My post earlier today had me thinking about the series UFO. I watched it as a kid in the early 1970s when it aired in the U.S. but haven’t rewatched it much since then. So I found the first episode on YouTube and watched it this afternoon.

The clothes! The hair! The sideburns! The groovy music! The blatant sexism! It’s definitely a show of its time. Despite plot holes you could fly an interceptor through the show does explore some good ideas and has a pretty dark tone.

The show was Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s first full live action series and comes across as Thunderbirds, Doctor Who and original series Star Trek tossed into a blender and pureed. Which actually works better than it sounds though it was definitely not a kid’s show.