Year 1 - Episode 14
|Screenplay by||Anthony Terpiloff
|Directed by||Charles Crichton|
|Guest Artist||John Shrapnel|
|Guest Star||Brian Blessed|
|Belgium (Flemish)||Ultima Thule||Ultima Thule|
|France/Canada||Un autre royaume de la mort||Another realm of death|
|Italy||Il Pianeta di Ghiaccio||The Planet Of Ice|
|Japan||Mystery of Everlasting Life|
|Portugal||O Outro Domínio da Morte||Death's Other Domain|
|South Africa||Die Dood Se Ander Ryk||Death Will Reach Others|
|Spain||El otro dominio de la muerte||The other domain of death|
Commander Koenig and his colleagues speed through space and time into a chilling world of ice - and meet former inhabitants of earth. ITC summary
|Commander John Koenig||Martin Landau|
|Doctor Helena Russell||Barbara Bain|
|Professor Victor Bergman||Barry Morse|
|Jack Tanner||John Shrapnel|
|Dr. Cabot Rowland||Brian Blessed|
|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 (Kate)||Sarah Bullen|
|Main Mission Operative (Julie)||Annie Lambert|
|Main Mission Operative||Robert Phillips|
|Main Mission Operative||Andy Dempsey|
|Main Mission Operative (Lee Oswald)||Loftus Burton|
|Thulian Girl||Valerie Leon|
(including Stan, Will, Joe)
|7 Revered Ones||Ellen Sheean
I built the set out of rubbish, literally. I went around the lot at Pinewood, collecting all sorts of bits and pieces. We compiled these shapes, and then we covered them with foam, to lose all the roughness and give it nice icy shapes. They used formaldehyde to create the snow, but it did leave an odour. It was a 'bleach' smell or something like it, and it made your nostrils tingle.
The set was huge, it covered the whole stage. We were due to shoot on it on the Monday and we were dressing it over the weekend. The set was finished with all the snow on it and when Gerry brought Martin and Barbara in to show them, it made their eyes water, This immediately caused a panic: 'We're shooting on this on Monday. What are we gong to do?" It was ridiculous, because once you got used to it, you couldn't smell it any more and it wasn't harmful to you in any way. There were men working on the set, sitting there eating prawn sandwiches in their break, saying, 'What smell?" They had scientists and all sorts of people doing tests, and of course at the end of the day they all said it was unpleasant but totally harmless. Nobody expected such an overreaction, but it did cause quite a stir.
A special vacuum pump was installed to clear the air after every shot, but it was still asphyxiating. The public health inspector was called and determined the fumes were uncongenial but safe. Landau and Bain were still worried, so Gerry Anderson called in an eminent Harley Street doctor. He sniffed and said it was alright. He then enjoyed a drink with Gerry, but by the time he met the Landaus he was the worse for wear. Unimpressed, the Landaus got their own expert to say the doctor's level was unacceptable. It took much persuasion to complete the episode. Meanwhile one day a group of riggers were found in the middle of the set eating their prawn sandwiches. "What smell?" they asked.
It is still 1999 for the Alphans. 1985 is 14 years ago
Eagle 1 (landing party)
Footage of the Ultima Thule surface is seen in One Moment Of Humanity
Alan in the command module brings up a shot of the half buried Eagle. How did the camera get over the Eagle?
When they notice Alan is missing, Koenig turns abruptly, hitting Bergman across the face with his pack. (thanks to Brian Boskind)
"Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And smile, smile, smile.
While you've a Lucifer to light your fag,
Smile boys, that's the style."
Contents copyright Martin Willey