The Catacombs Episode Guide

Mission of the Darians

The Infernal Machine Year 1 - Episode 22 Dragon's Domain

Screenplay by Johnny Byrne
Directed by Ray Austin
Guest Star Joan Collins
Guest Artists Dennis Burgess, Aubrey Morris
Belgium (Flemish) De overlevende Darianen 23 Feb 1977
France/Canada La mission des Dariens The Mission Of The Darians 27 Aug 1977
Italy La missione dei Dariani The Mission Of The Darians 19 Dec 1976
Japan Coming of the Huge Space Town! 15 May 1977
Netherlands Ontmoeting in de ruimte Meeting In Space 16 Jun 1978
Portugal A Missão dos Darianos Mission of the Darians 27 Nov 1976
Spain Misión de los Darianos Mission of the Darians4 Nov 1976
USA (Los Angeles) 1 Nov 1975
USA (New York) 16 Nov 1975
USA (San Francisco) 1 Nov 1975
UK (ATV) 30 Oct 1975
UK (LWT) 1 Nov 1975

A call for help from the survivors of a dying world... an incredible world that has been flying through space for 900 years, with contrasting inhabitants. Some have never changed; others have reverted to barbarism. But can this offer new hope for the Alphans? ITC summary


Mission Of The Darians


Commander John Koenig Martin Landau
Doctor Helena Russell Barbara Bain
Professor Victor Bergman Barry Morse
Neman Dennis Burgess
Kara Joan Collins
High Priest Aubrey Morris
Paul Morrow Prentis Hancock
Alan Carter Nick Tate
Sandra Benes Zienia Merton
David Kano Clifton Jones
Lowry Paul Antrim
Hadin Robert Russell
Male Mute Gerald Stadden
Female Mute Jackie Horton
Operative Kate Sarah Bullen
Main Mission Operative Binu Balini
Main Mission Operative Mike Stevens
Main Mission Operative Andy Dempsey
Main Mission Operative (Lee Oswald) Loftus Burton
Main Mission Operative Ann Ann Maj-Britt
Main Mission Operative Mary Burleigh
Darian (silver suit 1) Michael Boothe
Darian (silver suit 2) Alan Meacham
Darians Chris Hodge
Richard Smith
Sean Hopwood
Jeremy Ranchev
Carl Bohun
Female Darian (Transplant Room) Linda Hooks
Female Darian Tara Faraday
Hirsute Survivor Ron Tarr
Male Survivors Joe Dunne
Allan Travell
Dan Long
Mel Walker
Robin Hopwood
Michael Dilks
Bill Hemmings
James Muir
Maxwell Alford
Tony Waldern
Warren Black
Trevor Lawrence
Fighting Survivors Joe Dunne
Terry Plummer
Nick Hobbs
Terry Walsh (Paul double)
Tim Condren (Alan double)
Dinny Powell (Hadin double)
Eddie Stacey (Darian double)
Female Survivor Jenny Cresswell
Female Survivor Jennifer Guy
Female Survivors Theo Hayman
Rosalynd Bailey
Valerie Phillips
Laurie Davis
Nina Kitchen
Jacky Clair
Dead bodies (Transplant Room) Paul Kirby
John Clements
Peter Simpson
Erica Simmonds
Mercedes Burleigh


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

Int. Daria Airlock
Int. Daria Corridor 1
Int. Daria Corridor 2
Int. Daria Ship Settlement Area/Undergrowth Area
Int. Daria Rest Room
Int. Daria Gantry (matte paintings)
Int. Daria Corridor Complex
Int. Daria Command Centre
Int. Daria Transplant Room


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Frank Cordell (born 1918, died 1980) was a British composer who worked for the BBC, then musical director of HMV, and from the 1960s as a full time film composer. He composed memorable scores for films such as Khartoum (1966), Ring of Bright Water (1969) and Mosquito Squadron (1969), and was nominated for an Academy Award for his score for Cromwell (1970)


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Alpha Personnel:

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1 fatality, Lowry.

Alpha Technology:


Eagle 1 with passenger module


None. We learn about planet Daria.


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Darians. Neman, Kara, Hadin. Humanoid.



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Joan Collins as Kara, posing on the Mezzatessera table in Koenig's Command Office. In the episode, she never visits Alpha. More images (thanks to Claire Collins).



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