History Series / TheInvaders

28th May '16 2:03:10 AM Cindylover1969
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* ClearNyName: In "The Trial" one of Vicnent's friends for killing a man. In a subversion, the goal is to show that his friend didn't kill ''a man'', but an alien, and thus didn't commit murder the legal definition term as he didn't kill a human being.
8th Jul '15 4:02:42 PM MarkLungo
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* ThemeTune: The show's theme, composed by Dominic Frontiere[[note]]and originally intended for ''The Unknown'', a SpinOff of ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' that never went beyond the unsold pilot stage[[/note]], became famous and is still eerily effective.

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* ThemeTune: The show's theme, composed by Dominic Frontiere[[note]]and originally intended for ''The Unknown'', a SpinOff of ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' that never went beyond the unsold pilot stage[[/note]], became famous and is still eerily effective.
26th Apr '15 2:17:49 PM Geoduck
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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Subverted, at least to the extent that Vincent does eventually manage to convince some humans in positions of authority that the aliens are real, most helpfully wealthy industrialist Edgar Scoville.


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* GrandFinale: Not officially, but the last-filmed episode ends on a moderately hopeful note, with important human officials becoming convinced of the reality of the alien invasion.


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* LaResistance: As noted above, in the second season Vincent and Scoville become the nucleus of one of these.
26th Mar '14 6:43:52 PM LeeM
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While the idea of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting disguised invaders]] was already an old one, ''The Invaders'' may have been the first American show to present the matter seriously, as opposed to the more goofy previous SF movies and TV shows. Good writing and serious acting made it effective ParanoiaFuel and the show holds up well even today.

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While the idea of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting disguised invaders]] was already an old one, one (the ''Encyclopedia of Science Fiction'' website suggests that the series was made too late to be successful), ''The Invaders'' may have been the first American show to present the matter seriously, as opposed to the more goofy previous SF movies and TV shows. Good writing and serious acting made it effective ParanoiaFuel and the show holds up well even today.
26th Mar '14 6:38:03 PM LeeM
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* IAmSpartacus: Used in one episode when an alien asks a group of people which one is Vincent.
19th Mar '14 3:37:46 AM SonofRojBlake
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* UnflinchingFaithInTheBrakes: In the first episode, a little old lady with suspiciously stiff little fingers does this in front Vincent's business partner who is arriving in town to find him.
14th Feb '14 2:14:56 PM MarkLungo
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->''"[[TitleDrop The Invaders]] - alien beings from a dying planet. Their destination, the Earth. Their purpose: to make it THEIR world. David Vincent has seen them. For him, it began one lost night on a lonely country road, looking for a shortcut that he never found. It began with a closed, deserted diner, and a man too long without sleep to continue his journey. It began with the landing of a craft from another galaxy. Now, David Vincent knows that the invaders are here; that they have taken human form. Somehow he must convince a disbelieving world that the nightmare has already begun."''
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->''"[[TitleDrop The Invaders]] - alien beings from a dying planet. Their destination, the Earth. Their purpose: to make it THEIR world. David Vincent has seen them. For him, it began one lost night on a lonely country road, looking for a shortcut that he never found. It began with a closed, deserted diner, and a man too long without sleep to continue his journey. It began with the landing of a craft from another galaxy. Now, David Vincent knows that the invaders are here; that they have taken human form. Somehow he must convince a disbelieving world that the nightmare has already begun."''
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(Not to be confused with Creator/MarvelComics' World War II superhero comic book ''ComicBook/TheInvaders'', or any other series involving alien invaders.)

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(Not to be confused with Creator/MarvelComics' World War II UsefulNotes/WorldWarII superhero comic book ''ComicBook/TheInvaders'', or any other series involving alien invaders.)
14th Jan '14 9:45:08 PM Cindylover1969
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The series ran only for two seasons and had no definitive ending. In 1995, a sequel TV movie was made (apparently as a failed pilot for a new series) in which an ex-con (played by ''Series/QuantumLeap'''s Scott Bakula) is convinced by the now-elderly Vincent (still played by Roy Thinnes!) to pick up the cause against the aliens.

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The series ran only for two seasons (one-and-a-half, really, as it began midseason) and had no definitive ending. In 1995, a sequel TV movie was made (apparently as a failed pilot for a new series) in which an ex-con (played by ''Series/QuantumLeap'''s Scott Bakula) is convinced by the now-elderly Vincent (still played by Roy Thinnes!) to pick up the cause against the aliens.


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* PlayingAgainstType: A rare non-cop show from QM Productions.
26th Apr '13 12:43:03 PM MarkLungo
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The show was produced by Quinn Martin Productions (who made several other famous TV series of the time) for the Creator/{{ABC}} television network in January 1967. The series follows the life of an architect named David Vincent who, by sheer chance, happened to witness the landing of an UFO after getting lost while driving one night. Discovering that aliens disguised as humans have infiltrated Earth and are planning to take over the world, Vincent sets out to thwart their plans and to find evidence of the invasion so he can warn the rest of humanity.

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The show was produced by Quinn Martin Productions (who made several other famous TV series of the time) for the Creator/{{ABC}} television network in January 1967. The series follows the life of an architect named David Vincent (Roy Thinnes) who, by sheer chance, happened to witness the landing of an UFO after getting lost while driving one night. Discovering that aliens disguised as humans have infiltrated Earth and are planning to take over the world, Vincent sets out to thwart their plans and to find evidence of the invasion so he can warn the rest of humanity.



The series ran only for two seasons and had no definitive ending. In 1995, a sequel TV movie was made (apparently as a failed pilot for a new series) in which an ex-con (played by ''Series/QuantumLeap'''s Scott Bakula) is convinced by the now-elderly Vincent (played by Roy Thinnes, the original actor!) to pick up the cause against the aliens.

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The series ran only for two seasons and had no definitive ending. In 1995, a sequel TV movie was made (apparently as a failed pilot for a new series) in which an ex-con (played by ''Series/QuantumLeap'''s Scott Bakula) is convinced by the now-elderly Vincent (played (still played by Roy Thinnes, the original actor!) Thinnes!) to pick up the cause against the aliens.
8th Apr '13 3:44:05 PM Odon
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* FlyingSaucer: The alien spaceships were based on a famous (alleged) UFO design.

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* FlyingSaucer: The alien spaceships were based on a famous (alleged) UFO design.the 'Venusian Scoutcraft' allegedly witnessed by [=UFOlogist=] George Adamski.
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