The Catacombs Production Guide
Observations: Another Time, Another Place

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Why is Regina going up to the Main Mission balcony? A coffee break?

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The balcony has a solid low wall instead of open railing in this shot (and it only extends to the vertical post right). The stuntman will fall over the wall, which conceals the padded landing surface. Thanks to Shane Johnson.

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When we first see Regina in Main Mission, her commlock photograph is actually of Simmonds (from Earthbound). When she runs into the Command Office, the commlock photograph has changed to her own. A publicity photo (shown above) shows the commlock photograph to be Helena. Thanks to Craig Rohloff.

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In some scenes, Koenig's commlock buttons are wonky. This prop was in use until Collision Course

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Regina doesn't wear standard blue Alphan pyjamas. They are a lighter silver-blue, with flared sleeves. The tunic looks like it is stitched together at the front, to stop it opening up. These pyjamas are also worn by Zova in The Exiles. Thanks to Richard Totis.

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Regina's painting is by Keith Wilson. This is not the actual pre-production painting (which is shown here). The Regina painting is more cheerful: large sunflowers, fluffy white clouds and a red sun with a Van Gogh halo. The pre-production painting is darker and desolate.

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The abandoned Alpha has no power or atmosphere. Logically, there is no gravity either, and Koenig and Alan move in lunar gravity through the corridors.

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The crashed Eagle doesn't have the dark panels on the sloping upper section (which may be windows or solar panels). They are the same grey-white as the rest of the pod. Thanks to Richard Totis.

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The doppelganger spacesuits in the crashed Eagle have the names written inside the visors; the real Alphans have their names above the visors.

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Helena gives Koenig the results of his autopsy. In the establishing shot, a Giano ashtray is seen on the left by the back wall. Later, the Giano has moved by the communications post and the Selene chair near it has moved.

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The shot of the children shows the girl is much shorter. In the reverse shot of Koenig with the two children, both children seem to be roughly the same height, with the fair haired girl possibly even taller (depending on the effect of camera angle)

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When the two Helenas confront each other, we see a chess set in the foreground. This is the same chess set used in Dragon's Domain (as opposed to the set with real chess pieces seen in Black Sun). Presumably this is Koenig's personal set. Thanks to Richard Bendell

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While the other "Earth" Alphans all look a little older and greyer, Victor Bergman seems to have got younger living on Earth. He's lost the grey in his hair. Thanks to Richard Totis.

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The passenger pod of the Eagle has vertical stripes - it is a repainted rescue pod.


Copyright Martin Willey. Thanks to Chris Moore.