Invaders Season 2 [DVD]
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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'.
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
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The lone hero is David Vincent, wonderfully underplayed in a cynical portrayal by Roy Thinnes, they keep him on the case, there is certainly no romance apart from a few hints here and there.
This is the better of the two seasons however I do prefer the earlier episodes, they are little edgier compared to the 'Scoville' episodes. Also beware of the very last episode which has some serious flaws with the sound, however I presume this is not the fault of the DVD, rather the master recording.
Finally I also have to praise the show for it's style. For example these were the times when, as the oepening credits rolled, a narrator set the scene, he also read out the name of the show, the guest stars and the epiosde title. All done in a dramatic tone.
A classic in it's own right. This ground breaking series from the sixties still has the capacity to provide mystery and fear even after a gap of over fourty years. Inttelligent yet succient it flows like a hard to put down novel that only satisfies when you've reached the end.
The visual effects are still stunning and fresh and the unique simplicity of the saucer along with the meancing background drone of Dominic Frontierre's incidental music make the invaders a milestone in television science fiction. A must for all generations of sci fi fans.
The effects for the day are very good and the desolving alien effect is still very believable.
This was the final season of the series and although it could have come back for another series, the finale of the season does also act as a close.
An excelent show.
Plots full of holes, I man how much junk did the Invaders leave lying around. Pity they didn't develop the plot more quickly in season two but enoyale nevertheless.
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