^ UFO was cheesy awesome.
The effects were all Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlett, Space 1999), and they DID have a certain cheesiness, but in a good way. The show itself (story-wise) was often very well done.
And The Cumberbatch's mum was in it, too.
I just looked that up! I obviously remember Virginia Lake from UFO (she was one of the many hotties on that show), but I seriously had no idea that the actress (Wanda Ventham) was Cumberbatch's mother. I'm not sure how I ever missed that.
Thanks for that!
EDIT TO ADD:
Colonel Virginia Lake (Wanda Ventham -- Cumberbatch's mum):