If Only the 80s Had Been Like This


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The 80s were much coller when they were THE FUTURE! The TV show "UFO" was broadcast in Britain in the 1970s. The show was set in the early 1980s, when space aliens were kidnapping Earthlings and a secret military organization called SHADO was set up below a London film studio to stop them. Back then, spaceships had flashing colored lights, women had purple hair and IBM Selectric typewriters automatically spat out the latest UFO warnings. Opening sequence created by Gerry Anderson.

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From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Marilyn Terrell.


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I just recently watched the entire series for the first time since I was 7 (Man, I love DVD!!), and I'm so much more impressed with it, watching as an adult.
When I was a kid, I loved all the cool vehicles, but I couldn't follow the "talky" bits.
Now I'm finally able to appreciate all the thought and care that went into it. I don't really have time to go into it here, but in comparison to other Sci-Fi of the time, i.e. Star Trek, Lost in Space and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, I'd actually consider UFO the better show!
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Unfortunately the tv show was canceled without telling how the war between aliens and humans ended:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/francobrambilla/3311475632/

I always hope they could find an agreement :)
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