SECRET SPACE PROGRAM SHADO UFO
UFO is a 1970’s science fiction TV classic, which had been created by Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson, along with Reg Hill. It was the Andersons’ first totally live-action TV series.
Many of the TV station executives assumed, and still assume that it was a program for children; however the series was not at all aimed at the kiddies, it was primarily intended for an older audience; more so the males.
Many of the female cast wore politically incorrect tight clinging camel-toe costumes or micro skirts; suffice to say, though I was still young of age, I invariably fell head over heels in love with the Secret Space Program chicks, who secretively became as inspiring Succubae Art Muses within my lucid dreams.
UFO covered adult themes, such as adultery, drug taking and various convoluted relationship problems.
The basic premise of UFO was that in the near future, which at the time was a fictional version of 1980, whose date is indicated in the opening credits, the Earth is being invaded by humanoid aliens.
These aliens are coming from a dying planet who are covertly harvesting human organs so that they can eventually adapt their own biology and thereby take over the Earth. Although, it does appear of gory Hollywood spectacle that it is the supposed aliens who often get sliced up on the lab slab.
The main cast of UFO are members of a very Secret Space Program, whose international agency is called SHADO, being an acronym for Supreme Headquarters, Alien Defence Organisation.
SHADO has been established to defend the Earth and humanity against the mysterious invaders as well as learning more about them and their intentions; while at the same time keeping the threat of an alien invasion hidden from the general public at any cost.
The Supreme NSA Headquarters, of SHADO operates under the cover of the Harlington-Straker Studios movie studio in England.
SHADO is headed by Commander Edward Straker (Ed Bishop), a former United States Air Force colonel and astronaut, who poses as the studio’s chief executive. The studio-as-cover idea for a Secret Space Program is quite brilliant.
A studio as a business involves many unusual events and routines, which would not be at all remarkable or even noticed. Comings and goings at odd times, the movement of futuristic vehicles, advanced looking equipment, oddly dressed people and exotic materials would not create any undue interest, which could easily be explained away as sets, props, or extras.
So one can deduce that a real Area 51 of a most secretive Dreamland desert secret, of which everyone knows about, would otherwise be very likely located in an underground installation, hidden under a film studio; probably Mickey-Marvel-Mouse Disney studios. Hell; it could even be under Dreamland Disneyland, what a tourist cover that would be.
SHADO has a variety of high-tech DARPA hardware and snazzy vehicles at its disposal to implement a layered defence of the Earth, which of a technological Singularity is far in advance than that of the more mundane technology the general public are aware of.
Early warnings of any alien attack come from SID, the Space Intruder Detector. SID is an tracking satellite, which is essentially an artificial intelligence, whose sole purpose is to constantly scan for UFO incursions.
The primary line of defence is Moonbase from which the three Lunar Interceptor spacecraft, carrying nuclear missiles, are launched.
However, going by intriguing photographs of the Moon, some researchers believe that there is giant Tesla death ray-gun on its surface, of similarity to the one seen on Mars.
A secondary line of SHADO defence uses Skydiver, which is a submarine mated with a submersible, undersea-launched Sky One interceptor aircraft. The last line of defence involves man-in-black ground units who use IFV-like SHADO Mobiles, fitted with caterpillar tracks. UFO was and still is a really cool TV series, which deserves to be made into a movie; then again, it may actually be happening for real, or should one say Surreal.