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Much more adult in story and content than earlier Anderson productions, and surprisingly dark with its pragmatic view of human nature and downbeat endings, the show now seems like a forerunner of The X-Files and the equally short-lived Dark Skies (1996). Barry Gray's memorable theme and atmospheric music greatly enhanced the overall impact. Stylishly made, though terribly sexist by current standards and featuring eye-catching costumes more fitted for a campy dress party than the front line of a futuristic war, this cult classic eventually evolved into Space: 1999 (1975).
The UFO DVDs have been beautifully designed and produced. The mono sound is exceptionally strong, and the restored and remastered picture is almost unbelievably good for a 1970 TV show. With barely a flaw anywhere, the episodes look so clear, colorful, and detailed that they could have been filmed last week. This eight-disc megaset features all 26 episodes. --Gary S. Dalkin
The special effects are very dated, the wardrobe borders on outrageous but the acting and story lines are top notch.
The DVD packaging is well done, the quality is outstanding of the videos themselves without making them look "digitally remastered" like some remasters do.
In spite of the unrealized fashion projections of the show for 1980, the people are recognizable, and real, and like us.
I bought this set because I had fond memories of this TV shows from when I was ten years old. The quality of the DVDs is fine, nothing to complain about it. Read morePublished 17 days ago by M. Battaglia
This was given as a gift to someone who remembered the show when it originally aired. She liked it very much so that's okay by mePublished 18 days ago by Wilhelmina
With so many Gerry & Silvia Anderson series becoming available on DVD in the upcoming months it's hard not reflect back on this vintage 1970-71 show. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Bowman
For any older sci-fi fan this is worth having. The special effects are campy, the acting is average but the story lines are pretty good. Read morePublished 1 month ago by bruce bryant
What a great TV series. If you consider the time that was written and filmed, it is even more impressive.Published 2 months ago by Daniela Pinto
very good and imaginative series.. i watched this years ago...some very good predictions of the future, and some pretty far misses, but this just adds to the funPublished 2 months ago by Adam M. Czepiel
I loved this show when I was a teenager, and it still was awesome! !!! A great show for Sci Fi buffs! !!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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It's not the number of episodes, it's the number of discs. The series was originally released in 2 separate sets of 4 discs each and the price of this set has always been better than the price of those 2 combined. The term has been used by A&E Home Video for many of their complete or semi... Read More
Dec 9, 2007 by Eric Pregosin | See all 3 posts
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Sadly, these discs have neither. A&E Home Video, has been done away with both for several years now. They should have kept the captions if you ask me.
Jun 23, 2009 by Eric Pregosin | See all 4 posts