Danita Louw
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Joined 04-19-18, id: 10639700, Profile Updated: 05-14-18
Author has written 5 stories for Space 1999.

Space 1999 has always held a very special place in my heart. As a young girl of 14, I fell in love with it when it ran on South African television in 1977. Victor Bergman immediately became my favorite character, and when another short series, "The Zoo Gang", also featuring Barry Morse ran on South African television, Barry quickly became my favorite actor. Being a type of go-getter creative person, I investigated and found that Space 1999 had been filmed at Pinewood Studios, so with stars in my eyes, I wrote Barry a letter. And miracle of miracles, he wrote back. Thus started a friendship that lasted from 1978 until his death in 2008. In 1991 Barry and his dear wife Sydney, visited me in South Africa. I was a working woman by then, but he was still my favorite. When I came to the USA, I met with him again in Atlanta, GA, where he was doing his one-man show "Merely Players" for the Performing Arts Lodges. A truly remarkable, gentle, wonderful man. I miss him dearly.

My Space 1999 fiction therefore obviously features Victor Bergman very prominently. I never cared much for the cardboard cutout John Koenig, and while Helena Russell was equally stiff, she had potential. I thoroughly enjoyed Paul and Sandra, the fiery Carter and David Kano. While I understand the need for action and special effects in a science fiction presentation, I felt the characters had much more potential than was ever realized. Even as a girl, I wrote many of my own stories, but of course without the internet, they went nowhere. Now, in my "old age" I'm re-watching my DVD set often, and think with fondness back to the days I called myself an Alphan at school. And I've just had the urge to write... so, I wrote. Enjoy!

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SPACE 1999 BRIDGE EPISODES Conflict reviews
A brief sketch of the hours immediately following the breakaway from Earth and Commander Koenig's trial-by-fire in having to deal with Commissioner Simmonds before he can truly assume leadership on Moonbase Alpha. Season 1 characters.
Space 1999 - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,684 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/26/2018
Space 1999 Space Pyramid reviews
A slightly more lighthearted adventure: Two of the Alphans now living on Berg find themselves experiencing unusual adventures when a strange object appears from outer space. Story uses the much utilized sci-fi concept of time travel. Season one characters, following the first three stories after the Alphans settle in their new solar system, but can be read as standalone.
Space 1999 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 57,178 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/1/2018 - Published: 6/12/2018 - Complete
Space 1999: Forgotten Enemies reviews
The Alphans continue building their new home in Alpha Nova, but get unexpected visits from some old friends, and enemies. They must now prepare their communities for war. Story follows "Orphans from Space" and will make better sense if that is read first. Pairs Victor and Helena. Dedicated to the memory of my friend, Barry Morse.
Space 1999 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 50,746 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/6/2018 - Published: 5/9/2018 - Complete
Space 1999 Orphans from Space reviews
The Alphans continue expanding their communities on Berg in Alpha Nova, but gets an unexpected visit from outer space. Story follows "Twin Planets" and while it is recommended "Twin Planets" be read first, it is not essential. Season 1 characters, pairing Victor and Helena. Dedicated to the memory of my dear friend, Barry Morse.
Space 1999 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 35,202 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/2/2018 - Published: 4/25/2018 - Complete
Space 1999 Twin Planets reviews
Season 1 characters. The Alphans find a new solar system and relocate. Focus is more on character development than pure action. Victor and Helena feature prominently. Departs from regular fan-fiction themes to focus on characters, and pairs Victor and Helena. Dedicated to the memory of my friend, Barry Morse, who made Victor Bergman the most human character on Moonbase Alpha.
Space 1999 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 42,359 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/24/2018 - Published: 4/20/2018 - Complete