Friday, February 10, 2012

Alpha: 2012 Convention

Two SPACE:1999 events in one day: timelike01 posts the below great mashup image at his deviantart page and this announcement:

A press release from Paul Bens of Alpha: 2012, A Space: 1999 Event; a 3-day Space:1999 convention September 14-16, 2012 in Brubank, CA:

February 10, 2012 --Jace Hall, President of HDFILMS, Inc., and Executive Producer and Creative Lead of Space: 2099, a re-imagining of the British cult-classic television series Space: 1999, will give fans their first opportunity to hear his plans by joining an impressive roster of guests attending Alpha: 2012, a three-day convention to be held at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel on September 14-16, 2012 in Burbank, California. Hall will be joining Australian actor Nick Tate and Glasgow-born Prentis Hancock, co-stars of the original series, as well as revered actors Roy Dotrice and Judy Geeson, both of whom made pivotal guest appearances in the series’ first season. More guests are likely to be added.

It was 34 years ago that fans of Space: 1999 first gathered in Columbus, Ohio, to celebrate their beloved show, and—it was hoped—convince the producers to give the green-light for a third season. While further adventures of the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha did not come to fruition, fans have loyally gathered over the last three decades, hosting a series of conventions to benefit chosen charities, all the while hoping that a movie or new series might be somewhere in the near future. With the recent announcement by HDFILMS and ITV Studios of Space: 2099, their loyalty may just have paid off.

Starring Oscar® winner Martin Landau and three time Emmy® Award winner Barbara Bain, Space: 1999 was originally broadcast from 1975 -1977 and followed the adventures of the inhabitants Moonbase Alpha who are cut off from earth when a freak nuclear accident send the moon careening off into the universe. While Hall and ITV are keeping details of the new series closely guarded, fans are hopeful that Space: 2099 will capture the sense of wonder, mystery and danger that was the hallmark of the original series.

With a unique convergence of the original series and the proposed reboot, Alpha: 2012 promises to be one of the most exciting conventions since Breakaway, the popular Los Angeles event held in September of 1999. “We’re thrilled that Jace and HDFILMS have agreed to join us,” says Rosie Badgett, one of the organizers of both Alpha: 2012 and the original Breakaway convention. “It really is a unique opportunity for us all to celebrate Space: 1999 and the stars of the original series who have supported us all these years, while, at the same time, getting a sneak-peek at some of the details of this new series. It proves that the future really is fantastic for Space: 1999.”

Above art by timelike01. Isn't it great?

1 comment:

Smeghead2068 said...

Always liked Roy Dotrice's wretched character.
If they are serious about a remake, they'd be better off basing it on the game SPACE:1889.