Episode K10: Cosmic Princess
First aired: KTMA on 22 January 1989
Once upon a time, there was a TV show called Space: 1999. Or so I'm told. I never watched an episode. It ran from 1975-1977 in syndication on U.S. TV. I got my TV programming from Savannah and Jacksonville during those years, and don't remember what station carried it. For whatever reason, I never watched it. I know it was made by the same people that made The Muppet Show, and starred Rollin and Cinnamon from Mission: Impossible.
|Joel & the Bots watch the movie|
The riffing is good. They play off each other pretty well, though they do step on each other's lines at times. I noticed that the cast really like the Dairy Queen.
During one of the host segments, Crow gives Joel a haircut. They redid this bit in a later (nationally-broadcast) season.
|Maya is introduced|
However, the episodes were 13 episodes apart. The first hour ended with the new character, Maya, being checked out. In the 14th episode, Maya was hospitalized with a virus. When the episodes were put together, they edited it as if the timelines were back-to-back.
Some of my favorite riffs:
|The Spaceship Gillespie|
|It's the gorilla his dreams|
|We have visual|
Since there are no flying turtles, there are no hot Japanese she-villains. There is a hot Hungarian she-villain (who turns out not to be a villain), but her character isn't all that hot (thought the actress is). The space-makeup helps make her look alien, but lowers the hotness factor. The character, Maya, is a shape-shifter. Maya should have shifted her shape to something that looked more like Catherine Schell.
After watching this Space: 1999 movie, I don't regret never seeing the show back in the '70s.