SID - Acronym for Space
Intruder Detector, an orbiting satellite with white and red
striping that scanned the vastness of space for incoming alien
spacecraft on the British syndicated science fiction series U.F.O./SYN/1972. The voice of S.I.D. was provided by BBC newscaster Nel Oxley.
SID transmitted its findings to S.H.A.D.O. (Supreme Headquarters,
Alien Defense Organization), a multi-nation alien defense complex
with secret bases on Earth and the lunar landscape.
||This is Space Intruder
Detector. Pass your message
||Seagull X-Ray carrying VIP and
neutronic equipment is airborne. Track progress of aircraft
until further notice. Keep sharp look out for UFO's.
||Please pass your code so that
your instructions can be complied with.
||Stand by to receive code.
||Standing by...Thank you. Your
code is correct.
On the adventure series KNIGHT RIDER/NBC/1982-86 the term SID
referred to Satellite Infiltration Drone, a bugging device created
by Bonnie Barstow (Patricia McPherson) to be used by KITT, the
supercar to get into places its automotive body could not access.
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