Nov 29, 2017
Space: 1999 “Breakaway” (part 6 of 6)
Other stuntmen throw themselves around the set, pull stuff on top of themselves, and generally have a good time for a few more seconds. To my great satisfaction, a console explodes in Dr. Russell’s face. This doesn’t kill her, of course, because she’s undead.
Everyone is pinned to the floor. Bergman surmises that the moon is moving. A space station above the moon flings off two Eagle shuttles, and then explodes for reasons completely unrelated to science.
Carter, in his shuttle, is trying to hail Alpha. He says that the explosion is pushing the moon out of orbit. So I would guess this is the reason why he was sent up there in the first place.
Also, Carter’s shuttle is somehow keeping pace with the moon. Is that even possible? I don’t know. You couldn’t move the moon this fast without breaking it apart, so it’s really an unanswerable question. Actually, I’m a little surprised you even brought it up.
Carter is still bothering everybody on the radio. People can kind of lift their heads now, so Koenig is able to pull himself up far enough to hit a button and tell Carter to shut up. And then the explosion burns itself out and they stop accelerating. Koenig calls this “decelerating”, because not only does he not know how his own base works, he also does not know how physics works.
And that’s it. The moon just got blown out of orbit. Everybody stands up, says “that was weird,” and goes for a soda.