Thursday, April 11, 2013

Behind-The-Scenes Pix #39: UFO

On the set of Gerry Anderson's UFO during the filming of the episode "Flight Path." I can't say for sure, but I'm guessing that's director Ken Turner and actor George Cole as disgraced SHADO agent Paul Roper. I'm certain someone will let me know if I'm wrong.


  1. The grenade launcher clearly identifies this as the "Flight Path" episode you alluded to. In my version the rock outcroppings appear to match that after Roper has shot down the UFO. I did not see a scene that showed the grenade launcher carried on his back. All the scenes in my version have him carrying it in his hand.
    A reasonably worthless piece of trivia- the ammo box containing the grenades looks like the food box from the Moonbus in 2001:A Soace Odyssey.

    1. Dave, that's not a worthless bit of trivia at all. Legend has it Kubrick - recalling seeing sets and props from Forbidden Planet turn up on TV shows and other movies - took great care to destroy everything after completion of Space Odyssey. Still, some stuff did escape destruction, turning up on Blake's 7 and Dr Who. That a little piece should cameo on UFO as well seems especially appropriate.
      Best Chris B

  2. You are right, that is director Ken Turner.

    Wonderful series.