I remember buying this book. It was in late 1976, not long after the premiere of the second season of Space: 1999. Even as a young teen, when I wandered through a department store, I gravitated to the book section; in this case, Woolworths. This book caught my eye very quickly. And quickly I read it once I got it home.It's interesting how one's interests change with age. When I got the book, the most interesting chapters for me were "Special Effects", "Art Direction", and "Music" (composer Derek Wadsworth's contributions were notable). When I reread it a few years ago I found "Scripting" the most interesting essay... probably because the book was researched and written during production of the show's second year, when incoming producer Fred Freiberger was on a mission to improve Space's scripts and characterizations ― he succeeded, for the most part. Also, as a teacher would hammer into us in film school, the script is the most important element in a film or television series. With a Czech accent: "No script, no movie!" (Luddy was great.)"The Making of Space: 1999" is well worth reading if one is into this sort of thing.
Woolworth's book section rocked. Especially the cheap ones.
It did! There was always a good mix of stuff.Thanks!
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