The Catacombs Episode Guide

The Bringers of Wonder Part 1

France/Canada Un message d'espoir 1ère partie A Message Of Hope Part 1
Spain Portadores de ilusiones 1 Carriers of illusion 1
Italy Attenti ai terrestri Beware the Earth People (terrestrials)!
Portugal Os Emissários do Terror I The Emissaries of Terror I
Portugal Os Criadores de Sonhos I The Creators of Dreams I

Everyone on Moonbase is electrified by the arrival of a spaceship from earth. Everyone, that is, except Commander Koenig. Where the others see long-lost friends and relatives, he sees hideous aliens, bent on taking over the Moonbase...

Background

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Sets

Int. Command Centre
Int. Medical Centre
Int. Records Lab & Corridor
Int. Alpha Corridor
Int. Travel Tube
Int. Eagle Pilot Section
Int. Eagle Passenger Section

Int. Pilot Ship
Ext. Moon Surface

SFX

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Publicity shot: Martin Bower Eagle

Music

Science

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Continuity

Chronology:

1912 days after leaving Earth orbit (Tue 7 Dec 2004)

Alpha Personnel:

1 fatality, Clive Kander.

Alpha Technology:

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Eagles:

Eagle 10 (Koenig, crashed)

Maya transformations:

blue Kreno creature, green lizard animal, kendo fighter, beetle.

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Planets:

None

Aliens:

Alien blobs

Cast:

Footage:

Errors

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When Koenig crashes he does not have his front pack on. When the rescuers arrive, his back pack is on, although he was unconscious since the crash.

Observations

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They have forgotten Journey To Where, in which they found the Earth date was 2120 AD.

Maya transforms into the full armour (bogu) of a Kendoka, and attacks Sanderson with a shinai (a staff consisting of bamboo slats bound together). Her role is performed by sensei Okimitsu Fujii, one of the founding fathers of kendo in the UK. In Testament of Arkadia Koenig and Luke Ferro practice kendo (performed by stuntmen Eddie Stacey and Gerry Crampton). In several martial arts, Maya's short stick would equally effective. Known technically as a yawara-bo or kubotan (the latter form is often sold as a key-chain), it is easily improvised with pens, flashlights or any short stick around 5 - 6 inches long. Techniques include striking, attacking pressure points, and leverage for compliance locks.

David Jackson on his role:
They gave me the script, and I didn't even have to memorise it! 'Your character is actually a 7 foot tent with blood vessels and eyes on the outside of it, and it can grow up to 9 feet.' They had a fellow about my size inside, dressed in a swim suit, sweating like anything, manipulating this thing, more like a teepee than a pyramid. It kept going up and down and sweating blood and I was just off-stage in a T shirt and trousers. It was fun!

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