As the people of Moonbase Alpha continue their odyssey through space on their wandering Moon, the long-term influences of their recent alien encounters start to impact upon their course. But first, an infinity of possibilities opens up for them, with terrifying consequences.
3.1 Skull in the Sky by Marc Platt
There’s a deluge upon the Moon that will change everything forever. The Alphans must adapt and relationships will change. Then, above them, a portent of doom arrives.
3.2 The Godhead Interrogative by Nicholas Briggs
Dashka Kano has been working on translating the alien script on Zantor’s artefact. She’s beginning to make progress when one hundred objects are detected, advancing towards the Moon. Dashka’s skills will be tested to the limit by the force of an ancient civilisation.
3.3 Dragon's Domain by Nicholas Briggs
Dr Helena Russell relates a tale of hope, terror and tragedy. The Alphans discover a potential means to enact the will of their referendum and return to Earth. But the Ultra mission will be a journey into unimaginable horror.
Based on the original tv series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.
Space 1999 © ITC Entertainment Group Limited 1975 and 2023. Licensed by ITV Ventures Limited. All rights reserved.
Recorded on: 31 October, 01, 17, 21-22 November and 05 December 2022
Recorded at: The Soundhouse and remote recording
Producer David Richardson said: “It’s been far too long since we last visited Moonbase Alpha! It’s been a pleasure and a joy to reunited Commander Koenig and his intrepid crew for three more audio productions set far out in deep space. These stories are a feast for the ears and the mind!
“Dragon's Domain is one of the most loved episodes of Space: 1999, so we didn’t approach a remake lightly. The original TV script centred around the character of Alan Carter, before it was revised to centre on a new guest character called Tony Cellini. We’ve gone back to the original intent – in our version it’s Alan’s story, and the danger feels much closer to home…”
Mark Bonnar added: “Dragon's Domain was my favourite episode as a child! As is often the case, things go a little bit haywire. It gave me a very specific nightmare which has stayed with me forever. “I think [Space: 1999] works very well on audio because we’re a visual species and very imaginative. What’s great about the series is that the sound design, as is the way with all Big Finish stuff, is taken very seriously, so that you conjure up all of the situations in the mind’s eye of the listener.”
Director, script editor, and writer Nicholas Briggs said: “The strength of Skull in the Sky is that it takes the characters who we know and love so well and does something ever so slightly different with them.
“The fundamental idea of The Godhead Interrogative was to have Dashka Kano and her computer skills and linguistics key to the solution of the story. It evolved from wanting to give Kano a great adventure.
“Dragon’s Domain is a storyline from the original TV series that everyone remembers. It involves a horrible monster that mindlessly slaughters people in the most disgusting fashion. We definitely knew that this is one of the episodes that we wanted to adapt.
“We all put so much love and energy into this box set. I really hope that listeners enjoy it.”