CBC is the national public broadcaster in Canada; it carries advertising as well as being publicly funded. There are actually two parallel networks- the CBC English service, and Radio-Canada in French. It is formed of a number of stations, the major cities being fully owned by CBC, with smaller cities having private affiliates who mostly carry CBC network programming but occasionally pre-empt for local programmes.
Space: 1999 was premiered in 1975 but only regionally. Stations included: Windsor's CBET (Ch. 9), from 7pm Saturday 20th September 1975, CHCH in Hamilton, Ontario from Thursday 11th September at 5:30pm, CBKST Saskatoon and CBKT Regina, Saskatchewan on Saturdays at 1pm from 14 October.
When the renewal was announced, Space 1999 was promptly scheduled to run full-network, on 2pm Saturdays from 11 September 1976, starting with Breakaway with The Metamorph following the next week on 18 September. From mid-October it moved back to 6pm, varying by timezone.
After the cancellation, CBC continued to show reruns into late 1978. The series was re-run regionally on CBC in the mid-1980s and was shown again on the cable channel YTV in the early 1990s. The compilation movies surface occasionally on Space the Imagination Station. (Thanks to Jason Henley)
Year One episodes dubbed in French were shown on various regional CBC stations in different slots.
CBLFT (French CBC in Toronto) premiered the show at about 5pm on Monday, September 1st, 1975 by showing "Breakaway". The following week was Death's Other Dominion. Being a main network presentation, the CBLFT prints were pristine - probably from 2" Quad, whereas the regional showings in English would have been off live 16mm telecine chains. (Thanks to Simon St. Laurent)
Other local Radio Canada stations showed the series either in a Monday early evening slot (5pm, 6pm or 7pm), with a few showing the series on Tuesday.
The second series was shown on Saturday evenings, 7pm or 8pm depending on station, from October 1976.
After the initial full run of Year One and Year Two, repeats of episodes from both series were randomly mixed. Most of the US merchandising seems to have been available.
The French version of the series was repeated on the private Montreal station Télé-Métropole, between October 1983 until May 1986. The last broadcast in French language in Canada was on the cable and satellite channel Canal D between September 1996 to the end of July 1998. (Thanks to Michael)
The voice dubbing was done by Studios Cinelume in Montreal. The following actors dubbed the regulars:
Other actors included Paul Hébert, Louise Deschatelets, Léo Ilial, Serge Turgeon, Jacques Galipeau, and Louise Turcot.
Odd changes include Dick Russell for Lee Russell in Matter Of Life & Death, Marra for Arra in Collision Course, and Aigle Noir (Black Eagle) for Eagle 1. Daniel Courville explains the phonetic reasons for these changes:
Lee pronounced in English sounds like the word for "bed" (lit). Aigle Un is a bit lacking in consonants: Aigle Noir adds a soft consonant and has the same number of syllables as Eagle One.
Some of the French titles are ambiguous. "Le testament de l'Arcadie" is "The Testament Of The Arcadia" as if Arcadia is not a planet; the right title should have been "Le testament d'Arcadie". The same is true of "Le gardien du Piri" ("The Guardian Of The Piri"). Thanks to Thomas.
The translations were mostly faithful, but a few oddities crept in. In Black Sun, Kano protests that "Computer will have to be deactivated for the force field". This was translated as "Il faudra peut-être neutraliser la radio-activité de l'ordinateur" ("This will perhaps neutralise the radioactivity of the computer").
The following Radio-Canada dates are for CBLFT (Toronto) for Year 1, and for Year 2 CHAU (Carleton, Quebec) (also for CBAFT, Moncton, New Brunswick for most of the run). They were originally compiled by Kevin McCorry, updates thanks to Kevin McCorry and Michael.
