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Invasion 

Small rocks fall from the sky which, when touched, trigger a latent virus that has always existed in humans and begins mutating them into an alien species. Taking advantage of its hive ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Luke Perry ...  Beau Stark 2 episodes, 1997
Kim Cattrall ...  Dr. Sheila Moran 2 episodes, 1997
Rebecca Gayheart ...  Cassy Winslow 2 episodes, 1997
Christopher Orr Christopher Orr ...  Pitt Henderson 2 episodes, 1997
Jon Polito ...  Det. Kemper 2 episodes, 1997
Jason Schombing ...  Assistant Detective 2 episodes, 1997
Neal McDonough ...  Randy North 2 episodes, 1997
Rosanna DeSoto ...  Nancy Ochoa 2 episodes, 1997
Castulo Guerra ...  Eugene Ochoa 2 episodes, 1997
Louis Crugnali ...  John Ochoa 2 episodes, 1997
María Celedonio ...  Andie 2 episodes, 1997
Stephen Joyce ...  Dr. Philip Hayden 2 episodes, 1997
Michael Warren ...  Dr. Harlan McCoy 2 episodes, 1997
Chuck McCann ...  Head of the Center for Disease Control 2 episodes, 1997
Tim DeKay ...  Mike Landry 2 episodes, 1997
Ginny Harman Ginny Harman ...  Leah 2 episodes, 1997
Denice Duff ...  Denice 2 episodes, 1997
Ken Kolb Ken Kolb ...  Husband 2 episodes, 1997
Mark DeMichele Mark DeMichele ...  Orderly 2 episodes, 1997
Brian Brophy Brian Brophy ...  Medical Examiner 2 episodes, 1997
William Rose William Rose ...  Dr. Walter Kirkland 2 episodes, 1997
H. Richard Greene ...  Sgt. Kinsella 2 episodes, 1997
Sam Smiley Sam Smiley ...  Pete 2 episodes, 1997
Dan Danielson Dan Danielson ...  Ed Partridge 2 episodes, 1997
Michael Emanuel ...  Security Chief 2 episodes, 1997
Adelina Sinohui Adelina Sinohui ...  Janet, North's Secretary 2 episodes, 1997
Sanford Gibbons ...  Police Captain 2 episodes, 1997
John Mack John Mack ...  Sgt. Hoover 2 episodes, 1997
Larry Jones Larry Jones ...  Paramedic 2 episodes, 1997
Terry James Terry James ...  Father Nightmare 2 episodes, 1997
Ken Clark ...  Mechanic 2 episodes, 1997
Dawn M. Davis Dawn M. Davis ...  Mother of Little Girl 2 episodes, 1997
George Dobbs George Dobbs ...  Cop #1 2 episodes, 1997
Alfred Cerullo ...  CNN Reporter 2 episodes, 1997
Michael Wayne Michael Wayne ...  Little Boy 2 episodes, 1997
Joseph Neibich ...  Beau's Assistant 2 episodes, 1997
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Storyline

Small rocks fall from the sky which, when touched, trigger a latent virus that has always existed in humans and begins mutating them into an alien species. Taking advantage of its hive mentality, the aliens are absolutely dedicated to transforming every human on Earth and do so with alarming swiftness. Only a small group of humans remain who have the medical knowledge to devise antibodies to reverse the effects of the virus. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Time's running out. Who will survive? See more »

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robin Cook's Invasion See more »

Filming Locations:

Mesa, Arizona, USA See more »

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Runtime:

| | (3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes taking place at "The Institute for New Human Kind" (aka the closed "McKinley Air Force Base" in the film) and of the climactic finale were filmed at the former Williams Air Force Base in Mesa AZ, 30 miles southeast of Phoenix. The base closed in 1993. See more »

Goofs

When the crowd slowly realizes that John and Sheila are not infected, the shadow of a camera is visible. See more »

Quotes

Pitt Henderson: It's not what are we going to do with it, question is what's it planning to do with us.
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Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Epically Cheesy, but a fairly enjoyable piece of TV sci-fi
27 April 2010 | by Samiam3See all my reviews

There is something about movies like Invasion that I get a kick out of and admire is a small way. Material like this feels like a throwback to the fifties and sixies, the dawn of sci-fi. I suppose that judging by those standards, one could make the argument that Battlefield Earth is a success, which may not be such a smart thing to do aloud. Regardless, Invasion is very cheesy, but it is amusing.

One night over Arizona, a shower of little black stones rains down on a city. The first to fondle of these stone is Beau Stark, an ordinary law abiding fellow. The tiny thing gives him an electric shock and before long he has a flu, which is messing with his mind. As more people handle the black pebbles scattered across town, the flu starts to spread, first across town then across Arizona and eventually the country. Stark is rallying his fellow infected citizens together to become part of some major plan to build a gateway to space which will (somehow) spell doom for humanity as we know it. Stark's girlfriend teams upwith a handful of Rogue doctors to try an find a cure, while everyone around is out to get them.

So what makes something like Invasion any better than say Battlefield Earth? It's a tough argument to make, but not impossible. For one thing Battlefield Earth feels muddled and badly paced, while this more is more temporaly believable (on account of being a three part programme of course). Time duration is very important for the credibility of a thriller or adventure story. More importantly, in Battlefield Earth you really don't care what happens to people. Here you end up actually rooting for and against who you are supposed to.

There are times when Invasion feels a little slow, and there are definitely some things that need to be changed, but the programme in general, is a good source of cheesy B-movie sci- fi. I don't know where you would find something like this, and I doubt if it will get any airtime in the future, but if it just happpens to be on the box one night and there is nothing else on (assuming you are a sci-fi geek) may as well watch for a bit.


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