As a child in the 1970s, few science fiction TV shows had more of an impact on my young brain than “Space: 1999”. the live-action UK import from the makers of “Thunderbirds” Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.
The pre- “Star Warsaction-adventure starring Martin Landau, Barbara Bain and Barry Morse as members of Moonbase Alpha, who braved the perils of deep space after nuclear explosions were ejected the moon from orbit and sent it into the galaxy. It ran for only two seasons (1975-1977) but made a lasting impression with its tense storytelling and stunning visual effects.
To recapture the magic of “Space: 1999”, Eaglemoss Hero Collector releases the first of a series of die-cast collector miniatures of this influential classic, starting with the memorable Eagle One transport. The UK-based company specializes in replica props, figurines, miniature vehicles and detailed spaceship models featured in pop culture franchises such as ‘Alien’, ‘Star Trek’, ‘Battlestar Galactica’, ‘James Bond’, ‘Back to the Future’, “” Harry Potter “and” Ghostbusters. “
Here’s the official description:
This new line of highly detailed diecast models brings to life the many variations of the show’s hero ship, the Eagle One! Designed by Academy Award-winning SFX director Brian Johnson (“Alien”, “Star Wars”, “2001: A Space Odyssey ”), this iconic shuttle was the crew’s main mode of transport.
Nearly 10 ”long, each of the Eagle One models will be accompanied by a companion magazine full of design information, interviews and other details. The Eagle One had several alternate configurations on show, which will see their time in the spotlight in Hero Collector’s new series – starting with the transport module, which is used for deploying crews to and from alien worlds. The classic Eagle One Transporter will be available for the first time in July 2021, followed by more in the coming months! “
As someone who grew up watching “Space: 1999” and came flying into the room when that groovy theme song started, it’s a real pleasure to bring the iconic Eagle One Transporter to the show’s many fans around the world. , “Eaglemoss Hero Collector Brand Manager Chris Thompson tells Space.com.
“Not only will we bring other variations of this classic ship to life, but it is also our first introduction to the rich worlds of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, which have occupied much of my childhood. these Eagles will enjoy it as much as we do, and that in the coming months and years we will have the chance to see other classic ships flying. ”
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