|Stars of the Show|
MARTIN LANDAU as Commander John Koenig
BARBARA BAIN as DR Helena Russell
BARRY MORSE as Professor Victor Bergman
PRENTIS HANCOCK as Paul Morrow
NICK TATE as Alan Carter
ZIENIA MERTON as Sandra Benes
CLIFTON JONES as David Kano
ANTON PHILIPS as DR Bob Mathias
"MISSION OF THE DARIANS"
JOAN COLLINS as Kara
DENNIS BURGESS as Neman
AUBREY MORRIS as High Priest
RON TARR as Hirsute Darian Guard
GERALD STADDEN as Male Mute
JACKIE HORTON as Female Mute
Moonbase Alpha picks up a call for help from a nearby space craft which contains the remains of a dying world, that has travelled through space for 900 years! Deciding to mount a rescue mission, they discover an environment of ageless beauty, but populated by wretched looking creatures.. But it soon becomes apparent that all is not what it seems and the appearance of a beautiful leader, who holds the key to a deadly secret that could wipe out Moonbase Alpha, Forever!!
|PROMO CARD "MISSION OF THE DARIANS"|
Set in the year 1999, it all begins when nuclear waste is ignited by magnetic radiation, which causes the moon to shift from earth's orbit. This shift means that all 311 inhabitants of space station 'Moonbase Alpha' are stranded...in charge of the crew is Commander John Koenig (Landau)..who is aided by Dr Helena Russell (Bain) and scientist. Professor Victor Bergman.. Their mission now is to find a new home, along the way they encounter many strange civilisations, not all of them friendly!
On casting the series, Sylvia Anderson recalled..
" When we were casting the series, we saw many people and wanted Robert Culp to star.. I thought he was far out and just the right person. However Lew Grade rang us and said he felt someone like the stars of "Mission Impossible" would be his choice. That is how Martin and Barbara came to the series.. However I did not feel they were right for the parts. I was determined to cast Culp, but then the network changed it's production heads and we ended up with Martin and Barbara, who I am not saying were no good, but I do think they could have been better!"
|JOAN as THE VAMPISH KARA|
|KOENIG FINDS KARA ARRESTING|
|CAST OF SPACE 1999|