Thanks! Certainly does help to have a bunch of things not available 50 years ago.
The effects were certainly impressive for the time. Though I was thinking as far as the saucer was concerned, it often looked better in the first season when they would take the fully size landing gear out. Outside of S2 THE SAUCER episode, they seemed to save money by using matte paintings more (the same one too) The saucer shots in episodes like DARK OUTPOST and THE LIFE SEEKERS are disappointing where as ones in THE MUTATION, THE INNOCENT and PANIC hold up far better.