David and Edgar intercept an alien data drop and recover the partially burned contents of a briefcase. A picture inside convinces them that Arnold Warren is an alien. Warren is seeking ... See full summary »

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James A. Baxter
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David and Edgar intercept an alien data drop and recover the partially burned contents of a briefcase. A picture inside convinces them that Arnold Warren is an alien. Warren is seeking confirmation to a post supervising a space tracking project. He would be one of the few black men to hold such a high post. Standing between him and that goal is Jim Baxter, a Senate investigator who also happens to be black. Baxter's wife Celia wants black heroes for her son, so she's pressuring her husband to recommend Warren. Against that, David Vincent only has a wildly implausible story: that Warren is a man from outer space! Convincing Baxter to look further means appealing to his policeman's instincts. Written by CommanderBalok

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Throughout the series, many objects are incinerated along with aliens who burn up as they die. This episode has the first of only two instances when a burning alien starts an actual, ordinary fire by his death. See more »

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Narrator: [Epilog Narration] James A. Baxter, Special Investigator for a Senate Subcommittee, a formidable ally for David Vincent, who will join the battle against an alien race - the Invader from the sky.
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Known To Some As "The Only Invaders Show With Black People"
29 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

Vincent gets involved with black people in his attempts to find "the invaders".

When thinking about reviewing this episode, at first I was not even going to mention the sudden appearance of black people, but it must be mentioned as this is what viewers respond to.

YouTube has put all the Invader episodes up, most of the shows got few comments under the videos, but when The Vise came up, comments all over the place! Some black people were bothered that this was the only "black episode" and that next week the series would go back to being "all white" again.

But anyway, let me move on from this now.

To me at least, The Vice is a rather routine episode of The Invaders, I can't see anything special about it to talk about here. You just follow the plot and enjoy it.

I would call The Vice good but not great.


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