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Old 10-03-2013, 09:34 PM   #41
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It is on my shopping list!
The immense details of the behind the scenes happenings make it a must read.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:11 PM   #42
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The immense details of the behind the scenes happenings make it a must read.
Thanks, that's just what I had hoped to hear!
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I like how this book debunks many of the myths and rumour that critics have used against 1999 over the years. One such myth is that Isaac Asimov called 1999 "scientifically preposterous". Exploring Space: 1999 reprints Mr. Asimov's review of the show, and he said nothing of the sort. While does point out a few flaws, he never condemns the show like many critics have said he did over the years.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:18 PM   #44
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ETF member CalgaryAlphan [Robert E. Wood] is the author of Destination:Moonbase Alpha.
http://www.eagletransporter.com/forum/member.php?u=1247
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Old 26-03-2013, 03:52 PM   #45
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It looks like a great read.
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It looks like a great read.
It is.
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Here it is on amazon with a small sample.

http://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Space-Complete-Mid-1970s-Television/dp/0786401656http://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Space-Complete-Mid-1970s-Television/dp/0786401656
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Thanks for the link
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Old 27-03-2013, 04:47 PM   #49
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Here it is on amazon with a small sample.

http://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Spac.../dp/0786401656
Just had a look at that

He has a lot of material and he's gone for a fairly informal delivery. I think he could have set it out a little better. ie. a more logical order for his ideas, a more impartial tone. Maybe he could have reviewed the series in the contexts it was first produced (that is, it was a British made series; how did the series reflect what was going on during the early seventies?) and then look at how the series compares with, say, Star Wars or the Star Trek "reboot" of 1979.

I can see why fans would be interested, although if I'd written it I would have gone through another draft.
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Old 27-03-2013, 06:44 PM   #50
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I not sure if one can determine all of that just from the preview without reading the entire book but you make some good points. Still, it looks like it a good read and i'm always glad to see anything that renews interest in the show. I don't think it got the attention it deserve when it was actually on the air, of course the second season didn't help. I will say that even though i dislike the changes made in season 2, a lot of those episodes have grown on me over the years and i would be interested in what he has to say about them in.
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I don't think it got the attention it deserve when it was actually on the air, of course the second season didn't help.
Exploring looks at this idea, that 1999 had the misfortune of being sandwiched between two Sci-Fi giants, Star Trek and Star Wars. Thus it kind of got lost in the shuffle.
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I also recommend another non-fiction book Destination:Moonbase Alpha by Robert E. Wood(an ETF member) extensively exploring the series too.
I put off buying that one initially and it's been on my list for awhile. after seeing this post I decided it's finally time to go purchase.
I went to Amazon to check it out, but all I see are used book sellers with delusions of retiring rich. $400 to $1500 for a copy! truly mental.
Then went directly to the destination web site and ordered through fabgearusa, which have them at cover price. (as does telos.co.uk as well)
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Yeah, some of these book sellers
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