The Catacombs Catacombs Credits Guide
Nick Allder

Comments from The Electric Theatre Show, 1983

In Space: 1999 it was an interesting project, because it was very low budget. We didn't have optical printers, so we developed a system where we actually did all the optical work inside the camera itself. We worked a very complicated grid system up: some pieces of film you saw in the programme that had been through the camera thirty two times on one occasion. You only had one spaceship, and in one shot there were nine flying. Well, every time we shot the spaceship we then rewind the film, put the spaceship in a different area of film, then go through the same process and so making up this rather large montage. Then, afterwards, we put the stars on, if there was any room for them, and we put a planet on if there was more room.