The Catacombs Episode Guide

The Infernal Machine

Space Brain Year 1 - Episode 21 Mission of the Darians

Screenplay by Anthony Terpiloff
Elizabeth Barrows
Directed by David Tomblin
Guest Star Leo McKern
France/Canada La machine infernale The Infernal Machine 20 Aug 1977
Spain La máquina infernal The Infernal Machine28 Oct 1976
Germany Die Teufelmaschine The Infernal Machine 21 Aug 1977
Italy La macchina infernale The Infernal Machine 2 Jan 1977
Japan Space Devil, Infernal Machine 12 Jun 1977
Portugal A Máquina Infernal The Infernal Machine 30 Oct 1976
Sweden Maskin eller Människa Machine or Man 22 Dec 1977
South AfricaDie Gevaarlike Masjien The Dangerous Machine25 Nov 1977
Hungary Az ördögi gépezet 5 May 1977
USA (New York) 1 Feb 1976
USA (San Francisco) 28 Feb 1976
UK (ATV) 8 Jan 1976
UK (LWT) 10 Jan 1976

Machine or man? Alpha encounters one of the strangest mysteries of the universe - a living machine. ITC summary


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Library tracks:

Harry Sosnik (born 1906, died 1996) was an American composer and musical director of many TV variety shows. This track was recorded by John Cacavas for Chappell in 1974. Cacavas (born 1930, died 2014) was an American composer and conductor who became very well known for his TV scores, especially Kojak (1973-1978, with the exception of the first 3 episodes and the first main title theme). He did few movies, notably Hammer's The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973), and Airport 1975.

Ivo Vyhnalek (born 1930) is a Czech composer; he also used the pseudonym Beda Folten (from the Karel Capek novel).

Joe Venuto (born 1929) is an American percussionist,




Alpha Personnel:

Unknown number of fatalities: perhaps 2 laser tank crews, 3 Eagle pilots.

Alpha Technology:


Eagle 1 and 2 (armed); 4 (supply) (3 Eagles are destroyed)




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Delmer Powys Plebus Gwent from planet Zemo. Humanoid.




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The supply Eagle exterior SFX shots show it docked to the portside. The interior set is docked to the starboard side.


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In the This Episode sequence, one shot shows the Moonbase through the rotating paddles of Gwent.



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