History YMMV / UFO

31st Jan '15 2:50:01 PM TheUnsquished
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The use of miniatures is obvious, but Gerry Anderson and FX supervisor Derek Meddings really knew how to work with miniatures. Compare the special effects in this series to those in ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (just a couple of years before) or contemporary (or even later) ''DoctorWho'' episodes; ''UFO'' looks ''astonishingly'' good in places.
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The use of miniatures is obvious, but Gerry Anderson and FX supervisor Derek Meddings really knew how to work with miniatures. Compare the special effects in this series to those in ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (just a couple of years before) or contemporary (or even later) ''DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' episodes; ''UFO'' looks ''astonishingly'' good in places.
23rd Oct '14 1:10:47 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Ed Bishop said in an interview that it was his understanding that the show was "big in Japan."
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Ed Bishop said in an interview that it was his understanding that the show was "big in Japan."" And, well, the series happens to have been a main inspiration for ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
27th Sep '14 4:22:26 AM moloch
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* ValuesDissonance -- The excessive FanService, and the fact that men do all the actual fighting, makes ''UFO'' appear rather sexist now, though in fact the series consistently portrayed several women in positions of authority (Colonel Virginia Lake, and Lieutenants Gay Ellis and Nina Barry) as competent professionals. In this respect, ''UFO'' [[FairForItsDay did much better than other sci-fi series of the time]], including ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', first broadcast only four years earlier. ** I wouldn't call a show sexist just because the women in it do not fight. Additionally most of them (e.g. Gay Ellis and Nina Barry) were seen or implied to have been in a variety of scuffles and definitely in general fighting situations. Quite a few of the female guest stars were fighting one way or the other.
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* ValuesDissonance -- The excessive FanService, and FanService is the fact that men do all most obvious factor, along with military professionals wearing miniskirts (Something it shared with [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]). It also ''mostly'' falls into the actual "men do the fighting, makes ''UFO'' appear rather sexist now, though in fact women do the series consistently portrayed several support roles" paradigm, but [[FairForItsDay women in positions of authority (Colonel Virginia Lake, and Lieutenants Gay Ellis and Nina Barry) are treated as competent professionals. In this respect, ''UFO'' [[FairForItsDay did much better than other sci-fi series of the time]], including ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', first broadcast only four years earlier. ** I wouldn't call a show sexist just because the women in it do not fight. Additionally most of them (e.g. Gay Ellis professionals]], and Nina Barry) were seen or implied to have been engaged in a variety of scuffles and definitely in general fighting situations. Quite a few of the female guest stars were fighting one way or the other.some physical violence.
24th May '14 7:51:36 PM Odon
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* HilariousInHindsight -- A vastly-expensive space-telescope project fails due to a minor fault in the camera; that would never happen [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_telescope#Flawed_mirror in real life of course]]. And Straker's prejudice against a privately-operated moon-mining operation seems ironic given the push for privatisation in the real 1980's.
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* HilariousInHindsight -- HilariousInHindsight ** A vastly-expensive space-telescope project fails due to a minor fault in the camera; that would never happen [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_telescope#Flawed_mirror in real life of course]]. And ** Straker's prejudice against a privately-operated moon-mining operation seems ironic given the push for privatisation privatization in the real 1980's.
19th May '14 4:42:43 AM Temmere
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* GermansLoveDavidHasslehoff: Ed Bishop said in an interview that it was his understanding that the show was "big in Japan."
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* GermansLoveDavidHasslehoff: GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Ed Bishop said in an interview that it was his understanding that the show was "big in Japan."
19th May '14 4:41:55 AM Temmere
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* GermansLoveDavidHasslehoff: Ed Bishop said in an interview that it was his understanding that the show was "big in Japan."
23rd Feb '14 1:14:56 AM Tapol
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* AwesomeMusic: The theme by Barry Gray.
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* AwesomeMusic: AwesomeMusic -- The theme by Barry Gray.
23rd Feb '14 1:14:43 AM Tapol
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* AwesomeMusic: The theme by Barry Gray.
23rd Feb '14 1:12:00 AM Tapol
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The use of miniatures is obvious, but Gerry Anderson really knew how to work with miniatures. Compare the special effects in this series to those in ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (just a couple of years before) or contemporary (or even later) ''DoctorWho'' episodes; ''UFO'' looks ''astonishingly'' good in places.
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The use of miniatures is obvious, but Gerry Anderson and FX supervisor Derek Meddings really knew how to work with miniatures. miniatures. Compare the special effects in this series to those in ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (just a couple of years before) or contemporary (or even later) ''DoctorWho'' episodes; ''UFO'' looks ''astonishingly'' good in places.
9th Jul '13 1:20:17 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ValuesDissonance -- The excessive FanService, and the fact that men do all the actual fighting, makes ''UFO'' appear rather sexist now, though in fact the series consistently portrayed several women in positions of authority (Colonel Virginia Lake, and Lieutenants Gay Ellis and Nina Barry) as competent professionals. In this respect, ''UFO'' did much better than other sci-fi series of the time, including ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', first broadcast only four years earlier.
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* ValuesDissonance -- The excessive FanService, and the fact that men do all the actual fighting, makes ''UFO'' appear rather sexist now, though in fact the series consistently portrayed several women in positions of authority (Colonel Virginia Lake, and Lieutenants Gay Ellis and Nina Barry) as competent professionals. In this respect, ''UFO'' [[FairForItsDay did much better than other sci-fi series of the time, time]], including ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', first broadcast only four years earlier.
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