Gogglebox: Space 1999

An unintended spin-off from UFO, Space 1999 was a minor success in the 1970s.  I say minor because it doesn’t seem to have had a massive impact in the US, a critical market for big budget TV shows.  In the UK, we only had three channels (the fourth didn’t show...

Open Channel F

Having only just reflected on the loss of a musical great, I find myself reeling from the news that Robert Vaughn has died. As with Leonard Cohen, I shouldn’t be too perturbed.  Vaughn was also in his 80s, so could hardly be accused of having been taken from us too...

Gogglebox: UFO

In my post The Gogglebox And What It Did For Me, I ended with the title sequence for UFO. Clearly, it’s a personal view, but I can’t watch that without a sense of anticipation and excitement – even if I’m not actually going to watch an episode.  In case you didn’t...