Old Space Show – Planet of the Apes “The Surgeon” with Russell McGee

Russel and I hit a gem of an episode. Planet of the Apes takes the hospital procedural type tv genre and really spins it into something all its own. It’s not just a tired retread as we have seen in episodes past. Russell McGee from the Big Finish Productions & WTIU-TV is the Companion for […]

Old Space Show: Planet of the Apes Tomorrows Tide

Russell and I admire the nice change of scenery to the episode. We discuss this fishing slavery village our heroes infiltrate. Russell also has a bit of a theory of the potential genesis of the shark props used in this episode as well… Russell McGee from the Big Finish Productions & WTIU-TV is the Companion […]

Old Space Show – Planet of the Apes “The Legacy” with Russell McGee

This episode finally starts trucking some things along and making this series stand out. Not only does it have a young Jackie Earle Haley guest star, but it kind of re-pilots the show with a bit more interesting mission. Russell and I dig into this one with much optimism. Russell McGee from the Big Finish […]

Old Space Show – Planet of the Apes “The Good Seeds” with Russell McGee

“The Good Seeds” finds Galen and his astronaut pals down on an ape farm. Well, a farm run by apes. See as they help around the land while hiding out, yet have to deal with the adversary of mythic superstition. Russell McGee from the Big Finish Productions & WTIU-TV is the Companion for The Planet […]

Old Space Show – Planet of the Apes “The Trap” with Russell McGee

What happens when ape and man are trapped under the rubble of a desecrated city with no feasible way out? Do they get along? Do they fight to the death? Do we get another that’s not a common science fiction television show trope? Who knows, but Russell McGee and I are here to dissect it! […]

Old Space Show – Space 1999: “The Dorcons” with Jim Dietz

When this episode was originally set to drop, I was only saying farewell to the show Space: 1999. In the most tragic turn of events, it is also where I had to say farewell to my longtime co host of Old Space Show, Jim Dietz. Jim passed away suddenly on Monday, March 7th of 2022, […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The Immunity Syndrome”

With only 1 more episode left, where could Space: 1999 go? Well, a kinda Tony focused episode and a bit of ridiculousness when it comes to some cheapness. Enjoy this penultimate episode of Old Space Show – Space: 1999 as Jim and I bask in the glorious suite they have to put Koenig in to […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Devil’s Planet”

We are winding down now to the final 3 episodes of the show. This is another Space Babes in Outer Space kinda episode, but it’s also a VERY Koenig solo adventure. How does that turn out? You’ll have to see as Jim and I dig into “Devil’s Planet”! And our regular reminder, we are going […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Dorzak”

Maya meets another psychon, but other space babe aliens try to warn her that he’s not the man she once knew. Lots of groovy things this episode; Carter has a crush, Dorzaks has some interesting apparel and a spaceship interior with lovely disco sci fi aesthetic on full display! And our regular reminder, we are […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The Séance Spectre”

This week’s episode of Space: 1999 feels oddly culturally relevant to today. “The Seance Spectre” will remind you of Q’Anon and lots of conspiracy theory nonsense that’s been traveling around the past few years. Its a pretty eye opening and entertaining piece of British Sci-Fi television from the 1970s that feels still sadly relevant today. […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The Lambda Factory”

I appreciate your understanding on a week of no Old Space Show, but we are back to business this week. And we have a whacky one which Jim points out is capitalizing on the ESP craze that swept the 1970s at this time. While its called “The Lambda Factor”, perhaps the “The Grouchy Factor” may […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The Bringers of Wonder, Parts 1 & 2”

Well, we have a double sized episode for you today as we cover Space:1999’s first 2-part episode where big slimy eye aliens take the disguise of the loved ones of the crew of Moonbase Alpha. Did this need to be 2 episodes? Does it work? We go over that and many other aspects of it […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “A Matter of Balance”

Tony’s brewing habit has been one of the most odd choices to have as a constant character trait on a show that rarely focuses on them. There’s some anti-matter lecturing in this episode, a fish minotaur made from costumes used in the previous 2 episodes, a teen crush gone wrong and some set design that […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Space Warp”

If you feel like this episode reminds you an awful lot of last week’s episode, you’re not alone! Many elements of our previous discussion and detail seep up here in a second week with Fred Freiberger at the helm writing it all. Hurray? And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: 1999 in the […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The Beta Cloud”

