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The Invaders Seasons 1 and 2 !!

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by shadyguy, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. shadyguy

    shadyguy Well-Known Member

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    I recently Purchased Seasons 1 & 2 of the Invaders

    This show was a replacement for the The Fugitive and does not come even close in the writing or stories.
    Season 1 was actually pretty good, but 2 just got down right silly and unrealistic. How can a man be guarded by six armed aliens and still get away ?
    Maybe if he was Chuck Norris.
    I was really disappointed in season 2 and can easily see why the series was canceled and it's to bad, cause it could have been something really special.
    I was waiting for David Vincent to run into Richard Kimble and find out Kimble was an alien.

    Q & M must have been spending most of their time finishing up Fugitive and not enough on the Invaders.
    How did the Fugitive have "Invaders" music in it when the show did not exist yet ??
     
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    cajunhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    Richard Kimble an alien. LOL [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    The original "Invaders" theme was composed by Dominic Frontiere for an OUTER LIMITS offshoot pilot called THE UNKNOWN. The producers also cut that pilot into the final season one episode of OUTER LIMITS called "The Forms Of Things Unknown."

    When Dominic Frontiere was hired for THE INVADERS, he reused much of what he'd written for THE UNKNOWN and reworked it for THE INVADERS.

    THE INVADERS and THE FUGITIVE aired in the same season, 1966-1967. THE INVADERS started in January while THE FUGITIVE was still airing its fourth season episodes.

    Harry
     
  4. Carabimero

    Carabimero Well-Known Member

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    I tend to be a little kinder to season two episodes of The Invaders because we'll never see another show like it, so despite its faults, and even though I've only been a fan a short time, I have a soft spot for it.
     
  5. shadyguy

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    I don't mean to be to harsh on the show, but I guess I was expecting something a little more from it, kinda like the Fugitive.
    I enjoyed them and will watch them again in about 8 months
    I have to say, CBS/Paramount did a fine job on these releases,and
    it would have been nice if they could have had closure on this show !

    With no new Fugitives to watch the last few months I have had to watch other shows like Invaders and Perry Mason and some shows from the 1980s (God forgive me).
     
  6. Carabimero

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    Yeah, the Fugitive debacle was in part what made me seek out The Invaders; that, and a recommendation from a friend on another board.
     
  7. shadyguy

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    I just finished up watching Fugitive Season 1 tonight and am having withdraw symptons for more.
    I am waiting for my desecrated S2V1 to come from Columbia House so I can then mail in the paperwork and get the replacement DVDs, so I have a long wait.
    I also finished up Season 2 of Perry Mason tonight.

    I am now watching the only 2 episodes of Richard Diamond I have !!
     
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    Carabimero Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if you're watching the same Richard Diamond DVD I have....got it a while back and for the longest time thought the first episode on there was the pilot...but it's not.
     
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    This DVD is put out by Passport Video with 2 episodes, "Picture of Fear" and
    "The Chess Player" !
    Man, the acting is horrible except for Janssen !
     
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    Alpha Video also has two "Richard Diamond" episodes repeating the "Picture of Fear" episode on the Passport release, but also offering "The Merry-Go-Round Case."

    Famous TV Detectives (Peter Gunn / Burke's Law / Richard Diamond) - Television on DVD Starring Craig Stevens; Gene Nelson & David Jansen; Alpha Video : OLDIES.com

    These same two episodes also appear on Mill Creek's "Best of TV Detectives."

    Mill Creek Details Page

    That's pretty much it for Richard Diamond on commercially available DVD.
     
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    Not to forget, The Incredible Hulk has a very similar story format.
     
  12. Carabimero

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    I bought an alternate set of Harry Diamond a year back, along with Harry O and O'Hara. Quality is not perfect, but at least I can watch the shows.
     
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    One too many 'Harrys'?. Don't tell me that you bought "Harry and the Hendersons" along with the above!
     
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    You can never have too many "Harry's"! [​IMG]

    Harry
     
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    I have never seen an episode of Harry O or OHara, as I was about 9-10 years old at that time and vaguely remember Rockford Files cause it stayed on the air longer.
    So many great TV shows I have never seen from the 1960s and 1970s !!
     
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    I've been watching a series lately from Where I won't say but it's the Darrent Mcgavin Mike Hammer series, wow I wish they would release them on DVD, it's a hoot from a Noir perspective. It's a shame us classic TV Fans have to resort to such methods but it's not like the studios are given us much choice, look at CBS/Paramount and what they'll force me to do to watch the final seasons of Rawhide. They could have had my money.
     
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    Yes, I have heard of that great show with Darren McGavin and would love to see it on DVD also !
    Whats the deal with Rawhide.....which I have seen a few times ??
     
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    I think not enough people are buying the sets that don't keep coming out. It's a hard pill for fans who love such series to swallow, but that seems to be the case, unfortunately.
     
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    That sure shouldn't be the case for the Fugitive then !
     
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    I actually think the Fugitive is a niche show, but it is such a good show, and a well-respected show, and maybe in a wierd way it got some publicity on DVD because of what the studio did. I'd rather all seasons be like season 1, of course, but at least all the fans can be proud of their part in effecting change.
     

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