Here is what I posted in the 2099 forum about my own Traveller campaign that was based on SPACE1999....
I am a die-hard RPGer and have been for 36+ yrs., and I am a Game Master for the Traveller RPG. Now I have started to recreate a new campaign realm for my players in which to play in. I have 7 players that have been gaming with me now for 11-13 yrs., and they love my concept for SPACE1999.
I started work on my idea before this site came up and 2099 was announced. I set the year as 2199, believing that was a much more likely time frame for Earth's tech and culture to reach the point of SPACE1999 era flavor. Anyway in my campaign I originally set it up that mankind had discovered how to create a kind of shielding in which could be used to shield a large area against meteors crashing in on the moon. It was decided that they wanted to test if they could shield all of the moon, thus enwrapping the whole of the moon in this shield and thus they built a number of Helium 3 Fusion power plants at specific locations on the surface of the moon in which to form a grid that would help to create a complete shield enwrapping the moon. It was felt that if that was a success, that they would then build them on Earth to protect it from meteor impact as well too.
Well in the process of building all of the moon Power stations and Shield Uplink stations, the UEF (United Earth Force) discovered an Ancient Alien complex that turned out to be HUGE and totally underground. It was roughly a 20 miles square in width, length and depth. The system seemed to be in some type of shutdown mode with minimal power, and very little of it was actually explored. The level of technology was almost totally beyond the UEF ability to even understand, let alone figure out. They had however located what appeared to be a massive control room, but nothing seemed to be turned on at all. The only item was one gauge that seemed to be powered on and read minimal power readings. The only other thing to note was that whomever the Aliens were that built the complex, they must have been similar to humans, because the command chairs were all shaped and sized for a human shaped form.
So there was a research team in the complex and in the control room exploring. Meanwhile the last of the Moon power complexes had come online and Moon Base Alpha began to make prep for the final test of the total Luna Shield system. So they powered up the system and turned on the shield, and the shield enwrapped the moon as planned. In the process the team in the complex saw that the Alien complex system cam online and the gauges began to fill up one after another. Somehow the complex whatever it did had come online and now was somehow building up power. The crew in the Alien complex radio Moon Base Alpha and they tried to shut down the system. It would not shut down and the shielding seem to take on a slightly different look and traits. Also the moon began to shake and to the observation craft outside of the shield the moon seem to becoming transparent, and it was noted that the power output was greatly increasing.
So in a matter of minutes the gauges in the Alien complex had reached 18 full gauges out of 20. The moon seem to be vibrating, and the observation ships outside of the Shield were reporting that the moon seem to be "phasing" in and out at times almost being totally Invisible. Then it happened...there was a vibration and sound that everyone heard on the moon all at once, and a blinding flash of light....followed by what appeared to be some type of movement that seemed to be moving the moon. Back with the observation ships, the moon went Invisible followed by a blinding flash of light and then the Moon was ...GONE!
Back on the moon the research crew n the Alien control room had a uplink to moon base Alpha control and had an active view screen and could see what was happening. One of the research crew in the Alien control started to push a few buttons and then, a flash and the moon appeared again in real space floating and moving towards some distant start. A hologram appeared over their heads of the approaching system with all sorts of details listed for each planet. There also appeared a strange running symbols that after a while was determined to be a clock of sorts, that was counting down...but to what? The power gauges were reduced to 4 full and seem to be slowly building again.
Back at Moon Base Alpha command, they issued the command to shut down the shield and it shut down. The people of Moon base Alpha command picked themselves up and began to check the systems out and some started working on where they were. After a while they determined they were in another solar system and determined that there was a number of planets and that the 2nd planet was Earth like with signals transmitting from it.
And so the journey begins as two Eagles were launched, along with two Mark IX Hawks as cover to check the system out. In my game there are 25,000 people on the moon and Moon Base Alpha is the main command location. Now this idea works and is in line with the original show of SPACE1999...
I had my campaign world go through a 3rd WW and Helium 3 Bombs were used...they are 10x more powerful and NO nuke radioactive yield. In the end what was left of the world united under the UE - United Earth government...a Democratic Republic. The Fighting forces of the world is called the UEF - United Earth Force. The folks on the moon are all members of the UEF.
37+ yrs of RPGing, War Gamer, Table Top Minatures - Resin Space Minis
AD&D, D&D v2.5, D&D v3.5 & v3.75+ Pathfinder, Traveller, 2300 AD Traveller, Hero Systems v5R, Conan, Gama World, D100 Basic Roleplaying, D20 System. Anything SciFi