The Catacombs Episode Guide

Missing Link

Another Time, Another Place Year 1 - Episode 7 Guardian of Piri

Screenplay by Edward Di Lorenzo
Directed by Ray Austin
Guest Artist Joanna Dunham
Special Guest Star Peter Cushing
Belgium (Flemish) De Schakel
France/Canada Le maillon The Link
Germany Koenig: 2 Koenig: 2
Italy Gli amanti dello spazio The Space Lovers
Japan Human Experimentation in the Space Zoo
Portugal O Elo Necessário The Necessary Link
Spain Eslabón perdido Missing Link
South AfricaDie Vermiste Skakel The Lost Connection

Commander Koenig finds himself in another world and another time. It is a world of light and beauty. He has to choose between life back again among his companions on the moon and the love of a beautiful girl. Love is the only weapon he can use... ITC summary

Background

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Sets

Int. Main Mission
Int. Command Office
Int. Diagnostic/ corridor (revamp Command Office)
Int. Koenig's Quarters (Zenno)
Int. Alpha Corridor
Int. Travel Tube
Int. Eagle Pilot Section
Int. Eagle Passenger Section
Int. Airlock West

Ext. Moon Surface
Int. Zenno Void

Kano's desk first appears in Main Mission. It was absent from Breakaway until Another Time, Another Place.

SFX

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On screen the city appears with a yellow halo.

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The Zenno matte painting (by Ray Caple) appears in full only in the This Episode clips, with a small Eagle flying over (part of an unused storyline).

Music

Vana's theme is an unused Barry Gray track intended to be the Moonbase Alpha theme. The script specifies the love theme from Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, although this was not used. Otto Solin points out: "It would not be a bad idea to use this music here since they speak of being united as one in a world without fear ("...ewig einig, ...ohn' Erbangen").".

Science

Continuity

Chronology:

Alpha Personnel:

0 fatalities.

Alpha Technology:

Eagles:

Eagle 1 (crashed); 4 (Rescue); 7 ("Cargo", with a winch platform)

Planets:

Zenno

Aliens:

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Zennites. Humanoid and perhaps related to Earth humans.

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Errors

In the Zenno/dream Diagnostic Unit, Koenig's nameplate reads "KEONIG". On Alpha his name is spelled correctly. The close-up was filmed 3 months after the original filming, see Script to screen. The mistake makes sense within the story, because this is a fake medical centre created by Raan.

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The real Moonbase- spelled correctly.
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Long shot in the Zennite Moonbase- also spelled correctly. Filmed on Tuesday, 30th April 1974.
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Koenig's POV from the last shot- the misspelling. Filmed as a special "insert" on Monday 22nd July 1974.

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Contents copyright Martin Willey