The Invaders (1967–1968)
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Tom Jessup's an invader, who's transporting a briefcase containing something vital: spores. These organisms will grow into aliens able to withstand Earth's atmosphere. As Jessup desperately... See full summary »

Director:

William Hale

Writers:

Ellis Kadison (teleplay), Joel Kane (teleplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Thinnes ... David Vincent
Gene Hackman ... Tom Jessup
Mark Miller ... Jack Palay
Patricia Smith ... Sally Palay
John Randolph ... Police Sgt. Ernie Goldhaver
Wayne Rogers ... Police Lt. John Mattson
James Gammon ... Hal
Judee Morton Judee Morton ... Mavis
Kevin Coughlin ... Roy
Noam Pitlik Noam Pitlik ... Jerry Burns
Vince Howard Vince Howard ... Frank
Norma Connolly Norma Connolly ... Waitress
Joel Davison Joel Davison ... Earl Garber
Brian Nash Brian Nash ... Mike
Stephen Liss Stephen Liss ... Archie
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Tom Jessup's an invader, who's transporting a briefcase containing something vital: spores. These organisms will grow into aliens able to withstand Earth's atmosphere. As Jessup desperately tries to find the briefcase, the spores inside of it continue to develop. Written by CommanderBalok

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1967 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The invaders are seen for perhaps the first and last time as spores growing into "infants" that appear to be slimy, brown-and-green-tinged blobs. They have neck-less heads and each is seen to be forming a pair of stubby arms. Of course, this is only what their young look like. See more »

Goofs

Vincent and Goldhaver end up in a shoot out with the aliens at the greenhouse. Goldhaver hits the ground and gets filthy with dirt. A few moments later, when the Invaders are defeated, Goldhaver's uniform has just a few dust marks. See more »

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Narrator: [Epilog Narration] The destruction of the alien spores becomes a major victory for David Vincent - a continuing, relentless war in which victories are few.
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Evil Alien Seeds In A Briefcase Create Problems
23 August 2016 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

Evil alien seeds in a briefcase keep changing hands almost to the point of mild comedy.

Perhaps it is just my sense of humour, perhaps it is seeing Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch, perhaps it is that weird old car that almost looks like "The Munster's car", but I just can't take this hour totally seriously. I love the hour. It is one of the best. But the endless changing of hands of the briefcase does not create the wanted tension, instead I was almost laughing. But laughing with the show, not AT it.

Everything about this hour is just fine, the only negative being the casting of the leader of the teenagers. He looks about 30 years old...why is he hanging around teenagers?

And finally, great to see Gene Hackman.


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