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13 September 2009 @ 10:53 pm
The Hoard Potato Remembers.  
Before this day is done, I felt I should acknowledge the anniversary of that unimaginable catastrophe that we all remember so clearly. Who doesn't remember where they were, what they were doing when they first heard the news, ten years ago today?

Here's to the brave men and women of Moonbase Alpha, wherever they might be.

Tiltontilton on September 14th, 2009 06:26 am (UTC)
The distant future of 1999 is all about slap bass.

And I am not afraid to admit that even now, this theme sounds freakin' awesome!
Hafochafoc on September 14th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
You're right, it was a disaster of a kind seldom seen in history. I mean, double-knit sweatsuits as uniforms? What were they thinking? With just a little forethought they could have avoided the horror of the worst style disaster in history, but no... it still makes me shudder just thinking about it.
Your Obedient Serpent: Sci Fiathelind on September 14th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
I always liked those uniforms, actually. Especially the second-season variations. They're certainly no worse than the various Starfleet uniforms.
Arcaton: jackassr_caton on September 14th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
But the WIGS....
Your Obedient Serpent: facepalmathelind on September 14th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
The wigs were only in UFO, man.
Arcatonr_caton on September 14th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
Alas I am undone!

(goes to watch Space Precinct....)

Dang it I ought to have remembered.... my mind is going...
Hafochafoc on September 14th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
...which uniforms they had to wear because you can't tell it's The Future unless everyone is wearing double-knit jumpsuits.

Nobody would wear such a thing today because it would be hard to create a garment that was hotter, clammier, stickier, and more all-around miserable. But apparently the fabric scientists of The Future have devoted person-years of work to producing double-knit fabrics that can actually breathe. Heaven alone knows why.
Terminotaur: Totter deviousterminotaur on September 14th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
Ahh, Space 1999. Where I learned that even though security has guns (with several settings no less, I had one as a toy) real men always try to grapple with the huge slimy alien.
morphyloonmorphyloon on September 14th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Never got a gun but I did get a ship and several figures. Still, never was there manlier men than those of Moonbase Alpha taking it old school with the alien-on-the-week, going toe to toe and... somehow... putting the beatdown on E.T. Granted, they did loose a few personel, but it was always no one important (no Red Shirts made it a fun challenge to guess who was gonna die)
silussa on September 14th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
I believe that the effects of nuclear radiation from the explosion gradually affected them....or, as a group of Englishmen including a noted gynecologist would have said, "just too silly".

Also, different opening which is less...jumpy?