As one of the most popular sci-fi fantasy TV shows in Britain during the 1970’s, many people from other countries have questions pertaining to why the show was so popular and what it was all about. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about Gerry Anderson’s UFO.
What is an UFO?
In terms of the television show, UFO was originally developed in the 1970s to be a science fiction TV series. It was based on a secret organization in the military that defended the earth from aliens. Created by Gerry Anderson, it was filmed between 1969 and 1970. It was only run for 1 season and it included 26 episodes, each 1 hour in length.
What is the Plot of the Show?
The main objective of Gerry Anderson was to create a series that was set about 10 years in the future. Humans discovered that aliens were coming to kidnap humans for random reasons and the military designed a secret organization meant to defend the human race from the aliens. This secret organization was named SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation).
Secretly hidden underneath a film studio in London, SHADO has a base on the moon and submarines that are also used to protect the Earth from aliens. With the use of a satellite, SHADO notices that UFOs are making their way to Earth and they try to intercept them. You can expect each episode to essentially be the different ways that SHADO tries to thwart the plans of the aliens.
Can I Buy UFO?
Considering that the show hasn’t aired for a numerous amount of years, you may want to consider buying it on DVD. As of 2002-2003, the TV series was remastered and released on DVD in the United States, France, Italy, Japan, and England.
Can I Watch the Show Anywhere Else?
Depending on the type of programming that you cable provider has, you may be able to catch reruns of the show on TV, but that is quite unlikely. You may be more likely to be able to watch the show if you buy it on DVD.
Why Did the Show Only Last One Season?
The reason as to why the TV show only lasted a certain amount of time was due to the financier of the show, Lew Grade. Unfortunately he had his eyes set on funding new shows, instead of funding older ones to continue, thus, UFO was inevitably canceled.