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By Tim Greaves
With Christmas 1970 on the horizon, the UK’s thrilling new sci-fi TV show UFO was well underway. Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's first live-action series, it was set in the future and revolved around the activities of the Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation (Shado), a covert agency presided over by Commander Ed Straker (Ed Bishop) to fend off alien attacks on mankind. As a wide-eyed 8-year-old I was hooked and I can recall wishing two things. One was that I could have one of the Dinky Toys’ missile-firing Shado Interceptors, which I thought then (and still think now) was the coolest among the incredible array of vehicles that appeared in the show; I’d not be nearly as forgiving today as I was back then that Dinky had manufactured it in garish green, where the ‘real’ ones on TV were white. The other wish was that I »
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UFO was the late Gerry Anderson’s first step into a live action television series. Originally released in 1970, the show saw Shado (Supreme Headquarters, Alien Defence Organisation) defending Earth – in the 1980’s – against an alien invasion, whose primary goal was to harvest humans for their organs. Now Anderson Entertainment have announced that the High Definition restoration, by Network Distributing, has already sold out before the release date!
The second pressing of UFO – The Complete Series (12), which features all 26 episodes, is now being rushed through, and this is expected to land mid-December.
The set features:-
From Earth to the Moon – brand new feature-length documentary with interviews, archive video, audio and stills – many of which have never been seen or heard before. The Women of UFO – new documentary discussing the improving sexual equality depicted in UFO and the role of science fiction in striving for that change. Identified: Shado New Recruits Briefing »
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