Year 1 - Episode 7
|Screenplay by||Edward Di Lorenzo|
|Directed by||Ray Austin|
|Guest Artist||Joanna Dunham|
|Special Guest Star||Peter Cushing|
|Belgium (Flemish)||De Schakel|
|France/Canada||Le maillon||The Link|
|Germany||Koenig: 2||Koenig: 2|
|Italy||Gli amanti dello spazio||The Space Lovers|
|Japan||Human Experimentation in the Space Zoo|
|Portugal||O Elo Necessário||The Necessary Link|
|Spain||Eslabón perdido||Missing Link|
|South Africa||Die Vermiste Skakel||The Lost Connection|
Commander Koenig finds himself in another world and another time. It is a world of light and beauty. He has to choose between life back again among his companions on the moon and the love of a beautiful girl. Love is the only weapon he can use... ITC summary
I said, 'Listen Ray, how far is this mist coming up?' and he said 'To Martin's chin' and you know how little I am and so I said, 'well if it's coming up to Martin's chin, I can throw me lines in, I needn't appear... all Martin has to do is hold a black mop for the top of my head' There was this great trestle table suspended six feet off the ground and I said, 'Hey, I'm not that short...!'. But the effect they wanted was to make it look as if we were floating in the air and it was a marvellous effect.
|Commander John Koenig||Martin Landau|
|Doctor Helena Russell||Barbara Bain|
|Professor Victor Bergman||Barry Morse|
|Paul Morrow||Prentis Hancock|
|Alan Carter||Nick Tate|
|Sandra Benes||Zienia Merton|
|David Kano||Clifton Jones|
|Doctor Bob Mathias||Anton Phillips|
|Tanya Aleksandr||Suzanne Roquette|
|Operative June||June Bolton|
|Main Mission Operative||Robert Phillips|
|Main Mission Operative||Alan Harris|
|Main Mission Operative||Christine Donna|
|Main Mission Operative||Andy Dempsey|
|Security Guard (Tony Allan)||Tony Allyn|
Int. Main Mission
Int. Command Office
Int. Diagnostic/ corridor (revamp Command Office)
Int. Koenig's Quarters (Zenno)
Int. Alpha Corridor
Int. Travel Tube
Int. Eagle Pilot Section
Int. Eagle Passenger Section
Int. Airlock West
Ext. Moon Surface
Int. Zenno Void
The Zenno matte painting (by Ray Caple) appears in full only in the This Episode clips, with what looks like a small Eagle flying over
Vana's theme is an unused Barry Gray track intended to be the Moonbase Alpha theme. The script specifies the love theme from Tristan and Isolde, although this was not used. Otto Solin points out: "It would not be a bad idea to use this music here since they speak of being united as one in a world without fear (
"...ewig einig, ...ohn' Erbangen").".
Zennites. Humanoid and perhaps related to Earth humans.
In the Zenno/dream Diagnostic Unit, Koenig's nameplate reads "KEONIG". On Alpha his name is spelled correctly so this may be a deliberate error. (Note also Koenig does a 100 mile walk from the crash site to Alpha- in a line cut from the script, Raan asks "You don't seriously think you walked a hundred miles in ten minutes?").
The real Moonbase- spelled correctly.
Long shot in the Zennite Moonbase- also spelled correctly.
Koenig's POV from the last shot- the misspelling.
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