UFO 1 – Identified

It’s like putting on your old comforting sweater.

“I know what a god damn Tesco express is”. These are the fateful words that mark our journey into the depths of 1970’s British television once again. If there are people more well versed, more well studied, in old British sci-fi television than we are and is under the age of 30, then let us know. Because frankly I don’t think there are. I’m also convinced that sentence is barely even grammatical and I expect Kiyan to complain about it later on. Oh well. It’s Identified, written by Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson and Tony Barwick and aired on September 16, 1970.

9:12: Why would you rename Doppelganger to Journey to the Far Side of the Sun? The latter is way cooler, fair, but why rename it at all?!
9:48: Sunshine and Solar Crisis are both about restarting the sun. Weird.
13:03: E-D-F! E-D-F! You’re welcome.
13:48: The 2004 Thunderbirds movie has an 18% on Rotten Tomatoes. Thunderbirds Are Go is an animated reboot of the series that aired from 2015 to 2020.
17:35: This is as good a time as any to link ufoseries.com.
21:40: According to ufoseries dot come, the most recent UFO trading cards came out in 2004.
27:07: Here’s some “data” from Cambridge on how to pronounce “UFO.”
32:17: The book was The Eyre Affair, for anyone curious.
34:38: Oh so that’s why it’s called that.
34:52: I think this is the Family Guy chicken fight I was referring to here. Not 100% sure since there’s like 10 of them. Also, Family Guy sucks.
57:00: SHADO vehicles
1:14:30: The reason I said this is that Vila is the only character in Blake’s 7 who is in every episode. For more on Blake’s 7, watch Blake’s 7. Alternatively and/or additionally, check out our Blake’s 7 podcast, Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast.
1:20:43: Is this the most specific award I’ve ever tried to give on the podcast?
1:26:00: CNN has an interesting little article on the bent nose of the Concorde.
1:27:30: Anorak Zone’s UFO episode ranking.
1:2800: I’m actually gonna link directly to the timeline page on shadolibrary.org.
1:30:43: I zoned out, I forgot to figure it out.

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