- Space: 1999
A retro-reintroduction to science fiction’s lost gothic space odyssey!
September 13th: 1999— when an atomic accident causes the moon to be blown out of orbit and hurled into the unknown, the survivors of the lunar base stationed there launch towards their destiny— and adventures— across the stars!
Created by Gerry Anderson in the 1970s, the classic science fiction television series SPACE:1999 dared to explore the metaphysical aspects of both exploration and survival in the great unknowns of outer space and the human mind.
In an alternate universe where JFK was never assassinated, mankind has already suffered through World War III, unified into a single world government, and built a base on the moon by the year 1999!
September 13th: 1999– An atomic accident causes the moon to be blown out of orbit and hurled into the unknown, the survivors of the lunar base stationed there launched towards their destiny across the stars. But what of the cataclysm and wanton destruction caused to the Earth in its wake?
This groundbreaking retro-reintroduction to the sci-fi hit series from the early 1970s begins with AFTERSHOCK, which follows nine lives who are forever changed by the carnage left in the moon’s wake. Told from the point of view of those left behind on a ravaged Earth, AFTERSHOCK explores the scientific, environmental, and social political repercussions of a world left with no moon.
The story continues in AWE, which adapts the pilot episode of SPACE: 1999 “Breakaway”, as seen through the personal logs of Commander John Koenig and Professor Victor Bergman on Moonbase Alpha— expanded to include both new and unfilmed material, and utilizing the remastered art of comics legend Gray Morrow as a basis for this revolutionary retelling of a sci-fi classic.
Based on the events portrayed in the SPACE:1999 pilot episode “BREAKAWAY” by Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson, George Bellak, and Christopher Penfold.
The sci-fi classic series continues!
Set in the continuity of the original series, Classic Space: 1999 – To Everything That Was fills in the gap between the first and second seasons of the gothic science fiction television series Space: 1999, offering an exciting narrative of events that occurred “behind the scenes.” This collection is a celebration of the Space: 1999 comics of yesteryear, reprinting the best of the Charlton Comics series, the British Look-In issues and Annuals, with remastered and unpublished works by comic book legends such as Gray Morrow (Man-Thing, Tarzan, Buck Rogers), John Byrne(X-men, Fantastic Four), Joe Staton (Green Lantern, Superboy), and more.
A labor of love, Classic Space: 1999 – To Everything That Was utilizes over a dozen rare Space: 1999 painted artworks as chapter breaks, and is adorned by a previously unpublished Gray Morrow Space: 1999 cover painting, originally intended for the next issue of the 1977 cancelled Charlton comic series run and only seen print in the late ’70s as a puzzle, now beautifully restored!
“SPACE: 1999” is © and ® 2014 ITV Global Entertainment. “SPACE: 1999 – AFTERSHOCK AND AWE” and “CLASSIC SPACE 1999: TO EVERYTHING THAT WAS” are produced by BLAM! Ventures, LLC and published by Archaia Entertainment/BOOM! Studios 2012-2013. The original SPACE:1999 is a Gerry Anderson Production. All story, concept, designs, characters, settings, art and graphic elements © ITV Global Entertainment 2014. All rights reserved.