John Rankine scores another creative win with his adaptation and intertwining of four more episodes of Space 1999. This novelization includes the episodes “The Infernal Machine”, “Mission of the Darians”, “Dragon’s Domain” and “The Testament of Arkadia”. Many have slight changes from the originally broadcasts, since Rankine was using the original scripts for his work. The added framework looks at some of the Alphans’ (mainly Bergman’s) plans and possibilities for what happens after they finally find a new world.
Of the four stories, my favorite is “Dragon’s Domain”, since it’s one of those rare Space 1999 stories that goes back in time before the “Breakaway” pilot and shows us a bit of what the Alphans’ lives were like before that catastrophic event.
Excellent read and very well-written.