|Date||French Title||Translation||Original Title|
|1.||Mon, 1 September 1975 5pm||A la dérive||Adrift||Breakaway|
|2.||Mon, 8 September 1975 5pm||Un autre royaume de la mort||Another realm of death||Death's Other Dominion|
|3.||Mon, 15 September 1975 5pm||Collision inévitable||Unavoidable Collision||Collision Course|
|4.||Mon, 22 September 1975 5pm||Puissance de vie||Force Of Life||Force Of Life|
|5.||Mon, 29 September 1975 5pm||Direction Terre||Direction: Earth||Earthbound|
|6.||Mon, 6 Oct 1975 5pm||Le retour du Voyageur||The Return Of Voyager||Voyager's Return|
|7.||Mon, 13 Oct 1975 5pm||Question de vie ou de mort||Matter Of Life Or Death||Matter Of Life And Death|
|8.||Mon, 20 Oct 1975 5pm||Le gardien du Piri||The Guardian Of The Piri||Guardian Of Piri|
|9.||Mon, 27 Oct 1975 5pm||L'anneau de la Lune||The Ring Of The Moon||Ring Around The Moon|
|10.||Mon, 3 Nov 1975 5pm||Le grand cercle||The Big Circle||The Full Circle|
|11.||Mon, 10 Nov 1975 5pm||Le maillon||The Link||Missing Link|
|12.||Mon, 17 Nov 1975 5pm||L'enfant d'Alpha||The Child Of Alpha||Alpha Child|
|13.||Mon, 24 Nov 1975 5pm||Le dernier crépuscule||The Last Twilight||The Last Sunset|
|14.||Mon, 1 Dec 1975 5pm||Au bout de l'éternité||At The End Of Eternity||End Of Eternity|
|15.||Mon, 8 Dec 1975 5pm||Autre temps, autre lieu||Another Time, Another Place||Another Time, Another Place|
|16.||Mon, 15 Dec 1975 5pm||Le soleil noir||The Black Sun||Black Sun|
|17.||Mon, 22 Dec 1975 5pm||Ruses de guerre||War Stratagems||War Games|
|18.||Mon, 29 Dec 1975 5pm||Le dernier adversaire||The Last Enemy||The Last Enemy|
|19.||Mon, 5 January 1976 5pm||En désarroi||In Disarray||The Troubled Spirit|
|20.||Mon, 12 January 1976 5pm||Cerveau spatial||Space Brain||Space Brain|
|21.||Mon, 19 January 1976 5pm||La machine infernale||The Infernal Machine|
|22.||Mon, 26 January 1976 5pm||La mission des Dariens||The Mission Of The Darians||Mission Of The Darians|
|23.||Mon, 2 February 1976 5pm||Le domaine du dragon||The Dragon's Domain||Dragon's Domain|
|24.||Mon, 9 February 1976 5pm||Le Testament de l'Arcadie||The Testament Of The Arcadia||The Testament Of Arkadia|
|1.||Sat, 18 September 1976 8pm||A la dérive||Adrift||Breakaway|
|2.||Sat, 25 September 1976 8pm||Collision inévitable||Unavoidable Collision||Collision Course|
|3.||Sat, 2 Oct 1976 8pm||Un autre royaume de la mort||Another realm of death||Death's Other Dominion|
|4.||Sat, 9 Oct 1976 8pm||Puissance de vie||Force Of Life||Force Of Life|
|5.||Sat, 16 Oct 1976 8pm||Direction Terre||Direction: Earth||Earthbound|
|6.||Sat, 23 Oct 1976 8pm||Le retour du Voyageur||The Return Of Voyager||Voyager's Return|
|7.||Sat, 30 Oct 1976 8pm||Question de vie ou de mort||Matter Of Life Or Death||Matter Of Life And Death|
|8.||Sat, 6 Nov 1976 8pm||Le gardien du Piri||The Guardian Of The Piri||Guardian Of Piri|
|9.||Sat, 13 Nov 1976 8pm||L'anneau de la Lune||The Ring Of The Moon||Ring Around The Moon|
|10.||Sat, 20 Nov 1976 8pm||Le grand cercle||The Big Circle||The Full Circle|
|11.||Sat, 27 Nov 1976 8pm||Le maillon||The Link||Missing Link|
|12.||Sat, 4 Dec 1976 8pm||La métamorphose||The Metamorphosis||The Metamorph|
