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Colour me SHADO

Designing costumes for a futuristic science fiction programme brings its own difficulties. How will fashions have changed in a century, or a millennium even? The designers of costumes in UFO had an even harder task in some respects – to look a mere decade ahead and imagine how the current fashions of the late 60’s would have developed. It’s easy to look back with the hindsight of fifty years and…

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The Man Who Came Back

The Man Who Came Back. Not a very inspiring title perhaps, but this is another little gem from Terence Feely, who also wrote the brilliant ‘Timelash’. In some respects TMWCB is ‘Kill Straker!’ but with a touch of romance, a goodly helping of stunning special effects and some phenomenal scenes set in space. The story starts with Craig Collins, ably played by Derren Nesbitt, who is in a romantic relationship…

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Conflict: the episode

Ask any UFO fan to name their favourite episode. Destruction, Kill Straker! Psychobombs, Mindbender, Timelash. More often than not the action-packed episodes take centre-stage, with the character-driven CCA-OK and Question of Priorities a close second. But some episodes slip under the radar, not as ‘bad’ episodes’ (are there any ‘bad episodes of UFO?) but ones that don’t get the recognition they deserve, ones that don’t immediately spring to mind. Perhaps…

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Collateral Damage

June 2015 The letter wasn’t thick. It was addressed by printer, the type neat and spare. The words were frustrating. “Alec.” Alec Freeman looked up from the report he’d been checking to see Ed Straker’s face set in grim lines. He wondered what it was this time as he took the letter and skimmed it. “I’ll take care of it,” he offered, his tone polite and non-judgmental. The letter wasn’t…

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In the Service of Others

Author’s note: The following takes place at the very end of Timelash.   A kaleidoscope of blurred and unrecognisable faces appeared, voices echoing and distorted, but he could make out the words. ‘It could open his mind or destroy it.’ And he retreated to the only safe place he knew.   Tall iron gates formed a barrier against uninvited travellers or casual tradesmen and he paused, wondering whether he had…

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SHADO CON is GO!

SHADO CON is GO! June 3rd at the QUAD Derby! For all UFO fans – a dedicated ‘UFO’ convention – the first one in decades! Confirmed guests include: *Ayshea Brough (Lt Johnson) *Michael Jayston (The Sound of Silence) *Ruric Powell (Scriptwriter: Conflict and The Dalotek Affair) … *Keith Alexander (Lt Keith Ford) Other guests to be announced. £45 – (Concessions available) To purchase tickets go HERE  

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The Ed Straker Herald and SHADO CON

  The Ed Straker Herald is delighted to give its full support to SHADO CON. The Convention has been organised by a small group of dedicated fans (in conjunction with the QUAD Derby) who started planning this event last year. The venue is the QUAD Cinema, Derby, a modern building in the centre of the city with excellent transport links and a very impressive record in holding other conventions. We…

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