Stretching across seven discs, and bringing together the entirety of its second season, this DVD collection of Invaders
brings a welcome opportunity to check out a supreme slice of television science fiction from the 1960s.
Considering that four decades have past since it was first shown, Invaders holds up really very well, too. At the heart of it is the marvelous Roy Thinnes and his character, David Vincent, who realises that aliens have invaded, and are disguising themselves as human beings. And while in the first series he was frequently up against those who simply didn’t believe him at all, here he does find some who do think he’s telling the truth. That provides a good platform for the series, and allows it to cleverly evolve.
And that’s just what Invaders does. Courtesy of some skilled writing, and a real feeling of making the most of what they’ve got, the production team serve up some at-times really quite sinister and edgy episodes, with real intelligence to them. It sustains this for the vast bulk of the 26 episodes you get here, too.
Invaders may not have the profile of many science fiction series of old, but it’s ripe for rediscovery on the DVD market, and it really is something of a treat. Whether you’re new to it or not, it’s very much worth giving it a spin. Before someone inevitably remakes it… --Jon Foster
The complete second season of the cult 1960s TV series in which David Vincent (Roy Thinnes) discovers something that will change his life forever - the aliens have landed and it is up to him to convince the right people that their plan is to destroy mankind. Episodes comprise: 'Condition: Red', 'The Saucer', 'The Watchers', 'Valley of the Shadow', 'The Enemy', 'The Trial', 'The Spores', 'Dark Outpost', 'Summit Meeting: Part 1', 'Summit Meeting: Part 2', 'The Prophet', 'Labyrinth', 'The Captive', 'The Believers', 'The Ransom', 'Task Force', 'The Possessed', 'Counter-Attack', 'The Pit', 'The Organization', 'The Peacemaker', 'The Vise', 'The Miracle', 'The Life Seekers', 'The Pursued' and 'Inquisition'.