The Catacombs Episode Guide

All that Glisters

One Moment of Humanity Year 2 - Episode 4 Journey to Where

Writer Keith Miles
Director Ray Austin
Guest Star Patrick Mower
Belgium (Flemish) Al wat blinkt
Denmark Farligt Mineral Dangerous Mineral
France/Canada Tout ce qui luit All That Glisters
Germany Der entscheidende Stoff The Decisive Material
Italy La Milgonite The Milgonite
Japan Bizarre! Lethal Colour-changing Rock
Poland Nie wszystko zloto, co sie swieci
Portugal Nem Tudo o que Brilha... All That Glisters...
Spain Todo lo que reluce All that glitters
South AfricaSkyn Bedreig Mock Threat

A battle for life with a rock that pulsates with power, energy, intelligence and purpose...a rock fighting desperately for its own preservation, seeking water that it can obtain only from the Alphans. ITC summary


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Int. Eagle Pilot Section
Int. Eagle Passenger Section (a lengthened version)

Ext. Planet Surface

The only episode not to use the Moonbase sets


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565 days after leaving Earth orbit (Saturday 31 March 2001). The planet was discovered two days previously; all events occur during the 3 hour, 2 minute landing window.

Alpha Personnel:

0 fatalities.

Alpha Technology:

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Eagle 4 ("Rescue"). Features the booster pod (usually!). Here it is a "specially adapted laboratory section".

Maya transformations:

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Unnamed planet


Living rocks



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The Eagle has a booster pod throughout, apart from one scene (as the rock tries to make the Eagle launch) of a standard pod.

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While the SFX model has lateral extensions (mostly), the interior set is actually normal width but about twice as long as normal. The exterior set door is the standard door with steps. The model Eagle has a narrow door and no steps are ever seen.


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The rock colours:

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