The Invaders: Season 2, Episode 7

The Spores (17 Oct. 1967)

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Courier Tom Jessup loses track of a briefcase containing something vital: spores. These organisms, properly nourished, will grow into aliens able to tolerate Earth's high oxygen content. ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Jessup
Mark Miller ...
Jack Palay
Patricia Smith ...
Sally Palay
Police Sgt. Ernie Goldhaver
Police Lt. John Mattson
Kevin Coughlin ...
Noam Pitlik ...
Jerry Burns
Vince Howard ...
Norma Connolly ...
Joel Davison ...
Earl Garber
Brian Nash ...
Stephen Liss ...


Courier Tom Jessup loses track of a briefcase containing something vital: spores. These organisms, properly nourished, will grow into aliens able to tolerate Earth's high oxygen content. Through mischance, Jessup loses track of the briefcase, which changes hands several times. Finally, some kids wind up with it, and meanwhile inside it the spores continue to grow, and outside it, Jessup is increasingly desperate. Written by CommanderBalok

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The invaders are seen for perhaps the first and last time as spores growing into "infants" that appear to be slimy, brown-and-green-tinged blobs. They have neck-less heads and each is seen to be forming a pair of stubby arms. Of course, this is only what their young look like. See more »


During the fight in the diner, the stunt doubles for Roy Thinnes and Gene Hackman are obviously not Thinnes and Hackman. This is especially obvious in the case of Hackman who is balding while his double has a full head of hair. See more »


Narrator: [Epilog Narration] The destruction of the alien spores becomes a major victory for David Vincent - a continuing, relentless war in which victories are few.
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Hey Gene Hackmen in this one!
13 March 2009 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

Hey, Gene Hackmen in the 'Spores'. The best show in the series so far. The 1978 Invasion of the Boddy Snatchers got many ideas from the Spores. The Invaders came out with these spores which will grow Invaders. Gross looking guys these spores are. The plot device which masters this show greatly is the suitcase which contains the spores. Let's just say the Invaders have a real headache trying to find this suitcase again. What is wrong with these Invaders? They are always having accidents along with their awful security. I give the show a 10 out of 10. David Vicent has his hands full with this one. If you are just going watch one episode of The Invaders view The Spores.

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