Space: 1999 (1975–1977)
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Ring Around the Moon 

Maintenance technician Fred Clifford is possessed by an eerie yellow glow, which ultimately kills him. It transpires that it is coming from a planet called Triton, which captures the ... See full summary »

Director:

Ray Austin

Writers:

Edward Di Lorenzo (screenplay) (as Edward di Lorenzo), Gerry Anderson (series creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Landau ... Commander John Koenig
Barbara Bain ... Dr. Helena Russell
Barry Morse ... Prof. Victor Bergman
Prentis Hancock ... Paul Morrow
Clifton Jones ... David Kano
Zienia Merton ... Sandra Benes
Anton Phillips Anton Phillips ... Dr. Mathias
Nick Tate ... Alan Carter
Max Faulkner ... Ted Clifford
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Maintenance technician Fred Clifford is possessed by an eerie yellow glow, which ultimately kills him. It transpires that it is coming from a planet called Triton, which captures the Alphans and insists that Helena should become the Eyes of Triton. Before long she is acting just as Fred Clifford did before his death... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1976 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Prentis Hancock provided the whispering alien voice. See more »

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Doctor Russell's Blood pressure is reported as "80 over 120" and "normal". Normal would be 120 over 80 See more »

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Sandra Benes: [as Ted Clifford walks to the computer] Paul? What is he doing? He doesn't know anything about a computer.
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nice story, weak ending
10 June 2014 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

This episode shows that cheap effects do work back then and with the right score it even gives you the feeling of the seventies. When the moonbase is in deep space they come across Triton. The planet do send some kind of orange light that enters into your brain and makes you do serve the planet Triton. The only thing you want to do is to go to Computer.

Of course an eagle is send towards the orange planet but the light makes it almost not possible to enter the atmosphere of the planet. But commander Koenig do wants to save Dr Helena who is also trapped by the light.

The way they did the effects were rather simple, some kaleidoscopic effect in a dark room using the lenseflair of the camera. It works but also shows how easy some effects could be. Maybe the ending is a bit weak because 'the eye' destroys itself.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 2,5/5 Comedy 0/5


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