Space: 1999 (1975) – Collision Course, and War Games

Moonbase Alpha continues it’s journey across the stars in this week’s pair of episodes! Up first is Collision Course, written by Anthony Terpiloff, this episode first debuted on 18 September, 1975. Alan (Nick Tate) is leading a flight of Eagles in front of Alpha to blow up an asteroid that is on a collision course…

Space: 1999 (1975) – Breakaway, and Force of Life

After Star Trek, but before Star Wars, Gerry Anderson, who was responsible for such series as UFO, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Fireball XL5 took viewers around the world on an exploration of space, all on our planet’s own moon – which was jolted out of orbit by a nuclear explosion! Playing a little more cerebral…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Planet of Evil

  This week’s tale, Planet of Evil, sees the Doctor (Baker) and Sarah-Jane (Elisabeth Sladen)¬†responding to a distress call from the planet Zeta Minor, giving their original destination of London a complete miss.¬†Written by Louis Marks, this serial aired from 27 September to 18 October, 1975. Arriving on the planet, they find that a geological…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Terror of the Zygons

  The 13th season of Doctor Who, and Baker’s second, starts off this week with this four part story that was written by Robert Banks Stewart and ran from 30 August to 20 September, 1975. It’s a bit of a mixed bag, but overall pretty enjoyable, though doesn’t have as many fun lines or moments…

The Rockford Files (1975) – Gearjammers Part I & II

This two-parter, written by Don Carlos Dunaway from a story by Cannell, originally aired 26 September, and 3 October, 1975, and sees Rocky (Noah Beery Jr.) in some serious trouble. The phone gag features someone calling to talk to Jim about the state of the car he borrowed, yes he kept the battery charged up,…