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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  • As the two SHADO cars were originally built for "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (Doppelgänger)" (1969), this explains their left-hand-drive. The movie takes place primarily in Portugal,…
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    As the two SHADO cars were originally built for "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (Doppelgänger)" (1969), this explains their left-hand-drive. The movie takes place primarily in Portugal, where cars are left-hand-drive, unlike England which have right-hand-drive cars. Gerry Anderson explained this as in the future (1980) England had converted over to driving on the right side of the road, aka, left-hand-drive.
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  • Goof (continuity error): 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…
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    Goof (continuity error): 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.
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  • Gerry Anderson's first live-action TV series, after a number of shows produced in the "Supermarionation" process. Star Ed Bishop provided voices for one of these shows, Captain Scarlet and…
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    Gerry Anderson's first live-action TV series, after a number of shows produced in the "Supermarionation" process. Star Ed Bishop provided voices for one of these shows, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (UK).
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