Space 1999 6: Astral Quest.

By: Rankine, John (aka Douglas R. Mason)

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Novelisation based on the sf television series.

''SPACE 1999 was a UK-made tv series, with 48 episodes between 1975 and 1977, created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson - who had previously produced a number of other sf series (STINGRAY, THUNDERBIRDS and others) with puppets - was obviously inspired in part by the success of Star Trek. The format has a group of people - live actors - travelling through the Galaxy, visiting various planets and encountering strange lifeforms; but, where the Star Trek characters travelled on a spaceship, the Space 1999 personnel do their interplanetary wandering on Earth's runaway Moon - an unwieldy gimmick that must have caused many frustrations to the writers. A major flaw was a scandalous disregard for basic science: stars are confused with asteroids, the Moon's progress through space follows no physical laws, and parsecs are assumed to be a unit of velocity. The series was cancelled in 1977'' (John Brosnan & others/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Space 1999 6: Astral Quest.

Author Name: Rankine, John (aka Douglas R. Mason)


Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Orbit: London.: 1975.

ISBN Number: 0860078787

ISBN Number 13: 9780860078784

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: Inked price on first page, a NF/Fine (unread) copy with a little spine edge wear.

Seller ID: 10259