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

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  • As the show was made just after Gerry Anderson's previous movie, "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (Doppelgänger)" (1969), many of the props, set pieces and even actors were used. Both the…
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    As the show was made just after Gerry Anderson's previous movie, "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (Doppelgänger)" (1969), many of the props, set pieces and even actors were used. Both the cars - Straker's and Foster's - were from the movie, as were the six-wheeled trucks. Also recycled were the spacesuits. In fact, actors Ed Bishop (Straker), George Sewell (Freeman) and Keith Alexander (Ford) were all from Doppelgänger.
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  • The name of the planet that the aliens hailed from is never mentioned.
  • Goof (factual errors): Gravity on the lunar surface is actually 1/6 of Earth normal. The actor's movements and inertia are all wrong.
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