Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 16, 1970
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
50 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV TV Network
Genre

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UFO (UK)

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.

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01x26 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 …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 1 season and 26 episodes air between 1970 and 1971.

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  • Goof (factual errors): Gravity on the lunar surface is actually 1/6 of Earth normal. The actor's movements and inertia are all wrong.
  • 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).
  • Initially Ed Bishop's hair was bleached for the series. As time wore on they decided to switch to a blonde wig instead to avoid damaging his hair with repeated bleaching. Bishop used to own…
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    Initially Ed Bishop's hair was bleached for the series. As time wore on they decided to switch to a blonde wig instead to avoid damaging his hair with repeated bleaching. Bishop used to own this wig and would bring it with him to sci-fi conventions.
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