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"Invaders" Behind the Scenes

by Ian Smith


For one of my first posts, I thought I'd share this article on the making of an old TV show called "The Invaders."

"The Invaders" aired for two seasons from 1967 to 1968. It followed David Vincent, an architect played by actor Roy Thinnes, who week after week tried to expose the existence of a secret alien invasion.


The show was produced by Quinn Martin, who was better known for making crime dramas and cop shows like "The Fugitive" and "The Streets of San Francisco." But it was actually created by Larry Cohen, who gave us such cult Horror movies like "It's Alive!" and "Q: The Winged Serpent."


Martin was one of THE biggest TV producers at the time. So his shows attracted a lot of top talent. Some actors who guest-starred on "The Invaders" reads like a list of Hollywood Who's Who, with some long-established names, as well as other young actors just getting their start who would go on to bigger things.



This article goes into a lot of the behind-the-scenes productions: How the show came about, how Martin produced a show that was outside of his wheelhouse, how the writers came up with stories week after week, and how they felt Roy Thinnes worked as a lead actor, among other things.


If anyone's curious, the channel Me-TV just started showing "The Invaders" every Saturday night at midnight.


If anyone's curious, the channel Me-TV just started showing "The Invaders" every Saturday night at midnight.


I definitely want you to read this article.


INVADERS BEHIND THE SCENES


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