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A meteorite lands on the Moon following an abortive UFO attack, and the Moonbase's video and radio links with SHADO fail. Foster suspects that Dalotek, a private mining company with a nearby base whose operations are opposed by Straker, may have accidentally been using the SHADO frequency, but, even after a further black-out in which a module crashes fatally, Dalotek is ultimately exonerated. Foster has hit it off with Jane Carson, Dalotek's glamorous communications officer, but Dalotek staff are subjected to amnesia treatment to make them forget the incident so that, when she meets Foster a year later, she does not recognise him.[2]


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  • Paul Foster's hair grows a noticeable length on his forehead between the time he talks to Dr. Reed in the command module and then to Jane Carson in the leisure module. Maybe he brushed it forward for some reason?

*In contrast to the usually immaculate lighting and camera work seen when filming models, during the establishing shots of the Moonbase exterior seen during the episode title credits, the shadow of someone walking next to the model of the moon surface during the “Produced by REG HILL” credit. The shadow falls briefly across both the Moonbase buildings and across the lunar surface.

Episode Cast[]

Episode Crew[]

  • Director - Alan Perry
  • Screenplay by - Ruric Powell
  • Producer - Reg Hill
  • Music - Barry Gray
  • Cinematography - Brendan J. Stafford (lighting cameraman) (as Brendan Stafford)
  • Editor - Alan Killick
  • Casting By Rose Tobias Shaw
  • Art Direction By Bob Bell
  • Makeup Department
    • Henry Montsash - Hair Stylist
    • Basil Newall - Makeup Artist
  • Production Management
    • Roger Connolly - Unit Manager
    • Norman Foster - Production Supervisor
  • Second Unit Director Or Assistant Director
    • Leo Eaton - Assistant Director
  • Art Department
    • Don Fagan - Instrumentation
    • Fred Gunning - Construction Manager
    • Harry Solomons - Production Buyer
    • Keith Wilson - Assistant Art Director
  • Sound Department
    • Peter Pennell - Sound Editor
    • John Peverill - Sound Editor (As John Peveril)
    • Ken Rawkins - Sound Recordist
    • J.B. Smith - Dubbing Editor
  • Special Effects By
    • Bill Camp - Special Effects Director
    • Jimmy Elliott - Special Effects Senior Director (As Jim Elliott)
    • Frank Hollands - Special Effects Production Manager
    • Derek Meddings - Special Effects
    • Harry Oakes - Special Effects Lighting Camera
    • Mike Rainer - Special Effects Camera Operator
    • Mike Trim - Special Effects Designer
  • Camera And Electrical Department
    • Derek Black - Camera Operator
  • Costume And Wardrobe Department
    • Sylvia Anderson - Fashions
    • Kim Martin - Wardrobe
  • Music Department
    • Barry Gray - Musical Director
    • George Randall - Music Editor
  • Other Crew
    • Tony Barwick - Script Editor
    • Desmond Saunders - Assistant To Producer (As Des Saunders)
    • Doreen Soan - Continuity


Production order
Production Block 1:
Identified I Computer Affair I Flight Path I Survival I Exposed I Conflict I The Dalotek Affair I A Question of Priorities I Ordeal I The Responsibility Seat I The Square Triangle I Court Martial I Close Up I Confetti Check A-OK I E.S.P. I Kill Straker! I Sub-Smash
Production Block 2:
The Sound of Silence I The Cat with Ten Lives I Destruction I The Man Who Came Back I The Psychobombs I Reflections in the Water I Mindbender I Timelash I The Long Sleep

Transmission order
Identified I Exposed I The Cat with Ten Lives I Conflict I A Question of Priorities I E.S.P. I Kill Straker! I Sub-Smash I Destruction I The Square Triangle I Close Up I The Psychobombs I Survival I Mindbender I Flight Path I The Man Who Came Back I The Dalotek Affair I Timelash I Ordeal I Court Martial I Computer Affair I Confetti Check A-OK I The Sound of Silence I Reflections in the Water I The Responsibility Seat I The Long Sleep