UFO: Season 1, Episode 26

The Long Sleep (15 Mar. 1973)

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Ten years earlier Straker accidentally knocked Catherine Frazer down in his car as she was running away from something which frightened her and she has been unconscious ever since.Now ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Vladek Sheybal ...
Tessa Wyatt ...
Catherine Frazer
Tim Redman
Michael Billington ...
John Garrie ...
Van Driver
Christopher Robbie ...
Bomb disposal expert
Anouska Hempel ...
SHADO Operative Tamara Paulson


Ten years earlier Straker accidentally knocked Catherine Frazer down in his car as she was running away from something which frightened her and she has been unconscious ever since.Now Catherine awakes from her coma and explains that she and a boy named Tim whom she had not long met went to a derelict farm-house to take recreational drugs. There they saw two aliens planting a bomb. The couple ran off - Catherine into the path of Straker's car, Tim, she understood to have fallen off a roof and died. However, he was taken by the aliens who took him over and is now back, looking no older than he did ten years ago and about to set off the bomb. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The final episode of this prematurely canceled classic series.
12 May 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Catherine Frazer ran into the road a decade earlier--directly into the path of Straker's car. She was hit and went into a coma until the present. Through the course of the show, she is able to recall more and more of the incidents leading up to this accident. It seems that she and a boyfriend had stumbled upon aliens planting some sort of a bomb. He is killed by the aliens but she escapes with some alien device she found (the bomb)--right into the path of the car!

A bit later, the boyfriend, appears in Catherine's hospital room. Oddly, he looks like he did 10 years earlier AND he's intent that she tell him where this device is located. Considering he IS dead...this IS a bit unusual!! And zombie-Ted is NOT about to give up until she tells him!! She lucks out and he runs off--and she naturally tells Straker about this! Straker now realizes that a bomb is out there SOMEWHERE.

Unfortunately, the episode ended on a somewhat sour note for me--with a scene involving rapid-aging that didn't make a lot of sense. Still, a thought-provoking episode.

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