23:30 - 00:15 | 16.03.2019 alpha

UFO  (Der lange Schlaf) (45 min)

Regie: Frank Hollands
Mit: Ed Bishop, Wanda Ventham, Vladek Sheybal,
alpha Sci-Fi-Serie | GB 1970
2019-03-16 11:30:00 2019-03-17 12:15:00 Europe/Zurich UFO UFO alpha
A ten-year sleep has a nightmarish outcome when a girl returns to consciousness after being in a coma and in doing so re-opens a mystery that has remained unsolved for a decade. The file on a ten-year-old case is re-opened for Commander Straker (Ed Bishop) when a girl named Catherine Ross (Tessa Wyatt) regains consciousness after being in a coma for all that time. It is a case in which Straker is very personally and emotionally involved, for it was his car that knocked down the girl and plunged her into her long, long sleep. On record is the mystery of a UFO that landed in the early 1970's. At first Catherine is frightened of him when she sees Straker, but he gains her confidence sufficiently for her to recall meeting a hippie named Tim (Christian Roberts). As she does so, she screams out in horror at remembering that he is dead. Straker manages to help her remember more – of running away from home, then joining up with Tim in Piccadilly Circus, later going into the country and spending a night at a deserted farm and seeing two alien astronauts planting a liquid container of Tim grabbing a piece of mechanism close to it and throwing it to her, of running away, chased by the aliens ... and, a little later, of seeing Tim falling slowly, as if in slow motion, to his death from a rooftop. Catherine remembers, with difficulty what happened next, of being hit, losing consciousness, of seeing Tim's body when she came round and next realising that it had disappeared. Her last memory is of being knocked down by a car – Straker's car – in a lane near the farm while trying to get back to London. So a dead case has come back to life with a vengeance. Somewhere in a derelict farmhouse is a bomb of some kind planted by aliens ten years ago. But where is the farm? Catherine cannot remember. But there is one man who could help – Tim. She knows he is dead, yet when she catches sight of the male nurse in charge of her she recognises the face. It's Tim! He's real. He has been brought back to life and he, too, wants to know something that Straker is equally anxious to find out. What happened to the piece of mechanism Catherine took with her? He gives her an injection which, he says, will bring back her memory and the next thing that happens is that Straker receives an urgent call to see her. She recollects now where she dropped the mechanism, but Tim has got there first. Where, though, is the farm? Straker has to give her another injection to recall that memory. He does so reluctantly, realising the danger and the terrible results that might, and do, come from it. Already, he is more than a little in love with her. Now it is a race against time to prevent the alien-controlled Tim exploding the deadly bomb. Straker and Paul Foster (Michael Billington) reach him, but there is even more macabre drama ahead ...

Titel: UFO
Subtitel: Der lange Schlaf
Genre: Serie (Sci-Fi-Serie)
GB 1970
Wertung :

Gerry Anderson Hersteller
Barry Gray Komponist
als Cmdr. Ed Straker
als Col. Virginia Lake
als Dr. Doug Jackson
als Catherine Frazer
als Tim Redman
als Col. Paul Foster
als Van Driver
als Bomb disposal expert
als SHADO Operative Tamara Paulson
als Space Intruder Detector SID