderbirds style model work. Sylvia Anderson did the wardrobe.



    I LOVED that show! I'm a HUGE sci-fi nut and always have been. That was also a 6pm slot on BBC 2. So many great sci-fi programmes in that slot over the years - The Invaders, Space 1999, UFO, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Stingray, Joe 90, Star Fleet, Terrahawks, Star Trek TOS, Star Trek TNG, DS9, Star Trek Voyager, Sliders.

    Kids have FUCK ALL worth watching these days imo, the 70s, 80s and 90s were so good for sci-fi programmes.
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,422 Valuable Player
    Atmos73 said:
    I'm still looking for a girl with eyebrows like Maya


    This is how the front of my torso looks after three nights of straight partying. I'll let you know next time and you can come french kiss my belly button  :#
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  • Atmos73Atmos73 Posts: 3,128 Valuable Player
    DK2 owner - Vive owner - Pimax 8k backer - Waiting for Knuckles on Valve time.
  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,460 Volunteer Moderator
    Hell yeah, I grew up with Space 1999. Awesome intro theme song.


    It was also made by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.

    Plus, most importantly:

    :)  Commander Koenig rocked!


    Unfortunately, the DVD release was messed up. The episodes weren't in order!
    The first dvd episode: The moon is pushed away from the earth and starts drifting. Staff of Moon Base Alpha barely survive.
    Second dvd episode: Moon base alpha has been drifting for many years.
    Third dvd episode: Continuation of the first episode, everyone trying to survive the initial event.

    It really messed up my enthusiasm for watching it.

    There was so much good scifi (or bad but enjoyable scifi, like Buck Rogers) that just isn't seen anymore, unless you are lucky enough to find a dvd release.


    Not scifi, but at the moment I'm watching the box set of The Professionals. 70's british police drama. Another great intro theme. :)




    Some UFO uniforms:
    Moon base staff:

    Submarine crew:

    Submarine captain in his car seat upholstery jacket:



  • vannagirlvannagirl Posts: 2,002 Valuable Player
    Whoa

    So this is where the name Martin Landau came from
    Look, man. I only need to know one thing: where they are. 
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,422 Valuable Player
    vannagirl said:
    Whoa

    So this is where the name Martin Landau came from
    Yes, and the truth is that the first time I was accused of being Martin Landau on this forum, I had no idea it was in reference to a forum troll. I literally thought I was being accused of being a really old guy with an extensive acting career :*
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  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,630 Valuable Player
    I feel like I missed out on so much being a 70's baby and not a teenager!
    WAAAGH!
  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 4,730 Volunteer Moderator
    Morgrum said:
    I feel like I missed out on so much being a 70's baby and not a teenager!
    Better to be born later than earlier. You can always catch up on the good stuff that came before your time, but you'll never get a glimpse at the amazing stuff that comes along after your time runs out!
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,995 Valuable Player
    Well I'm a 70s baby and I didn't miss out, although I was born in 71. All of these programmes here in the UK were broadcast on BBC 2 at 6pm throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s.

    Luckily my Dad loved all of these programmes too so me and my brother were able to watch them all, I knew some kids that weren't able to watch them because their Dads insisted on watching the 6 O'Clock news on BBC 1 (I think it was BBC 1, might have been ITV).
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  • Stryker1000Stryker1000 Posts: 486
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    edited June 2017
    I voted YES cos I work in the local nut farm and have just arranged a nice soft padded cell for him... also..ive only just arranged a "nice chat" with the local shrinks for him. ...ive managed to talk the shrinks out of the electroshock therapy treatment ... so it should be just a "semi short stay while they sort him out"
  • vannagirlvannagirl Posts: 2,002 Valuable Player
    Semi short??

    Stop being so cruel to snowdog!!!
    Look, man. I only need to know one thing: where they are. 
  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,460 Volunteer Moderator
    Morgrum said:
    I feel like I missed out on so much being a 70's baby and not a teenager!
    Depends on where you lived.
    I was born in the early 70's, but I watched all this stuff because australia got it from england later.

    In the case of UFO, I saw part of one episode when I was young (the autopsy scene) and it stuck with me. Just a few years ago I saw a dvd box set, so I bought it. Turned out to be awesome.


    Speaking of Brian Clemens (The Professionals), he also did The Avengers.
    Australia seems to only show the Diana Rigg episodes on tv, so that's what I'm used to. But I can't imagine the other seasons' female leads to be as awesome as Diana was.

    Sadly the first 3 seasons of The Avengers were lost. Video tape used to be very expensive, so the BBC would wipe shows after they were aired so the tapes could be used to record new shows. The same almost happened to Monty Python, the only reason we can still see all of it today is because Terry Gilliam had to buy the tapes of the show from the BBC himself, they wanted to erase them all!
    Some shows like The Goodies were wiped, but still survive today because copies were distributed to australia for screening here (and we preserved them).


    Some other scifi shows, this time from America:
    Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea:


    The Time Tunnel:


    Lost in Space:




  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,995 Valuable Player
    Land Of The Giants and Lost In Space were also amazing!
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 4,011 Valuable Player
    Ooooo diana rigg. I fancied her back in my tweens 
    Fiat Coupe, gone. 350Z gone. Dirty nappies, no sleep & practical transport incoming. Thank goodness for VR :)
  • vannagirlvannagirl Posts: 2,002 Valuable Player
    Zenbane said:
    vannagirl said:
    Whoa

    So this is where the name Martin Landau came from
    Yes, and the truth is that the first time I was accused of being Martin Landau on this forum, I had no idea it was in reference to a forum troll. I literally thought I was being accused of being a really old guy with an extensive acting career :*
    Haha

    So much more makes sense now
    Look, man. I only need to know one thing: where they are. 
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,995 Valuable Player
    Oops, just saw that you included Lost In Space in your post. Was too busy thinking about Diana Rigg in leather so got distracted lol
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 4,011 Valuable Player
    snowdog said:
    Oops, just saw that you included Lost In Space in your post. Was too busy thinking about Diana Rigg in leather so got distracted lol
    Lol so glad its not just me ;). On a somber note i Makes me feel very mortal when I see people like her now. 
    Fiat Coupe, gone. 350Z gone. Dirty nappies, no sleep & practical transport incoming. Thank goodness for VR :)
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 6,380 Volunteer Moderator
    vannagirl said:
    Semi short??

    Stop being so cruel to snowdog!!!
    Hah  :D
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.

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