Colonel Paul Foster is a test pilot whose aircraft is accidentally caught up in a battle between an Unidentified Flying Object and a SHADO rocket. Foster's plane is shot down and his ... See full summary »
Colonel Paul Foster is a test pilot whose aircraft is accidentally caught up in a battle between an Unidentified Flying Object and a SHADO rocket. Foster's plane is shot down and his co-pilot is killed. When he comes round in hospital nobody will believe his fanciful story of what he saw. Until he is made an offer that he cannot refuse, namely an invitation to join SHADO and donate his skills or, quite simply, death. Written by
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The series starts to enter its stride with a promising second episode
While elements of "Exposed" echo the first episode, this is an entertaining and gripping piece of sci-fi television. There are familiar shots of the various vehicles in action and the story enters "a live alien captured" territory once again but there is a genuinely good drama at the heart of this installment.
"UFO" is clearly a product of its time and there is a scene that is offensive in the way it handles the subject of race. While its intention is a good one, the way that the subject of an astronaut's colour is raised by a psychologist is almost stunningly bad. This point aside, this is an adult piece of science fiction that is clearly aimed at an older audience than previous Anderson productions.
George Sewell and Ed Bishop remain unconventional heroes and are believable as a result of this. Gabrielle Drake leaves her purple wig at Moonbase when she returns to Earth following the death of an astronaut.
8 out of 10. Dated but still impressive.
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