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(YouTube)   September 13, 1999. A massive nuclear explosion on the far side of the Moon rips it completely out of Earth orbit. The world has never been the same since   (youtube.com ) divider line
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2009-09-13 11:04:14 AM  

RocketRay: "Dragon's Domain" gave me nightmares.


The End of Eternity episode freaked me out as a kid. They had these flash backs with screams to the immortal character torturing people that just stuck in my head.
 
2009-09-13 11:04:23 AM  
Chicks with purple hair are hot!

/that, or fire engine red!
 
2009-09-13 11:06:20 AM  
No 8/4/97 no care.
 
2009-09-13 11:06:33 AM  
I shot myself in the eye with the little torpedo from an Eagle Lander toy in 1975. But I didn't report it, so it wasn't me who made them affix the torpedos to the spacecraft permanently.

That was some other jerk.

/loser
 
2009-09-13 11:06:52 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Jakevol2: Ah yes, thus began the new dark ages.

Isn't that show embraced by white nationalists, now? It's kind of hard to look at Thundarr the same way, after white nationalists are done extolling its virtues.


Really? But he travels around with an Asian chick who is always saving his ass (when he isn't saving hers) and an overgrown Ewok (who I suspect was black underneath all the hair).
 
2009-09-13 11:07:18 AM  

crypticsatellite: I had totally forgotten about the funky intro music.


How can you not? Man, that music's been stuck in my head for ages. Thanks, subby!

Oh, and I also had this as a kid:
s.ecrater.com
 
2009-09-13 11:09:26 AM  
Used to love the show, along with Man from Atlantis, Isis, Fantastic Journey and the Six Million Dollar Man.

/God i'm an olde fart
 
2009-09-13 11:11:23 AM  

RocketRay: "Dragon's Domain" gave me nightmares.


Me too!

/The space graveyard was really cool, though!
 
2009-09-13 11:11:38 AM  
Do y'all remember when the earth blew up, and we all came to this planet...
but the didn't want to tell all the dumb people, because...
umm...umm... forget I said anything. This post does not exist.

Carry on.
 
2009-09-13 11:12:55 AM  

Joce678: I remember the episode with the big thrashing tentacle monster scared the hell out of me.


/Was home alone and about six years old.


That was Dragon's Domain
 
2009-09-13 11:15:00 AM  
img33.imageshack.us

Sleep tight Farkers.
 
2009-09-13 11:16:03 AM  

LeafyGreens: kona: FTW

I still have my Space:1999 lander lol. It's about 3 feet long!


I had that model. It was pretty sweet. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by several horrific accidents and meteor impacts out in the sandbox.
 
2009-09-13 11:16:30 AM  
I have the whole UFO series on DVD....love the purple hair chicks who ran Moonbase ops!

/Skydiver! FTW!
 
2009-09-13 11:16:43 AM  
Time for me to pull down my Space 1999 & UFO Dvd Sets for a Day of enjoyment!
 
2009-09-13 11:18:21 AM  
www.scifistore.com
 
2009-09-13 11:18:56 AM  
Ha! I just finished going through the whole series on Netflix. God it was awful, in that fun 1970s pure cheese kind of way.

/Highly recommend the bonus features disc, just to hear the pompous writer pontificate about the powerful symbolism in the show. Dude, it's rubber monsters in outer space.
//Always loved the fundamental flaw of the show's premise. If there were a nuclear explosion on the far side of the moon that forced it from orbit, it would crash into the Earth.
///Would pay good money to see a Galactica style re-imagining.
 
2009-09-13 11:19:39 AM  

Superjew: I shot myself in the eye with the little torpedo from an Eagle Lander toy in 1975. But I didn't report it, so it wasn't me who made them affix the torpedos to the spacecraft permanently.

That was some other jerk.

/loser


Eagle Lander toys didn't shoot anything that I remember.

It was the way-cool Battlestar Galactica toys that shot stuff. The story I got was the Raptor fighter had the trigger on the nose, and the projectile in the nose too, and some kid shot it down his throat and choked on it. Later toys, the projectile just came out a bit and that was it, permanently attached.
 
2009-09-13 11:19:59 AM  
i29.tinypic.com
Knows all about the 2 moons, but disagrees slightly with the timeframe.
 
2009-09-13 11:21:15 AM  

Arthur Jumbles: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Jakevol2: Ah yes, thus began the new dark ages.

Isn't that show embraced by white nationalists, now? It's kind of hard to look at Thundarr the same way, after white nationalists are done extolling its virtues.

Really? But he travels around with an Asian chick who is always saving his ass (when he isn't saving hers) and an overgrown Ewok (who I suspect was black underneath all the hair).


