Invaders - Emotionless alien beings from a dying planet
who were the main antagonists on the sci-fi series THE
INVADERS/ABC/1967-68. Architect David Vincent (Roy Thinnes)
discovered a spacecraft unloading these invaders one night when
he was looking for shortcut on a lonely country road. His only
problem was convincing a disbelieving world that the invaders
had landed and that they were methodically taking over the
The invaders didn't have oversized-craniums,
green skin or antennas sprouting from their heads. They were simply
human look-alikes that could easily infiltrate into
They did have their Achilles heels, however. Upon
closer scrutiny, one discovers that they have no a pulse or
heartbeat and have a mutated, crooked fourth finger that juts
out awkwardly from the hand. And sometimes, when the invaders
need to regenerate to retain their human form, they begin to glow.
The most difficult problem in convincing the
authorities that the invaders were here, was the fact that when
an invader was destroyed they would go up in a cloud of red
smoke, leaving nothing but ashes behind.
opening narration begins with the whirling, high-pitched
sound of a spacecraft landing followed by the voice of William Woodson as Narrator]
"THE INVADERS, a Quinn Martin Production starring Roy Thinnes
as architect David Vincent.
||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
short-cut 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 an 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."
The guest stars in tonight's story...Tonight's episode...[name
of episode followed by and a weird space ship noise.]
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