The Catacombs Episode Guide

The Return of Victor Bergman

Screenplay by
Robert E. Wood
Barry Morse
Directed by
Robert E. Wood
Guest Artist
Barry Morse


Return of Victor Bergman

The Barry Morse footage was shot on video tape by James Ommert in 2002, with dialogue by Robert Wood and Anthony Wynn. The film was shot with little preparation, after a theatre performance at a Vulkon science fiction convention. The video copy was lost for many years. In 2010, the final film was edited and completed by Eric Bernard, "in association with" Bernard's Retcon Studios. It was first shown at the Journey To Where convention in Texas, USA, on Friday, 16 July 2010.

Victor Bergman records a Moonbase Alpha status report on his commlock in the Medical Center, whilst the Alphans watch in Command Center. Helena had put him into stasis when his mechanical heart failed; he has now awoken and is cured. "To everything that might have been... to everything that might yet be."

Return of Victor Bergman


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Return of Victor Bergman

The opening is a 1 minute 30 second zoom through a (CGI) nebula in space. From the nebula emerges the Moon (SFX from Black Sun)

There is a brief SFX shot from Force of Life, and a stock zoom into Moonbase Alpha (from The Exiles).


Year 1 Barry Gray incidental music is heard during the first section; during the Command Center sequence, Derek Wadsworth's incidental track is heard. The Wadsworth end title track is heard.




Alpha Personnel:

0 fatalities.

Alpha Technology:


Errors/ Questions


"Moonbase Alpha status report. Professor Victor Bergman recording. My dear doctor, Helena Russell, had me put into stasis when my mechanical heart failed. Now, I feel rather like a sort of futuristic Rip Van Winkle. I've awoken to find myself cured. And, uh, I rather like ... (strokes beard) ... my new look. But there have been some strange changes on Moonbase Alpha since my day. But it is wonderful to see my old friends again. Dear John, dear Helena, dear Sandra, dear Alan. And all the rest of them. And the times we had. To everything that might have been... To everything that might yet be."


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