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Monday, June 26, 2017

Destination: Moonbase Alpha and Titillation

Star Trek was broadcasting only as repeats.  In 1975 audiences were just beginning to pay attention to the Star Trek phenomenon.
TV was a Sci-Fi wasteland.

That’s why in 1975 when the syndicated TV series: Space: 1999 premiered I, along with many other Sci-Fi hungry viewers, jumped on the bandwagon to watch the TV series.

Author Robert E. Wood and Telos Publishing examine and chronicle the Gerry Anderson British TV series: Space: 1999 in ‘Destination: Moonbase Alpha the Unofficial Unauthorized Guide To Space: 1999.

The former Mission: Impossible husband and wife team of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain starred in the series along with an excellent mixed race and nationality supporting cast.

The premise of the story is the Moon gets blasted out of orbit by a nuclear explosion and is flung into space.

The residents of Moonbase Alpha must learn to cope with the dangers of space including encountering friendly and hostile alien races, unexpected space phenomena and more.

The book follows the TV series from its inception to its production and episodes.

Learn all about the challenges of putting the ground-breaking Sci-Fi TV series on the air and the many ups and downs of production, cast choices, budget limitations and more.

All of the cast and crew are listed and many offer their own memories of the series.

Plus there’s a section on the concept for a return of the series.

It’s all present and makes for an engrossing read.

I’m a sucker for ‘good girl’, bad girl’ and ‘cheesecake art’ from the Pulp Magazine era.
One of the all-time great Pin-up artists of the era: Peter Driben was one of the most prolific.

‘Titillation The Vintage Pulp Magazine Pin-Up Art Of Peter Driben’ as written and compiled by Stephen James Walker, is a ‘must-have’ for fans of the Pin-Up fan.

The book is filled with full-color painting reproductions of Dribens’ work.  

Beautiful women, dressed in revealing attire and in provocative poses, are shown accompanied by publication dates and listings of the magazines they were featured on.
It’s cheesecake at its best!