These are the major recurring characters in the series:. The end credits of this episode run over a scene set in the near future, showing the woman visiting her husband's grave and then walking away to meet her lover. Using modified Austin Mini Moke chassis with an extra rear axle, the marine ply, fibreglass and perspex bodies, fitted for the film were modified, with the windscreen moved rearwards. The show also made limited use of American models, which were unfamiliar to British viewers. A show jumper is abducted by the aliens. The different writers and directors, as well as a production break when MGM-British Studios was closed, resulted in episodes of varying quality. Funding for the project fell through, but the script has been made into a fan-made audio production and uploaded to YouTube , and it continues as an independent series. The second line of defence includes Skydiver , a submarine mated with the submersible, undersea-launched Sky One interceptor aircraft , which attacks UFOs in Earth's atmosphere. In UFO this took several forms — Straker's "secret" office doubles as a secret elevator that takes him down to the SHADO control centre located beneath the studio, and the pilots of the Moonbase interceptors and the amphibious Sky One jet interceptor slide down boarding chutes to board their craft. I saw Mahler years ago, but don't particularly remember her in that.
Yeah I'm trying to come up with a range of ideas and always good to ramble about Ken. Ed Straker Doppelgänger. Typical of Anderson productions, the studio-as-cover idea was both practical and cost-effective for the production and provided a ready-made for the viewer's suspension of disbelief. She initially has a somewhat tense working relationship with Straker, though by the end of the series they appear to have grown close and she is seen comforting him in the final scene of the final episode. Both Ed Bishop and Michael Billington have commented that the futuristic cars were 'impossible to drive. When they accidentally kill an alien from a downed UFO instead, SHADO intervenes and doses the guilty pair with amnesia drugs decades ahead of a similar story device in Men in Black, and one deployed for similar reasons. This section possibly contains original research. Redirected from Gay Ellis. Also, due to the scheduling of the series which did not reflect the production order, some episodes featuring departed cast members were not actually aired until late in the series, giving the impression that no major cast changes occurred. Keith Alexander.
The classic Dinky die-cast range of vehicles featured robust yet finely-finished products and included Straker's futuristic gull-winged gas turbine car, the SHADO mobile and the missile-bearing Lunar Interceptor though the Interceptor was released in a lurid metallic green finish unlike the original's white. UFO confused broadcasters in both Britain and the United States, who could not decide if it was a show for adults or for children. The second line of defence includes SkyDiver, a submarine mated with the submersible, undersea-launched Sky One interceptor aircraft which would attack UFOs in earth atmosphere. Retrieved 8 November Despite the assumption of many TV station executives, the series was not aimed at children, but deliberately sought an older audience; many episodes featured adult themes such as adultery, divorce, and drug use. Edit page. Colonel Foster is tried and sentenced to death after a security leak is traced to him. Owing to the fragmented nature of the ITV network in the United Kingdom at the time, the 26 episodes of UFO were broadcast out of production order, and every broadcaster showed the episodes in a different sequence. The special effects as in all Anderson's shows of this era were supervised by Derek Meddings, and the vehicles were designed by Meddings and his assistant Michael Trim.
SHADO has a variety of high-tech hardware and vehicles at its disposal to implement a layered defence of Earth. A subplot of the episode "Kill Straker! Straker has a futuristic home bar in his office, from which Col. The episode "Survival" shows that SHADO's Moonbase is in the Mare Imbrium , or in the northeast part of it, according to a map that Foster and an alien studied while they were stranded on the surface. The pilots of the Interceptors slide down a boarding tube into the craft. They had always hoped to direct live action TV drama, and although the marionette shows helped them develop impressive skills in effects and scripting, they had always considered them as essentially being a way of keeping in work and earning money while they tried to break into "real" TV drama. The map is a real one. Also, the gull-wing doors did not open automatically. A plastic mold was made of the Straker car, in preparation for mass production, but the company never got off the ground. Problems playing this file?