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TV: UFO. Author: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson


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Exciting, modern science.

late 60's, early 70's. I was a teenager.

Alien Attack

When it was first shown in 1970. I was 8 at the time.

SHADO & Straker

I was about 7 or 8. It was shown on a Sunday morning. My brother and I hurried back from church to see it.

classic 60's series

I was one of the creative team inl the special effects unit that produced UFO in1968 when I was only 21 years old

An underrated classic

I'm not sure whether I saw this when it first aired (1970-1) as I would only have been five years old at the time. I suspect that I first watched a repeat run of the series on ITV when I was about eight years old.

Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation

Around 1977 I was 9, and remeber my elder brother watching it and I just settled down and watched - never looked back.

UFO - sighted...

I was only 10 years old when the first episode was aired, I remember seeing the very first episode at my firends house, the first time it was aired. I was totally engrossed and love it still today.

Stylish, smart, affecting

1972; in the old Pan Am terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport (the lounge had seating with built-in television sets which one could watch for 25 cents per 15 minutes of air time. I was 6 years old, and I remember my brother and I pestering our mother for change to watch UFO while we waited for a family friend to arrive on an evening flight. Didn't see it again till a science fiction convention in the early eighties ("Timelash" was on).

Lt Gay Ellis

about 6 - circa 1970.


1971 9years old

Thunderbirds for grownups

TV reshowings and now DVD.

Red alert - Interceptors, immediate launch !!

Watched my 1st episode "Conflict" in my neighbour's house..They had colour TV !!..I was 9 but remember it as if it was yesterday.

Understated Fantastic Overwhelming

I first came across UFO when it was first aired in 1970. I was living in Liverpool and I was ten years old. I remember falling in love with the blond commander (as you do when you're ten years old).

Totally drawn in.

I was 6 in 1971. caught it on the TV at home. The Interceptor launches and fast paced jazzy music caught my attention (most of those similar programmes had great music). Never seen girls with purple hair before either.

Creepy aliens on Earth

I was 7 when I first saw the series.

Far seeing

1970's I was about 12

A unique space

I first saw UFO about a year ago, I'd heard about it of course, I was in my thirties...

Purple hair and SID!

When it was first shown on ITV, when I was in my early twenties just started out on my teaching career

Futuristic, tense, imaginative.

We got it late in the Granada area - summer '71 instead of autumn 1970 like some regions. Saw it at home aged 10.

Interceptors-Immediate Launch!

1970.Sat infront of our colour TV!!!!!!Wow ccccolourrrrr!!!!I may sound wierd but although I know I SAW an awful lot of sci- fi in black and white I can only remember it being in colour.There must be a word for this but it escapes me!!!

Fab! Or should I say (in Gerry Anderson terms) F-A-B?

Can't remember exactly what year it was, but I was certainly very small, say 5 or 6 - quite scary when you're that age!

thoughtful inspiring magic

1973 I was a home in London. I was 13 at the time

Mind-blowing seventies kitch!

I was only 10 or 11 years old when the series first began, but it totally captured my imagination, and probably helped to kick-start my interest in the realy subject of Ufology.

Sexy,serious, stylish

I was five/six years old and it captured my imaginatiopn as THEY could really be out there

Beware the Aliens

1969 when it first came out. I would have been 7

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