(Mark42 @ Nov. 03 2011,22:37)QUOTEThe effects sounds are not 'taken' from 'Space: 1999', it is simply that the sound effects were done by the same sound people. The people who provided the sounds for '1999' were hired from outside to do the job and although they would have created new sounds just for '1999' they would have had their own large collection of recorded sounds that were built up over the years, and even sound effects that they may have bought commercially. Sounds specifically made for '1999' would simply be added to their collection for use in later productions, or even possibly sold on to other sound companies. Many of the sounds heard in 'Space; 1999' also appear in 'Star Maidens'. And the same sounds of explosions and engine noises appear in many Tv shows and films. As an example the sound of the German half-track at the start of the 'Battle of Britain' film is the exact same sound as that use for the Shado Mobiles in Gerry Andersons 'UFO'. When you are making a film you need so much sound adding that you simply can't create all new stuff, you simply pull the sounds from an existing library.As a result you will often hear the same sounds for many years, in fact I was walking through the Leicester Space Centre last month and found them using an Alien laser sound from series 2 of 'Space: 1999' with one of their current displays.Pay attention to what I'm saying bud.It's most noticable in the explosions sounds. Take for instance, the explosions used when X-Bomber first takes on the Alliance towards the end of episode one. Listen, you will hear rock crumbling noises in several places because the explosions are taken from towards the end of "Space: 1999" episode "The Last Enemy" when Koenig tricks the enemy and sets off an explosion in their ship's blindspot.Pay attention to the explosions basically in every episode, they're almost always in the same order but edited to sync with the recorded explosions.http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WVUK49PMHere's
the audio from the original source of the explosions in "Space: 1999" and after that the audio from the second episode of "Star Fleet"As for "Star Maidens", they may have been taken from "Space: 1999" too. The explosions in the first episode are similar to a sequence in "War Games". Gerry's "Space Police" pilot uses the same series of explosions as mentioned above from "The Last Enemy" when V-Lann's hideout is destroyed.