Captain Jet Morgan and his crew of Doc Matthews, engineer
Mitch Mitchell and radio operator Lemmy Barnet are on board
the flagship Discovery, leading a fleet of space ships. Their
mission is to explore Mars, the mysterious and, as they believe,
uninhabited red planet...
into Space: The Red Planet follows
on from the events that unfolded in Operation
However, the narrative has been moved on and this series is
set six years after Luna landed on the moon. Earth's
largest natural satellite is now home to a base from which
mankind is planning to launch its first mission to Mars.
of the main cast reprise their roles from the first series
and composer Van Phillips also returns - reworking his music
for Operation Luna as well as adding some fresh themes.
series, which was originally broadcast between September and
November 1954, introduces new characters including Frank Rogers
and James Whitaker.
10 CD collection collects together all 20 episodes as well
as including a ten minute Round Midnight interview
with writer/producer Charles Chilton.
with the last collection, the first several episodes drag
a little, and it takes some time for the drama to build. But,
once The Red Planet gets going the action comes thick
of my complaints of the last collection was the fact that
the track breaks were not planned very well - with the CD
authors changing tracks in mid-sentence. Sadly that is not
a problem that seems to have been addressed with this collection.
collection is slightly better produced and flows smoother
than Operation Luna. But again the rather hefty price
tag may put some people off buying this collection - even
though there are an extra three discs in this collection.
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