The show begins badly...very badly. One of the SHADO members begins hallucinating and it's obviously caused by the aliens. Here's where it gets cheesy--he imagines he's in some sort of spaghetti western-like world and begins trying to kill bad guys....and in the process attacks his own people. Seeing "UFO" and a western merged was a lot like one of the worst episodes of the original "Star Trek"--the one where Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty and Checkov all are transported to the O.K. Corral! This is NOT the highlight of the show, that's for sure! Later, Straker himself falls under this odd hypnotic-type influence. This is mega-cool and just like "The Twilight Zone" episode where the businessman finds out his entire life is a movie! Straker sees himself as an actor on a show...just like "UFO"!! You see clips from episode #1 and several others and it was pretty funny seeing the behind the scenes stuff. Blending fantasy with reality was pretty cool--and I think this was all done rather tongue-in-cheek.
Overall, despite the dopey western portion, an interesting and mega-weird show!!