In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A secret military organization is set up to defend the Earth from this alien threat. This organization is named SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organization) and operates from a secret location beneath a movie lot.
Last Episode01x26 The Long Sleep Aired: Mar. 15, 1973
When a woman awakens from a ten year coma, she gives vital information about a close alien encounter she had in an old abandoned farmhouse. Straker …
U.F.O.: Season 1, Episode #5 - A Question of Priorities
Straker faces the toughest decision of his career when his son is critically injured in an accident. The drug…
U.F.O.: Season 1, Episode #17 - The Dalotek Affair
When Moonbase experiences a radio and video blackout, Foster suspects that a geo-scanner, operated by a team of…
Series Fun Facts
- Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): Although set (and filmed) in England, all the futuristic cars are left-hand drive, and everyone drives on the right-hand side of the road. Several…
[show]Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): Although set (and filmed) in England, all the futuristic cars are left-hand drive, and everyone drives on the right-hand side of the road. Several other series by the Andersons featured the same driving system, presumably because England was predicted to switch over sometime before the future events depicted. Flashback scenes showed the "normal" English driving arrangement.
- Gerry Anderson intended the second season of the series to focus on alien attempts to destroy the Moon. When "UFO" was cancelled, Anderson developed this idea into Space: 1999 (UK).
- The name of the planet that the aliens hailed from is never mentioned.