Space:1999 Logo 'Ring Around the Moon'
by Edward di Lorenzo
1999 Cast

A mysterious blue energy beam strikes Moonbase engineer Ted Clifford, transforming his brain into a computer relay station, and enabling an alien probe to envelop the Moon inside a huge ring of energy. After Clifford's mind burns out from the strain, Doctor Russell is caught in a ball of orange light and she becomes the new relay for the probe. Attempting to free Helena from the probe's influence, Commander Koenig and Carter board the alien craft, only to discover that the device has been pre-programmed by the ancient inhabitants of the dead world Triton, and its mission is to destroy the threat posed by the entire human race…

Martin Landau (Commander John Koenig), Barbara Bain (Doctor Helena Russell), Barry Morse (Professor Victor Bergman), Prentis Hancock (Paul Morrow), Nick Tate (Captain Alan Carter), Zienia Merton (Sandra Benes), Clifton Jones (David Kano), Anton Phillips (Doctor Bob Mathias), Suzanne Roquette (Tanya Alexander), Max Faulkner (Ted Clifford), Andrew Dempsey, Robert Philips, Michael Stevens (Main Mission Operatives), Tony Allyn, Quentin Pierre (Security Guards), Prentis Hancock (Voice of Triton),

Directed by Ray Austin
Produced by Sylvia Anderson
Series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson

UK (ATV Midlands):
January 15th, 1976

*Featuring Commander John Koenig, Doctor Helena Russell, Professor Victor Bergman, Paul Morrow, Captain Alan Carter, David Kano, Sandra Benes and Doctor Bob Mathias