Year 1 - Episode 17
|Screenplay by||Christopher Penfold|
|Directed by||Charles Crichton|
|Guest Artist||Isla Blair|
|Guest Star||Anthony Valentine|
|Belgium (Flemish)||Krijgertje spele|
|Spain||Juegos de guerra||War games|
|France/Canada||Ruses de guerre||War Stratagems|
|Germany||Angriff aus dem Weltall||Attack From Space|
|Italy||Mondo proibito||Forbidden World|
|Japan||Big Battle with Space Fleets|
|Portugal||Jogos Guerreiros||Warring Games|
Moonbase Alpha finds itself at war with an unnamed planet. The outcome is disastrous. Everything is wrecked. But can there be a future for the survivors on the aggressor planet?
|Commander John Koenig||Martin Landau|
|Doctor Helena Russell||Barbara Bain|
|Professor Victor Bergman||Barry Morse|
|Male Alien||Anthony Valentine|
|Female Alien||Isla Blair|
|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||Binu Balini|
|Main Mission Operative||Raymond Harris|
|Main Mission Operative||Andy Dempsey|
|Main Mission Operative||Maggie Wright|
|Main Mission Pilot||Uffe Neumann|
|Copilot Pete Johnson||James Fagan|
|Injured Alphan||John Clifford|
|Alphan (sucked into space)||Paul Weston|
|Alphan (sucked into space)||Colin Skeaping|
|Security Guard in corridor||Roy Everson|
Reused shot from Alpha Child
A real nuclear explosion: historic film from of the Baker test, 24 July 1946.
0 fatalities (128 dead in the alternative timeline plus Koenig and Carter).
Eagle 1 (Alan: internal number is 9); 2 (in flight 1); 6 (Koenig, unarmed); others. In the end none are destroyed.
Unnamed planet. Note that one shot shows two suns in the sky.
Unnamed aliens (male and female). Humanoid with large heads.
In an episode notable for the volume and quality of the effects, a few flaws are seen, including cut out Eagles and visible wires.
My wife, Isla Blair, did one where she had a most extraordinary makeup that was ridiculous. She and Anthony Valentine both had these appliances on. They couldn't look at themselves without laughing, which is why they did all of their scenes facing away from each other. That's the glamour of the theatre for you!
Due to the strong visual appeal of this episode, it was heavily marketed.
Contents copyright Martin Willey