Nov 22, 2019
Space: 1999 “Breakaway” (part 4 of 6)
We’re back from a commercial for whatever they were selling in 1975. Maybe it was this:
In some reused footage, the two volunteers are tooling around Area Two in their moon buggy. Meanwhile, Koenig, Bergman, and Collins watch from a little outbuilding somewhere nearby. Like every other room on this show, it has several large windows and enough floor space to hold a Bar Mitzvah.
The astronauts remove the seals from one of the radiation molehill covers. Just like in 2001, there’s no sound during the space scenes. Just like in 2001, this is scientifically accurate. And just like in 2001, it’s extremely boring. Except for two beeps, there is no sound for 31 seconds. Yes, I was so bored I timed it.