The Invaders (1967–1968)
A school in New Mexico is really a front for an alien indoctrination center. The head of the school offers a pilot a lot of money to smuggle in its otherworldly students.


Joseph Sargent


Don Brinkley, Larry Cohen (creator)




Episode cast overview:
Roy Thinnes ... David Vincent
Jack Warden ... Barney Cahill
Susan Oliver ... Stacy
David Sheiner ... Mr. William Burns
Murray Matheson ... Dr. Reynard
Barry Russo ... Detective Lt. Alvarado
Clarke Gordon Clarke Gordon ... Mr. Nova (as Clark Gordon)
Byron Morrow ... Gilbert
Paul Pepper Paul Pepper ... Dispatcher
Jacqueline Mayo Jacqueline Mayo ... Sobbing Woman
John Napier John Napier ... Alien #1
Ted Markland ... Male Alien
Laurie Mock ... Female Alien
Garth Pillsbury ... Intern
Bud Perkins Bud Perkins ... Bartender


A pilot for chartered planes learns too much about the aliens when he sees one of them get injured on a flight. The man's arm is torn up, but he doesn't bleed. The passengers abduct the pilot and take him to Midlands Academy in New Mexico, a school that is really a front for an alien indoctrination center. The alien running the academy decides to let the pilot live - if he'll go on smuggling in "foreigners" to the academy. The money they offer him is a great temptation, especially since he has a wife half his age who is bored with him. Meanwhile, David Vincent learns of this academy, and uncovers the truth about it. Written by J. Spurlin

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller





Release Date:

21 March 1967 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode features two "Star Trek" Alumni. First is Susan Oliver who played Vina in "The Cage" and Barry Russo who was Commodore Wesley in "The Ultimate Computer". See more »


When the DC-3 at the beginning of the episode is in the rainstorm, the close-up of the cockpit shows the rain cascading down the fuselage. At an airspeed of 200 mph or so the rain would be pushed backwards along the fuselage. See more »


Male Alien: [One of the classrooms at Cortland Academy is set up as a nightclub. The dialog is vintage 1967] . Look, if you ask me, we outta drop the Bomb on China, before they drop it on us. I don't know why we're taking all this pushing around.
Female Alien: You better believe it, baby! These new cops are all power-hungry. We keep playing ball with them and this country's gonna turn into a real police state! Is something wrong, Doctor?
Dr. Reynard: Much too passionate. Fanatics never influenced anyone. Now, if we are going to ...
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