UFO was of a certain time, and many if most of the people on this post shared that time, that special moment in time, when there was time, to watch, absorb, be thrilled, scared, excited, ... those times weren't so cynical and what's next as they are today... but then I was only seven!
UFO and indeed pretty much ALL the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson TV shows made a huge impression on me that has lasted to this very day. I don't think there has been anything like it before or since. I am sorry that kids/people today live in a world where it is hard to emulate that simple excitement... The world has changed, people have changed. In many ways I have not. UFO burns bright inside me, and still manages to rekindle that simple feeling, wonder and excitement. I still get a thrill when the opening credits start.
When UFO came out, and I saw it for the first time it was the most exciting thing I had ever seen. I had loved Stingray, Joe 90 and Thunderbirds. But, UFO was an order of magnitude better, and totally entranced and captivated me, and helped take me manage and keep in balance what was happening around me. I lived and dreamed UFO and saw it all around me. I don’t believe I am exaggerating when I say that UFO saved my life, and has been a long and faithful companion to me ever since.
I simply loved and was fascinated by UFO! I loved and adored the sinister stories, characters, gadgets, vehicles and overall design values of UFO. The series caught my imagination like no other, even though I was and am still a huge fan of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90 et al.