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THE INVADERS - A Quinn Martin production

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Surely there are at least a few of you who are fans of this iconic late 60s show, THE INVADERS.

A forerunner of sorts to the X-Files, it tells the story of a man who has discovered that THEY are here: aliens from another planet, working on THEIR plans to make the Earth THEIR world. He dedicates his life to fighting THEM, and trying to convince a disbelieving world that the nightmare has already begun.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invaders

Sadly, this show has been all but forgotten in recent times. It ran for 2 seasons, but only 12 episodes were ever released in the USA on videotape. The series is not available on DVD, and shows no signs of ever coming out in the near future. There was an attempt at continuing the series in 1995 with a special 4-hour miniseries, but it was abyssmally bad and had almost nothing in common with the original series. Even the miniseries has not been issued on DVD. The original series occasionally airs episodes in various countries, but at present I don't think it's running anywhere in the world.

There are various bootlegs of the series on DVD out there, in varying quality of course. Does anyone own any of these?

What possibilities for a preservation project might we have with this?

--SKot

Projects:
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Great show, It aired early last year on channel 5 UK in the middle of the night without ads, someone must have captured them you would think?
There is someone who sells NTSC bootlegs of those captures on the invaders yahoo group, his prices are extortionate - don't fall for it.
versions do appear on the newsgroups now and again.
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I have this,comes on 10 dvds and it is complete...quality of them is exellent...if you want them pm me,im willing to trade
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This used to be one of my favourite programs when I was younger and would like to see some sort of offical release or made into a project by someone if possible, I have seen boots of it going on e-bay at one time, but I havent seen it on TV for quite a while now, the other one I would like to see released also is I believe another Quinn Martin production The Fugitive which was another favourite of mine that has yet to see an official release.

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Originally posted by: CW
Great show, It aired early last year on channel 5 UK in the middle of the night without ads, someone must have captured them you would think? Yes, I imagine so. Hopefully the quality was decent as well.

There is someone who sells NTSC bootlegs of those captures on the invaders yahoo group, his prices are extortionate - don't fall for it.
versions do appear on the newsgroups now and again.
Yes - in fact, I'm on that group. That guy seems to have a very nice set (people who have purchased it seem to be happy with the quality), but at $15 a disc, 2 episodes per, I call foul. You'd spend a fortune buying the whole set... not to mention that making profits like that from bootlegs is despicable. I told the guy his prices were outrageous when I first contacted him about it.

What really needs to happen is that we need to get hold of that guy's set and torrent it on MySpleen, then let everybody know they can have it for free rather than pay a parasite. And an official release is not likely to happen anytime soon.

Incidentally, there has been some talk about a French DVD edition of the series through TF1 Video, originally supposed to come out this year (perhaps even this month). But it sounds like it may just be pushed back until next year, from what I read.

--SKot

Projects:
Return Of The Ewok and Other Short Films (with OCPmovie) [COMPLETED]
Preserving the…cringe…Star Wars Holiday Special [ONGOING]
The Star Wars TV Commercials Project [DORMANT]
Felix the Cat 1919-1930 early film shorts preservation [ONGOING]

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The set i have consists of 4 episodes per disc,as i said quality is very good.
Im not sure how to capture a few screen shots,so if anyone can help,much appreciate it.
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Hi,

Same as tonecapone but my set is on 12 disks & captured off of digital TV. Have also got some artwork if anyone is interested?

Thanks
Calsito

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I'd certainly be interested in your set calisto, is it PAL or NTSC?
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Originally posted by: tonecapone
The set i have consists of 4 episodes per disc,as i said quality is very good.
Im not sure how to capture a few screen shots,so if anyone can help,much appreciate it.
How you do it depends on your platform (PC or Mac) and the software you use to play your DVDs on your computer. WinDVD has a built-in feature to do screen caps, and I believe some of the other players do as well.

Calisto, I'm also very interested in finding out more about yours. Given that it came from digital TV, the quality is likely to be very good. However, that can also depend on the condition of the master copies they used... and some of them are in pretty bad shape at this point (color turning red, etc.).

--SKot

Projects:
Return Of The Ewok and Other Short Films (with OCPmovie) [COMPLETED]
Preserving the…cringe…Star Wars Holiday Special [ONGOING]
The Star Wars TV Commercials Project [DORMANT]
Felix the Cat 1919-1930 early film shorts preservation [ONGOING]

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Originally posted by: CW
is it PAL or NTSC?


It is PAL, if that is any help?

The epiosdes I have got seeem to be pretty good copies & the colours seem to be stable.



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Just to note, calisto's set is the UK channel 5 showings, PQ is as good as you'll get until an official release or a channel gets a remaster aired.
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I have this show in dvd also - think it's 6 discs for S1 - 8 for S2, quality is pretty good except for no consistency with the menus etc!

Designed my own covers too:

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7492/invaderss1td3.jpg

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/650/invaderss2oc4.jpg
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If you're UK based, send me a pm, sure we can sort something out
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I have the pilot episode for the remake/sequel with Scott Baluka and Roy Thinnes on original VHS.
i would like to trade for a copy of this set as well if that's ok.
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UPDATE:

At long last, The Invaders has made it to DVD. Only the first season, and only Region 2 so far, but at least it's officially out. We can only hope that there will be a Region 1 release down the road.

It's listed on Amazon UK here.

This is one of the last TV series that I was waiting to see make it to DVD. Now I think I can finally rest on that subject.

--SKot

Projects:
Return Of The Ewok and Other Short Films (with OCPmovie) [COMPLETED]
Preserving the…cringe…Star Wars Holiday Special [ONGOING]
The Star Wars TV Commercials Project [DORMANT]
Felix the Cat 1919-1930 early film shorts preservation [ONGOING]

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