Invasion: Earth (1998)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Sci-Fi
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 472 users  
Reviews: 26 user

In the lonely Scottish highlands, a small band of military personnel fight a desperate battle against a formidable alien intruder to prevent an invasion of the Earth.

Writer:

(creator)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 10 Dec 2010
 
a list of 181 titles
created 06 Mar 2011
 
a list of 1180 titles
created 19 Jul 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 09 May 2013
 
08
a list of 15 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Invasion: Earth" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Invasion: Earth (1998– )

Invasion: Earth (1998– ) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Invasion: Earth.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1998  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Gaia: The Series (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

GAIA_TheSeries is a web-based work of narrative fiction that will be delivered in twelve parts. Its goal is to tell a captivating and character-driven story that relays important ... See full summary »

Stars: Melissa Clark, Richard Meen, John Prowse
Moonbase (1997)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

The most dangerous criminals in the universe escape from the Off-World Penitentiary and stow away to the quiet Moonbase Waste Disposal Plant. Hidden beneath the lunar surface lies an ... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Mazzucato
Stars: Scott Plank, Jocelyn Seagrave, Robert O'Reilly
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Sergeant Hollis, a troubled young man inside a world that has been at war for sixteen years, reveals to General Cross -- his commanding officer -- that he has invented a device to do away ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Baez Milan
Stars: Larry Dirk, Glen Vaughan
The Martian Chronicles (TV Mini-Series 1980)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Earth sends its first manned probe to Mars in 1999, and a jealous Martian murders the two astronauts when his wife has erotic dreams of meeting them. Members of a subsequent expedition are ... See full summary »

Stars: Rock Hudson, Gayle Hunnicutt, Bernie Casey
Dark Planet (1997)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Two sides, one known as the Alphas and the other the Rebels, struggle in a brutal war on Earth and in outer space. When a habitable planet is discovered in orbit around a star that is on ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Magnoli
Stars: Paul Mercurio, Harley Jane Kozak, Michael York
Resort Rescue (TV Series 2014)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Shane Green, Josh Davis, Patty Johnson
Invasion (TV Movie 1997)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Small rocks fall from the sky which, when touched, trigger a latent virus that has always existed in humans and begins mutating them into an alien species. Taking advantage of its hive ... See full summary »

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Luke Perry, Kim Cattrall, Rebecca Gayheart
Tin Man (TV Mini-Series 2007)
Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz".

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, Neal McDonough
Short | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

We were hurdling through space, five of us living, each going to a separate and irrevocable fate.

Director: Eric Tozzi
Stars: Brett Stimely, Nathaniel Freeman, Leonard Kelly-Young
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Insect-like aliens invade a small town. The local teenagers have been watching a sci-fi marathon in the local theater, and from those films they get ideas on how to fight the creatures.

Director: Robert Skotak
Stars: Janice Fabian, Christian Lee, Larry Bagby
Documentary

From Ancient Greece to the frozen North, rulers have always needed their elite troops. Each episode details the intricate complexity of the elite troops who performed the assassination missions and how they worked.

Director: Adrian Musto
Stars: Kumud Pant, Murtaza Arif, Max Bracey
Gui Mi (2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

"Girls" is about three very different young women who have nonetheless been inseparable best friends from school. Hei, the "proper" one, looks forward to a perfect married life with her ... See full summary »

Director: Chun-Chun Wong
Stars: Ivy Yi-Han Chen, Wallace Chung, Fiona Sit
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Flight Lt. Chris Drake (6 episodes, 1998)
...
 Maj. General David Reece / ... (6 episodes, 1998)
Eric Jorrin ...
 RAF Field OP (6 episodes, 1998)
...
 Dr Amanda Tucker (6 episodes, 1998)
Vivienne Soan ...
 Dr. Thompson (6 episodes, 1998)
Paul J. Medford ...
 Nick Shay (5 episodes, 1998)
...
 Lt. Charles Terrell (4 episodes, 1998)
Laura Harling ...
 Emily Tucker (3 episodes, 1998)
Nicola Buckingham ...
 Echo (2 episodes, 1998)
...
 Squadron Leader Helen Knox (2 episodes, 1998)
...
 Detective Sgt. Rebecca Holland (2 episodes, 1998)
Sheila Grier ...
 Jenny Marchant (2 episodes, 1998)
...
 Air Marshal Bentley (2 episodes, 1998)
...
 Nurse Louise Reynolds (2 episodes, 1998)
Edit

Storyline

One normal night over the Scottish highlands, Flt. Lt. Chris Drake (Vincent Regan) was scrambled and shot down an unidentified flying object little knowing the consequences of this rash act of bravado. At the same time Dr. Amanda Tucker ('Maggie O'Neill') and her assistant Nick Shay ('Paul Shay') were monitoring the sky for intelligent forms of communication and detected much more than they bargained for. The search for the downed aircraft led to the discovery of Lt. Charles Terrell (Anton Lesser), who subsequently turned out to be an army officer who went missing in 1945. After initial reticence Lt. Terrell started to reveal his story about the peaceable Echo's who had abducted him years ago and an ancient, merciless enemy, the nD's, who sought to enslave the Echo's for their own evil purposes. As his story unfolds and the evidence of Dr. Tucker's observations and the construction of the alien spacecraft lends credence to it, the nightmarish prospect of a full scale invasion of the ... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 December 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasión: la Tierra  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well Worth the Watch
9 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of the few shows ever that have taken place in an English countryside that contains elements of romance that I could stomach.

Of course this series wasn't about some messed up broke aristocrat trying to choose between the boring Duke or the good looking pool guy. This series is about an Alien Invasion. That always helps :) I caught this Invasion Earth about 8 years ago and I thought it was really good. I thought the way the Military acted was fairly credible, which is usually not the case in SciFi series, so that scored points with me. The alien adversary hadn't at the time was very unique, so more points. I also liked the ending, though it would have been great if a second mini series had been made. It would be great now, twelve years later, if a second mini series were made, with the battle continuing.

I caught the series again on Net Flicks, and this time I could see a few more plot gaps. A few reviewers have remarked that they thought Fred Ward did was bad being cast as the American NATO general, I can see where this criticism comes from, but the acting isn't so much Ward's fault as some of his dialogue was weak. His character, though realistic in the situation, I think was written in later so the American's would have someone to identify with, and his lines could have been polished up a bit more I think. Acting wise Ward did a fine job IMHO.

If you are a SciFi fan, you will like this series. It isn't 10 stars, but there are many unique aspects of the miniseries that make it worth the watch, and for those who are sci fi fans, concepts presented in this mini-series I'm sure will reinforce and add to kind of the body of lore that SciFi writers draw from when the make new stories. Good stuff.

If you are not a SciFi fan, you will be bored with this series. I bet the negative reviews here pretty much pan every scifi offering.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was that it? wrx0rocky
Filming Locations rolykeates
Stephen Baxter? 'THE' Stephen Baxter? gufodotto
Sci fi fans take note Gin-ster
DVD release info doninjapan
invasion: earth tomfromreno
Discuss Invasion: Earth (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?