Cmdr Ed Straker and Col Virginia Lake disappear and are discovered unconscious near the dead body of a Shado operative (Turner). Col Foster and co. try to understand what has happened. Straker picks ...
Lieutenant Andy Conroy is investigating a crash involving an alien craft on the Moon when he suddenly gets caught up in a Wild west type shoot-out with Mexican brigands. Back at the SHADO's earthly ...
Straker's son John lives with Straker's ex-wife Mary, who has re-married. Straker is having a day out with the boy, John, but it ends in an argument with Mary and John is run over and seriously hurt....
In 1980, the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A highly secret military organization is set up in the hope of defending the Earth from this alien threat. This organization is named SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organization) and operates from a secret location beneath a film studio. They also operate a fleet of submarines and have a base on the moon as well as an early warning satellite that detects inbound UFOs. UFOs can be destroyed in space by Interceptors which are launched from Moonbase. If one gets through it can be attacked in the Earth's atmosphere by a high altitude aircraft launched from one of the submarines. If a UFO also avoids this and manages to land it can be tracked and destroyed by a number of Mobiles (armored vehicles) which are deployed throughout the world.Written by
Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>
After playing Lieutenant Gay Ellis, commander of SHADO Moonbase, for several episodes, actress Gabrielle Drake fulfilled the fantasies of a multitude of male UFO fans by starring in a series of British sexploitation movies that suddenly gained popularity at the time. She repeatedly appeared fully nude or topless in several scenes (notably in "Au Pair Girls" (1972)). See more »
On the episode "Identified", when the alien is being taken down the corridor to the operating room, his eyes are open. Then, while on the operating table, the doctor removes the white plastic protective shells covering them. See more »
Col. Paul Foster:
What about our evidence? They've got to take notice of that.
Evidence. What's it going to look like when Henderson claims that we manufactured it, just to get a space clearance program?
Col. Paul Foster:
But we are *right*!
Sometimes, Colonel, that's not quite enough.
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Lead actor credits are not shown during the opening theme music; instead, these credits appear just prior to the guest star credits at the beginning of episodes. Only lead actors appearing in a particular episode are credited. See more »
I must have been 8 or 9 when I first saw it on TV in Los Angeles in the early 1970s. It was the show that seeded my love for science fiction a couple years before I was introduced to Star Trek. Granted, I didn't understand all of the plot lines, but I loved the miniatures, the special effects, and especially the purple hair of the moonbase crew. The theme is also rather catchy tune as a good theme should be. I'm happy to see that they're available on video and I will be ordering the set.
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