UFO (1970–1973)
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Reflections in the Water 

Following the sinking of a freighter ship and the death of an underwater cameraman, Straker and Foster take the submarine 'Skydiver' to examine the ocean bed. They come across a vast domed ... See full summary »


David Tomblin


Gerry Anderson (format), Sylvia Anderson (format) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Sterne Gordon Sterne ... Helmsman Ellis
Conrad Phillips ... Skipper
Fredric Abbott ... 1st Seaman
Richard Caldicot ... Film Producer
Ed Bishop ... Cmdr. Ed Straker
James Cosmo ... Lt. Anderson
David Griffith David Griffith ... Underwater Cameraman (as Mark Griffith)
Keith Bell ... Film Director
Gerald Cross ... Insurance Man
Michael Billington ... Col. Paul Foster
David Warbeck ... Skydiver Captain
Anouska Hempel ... Skydiver Operative
Wanda Ventham ... Col. Virginia Lake
Barry Stokes ... Skydiver Engineer
Ayshea Brough Ayshea Brough ... SHADO Operative (as Ayshea)


Following the sinking of a freighter ship and the death of an underwater cameraman, Straker and Foster take the submarine 'Skydiver' to examine the ocean bed. They come across a vast domed building and, from a distance, think they see SHADO Lieutenant Anderson in the dome. Back at headquarters Straker interviews Anderson, who claims to know nothing of the dome. It is part of an alien plot to create doubles of the SHADO staff - including Straker - to by-pass SHADO security systems. The dome has to be destroyed with its occupants. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Action | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

24 July 1971 (UK) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The opening titles for this episode are unique. First, during the UFO title rather than a freeze-frame there is motion during. Then, over the credits, there are scenes from the show as in other previous Gerry Anderson shows. This is the only UFO episode to feature this. See more »


Straker and Foster are communicating with Skydiver while wearing diving gear, but the "bite-down" oxygen mouthpieces they are using would make speech impossible. See more »

Crazy Credits

"Reflections in the Water" is the only episode that doesn't have a teaser. Instead, it starts with scenes from the episode with credits overlaid. See more »


Edited into UFO: Prendeteli vivi. (1974) See more »


UFO: Theme from the Gerry Anderson Television Series
Written by Barry Gray
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Underwater Alien dome!!!
23 November 2017 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

Gerry Anderson created a fantastic world about an uncover agency to struggles against Aliens,but in that time didn't allowed graphic computer to help and they were forced to use a large set miniatures meticulously well done,even so is enjoyable series with several new elements which enrich the work itself ,the costumes are advanced,pretty girls working in leading roles,anyway the best of this time,in the episode Straker has to know where the new Alien hideout in middle of the Atlantic ocean..a dome near the volcano!!!


First watch: 2017 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD / Rating: 6.5

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