Original Australian Daybill Poster Billion Dollar Threat
Daybill Poster.Written by Jimmy Sangster ( co-writer of the 1966 Bulldog Drummond caper 'Deadlier Than The Male' and the 'Touchfeather' novels ), this made for TV/film starred Dale Robinette as Robert Sands, a C.I.A. agent assigned to investigate the mysterious death of a fellow agent, who had claimed to have seen 'flying saucers'. The 'saucers' are not interplanetary space vehicles, but dome-like structures designed to shield the arch-villain Horatio Black from ultra-violet rays. Black intends to destroy the ozone layer unless his extortionate demands are met. Whilst hardly in the same class as the Bond films, 'Threat' boasts a few decent action sequences and gadgets, plus the marvellous Patrick Macnee in a role very different to Steed.