The Catacombs Episode Guide

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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 9 Mar 1977
France/Canada Le maillon The Link 27 Nov 1976
Germany Koenig: 2 Koenig: 2 15 Jan 1978
Italy Gli amanti dello spazio The Space Lovers 29 Jul 1976
Japan Human Experimentation in the Space Zoo 30 Jul 1977
Portugal O Elo Necessário The Necessary Link 26 Feb 1977
Spain Eslabón perdido Missing Link16 Dec 1976
South AfricaDie Vermiste Skakel The Lost Connection13 Jan 1978
Sweden 5 Jun 1976
USA (New York) 29 Feb 1976
USA (San Francisco) 17 Jan 1976
UK (ATV) 22 Jan 1976
UK (LWT) 24 Jan 1976

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


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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).


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").".




Alpha Personnel:

0 fatalities.

Alpha Technology:


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




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Zennites. Humanoid and perhaps related to Earth humans.

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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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