UFO (1969–1973)

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 Cmdr. Ed Straker (26 episodes, 1969-1973)
Dolores Mantez ...
 Nina Barry (23 episodes, 1969-1971)
Michael Billington ...
 Col. Paul Foster (21 episodes, 1969-1973)
Ayshea Brough ...
 SHADO Operative (19 episodes, 1969-1971)
George Sewell ...
 Col. Alec Freeman (17 episodes, 1969-1971)
Keith Alexander ...
 Lt. Keith Ford (15 episodes, 1969-1971)
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 Joan Harrington (13 episodes, 1969-1971)
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 Lt. Gay Ellis / ... (11 episodes, 1969-1971)
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In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A highly secret military organization is set up in the hope of defending the Earth from this alien threat. This organization is named SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organization) and operates from a secret location beneath a film studio. They also operate a fleet of submarines and have a base on the moon as well as an early warning satellite that detects inbound UFOs. UFOs can be destroyed in space by Interceptors which are launched from Moonbase. If one gets through it can be attacked in the Earth's atmosphere by a high altitude aircraft launched from one of the submarines. If a UFO also avoids this and manages to land it can be tracked and destroyed by a number of Mobiles (armored vehicles) which are deployed throughout the world. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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16 September 1970 (UK)  »

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Alerte dans l'espace  »

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Trivia

In this series, the term "U.F.O." is usually not "spelled out". Most often, it is pronounced as a word: "you-foh." Only automated systems like the voice of the computer on the interlink satellite pronounce it "you-eff-oh". See more »

Goofs

Although set (and filmed) in England, all the futuristic cars are left-hand drive, and everyone drives on the right-hand side of the road. Several other series by the Andersons featured the same driving system, presumably because England was predicted to switch over sometime before the future events depicted. Flashback scenes showed the "normal" English driving arrangement. See more »

Quotes

Ed Straker: Hello, Miss Ealand. Hard at it?
Miss Ealand: I'm always "hard at it". Sometimes you notice.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits of every episode include "Century 21 fashions by Sylvia Anderson". It is uncommon for such a credit to appear at the start of a TV episode (usually such credits appear at the end). See more »

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Referenced in All About 'Thunderbirds' (2008) See more »

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Just Great!!!!!!
20 April 2004 | by (Birmingham United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In ones opinion this is the best of the Gerry Anderson productions. The various plot lines go into many different aspects of the personal lives of the characters, marriage break-ups, blackmail, interracial and sexual tensions (very new on TV in 1970), the loneliness of command and the mundane arguing of budgetry cuts. The acting is as good as anything seen today particularly Ed Bishop, Michael Billington and George Sewell. Excellent direction, marvellous sets and special effects on limited TV budgets. The programme stands the test of time and one thinks that young people of today would find it just as exciting as people did in 1970.


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