The Invaders (1967–1968)
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An architect's close encounter with a spaceship leads him to investigate a small town's hydroelectric plant.



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Episode cast overview:
Kathy Adams
Police Lt. Ben Holman
Alan Landers
Sheriff Lou Carver
Aunt Sara
John Brandon (as James Ward)
Mrs. Brandon


Architect David Vincent, too long without sleep, takes a side road in search of coffee. But Bud's Diner is closed and so Vincent does the only other thing he can: settles in for a nap. An hour later, at 5:00am, a ruddy glow awakens him. He sees the very unexpected: a space vessel landing nearby! Vincent races off to summon the authorities, but when he returns the dilapidated sign reads "Kelly's Diner" and the ship - if that's what it was - is nowhere around. The authorities dismiss his story by Vincent believes in what he saw, and sets out to find proof. Written by CommanderBalok

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller




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10 January 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The sound effect used for the alarm by the Invaders is the same as from the Martian war machines in George Pal's "The War of the Worlds" (1953). See more »


The town cop wears a motorcycle helmet throughout the show, yet always drives a patrol car. See more »


Narrator: [Opening Narration] How does a nightmare begin? For David Vincent, architect, returning home from a business trip, it began at a few minutes past four on a lost Tuesday morning, looking for a shortcut that he never found. It began with a welcoming sign that gave hope of black coffee. It began with a closed, deserted diner and a man too long without sleep to continue his journey. In the weeks to come, David Vincent would go back to how it began many times.
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Simply great!
8 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

First seen on Romanian television (not yet free...), in black and white, when I was 9 years old. I was fascinated by the story, the direction, the acting of the actors, and especially the overwhelming music of Dominic Frontiere. I learned by heart (although I did not know English at that time...), all that the commentator in off is saying in the first few minutes... I fell in love with Diane Baker (she was only 29 years old...) I admired Roy Thinnes, who is very convincing. Reviewed, in color, on You-tube, me 59 years old. The film is impeccably fresh and current, I like it just as much like as a child. Diane Baker's same love, gorgeous woman, and Frontiere's music, just as charming. All the actors are top notch. "A Quinn Martin production!"

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