Latest sci-fi TV reboot: V's producers bringing back Space: 1999

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Dec 16, 2012

Here comes another sci-fi remake. The folks behind ABC's V (circa 2009) are tackling a new series. Get ready for a revamped version of Space: 1999.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ITV Studios America and HDFilms have announced plans to unveil a "re-imagining" of the sci-fi series, which will be called Space: 2099.

The original program ran for two seasons (1975—1977) and starred Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. As expected, the story took place in 1999 and followed the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha, a space research center stationed on—you guessed it, the moon.

HDFilms president Jace Hall (who brought us the new V) claims that Space: 2099 will feature familiar themes taken from the original.

"We are indeed re-imagining the franchise and bringing something new and relevant to today's audiences," said Hall. "I feel strongly that some of the overall tones set by the original Space: 1999 television show represent an exciting platform to explore possibilities."

Do you feel concerned? A lot of space-centric shows have come and gone since 1977. How will they make Space: 2099 stick out from the rest of the pack?

Will you be tuning in to Space: 2099? Or will you stick to the original?

(via Hollywood Reporter)

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