Space:1999 Logo 'The Beta Cloud'
by Charles Woodgrove
1999 Cast

After the Moon passes moves through a strange cloud of space dust, a mystery illness affects the Alphans. An Eagle is sent to investigate the cloud, but when it returns to Moonbase Alpha it brings with it a terrifying, unstoppable creature that immediately goes on a rampage through the base. A voice emanates from the cloud, announcing that the creature has been sent to Alpha to take its life support core which will prevent the cloud's extinction. With Commander Koenig, Doctor Russell and Carter out of action due to the illness, Verdeschi takes charge; various attempts are made to stop the deadly creature, but it proves to be immune laser gun fire, vacuum, chlorine and even high voltage current. As the monster finally approaches the life support centre, Verdeschi and Maya make their last stand…

Martin Landau (Commander John Koenig), Barbara Bain (Doctor Helena Russell), Catherine Schell (Maya), Tony Anholt (Tony Verdeschi), Nick Tate (Captain Alan Carter), Zienia Merton (Sandra Benes), Jeffery Kissoon (Doctor Ben Vincent), Dave Prowse (Creature), Albin Pahernik (Space / Kreno Animal)

Directed by Robert Lynn
Produced by Fred Freiberger
Series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson

UK (ATV Midlands):
December 16th, 1976

*Featuring Commander John Koenig, Doctor Helena Russell, Maya, Tony Verdeschi, Alan Carter, Sandra Benes and Bill Fraser