Here’s the first poster for the reboot of the classic Space 1999 TV series by ITV in the UK, with the help of HDFILMS, the US bunch behind the recent ‘V’ remake. The main difference between the classic and new Space 2099 series is the reason for the moon being ripped out of Earth orbit. In the classic series, it was due to a nuclear waste disposal dump going up in flames – in this new one, it’s going to be down to a dangerous super-collider style physics experiment going south and opening a rogue worm hole which sucks the moon away and keeps on spitting into new solar systems every episode.
And of course, now the cutting edge Moonbase Alpha communicators of the 1970s (kind of stick-like mobile phones with TV screens built into the top), look dated compared to even the humble iPhone.
Will they dare ‘improve’ on the classic Eagle and Hawk Interceptor starship designs, that’s the real question? Ah, the airfix models of my ill-spent youth. It’s all coming back.