UFO (1970–1973)
4 user

Reflections in the Water 

Following the sinking of a freighter ship and the death of an underwater cameraman, Straker and Foster take the submarine 'Skydiver' to examine the ocean bed. They come across a vast domed ... See full summary »


David Tomblin


Gerry Anderson (format), Sylvia Anderson (format) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Sterne Gordon Sterne ... Helmsman Ellis
Conrad Phillips ... Skipper
Fredric Abbott ... 1st Seaman
Richard Caldicot ... Film Producer
Ed Bishop ... Cmdr. Ed Straker
James Cosmo ... Lt. Anderson
David Griffith David Griffith ... Underwater Cameraman (as Mark Griffith)
Keith Bell ... Film Director
Gerald Cross ... Insurance Man
Michael Billington ... Col. Paul Foster
David Warbeck ... Skydiver Captain
Anouska Hempel ... Skydiver Operative
Wanda Ventham ... Col. Virginia Lake
Barry Stokes ... Skydiver Engineer
Ayshea Brough Ayshea Brough ... SHADO Operative (as Ayshea)


Following the sinking of a freighter ship and the death of an underwater cameraman, Straker and Foster take the submarine 'Skydiver' to examine the ocean bed. They come across a vast domed building and, from a distance, think they see SHADO Lieutenant Anderson in the dome. Back at headquarters Straker interviews Anderson, who claims to know nothing of the dome. It is part of an alien plot to create doubles of the SHADO staff - including Straker - to by-pass SHADO security systems. The dome has to be destroyed with its occupants. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Action | Sci-Fi


TV-PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

24 July 1971 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


| (DVD)

Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The opening titles for this episode are unique. First, during the UFO title rather than a freeze-frame there is motion during. Then, over the credits, there are scenes from the show as in other previous Gerry Anderson shows. This is the only UFO episode to feature this. See more »


During the UFO invasion 3 Interceptors, each carrying one missile, go to battle; yet there are 4 Interceptor kills. See more »

Crazy Credits

"Reflections in the Water" is the only episode that doesn't have a teaser. Instead, it starts with scenes from the episode with credits overlaid. See more »


Edited into Invasion: UFO (1974) See more »


UFO: Theme from the Gerry Anderson Television Series
Written by Barry Gray
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Reflections in the Water
7 April 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

An early appearance from young James Cosmo. He plays Lieutenant Anderson of SHADO.

Straker and Colonel Foster take the skydiver to investigate the Atlantic seabed after a freighter is sunk. They find a giant underwater dome.

Inside the dome they see Lieutenant Anderson. Thinking that he might be working for the aliens, Anderson is bought in for questioning.

Later on Straker finds more doppelgangers. A room inside the dome doubles for the SHADO base to get pass security systems at the Moonbase to stop them destroying the UFOs.

There is some good use of model work in this episode. The story is a load of nonsense. How did the aliens managed to create a duplicate of the SHADO control room as well as the doubles of the staff.

I also wondered if Anderson was in the dome, did Straker not wonder if he could be a double. It is some feat for Anderson to be at the dome and then get back to SHADO so quickly.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed