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Release Date:
29 March 2005 (USA) See more »
William Shatner spoofs/punks a whole midwestern town, (Riverside, Iowa, aka: the birth place of his Star Trek character, Captain Kirk) who think he is in town to shoot a big-budget, action-adventure film.
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William Shatner ... Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2005)

Desi Lydic ... Disintegratrix 3000 / ... (4 episodes, 2005)

Series Directed by
Brendon Carter (4 episodes, 2005)
Series Writing credits
Andrew Green (4 episodes, 2005)

Jonathan Green (unknown episodes)
Gabe Miller (unknown episodes)
J. Holland Moore (unknown episodes)
Rhett Reese (unknown episodes)
Paul Wernick (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Jonathan Green .... producer (4 episodes, 2005)
Gabe Miller .... producer (4 episodes, 2005)
Van Vandegrift .... brand producer (4 episodes, 2005)
William Shatner .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2005)

Gary R. Benz .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Brendon Carter .... episode producer (unknown episodes)
Paul Coyne .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Andra Johnson Duke .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Diana Garrett .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Andrew Green .... producer (unknown episodes)
Amy Hamaoui .... assistant field producer (unknown episodes)
Mary Jester .... co-executive producer / producer (unknown episodes)
Josh Lennox .... episode producer (unknown episodes)
J. Holland Moore .... co-executive producer / producer (unknown episodes)
Everett Reese .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Rhett Reese .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Christopher Roach .... story producer (unknown episodes)
Fred Villari .... field producer (unknown episodes)
Ronnie Weinstock .... producer / supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Paul Wernick .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Jennifer White .... associate field producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Jason Greenberg (1 episode, 2005)

Vaughn Johnson (unknown episodes)
Jason L. Mattia (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Brian O'Carroll (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Audrey Capotosta (unknown episodes)
Paul Coyne (unknown episodes)
Adam Davis (unknown episodes)
George Escobar (unknown episodes)
Josh Lennox (unknown episodes)
Eric Torres (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Jennifer Buster (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Michael Carney (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Dallas Richard Hallam (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Juli Faller (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Christy Fisher .... key makeup artist/hair (4 episodes, 2005)

Amanda Mofield .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Greg Clewlow .... production manager (4 episodes, 2005)

Todd Abrams .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Janie Oliver .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenyon Noble .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2005)
Michael L. Walker .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2005)
Series Art Department
Matt Hardiman .... art swing (unknown episodes)
Ben Lewis .... prop builder (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Joseph R. Ekins .... sound supervisor (unknown episodes)
Brian Schvartz .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Barcelona .... jib operator (unknown episodes)
Brendan Early .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Sarah Felix .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Stephan Gref .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Claudio Grozav .... assistant camera: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Claudiu Grozav .... assistant camera: "a" camera / first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Jordan Marks .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Marc McCrudden .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Kenneth Neil Moore .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Brian O'Carroll .... camera operator: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Steve Kwant .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Eric Stolze .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Mark Anthony Chubb .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2005)

Peter Neff .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
Aashish Pathak .... additional composer: score (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Christopher K. Fisher .... post production coordinator (4 episodes, 2005)

David Abbitt .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Christopher T. Carley .... assistant: William Shatner (unknown episodes)
Henri Hebert .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Nathan Holzman .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Melissa Jones .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Rory Lapointe .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Josh Lennox .... episode producer (unknown episodes)
Eric McElveen .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
John Palacio Jr. .... technical supervisor (unknown episodes)
Mark Rains .... production executive (unknown episodes)
Molly Santana .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Sharon Smith .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Evan Wilson .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Great Idea, Totally Wasted, 3 January 2010
Author: curtis martin from Bothell, Washington, Land of Rain

"Invasion Iowa" has a great concept (explained elsewhere on the site, so I won't repeat it here). But the people involved totally fail in every single way to make the mess entertaining. Firstly the cast members that make up the fake film crew are not funny people. They aren't even as eccentric as real film people are. They all seemed WAY too afraid to be the weirdoes or jerks they needed to be to pull off the humor, way to nice, way too normal. In fact, even though Shatner describes his "character" as self absorbed and eccentric, he actually treats the townfolk really well, as though he can't help but try to be liked. Also, the situations that must have seemed funny on paper just don't work in real life. The townfolk just aren't that taken aback by the cast's lame antics, so since the "victims" don't react, we lose the "Candid Camera"/Punk'd aspect of the gag. In fact, the comedy in the execution of the practical joke itself is SO lacking that the producers resorted to filming the cast, including Shat, in private interviews making lame jokes ABOUT the practical joke. I mean the practical joke ITSELF should be the funny part, right? But the joke just doesn't work at all. So then the show becomes not about something funny but rather more about whether or not the practical jokers can at least not get caught in their lie. But there's nothing funny about any of it.

"Invasion Iowa" is justifiably obscure.

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