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Tony Verdeschi
Main Character
Tony Verdeschi
Tony Anholt as Tony Verdeschi
First appearance The Metamorph
Last appearance The Dorcons
Created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson
Portrayed by Tony Anholt
Information
Nickname(s)
Aliases Anthony Dean Verdeschi
Species Human
Gender Male
Occupation Security/Executive Officer
Rank
Family
Spouse(s)
Significant other(s) Maya
Children
Relatives Elder brother named Guido.
Religion
Nationality Italian - but may have British ancestry
Born 1967 in Italy[1]

Anthony Dean Verdeschi is the Chief of Security of Moonbase Alpha.

OverviewEdit

According to Magus in New Adam New Eve, generations of his family before him were farmers. In The Immunity Syndrome, the following captions are seen:

  • "Psychological Profile: Subject Anthony Dean Verdeschi. Subject born Florence Italy. Graduated B.A. Hons University Of Rome 1990. Ph.D Cambridge England 1993. Commissioned Space Service 1994.." (The script added a caption "Rank science specialist G.I.")

According to The Bringers of Wonder, his "mama" makes voluminous pasta and remarkable sauce. His accent is British and his Christian names are English (Anthony, not Antonio, although his brother has an Italian Christian name). He uses an English pronunciation for his surname (Ver-des-she) rather than the correct Italian pronunciation (Ver-des-ki). His beer making is also not particularly Italian. The evidence suggests he was raised by Italian or Anglo-Italian parents in Britain.

The same episode titles Tony "Chief Security Officer". He is also head of security in The Taybor & The Lambda Factor, although his sleeve colour is Main Mission red. Second in command (often assumes command, as in Journey to Where, The Mark of Archanon, Catacombs of the Moon, The Beta Cloud, The Bringers of Wonder, Dorzak). Often accompanies Koenig on missions (All That Glisters, The Rules of Luton, New Adam New Eve, Brian the Brain, A Matter of Balance, Space Warp, The Immunity Syndrome). Experienced Eagle pilot (The Rules of Luton, Brian the Brain, Seed of Destruction, Space Warp, The Seance Spectre). Best man at Pat Osgood's wedding (Catacombs of the Moon).

According to Magus in New Adam, New Eve, "a man rooted in the rocks and earth", practical and hard headed, sometimes skeptical and cynical (accusing Carolyn in The Lambda Factor, antagonistic to Sanderson in The Seance Spectre), even boorish (in A Matter Of Balance, The Beta Cloud conclusion). A sense of humour often expressed with Maya (gives her a flower in The Rules Of Luton). Other interests include beer making (seen in Journey To Where, A Matter Of Balance, Catacombs Of The Moon, The Taybor, referred to in The Rules Of Luton, Seed Of Destruction, Dorzak).

Featured in 22 Year 2 episodes (not The AB Chrysalis, Devil's Planet, although he is credited in the latter).

QuotesEdit

  • "You asked what sort of people they are? What sort of people are we?" (The Exiles)
  • "Hey. The natives are growing restless." (Journey To Where)
  • "You know your problem? No sense of adventure." (Journey To Where)
  • "Offspring! You would say that. You couldn't just say children." (New Adam, New Eve)
  • "Would you tell me what does a computer know about beer anyway? No lust for adventure, no imagination, no taste. Nothing." (Catacombs Of The Moon)
  • "Anyone who likes my beer is somebody who can't be trusted, right?" (The Taybor)
  • "Maya, you know all that wild garbage that I handed you? Well, you know, the heavy syrup, the thousand violins, all that romantic stuff. I mean the pressure was murderous. A guy says a lot of strange things when he's under pressure." (The Beta Cloud)
  • "Come on, let's celebrate, sweetheart." (Dorzak)[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Bringers of Wonder - Part 1
  2. Space 1999 Catacombs Character guide

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