The Catacombs The Production Guide
Writer's Guide
by Martin Willey

Writer's Guide

This is the "Guidelines (final version)" prepared by story consultant George Bellak and associate consultant Christopher Penfold. It is dated 3rd September 1973. At the time they were still based at Elstree Studios. It was reprinted in Starlog issues 38 and 39 (September/October 1980), and in the book To Everything That Might Have Been (2022) pages 64-76. The original is twenty pages long.

1. Introduction
2. Moon Base Alpha Layout, organisation, personnel
3. The Sections Main Mission, M&E, Technical&Engineering, Reconnaissance, Security, Service
4. Alpha Routine Living, feeding, relaxing
5. Transport Travel Tube, MTU
6. Communications IDX, Central Computer, Communications Post
7. Health
8. Weapons TSLA
9. Time Scheme
10. The Story
11. Leading Characters John Robert Koenig, Dr Helena Russell, the Professor
12. Standing Sets 8 standing sets incl. Central Control, Commander's Office, Living Quarters, MTU

Copyright Martin Willey