Lunar Module 32 is destroyed when a limpet craft operated by the aliens attaches itself to its side and blows it up. The wreckage is widespread. Straker then orders a clean-up operation to ...
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Lunar Module 32 is destroyed when a limpet craft operated by the aliens attaches itself to its side and blows it up. The wreckage is widespread. Straker then orders a clean-up operation to rid the countryside of all craft detritus. However, this is not enough for General James Henderson, the chief of the International Astro-Physical Commission, who believes that SHADO should be disbanded. Written by
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Wow. When I looked at the IMDb summary for this particular episode, I
wasn't sure if they were talking about the same one I saw! Yep, the
episode is a bit different than IMDb indicates, so here is a better
Straker is upset that there is so much space junk around the Earth and
Moon. He's not only concerned about it being a menace to his ships but
aliens could somehow use this space debris against us--though how is
never really stated. So, Straker goes to a big-wig with the commission
that controls his funding. But, it turns out that this General
Henderson is a hard-headed jerk who is determined to either dismantle
SHADO or at least replace Straker as its leader. It seems that
Henderson is less concerned about the Earth's security as this fight
has become personal.
In the meantime, the aliens did, in fact, find a way to use the space
debris. An old spent rocket stage hides a tiny limpet-type device that
attacks ships that come nearby. But, the problem is, it's hard to prove
that is what occurred and Henderson just uses this as an excuse to say
that Straker's crews are at fault. Eventually it all boils down to a
fight between two men in a game of chicken.
Overall, a very good episode. While not perfect because the machismo
level seems a tad too high, it is entertaining throughout and well
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