|13.||Sat, 11 Dec 1976 8pm||Tout ce qui luit||All That Glisters||All That Glisters|
|14.||Sat, 18 Dec 1976 8pm||Les Exilés||The Exiles||The Exiles|
|15.||Sat, 25 Dec 1976 8pm||Humain, ne serait-ce qu'un moment||Human, just for a moment||One Moment Of Humanity|
|16.||Sat, 1 Jan 1977 8pm||La planète Archanon||The Planet Of Archanon||The Mark Of Archanon|
|17.||Sat, 8 Jan 1977 8pm||En route vers l'infini||Journeying To Infinity||Journey To Where|
|18.||Sat, 15 Jan 1977 8pm||Le cerveau ordinateur||The Computer Brain||Brian The Brain|
|19.||Sat, 22 Jan 1977 8pm||L'enfant d'Alpha||The Child Of Alpha||Alpha Child|
|20.||Sat, 29 Jan 1977 8pm||Taybor le commerçant||Taybor The Trader||The Taybor|
|21.||Sat, 5 Feb 1977 8pm||Les directives de Luton||The Rules Of Luton||The Rules Of Luton|
|22.||Sat, 12 Feb 1977 8pm||Le dernier crépuscule||The Last Twilight||The Last Sunset|
|23.||Sat, 19 Feb 1977 8pm||Les catacombes de la Lune||The Catacombs Of The Moon||Catacombs Of The Moon|
|24.||Sat, 26 Feb 1977 8pm||Les chrysalides AB||The Chrysalis AB||The AB Chrysalis|
|25.||Sat, 5 Mar 1977 8pm||Une autre Terre||Another Earth||New Adam, New Eve|
|26.||Sat, 12 Mar 1977 8pm||Le secret de la caverne||The Secret Of The Cavern||Seed Of Destruction|
|27.||Sat, 26 Mar 1977 8pm||Au bout de l'éternité||At The End Of Eternity||End Of Eternity|
|28.||Sat, 2 Apr 1977 8pm||Autre temps, autre lieu||Another Time, Another Place||Another Time, Another Place|
|29.||Sat, 23 Apr 1977 8pm||Le nuage qui tue||The Cloud Which Kills||The Beta Cloud|
|30.||Sat, 30 Apr 1977 8pm||Déformation spatiale||Space Warp||Space Warp|
|31.||Sat, 7 May 1977 8pm||Une question d'équilibre||A Matter Of Balance||A Matter Of Balance|
|32.||Sat, 14 May 1977 8pm||Le soleil noir||The Black Sun||Black Sun|
|33.||Sat, 21 May 1977 8pm||Ruses de guerre||War Stratagems||War Games|
|34.||Sat, 28 May 1977 8pm||L'élément lambda||The Lambda Element||The Lambda Factor|
|35.||Sat, 4 Jun 1977 8pm||Un message d'espoir 1ère partie||A Message Of Hope Part 1||The Bringers Of Wonder part 1|
|36.||Sat, 11 Jun 1977 8pm||Un message d'espoir 2ème partie||A Message Of Hope Part 2||The Bringers Of Wonder part 2|
|37.||Sat, 18 Jun 1977 8pm||Dorzak||Dorzak|
|38.||Sat, 25 Jun 1977 8pm||Le spectre||The Spectre||The Seance Spectre|
|39.||Sat, 2 Jul 1977 8pm||Le dernier adversaire||The Last Enemy||The Last Enemy|
|40.||Sat, 9 Jul 1977 8pm||En désarroi||In Disarray||The Troubled Spirit|
|41.||Sat, 16 Jul 1977 8pm||La planète du Diable||The Devil's planet||Devil's Planet|
|42.||Sat, 23 Jul 1977 8pm||Le syndrome de l'immunité||The syndrome of immunity||The Immunity Syndrome|
|43.||Sat, 6 Aug 1977 8pm||Les Dorcons||The Dorcons||The Dorcons|
|44.||Sat, 13 Aug 1977 8pm||Cerveau spatial||Space Brain||Space Brain|
|45.||Sat, 20 Aug 1977 8pm||La machine infernale||The Infernal Machine|
|46.||Sat, 27 Aug 1977 8pm||La mission des Dariens||The Mission Of The Darians||Mission Of The Darians|
|47.||Sat, 22 Oct 1977 5pm||Le domaine du dragon||The Dragon's Domain||Dragon's Domain|
|48.||Mon, 31 Oct 1977 6pm||Le testament de l'Arcadie||The Testament Of The Arcadia||The Testament Of Arkadia|
Copyright Martin Willey