BBC1 airs the 37th episode of Doomwatch. This episode no longer exists in the BBC’s archives. Due to its controversial content, the following episode, Sex And Violence, is never broadcast by the BBC, and production on the series is shut down before the planned 13th and final episode of the season can be filmed, effectively making Killer Doplhins the series’ broadcast sawn song.
A thruster leak in the Skylab 3 crew’s Apollo command/service module forces NASA to consider a Skylab Rescue mission using a modified five-seater Apollo vehicle, mounted atop a Saturn IB and rolled out to the pad in readiness for the emergency flight. NASA brings in enough engineers and employees to have shifts working around the clock, seven days a week, to get the emergency mission ready for launch on September 9th. The thruster issue is later resolved, and the first-ever planned space rescue mission stands down. Astronauts Vance Brand and Don Lind are assigned to the rescue mission; both men later flew the Space Shuttle, though Brand will also fly in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. The modified command/service module and Saturn rocket are retained in case a rescue is needed for the final Skylab flight, and then as an Apollo-Soyuz backup vehicle, before being retired and displayed at the Smithsonian and Kennedy Space Center.
The sixth and final episode of the science fiction sitcom Come Back, Mrs. Noah, created by the writing duo behind the perennial favorite Are You Being Served? and starring Mollie Sugden, is aired by the BBC.
The 26th episode of George Lucas’ historical adventure series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles airs on ABC, starring Sean Patrick Flanery. Douglas Henshall (Primeval), Catherine Zeta-Jones, Colin Baker (Doctor Who), and Daniel Craig (Skyfall) guest star.
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