SignOnSanDiego has a review of the DVD set of Space:1999 called, Whimper from the Past: Space: 1999. As you can tell from the title, its a negative review. Which, looking back at the show with adult eyes, isn’t surprising. However, as a kid, things were different.
I, too, had one of those plastic Eagle models. It came with a Cmdr. Koenig figure and seriously rocked. I also had nightmares about the “Dragon’s Domain” episode. Now its just looks silly. But I liked Space: 1999 so much that I would stay up on Friday nights to see it. It came on at midnight, and was followed by UFO. I didn’t usually make it to UFO, but I did for S:1999. However, you have to add this show to the list of early SF shows you loved as kid, but have aged poorly. Buck Rodgers, Battlestar Galactica, and Space: 1999….