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Old 27-06-2009, 09:13 AM   #1
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Just browsing Space 1999 episode air dates on the below website -
- and noticed that there appeared to be a continuity gap in Year 2 - ie about a 6 month gap between episode 41 and 42 and then an 8 month gap between episode 47 and the final episode 48.

Just curious - anyone know the reason for this ? - eg did the TV channels forget to show the last episode and then realize 8 months later ?

http://www.epguides.com/Space1999/
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Old 27-06-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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I suspect as the show was syndicated, there were many gaps in the airing. Where I lived in the States at the time showings were extremely erratic. I had to scan the entire TV guide to find out it and when an episode was airing.
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Old 28-06-2009, 01:24 AM   #3
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I suspect as the show was syndicated, there were many gaps in the airing. Where I lived in the States at the time showings were extremely erratic. I had to scan the entire TV guide to find out it and when an episode was airing.
You are correct
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Old 28-06-2009, 09:07 PM   #4
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Season 2 had several breaks of transmission in the ATV region, everytime I thought it was all over another few episodes would suddenly appear - always labelled as ' A New Series' instead of 'Still more of series 2 that we forgot we had'!
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Old 29-06-2009, 12:38 AM   #5
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They certainly could have left some of it hidden. This must be a very frustrating thing for the makers of shows and the audience obviously. You want to tell a story that people want to hear and the middle man/woman, screws the story up by viewing it here and there when it suits. Still happens in AU all the time. House is one example, and Heros, and Desperate housewives. Then there's Lost, Torchwood, Dr Who, and the list goes on
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:54 PM   #6
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I was fortunate to be blessed in a city that transmitted Year 2 in its' entirety in '76. Every week for 24 weeks and then they reran them...
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Old 23-09-2009, 07:46 PM   #7
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I wish I was as fortunate as you guys. When WPIX (New York) started running the show in 1975, after airing about a half dozen episodes, they re-ran "Matter Of Life & Death" & "Voyagers' Return". The way they handled Year Two was even worse. Quite suprising since the show did VERY well in that market.
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Old 25-09-2009, 03:40 AM   #8
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I also was fortunate as Y1 and Y2 ran every week. In fact, I could watch it twice every Saturday on two different stations from different cities. One station aired it at 4pm and the other at 10:30 pm. Then the entire season would repeat all over again.
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Old 25-09-2009, 12:45 PM   #9
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I also was fortunate as Y1 and Y2 ran every week. In fact, I could watch it twice every Saturday on two different stations from different cities. One station aired it at 4pm and the other at 10:30 pm. Then the entire season would repeat all over again.
The local station in Connecticut (WTNH, Channel also ran SPACE:1999 but, just for the first year so, I was able to catch it twice on Saturdays. The station seemed to pay the show absolutely no mind (Connecticut is NOT a big sci-fi state, even now) to when they aired the show. The first run, they aired at Saturday nights at 7pm. Then, when the repeats started, they bounced it all over the place. So much so, that the TV Guide couldn't keep up with the changes as it was just stuck anywhere (or so it seems) to fill dead air. Totally by accident, I caught a rerun of "Full Cicle" at 2pm on a Saturday afternoon. They hacked up the episode so bad, that a brief sequence from "Guardian Of Piri" ended up cut into it. I don't know who did their editing but, they did a crappy job.
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Old 26-09-2009, 02:06 AM   #10
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When I was a kid I used to go to Quebec every summer for a couple of months. When 1999 was being aired for the first time I was stuck watching it in french for 8 weeks having to guess what was happening.
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Old 26-09-2009, 02:41 AM   #11
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I was fortunate to be blessed in a city that transmitted Year 2 in its' entirety in '76. Every week for 24 weeks and then they reran them...

I was lucky too that both Season#1 in 1975-1976 all 24 episodes every week for 24 weeks and then they reran...then Season#2 in 1976-1977 all 24 episodes every week for 24 weeks and then they reran.
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