'. . . Moonbase Alpha . . . Massive Nuclear Explosion . . . Moon torn out of Earth orbit . . . Hurled into Outer Space . . . Red Alert!' Space 1999 is a landmark in science fiction television. In the first episode of the series the adventure begins when Moon Base Alpha is blasted into the farthest reaches of uncharted space by a cataclysmic nuclear accident. It hurtles the moon and all of its inhabitants into a time-warp light years away from Earth. Commander John Koenig (played by Emmy Award winner Martin Landau) and his crew encounter alien races and face dangers previously unknown to man as they try desperately to navigate time and space to find their way home.