Captain Koenig was called Commander Koenig on the show. This Mego figure is a great likeness of actor Martin Landau. Like Paul Morrow he comes on a S. Commander John Koenig, the new commander of Moonbase Alpha, leads the investigation of a mysterious disease at the station and uncovers evidence of a far greater looming disaster.. Koenig's birthdate and age varies according to source: Year 1 writer's guide: about 40 (so born 1959) Year 2 writer's guide: about 35 (so born 1964). As fans of Space: 1999 we knew him as the indomitable Commander John Koenig. To others, he was Rollin Hand in Mission: Impossible, Bob Ryan in Entourage, Major General Adlon in Meteor, Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood, Alvin Kurtzweil in The X-Files, and Leonard in North by Northwest, among many other roles.. Martin Landau as Commander John Koenig in space 1999.. Space: 1999, a British science-fiction television series, ran for 48 episodes broadcast between 1975-77. The first series (or season, often referred to as Year One) of 24 episodes began transmission in 1975, though production of the first episode began in 1973..