The Invaders (1967–1968)
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Paul Cook's an electronics expert with an aversion to people. He's also the man several generals are coming to meet with, because he can analyse the nation's defences and suggest ways to ... See full summary »

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Jesse Hibbs

Writers:

Jerry Sohl (teleplay), Earl Hamner Jr. (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Roy Thinnes ... David Vincent
Shirley Knight ... Margaret Cook
Kevin McCarthy ... Paul Cook
Leonard Stone ... Ramsey
Robert Yuro Robert Yuro ... Simms
Walter Brooke ... Danvers
Harry Hickox ... Bowman
John Zaremba ... General
James Seay ... Grayson
Paul Sorensen Paul Sorensen ... Alien #1
Marlowe Jensen Marlowe Jensen ... Alien #2
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Paul Cook's an electronics expert with an aversion to people. He's also the man several generals are coming to meet with, because he can analyse the nation's defences and suggest ways to correct flaws. But beings from an alien planet would also like a look at the defences, and they've devised a way to take advantage of Cook's reclusiveness. If David Vincent can't stop the invaders, they'll get the information, and use it to advance their planned invasion Written by CommanderBalok

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1967 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Guest star Kevin McCarthy was also in two classic alien invader films: "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956) and the remake "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1978). See more »

Goofs

During Act 1 in the airport sequence the plane in the background was N6423F a Cessna 150F, then shortly later it was N5444R a Cessna 172F and then a little later N5732A a Cessna 172F even though there were no plane movements or landings except for the Douglas DC3 that the lodge owner ran into the prop of and the Cessna 320 (N4178T) that landed carrying Kevin Mc Carthy. See more »

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Narrator: [Opening Narration] The manager of a famed resort hotel has been driven to suicide by the delusion that alien beings had taken over his hotel. Convinced that the man's story was no delusion, David Vincent promptly traveled to the small Virginia airport.
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Kevin McCarthy And His Double
22 August 2016 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

The Invaders are "watching" Kevin McCarthy on a Time-Tunnel-type viewing screen and they soon send out a double of him.

A wonderfully filmed death scene at an airport is one of the big things that lingers in the mind about this episode. The scene looks like something from a Hitchcock film, the way it is directed and acted, such a well made moment!

But this is "Kevin McCarthy in Irwin Allen Land" to me.

Irwin Allen sci-fi of the period had sci-fi about alien doubles, aliens watching humans on fancy viewing screens and we even have Time Tunnel co-star John Zaremba (Ray) playing a General in this episode. Time Tunnel had just been axed so he was jumping from one sci- fi world to another.

The Watchers is a fine hour and Kevin McCarthy makes it even better!


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