The Catacombs The Continuity Guide
by Martin Willey

Remote control


The Eagle remote control is first used in Breakaway. It is also used in Ring Around The Moon, The Full Circle, Space Brain, The Last Sunset, Bringers Of Wonder part 1 (briefly visible) & The Seance Spectre.

In the first series it is seen in Main Mission on either Paul's or Alan's desks. Alan fiddles with it in Earthbound.

Other remote control units have an identical appearance but are used for operating other remote equipment. These are seen in the research unit in The Exiles (operates lasers), in Weapons in Beta Cloud (operates laser cannon), in Command Centre in A Matter Of Balance (operates Big Screen), in the Eagle passenger module in Dragon's Domain and The A B Chrysalis, and in Eagle 4 cockpit in Space Warp.


Breakaway: the top reads "EAGLE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT"; side panels read "AUTO START SEQ", "MAIN SEQ", "PWR TRAN".


Earthbound: Alan plays with it.

Alpha Child

Alpha Child: Sometimes it's on Kano's desk.

The Last Sunset

In use again during The Last Sunset

The Full Circle

In use in The Full Circle.

Space Brain

Space Brain: Paul flies a robot Eagle

Dragon's Domain

Dragon's Domain: in the Eagle passenger module.

The Bringers Of Wonder part 2

In the nuclear waste dome control area in Bringers Of Wonder part 2.

All That Glisters

In the Eagle in All That Glisters. Presumably so the rock can pilot the Eagle from the passenger module.

The Seance Spectre

The Seance Spectre: note the different design (as seen in Beta Cloud, see below). The top labels read "Channel 1" and "Channel 2".

The Seance Spectre

The Seance Spectre. Alan also uses an "electronic scan control" box.

The Bringers Of Wonder part 1

Bringers Of Wonder part 1: the camera focuses on Alan as he tries to control Koenig's Eagle, but this brief shot shows he is using the remote control.

The Exiles

The Exiles: in the Research Unit

The Beta Cloud

Beta Cloud: redressed with much simpler graphics, it operates the laser cannon.

The Beta Cloud

Beta Cloud: moving the laser cannon.

A Matter Of Balance

A Matter Of Balance: slide show controller.

The A B Chrysalis

The A B Chrysalis: in the Eagle passenger module. Maya uses it to raise the laser turret, and later when she calculates the Eagle's speed.

Space Warp

Space Warp: In an Eagle cockpit.

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