The Production Guide
by Martin Willey

This is the text of the early series proposal for Space: 1999, in early 1973.

Action In Space


Chris Foss painting

At the dawn of the 21st Century, 300 men and women from Earth maintain an early warning system on the Moon. Aliens launch a devastating thermonuclear attack on the far side of the moon redistributing critical forcefields. The gravitational relationship of Earth and Moon is abruptly negated and the Moon is violently thrust out of orbit, marooning the 300 earth men on a world adrift in outer space on an endless odyssey to the infinite regions of the farthest galaxies.

Sets And Hardware


All sets are futuristic. Exteriors and interiors are complex representations of space technology and include:


  • Lunarmobiles
  • Hoverhoppers
  • Moonbuggies
  • Explorers
  • Reconnaissance Rockets
  • Interceptors
  • Interplanetary Transport
  • Computer Complex
  • Medical Life Apparatus
  • Voice Print Units


Keith Wilson design: Moon City Control Centre The illustrations accompanying this presentation were:

Copyright Martin Willey