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Old 27-05-2009, 07:03 AM   #1
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Default UFO film on the way - could Space:1999 be next?

I just found the news that there will be a feature film based on Gerry Anderson's UFO. Here's the link:

http://www.cinemaspy.ca/article.php?id=2452

So now I'm wondering, if UFO can get another chance, I wonder if Space:1999 may yet someday find itself on the big screen. Of course, considering that most of the tv series that have been turned to Hollywood films have been awful (Thunderbirds comes to mind), it could turn out to be a disaster. What does everybody think?
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Old 27-05-2009, 07:47 AM   #2
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Eventually there will be either a television series or movie depending on the budgets or other factors.
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Old 27-05-2009, 01:53 PM   #3
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I think the series Space:1999 is somewhat penalized by the name "... 1999".
However, it would be great to see a continuation of it.
Especially I would liked to see a larger "exploration" and using the Eagles in a new television series.

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Old 27-05-2009, 08:13 PM   #4
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I agree that the the date "1999" would have to go. Setting the events further ahead would be the best way to go. When Space:1999 was created, 1999 was the future, so even though it seemed rather optimistic at the time that in less than 20 yeasrs there would be a moonbase, it was still set in the future. So if they were to bring back the series or make a new feature film, they'd probably have to adjust the timeline accordingly. Especially if they were starting over from scratch like in the UFO film.
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Old 27-05-2009, 11:58 PM   #5
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I think the series Space:1999 is somewhat penalized by the name "... 1999".
However, it would be great to see a continuation of it.
Especially I liked to see a larger "exploration" and using the Eagles in a new television series.
I really think that they will not be penalized. Just get the production team to work their magic.
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Old 28-05-2009, 02:03 AM   #6
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I agree that the the date "1999" would have to go. Setting the events further ahead would be the best way to go. When Space:1999 was created, 1999 was the future, so even though it seemed rather optimistic at the time that in less than 20 yeasrs there would be a moonbase, it was still set in the future. So if they were to bring back the series or make a new feature film, they'd probably have to adjust the timeline accordingly. Especially if they were starting over from scratch like in the UFO film.
Check out Space:2099 on the internet. It is a project that is addressing those issues, if only those who own the copyright will open up to the idea.
As for remakes, yeah, check out my clip (second Ad)...Oh the horror....
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Old 31-05-2009, 03:43 PM   #7
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I agree that the the date "1999" would have to go. Setting the events further ahead would be the best way to go. When Space:1999 was created, 1999 was the future, so even though it seemed rather optimistic at the time that in less than 20 yeasrs there would be a moonbase, it was still set in the future. So if they were to bring back the series or make a new feature film, they'd probably have to adjust the timeline accordingly. Especially if they were starting over from scratch like in the UFO film.
Of course, technically speaking, after the moon left orbit, it can be argued that "EARTH time" and "Moon time" diverged. This was even mentioned in the show a few times, "Journey to Where" comes to mind. So I think if someone really wanted to just pick up the show where it left off, it could be done.

Of course we all want it to be updated. A new version probably wouldn't need to use a date at all, maybe just "Moon Base Alpha", or whatever.
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Old 31-05-2009, 04:41 PM   #8
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I think the series Space:1999 is somewhat penalized by the name "... 1999".
However, it would be great to see a continuation of it.
Especially I would liked to see a larger "exploration" and using the Eagles in a new television series.

not nessersarily so if it were a retro made version or titled S:99 perhaps
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Old 31-05-2009, 07:47 PM   #9
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not nessersarily so if it were a retro made version or titled S:99 perhaps
Sounds a bit too much like one of those ice creams with the stick of chocolate in it
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:17 AM   #10
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Whooot! I'd like to see a somehwat faithful remake (well-made with good scripts, good actors and with the dark, mysterious feel of Season/Series One).

It would have to have a new title...Moonbase Alpha, Space: 2099, Moondrift, Moon-a-palooza (kidding!), New Moon (kidding again!), etc...

I think I'd prefer to see a series, rather than a film...But a well-made film would be welcomed too.

I still have to buy/rent UFO and see this series for myself. I have yet to see a full episode.

Dana
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Check out Space:2099 on the internet. It is a project that is addressing those issues, if only those who own the copyright will open up to the idea.
As for remakes, yeah, check out my clip (second Ad)...Oh the horror....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_gnd93ikds
"Just keep saying to yourself that it's going to be great" - love that line, Tim!

(Don't know what I'm referring to - just watch Tim's linked video.)
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Old 26-06-2009, 03:57 PM   #12
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Default SPACE:1999 MOVIE should be ...

SPACE:2099 is great update idea...reboot like STAR TREK 2009 movie.
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Old 26-06-2009, 05:54 PM   #13
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How about: Moon Odyssey?
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:09 AM   #14
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I always though astronaut Jim Lovell's book title, Lost Moon, would make a great title for a redux S:99. But perhaps a variation:

The Lost Moon, or, the slightly romantic, Moonlost. (?)
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:17 AM   #15
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I do hope that there will be two movies from U.F.O & Space 1999 it won't be the same I am willing to give both of them another look

There could be a brand new TV series for both shows set many years later than the 1960 & 70's version's.
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Old 03-07-2009, 02:39 PM   #16
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I think Lost Moon and Moon Odyssey are both very good possible titles, although Moon Odyssey is a little derivative of both Star Trek and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Moonbase Alpha is another possible title.

But Space: 2099 would likely be the most obvious and likely reboot title, I'd guess.
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:55 PM   #17
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Default SPACE:1999 reboot movie.

Martin Landau, in an recent interview, stated he would appear in a SPACE:1999 movie.
How about we borrow from STAR TREK 2009 movie with Leonard Nimoy as old Spock time-traveling back to meet the Star Trek characters played by new young actors, including young Spock.

Martin Landau as old Koenig time-traveling back (with other SPACE:1999 old characters: Nick Tate, Prentis Hancock, Catherine, Barbara Bain etc.) to meet their younger selves played by new actors to prevent the "BREAKAWAY".

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Old 04-07-2009, 03:51 PM   #18
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Martin Landau, in an recent interview, stated he would appear in a SPACE:1999 movie.
Well then, let's hope he does it sooner rather than later - he just turned 81 this month - see Happy Birthday Martin Landau thread.
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:47 PM   #19
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The next problem is Barbara Bain doesn't like acting with Martin again.
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although Moon Odyssey is a little derivative of both Star Trek and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
but was the title of the second volume of the Series 1 Novelizations
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