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Invasion: Earth 

In the lonely Scottish highlands, a small band of military personnel fight a desperate battle against a formidable alien intruder to prevent an invasion of the Earth.

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Jed Mercurio
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Series cast summary:
Vincent Regan ...  Flight Lt. Chris Drake 6 episodes, 1998
Fred Ward ...  Maj. General David Reece / ... 6 episodes, 1998
Eric Jorrin Eric Jorrin ...  RAF Field OP 6 episodes, 1998
Maggie O'Neill ...  Dr Amanda Tucker 6 episodes, 1998
Vivienne Soan ...  Dr. Thompson 6 episodes, 1998
Paul J. Medford Paul J. Medford ...  Nick Shay 5 episodes, 1998
Anton Lesser ...  Lt. Charles Terrell 4 episodes, 1998
Tarquin Shaw-Young Tarquin Shaw-Young ...  RAF Officer 4 episodes, 1998
Laura Harling Laura Harling ...  Emily Tucker 3 episodes, 1998
Nicola Buckingham Nicola Buckingham ...  Echo 2 episodes, 1998
Phyllis Logan ...  Squadron Leader Helen Knox 2 episodes, 1998
Nicola Grier ...  Detective Sgt. Rebecca Holland 2 episodes, 1998
Sheila Grier Sheila Grier ...  Jenny Marchant 2 episodes, 1998
John Shrapnel ...  Air Marshal Bentley 2 episodes, 1998
Zoe Telford ...  Nurse Louise Reynolds 2 episodes, 1998
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Storyline

One normal night over the Scottish highlands, Flt. Lt. Chris Drake (Vincent Regan) was scrambled and shot down an unidentified flying object little knowing the consequences of this rash act of bravado. At the same time Dr. Amanda Tucker ('Maggie O'Neill') and her assistant Nick Shay ('Paul Shay') were monitoring the sky for intelligent forms of communication and detected much more than they bargained for. The search for the downed aircraft led to the discovery of Lt. Charles Terrell (Anton Lesser), who subsequently turned out to be an army officer who went missing in 1945. After initial reticence Lt. Terrell started to reveal his story about the peaceable Echo's who had abducted him years ago and an ancient, merciless enemy, the nD's, who sought to enslave the Echo's for their own evil purposes. As his story unfolds and the evidence of Dr. Tucker's observations and the construction of the alien spacecraft lends credence to it, the nightmarish prospect of a full scale invasion of the ... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1998 (USA) See more »

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Célpont: a Föld See more »

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(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

111 Squadron, whose aircraft were used in the series, was the forerunner to the RAF's Aerobatic Display Team, 'The Red Arrows'. In 1957, two years after the squadron were equipped with the Hawker Hunter, they became the RAF's only official display team (previously, many squadrons had their own display team). Starting with 4 aircraft, their squadron comander, Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Topp first increased it to 5 aircraft and, by the time of the Farnborough Airshow in 1957, a 9-ship display team had been formed. Because their aircraft were painted black, and after a journalist called them 'Les Fleches Noires' at that years' Paris Air Show, they became known as 'The Black Arrows'. At the Farnborough show the following year (1958), Sqn Ldr Topp helped create a Guinness World Record by looping 22 Hawker Hunters in formation, a record that is yet to be broken. See more »

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A great science fiction miniseries
5 October 1999 | by JG2001See all my reviews

Invasion: Earth in my opinion should have been up for an Emmy in several categories. The plot, though it used alien abduction, is very original in most other aspects. The special effects look believable. The characters are all well rounded. The finale of the (I won't give it away) was one of the great, non-Hollywood endings that leave you wondering.


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