The Catacombs Production Guide
Observations: Alpha Child

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In the view of Jackie, Koenig's arm is across the bed. In the view towards Koenig, he sits on the side of the bed.

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The commlocks in these shots are different- the view showing the screen has no picture on the side.

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Note the yellow paper at the front of the desk. When Koenig enters later in the same scene, the paper is blue. Meanwhile, the shelf displaying rocks has moved across the back wall.

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When the door closes behind Koenig, the original sound of the wooden door rolling on casters can be heard. The opening of the door was replaced by the normal "Alphan" sound, but because Koenig's laugh is heard, the door closing could not be replaced. Thanks to Adrian Cribb.

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The position of the two monitor trolleys changes slightly between shots.

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When Koenig tells Alan he was incompetent, carpet can be seen under his chair. This was to prevent the sound of chair legs scraping on the floor as he sat down.

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The foreground ship is the 1.83m version; the other one is the 0.9m model.

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The foreground ship is the large version; the other 3 are all the 0.9m model, photographed three times.

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At the bottom left corner of this shot, note the mark on the floor showing where the extra has to stand.

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The security guard is hit by Koenig's laser. The padding and explosives are visible under his uniform in the few frames just before he explodes.

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When one spaceship explodes, strange shadows are briefly visible, possibly from the special effects studio roof.

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At the end of the corridor, an open door has the label "Medical Centre" (using the British spelling). Within on a raised floor is a gurney and another door, marked "Diagnostic Unit". This is actually a travel tube, with the normal signs replaced.


Copyright Martin Willey