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Alpha Male

If you know me, than you probably know that I’m a big fan of science fiction. Why hide my spots, right? I make an effort, though, not to impose my enthusiasm on those who don't share it. It just invites snickering and rolling of the eyes.

Jonathan knows what I mean. He knows to avoid the indifference of some friends, and share the enthusiasm for others.

When we first met at this past Summer's Blogmeet it came up in conversation that I’d been totally taken with my rediscovery of Space: 1999, a show whose charms he also understood. He told me about his best friend Kit, a sci-fi enthusiast who'd built made replicas of the show's sets and costumes, which were — and you should see them for yourself — outstanding, at least before the show's American backers called for some unfortunate budget cuts. Since I was clearly a fan and not just a curiosity-seeker, he promised me that I’d get to see Kit's handiwork if I ever came to London.

Sunday, when I met Kit (who's just a sweet, handsome gem of a fellow), I was blown away. I was also encouraged to indulge my fandom. May I now present then, my adventures in the Alpha Room:

Comments (9)

1) Bill: That room is THE COOLEST EVER. OH MY GOD, I'VE GONE TO GEEK HEAVEN AND NOW I CAN'T TURN OFF THE CAPS. OH WAit, there you go. *phew* Seriously, I want to cry from envy. (Nov 27, 2001 1:49 PM)

2) frank from the bank: OMG! Those are the most amazing pictures i ever saw!! You look so perfect as if Rudi had made that outfit just for you! (Nov 27, 2001 1:51 PM)

3) Andy: OH! MY! GOD! COLOR ME GREEEEEEEN! I wanna go there and pretend I'm Maya. Jealous. Jealous. Jealous. I am. (Nov 27, 2001 4:01 PM)

4) Jeffrey: Oh wow. How cool is this? When I was a kid, I so wanted to be Maya (and I now think the reason must have been, not because she had those funky eyebrows and got to change into sexy things like lions, but because her boyfriend Tony was a cutie). You look like you just walked off the moon--the sets and the uniform are that good. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing this. I am envious! Jeffrey (Nov 27, 2001 5:29 PM)

5) Richard: Thanks for sharing. That is simply incredible. No wacky. No incredible. No... Whatever. I'm cueing the soundtrack. I have to do something, I'm as envious as the rest of the crew here. (Nov 27, 2001 5:51 PM)

6) Steve: I've never seen the show, but still love the retro-space kitcsh. alpha03.jpg is *great*, Sparky! It looks just like a production still. (Nov 28, 2001 12:36 AM)

7) Paul M. Hollis: I love Space 1999. Every once in a while, I will put the DVD's in and watch or will go look in my "Alpha Box". (It contains all the original paperback novels, the Technical Manual, the Eagle, Hawk and Moonbase models, a stun gun and commlock a made in wood class, comicbooks a view master reel just to name a few). The replicas are fantastic and so is the Command uniform. I might be in Europe in June or July 2005. Can anyone see the "Alpha Room"? Please let me know. (Sep 10, 2003 3:38 PM)

8) sara ludy: where are you? and how do i get there? (Oct 14, 2003 12:15 PM)

9) JL: This was too much fun to see. I remember watching this program very nearly when it made to the States. I have a couple of episodes on laser disc I'm holding onto. (Jan 14, 2006 5:09 PM)

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