SHADO pilot Jim Reagan is on leave and is driving down a country road at night when he sees a Siamese cat blocking his way. When he gets out of his car to tend to the cat, he is rushed by ...
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SHADO pilot Jim Reagan is on leave and is driving down a country road at night when he sees a Siamese cat blocking his way. When he gets out of his car to tend to the cat, he is rushed by aliens who abduct him and operate upon him. As a consequence, when he is returned to Earth he is totally under the influence of the cat and its commands - and the cat is at SHADO headquarters. Written by
don @ minifie-1
This episode is interesting for several reasons. First the story moves forward, we learn that the aliens may not have physical form and use human bodies as "vessels" in order to be able to travel, refuting the initial theory that they were captured to replace organs. Secondly, we see greater involvement of the staff of Shado, especially their pilots, among them, the pilot interpreted by playwright Steven Berkoff. Third, we see more work of Derek Meddings, with new scenes and details of the interceptors. Forth, filmography and editing achieved an episode agile and keep us alert to what is to come. I was impressed as a kid by this episode, the idea of a cat managing an individual, i thought it was creative and sinister at the same time, including the battle of Foster and Reagan. I will not tell the ending but is what I always liked of the golden age of the British TV, no demagogy.
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