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Gerry Anderson's UFO Targeted For Bigscreenification!!

Merrick here... This feel through the cracks yesterday, but is certainly worthy of mention all the same. Robert Evans & ITV are teaming up for a cinematic adaptaion of Gerry Anderson's 1970s television series UFO. The show was about an ultra high-tech organization called SHADO whose job was to combat aliens that are covertly invading our world & harvesting human body parts. Towards this end, SHADO had super submarines, mega-satellites, roving tank-like weapons, a moonbase + space fighters at its disposal. The series' opening titles looked like this:
The series debuted in 1970 and ran for three years, with characters created by Gerry Anderson. It was set in 1980 and revolves around Shado (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization), a covert military organization that thwarts an alien race that has been kidnapping and killing humans for decades, then using the body parts. Shado headquarters is hidden beneath a Hollywood studio, and the studio mogul is actually the Shado commander. The movie will be set in the year 2020.
...says THIS ARTICLE in Variety. Variety is partially incorrect above: UFO ran for only one season (26 episodes). And, if memory serves, Anderson's SPACE: 1999 television series grew out of a proposed...but aborted...second season of UFO. Strong design influence from UFO can be seen in 1999's first season (in particular).

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