Invasion: Earth (1998)

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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.

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 Flight Lt. Chris Drake (6 episodes, 1998)
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 Maj. General David Reece / ... (6 episodes, 1998)
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 Dr Amanda Tucker (6 episodes, 1998)
Vivienne Soan ...
 Dr. Thompson (6 episodes, 1998)
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 Nick Shay (5 episodes, 1998)
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 Lt. Charles Terrell (4 episodes, 1998)
Laura Harling ...
 Emily Tucker (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Echo (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Squadron Leader Helen Knox (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Detective Sgt. Rebecca Holland (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Jenny Marchant (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Air Marshal Bentley (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Nurse Louise Reynolds (2 episodes, 1998)
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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>

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The aircraft used were from 111(F) Squadron, Royal Air Force, based at RAF Leuchars near St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. The scenes in the first episode were actually filmed in the squadron's aircrew and aircraft hardened buildings. See more »

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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.


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