The Catacombs Space Warp Episode Guide
Hangar sequence

Breakaway

The Eagle crash sequence in Space Warp gives a good look at the Moonbase Eagle hangars. The Eagle carrying cradle (seen in this shot from Breakaway) is used extensively in this sequence. There must be a complex network of overhead rails on which the cradles run. How does the rail travel through the opening door seen in this sequence, or the curtain plates that hang from the ceiling? The rail moves sideways on to the spine of the Eagle, then carries it forwards. An unused portion of this sequence in Seance Spectre shows it also moving sideways (to position it between the two Eagles). The cradle conveniently disappears when the Eagle launches- and there is no sign of a rail above either.

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The Observation room is a different room to the one we saw in Breakaway. Note the Main Mission stairs visible through the window in the Space Warp scene. Evidently the Eagle hangars are pressurised, as crew do not need spacesuits (and fires burn fiercely!).

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The initial shot of Eagle 4 on the launch pad. This is a library shot of the 22 inch Eagle.

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Another library shot of the 22 inch Eagle.

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Two more library shots, this time of the first 44 inch Eagle (now facing the opposite direction- the boarding tube was on the port-side, now it is starboard).

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The Eagle reaches the bottom of the lift shaft. This is now the third 44 inch Eagle (and will remain so for the rest of the sequence). The platform is much smaller than the large cross-shaped surface. The platform was first seen as an alien structure in The AB Chrysalis, but has been repainted. Note on the left wall are 2 small Apollo lunar landers, from the Airfix Saturn V model.

The Seance Spectre

The platform at the bottom of the launch pad shaft is much smaller than the surface pad; presumably the Eagle has already been shifted onto the smaller platform when it entered the pressurised area of the hangar. The smaller platform is seen more clearly in this shot from The Seance Spectre. It was previously seen as the alien elevator in A B Chrysalis.

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We see a POV shot of the doors to the hangar rising. The rising door is identical to the door over the base of the lift-shaft, but this is not reverse side of the same door (the door in front of the lift-shaft is static).
Inside the hangar we see on the left a moonbuggy and the second and first 44 inch Eagles. On the right is one of the laser tanks from The Infernal Machine

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The lift shaft again, as a crane structure moves laterally over the spine of the Eagle.

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Another POV view of the hangar, between the first 44 inch Eagle, left, and the second 44 inch Eagle, right. Just visible here, the feet are facing the backwards. The torque links (the triangular hinges between the upper and lower parts of the oleo strut) is pointing to the front of the ship, not the back.

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The Eagle is now carried inside the hangar, carried by the crane holding the spine. Presumably there are ceiling rails used for transporting ships. But how does the rail go through the hangar door we saw opening earlier?

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Between the first POV shot, and when the Eagle has entered the hangar, there have been some changes.

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This scene from The Seance Spectre was obviously shot for Space Warp. Note on the right are the side boosters from New Adam New Eve (without the nozzles). A detached booster pod is on the opposite wall.

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The third 44 inch Eagle moves into a bay between the first and second 44 inch models. There are two side boosters from New Adam New Eve besides the first 44 inch Eagle, without their nozzles. The Eagle's torque links show the feet are facing the wrong way.
Against the far wall, we can see the brown and red cylinders we saw in the shot through the hangar doors. There are two engine bells, and a moonbuggy.
There are some differences between the POV shot and the wide shot.

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The Eagle launches. This is now the second 44 inch Eagle (the third 44 inch model is on the right, the first is on the left). The New Adam New Eve side boosters have disappeared, as has the structure over the Eagle engines on the right.
This lower angle shows no evidence of the ceiling crane that just put down the Eagle, and the vertical baffles across the ceiling would block any railing.

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The Eagle rises. This this the third 44 inch model again, with the second 44 inch Eagle in front and the first beyond. The previous POV shots as we entered the bay showed we were close to the wall, but if there is a wall on the right it has moved several metres. In the previous shots, the ceiling baffles were at right angles to the Eagle bay, but here they have shifted 90 degrees.

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The Eagle moves backwards in a shower of sparks (hitting an unseen ceiling, perhaps the mythical overhead railings). A laser tank has appeared, which wasn't in any of the other shots as the Eagle moved into the bay.

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The Eagle starts to roll over. The two other Eagles are beyond, one with scaffolding over the engines, but these must represent different Eagles to the ones in the bay.

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The Eagle rolls over onto its back. The engines roll over the command module of the first 44 inch Eagle, whose front leg pod is missing the usual details (a stunt model?). We see the other Eagle's engines. The top engine has broken and hangs down on the other three- hence, apparently, the scaffolding over them.

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The Eagle slides across the hangar floor. The spine boosters from The Metamorph are visible left, alongside a silver ball that's often seen among the exterior buildings of Moonbase Alpha. The building in the foreground right is the docking tower of spacestation Delta from Into Infinity (the clear tube is the travel tube).

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The Eagle slides across the hangar floor.

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Eagle 2 now has the scaffolding over the engines, while Eagle 1 has the striped pod (uniquely in Year 2). The burning Eagle 3 slides into the two, causing more explosions.

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Contents copyright Martin Willey