The Invaders (1967–1968)
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The aliens take David Vincent up into their spaceship and then attempt to prove they have nothing but peaceful intentions by showing him what they've done to a desert valley. But all is not what it seems.



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Episode cast overview:
Nat Greely
Edna Greely
Capt. Mitchell Ross
Robert Doyle ...
Sgt. Walter Ruddell
Calvin Adams
Billy Stearns
Johnny Jensen ...
Young Nat Greely
Ed Poole
Erik Holland ...
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In the file room of a U.S. government base, an air force captain is forced to shoot and kill an airman who pulls a gun on him. The airman glows and disintegrates. Meanwhile, David Vincent is in Maine, trying to find a fisherman who is in possession of an alien disk. After his bizarre experience, Captain Mitchell Ross wants David to testify with him before a committee. But David knows that talk will do no good: he needs that alien disk. Later, the aliens abduct David and take him on a trip into their space ship. Incredibly, they want to convince him that they have only peaceful intentions. To prove it, they show him how they've revived and replenished a dying desert valley. But all is not what it seems. Written by J. Spurlin

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller




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14 March 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: [Opening Narration] In a decaying lobster port in Maine, David Vincent searches for a man who has seen the Invaders: a fisherman named Nat Greely, who has taken one of their weapons - a strange, metallic disk. For a day and a half, Vincent has combed the tiny waterfront town but Nat Greely has disappeared.
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The Day the Invaders Stood the X-Files
4 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

'The Innocent' is not the best episode from the season one, but is the strongest chapter in general. Well written script with very atmospheric direction and another dedicated performance by Roy Thinnes supported with cool cast of character actors led by legendary Michael Rennie. This is also the first episode we see the inside of the aliens' spaceship. Eerie open ending leaves somewhat unnerving feel.

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