An old woman who lives alone in a ramshackle farm house comes face to face with alien invaders. She hears something on her roof and then finds a flying saucer, perhaps six or seven feet across from which emerges two small robots. She fights them as best she can and eventually succeeds in destroying their ship. The nature of the invaders however is not immediately obvious however. Written by
The acting of Agnes Moorehead in this "silent" episode was a unique touch by director Douglas Heyes. At the time, Moorehead was famous for her powerful performance in the "Suspense" radio play, "Sorry, Wrong Number," an absolute classic of the medium, in which she was able terrorize audiences using only her voice. In "The Invaders" she had to use everything *but* her voice. See more »
The isolated farm woman leads a meager existence with no luxuries in sight. Her hands, however, in several close ups, show Miss Moorhead's long, tapered, finely manicured and polished fingernails, something that wouldn't have been a consideration for the character. See more »
These are the invaders: the tiny beings from the tiny place called Earth, who would take the giant step across the sky to the question marks that sparkle and beckon from the vastness of the universe only to be imagined. The invaders, who found out that a one-way ticket to the stars beyond has the ultimate price tag, and we have just seen it entered in a ledger that covers all the transactions in the universe - a bill stamped "Paid in Full" and to be found on file ...
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Wow! Brilliant writing, brilliant acting, and an imaginative concept. This ranks at the top.This is so unique because it sucked the viewer in and not only had a shock "for the ages" of an ending-but generally placed the blame on us.Outside of Patty Duke's performance in "The Miracle Worker" this was with most brilliant non verbal performance I've seen on TV or Screen.The most shocking element to this episode is that no one could see it coming even though there are clues all along if you are paying attention(most people don't).It certainly redefines the element of humanity based on your particular perspective. I know I haven't discussed the episode but outside of a one sentence description of the episode you can't really say any more without giving it away. There also may be a social commentary evolving from this episode but rather than ramble on all I can say is this is one Twilight Zone that can not be missed.
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