Skip to comments.Syfy Presents Marathon of 1960s Sci-Fi Cult Classic, The Invaders Monday, January 18
Posted on 01/13/2010 2:53:47 AM PST by tlb
MONDAY, JANUARY 18, FROM 8AM-7PM (ET/PT)
New York, NY January 12, 2010 David Vincent has seen them. Returning home after a hard day, the architect parks his car in an old ghost town to rest. He is awakened in the middle of the night by a spacecraft landing nearby. From this moment, Vincent will risk his life to persuade a skeptical world that Earth has been invaded by aliens from a dying planet, who have taken human form as an advance guard paving the way for the ultimate conquest of the planet. The nightmare has begun.
Syfy is bringing back the 1960s sci-fi cult classic, The Invaders, for a special 11-episode marathon on Monday, January 18, from 8AM-7PM (ET/PT). The series, which starred Roy Thinnes who claimed to have seen a UFO during the filming of the series ran for two seasons on ABC from 1967-68.
Executive produced by Quinn Martin (The Fugitive, The Streets of San Francisco), The Invaders featured a veritable Whos Who of the eras leading actors in recurring and guest roles, including Edward Asner, Suzanne Pleshette, Michael Rennie, Dabney Coleman, Harold Gould, William Windom, Diana Hyland and Susan Oliver.
Actually it’s just like an election.. the Libtards are the INvaders!.
Great series though (at the time).. I’ll be watching a few episodes !
I once read that the show was discontinued because it was so realistic it scared the crap out of people !
Loved the early episodes!
This series ran in reruns, during the day, in the early 1980’s on the local ABC affiliate in Santa Barbara, California....KEYT. I hadn’t seen the series since I was a kid, so I tried to watch it whenever I could.
The local news even did a piece about the re-airing of the original series. I was surprised when the reporter mentioned that David Vincent saw the original saucer land in the Santa Ynez Valley, in the mountains above Santa Barbara. Vincent wasn’t in a “ghost town.” None exist, to my knowledge, in that part of California.
Great action packed series. Who can forget Suzanne Pleshette, an alien who took human form, working as a stripper in one episode? Or the shocked face of David Vincent as he watches the alien spacecraft land in the middle of the night at the beginning of each episode, with the voice-over saying, “Now David Vincent knows that the invaders are here, that they have taken human form. Somehow he must convince, a dis-believing world, that the nightmare has already begun.”
“The Invaders” series has a lot of similarity to the later mini-series “V”; aliens in human form on a nefarious mission to overtake the planet. It even has the alien rebels who don’t want to destroy the humans. Come to think of it, even the latest “Battlestar Galactica” series follows much the same plot of a hidden enemy. It does make a good plot device.
Interestingly, Roy Thinnes also made an appearance in the X-Files, not as David Vincent, but as a good alien. It would have been better if they would have carried over the David Vincent character to the X-Files.
The original Invaders is excellent.
I have it on DVD. excellent series. it did tend to the ridiculous as it wore on. all in all, it’s one of the better ones.
Thanks for the heads up...been avoiding Sci-Fi because of all the bogus ‘ghost hunters’ BS.
Yippee. Time to hook up the external hard drive to my tivo.
HMMMMM. THX THX.
The SciFi (ScyFy) channel ran the television series “First Wave” for three years from 1998-2001, which was somewhat similar to the “Invaders” of the 1960s. When I saw the ‘aliens’ in “First Wave” dissolve into a red dust if they were kill to prevent detection from Earth authorities, I immediately thought of the “Invaders” and how those ‘aliens’ also dissolved into a red dust...
“First Wave” has a great opening narration, which ends with ‘Cade Foster’ intoning “I will stop the First Wave”.