The Catacombs Episode Guide

Black Sun

Matter of Life and Death Year 1 - Episode 3 Ring Around the Moon

Screenplay by David Weir
Directed by Lee H Katzin
Guest Artist Paul Jones
Belgium (Flemish) De Zwarte Zon 16 Feb 1977
Denmark Den sorte sol 27 Nov 1976
France/Canada Le soleil noir The Black Sun 14 May 1977
Germany Die schwarze Sonne The Black Sun 9 Apr 1978
Italy Sole nero Black Sun 14 Feb 1976
Japan Black Sun - a Black hole 24 Apr 1977
Portugal O Sol negro Black Sun 26 Mar 1977
Sweden Black Sun Black Sun 29 May 1976
South Africa Die Swart Son The Black Sun 10 Feb 1978
Spain Sol negro Black Sun 17 Mar 1977
USA (Los Angeles) 8 Nov 1975
USA (New York) 23 Nov 1975
USA (San Francisco) 8 Nov 1975
UK (ATV) 6 Nov 1975
UK (LWT) 8 Nov 1975

Terror in Outer Space confronts the breakaway moon personnel when on a collision course with an all-devouring "black sun."

Original (inaccurate) ITC summary: Terror in Outer Space confronts the breakaway moon personnel when on a collision course with an asteroid which suddenly burns out and becomes all-devouring "black sun".


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Int. Main Mission
Int. Command Office
Int. Victor's Quarters
Int. Computer Room
Int. Main Power Unit
Int. Intensive Care Unit
Int. Alpha Corridor
Int. Travel Tube
Int. Eagle Pilot Section
Int. Eagle Passenger Section

Ext. Moon Surface
Int. Black Sun Void

Main Mission is in the early layout with steps to the viewports (there is a slight change in Ring Around The Moon; the new layout is in Earthbound).

The Computer Room appears again (slightly different) in Space Brain.

The Main Power Unit set is seen again in Earthbound.


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Alpha Personnel:

1 fatality: Mike Ryan.

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Ancient Koenig
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Ancient Bergman
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Tanya with Paul

Alpha Technology:


Eagle 1 (Ryan, destroyed); 5 (lifeboat); Alan's laser Eagle. An empty pallet pod is seen on the launch pad alongside the lifeboat Eagle in one shot.




Cosmic Intelligence in Black Sun.


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This interior scene shows the Eagle docked to the starboard side- yet external views show the Eagle docked from the port side (the exception is the lift-off). Note the wooden base of the box is visible here.


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Bergman gestures to camera


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