Fan Updated Version of Space: 1999 Titles

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet over the past couple of days. I had the Covid booster jab on Saturday and it combined with some of the side-effects of the myeloma treatment to make me feel very fluey, weak and ill. Several people I know have felt very fluey and weak afterwards, though it clears up after a couple of days or so. It’s unpleasant, but definitely something to be endured and I definitely don’t want anyone to be put up from having the booster shots. Because however unpleasant a few days of fluey symptoms are, it’s much better than contracting Covid. So if you’re offered the jab, definitely don’t let anyone put you off it. We’re still fighting a killer disease, no matter what some of the right-wing naysayers are trying to tell the world.

Back to more pleasant things. I found this fan-made video on doctormab’s YouTube channel. It’s his updating of the title sequence to the classic ’70s SF series, Space: 1999. Only he’s retitled it Space: 2099, for the obvious reason that the last year of the 20th century has come and gone. It retains the structure of the original titles, but has them redone using some of the camera angles and staging which are now used in film and television. It also replaces the original actors with more contemporary thesps. I never really got into Space: 1999, but it’s still one of the great piece of British SF television that still commands a cult following. I think doctormab’s done really well, and after watching it ended up wishing that someone really was remaking the series like it. Here’s the video.

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