UFO: Season 1, Episode 23

The Sound of Silence (17 Jul. 1971)

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An alien craft lands in woodland near the home of horseman Russell Stone. When Stone goes missing suspicion initially falls on Ben Culley, a tramp with whom Stone had recently argued over ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Burnell Tucker ...
G.S.P. 4 Co-Pilot Scott
Craig Hunter ...
G.S.P. 4 Pilot Hudson
Dolores Mantez ...
Nina Barry
Moonbase Operative Carol Miller
Michael Billington ...
Ayshea Brough ...
SHADO Operative (as Ayshea)
Russell Stone
Susan Jameson ...
Anne Stone
Nigel Gregory ...
Ben Culley
Gito Santana ...
Richard Vernon ...
Pa Stone
Tom Oliver ...
1st Technician
Malcolm Reynolds ...
2nd Technician
Basil Moss ...


An alien craft lands in woodland near the home of horseman Russell Stone. When Stone goes missing suspicion initially falls on Ben Culley, a tramp with whom Stone had recently argued over trespassing on his property. However, Culley is found dead and it seems likely that the green alien who killed him has captured Stone.The trail leads to a nearby lake where it seems likely that the alien is hiding. . . Written by don @ minifie-1

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Meh.... but I did learn that animals hate aliens!
9 May 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Every series is allowed to have a flat episode or two, so the flatness of "The Sound of Silence" is excusable, as otherwise I have enjoyed watching "UFO".

The show begins with an alien craft being sighted. However, when SHADO looks for it, they come up empty. At the same time, the show focuses most of its energy on some rich folks. These folks don't know it, but the alien has landed on their property. They SHOULD know it, though, as the animals on the farm know something up, as they instinctively hate aliens! What the master horseman and lord of the estate is worried about is a hippie who he spots on the property--not knowing how seriously he's at risk from the green guys. When the rich guy disappears and SHADO learns about it, Paul is sent to the place to investigate and see if aliens are behind the disappearance.

I think the biggest reason I didn't much care for this particular episode is that far too little of it involved SHADO and most of the show was about the rich guy and his sister--and they didn't do all that much, nor did they seem all that interesting. As for the hippie, he wasn't all that nice, either. So, connecting with the characters was tough and the show was passable and not much more. But at least I DID learn that animals hate aliens, so I'll pay more attention to my dog and cats next time they act agitated!

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