December 27, 2012
Gerry Anderson, the creator of such classic sci-fi television shows such as ‘Thunderbirds,’ ‘Space 1999,’ and ‘Captain Scarlett,’ has passed away at the age of 83 on Wednesday, December 26th.
March 23, 2012
Studios inform our friends at The Digital Bits that we should continue to expect this releasePosted by David Lambert 3/20/2012
For a couple of weeks now, we've been getting emails from a number of our readers, who we're grateful to for pointing us toward this post at HobbyTalk.com, dated 3/7/12, which says the following:"I got off the phone with A&E. They have discontinued all the Gerry Anderson inventory, including the recently-released Bluray Disc set of Series One. They also said they stopped work on remastering Series Two in Hi-Def, which A&E was doing themselves since Network in England wasn't."We've been looking into this ourselves, with Gord reaching out to the studio and trying to confirm this information independently. Our good friend Bill Hunt of The Digital Bits also reached out about this info, and it appears that the studio got back to him first.
Yesterday Bill posted this very reassuring information:"Finally today, a number of you have e-mailed us to ask about rumors that have been circulating around the Net since last week to the effect that New Video and A&E Home Video have stopped work on the Blu-ray release of Space: 1999 - Season Two. I can report to you all today that BOTH A&E and New Video have told us that there's no truth to this. We're waiting for additional details from them, but in the meantime know that the rumors are inaccurate. Space: 1999 - Season Two is apparently still in production for Blu-ray. More soon."Thanks, Bill, for clearing that up! We're glad to pass this on to our readers as well, and get the accurate information out there. Like him, we hope to have additional information in the not-too-distant future about the Blu-ray Disc release of Space: 1999 - The Complete Season 2. Stay tuned for that!
Source : www.tvshowsondvd.com
February 10, 2012
Here comes another sci-fi remake. The folks behind ABC's V (circa 2009) are tackling a new series. Get ready for a revamped version of Space: 1999.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, ITV Studios America and HDFilms have announced plans to unveil a "re-imagining" of the sci-fi series, which will be called Space: 2099.
The original program ran for two seasons (1975—1977) and starred Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. As expected, the story took place in 1999 and followed the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha, a space research center stationed on—you guessed it, the moon.
HDFilms president Jace Hall (who brought us the new V) claims that Space: 2099 will feature familiar themes taken from the original.
"We are indeed re-imagining the franchise and bringing something new and relevant to today's audiences," said Hall. "I feel strongly that some of the overall tones set by the original Space: 1999television show represent an exciting platform to explore possibilities."
Do you feel concerned? A lot of space-centric shows have come and gone since 1977. How will they make Space: 2099 stick out from the rest of the pack?
Will you be tuning in to Space: 2099? Or will you stick to the original?
Source : http://blastr.com/