The Catacombs The Continuity Guide
Moonbase Guide
by Martin Willey

The Moon

Increasingly through the series, shots of the Moon featured the photographic transparencies of the real Moon. Occasionally the photo was flipped left for right, showing the Moon in reverse.

Matter Of Life And Death

The densely cratered southwest quadrant of the lunar nearside. This shot from Matter Of Life And Death was also seen in the alternative Year One titles.

Alpha Child

The same densely crated Moon is also seen in Alpha Child. The large craters Tycho and Clavius are prominent features, while Mount Malapert and the lunar south pole are at lower left.

The Metamorph

The shot also appears in The Metamorph. See an annotated version of this view of the Moon identifying the lunar features. Thanks to Marcus Lindroos.

Year 1 titles

Gerry Anderson's credit on the Year One titles is over a picture of the Moon, clearly showing the crater Plato with the Mare Imbrium below.

Ring Around The Moon

This shot from Ring Around The Moon is obviously the same Moon photograph as the title shot, with the Mare Frigoris above Plato.

Black Sun

From Black Sun, the first prominent use of a real Moon photo that would be used throughout the series. This photo, with one half of the Moon in darkness, was used repeatedly. A shot of the Moon receding through space, with a nebula streak across one corner, became a popular library shot.

The shot shows the Moon as seen from Earth, but typically upside down (the north pole is at the bottom). The Mare Crisium (Sea of Crises), normally top left, is bottom right. Half is in darkness: the depth of the darkness varies between episodes. In the dark half, the large round shape of the Mare Imbrium (Sea of Showers) can be seen, and. dimly, the Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms).

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