The Catacombs Episode Guide

The Immunity Syndrome

Devil's Planet Year 2 - Episode 23 The Dorcons

Writer Johnny Byrne
Director Bob Brooks
Guest stars Nadim Sawalha, Roy Held
Original Title The Face Of Eden
Belgium (Flemish) Gifplaneet
Denmark Zorans skæbne The Fate of Zoran
France/Canada Le syndrome de l'immunité The syndrome of immunity
Germany Zoran's Schicksal Zoran's Fate
Italy Il Lampo che Uccide The Lightning Bolt That Kills
Japan Mysterious Space Intelligence
Poland Syndrom odpornosci
Portugal O Sindroma da Imunidade The Immunity Syndrome
Portugal O Planeta sem Esperança Planet Without Hope
Spain El sindrome de inmunidad Symptoms of immunity

Commander Koenig and company find what appears to be a habitable planet; but it is ruled by a single being who, in its efforts to make contact with the Alphans, unwittingly puts them in peril of their lives!

Background

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Sets

Int. Command Centre
Int. Eagle Pilot Section
Int. Eagle Passenger Section
Ext/Int. Glider Cockpit

Ext. Base Camp
Ext. Structure
Ext. Clearing
Ext. Planet Surface

SFX

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Music


Science

Continuity

Chronology:

2310 days after leaving Earth orbit (Mon 9 Jan 2006)

Alpha Personnel:

4 fatalities, Lustig, Les Johnson, 2 others. One of the Survey Alphans who dies (played by Harry Fielder, whose character was named George in Seance Spectre) reappears as a medic in The Dorcons.

Alpha Technology:

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Eagles:

Eagle 1 (disintegrated on ground); 4 ("Survey", crashed); 3 (Fraser)

  • The booster pod is featured, and crashed for the first time.
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Maya transformations:

None.

Planets:

Unnamed planet

Aliens:

Zoran, a humanoid. Alien force.

Props:

Errors

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The glider-Eagle is docked to starboard, but they enter the portside.
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One distant shot of Eagle 4 shows it without the lab pod.
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This shot also shows a transporter pod, although it is not recognisable from this angle. It's actually a shot taken from Devil's Planet. The previous shot of the Eagle showed it just above the trees, but the Eagle is much higher here.
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The ladder is shown "forward" of the passenger pod's port and starboard access doors. The access "tube" is clearly "aft" of the pod's access doors. Thanks to Martin Daoust.
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The alien may actually be humanoid... The flashing light effect seems to be created by a studio technician moving a round mirror, standing behind a plant. At normal speed, the flashing light and violently moving camera make him hard to see, but he can just be seen in individual frames.

Observations

Koenig's original shield suit
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Landau, Tate and Schell laughing on set. Photo thanks to Mark Shaw.

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Contents copyright Martin Willey