Space Academy is put on full alert. Studying a comet with two nuclei, the Academy students must now find a way to keep the comet fragments from colliding with and destroying the Academy. Chris, Paul, Adrian and Laura are sent to land on one of the fragments to sample its surface and find a way to divert or destroy it. But the task becomes much more difficult once on the surface: Adrian’s attempt to cut off a rock sample makes an outcropping of rock “bleed,” and Peepo claims that the comet is communicating with him. Gampu teaches all of his students to respect life, and now they have to choose between the Academy and everyone living there, or the life of a unique, newly-discovered life form – a living planetoid.
written by Samuel A. Peeples
directed by George Tyne
music by Yvette Blais & Jeff Michael and Horta-Mahana
Cast: Jonathan Harris (Commander Gampu), Pamelyn Ferdin (Laura), Ric Carrott (Chris), Ty Henderson (Paul), Maggie Cooper (Adrian), Brian Tochi (Tee Gar), Eric Greene (Loki), Peepo (himself)
Notes: Space Academy is a very mobile asteroid: this episode shows, for the first time, that the asteroid upon with the Academy is built can be moved to different locations in space, though it may simply have an irregular orbit through the solar system containing the planet seen at the beginning of the episode (which would explain why, upon learning that the Academy is in imminent danger, our heroes don’t simply move it out of harm’s way.).
LogBook entry by Earl Green