Ah, another alien boards Moonbase Alpha and causes some hell. Something that happens all too frequently. We begin of two Fred Freiberg written episodes that almost easily reflect one another. And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: 1999 in the production order, not broadcast order. Streaming services have them in broadcast order, so […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Seed of Destruction”

Science fiction loves the concept of mirror or parallel universes and Space: 1999 becomes no stranger to that in “Seed of Destruction”. Here tells the tale of a mirror Koenig from a mirror asteroid trying to infiltrate Moonbase Alpha. Hopefully nobody will notice the bad “part” of him. And our regular reminder, we are going […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The AB Chrysalis”

Another week and another solid guest star coming from the Superman franchise. Sarah Douglas graces us in the AB Chrysalis. This episode is my personal favorite of the very wonky and up and down Season 2 thus far! And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: 1999 in the production order, not broadcast order. […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Catacombs of the Moon”

We get a pretty big name guest star in this one, as Pamela Stephenson (Superman III, Saturday Night Live), stops in and plays a dying wife who appears in her husband’s fiery visions. This is a double up Barbara Bain episode, so lots of Helena and Tony while Koenig and Maya make some light touches. […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “New Adam, New Eve”

We get a veteran of the Puppet Master franchise here to play God as well as matchmaker in another wacky rendition of Space: 1999’s second season. And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: 1999 in the production order, not broadcast order. Streaming services have them in broadcast order, so be careful if you’re […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Brian The Brain”

The great Bernard Cribbins lends his voice to an overhead projector robot that puts Koenig and Russell’s love to the test! And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: 1999 in the production order, not broadcast order. Streaming services have them in broadcast order, so be careful if you’re going to follow along. We […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The Mark Of Archanon”

Caverns on Alpha? People frozen in said caverns? King Tut en vogue for Archanon? Football of Friendship? Yes, we go over these kinds of things in this episode. And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: 1999 in the production order, not broadcast order. Streaming services have them in broadcast order, so be careful […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The Rules of Luton”

Normally Jim and I are pretty eye to eye on these Space: 1999 episodes. With “The Rules of Luton” we have an episode that has somewhat split us. It’s an episode that is a take on Star Trek as well as Lost In Space. Where do you fall on this one? And our regular reminder, […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The Taybor”

Space: 1999’s second season has been a change of pace from the first season, but this episode got really more wild and weird. We get a Brian Blessed like guest star whose attire looks like the regurgitation of 1980s female aimed cartoon programming. Strap in as Jim and I digest it all. And our regular […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Journey To Where”

What an episode title, eh? This one finds the Alphans sort of close to home, yet so far away. There’s material here that feels like it could have been two separate episodes. We divulge in this unique journey (to where) that features Tony as a craft brewing enthusiast. And our regular reminder, we are going […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “All That Glisters”

Welp, we have hit a rocky, tough spot here on Space: 1999. “All That Glisters” doesn’t provide much glister, but Jim and I do our best to power through it. This episode was quite a swing and miss from Moonbase Alpha. And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: 1999 in the production order, […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “One Moment of Humanity”

The androids are humans! The humans are androids! All sorts of that craziness and also robot sexy times lie ahead in Jim and I’s latest trek to Space: 1999’s second season in “One Moment of Humanity”! And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: 1999 in the production order, not broadcast order. Streaming services […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The Exiles”

Jim and I are officially back in the saddle. Moonbase Alpha comes across the plot of Star Trek Into Darkness and a pair of exiled beings that look like professional figure skaters. Plenty of fun, plenty of wacky and plenty of weird in this Space: 1999 adventure. And our regular reminder, we are going through […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The Metamorph”

Jim Dietz & Space: 1999 are back! We begin the journey on the other side, or back half of the series to see it to complete. Space: 1999’s second season is notorious for a shift and lots of changes and it’s readily apparent right away. It felt good to get back in the saddle with […]

Old Space Show: Quantum Leap “The Camikazi Kid”

Old Space Show - Quantum Leap: The Camikazi Kid

The show follows up last week with another pretty deep topical episode that deals with spousal abuse. Look out also for a pre-90210 Jason Priestly, Robert Costanzo and Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood’s Kevin Spirtas! Tony Schaab from the Sciencefiction.com is the Companion for Quantum Leap. The Brandon Peters Show will return […]

