Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sci-Fi Cityscape #1: Texas City, 2120 AD (Space: 1999: "Journey to Where;" 1976)


  1. Anonymous1:20 PM

    Texas City made the Jetsons buildings seem believable.


  2. Loved the domed cities of Texas City and was bummed that the Alphans never made it there. I wanted to see more of that place. Those images have stayed in my mind since I first saw that episode in the 70's.

  3. Journey to Where was definitely one of the best episodes of Year Two, and it gave us our only glimpse of what life on Earth was like after the Moon broke away (though with the Moon falling through space warps, black suns, etc., who can say if that was the "real" Earth or some parallel version.) Still curious as to why Texas City was apparently populated with Brits, though. :)

  4. Anonymous3:38 PM

    Unfortunately, some of the finest views of Texas City appear in a third season ep of "Wonder Woman". Those two views are only seen as blurry images on the Command Center viewscreen in "Journey to Where". Domed 'bubble' cities go all the way back to the pulp days of sci-fi. Texas City is one of the better depictions, though the rope lights destroy the proper sense of scale. Today's shows (CGI) would clutter up the image with a multitude of flying vehicles and figures walking about.