Last month, I was sad to hear about the passing of TV legend Gerry Anderson. I've been a life long fan of his work and I enjoyed reading many of the tributes that flooded the internet after his passing. I really don't have much to contribute, but I did find three Space: 1999 TV Guide ads.
These ads are kind of special to me as they represent some of my earliest TV memories and my intro into the world of Gerry Anderson. The first two ads are from 1975 when the show first aired on KRCG Channel 13, our local CBS affiliate out of Jefferson City, Missouri. Fun that it premiered on September 13th! That's the same date in the show when the moon is knocked out of orbit in 1999.
I was only five when Space: 1999 premiered and it was only on in late night. Not the best viewing time for a toddler like me. Still, I made the best of it by watching with my dad and brother.
Besides my introduction to Space: 1999, this TV time slot was also my intro to Star Trek. It was a far out double feature as seen in the 1976 ad below.
Rest in peace Gerry Anderson and thanks for all the puppets and groovy space entertainment!