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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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 »

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Some dialog, including the opening narration, refers to local law enforcement as the sheriff's department and to Sergeant Goldhaver as a sheriff's deputy, but other dialog, and all of the signs at the station as well as the patches on Goldhaver and Lieutenant Mattson's sleeves say "Police". See more »

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Narrator: [Opening Narration] Shortly before dawn, a spaceship landed near Phillipsburg, Colorado, bringing to Earth a strange and ominous cargo: two dozen spores. After exposure to the Earth's atmosphere, each will develop and grow into a perfectly formed alien. On the success of this experiment rests the possibility of future shipments numbering hundreds, perhaps thousands, of alien Invaders and possibility the future of the human race.
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Evil Alien Seeds In A Briefcase Create Problems
23 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

Evil alien seeds in a briefcase keep changing hands almost to the point of mild comedy.

Perhaps it is just my sense of humour, perhaps it is seeing Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch, perhaps it is that weird old car that almost looks like "The Munster's car", but I just can't take this hour totally seriously. I love the hour. It is one of the best. But the endless changing of hands of the briefcase does not create the wanted tension, instead I was almost laughing. But laughing with the show, not AT it.

Everything about this hour is just fine, the only negative being the casting of the leader of the teenagers. He looks about 30 years old...why is he hanging around teenagers?

And finally, great to see Gene Hackman.


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