Year 2 - Episode 16
|Writer||Pip & Jane Baker|
|Guest Stars||Lynne Frederick,
|Belgium (Flemish)||Een westie van Evenwicht|
|Spain||Una cuestión de equlibrio||A question of balance|
|France/Canada||Une question d'équilibre||A Matter Of Balance|
|Germany||Die andese Seite||The Other Side|
|Japan||Intruder from the Anti-World|
|Portugal||Uma Questão de Equilíbrio||A Matter of Balance|
While exploring an apparently lifeless planet a member of Alpha's crew comes under the influence of an "anti-matter" being and suddenly all Alphans are in danger of having their futures swapped for the past...! ITC summary
I'm not going out on a limb for this show because I'm not in accord with what you're doing as a result...etc
I don't think I even want to do the promos - I don't want to push the show anymore as I have in the past. It's not my idea of what the show should be. It's embarrassing to me if I am not the star of it and in the way I feel it should be. This year should be more important to it not less important to it....I might as well work less hard in all of them
|Commander John Koenig||Martin Landau|
|Doctor Helena Russell||Barbara Bain|
|Tony Verdeschi||Tony Anholt|
|Shermeen Williams||Lynne Frederick|
|Bill Fraser||John Hug|
|Chris Potter||Brian Osborne|
|Eddie Collins||Nicholas Campbell|
|Command Center Operative (Peter Reeves)||Robert Reeves|
|Male & Female Whispers||Olive Greg|
Int. Command Centre
Int. Shermeen's Quarters
Int. Tony's Quarters
Int. Alpha Corridor
Int. Travel Tube
Int. Eagle Pilot Section
Int. Eagle Passenger Section
Int. Equipment Room (revamp travel tube reception) with attached Nuclear Generator Room (revamp travel tube)
Ext. Planet Surface (location)
Ext. Planet Surface- Temple Clearing (location)
Int. Temple (studio)
Sunim is represented by a blue monochrome version of an Apollo 11 photograph of Earth. It was taken on 16th July 1969, about 10,000 nautical miles from Earth, and shows portions of North and Central America under swirling clouds. The picture is also used as Planet D in Brian The Brain. Thanks to Marcus Lindroos.
The stun ray is called "an electrical beam". Lasers are not electrical beams. However, stun guns being developed in 1999 used a laser to ionise a path through the air, then discharged electricity along the path to disable the victim. This technology closely matches the capabilities of the Alphan stun gun.
How does an illusion reflect the stun beams?
We see a mobile nuclear generator. The mobile nuclear generator is also seen in The Lambda Factor and the Pigs In Space segments of The Muppet Show!
A propogatoscope, with the unusual accessory of a proton bombarder. The propogatoscope also appears in Weapons Section in The Beta Cloud. Actually it's a Krokus color SL photographic enlarger, with plumbing pipes in the lower section.
Eagle 1 (Koenig); 2 (Shermeen)
Fox, spider monkey, Shermeen
Vindrus from Sunim; humanoid. Thaed, bipedal semi-intelligent animal, presumably from Sunim.
Maya uses the Eagle remote control to operate the Big Screen video shots.
When we first see Vindrus in Shermeen's room, the first few frames show the clapperboard bottom right. Note this is not visible in the A&E DVD version (which crops the shot to make it much tighter), but it is on the Carlton and TF1 versions. It was cut from the Network Blu-ray version.
A shot of Vindrus in Hyrdoponics actually shows him in Shermeen's room. Notice the shadow of the crew member's head still visible bottom right.
When the Thaed first emerges before Shermeen, the microphone dips into the top of frame several times. Thanks to Hilton Fitzsimmons. It is cropped out of the Network Blu-ray version.
Contents copyright Martin Willey