Space:1999 Logo 'War Games'
by Christopher Penfold
1999 Cast

When the Moon approaches a nearby planet, Moonbase Alpha suddenly encounters a fleet of Mark 9 Hawk Warships from Earth. Commander Koenig believes that the craft are about to attack and so orders the Eagles to open fire. But the defending Eagles are destroyed, and the warships then mount a devastating assault on the base, leaving it devastated and uninhabitable. Faced with heavy casualties and rapidly-failing life-support, Koenig realises that the only hope for his people is to seek a peaceful co-existence with the enemy; he and Doctor Russell travel to the planet in an Eagle to plead their case. Here they meet a male and female alien from a civilisation that has lasted for billions of years; the two refuse Koenig’s request, believing that the Alphans carry contaminants which will destroy their race. After capturing Doctor Russell, they leave Koenig to return to the Moon to prepare for their imminent invasion...

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), Anthony Valentine (Male Alien), Isla Blair (Female Alien), James Fagan (Ken Johnson), Binu Balini, Sarah Bullen, Andrew Dempsey, Raymond Harris (Main Mission Operatives), Robert Atiko, Paul Weston (Alphans)

Directed by Charles Crichton
Produced by Sylvia Anderson
Series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson

UK (ATV Midlands):
September 25th, 1975

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