UFO Ordeal

Ordeal - Foster in Sky One	(courtesy ISOSHADO)
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Freitag, 25.01.2019
21:45 bis 22:35 Uhr

Großbritannien 1970
Folge 19 von 26

Out-of-this-world action and suspense in orbit as Earth's defence organisation comes under threat from aliens. At Moonbase Control, the defence team wages a spectacular battle with alien invaders, explores mysteries of the universe, discovers computer love affairs and encounters dying extra-terrestrials who need human organs for survival. One of the best of its genre, UFO combines the remarkable talents of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson with those of special effects director Derek Meddings. With a stellar cast including Ed Bishop, Michael Billington and George Sewell.

Episode 19, "Ordeal": Never share a sauna with a hangover! It’s dangerous, even if you’re as husky as an astronaut ...

It’s quite a party, as Colonel Paul Foster (Michael Billington) soon discovers - just as he discovers that the pretty Sylvia Graham (Quinn O’Hara) is quite a girl. So it’s not surprising that he should have a lulu of a hangover the next morning, and the situation is made worse by the fact that he has to report to the SHADO Research Centre for a check-over.

The centre is, in fact, a lovely old country house and is a cover for the SHADO Health Farm where top personnel are kept in trim. Foster’s night out of over-indulgence has not left him in the best shape: strict physical routines are ordered.

He goes into the sauna bath and passes into a semi-conscious state in which he is only vaguely aware that startling things are happening. Unknown to him, a UFO has penetrated the SHADO defences to land in the area of the Centre - and Foster finds himself abducted by an alien.

Although Commander Straker (Ed Bishop) pinpoints the UFO’s position, he is too late to save Foster. Orders go out to destroy the alien craft, but Sky One pilot Gordon Maxwell (Jeremy Wilkin), realising that Foster is aboard, deliberately refrains from shooting it down. But the craft is damaged, crashes on the lunar surface, and Paul Foster is rescued.

Further danger lies ahead for Foster, however: he is wearing an alien space helmet. Clumsy removal would mean instant death because of the breathing liquid inside the helmet. Foster finds himself fighting for his life … only to find, as he struggles for consciousness, that he is still in the sauna bath …


Rolle: Darsteller:
Commander Ed Straker Ed Bishop
Colonel Paul Foster Michael Billington
Colonel Alec Freeman George Sewell
Lieutenant Gay Ellis Gabrielle Drake
Colonel Virginia Lake Wanda Ventham
Captain Peter Carlin Peter Gordeno
Dr. Doug Jackson Vladek Sheybal

Autor: Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson
Redaktion: Gábor Toldy