The Catacombs Episode Guide

Earthbound

Ring Around the Moon Year 1 - Episode 5 Another Time, Another Place

Screenplay by Anthony Terpiloff
Directed by Charles Crichton
Guest Artist Roy Dotrice
Special Guest Star Christopher Lee
Denmark Retur til Jorden? Return to Earth?
France/Canada Direction Terre Direction: Earth
Germany Captain Zantor Captain Zantor
Italy Destinazione obbligata: Terra Obligatory Destination: Earth
Japan No Return to the Earth!
Netherlands Aan de aarde gebonden Bound to the Earth
Portugal Rumo à Terra Course To Earth
South Africa Bestemming, Die Arde Destination Earth
Spain Rumbo a la Tierra En route to Earth
Sweden I Riktning mot Jorden At course for Earth

Representatives from a dying planet land on the moon. Their spacecraft has been programmed to take them to Earth. Is this an opportunity for key Moonbase personnel to return to Earth? Commander Koenig is faced with unexpected drama.

Background

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Sets

Int. Main Mission
Int. Command Office
Int. Nuclear Power Station (revamp Command Office)
Int. Medical
Int. Alpha Corridor
Int. Travel Tube
Int. Eagle Pilot Section
Int. Eagle Passenger Section & Vacuum Chamber

Int. Kaldorian ship

Main Mission is in the new layout with no steps to the viewports and more widely spaced desks (the early layout is in Breakaway to Ring Around The Moon). Kano's desk will not appear until Missing Link.

The Main Power Unit set (a revamp of the Command Office) previously appeared in Black Sun.

SFX

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Music

There is no new music for this episode.

Science

Continuity

Chronology:

Alpha Personnel:

1 left Alpha: Simmonds (presumably deceased).

Alpha Technology:

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Eagles:

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Eagle 1 (Alan, Rescue); 2 (Rescue). The first appearance of the red striped pods. There is a rare view of the docking tube, which uniquely has a corrugated seal. A winch pod is seen in the Eagle hangar.

Planets:

None. We learn about the dying planet Kaldor.

Aliens:

Kaldorians

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Props:

Footage:

Errors

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As Zantor lies down in the casket at the end of the episode, his wig falls off revealing dark hair beneath.

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When Simmonds is battering his casket, at the end of the shot we briefly see beyond two aliens- one turns his head round, the other sits up. The director had probably called "cut" but the editor decided to use slightly more of the shot.

Observations

Merchandise:

As the first episode featuring an alien spaceship, the Kaldorian ship was widely used in merchandising. Christopher Lee's Zantor was also popular.

Links

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Contents copyright Martin Willey