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DVD Review The Invaders: The Complete Series DVD Review

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  1. Matt Hough

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    The Invaders: The Complete Series DVD Review
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    The two seasons of The Invaders included some serious drama amid its sci-fi trappings for fans of the genre, and it emerges as one of the more entertaining alien invasion series.

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    Excited to see this!
     
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    I bought the individuals season sets but I am very happy for fans who didn't to able to buy the complete series.

    Thanks for the review, Matt.
     
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    Are the extras and the commentaries new to the complete series set? Are were they all in the pre-existing season 1 and 2 sets?

    James
     
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    James:

    The list of extras in Matt's review of the complete series release are exactly the same ones from the two individual season releases.
     
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    Ditto.
     
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    James, they are the same bonus features because they are the same discs from 2008 and 2009. Only the packaging is different.
     
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    The UK season one and two sets were without any features at all so The Believers set is like a breath of fresh air!
    JB
     
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    I've never seen this 60s ABC sci-fi series before, so I think I might get it from Amazon sometime in the future!
     
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    It's worth a look. The first season in particular is gripping and actually really scary at times. They backed away from that in the second year and it was more of an action SF series. Still a lot of fun. It tried too hard to stick with The Fugitive format, to the point where they said, every week, "Roy Thinnes as architect David Vincent." This always made me laugh because, unlike Richard Kimble, whose standing as a doctor factored into many storylines and even the premise, David Vincent's ability to design houses didn't matter in the slightest. I think it was mentioned once or twice in the stories themselves after the pilot episode.
     
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    There were a couple of episodes where he was still in his office architecting as it were when he either found a clue to another alien plot or was summoned by whoever!
    Does anyone know what order the various channels screened the series in the seventies as I've heard that an ITV station showed them in a random order or the like?
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    AIring shows in order is preferable, obviously, but it wouldn't matter too much in what order the episodes were shown.
    You'd still know what was going on.
     
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    For this series, there are really only a few episodes that need to be seen in any sort of order:

    "Beach Head", obviously, should be seen first
    "The Believers" should be seen before any other episode featuring Scoville
    "Summit Meeting, part one" should be seen before part two
     
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    Johnnybear from the Trek BBS! Woo hoo!

    Yeah, they showed him working once in a while, I guess to justify his having money to tool around the country in his suits hunting aliens. But to mention it in the opening like it's actually important to his character is what makes me laugh. He could have been a barber, honestly...
     
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    Would have been easier to find work as an itinerant barber than an itinerant architect. Of course, I guess he could've done his architect work somewhat over the phone/through the mail, but given that he was on the aliens' radar, surely it would've been risky to keep going back home, as I'm sure they'd have had his home bugged/under watch. Probably best not to think about these things if one wants to suspend disbelief!
     
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    Has anyone in the UK had any problems with The Believers set? I bought the first season back in 2007 and was told about the recurring subtitles coming on in four episodes! The Leeches, Nightmare, doomsday minus One and one other on the third disc! Well I know they fixed the glitch on The Leeches but it still turns up on nightmare and I'm not sure about the other two at present!
    JB
     
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    Any indie labels have a Paramount relationship like Mill Creek with Sony? The HD masters exist and it would be cool to see this show come to Blu-ray.
     
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    What's the dvd packaging like? The original releases had separate trays so dvds wouldn't get scratched.
     
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    I think this one might be the same way, except with both seasons' worth in one case.
     
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    Looking for an informed response, not a guess. If I had to guess, I'd predict the discs overlap or are stacked, so in that situation, I'd get the separate releases.
     
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