This is a film by Luke Scott the son of director Ridley Scott & it came out a couple days back. This is a 26 minute short set in a world very much like Bladerunner. So already its near & dear to my heart. I've got a friend names James K from whom I've stolen several ideas shamelessly.
One of his big ideas is that the movies Outland, The Alien Franchise, Bladerunner, Hardware, & Prometheus all exist within the same continuum as Fire Fly TV show & the movie Serenity. I'm not going to argue with it at all. In point of fact I've adopted it & expanded it to include West World & several others including Space 1999.
These all get shoved into my Talon Sector Stars Without Number game.
So why Space 1999 besides the great 70s aesthetic?
The idea of the shared universe isn't a new one but it offers me as a DM some tools for my old school toolbox. The idea enables me to pull all sorts of things from my toybox to throw at my PCs. Something that I strive to do to keep things fun & interesting.
Scott Ridley's film could easily become a part of this timeline & since I think the thing is well done it will.
Your mileage may vary