As a baby of the 1970s, few sci-fi TV collection had extra influence on my younger mind than “Area: 1999.” the live-action British import from “Thunderbirds” creators Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.
The pre-“Star Wars” motion journey starred Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, and Barry Morse as members of Moonbase Alpha, who braved the perils of deep house after nuclear explosions ejected the moon from Earth orbit and despatched it drifting into the galaxy. It ran for simply two seasons (1975-1977) however made lasting impressions with its tense storytelling and superb visible results.
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To recapture the magic of “Area: 1999,” Eaglemoss Hero Collector is releasing the primary in a collection of collectible die-cast miniatures from this influential traditional, beginning with the memorable Eagle One transport. The England-based agency makes a speciality of reproduction props, statuettes, miniature automobiles, and detailed spaceship fashions seen in popular culture franchises like “Alien,” “Star Trek,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “James Bond,” “Again to the Future,” “Harry Potter,” and “Ghostbusters.”
Here is the official description:
“This new collection of highly-detailed diecast fashions brings to life the numerous variations of the hero ship from the present: the Eagle One! Designed by Academy Award-winning SFX director Brian Johnson (“Alien,” “Star Wars,” “2001: A Area Odyssey”), this iconic shuttle was the crew’s main mode of transport.
“Virtually 10″ in size, every of the Eagle One fashions might be accompanied by a companion journal full of design information, interviews, and different particulars. The Eagle One had a number of alternate configurations on the present, that can see their time within the limelight in Hero Collector’s new collection — beginning with its transport module, used for deploying crew to and from alien worlds. The traditional Eagle One Transporter might be obtainable first in July 2021, adopted by extra within the months to return!”
“As somebody who grew up watching “Area: 1999″ and would come flying into the room when that fab theme tune began up, it is an actual pleasure to convey the enduring Eagle One Transporter to the present’s many followers worldwide,” Eaglemoss Hero Collector Model Supervisor Chris Thompson tells Area.com.
“Not solely will we be bringing different variations of this traditional ship to life, but it surely marks our first foray into the wealthy worlds of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, which occupied a lot of my childhood. It is my hope that different folks will take pleasure in these Eagles as a lot as we do, and that we’ll have the chance to see different traditional ships take flight over the months and years to return.”
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