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The Catacombs were created on 17th March 1998, and were opened on the web on 20th April 1998. On 8th August 1999, the Catacombs moved from the old Geocities site to Space1999.Net.

Some of the material that originally appeared on the site has been removed to create a book about the series, titled The Space: 1999 Companion. Carlton (later Granada, now ITV Studios Global Entertainment) have granted Powys Media a license to publish the book.

Minimum Requirements

Very old browsers, including Netscape 4, may not render pages properly. All known smart-phones and tablets should be fine.

Javascript and style sheets are used extensively, but this is not a multimedia site and there is no audio or animations. Almost every page validates to the W3C HTML 4.01 Transitional standard, XHTML 1.0 or HTML 5. CSS is used extensively, and responsive design is used, but there are still some table-based layouts.

The image-popup effect is created using Highslide JS. Highslide is free for noncommercial sites, but requires a license for commercial sites.

There are about 4000 pages in this version of the site. There are over 30,000 pictures, but the site is designed so it can be viewed in text-only mode.

Thanks to the following people who have helped with this site:
Paulo Jorge Morgado, who has provided much information, advice, pictures and the Portuguese pages
Remco Admiraal, Kai Baer, Roberto Baldassari, Chantal Battiston, Andre Beauchamp, Richard Bendell, David Bobzien, Brian Boskind, Johnny Byrne, Ryan Case, Kyle Clark, Ros Connors, James C., Martin Daoust, John Day, Marylou Draps, Mathew Dunne, Pierre Fageolle, Angelo Finamore, Hilton Fitzsimmons, Andrew Frampton, Dennis Gonzales, Andrea Gualco, Stefano Guizzardi, Keld R. Hansen, Brian Johnson, Robert Korzeniewski, Marcy, Shaqui Le Vesconte, Marcus Lindroos, Jenny Lobb, Tim Mallett, Wilson Maffetano, Marc Martin, David McLaughlin, Gordon Moriguchi, Valérie Neveu, Petter Ogland, Leonidas Papadopoulos, Mark Passmore, David Penn, James Poll, Mike Prendergast, Rob Pritchard, Steven Reder, Simon Rhodes. Robert Ruiz, Wes Sargent, Jerry Scott, Mark Shaw, Darrell Simmonds, Otto Solin, Erwin Stank, Raja Thiagarajan, Steven van der Merwe, David Welle, James Winch, Patrick Zimmerman, Angelo Zumbo.

The Catacombs created by Martin Willey