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As it's #Space1999 day today let's look at a question many fans of the show have asked: is there a link between Moon Base Alpha and the Moon base in Gerry Anderson's other live action sci-fi show UFO?

Let's find out... #FridayThoughts
The Moon's a good forward operating base if you need to intercept flying saucers. And that was part of the premise behind Gerry Anderson's first major live-action TV series in 1970 - UFO.
The SHADO Moon Base in UFO was pretty small: built in futuristic 1980 it consisted of five interconnected spheres to house the Interceptor crews and space monitoring staff. Fortunately there was plenty of drinks and smoking in space was still allowed.
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Today in history: a massive nucleat explosion sends the Moon hurtling into space!

Well that was the premise of #Space1999. Let's take a look at some of the many impossible questions the series threw up... #FridayFeeling
In #Space1999 Moonbase Alpha is a 4km wide settlement in the Plato moon crater. It's both a research centre and a monitoring station for the vast amounts of nuclear waste Earth has dumped on the Moon.

Sounds like fun...
But that's the problem with setting sci-fi on the Moon: nothing tends to happen. Sure there's filing to do, computers to monitor, occasional meteors etc, but where's the action?

There's literally no atmosphere.
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