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Gabrielle Drake as Lt. Gay Ellis, shown here in a still from "Close-Up."

Gay Ellis, a lieutenant in S.H.A.D.O., is the junior officer whom Edward Straker, the commander of the organisation, has assigned to field command of the S.H.A.D.O. MoonBase.


Gay is Moonbase's Chief Space Tracker and one of several Moonbase Commanders, assuming responsibility for the base in the absence of a superior officer.


She recently developed a relationship with Interceptor Pilot Mark Bradley. She drinks her coffee without sugar.


Lt. Ellis was known to have been serving in S.H.A.D.O. as early as 1980, the time frame of the programme, and was in field command of MoonBase when the first UFO successfully evaded the MoonBase Interceptors and actually reached Earth.

The actress in the role[]

Gabrielle Drake acted out the role of Ellis in the programme.