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Space: 2099 01 Breakaway by AbaKon Space: 2099 01 Breakaway by AbaKon
Years ago, some friends and I (not least among them our beloved Arcass) developed a ralaunch (no pun intended) of Space: 1999. Our bigest gripe with the series was the whole blasting the moon out of orbit thing. Interesting idea, but...well...not real plausible. So, our thinking was to have an accident with a newly developed FTL drive hurl a space station into deep space.

In essence, the show was much the same...without the moon. The space station was trapped in a field that raced through space at translight speeds. When it neared a star system, the gravity well caused it to drop below light speed. For a brief period of time, it would coast through normal space as the field recharged itself from the solar energy. When it hit a critical level - BANG! - the station would shoot back into faster than light speeds.

So, this is a trip down memory lane to those cool brainstorming sessions with some very talented guys!

Cheers!
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
This is a very good idea. You preserve the wandering uncontrolled part that made Space:1999 interesting without the entire moon getting launched. It would be great to see a series relaunch.
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Writer
This is certainly a show that didn't age well. IMHO it's almost unwatchable today, but when I was a kid...ZOWIE!
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Same here. I loved the show as a kid and still think of it fondly. The geek in me still loves the space ships in it.
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tanstaafl28 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
AbaKon, have you been to the Space: 2099 Facebook page? I'd like permission to show this there. 

www.facebook.com/groups/space1…


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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Writer
I'm flattered. You're free to post any of my Space: 2099 images - all I ask is a credit and/or link to my dArt account. Thanks for the interest!
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helbent4 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
One way to have your cake and eat it too would be that "Moonbase Alpha" was on a moon, not the moon. That is, not on Luna, but perhaps Phobos or Diemos. Those bodies are large enough to require ground vehicles (or they would have been present for Mars excursions) but are not large enough to make transiting them into FTL a real conceptual problem?

Plus, you also get to keep the "Moonbase" tag!

Tony
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Writer
Yeah, but the martians would be pissed if we stole one of their moons...and you know how they get when they're pissed.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Is moonbase Alpha a space station?
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Writer
In this series it is. I think that is much more believable than having the moon blasted out of orbit.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
It is more believable. The only bad part is ground transport. No alpha tank or moon tank and moon buggy.
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