The Catacombs Alpha Child
SFX footage

SFX footage from the World Backgrounds library. The library contains many alternative takes and longer shots (sometimes including clapperboards). A few examples have appeared on the Network DVDs bonus disc, but many have never been seen. Episode shots are outlined in red, all other shots from the library.

Single Jarak ship moves from distant left to full frame and passes over camera. 20 seconds. Seen in episode.

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Large Jarak ship over Alpha. 15 seconds. Seen in episode.

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Jarak ship. Alan's small Eagle flies up to it from bottom right. 20 seconds. Seen in episode.

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Jarak ship static over Moonbase building. 20 seconds. Not used in episode.

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Three Jarak ships move through space, from left to right. 35 seconds. Not used in episode.

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Three ships seen approaching in Eagle window. A laser beam fires from bottom right, hits the middle ship and splits into three beams. Two versions, 10/15 seconds. Different to the version seen in the episode (the Eagle beam deflects off the ship at an angle, it does not split into three).

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Eagles flying through space. They fire lasers. 12 seconds. Seen in episode.

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Three Jarak ships moving through space (angled to top right). They all fire lasers forwards. 17 seconds. Not seen in episode (the episode shows the same view when they fire backwards).

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Three Jarak ships in space (at start of shot there are just two, but one appears above). The middle ship fires a laser down to bottom right. 15 seconds. Not seen in episode.

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Alan's Eagle falls to the lunar surface. 34 seconds (first 13 seconds without Eagle). (As seen in episode except for missing the green glow after it lands.

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Battleship moves from left to right. In mid frame a green glow appears, pulses and fades (firing laser?). Not seen in episode. A similar shot is seen in the episode firing a laser. 35 seconds.

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Large battleship moves through space. 22 seconds. Not seen in episode; similar to the War Games shot with small Hawks.

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Jarak ship glows green, then drops through frame. 9 seconds. Seen in episode.

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Jarak ship falls through frame, smoking. 6 seconds. Different version of shot seen in episode.

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Three Jarak ships in space (at start of shot there are just two, but one appears above). Static at first, they then move off frane right- as they disappear, the battleship appears left and crosses the frame in pursuit. 40 seconds. Not used in episode.

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Battleship moves over Alpha. A clapperboard is seen mostly obscured in the opening frames (in a masked off area of the frame). Seen in episode.

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