Yesterday when I was out running errands, before waiting for the phone company to call, I saw the DVD box set of season 1 of the British '70s science fiction tv show Space 1999 on sale for $24.95. I loved this show as a kid, not so much for the two bland leads, but for the idea behind a moonbase (so cool!) and the fantastic futuristic look the show had design wise. I was a Design Queen even then.
Both Max and Ultrasparky recently linked to the site of a French woman Catherine Bujold who has slowly been making over her apartment in the style of Moonbase Alpha. I have to say, given that the designers of the tv show used fabulous 'futuristic' furniture designs (wow, the aliteration!) the end result is pretty cool. Most of the furniture was by leading Italian designers of the day, and is now also very collectible, so I would imagine that this was an expensive project!
The costumes for the series look a little like beige leisure suits when filtered through modern eyes, but in their day they were also quite 'futuristic' and the emphasis on comfort and ease of movement was something a bit new in uniforms. What I didn't realise until I saw the opening credits of the DVD was that they were designed by one of the masters of 60s & 70s futuristic fashions Rudi Gernreich. They have a sort of retro cool now, in a beige flares kind of way.
There are a bunch of fan sites still in operation, even including a bulletin board for gay Space 1999 fans.