The Catacombs The Continuity Guide
Moonbase Guide
by Martin Willey

The Moon


The Moon seen in the first shot of Breakaway was a 1.2m diameter model, with an electric motor that allowed it to rotate. The craters, some very large, some with rays like Tycho, are realistic but do not correspond to anything on the real Moon. It is seen frequently in early episodes.

Space Brain

The only use in later episodes is in library shots like this (first seen in Space Brain, and later in The Testament Of Arkadia, The Rules Of Luton and The Seance Spectre.

Breakaway Breakaway Breakaway Breakaway Breakaway Year 1 titles Year 1 titles Year 2 titles Black Sun Black Sun Ring Around The Moon Ring Around The Moon Another Time, Another Place Another Time, Another Place Missing Link Voyager's Return The Last Sunset War Games The Last Enemy The Testament of Arkadia

The special effects model at the studios and in the Space City exhibition of models (Blackpool photo by Dave Martin).

Model room Model room Blackpool Space City
Moon map, by Monica Eriksson

This is a Mercator map of the model, constructed by Monica Eriksson. The lighting and colour changes from episode to episode, making this a particularly difficult task. The images below show the left hemisphere (from Breakaway) and the right hemisphere, 180 degrees away (from Black Sun). The "south" lunar pole is never really seen (it's the attachment point to the drive), although some parts of the "north" lunar pole are seen in episodes such as (from War Games)

Left hemisphere Right hemisphere

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