Gerry Anderson is a genuis, a visionary up there with Asimov and Verne.
How so you say? Well, read this from today's news:
A ROBOTIC penguin could be hopping around on the moon by 2009, maker Raytheon said today.
It unveiled the concept lander at an aerospace conference.
The unmanned lunar device, in development for two years, is 1m tall and weighs about 104kg and "hops" by reigniting small propulsion engines.
The Penguin, unveiled at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space 2005 Conference, can make a single jump of about 1km and could be adapted to make additional jumps, possibly over greater distances.
Sound familiar? For those thirtysomething sci-fi fans, the Penguin sounds rather a lot like the the Moon Mobile a moon hopping transportation device.
Mind you Anderson didn't get everything right. UFO was set in the future - 1980 - and the cars are a little silly, but I do have a soft spot for the moon fashions.
I still want my personal rocket pack!