The UFOs presented in this story do not look particularly
like the ones seen in the TV series. The design looks more
like a mushroom or a muffin!
On page 2 of the story, the SHADO agent who enters the UFO
appears to be carrying a laser gun of some kind. Straker and
Freeman wield the same guns on page 6. Normally
SHADO agents are seen with fairly conventional projectile
This story reveals the Whitehall liaison to SHADO is Sir
Whitehall is a road in Westminster, central London, where
the seat of the UK government is located.
Straker meets Sir Frederick at Crofton Air Field. As far as
I can tell, this is a fictional air field in England. Of
course, the narrative does refer to it as a secret
Dr. Lisman presents Straker with a remote-controlled
hunter-killer device to use against the aliens called Tin-Can Tommy.
The four small wheels on it don't make it look like it could
cross rough terrain very easily. And it must be extremely
heavy for its size, as Freeman is unable to tip it over by
ramming his body into it on page 7.
Tin-Can Tommy is shown to be nearly indestructible when it
survives the self-destruction of a UFO.
After Straker temporarily stops the renegade Tin-Can Tommy
by covering its sensor windows, why don't he and Freeman stop
Markham from shouting to the neighborhood houses that it's
safe to come out now? Realistically, the area would not be
considered safe for civilians until the device has been
permanently deactivated, or, better yet, removed from the
It seems that a number of civilians living nearby saw the
UFO land in their neighborhood. Will SHADO use the amnesia
drug on them to make them forget?
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