History Series / UFO

2nd Apr '16 11:59:52 PM marcoasalazarm
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* AnyoneCanDie: And boy, do they ''ever''! The first episode opens with the aliens massacring a bunch of teens who got unlucky enough to find a landing site and take some pictures, S.H.A.D.O. RedShirt agents drop like flies, and then there's episodes like [[InfantImmortality "Confetti Check,]] [[AvertedTrope A-OK"]]...

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* AnyoneCanDie: And boy, do they ''ever''! The first episode opens with the aliens massacring a bunch of teens who got unlucky enough to find a landing site and take some pictures, S.H.A.D.O. RedShirt agents drop like flies, and then there's episodes like [[InfantImmortality "Confetti Check,]] "A Matter,]] [[AvertedTrope A-OK"]]...Of Priorities"]]...
28th Mar '16 6:34:26 AM GnomeTitan
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* DeathSeeker / SuicideByCop: Straker sees Freeman about to shoot Croxley and can't help thinking, "Shoot, for God's sake shoot!" Even though Crosley can read minds, he doesn't move to defend himself.

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* DeathSeeker / SuicideByCop: DeathSeeker: Straker sees Freeman about to shoot Croxley and can't help thinking, "Shoot, for God's sake shoot!" Even though Crosley can read minds, he doesn't move to defend himself.
27th Mar '16 2:39:33 AM JackG
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* DeathSeeker / SuicideByCop: Straker sees Freeman about to shoot Croxley and can't help thinking, "Shoot, for God's sake shoot!" Even though Crosley can read minds, he doesn't move to defend himself.
7th Feb '16 12:26:37 AM GnomeTitan
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* {{Fanservice}}: There is no nudity, obviously except for a few [[LingerieScene Lingerie Scenes]] (themselves something unexpected to see in a series that some broadcasters marketed for kids), but lots of other kinds of FanService.

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* {{Fanservice}}: There is no nudity, obviously except for a few [[LingerieScene Lingerie Scenes]] (themselves something unexpected to see in a series that some broadcasters marketed for kids), but lots of other kinds of FanService.



* [[IdiotBall/LiveActionTV Idiot Ball]]: "The Dalotek Affair". Both Colonel Foster and the crew of a Moonship pick it up, causing the death of two SHADO Moonship pilots.
** Specifically, the lunar module pilots stubbornly remain on computer remote control, despite the latest in a series of communications failures. Foster is actually smart enough to force the issue by shutting down the Moonbase computer, but by then it's too late.
** Meanwhile, ''everybody'' is only too happy to accept that the new crater near the Dalotek base is a common meteor, even though it happened in the wake of a UFO feint, and Straker ''ordered'' Foster to look for subterfuge.
** As Chris Bentley points out in ''The Complete Gerry Anderson: The Authorised Episode Guide'', there's no logical reason why the aliens should try to wipe out all life on Earth with nerve gas ("Destruction") when they need transplantable organs and living hosts to, you know, '''survive'''.

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* [[IdiotBall/LiveActionTV Idiot Ball]]: IdiotBall:
** In
"The Dalotek Affair". Both Affair", both Colonel Foster and the crew of a Moonship pick it up, causing the death of two SHADO Moonship pilots.
** Specifically, the
pilots. The lunar module pilots stubbornly remain on computer remote control, despite the latest in a series of communications failures. Foster is actually smart enough to force the issue by shutting down the Moonbase computer, but by then it's too late.
**
late. Meanwhile, ''everybody'' is only too happy to accept that the new crater near the Dalotek base is a common meteor, even though it happened in the wake of a UFO feint, and Straker ''ordered'' Foster to look for subterfuge.
** As Chris Bentley points out in ''The Complete Gerry Anderson: The Authorised Episode Guide'', there's no logical reason why the aliens should try to wipe out all life on Earth with nerve gas ("Destruction") (in "Destruction") when they need transplantable organs and living hosts to, you know, '''survive'''.
6th Feb '16 12:04:35 AM Cindylover1969
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* IdiotPlot: As Chris Bentley points out in ''The Complete Gerry Anderson: The Authorised Episode Guide'', "The Aliens' plan (in "Destruction") doesn't seem to make sense (a race that requires transplantable organs and living host bodies are attempting to destroy all life on Earth) and is not rationalised on screen."

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* IdiotPlot: ** As Chris Bentley points out in ''The Complete Gerry Anderson: The Authorised Episode Guide'', "The Aliens' plan (in "Destruction") doesn't seem there's no logical reason why the aliens should try to make sense (a race that requires wipe out all life on Earth with nerve gas ("Destruction") when they need transplantable organs and living host bodies are attempting to destroy all life on Earth) and is not rationalised on screen."hosts to, you know, '''survive'''.
6th Feb '16 12:01:41 AM Cindylover1969
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* IdiotPlot: As Chris Bentley points out in ''The Complete Gerry Anderson: The Authorised Episode Guide'', "The Aliens' plan (in "Destruction") doesn't seem to make sense (a race that requires transplantable organs and living host bodies are attempting to destroy all life on Earth) and is not rationalised on screen."
18th Jan '16 5:44:53 AM skidoo23
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* {{Fanservice}}: There is no nudity, except for a few [[LingerieScene Lingerie Scenes]], but lots of other kinds of FanService.

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* {{Fanservice}}: There is no nudity, obviously except for a few [[LingerieScene Lingerie Scenes]], Scenes]] (themselves something unexpected to see in a series that some broadcasters marketed for kids), but lots of other kinds of FanService.
18th Jan '16 5:42:01 AM skidoo23
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* DrinkingOnDuty: Straker has an automatic booze dispenser in his office, though he never partakes of it himself (guests and coworkers do use it). Given SHADO's mandate there must be many times when personnel seriously need a [[INeedAFreakingDrink Freaking Drink]]

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* DrinkingOnDuty: Straker has an automatic booze dispenser in his office, though he never partakes of it himself (guests and coworkers do use it). Given SHADO's mandate there must be many times when personnel seriously need a [[INeedAFreakingDrink Freaking Drink]]Drink]].
* EarlyBirdCameo: Wanda Ventham makes a brief appearance as Col. Lake in the very first episode, and then does not appear again in the series until its final set of episodes in which she becomes the co-star.
8th Dec '15 12:06:56 AM Ominae
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* HandcuffedBriefcase: In "Identified", Colonel Straker has a briefcase containing evidence of the existence of U.F.O.s chained to his wrist. When the car he's riding in is attacked by a U.F.O., he's thrown out of it and the chain is broken. The evidence burns up in the fiery wreck of the car.
21st Oct '15 7:20:30 AM GnomeTitan
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** There's even Space Underwear: a scene with a female moonbase crewmember changing clothes shows that she wears silver undies.

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** There's even Space Underwear: a scene with a female moonbase crewmember changing clothes shows that she wears silver undies.her bra and panties are of silver-metallic fabric.
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