I’ve been a fan of Space 1999 since I was a kid. I just loved it. The idea was awesome, the show was awesome, but it only got two seasons, which was a shame really.
I’d hoped for a long time that Big Finish would bring it back, and they did. Releasing the first story “Breakaway” on the 13th of September last year. The date was significant. In the series the 13th of September was the date that the moon left earth’s orbit. Of course, that was back in 1999, so Big Finish releasing it on the 13th of September 2019 marked 20 years since the original story’s event.
The new version is excellent. It keeps to the original story but brings in a few new elements. I’ve listened to it twice now and it’s simply excellent.
I backed this on Kickstarter as I just wanted to be a very tiny part of the this. It didn’t matter how small. Also I think it is really important to preserve things like this, and I thought it was great that people from all over the world got to be a part of it by putting in little money.
I’ve always been interested in space. I’ve always been interested in the history of it and this exhibition reminded me about a lot of the things I’d heard about and lived through in the 70’s. When the space race was at its height, when the USSR was launching Soyuz missions and the Salyut Space Station was being used. There was so much good stuff in there, so many interesting artifacts.
It was exciting. It was amazing, and this exhibition took me back there and reminded me a lot of what it had been like when those events happened. I think it’s also given my interest in space a bit of a nudge too. I’ve always been interested, but I haven’t done much about it for a long time. Perhaps I should now, perhaps I will.