Friday, December 12, 2014

Space: 1999 - 3 Exciting Stories



Death's Other Dominion
Mission of the Darians

Like The Six Million Dollar Man, Space: 1999 was a property I was only vaguely familiar with as a kid. To my memory, I never had any of the book and record sets, and this second LP of adventures was completely unknown to me until recently. This certainly has to be the only Power Record recommended by Dr. Wernher von Braun--though to be fair, I bet he would have recommended this Wonder Woman 45" if he had had the chance.
Audio-wise, these adventures aren't bad, but they suffer an overall dullness that I thought marred the show, and kept me from really getting into it, in those dark days before Star Wars. Still, the sleeve makes it all look very exciting!


Earth 2 Chris said...

Space: 1999 was a non-entity in my childhood. I only knew it from the ads inside the Power Records sleeves. It never aired here at all, and I've still yet to see a single episode.


Rockwell J. Pugglesworth said...

I had both book and record sets and one of the LPs when I was a kid and I enjoyed them, but that was all I knew of the property. To the best of my knowledge, the show didn't air where I lived and even if it had, I was *really* young and probably wouldn't have remembered it anyway. But it was sci-fi, and in the era of Star Wars, that's all it took. I didn't see the show til I was in college when the newly fledged Sci-Fi Channel aired it, and I discovered I preferred the Power Records version :-)

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