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Death's Other Dominion

Collision Course Year 1 - Episode 14 The Full Circle

Screenplay by Anthony Terpiloff
Elizabeth Barrows
Directed by Charles Crichton
Guest Artist John Shrapnel
Guest Star Brian Blessed
Belgium (Flemish) Ultima Thule Ultima Thule 26 Jan 1977
France/Canada Un autre royaume de la mort Another realm of death 2 Oct 1976
Italy Il Pianeta di Ghiaccio The Planet Of Ice 7 Nov 1976
Japan Mystery of Everlasting Life 17 Sep 1977
Portugal O Outro Domínio da Morte Death's Other Domain 8 Jan 1977
South AfricaDie Dood Se Ander Ryk Death Will Reach Others29 Apr 1977
Spain El otro dominio de la muerte The other domain of death27 Jan 1977
USA (Los Angeles) 20 Sep 1975
USA (New York) 4 Oct 1975
USA (San Francisco) 20 Sep 1975
UK (ATV) 2 Oct 1975
UK (LWT) 4 Oct 1975

Commander Koenig and his colleagues speed through space and time into a chilling world of ice - and meet former inhabitants of earth. ITC summary


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Int. Main Mission
Int. Eagle Pilot Section
Int. Eagle Passenger Section

Int. Ice Palace
Int. Ice Palace Technical Section
Int. Shipyard Balcony
Int. Cave Of The Revered Ones
Int. Ice Corridor
Ext. Planet Surface


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Keith Wilson: I built the set out of rubbish, literally. I went around the lot at Pinewood, collecting all sorts of bits and pieces. We compiled these shapes, and then we covered them with foam, to lose all the roughness and give it nice icy shapes. They used formaldehyde to create the snow, but it did leave an odour. It was a 'bleach' smell or something like it, and it made your nostrils tingle.
The set was huge, it covered the whole stage. We were due to shoot on it on the Monday and we were dressing it over the weekend. The set was finished with all the snow on it and when Gerry brought Martin and Barbara in to show them, it made their eyes water, This immediately caused a panic: 'We're shooting on this on Monday. What are we gong to do?" It was ridiculous, because once you got used to it, you couldn't smell it any more and it wasn't harmful to you in any way. There were men working on the set, sitting there eating prawn sandwiches in their break, saying, 'What smell?" They had scientists and all sorts of people doing tests, and of course at the end of the day they all said it was unpleasant but totally harmless. Nobody expected such an overreaction, but it did cause quite a stir.

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A special vacuum pump was installed to clear the air after every shot, but it was still asphyxiating. The public health inspector was called and determined the fumes were uncongenial but safe. Landau and Bain were still worried, so Gerry Anderson called in an eminent Harley Street doctor. He sniffed and said it was alright. He then enjoyed a drink with Gerry, but by the time he met the Landaus he was the worse for wear. Unimpressed, the Landaus got their own expert to say the doctor's level was unacceptable. It took much persuasion to complete the episode. Meanwhile one day a group of riggers were found in the middle of the set eating their prawn sandwiches. "What smell?" they asked. See Gerry Anderson account





It is still 1999 for the Alphans. 1985 is 14 years ago

Alpha Personnel:

0 fatalities.

Alpha Technology:


Eagle 1 (landing party)


Ultima Thule




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Footage of the Ultima Thule surface is seen in One Moment Of Humanity


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Alan in the command module brings up a shot of the half buried Eagle. How did the camera get over the Eagle?

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When they notice Alan is missing, Koenig turns abruptly, hitting Bergman across the face with his pack. (thanks to Brian Boskind)


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