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Old 21-10-2009, 04:39 AM   #101
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Actually, the explosion sound fx for SPACE:1999 were anything BUT original as they were used in just about EVERY Gerry Anderson production...not to mention several other British productions. I just finished watching "Secret Service" for the first time and, with the exception of the dialogue, if you had the brightness turned down all the way, you'd think you were watching "UFO" or SPACE:1999...(I know...that's a bit extreme)
See...I learn something new everyday...I didn't know about the other Anderson series using all the same sound fx (thank you)...I've only seen part of one UFO episode (I vaguely recall a car chase in strange-looking cars and maybe something about a timeloop...I have no idea if I'm recalling that right?)...That's it (I haven't seen any of the other series, other than a few clips here and there).

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If you have NOT seen "2001" yet, you owe it to yourself. I do suggest reading the novel first. That's what I did when I was 12. When I saw it for the first time on NBC in 1977, it really helped me understand what I was seeing. Also, you shouldn't take anyone's criticism too seriously with regards to the sequel "2010". It's a somewhat flawed film & totally different from "2001" in tone & style but, it DOES explain a LOT about what came before it.

I definitely want to see it...I may take your suggestion to read the novel first, though. Thanks again, David.

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Old 21-10-2009, 01:30 PM   #102
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Wow...Great memory, Steve...That's probably the exact time I was attempting to watch it...I was a sci-fi/monster movie fan even as a kid and I tried to watch everything I could.



The only bit's of 2001 I remember are classical music and silent spacecraft, then I was out like a light. I don't recall if I even saw the very beginning of the film (which I've heard involves ancient primates and one using a bone or something)...I may have missed it.

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Here's a little known bit of trivia considering the "apeman & the bone" sequence from "2001". After the Monolith teaches early Man how to kill to survive, the apeman uses the bone to kill his enemy from a rival tribe. He then throws the bone into the air & it turns into a spaceship...

Although, it's NOT a spaceship. It's a nuclear missile launch platform. What the scene indicates is that Mans' first weapon (the bone) becomes Man's ultimate weapon, the nuclear warhead.
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Old 21-10-2009, 02:36 PM   #103
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Here's a little known bit of trivia considering the "apeman & the bone" sequence from "2001". It's a nuclear missile launch platform. What the scene indicates is that Mans' first weapon (the bone) becomes Man's ultimate weapon, the nuclear warhead.
Yes, I found that scene symbolism impressive.
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Old 21-10-2009, 02:42 PM   #104
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See...I learn something new everyday...I didn't know about the other Anderson series using all the same sound fx (thank you)...I've only seen part of one UFO episode (I vaguely recall a car chase in strange-looking cars and maybe something about a timeloop...I have no idea if I'm recalling that right?)...That's it (I haven't seen any of the other series, other than a few clips here and there).




I definitely want to see it...I may take your suggestion to read the novel first, though. Thanks again, David.

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So, you've been deprived of "UFO", eh? CHECK IT OUT!! VERY COOL SHOW!! The episode you DID see was called "Timelash" & it was banned here in the states in the 70s because Straker was constantly shooting up with "speed" to counter the time distortion. Definitely one of the better episodes...
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So, you've been deprived of "UFO", eh? CHECK IT OUT!! VERY COOL SHOW!! The episode you DID see was called "Timelash" & it was banned here in the states in the 70s because Straker was constantly shooting up with "speed" to counter the time distortion. Definitely one of the better episodes...
David is absolutely correct. Gerry Anderson's UFO is excellent. "Timelash" episode was brilliant. UFO aired in the U.S. in 1972-1973, cmdrkoenig67 you would have been too young (five to six) to totally enjoy UFO...experience it now. David is right you will not regret the 26 episodes of UFO, I enjoyed them first at nine years old in 1972-1973, I still think UFO is an excellent TV Series.

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Old 21-10-2009, 03:00 PM   #106
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David is absolutely correct. Gerry Anderson's UFO is excellent. "Timelash" episode was brilliant. UFO aired in the U.S. in 1972-1973, cmdrkoenig67 you would have been too young (five to six) to totally enjoy UFO...experience it now. David is right you will not regret the 26 episodes of UFO.
I remember watching "UFO" just about the time you stated but, I wasn't really into sci-fi at that point. However, I had seen enough of it so that when SPACE:1999 started, I immediately recognized it as a similar production.

To this day, I consider "UFO" the prequel to SPACE:1999...
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To this day, I consider "UFO" the prequel to SPACE:1999...
I do too.
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Now I have to check out UFO too. I caught 2001 on tv in the 70's too. 10 years old and it blew my mind!
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Now I have to check out UFO too. I caught 2001 on tv in the 70's too. 10 years old and it blew my mind!
Hence the promo line "the ultimate trip"...
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