less politically revolutionary than philosophically engaging, Space: 1999 fallen-state still feels like star wars, generally, plays with. In the futuristic world of 1999 (!), humanity is using the Moon as a nuclear waste dump. A chain reaction leads to an explosion that rips Luna from her orbit and into space, along with the crew and visitors from Moonrise Alpha, the control center and monitoring station for the waste facility. As well as the practical problems of survival faced with inner discord, there is also the existential dread that comes with the knowledge that there is never a way to return home. The sentiment here is not particularly revolutionary, but conflicts arise from differing ideas about how to form a new community, and who deserves to lead. The second series “Space is so strange!” The sci-fi storytelling style, but the contemplative first season represents some of the most thoughtful TV in the genre… despite the rather wacky premise.
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