The Catacombs The Continuity Guide
Moonbase Guide
by Martin Willey

Command Office

The Testament Of Arkadia

Koenig's desk sits behind the big doors to Main Mission. Inside the office is a sunken area used for meetings.

Situated behind Main Mission, this room is both Koenig's personal office and a meetings room used for informal and formal conferences with senior command staff. Besides the access to Main Mission (through the "Big Doors", as they are called in the script), there are two side doors to corridors.

Breakaway

The Big Doors between the Command Office and Main Mission. When opening them partially, only the left hand panel slides open. When they open fully they split in the centre.

Breakaway

The view to Main Mission.

Standard decoration

Black Sun

The staff around a Mezzatessera round table. The object overhanging them from the right is a Lucciola floor lamp.

Black Sun

The Command Office in the eerie light of the black sun. Furnishings include an Earth globe, two Throwaway sofas, the Toga chairs, Giano Vano Ruote telephone tables and a Mezzatessera round table.

End Of Eternity

The Command Office. Note the Communications Post and Selene chair

Breakaway

There is a collection of rocks on the glass shelves between the side doors, and various containers in the wall shelves. The chair, often seen to the side of Command Office, is a Vicario design, wider than the standard Gaudi seats.

The Testament Of Arkadia

Alongside Koenig's desk is a large Earth globe.

The Testament Of Arkadia

The sunken floor of the office. Windows look out over Alpha buildings.

Black Sun

A view of the Command Desk in front of the Main Mission doors. A Toga chair is in the foreground. When the Big Doors are open, the Command Desk may be moved forward, sometimes well into Main Mission (see early scenes in The Last Sunset)

Windows

Black Sun

A close up of the windows. Moonbase buildings are seen below, with the lunar hills beyond. Characters frequently peered out into the darkness of space.

Conference Table

Earthbound

The alternative configuration of the room featured a large conference table. It must be broken into parts to be removed and replaced by the Mezzatessera table. The chairs are Selene.

Voyager's Return

The conference table with the two doors visible beyond.

Wall screen and communications post

Earthbound

Another view towards the far wall, showing the communications post, with the "C" designation.

Guardian Of Piri

Another Command Conference; this view shows the communications post and the rarely used wall screen.

Breakaway

This wall screen almost always shows a test card design, but is used occasionally as here in Breakaway (other episodes include in Another Time, Another Place).

Guardian Of Piri

The normal wall screen display.

Command Desk

Breakaway

Note the crystals and gyroscope on Koenig's desk. This and the two white Kartell ash trays are the only decoration. Koenig sits on a Domani chair.

Another Time, Another Place

In Another Time, Another Place the screen is used again.

Alpha Child

Command Desk screen with a screen-saver (looks remarkably like the Microsoft Windows 98 "Mystify" screen saver).

Alpha Child

Another screen-saver. This is the only desk screen in Main Mission.

Alpha Child

Command Desk keys, in front of the screen.

Alpha Child

More Command Desk keys.

Another Time, Another Place

Koenig at work. The keyboard extension he is working on first appears in Another Time, Another Place

Matter Of Life And Death

The side facing the Command Office is mainly used for paperwork.

Black Sun

A view from the Command Desk to the Earth globe and windows. The long white boxes on the desk are a Pio Manzu Kartell ash tray (orange versions appear in Command Center in Year 2).

Earth globe

Another Time, Another Place

View up to the globe, desk and doors.

Another Time, Another Place

The globe shows some interesting coastlines: Sweden is submerged in an enlarged Baltic Sea, but Finland and the Gulf of Finland is correct. In Africa, Cameroon is drowned by a large delta from the Bight of Biafra to Lake Chad. Small islands such as the Balearics, Crete, Cyprus and Socotra (off the horn of Africa in the Arabian Sea) are present and correct.

Another Time, Another Place

The Americas and Caribbean islands seem accurate. The Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake in the North West Territories of Canada are visible. There are two lakes in the south west US, one of which must be the Great Salt Lake in Utah and the other may be Utah Lake (a little larger and more distant from the Great Salt Lake than in reality). Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, South America, is also clearly shown. Oddly the largest American lakes, the Great Lakes on the Canada United States border, are missing.

Ring Around The Moon

India, Thailand, Indonesia, China and Japan all seem fairly accurate.

Ring Around The Moon

North Vietnam is missing, as well as the southern peninsula of Thailand that connects to Malaysia. The southern hemisphere, including Australia, South America and South Africa, is permanently hidden by the globe's mounting.

Matter Of Life And Death

In Matter Of Life And Death, there seem to metal tubes on the shelves behind the globe.

Revamps

Matter Of Life And Death

During the interrogation scene in Matter Of Life And Death, the Command Office is redressed slightly, with red lighting. The script does specify the Command Office location, but it's possible the redress was meant to suggest another location. The Earth globe and Command Desk are both gone, as are the tubes on the shelves.

The Command Office was revamped into several sets:


Copyright Martin Willey. Thanks to Patrick Zimmerman.