The Catacombs The Continuity Guide
Moonbase Guide
Power and Life Support
by Martin Willey

Nuclear Generating Area

Force Of Life

A corridor sign at the entrance to the section.

Four Nuclear Generating Areas are mentioned in Force Of Life ("Nuclear Generating Areas 1,2,3 and 4"). Nuclear Generating Area 3 is seen in Force Of Life. An identical room, named the "Generating Area", is seen in Alpha Child (this could be either NGA 1,2 or 4).

Another design of nuclear reactor is seen as part of the Life Support Complex in The Exiles (actually it is a smaller complex than NGA3). Variations of the Year 2 Power Room (without the security area) are seen in One Moment Of Humanity and The A B Chrysalis.

The reactor door appears in other areas of Moonbase. The door was a prop from a previous film, and later appeared in the 1979 film A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (thanks to David Cleary)

See also: the Main Power Unit and Life Support.

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The red "Anti-Radiation Doors", prominently labelled "Keep Closed At All Times"

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Interior view from the doors: two waste caps and the reactor door are on the right, banks of computers on the left, and an office directly ahead.

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The reverse view, from the office.

Alpha Child

Another angle, towards the computer banks.

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The Anti Radiation Doors, communications post (designation "P" for power), and a desk (which is identical in design to Kano's desk).

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Overhead view towards the communications post.

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The corner of the hall, showing stacked storage boxes, and an arch leading to an unseen area.

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The first computer bank, with two desks.

Alpha Child

Note this close-up from Alpha Child shows different panels to those seen in Force Of Life

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On one side of the computer bank is a drinks dispenser.

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Between the two banks of computers are filing cabinets.

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The second computer bank and further computers at the far corner.

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The office, with large windows above.

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The office contains an illuminated panel similar to ones seen in the Command Office and Koenig's Living Quarters. An Alphan trolley-mounted display is visible.

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The office is close to the reactor door.

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The short corridor alongside the reactor door has filing cabinets at the end.

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The reactor door is opened using these controls. First the top left red button is pressed, then bottom left, then the top cylinder is pulled out. This process is repeated for the four other cylinders.

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Overhead view with the reactor door open.

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View up to the balcony over the waste caps. Note the cabin above the reactor door, filled with pipes (cooling rod assemblies?)


Copyright Martin Willey