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Moonbase 3

Premier :: 1973-09-01

on BBC One

Genre :: Science-Fiction

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Moonbase 3 is a British science fiction television programme that ran for six episodes in 1973. It was a co-production between the BBC, 20th Century Fox and the American ABC network. Created by Doctor Who producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks as a realistic alternative strand of TV science-fiction, it was not a commercial or critical success. It starred Donald Houston as Director David Caulder, who is appointed to the position after the previous director was killed while returning to Earth. Ralph Bates was Michel Lebrun, the Deputy Director, who was concerned about keeping to the rules. Fiona Gaunt played Doctor Helen Smith, the base's psychiatrist, and Barry Lowe played Tom Hill, the head of the base technical section. The programme was notable for its combination of realistic spaceflight procedures. Although very dated in terms of its looks and assumptions about the future, it remains well-regarded in retrospect.

Latest Episode

Series 1 - Episode 6 - View of a Dead Planet
Aired - 14 October 1973

Episode summary:

The Artic Sun Project proposes to use a nuclear explosion over the Artic, thereby, melting the ice and creating a ""Garden of Eden."" The project's designer, Sir Benjamin Dyce comes to Moonbase 3 in an attempt to stop the program for fear that the explosion can not be contained and it will lead to the extinction of mankind. Dyce is unable to convince others of his concern and the nuclear device is detonated. As a thick haze covers the Earth, the Moonbase scientists worry Dr. Dyce may be right.

Watch Episodes Online - Episode Guide

+ Series 1

+ Episode - 5 Castor and Pollux Aired - 07 October 1973
+ Episode - 4 Outsiders Aired - 30 September 1973
+ Episode - 3 Achilles Heel Aired - 23 September 1973
+ Episode - 2 Behemoth Aired - 16 September 1973
+ Episode - 1 Departure and Arrival Aired - 09 September 1973

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