"Space: 1999"—the greatest science fiction television show created by legendary British producers Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.
This show realizes part of the original vision Gerry had in the 1960s for "U.F.O."—a one-season gem which gives "Star Trek" a run for its money, albeit with scary lapel widths and crippling footwear.
Broadly, the design and development of "Eagle One" required approximately seven years before it reached screens the world round in 1975!
Australian Captain Alan Carter of Moonbase "Alpha" usually pilots "Eagle One." His connection to Texas? He won the Houston Base Boxing Championship, date, weight class and base location unknown, though somewhere not on Earth's surface is a good guess. That'll do.
Space 1999—"Eagle One" Transporter Die-cast Collectible Item Information:
- New Fall 2021
- Part of the "Space: 1999" Vehicles and Ships Collection
- Made of die-cast metal
- Includes display stand and companion magazine packed with design information, interviews and more!
- Available dimension: 10" in length (25.40 cm)
- Price includes standard USA shipping; see details below
- Ships separately 1-2 business days after order placement
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- This is an "Adult Collectible" item
- Recommended for ages 14 and up
- WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD—Small parts
- NOT A TOY
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From the Manufacturer's Catalog Copy:
Discover the brand-new Space: 1999 collectibles based on the hit TV show! Introducing the first edition in the collection—the Eagle One Transporter.
A cult classic of 70s sci-fi, the TV series Space: 1999 followed the space-faring adventures of Moonbase Alpha, whose 311 personnel were left stranded when a massive nuclear explosion sent the Moon itself hurtling into deep space.
Designed by Academy Award-winning SFX director Brian Johnson (Alien, Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey), the Eagle One is the iconic hero ship of Space 1999, and the primary transport for the crew of Moonbase Alpha. This modular vessel had many alternative configurations: it’s presented here with its transport module which was used for deploying crew to and from alien worlds.
Powered by 4 fusion rockets, the Eagle One could reach speeds of 23,700 miles per second, and fly for up to 48 hours. This Transporter Eagle (or "Type A") could hold 8-12 passengers, plus the pilot and co-pilot, sacrificing space for scientific equipment or weaponry in favor of a passenger pod.
“We’re all aliens, until we get to know each other.”