Space Island One

Space Island One
Created by Andrew MacLear
Starring Judy Loe
Indra Ove
Angus MacInnes
Bruno Eyron
Julia Bremermann
Kourosh Asad
William Oliver
Country of origin  Isle of Man
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 (list of episodes)
Producer(s) Andrew MacLear
Margaret Matheson
Running time 45 minutes
Original network Sky One
Picture format PAL (576i), 4:3
Audio format Stereophonic sound
Original release 7 January – 9 November 1998 (1998-11-09)

Space Island One (or Raumstation Unity in German) is a British/German science fiction television series that ran for 26 episodes beginning in 1998. A co-production between the UK's Sky One channel and the German Vox channel, it starred Judy Loe as Kathryn McTiernan, the commander of the multinational crew of the space station Unity. Described as “a mix of Moonbase 3 and Jupiter Moon, but more turgid than either,"[1] other sources describe it as

"The best science fiction show you've never heard of… The show unflinchingly looks at the implications of for-profit science… and provides the most realistic look ever at life in space, including bone-mass loss. A few episodes are dull, but the show is often surprisingly weird and fun… It also features some of the most complex, believable characters of any television show".[2]

Apart from the show's creator, Andrew MacLear, other script-writers for the show included TV writer P. J. Hammond, science fiction novelist Stephen Baxter and young adult writer Andy Lane.



  1. Bradley, Dave (editor) (2005). "Britannia Rules the Airwaves". SFX Collection 22: Best of British: 128.
    1. 41 on the list of the Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Shows, found at (retrieved 8/28/09)

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