Friday, April 19, 2024

Space: 1999 is Live-Streaming on YouTube Again

Last week Shout! Studios began to live-stream the old television series Space: 1999. After I made the discovery I popped up a post with the embedded video feed. On Wednesday I noticed the stream was no longer available. Fine. I don't like to delete my posts, but delete it I did.

Shout! reactivated the Space stream. I kept my html: now below the video.




In September and October of last year, I wrote a series of articles looking back at the old science-fiction/horror series Space: 1999 (1975 - 1977). The premiere piece for "Space: 1999 Days" was Space: 1999 Days ― Breakaway from Earth.

While on YouTube this past week, I noticed that Shout! Studios is live-streaming Space: 1999. As I write this, the episode running is Part One of the pulp fun two-parter "The Bringers of Wonder" from the show's second, and last, season. (Year Two was an improvement over the often-irritating Year One. It certainly was for me.)

So, if you're familiar with the space adventures of the Moonbase Alpha crew, and want to relive that experience of watching a series that you may or may not have liked when it first ran, or saw in syndication: enjoy! For those of you who are perhaps too young to know what a 'space nineteen... what?' is, or was: enjoy!

Space: 1999, for all its too-often script problems, had a look all its own. While I've never been crazy about the bland (and incomplete) Moonbase Alpha sets, certainly those of the show's freshman year, the strange new worlds depicted are often unique and quite lovely ― I call them "European Art School". All one has to do is put up with the, at times, trying storylines. And a lack a believable characterizations, but, again, Year Two is much better in that regard.

9 comments:

Simon St. Laurent said...

I forgot to check to see what episode is streaming right now:

"The Bringers of Wonder - Part Two"... small world!

Simon St. Laurent said...

I popped on the stream just now and two Helena Russells are whispering to each other ― in a rough split screen. What is it with this series (first season) and its predilection for whispering Alphans? "Another Time, Another Place" is the episode: another pretentious first season episode. Profundity through whispering....

Simon St. Laurent said...

"Space Brain"... this show is bloody ridiculous.
lol

Simon St. Laurent said...

Just checkin' in... "Matter of Life and Death" is playing.

Look at that 'Main Medical' control panel behind Richard Johnson's head. There's nothing on it. How exactly does Helena Russell, and her team, monitor anything with that cheap thing?

Simon St. Laurent said...

The stream is back up! I'm guessing that Shout! Factory put it on hold for a day or two.

"Space Brain" is on, just starting. Watch this one and your brain will turn to soap suds.

Simon St. Laurent said...

Just 331 people are watching. Where are all the fans, and the curious?

One reason, among a few, why I prefer the second season of Space: 1999 ... Derek Wadsworth.

Simon St. Laurent said...

Just finished watching the last few minutes of "The Testament of Arkadia". What pretentious rubbish.

That's the last episode of a pretentious Year One. Oh, Derek Wadsworth's great Year Two theme music is rocking....

Simon St. Laurent said...

"Journey to Where" is the episode running this minute. It's one of the best, but I can't watch it... things to do; have to run out to get coffee to kick-off the "do". Besides, I have the Blu-ray set. (Why am I admitting that?)

Simon St. Laurent said...

Wow. I tune in to check what episode is running and immediately recognize part two of "The Bringers of Wonder", my old friend.

Year Two, as much as it can be goofy and silly at times, is a huge improvement over the many-times silliness and goofiness of Year One.