I now find it weird to see shows from an epoch (in this case, 1969 [Britain]) when it was acceptable in any kind of professional context to use the word "girl" in reference to a woman over the age of 20. And of course it doesn't matter if she's the moonbase commander, she's still the one who's expected to make the coffee/tea when Straker or whoever walks into the room.
It's particularly weird when a given storyline is clearly attempting (in some completely pathetic manner) to address sexism/racism/etc issues. Apparently, Gerry did
have thoughts about this stuff, though the resulting episodes have a certain missing-the-forest-for-the-trees quality to them.
Just about everybody
smokes cigars all over the place.
Lots of flared pants and funky sideburns.
Lots of views of Col. Foster's chest hair ("Rug", I tell you, "Rug, rug, rug
1980 ... 1980 ... 1980 ...
Suffice it to say, this show has, shall we say, not
aged very well. It does bother me a bit that this is all very likely to look as bizarre to a 90s kid as the Flash Gordon serials look to my generation.
It apparently also took Gerry a few episodes to get used to the idea that he had live actors now.
One of the outtakes is SID singing "Home on the Range". This was a good cut.
Moonbase babes with metallic outfits and purple hair? Still works for me.
I guess Sylvia just had an instinct for these things.
And they definitely got to do a lot more than Uhura ever did.
And "Mindbender" is still a classic episode.