Visit the official Doctor Who website

Visit the official Doctor Who website
Look to the future

Asylum seekers...

Asylum seekers...
Refuge of the Daleks

Doctor Who picture resource

Doctor Who picture resource
Roam the space lanes!

Explore the Doctor Who classic series website

Explore the Doctor Who classic series website
Step back in time

Infiltrate The Hub of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood

Infiltrate The Hub of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood
Armed and extremely dangerous

Investigate The Sarah Jane Adventures

Investigate The Sarah Jane Adventures
Fearless in the face of adversity

Call on Dani’s House

Call on Dani’s House
Harmer’s a charmer

Intercept the UFO fabsite

Intercept the UFO fabsite
Defending the Earth against alien invaders!

Uncover the secrets of the Dollhouse

Uncover the secrets of the Dollhouse
Programmable agent Echo exposed!

Hell’s belles

Hell’s belles
Naughty but nice

Love Exposure

Love Exposure
Flash photography!

Primeval portal

Primeval portal
Dressed to kill or damsels in distress?

Charmed, to be sure!

Charmed, to be sure!
The witches of San Francisco

Take on t.A.T.u.

Take on t.A.T.u.
All the way from Moscow

Proceed to the Luther website

Proceed to the Luther website
John and Jenny discuss their next move

DCI Banks is on the case

DCI Banks is on the case
You can bet on it!

On The Grid with Spooks

On The Grid with Spooks
Secret agents of Section D

Bridge to Hustle

Bridge to Hustle
Shady characters

Life on Ashes To Ashes

Life on Ashes To Ashes
Coppers with a chequered past

Claire’s no Exile

Claire’s no Exile
Goose steps

Vexed is back on the beat!

Vexed is back on the beat!
Mismatched DI Armstrong and bright fast-tracker Georgina Dixon

Medium, both super and natural

Medium, both super and natural
Open the door to your dreams

Who’s that girl? (350-picture Slideshow)

Tuesday, 21 February 2006

Geeson in Outer Space!


This Sunday, on ITV4 at 7pm, and repeated in the early hours of the following morning, there is an opportunity to see one of the best episodes of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's "Space: 1999", "Another Time, Another Place". Originally shown sixteenth, on Thursday, 18 December, 1975, as part of the first-season run of twenty-four, the episode guest stars one of my favourite actresses of the Seventies, Judy Geeson. She plays Regina Kesslann who suffers an emotional breakdown, after the moon passes through a rift in space, believing Eagle pilot Alan Carter to be her husband! In need of medical attention, she is pictured above with series regular Barbara Bain as Doctor Helena Russell.

Judy has had a long and varied career dating from a 1961 episode of "Dixon of Dock Green" through episodes of "Star Trek: Voyager" and an appearance in "Charmed". Her roles have shown much diversity. She held her own as John Hurt's wife, Beryl Evans, opposite Richard Attenborough's extremely unnerving portrayal of serial killer John Reginald Christie in "10 Rillington Place", in 1971. A decade later she was Sandy in the notoriously grisly science fiction horror film "Inseminoid". On TV, in 1976, she portrayed Fulvia in the recently-released-on-DVD feminist science fiction series "Star Maidens" and, perhaps more notably, played Susan Mount, alongside Anthony Andrews, in the 1979 war drama "Danger UXB".

In "Another Time, Another Place", the crew of Moonbase Alpha finally return home only to discover an identical moon already orbiting the Earth. They have travelled through time and caught up with their future selves. Not only that, Regina is discovered to have two brains!! The episode is the first of many written by series' script editor Johnny Byrne who went on to write for "All Creatures Great and Small", "Doctor Who" and, most recently, ITV family drama "Heartbeat" which he also devised. Australian actor Nick Tate, who played Captain Carter in both seasons of the show, has often said "Another Time, Another Place" is his favourite episode of "Space: 1999".

2 comments:

karensff said...

I have only seen a few episodes of Space 1999. This is when they were repeating it a while ago (BBC2 or Channel4, can't remember which). I did enjoy what I saw of it though.

Stewart M. said...

Enjoyed your bit about the '80s, Warden.