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Force of Life

Guardian of Piri Year 1 - Episode 9 Alpha Child

Screenplay by Johnny Byrne
Directed by David Tomblin
Guest Artist Gay Hamilton
Guest Star Ian McShane
Belgium (Flemish) Levenskracht
Denmark Livskraft
France/Canada Puissance de vie Force Of Life
Germany Das blaue Licht The Blue Light
Italy Forza vitale Life Force
Japan True Colour of the Space Freezing Man
Netherlands Levenskracht
Portugal A Força Vital The Vital Force
South Africa'n Vreemde Lewenskrag A Strange Being
Spain La fuerza de la vida The force Of life

A terrifying force from Outer Space brings freezing death to Alpha personnel. One man has been chosen as the instrument of destruction. ITC summary


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Int. Main Mission
Int. Command Office
Int. Nuclear Generating Area
Int. Zoref's Quarters
Int. Medical Centre
Int. Solarium
Int Technical (clip from Breakaway)
Int. Alpha Corridor

The Nuclear Generating Area set is seen again in Alpha Child.


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Library tracks:

Roger Roger was born 1911, and died 1995. The French composer produced a large range of library music used in film and television. He was a pioneer of electronic music, using the Moog synthesizers that first appeared in the late 1960s. He used many different aliases, including Cecil Leuter. "Videotronics no.3" is also used in End Of Eternity. Another track by Roger appears in The Infernal Machine.

Georges Teperino was born 1912, and died 1994. The French musician was another pioneer in electronic music. He usually recorded under the name Nino Nardini.


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Alpha Personnel:

4 fatalities, Anton Zoref, Hilary Preston, Mark Dominix, guard.

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Alpha Technology:

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The life force. Not humanoid.


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Some prints of this episode (such as the US laserdiscs) show an on-screen microphone top left during the opening shot of Koenig and Bergman. On the DVDs (all versions), the frame is zoomed in so the microphone is not seen. Thanks to James Poll.


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