The moon cracks, the world goes to shiat, and what can be described as 'mudpeople' take over the earth. Thundarr is always beating down the 'mudpeople', who are controlled by the 'wizards'. That's the gist of the white nationalist love, as I remember. For myself, Thundarr had annoying catchphrases, and Ariel (I didn't know she was Asian) is almost as worthless as the nun broad on Thundercats whose ass always got beat by Mum-Ra. I don't remember her saving Thundarr's ass; what I remember is that her powers only worked if her hands were free... and her hands were ALWAYS being bound. She was always the one needing to be saved. What kind of message is that, for young chicks like me? Ookla is bigger than Thundarr and stronger than Thundarr, but he's THIRD behind Ariel the worthless sorceress. He's everything the superior Kimahri of Ronso isn't.

Maybe I need to watch them again. Currently looking for old link with the white nationalist love. Did find Space Battles.com's "The Force Chart of Niceness, Part Deux" (new window) with Thundarr's Wizards ranked ... I remember the original. Some good shiat, and good leads to new reading when one's into that kind of thing.
 
2009-09-13 11:22:36 AM  

dspevack: Do y'all remember when the earth blew up, and we all came to this planet...
but the didn't want to tell all the dumb people, because...
umm...umm... forget I said anything. This post does not exist.

Carry on.


shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
 
2009-09-13 11:22:57 AM  

ChrisSix: LeafyGreens: kona: FTW

I still have my Space:1999 lander lol. It's about 3 feet long!

I had that model. It was pretty sweet. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by several horrific accidents and meteor impacts out in the sandbox.


I don't know how mine survived, honestly. Everything else is long gone: the Micronauts, the Star Wars figures, the TOS Star Trek figures (with the light blue phasers!), the gigantic-ass GI Joes with the beards that were a foot tall.

The Eagle Lander is sitting on a shelf in my closet at my parents' house, completely intact and quietly laughing at having outlasted all the other toys!
 
2009-09-13 11:23:42 AM  

jafiwam: Sleep tight Farkers.



That thing scared the shiat out of when I was a little kid. It's still creepy today, with it sucking people under it for lunch.
 
2009-09-13 11:24:50 AM  
www.doktorinn.is
 
2009-09-13 11:25:01 AM  
As a kid back in the 70's, I loved UFO and Space:1999.
Alas, the shows- like myself- have not aged very well.

/love 70's cheese!
 
2009-09-13 11:25:32 AM  

LeafyGreens: ChrisSix: LeafyGreens: kona: FTW

I still have my Space:1999 lander lol. It's about 3 feet long!

I had that model. It was pretty sweet. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by several horrific accidents and meteor impacts out in the sandbox.

I don't know how mine survived, honestly. Everything else is long gone: the Micronauts, the Star Wars figures, the TOS Star Trek figures (with the light blue phasers!), the gigantic-ass GI Joes with the beards that were a foot tall.

The Eagle Lander is sitting on a shelf in my closet at my parents' house, completely intact and quietly laughing at having outlasted all the other toys!


I have the Product Enterprise Transport Eagle, U.F.O interceptor, and Skydiver....

/reliving my childhood!
 
2009-09-13 11:27:37 AM  

Mjolnir1964: As a kid back in the 70's, I loved UFO and Space:1999.
Alas, the shows- like myself- have not aged very well.

/love 70's cheese!


Yeah, I know, but I still love to watch UFO on occasion. I would like to see that show redone today. I've heard they tried, but nothing ever got off the ground.
 
2009-09-13 11:28:48 AM  
i91.photobucket.com

Smokin' hot like Gay Ellis...
 
2009-09-13 11:30:35 AM  
i25.tinypic.com
Are they ever in for a surprise next year.
 
2009-09-13 11:30:49 AM  
reach4xtc: Used to love the show, along with Man from Atlantis, Isis, Fantastic Journey and the Six Million Dollar Man.

/God i'm an olde fart


Those names take me back. "Shazam" and "Jason of Star Command" also spring to mind.
 
2009-09-13 11:31:59 AM  
WHITE NATIONALISTS got a hold of Thundarr the Barbarian!!!?????

Srsly WTFrak??
 
2009-09-13 11:32:59 AM  
Eh, the only good thing to come out of that show was Juliet Landau (Drusilla from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer")...
 
2009-09-13 11:33:56 AM  
space: 1999 ... um, if the nuke pile blew up on the dark side of the moon, where would that push the moon? straight into the earth.

ufo ... you can have your moon girls in purple wigs, i'll take the submarine girls in their string vests. plus, you gotta love the plot device of hiding a super secret alien fighting team in a fake movie studio.


what a purple wig might look like:
i252.photobucket.com

what a UFO fighting submarine crew might wear:
i252.photobucket.com
 
2009-09-13 11:34:20 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: and her hands were ALWAYS being bound.