Old Space Show: Quantum Leap “The Color Of Truth”

We have reached one of the pinnacle episodes of the show in “The Color of Truth”. This is certainly Quantum Leap displaying how powerful, inspired and flat out great television it could be. Tony and I have a fantastic conversation revolving around this episode’s topic of civil rights and racial injustices. Tony Schaab from the […]

Old Space Show: Quantum Leap “Double Identity”

Tony and Brandon try best not to sleep with the fishes, see? Quantum Leap cribs from one of cinema’s greatest subgenres – the gangster film! Enjoy our analysis of the episode “Double Identity”. Tony Schaab from the Sciencefiction.com is the Companion for Quantum Leap. The Brandon Peters Show will return Friday (4/30) to close with […]

Old Space Show: Quantum Leap “How The Tess Was Won”

Old Space Show: Quantum Leap "How the Tess Was Won"

Sam takes to the farms as he finds himself in the role of veterinarian caught in the midst of a cowboy challenge for the love of the landowner’s inheritance. This episode introduces some tropes for the series and takes a few interesting turns, including a bit of a surprise ending. Tony Schaab from the Sciencefiction.com […]

Old Space Show: Quantum Leap “The Right Hand Of God”

Old Space Show: Quantum Leap "Right Hand of God"

“Oh boy” and “Yo Adrian” become synonymous when Sam Beckett finds himself in a boxing scenario. Early on it becomes apparent that the show is willing to reflect popular films in coming up with its plots. Tony and I receive our first taste of this type of Leap in “The Right Hand Of God”, which […]

Old Space Show: Quantum Leap “Star-Crossed”

Old Space Show: Quantum Leap "Star Crossed"

The second episode of Quantum Leap has some interesting turns and agendas regarding the series challenges and rules. And it also guest stars my favorite Lois Lane, Teri Hatcher. The show continues to impress and we are here to chat it all up. Tony Schaab from the Sciencefiction.com is the Companion for Quantum Leap. The […]

Old Space Show: Quantum Leap “Genesis”

Old Space Show Quantum Leap: Genesis

We begin again on Old Space Show. Quantum Leap is one of my all time favorite shows in the history of television. A historical anthology drama with a science fiction twist was one of the most endearing and impressive shows. The first season is short and still finding its way and is quite interesting upon […]

Old Space Show: Doctor Who “Revelation Of The Daleks”

Old Space Show: Dr Who: Revelation of the Daleks

I feel like this series just started, but here we are at the finale of Doctor Who: The Colin Baker Era, Year One. Revelation of the Daleks is one of Colin’s most popular stories and it’s not hard to see why. A bit more dark, violent and adult as well as one of the best […]

Old Space Show: Doctor Who “Timelash”

Old Space Show: Dr Who: Timelash

Welp, we had to get here at some point. Timelash is largely considered, voted and judged as being one of the all time worst stories in the entire history of Doctor Who. And…well…we can’t argue much with that. But we sure can take a look at what went wrong, some interesting tid bits it does […]

Old Space Show: Doctor Who “The Two Doctors”

Old Space Show: The Two Doctors

From a mult-evil Time Lord story to a multi-Doctor story, The Two Doctors is LOADED. We have multiple Doctors, multiple companions, Sontarans, time travel science, cannibals, Jacqueline Pearce and so much more. It’s a 3-part story as well, shot on location in Spain. So much to talk about, this one runs longer than usual. And […]

Old Space Show: Doctor Who “The Mark Of The Rani”

Old Space Show: Dr Who: Mark of the Rani

This week we are introduced to another diabolical time lord, The Rani! A character meant to be the next big thing, but unfortunately wasn’t used as much as expected. This marks Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor’s first historical and sees his first crossing of paths with The Master. Pip and Jane Baker make their debut as […]

Old Space Show: Doctor Who “Vengeance On Varos”

Old Space Show: Dr Who Vengeance on Varos-featured

This week, we meet the aquatic, sluggish nemesis of the Sixth Doctor, SIL. Vengeance on Varos is a pretty grim tale, but one that has had a bit of re-appraisal in the past decade. Going into this series, it marks Brandon’s personal favorite serial featuring Colin Baker as The Doctor. Rachel Frend from the The […]

