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Moonbase 3

SO-SO SAGA of permanently ailing, low budget third moon settlement with a pan-European crew (including RALPH “DEAR JOHN” BATES as a French second in command). TERRANCE “WHO” DICKS was your main penman, with no less a personage than JAMES BURKE as “script consultant”. Bug-eyed monsters were out; sociological grapplings with class, honour and who’d do the dishes were in.



  1. borgduck

    August 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Space 1999 minus monsters!

  2. Richardpd

    December 18, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Terrence Dicks later admitted it didn’t work so well as they tried to play up the science fact aspect too much, not leaving enough room for whimsy. The producer was fellow Dr Who stalwart Barry Letts.

    Theme by Dudley Simpson, who for years wrote music for Dr Who, Blake’s 7 & The Tomorrow People among others.

    For years it was considered lost as the BBC wiped the original master tapes, but a set turned up in Canada.

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