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UFO: Mindbender

A UFO is destroyed near a Moonbase, and a diamond-like stone is recovered, but the stone turns out to be a plant by the aliens with hypnotic properties. Soon the Moonbase appears to be infested with Mexican bandits, and aliens seem to have invaded the SHADO headquarters.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x14
Production Number: 125
Airdate: Wednesday January 13th, 1971

Director: Ken Turner
Teleplay: Tony Barwick

Alternate Airdates:

Germany Jan 18, 1972

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Starring Roles
Al Mancini
As Conroy (as Guest Artist)
Grant Taylor
As Gen. Henderson
Charles Tingwell
As Beaver James (as Guest Artist)
Stuart Damon
As Howard Byrne (as Guest Artist)

Guest Stars
Dolores Mantez
As Moonbase Comdr.
Steven Berkoff
As Astronaut
Ayshea Brough
As Moonbase Operative
Craig Hunter
As Dale
Norma Ronald
As Miss Ealand
Anouska Hempel
As Shado Radio Operator
Stanley McGeagh
As Shado Guard
John Lyons
As Shado Guard
Basil Dignam
As Cabinet Minister
Jack Silk
As Motor Cyclist
Barnaby Shaw
As John
Suzanne Neve
As Mary
Philip Madoc
As Rutland
Peter Halliday
As Doctor
Larry Taylor
As Mexican Bandit
Ricardo Montez
As Mexican Bandit (as Richard Montez)
Bill Morgan (1)
As Mexican Bandit
James Marcus
As Shado Operative
Stephan Chase
As Film Director
Norton Clarke
As 1st Assistant Director
Paul Greaves
As 2nd Assistant Director
Main Cast
Ed Bishop
As Cmdr. Straker / Comdr. Straker
Michael Billington
As Col. Foster
Wanda Ventham
As Col. Virginia Lake
Other Episode Crew

ProducerReg Hill  |  Gerry Anderson (1)
EditorMike Campbell (1)
Music EditorMike Campbell (1)
Camera OperatorJack Lowin
Location ManagerRay Frift
OtherDon Fagan (Instrumentation)
Production SupervisorNorman Foster
Art DirectorBob Bell (2)
Sound EditorPeter Pennell  |  John Peverill
Special EffectsDerek Meddings  |  Alan Perry  |  Mike Trim  |  Harry Oakes  |  Ken Holt
Script EditorTony Barwick
Sound RecordistJ.B. Smith  |  Ted Karnon
Music ComposerBarry Gray (1)
Assistant DirectorFrank Hollands
Lighting CameramanBrendan J. Stafford
Music DirectorBarry Gray (1)
ContinuityDoreen Soan
Post Production ExecutiveDes Saunders
Assistant Art DirectorKeith Wilson (1)
Production BuyerBill Macilraith
Construction ManagerFred Gunning
Fight ArrangerRoy Vincente
Wardrobe SupervisorJean Fairlie
Chief Make-up ArtistAlex Garfath
Chief HairdresserAlice Holmes
Century 21 FashionsSylvia Anderson
FormatReg Hill  |  Sylvia Anderson  |  Gerry Anderson (1)
Warning: UFO season 1 episode 14 guide may contain spoilers
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