Old Space Show: Doctor Who “Attack Of The Cybermen”

Old Space Show: Dr Who: Attack of the Cybermen

From week 1 to week 2 of The Colin Baker Era, Year One, we jump seasons as we now begin Season 22. Doctor Who changed its format to 2-part 45 minute serials instead of the traditional 4-part 24 minute structure. Showrunner John Nathan Turner also opted for a darker tone as well. “Attack of the […]

Old Space Show: Doctor Who “The Twin Dilemma”

Old Space Show: Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma

Welcome to a brand new adventure on Old Space Show! Who begins a Doctor Who podcast with “The Twin Dilemma”? Apparently, that’s me! Colin Baker’s debut as the sixth iteration of The Doctor is notorious for its reputation being one of the worst stories in the show’s history. Continually voted as #1 in the wrong […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The Testament of Arkadia”

Old Space Show: Space1999: The Testament of Arkadia

This is it! The final episode of Season 1 of Space:1999. Old Space Show series 1 is in the books! We have a deluxe sized episode for you as we not only cover the episode, but look back and reflect on season 1 as well as give our TOP 5 episodes. Be sure to stay […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Dragon’s Domain”

Old Space Show: Space 1999: Dragon's Domain

Only 1 more episode of Space: 1999’s first season remains. Here in this penultimate journey we have an odd, tentacled monster terrorizing a haunted ship graveyard. We are also introduced to a character we were supposed to have known this whole time and we get to see EARTH for the first time. And our regular […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Mission of the Darians”

Old Space Show: Space 1999: Mission of the Darians

I celebrate my birthday with an Old Space Show! We are nearing the end of Space: 1999’s first season and they’re pulling out the big guns as Joan Collins guest stars in “Mission of the Darians”. Who are the Darians? What is their Mission? Who is eating who? Let’s talk about it! And our regular […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The Infernal Machine”

The Old Space Show: Space 1999 The Infernal Machine

Leo McKern of The Prisoner fame guests on this one. Lots of pretty sets. And new crewmember Winters hops on board in “The Infernal Machine”! And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: 1999 in the production order, not broadcast order. Streaming services have them in broadcast order, so be careful if you’re going […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Space Brain”

Old Space Show: Space 1999: Space Brain

Moonbase Alpha kicks off 2021 on Old Space Show with a good or intergalactic foam party! Space: 1999 features yet another possessed crew member wandering around doing alien tidings, but this time brings both the fun and a super recognizable face. Jim and I begin the final run of season 1 with “Space Brain”. And […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The Troubled Spirit”

Old Space Show: Space 1999: Troubled Spirit

The star of none other than Escape From The Bronx shows up here as a planet whisperer of sorts and the ship is haunted by a pizza faced ghost. This is a truly wild ride on alpha, complete with sitar solo accompaniment. Strap in and get ready for some crazy twists and turns. And our […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The Last Enemy”

Old Space Show: Space 1999: The Last Enemy

This episode sees the crew of Moonbase Alpha caught in a solar system conflict between a planet of some space vixens from outer space and one led by Mavic Chen himself, Kevin Stoney. This episode features plenty to talk about and we faun over some nifty 1970s science fiction aesthetic. And our regular reminder, we […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “War Games”

Old Space Show: Space 1999: War Games

“War Games” was a thrilling episode for Space: 1999. You’ll be able to notice our excitement right off the bat. This one see some highs for the series and quite possibly enters the conversation for best episode. And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: 1999 in the production order, not broadcast order. Streaming […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “End of Eternity”

Old Space Show: Space: 1999: End of Eternity

Another being, monster, possessed thing is loose on the ship…again! Look out med bay, they are likely coming for you! Jim and I head into this episode of Space: 1999 that features one of the stars of Antonioni’s BLOW UP! And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: 1999 in the production order, not […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The Full Circle”

Old Space Show: Space 1999: The Full Circle

Jim and I head into the mist and discover – CAVEMEN! This crazy and pretty well scaled episode of Space: 1999 (“The Full Circle”) has us thrilled, giggling and scratching our heads all at the same time. Stun or Kill? That’s the question! And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: 1999 in the […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Collision Course”

