The Catacombs Production Guide
Observations: Black Sun

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When Bergman enters Main Mission, all the crew are watching the asteroid on the Big Screen. However, this shot shows a corner of the Big Screen- showing the normal "test card".

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How do they view a side-ways shot of the Eagle?

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Note the Airfix Saturn V model

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When Bergman talks to Koenig on his commlock, the papers on his desk are readable. The form he is using states "Existing Lap Record 444/9", "by CASTELLI", "Fastest Practice Time 00001 - 180/RD", "by Harrisondumy". The other papers are faint photocopies, headed "Moonbase Alpha", "Pre-Flight Take-Off Checks", "Countdown", "Engines" etc.

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Paul's guitar (and the composition) were Prentis Hancock's own. It was purchased by Prentis Hancock in 1966 in London's Charing Cross Road for a production of 'Portrait of a Queen' - a play about Victoria and Albert - in which Prentis Hancock played the ballad-monger and told their story. Later when it was repaired, Prentis found out it was hand made.

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The 60-year old brandy that Bergman drinks seems to be Courvoisier Napoleon Fine Champagne (the letters "...RVOISIE..." are visible on the bottle). Thanks to Marcus Lindroos, who knows his brandy.


Copyright Martin Willey