Tags: space: 1999

R.I.P. Martin Landau (1928-2017)

I heard this morning that actor Martin Landau died yesterday.

Oscar-winning Actor Martin Landau Dies at 89

Actor Martin Landau has over 177 acting credits to his name, but to be honest, I remember him best as Rollin Hand from Mission Impossible (1966-1969) and Commander John Koenig from Space: 1999 (1975-1977). I saw him in various other roles over the years, but these two were the most memorable for me, to be honest, and I loved his performance in these roles very much. Another of his memorable roles came in his Oscar-winning performance as Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood (1994).

Rest In Peace, Martin Landau. Moonbase Alpha salutes you.

Space: 1999 to Return in Re-imagined Show?

Just poking around in the various news media for science fiction stuff, and came across this.

ITV Studios America and HDFilms are in the works to re-make Space: 1999, the iconic(?) series that featured Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. Imaginatively called Space: 2099, it is going to be a "contemporary re-imagining" of the show. I really do hope that some updated version of the Eagles. Anyway, here's the story from The Register.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/10/space_1999_re_imagination/