The Day The TV Stood Still

3 Jul
UFO (TV series)

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Sidey’s theme this weekend is UFO.  I can never hear ‘UFO’ without thinking of that programme from the Seventies with Ed Straker; do you remember it?

Here’s the thing: I’m pretty sure aliens were using it to control me.  Whenever I was off school – which wasn’t often – the same episode would always be on.  It didn’t matter if I was off morning, afternoon, all day or Saturday: the episode with the car driving down the road was on.

I think aliens were sending me subliminal messages not to drive.

Hmm.  Could the Hub be an alien?

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I’m still having problems embedding You Tube videos, so you’ll have to click on the link.

17 Responses to “The Day The TV Stood Still”

  1. vivinfrance July 3, 2011 at 18:14 #

    That is so weird! Sci-fi books/films/TV leave me pretty cold – my one exception being the Day of the Triffids. I reckon if you believe in them, they will continue to be weird.


  2. SidevieW July 3, 2011 at 20:05 #

    we so missed out on all those wonderful series not having TV when the rest of the world had it.

    they really had so much imagination


    • Tilly Bud July 3, 2011 at 21:03 #

      But you can make up for it now with Kalahari 🙂


  3. kateshrewsday July 3, 2011 at 20:56 #

    They’re out there, Tilly, and it’s crystal clear they didn’t want you to drive.


  4. Pseu July 3, 2011 at 21:05 #

    For me it was always the same episode of Belle and Sebastian…..or Robinson Crusoe…..


    • Tilly Bud July 3, 2011 at 21:07 #

      So you never learned to windsurf or feed your dog?


  5. Pseu July 4, 2011 at 09:23 #


    • Pseu July 4, 2011 at 09:24 #

      Sometimes those Youtube clips come up in comments if they won’t in a post. No idea why


    • Tilly Bud July 4, 2011 at 11:03 #

      Thank yeu Pseu.


  6. nrhatch July 4, 2011 at 20:43 #

    The show doesn’t ring a bell with me. I remember Twilight Zone and Lost in Space and Star Trek, but nothing specific about UFOs.


    • Tilly Bud July 4, 2011 at 21:00 #

      Now I think about it, I have a feeling it may be a British show; but I’m sure Ed Straker was American. I’m off to Wikiland.


      • Tilly Bud July 4, 2011 at 21:06 #

        Ed Straker was the character; played by Ed Bishop.

        It was a British seriesbut syndicated in America. A mooted series 2 became Space 1999.

        It is from the great Gerry Anderson.

        Thanks for piquing my interest.


  7. eof737 July 6, 2011 at 12:45 #

    Maybe they were or maybe they already had you captive in from of the telly. 😉



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