December 23, 2015


Where else can you find silver miniskirts, purple wigs, Nehru jackets, space-age cars, sci-spy organ soundtracks, and a secret organization posing as a movie studio that battles alien spies? Gerry Anderson's first live-action TV show UFO (1970-71) is coming to Blu-ray! Exciting news this morning, Spy Vibers! UK distributor Network has just posted a teaser trailer on their website announcing a 2016 release. My earliest memories of the spy and sci-spy genre are of watching UFO, Batman, and Lost in Space around the age of four or five. UFO thrilled me with its hi-tech vehicles and Nehru fashion. To a young boy, SHADO leader Straker (Ed Bishop), with his perfectly quaffed white hair, cut a dapper dash as a futuristic action hero. Little did I know back then that one of the SHADO ladies was raising a little boy named Benedict Cumberbatch. And I admit the aliens in UFO were quite scary- especially when they brainwashed humans to act as spies and saboteurs! Who can you trust? A wonderful take on the classic invasion-paranoia convention. I didn't see the series in color until A&E's DVD release and was pleasantly surprised to discover how far the team had pushed the pop-art appeal. Now we can see it all in the hi-def edition we've been waiting for! Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available. Learn more about the series and see more stills here. Also in Spy Vibe news today, the new Batman/Man From U.N.C.L.E. comic makes its debut! Readers can find issue #1 at their local comic shop. Enjoy!

Selected Spy Vibe Posts: Avengers Pop Art InterviewFritz Lang SpiesFergus Fleming Interview, Avengers: Alan Hayes InterviewJaz Wiseman Interview, 007 SPECTRE ComicsCasino Royale FolioNew James Bond ComicDiana Rigg BFI InterviewCallan Documentary and SetCasino Royale Interview: Mike RichardsonEarly Saint Box SetLost Diana Rigg InterviewDiana Rigg EventIan Fleming LettersNew Gillette 007 CoversPirate RadioSpectre Advanced PosterHonor Blackman at 90UNCLE SchoolIan Fleming MemorialRadiophonic ExhibitPortmeirion PhotosDoctor Who ExhibitFarewell SteedPussy Galore ReturnsDiana Rigg birthdaySherlock at 221BInvisible AgentSaint Interview: Ian DickersonSaint DoppelgängerFleming's TypewriterRare FlemingFleming's MusicIan Fleming's JapanJim Wilson Corgi InterviewFantomas DesignJeremy Duns on BondJohn Buss interviewAvengers Season 5 TitlesSaint VolvoMod Tales InterviewAgente Secreto ComicsDanger Man Comics 2Danger Man ComicsJohn Drake ComicsDer Mann Von UNCLEGolden Margaret NolanMan From UNCLE RocksteadyPussy Galore Calypso, Cynthia Lennon R.I.P.Edward Mann FashionLeonard Nimoy TributeShatner at 84Bob Morane seriesThai Bond DesignBond vs ModernismArt of ModestyTokyo Beat 1964Feraud Mod FashionGreen Hornet MangaNo 6 FestivalAvengers Interview: Michael RichardsonIan Fleming: Wicked GrinJane Bond Hong Kong RecordsRyan Heshka Interview, Comics Week: Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.Comics Week: ArchieComics Week: Robots, Comics Week: Cold War Atomic, Comics Week: SPYMANComics Week: Jimmy Olsen, Shakespeare Spies: Diana RiggShakespeare Spies I, Rodney Marshall Avengers Interview, Richard Sala: Super-Enigmatix, Cold War Archie, Playboy Bunny InterviewThe 10th Victim Japanese and KindleU.N.C.L.E. Japanese Books, Trina Robbins InterviewCatsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton.

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