The Catacombs The Continuity Guide
Eagle Guide
by Martin Willey

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Space Warp

Many shots of Eagles were repeated in other episodes. Unfortunately, this often upset continuity, as Eagles would suddenly face the opposite direction on the launch pad or even change configuration (see the use of the booster pod). The first shot of an Eagle landing in Breakaway showed the Eagle landing with the port side to the docking tube, then had the actors leaving the opposite side. This pattern was repeated in most episodes.

1. Eagles on launch pad being raised to the surface.
1a. 3/4 view of 44inch Eagle 1, a moonbuggy right. Black Sun, Ring Around The Moon, Another Time, Another Place, Voyager's Return (reversed), War Games, The Full Circle, The Infernal Machine, Space Brain, The Testament Of Arkadia (x2), The Metamorph, The Mark Of Archanon, Brian The Brain, The Seance Spectre, The Dorcons (x2 plus reversed).
Black Sun
Black Sun
1b. 3/4 view of 44inch Eagle 1, almost identical to 1a but no moonbuggy right Space Warp Space Warp
1c. Side view of 44inch Eagle 1, vertical walls of pad in foreground. Voyager's Return, The Full Circle, The Last Enemy (x3), Dragon's Domain (reversed), The Metamorph, The Rules Of Luton, Brian The Brain, Space Warp, The Dorcons Voyager's Return
2. Eagle launches (landings are identical views).
2a. Side view of 44inch Eagle 1, vertical walls of pad in foreground.

Ring Around The Moon (x2), Another Time, Another Place, Guardian Of Piri, Alpha Child, Voyager's Return, The Last Sunset (land), War Games (x2), The Last Enemy, The Full Circle (x2 & land), Space Brain (x2 & land), The Infernal Machine, Dragon's Domain, The Testament Of Arkadia (x2), The Metamorph, The Exiles, Brian The Brain (x2), The A B Chrysalis, The Mark Of Archanon (x2), Seed Of Destruction (& land), The Taybor (land), The Seance Spectre (x2), The Dorcons

Ring Around The Moon
2b. 3/4 view of 22 inch Eagle, side of docking building left, sloping sides of pad foreground. Identical set-up to 2c below.

Voyager's Return, War Games, The Full Circle, The Infernal Machine, The Metamorph, The Exiles (x2), Brian The Brain (x2), The A B Chrysalis, The Taybor, The Dorcons (& reversed)

Voyager's Return
2c. 3/4 view of 22 inch Eagle, side of docking building right, sloping sides of pad foreground, lunar hills beyond. Matter Of Life And Death (x 2), Ring Around The Moon (x2 & landing), The Infernal Machine, Space Brain (reversed), The Testament Of Arkadia (landing), The A B Chrysalis (reversed), The Bringers Of Wonder part 2
Matter Of Life And Death Ring Around The Moon
Matter Of Life And Death
2d. As 2c, wider view including framework left.

Breakaway (x2), Black Sun (& land), War Games (x2), Space Brain, The Testament Of Arkadia, Catacombs Of The Moon, The Beta Cloud (land), The Rules Of Luton, Space Warp, The Seance Spectre (x2)

Breakaway
2e. As 2d, wider view of 22 inch Eagle and landing pad.

Another Time, Another Place, Voyager's Return

Another Time, Another Place
3. Eagle on launch pad: static & boarding tube extending
3a. 3/4 view of 22 inch Eagle from rear, tube left, lunar hills beyond.

Breakaway, The Last Enemy, The Infernal Machine, The Beta Cloud

Breakaway
3b. High view looking down, showing most of pad. 22 inch Eagle points to top right.

The Full Circle, The Infernal Machine, The Metamorph, The Mark Of Archanon, Space Warp

The Metamorph
3c. High view looking down, 22 inch Eagle pointing to bottom left.

Matter Of Life And Death, Black Sun, A Matter Of Balance

Black Sun
3d. Close up of front of Eagle, tube seen extending beyond. Note forced perspective (44 inch Eagle on 22 inch pad). Matter Of Life And Death (x2), Black Sun, Ring Around The Moon, The Testament Of Arkadia Black Sun
3e. Static shot of 44 inch Eagle 3 foreground (3/4, lit windows), Alpha buildings & dome (from Daria, Mission Of The Darians) in middle distance, & Alpha beyond lunar hills.

Seed Of Destruction, New Adam, New Eve, Space Warp, The Seance Spectre

Space Warp
4. Eagles in flight
4a. Underside view of 22 inch Eagle as flies towards & over camera, centre.

Breakaway, Matter Of Life And Death, Black Sun, The Beta Cloud, Space Warp, The Rules Of Luton, A Matter Of Balance, The Seance Spectre

Matter Of Life And Death
4b. Underside view of 22 inch Eagle as flies from camera, top right to centre left.

Breakaway, Black Sun, The Rules Of Luton (x2), Devil's Planet

Breakaway
4c. Underside view of 22 inch Eagle (no Alpha logo on command module) as flies to camera, centre right to top left, a nebula top right.

Catacombs Of The Moon, Space Warp (x2), The Rules Of Luton, Brian The Brain, The A B Chrysalis (x2), The Beta Cloud, Devil's Planet, The Seance Spectre (x2)

The A B Chrysalis
4d. Side view of 11 or 22 inch Eagle as flies centre right to top left, under a stream of stars.

The A B Chrysalis, Catacombs Of The Moon, Space Warp, The Rules Of Luton, The A B Chrysalis, Devil's Planet

The A B Chrysalis
4e. 44 inch Eagle 1 flies over camera top right, turning to left.

The Last Sunset, War Games (& reversed), The Infernal Machine

The Last Sunset
4f. Small Eagle (11 or 22 inch?) flies from top left to horizon of crescent Moon, centre lit from right. Breakaway, Black Sun, Ring Around The Moon Black Sun
4g. 22 inch Eagle flies from Moon to lower left.

Space Brain (x2), The Testament Of Arkadia (x2), The Rules Of Luton (x2), The Seance Spectre

Space Brain

Copyright Martin Willey