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Space 1999 - Alpha Child

episode 1.7

UK / Italy 1975
produced by
Sylvia Anderson, Gerry Anderson (executive) for Group 3/ITC, RAI
directed by Ray Austin
starring Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Barry Morse, Prentis Hancock, Nick Tate, Zienia Merton, Wayne Brooks, Julian Glover, Cyd Hayman, Rula Lenska, Clifton Jones, Anton Phillips, Suzanne Roquette
screenplay by Christopher Penfold, created by Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson, music by Barry Gray

TV-series
Space 1999

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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The crew of moonbase Alpha, the base on earth's runaway moon, is understandably excited when the first child is born on the base ... & everything, birth & all, goes surprisingly well - until the child grows to a 5-year-old in mere seconds. Dumb like sheep, the Alphans have litle problems to accept the newborn 5-year-old (soon dubbed Jackie & played by Wayne Brooks) & show him all of the moonbase's little secrets. His sudden growsspurt they just blame on his father having worked (& ultimately died) in the atomic generator.

Only Alpha's commander Koenig (Martin Landau) shows some concern, even distrust, towards the child ... & right he is too, as little Jackie soon turns out to be something like a herald for an alien invasion fleet, & since he is also able to mindcontrol people, he makes sure that Alpha's ace-pilot Alan Carter (Nick Tate) & his pals fail to shoot the invaders down.

Being confronted with this, Koenig cooks up a desperate plan to fight the invaders: He & 3 others have to step out of the base ontothe moon's surface with rayguns to shoot the invading spaceships down ... now I know what you think, "how will this help them to escape mindcontrol ?", & quite frankly, I have not the slightest idea, nor is it explained either, but it gets even better (worse ?): Jackie has meanwhile grown to adulthood, & now calls himself Jorek (Julian Glover), wearing a silvery outfit that is so brief it's plain silly, & he manages to bring Alpha's chief physician Helena Russell (Barbara Bain) under his (mind-)control, & she orders Koenig & his pals back top base, only seconds before they can shoot down the alien ships - & for some reason, they really give up their plan that might even have been successful, no questions asked.

Back on Alpha, Jorek tells the crew (& us) what this is all about: He & his space invader-pals are bodyless aliens who are persecuted by the law through the universe, & to properly hide themselves, they have figured they might need bodies, & have chosen Alpha's crew to be taken over ... but before they can do so, the space police arrives, shoots the invading ships down & somehow suck Jorek from Alpha too.

In the end, little Jackie is restored as a newborn baby, cradled in the arms of his mother (Cyd Hayman).

 

As you might have guessed from my plot synopsis, this is Space 1999 at its silliest: The premise to the story is just plain stupid & the plot development is directionless & based on anything but logic ... and yet, it's fun (if for all the wrong reasons) - and (as usual) the miniature models are great.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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