THE CAT WITH TEN LIVES
Synopsis: On the drive home from an evening with friends, Interceptor pilot James Regan and his wife are attacked by Aliens when they stop for a cat in the road. Regan's wife is abducted, but he is left behind. The cat which follows Regan back to SHADO HQ is under Alien control, and is able to manipulate Regan from a distance. Although still distraught, Regan is ordered back to Interceptor duty, but when the cat prevents him from destroying the UFO containing his wife, he is replaced by Col. Foster. Regan then knocks out Foster and fools SHADO members into thinking he has replaced Foster for an Interceptor escort of a space probe. During the escort, Regan breaks formation and puts his Interceptor on a collision course with Moonbase! [Spoiler]
Writer: David Tomblin.
Featured Characters: Straker, Foster, Lake, Barry, Jackson.
Review: Although the story certainly pushes the limits of credibility, this episode is still a very entertaining. It's well written, acted, paced, has appealing guest stars, and there are lots of new and exciting special effects sequences. Grade: A