Old Space Show: Space 1999: Collision Course

We close down the Old Space Show Turkey Day Marathon with “Collision Course”. This one offers more of that weird 2001-inspired type story many of these end up having. A fun aside, while some inserts have been placed, this was actually the 5th episode we recorded for this series back in September. And our regular […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Voyager’s Return”

Old Space Show: Space 1999: Voyager's Return

Our Old Space Show Turkey Day Marathon CONTINUES! A satellite for Earth is in the deep reaches of space preaching peace and offering destruction. Its creator happens to secretly be on board Moonbase Alpha and some aliens come by seeking an eye for an eye for planets destroyed by Voyager. And our regular reminder, we […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “The Last Sunset”

Old Space Show: Space 1999: The Last Sunset

The Old Space Show Turkey Day Marathon CONTINUES! The crew of Moonbase Alpha witnesses their first sunrise and bit of rain in ages as they start having a beach party and Paul discovers shrooms. It’s as fun as it sounds! And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: 1999 in the production order, not […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Alpha Child”

Old Space Show: Space 1999: Alpha Child

Our Old Space Show Turkey Day Marathon BEGINS! Starting today, you’ll receive a new Old Space Show episode every day of the holiday weekend. 4 in total! We begin with Space: 1999’s “Alpha Child”. Another big swing on the guest star, as British legend Julian Glover (If you don’t know him, you SHOULD!) stops by […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Force of Life”

Old Space Show: Space 1999: Force of Life

Another big guest star boards Moonbase Alpha…or more rather was already there. Ian McShane is possessed by some space beam and winds up becoming some sort of energy vampire in search of the ship’s nuke collection. Yes, that’s what this episode entails! And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: 1999 in the production […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Guardian of Piri”

Everybody is lured into a false sense of happiness in the latest adventure with Moonbase Alpha. And Jon Koenig is going to put an end to it! This episode also gives us a guest that bumps to regular status for Series 2. And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: 1999 in the production […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Missing Link”

First we had Christopher Lee and now two episodes later we get Peter Cushing. Space:1999 is getting the finest picks of the litter sitting in the Hammer Horror studio lobby waiting for work. They paint him gold and dress him like Strawberry Shortcake’s nemesis and we are here for ALL OF IT! And our regular […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Another Time, Another Place”

Old Spcae Show: Space 1999 - Another Time Another Place

While the show takes sets itself in another time, another place, they actually episode called “Another Time, Another Place”. Fitting for a soap opera show name as it is an episode title here, this one flirts with a strong sci-fi concept that while interesting doesn’t fully come together. Nonetheless, plenty of fun for Jim and […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Earthbound”

The Brandon Peters Show - Old Space Show - Space: 1999 - Earthbound

Our popular segment takes another journey in Space: 1999 for its fifth episode “Earthbound”. In this episode we get a big guest appearance in the form of god-like human, Sir CHRISTOPHER LEE! Beardo also stumbles out of his space bunk beds to make a showing, too. And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Ring Around The Moon”

Old Space Show: Space 1999 Around the Moon

The runaway hit segment continues on through Space: 1999 for its fourth episode “Ring Around The Moon”. This episode puts Barbara Bain at the center of some 2001 type weirdness. Also Ted Clifford. Have you heard of Ted Clifford? Oh well this episode has Ted Clifford. And our regular reminder, we are going through Space: […]

Old Space Show: Space: 1999 “Black Sun”

Old Space Show Space 1999 Black Hole

We continue on through Space: 1999 for its third episode “Black Sun”. Another trippy 2001 inspired one. We begin to notice more tropes and find out “Computer” doesn’t always need a Human Decision. Some have asked me where you can find Space: 1999 to watch along. That’s great and it excites me this show is […]

Old Space Show: Space 1999 “Matter of Life and Death”

OSS Space 1999 Matter of Life and Death

With the stage setting first episode behind us, we dig into a meatier episode of Space: 1999 entitled “Matter of Life and Death”. We get to see what a mysterious planet looks like as well as hear some classic hot button 1970s science fiction jargon to boot. I loved the response to this segment last […]

Old Space Show – Space:1999 “Breakaway”

Old Space Show Breakaway

This first series of Old Space Show will be the first Season of Space: 1999. “Old Space Show” is a term I commonly heard growing up when people who weren’t nerds like me would refer to stuff like Star Trek or Battlestar Galactica or the like. Personally, I love diving into genre television from the […]