In This Time of Mourning

In this sensitive time, as people commemorate the 8th anniversary of 9/11, let us not forget an even greater tragedy, one that befell the whole world 10 years ago this Sunday, September 13, 1999.

Who can forget where they were the day the Moon, due to an explosion in one of the nuclear waste disposal areas, was blasted out of orbit, cursed to wander forever in space. Whatever became of the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha?

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What was the ultimate fate of Commander John Koenig, Dr. Helena Russell, technician Sandra Benes and Astronaut Alan Carter? Was the mystery ever solved of the mysterious disappearances of Professor Victor Bergman, second-in-command Paul Morrow or technician David Kano? It was as if they were there one moment, then, like the change of the seasons, they were gone. Personally, I miss Tania, the hot German chick who also vanished inexplicably…

Tanya_AlexanderHot, German and bearing coffee. What more does a man need?

Moonbase Alpha brought us many important things in the nearly sci-fi free days of the 1970’s, such as:

blog_Space-1999Science!

Space-1999-science-fiction-4310901-1024-768Exploration!

1999babesSpace babes in futuristic bikinis!

Yes, let us not forget the brave men and women who forged on despite their isolation, despite their hardships, despite low ratings. Their spirit lives on in all of us, at least those of us who wasted their childhoods in front of a TV set.

Godspeed, Moonbase Alpha!

Season 1 intro:

Season 2 intro:

Special Update!

This message just received from the farthest reaches of space!

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