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‘Space: 1999’ Eagle Documentary Coming in 2025; Kickstarter Campaign Launches September 13

FutureDude Entertainment, the premier source for captivating, independently-produced, future-focused adventure stories, announced an impressive list of space icons who will take centerstage in the company’s upcoming documentary featureThe Eagle Has Landed” exploring the impact of the Eagle spacecraft on a generation of young space enthusiasts. The Eagle was the iconic sci-fi spacecraft featured in the classic British TV program Space: 1999, which marks its 50th anniversary when the documentary feature debuts in 2025.

FutureDude Entertainment is producing the documentary in partnership with Zero Point Zero Production Inc. “The Eagle Has Landed,” has already been partially filmed at various locations across the United States. Minnesota-based Anne Marie Gillen is a producer on the project, along with Jeffrey Morris –  FutureDude founder and the project’s director. A Kickstarter campaign launches September 131h to fund the rest of the production.

Space: 1999” appeared on TV a few short years after the world watched Neil Armstrong take the first steps on the moon. The show’s unforgettable Eagle inspired a generation to envision a future in space and is still doing so decades later. The question we explore is ‘why?,’” said Jeffrey Morris, founder, FutureDude Entertainment. “What is it about this imaginary craft that has captured and held imaginations for nearly 50 years?”

A Space “Stars” Showcase

Morris interviews world-renowned artists, writers, actors, scientists, and collectors about their enduring passion and nostalgia for the Eagle, including:

  • Jamie Anderson, son of Space: 1999 executive producer Gerry Anderson and who continues his father’s legacy at Anderson Entertainment
  • Barbara Bain, who played “Dr. Helena Russell” in the series
  • Nick Tate, the actor who played Eagle pilot “Alan Carter” in Space: 1999
  • Space: 1999 special effects artist Brian Johnson, who influenced the effects of Star Wars
  • Academy Award winner Bill George, known for his visual effects on Blade Runner, Star Trek, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and other films
  • Former astronaut Charles Duke, the tenth and youngest person to walk on the Moon
Unique Virtual Stage Puts Morris Inside the Eagle

The Kickstarter campaign, which aims to raise between $500,000-$1 Million between its launch on September 13 and its conclusion October 12, features a short video detailing the project. That video is making cinematic history in the Twin Cities.

D&N Studios, of D&N Cinematics, conceived a virtual stage that allows Morris to appear to be inside the Eagle itself. The company’s creative team employed new technology that’s never been utilized previously in the Twin Cities to create the realistic backdrop. D&N Studios utilized creative schematics from 3D sets developed by Morris and FullSteam Studios in Germany to recreate the spacecraft’s interior virtually for the video.

“This project took a combined effort of three studios to pull off, but it’s well worth the time and effort. This technology has now been successfully implemented thanks to the Eagle Kickstarter project and can be utilized in a variety of ways now here in the Twin Cities,” said Carson Nordgaard, producer, D&N Studios.

Out of this World Kickstarter Rewards

Prior to the Kickstarter campaign, fans can enter their contact information for a chance to win an original Eagle toy model – straight from Morris’ own collection. The sweepstakes runs August 28-September 13.

Numerous rewards will be provided for donation amounts in multiple increments starting at $5.00 through $10,000.00, with the highest contribution receiving an IMDB Executive Producer credit. Other packages include:

  • Dinners with actor Nick Tate, who played Space: 1999 pilot Alan Carter, in Los Angeles and Eagle transporter designer Brian Johnson in London, each for a $2,500 donation
  • An IMDB Associate Producer credit ($5,000)
  • An IMDB Co-Producer credit ($7,500)
  • Lower-priced donations will score photos, an Eagle replica, signed photos or poster, soundtrack/score and more.

Learn more about the documentary series at EagleDocumentary.com

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