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99 on 99: “The Infernal Machine”

99on99021bHumanity chafing against confinement and slavery, an alien genius downloading his personality into a computer, Koenig pulling a Captain Kirk and outwitting a machine mind, one last note of awkward sympathy as a lonely being commits suicide – this is an episode assembled from a host of worn-out sci-fi clichés, with even the stalwart regular cast only going through the motions. The proceedings are made barely interesting by some nice set design – great use of space and the color red – and the presence, both corporeally and aurally, of guest star Leo McKern. Paul was lucky to sit this one out.

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ENTIRE FIRST SEASON: SPACE 1999: SERIES 1
THIS EPISODE: “The Infernal Machine”