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Old 27-06-2009, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default SELFRIDGES SPACE:1999 DISPLAY PICS!!





We were discussing the 1975 Selfridges SPACE:1999 display a few days back and I mentioned it to a pal of mine. He said in passing "I've got some photos of when I went. Do you want to see them?"

DID I!!!!!

Anyhow here are some scans of his childhood snaps along with a black and white image from perhaps a brocuhure or something from the time. He can't reemeber exactly. As you will see there is a mix of what looks like real miniatures along with replicas and stuff that sort of looks the part. It really brought back memories for me.
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Old 28-06-2009, 06:07 AM   #2
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Good find, and thanks to your friend
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Old 28-06-2009, 09:14 AM   #3
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Nice stuff, thanks for posting, would have been a thrill for any young fan to see this display at the time even though it wasn't all the original gear. The sets looks good, some of the models look a bit dodgy - and the Alphan girls look bored!
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Old 28-06-2009, 10:30 AM   #4
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These are great pictures. By the look of the shadow your friend grew up to be Darth Vader



Before posting the above I used the spell check and it picked up that I had used a lower case v in Vader, it must say something of how important Star Wars is if the character names are in the dictionary, or maybe not.
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Old 28-06-2009, 11:53 AM   #5
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I may be wrong, but the Eagle on it's own looks like the Dinky, but repainted all over white. It's not the Airfix/Fundimensions - the Engine cylinders are joined together in the same way as the Dinky ones , although the passenger module looks completely wrong
If it was the dinky, it'll start all the old arguments about all-white Eagles which we KNOW never existed.
It's interesting to see the UN Shuttle and Space Station Delta (Re-dressed Daria) from 'Into Infinity' along with Season 2 Consoles. That places the time for the display as being during or just after production of Season 2. Since Production ceased just before Christmass 1976, I reckon that the Exhibition was Christmas 1976

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Old 28-06-2009, 12:57 PM   #6
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Glad some of you guys have enjoyed looking at these old snaps. As I said some of the stuff was real deal wilst others was clearly rigged up just for the display. All that aside as a kid it was an exciting visit for me and I am so glad an off the cuff remark to a mate prompted him to mention he still had the photos. We both however recal it is being Christmas 1975 when we visited there. THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW had finished filming in the Summer of 1975 so for the panels and bit and pieces to be available for a Christmas display in Selfridges is completely plausible. I remember it as being a big deal because SPACE:1999 was new to the telly. I will gladly be corrected by some better proof of course but that is how I remember things that's all.
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Old 28-06-2009, 03:55 PM   #7
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All those computer panels were made for Into Infinity which was filmed earlier in 1975. Filming of year 2 only began in January 1976, so obviously after the Selfridges display they took them back to Pinewood and put them into the command centre set.

People were actually getting a preview of year 2

Nice to see the much-filmed Martin Bower ship there, in Last Enemy colours.
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Old 29-06-2009, 06:57 PM   #8
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Great set of Photos - must bring back great memories
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Old 30-06-2009, 01:43 AM   #9
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Thanks so much to you and your friend for the pics. If I had seen something like this in the States back then I would have been there everyday....
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Old 30-06-2009, 12:10 PM   #10
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Hi,
Here are some really scratched Polaroidís I took when I went to selfridges in 1975.


I still have the badges I got there. Itís amazing Iíve had them for 34 years.
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Old 30-06-2009, 03:49 PM   #11
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Really cool pics guys! I would have loved to have been there.
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Old 30-06-2009, 08:35 PM   #12
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Great to see a few more pics from the exhibition! Those badges were great too weren't they. That was what Christmas was all about back then when we were kids. A visit to London to see the lights and a trip to a big department store and usually it was Selfridges. Any others go and have pics maybe? Love to see them.
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Old 30-06-2009, 11:17 PM   #13
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Wow! Funky retro badges.
You used to cover all your clothes with badges back then.
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Old 19-07-2009, 02:43 PM   #14
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very nice...........
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thanks for sharing the pix!
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Old 21-07-2009, 02:11 PM   #16
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Brings back memories
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Old 28-07-2009, 12:15 PM   #17
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thankyou for letting us see the great pictures.
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I forgot I had been to this as it was 1975 !!! had the badge and vaguely remember the display ,thanks for posting
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