For some reason that made me think of Chuck and How whenever you see Sarah pull a gun when the bad guy is around you can be damn sure that a foot is about to come out of nowhere and kick it out of her hand. EVERY DAMN TIME.
 
2009-09-13 11:37:53 AM  

dna_level_c: Pretty sure there's an MST3K episode with 2 shows clumsily spliced into a "movie". I'll have to dig that up later.


Here it is. An early episode.
 
2009-09-13 11:39:18 AM  
I discovered Space 1999 on PBS after clicking around after the late local news on network TV. This was just after they added the lame 5 minutes to the news. I couldn't figure out why such a good show would mess up the transmission times from the earth to the moon and why earth couldn't come to the rescue. It took me weeks to find out that the moon was out of orbit. That was an Ah Ha moment.
 
2009-09-13 11:45:23 AM  

farkwell:
what a UFO fighting submarine crew might wear:


Netwear is so impractical...always getting snagged on stuff.
 
2009-09-13 11:49:15 AM  
i252.photobucket.com


Dude, that girl has some sweet titties on her! Forget the submarine baby, I'll give you a motorboat.
 
2009-09-13 11:49:47 AM  

dspevack: This is the toy that used to fire and poke kids in the eye.

If you want to see more, check out:
http://www.ufoseries.com/models/index.html


Judging by the looks of it, i'd say they're glad it was their eye..
 
2009-09-13 11:50:11 AM  

LeafyGreens: ChrisSix: LeafyGreens: kona: FTW

I still have my Space:1999 lander lol. It's about 3 feet long!

I had that model. It was pretty sweet. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by several horrific accidents and meteor impacts out in the sandbox.

I don't know how mine survived, honestly. Everything else is long gone: the Micronauts, the Star Wars figures, the TOS Star Trek figures (with the light blue phasers!), the gigantic-ass GI Joes with the beards that were a foot tall.

The Eagle Lander is sitting on a shelf in my closet at my parents' house, completely intact and quietly laughing at having outlasted all the other toys!


If you're ever strapped for cash, those things sell for a couple hundred dollars now.
 
2009-09-13 11:53:55 AM  
And of course, for you really old Farkers:


Stand by for ACTION! (new window)

Thunderbirds Are Go! (new window)


Gerry Anderson was the farking MAN!
 
2009-09-13 11:54:48 AM  

microdome: This and "UFO" were my favorite shows around that time.


I've still got my UFO lunchbox.
 
2009-09-13 11:56:23 AM  
For the record, I've never heard of this ... TV Show? It looks extremely lame. And I'm in my late 20s. You people are old.
 
2009-09-13 12:00:40 PM  
members.cox.net

/obvious
 
2009-09-13 12:01:11 PM  

joshua4: For the record, I've never heard of this ... TV Show? It looks extremely lame. And I'm in my late 20s. You people are old.


Yes we are very very old. Most of my buds ask what you were doing the day Kennedy was shot? I ask this. What were you doing the day Lincoln was shot?
 
2009-09-13 12:09:58 PM  
I remember before this show premiered, Landau and Bain did a one hour preview show of the series where they went on and on about how awesome the show was going to be."This is the greatest event in the history of mankind" sort of thing that made me not watch a single episode.
 
2009-09-13 12:09:59 PM  
Amen, we're old.
I don't remember much about the show (maybe it was on too late down under), but I DO remember a friend having the modules, like Kona's, and being MASSIVELY ENVIOUS! So, I built some outa lego. Looked pretty cool to my mind.

What a brilliant realisation, farkers. Gratz!!
 
2009-09-13 12:10:55 PM  
I don't get it.
 
2009-09-13 12:11:33 PM  

jafiwam: Superjew: I shot myself in the eye with the little torpedo from an Eagle Lander toy in 1975. But I didn't report it, so it wasn't me who made them affix the torpedos to the spacecraft permanently.

That was some other jerk.

/loser

Eagle Lander toys didn't shoot anything that I remember.

It was the way-cool Battlestar Galactica toys that shot stuff. The story I got was the Raptor fighter had the trigger on the nose, and the projectile in the nose too, and some kid shot it down his throat and choked on it. Later toys, the projectile just came out a bit and that was it, permanently attached.


I actually had a Colonial Viper and Cylon Raider that could shoot, and when the recall was announced my parents took away the torpedoes and mailed away for the free replacements which could be inserted but wouldn't come back out and would only pop into a protruding position when you fired. I remember it pretty well because my brother and I must have been about 10 and 8 at that point I don't think we were going to choke so they must have thought we'd put an eye out or something. Still a little pissed.
 
2009-09-13 12:12:02 PM  

kona: FTW


Looks like the Precursor ship from SCII....

what a great great great game.
 
2009-09-13 12:13:35 PM  

BrandonSi: /obvious


That's what I came here for. Leaving satisfied now.
 
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