This is supposed to take place in 1980. I mean did they think that 1980 would be like this ten years after 1970? What optimism!
Even the sisters had silky purple hair. That's how advanced we got.
Holy crap, there was an XCOM show.
ya, I was aware of the original title, I was wondering if there was a connection.
|Binro the Heretic |
I have every single episode on VHS.
It's a surprisingly brutal show.
**Incoming Transmission from Central Command**
**Initializing Dot Matrix Printer**
**Open Cockpit Entry Chute**
**Cockpit Entry Chute Open**
**Initiating Cockpit Entry**
|Caminante Nocturno |
Samurai Pizza Cats flashback at 0:48.
Wait, this predates Samurai Pizza Cats!
|Billy the Poet |
So is a purple pageboy a job requirement in the future, or is that one of those embarrassing Jennifer Anniston-haircut situations circa 1994?
Speed 1 and a half million miles per second? almost 10 times the speed of light? What kind of radar are you using to track them?
Sorry guys, it's my beard. Sometimes it just brushes up against the keyboard.
UFO was Gerry Anderson's answer to Not Puppets Thunderbirds.
Also, again petitioning for a Why Can't Women Look Like That Anymore tag (the purple hair part I understand...wait no I don't...)
Not to diss UFO but Britain's answer to Star Trek has been and always shall be, Space: 1999. UFO is Britain's answer to Stingray, which is Britain's answer to Thunderbirds, which in turn, is Britain's answer to Supercar.
Now you know.
Stingray was just like Thunderbirds and just as great!
As to answering ST, here are the facts:
ST: interstellar adventures, laser equipped ships, maverick go-getter runs the ship.
S1999: interstellar adventures, laser equipped eagles, maverick go-getter runs the base.
UFO: stuck in earth orbit, fire one rocket and you have to go back to base, and some guy with a hairdo runs the operation.
Supermarionation, the technology that singlehandedly defeated the Soviets.
No no! These ships don't look intimidating enough! Put a huge missile on it! No room?... uhhh just stick it on the nose. Yeah. Perfect. Cue swinger music. The purple haired girls are gonna love this.
|Big Muddy |
This is what a movie version of R-Type or Time Pilot might resemble, with a dash of Asteroids thrown in.
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