Friday, February 17, 2012

A new incarnation of cult classic Space: 1999

The cult classic Space: 1999 is making comeback – and a leap forward, via Space: 2099, as it was recently revealed that ITV Studios America and HDFILMS have begun work on a new incarnation of the 1970s TV series.

Space: 1999, which ran from 1975-1977, told the story of the inhabitants of a moonbase, who – along with the moon itself – are sent hurtling into space after the nuclear waste that had been disposed of on the moon detonates.
 
It was the most expensive series ever produced for television at the time it was made.

HDFilms President Jace Hall states "We are not trying to make some 'dark and gritty' version of Space: 1999. There is no reason to re-tell the Space: 1999 story since we already have Space: 1999! However, through our new story and presentation, Space: 2099 hopes to re-kindle and remind fans of those memories of a show from 35 years ago, but more importantly help bring back to all science fiction fans that sense of awe, fear and incredible spectacle that is the unknown, unexplored universe. It is important that we endeavor to bring something new and exciting to the table."

For more info, you can also check out Space 2099's official website: www.space2099theseries.com.

2 comments:

Monty said...

YYEEEESSS!!

Weird WWII said...

I loved that show! That one episode, "Dragons Domain", gave me nightmares for weeks as a kid.

Brian

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