SPACE: 1999

Breakaway
(part two)

teleplay by
Matt Butts

Inspired by

"Space: 1999 Breakaway"
teleplay by George Bellak

Introduction

This script was written as a continuation of Breakaway, the first episode of Space: 1999. It is intended to pick up exactly where the original episode leaves off, except that right before Series Created By Gerry and Sylvia Anderson we see the caption To Be Continued While there are some aspects of the original episode I would have done differently, I have endeavored not to rewrite history here. The original episode, filmed, in the can, aired, edited to hell then restored on DVD, is carved in stone.

This episode sets the stage for the rest of the first season. It gives Commissioner Simmonds a little more screen time, as well as explains what happened to Ouma and how Kano came to replace him. Along the way, I inserted little appearances by and references to other characters, such as the death of Jack Crawford and revelation of Sue Crawford s pregnancy, the real reason they never went to Meta, and the accident where Lowry loses part of his finger. Along the way there are little cameo pop-ups by Tony Cellini, Dan Mateo, Laura Adams, and What s-His-Name Winters. There is also a reference to a lunar eclipse that actually did happen in 1999. Thanks to Dr. Phil Plait, who gave me a couple of pointers on avoiding Bad Astronomy.

This script was written in 2000, right before the MainMission:2000 Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Space: 1999. At the time I wrote this, I hadn t seen Breakaway in twenty years, but I was able to refresh my memory from Martin Willey s transcripts in The Catacombs at .

One thing I haven t tried to do here is tie anything into Year Two. That s a more complicated task, and Eric Bernard did a great job of it with God s Will, the reworking of War Games.

To everything that might have been

Matt Butts
November 26, 2001

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This is a work of fan fiction and the characters and concepts of and the Gerry & Silva Anderson respectively. This story must not be sold or distributed for financial gain of any sort.

Summary: This script was written as a continuation of Breakaway, the first episode of Space: 1999. It is intended to pick up exactly where the original episode leaves off. Created back in 2001 by Matt Butts, this story was endangred of being lost from the original site that it was located in. I kepted it in its original format to give out that feeling of reading an actual script.