Now, we alternate back to the "A" in the T and A equation.
And back again to the "T" for technology.
Specifically, we meet SID, a satellite in Earth orbit that warns of nearing UFOs. After the teletype introduces us to SID, we get a series of images which portray its nature and purpose.
By 1980, we will have unmanned ships in space, operated by computers. And they will help us defend the Earth from invasion.
Just as we saw details of the HQ beneath the film studio, we now drill-down to become better acquainted with SID. First, an exterior view of the satellite.
Next, a jump cut explaining the reason for SID's existence.
Below, we return again to the teletype, and it reveals another element of Earth's defense: Skydiver.
Skydiver is a submarine/plane combo that can shoot UFOs out of the sky.
The "A" in T and A here involves not just beautiful women, but also very fit men who wear see-through mesh suits!
Next, the teletype returns for a fourth report about SHADO's resources.
Now, we see the Mobiles moving on land.
This visual reminds us that in the future imagined by the Andersons, racism has burned itself out, and is no longer a consideration in terms of service, competence, or achievement.
Below we meet Nina Barry, a black woman, and again, her nature is important. She is the commander of Moonbase in 1980.
Racism has not prevented her brilliance, skill and talent from being recognized and honored.
The UFO is destroyed, and it is mission accomplished forSHADO, an operation we now thoroughly understand.
More than that, we understand the high-tech, sexualized, racially equal nature of the society on Earth it represents.