Charlie’s Angels – Unidentified Flying Angels

by Alan Rapp on June 1, 2021

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Charlie’s Angels – Unidentified Flying Angels
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Charlie's Angels - Unidentified Flying Angels television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the tale of three beautiful former police officers turned private detectives working for a faceless boss known as Charlie. While on the hunt for a missing woman, the Angels investigate the Celestial Research Foundation which promises their members contact with aliens in “Unidentified Flying Angels.” The scam is run by a con man (Ross Martin) with the help of a disgraced astronaut (Dennis Cole) to help give the company some legitimacy. While Kelly (Jaclyn Smith) strikes up a relationship with the astronaut under the guise of flying lessons, Kris (Cheryl Ladd and Bosley (David Doyle) become the group’s newest members, and Sabrina (Kate Jackson) plays the unusual role of a private detective who gets caught twice by the goons (once on purpose and once where she’ll need Kris’ help to escape).

Although we don’t see the murder of the missing woman, the episode enters with her being forcefully removed from one of the foundation’s sightings. It’s not hard to guess what happened to her, which Bosley is able to confirm with the help of the woman’s dog, or who is responsible. Bosley and Sabrina also play the roles of bank investigators early in the episode to get the lead which will take them to the Celestial Research Foundation. The episode is notable for the makeshift UFO which is used as part of the con, Sabrina’s car chases, Bosley taking on the role of Kris’ sugar daddy, and Kelly thinking quickly to avoid death at 10,000 feet as well as playing the role of an alien in order to extract some information from one of the Foundation’s more gullible members.

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