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The Invaders - Comes to Five!!!

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  1. PoochJD

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    Morning,

    Just found this out. The late-60's sci-fi/paranoia TV thriller, is beginning again, on Five! :clap:

    Now, I know a lot of you are gonna want to see this, but although it will be showing uncut and uncensored, it's timeslot isn't too good.

    Transmissions will start at approximately 3:45am, late Friday night/early Saturday morning, on the 2nd July 2004, and will continue each Friday night, at roughly the same time!

    Enjoy the show!

    For a full episode guide, see here.

    Pooch
     
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    Well I better tell TiVo about Mr. Vincent's escapades on five.

    thanks for the heads up
     
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    :clap:

    Shame they have never released the series on DVD when some less deserving series have. I have the series taped from the last time it was on but how good the recordings are goodness knows.
    As they are not cut do you know if they are showing the full 90 minutes episode of Beachhead rather than the usual 60minite one?
     
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    I can only find reference to the 50 minute (ie to fill a 60 minute slot with adverts) episode of Beachhead; this will be the one aired on 5.

    The only longer versions I am aware so far are a vhs release which is a compilation of Beachhead and The Experiment, and a story called ‘The Nomads’ a 1977 remake for ‘Quinn Martin´s Tales of the Unexpected’.

    Oh, my 'Digiguide' listing has 'The Invaders' showing from 04:20 to 05:10 on Sunday July 4th, weekly thereafter.
     
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    Yes I saw The Nomad it was a similar plot but no David Vincent and I did not think half as good as Beachhead and did not have much if any SFX.
    Roy Thinnes did turn up later in the series in an unrelated tale about a reporter that was against the death penalty and got put on death row undercover with the governor’s knowledge, and there upon lay twist upon twist.

    As to The Invaders I seem to recall Beachhead was a pilot and something like was only shown in Canada in its full length.
    Not unless the 2 episode were aired together as one, like some Man From U.N.C.L.E.
     
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    If you want to test your knowlage of the Invaders before they show the program try this quiz here I got 16 out of 20. :eek:

    Forgot ‘Quinn Martin´s Tales of the Unexpected’, was called Twist in the Tale when it aired here.
     
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    HI Folks,

    My apologies for the incorrect transmission times! The show is, as has already been explained, going out late tonight/early hours of tomorrow morning, and starts with the standard 50-minute Pilot episode - "Beach Head".

    As far as I know, Five will be showing all of Season 1 and 2, in one continues run, with the occasional break for sports. But Five usually tend to be very good at sticking to their schedules and running a show continuously in the same slot each week.

    Pooch
     
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    I watched Beachhead and found it very ironic in musical terms.
    The music composed by Dominic Frontier for this episode used about 95% of the music he composed for the series The Outer Limits. Yet the last episode (Form of Things Known) on The Outer Limits a suit of new music was used that had not been used in the rest of the series and was more like the music I came to associate with The Invaders. Which I find strange as he only scored for the first series of OL which I think ended in 64 and The Invades was transmitted in 67.

    The music for The Outer Limits is regarded as one of the best ever if not the best score ever for a series, I too think that also and often though I wish it could be used in an other series but somehow for me it did not come off in The Invaders as they used some of the music in different ways. E.g. a piece of music used in sense of intimacy in OL was used when David Vincent was being arrested..

    PS no adverts in the prog. :clap:
     
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    Please can anybody watching The Invaders on 5 tell me if the scheduled episode for last Saturday " The Condemned " was shown ?

    If it was shown my Tivo recorded something else instead, although the programme info related to The Invaders the actual recording was sports. :rolleyes:

    Thanks. :cool:
     
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    The ever so nice people at five decided to drop it at the very last minute :censored: so of all the TV Guides I saw inc the Sky program guide was still showing The Invaders whilst baseball was on (also it was not on next week). Also Ceefax said that morning episode was the last in the series.
    Anyway after 30 minutes :censored: after the baseball was on they decided to say that The Invades would be shown at an other date. Why they could not of said it earlier was plain rude. :lesson:
    Now the Sky program guide says it is on next week but so is baseball so your guess is as good as mine.
    It is about time the brought the box set out of the series.
     
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    Thanks Garrett ! :thumbsup:

    Despite agreeing with you, in a strange way I 'm really pleased it wasn't a Tivo mess up. At least now there is a good chance I' ll be able to see this episode.
    I was worried that I had missed it, having watched all the others I was really annoyed.

    That's cheered me up ! :cool:
     
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    Hi,

    As this episode has been rescheduled for late-night on Saturday 30th October, there is a high chance it will air, even despite the Baseball!

    However, be warned: all clocks go BACK ONE HOUR, at 2am on Sunday 1st November. So, this means, the Baseball will have an extra hour, before "The Invaders" airs at 4:20am Greenwich Mean Time (or 5:20am British Summer Time)!

    Due to this yearly annomaly, you want to allow any recordings at least a one hour over-lap, just in case! Some Tivo's, Sky, Sky+ and/or VCR's will adjust for the whole Daylight Savings Time, others don't! Hence, make sure you adjust the amount of time you allow for this recording!


    Pooch
     
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    Thanks Pooch. :thumbsup:
     
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    That will be the last in the present series but five intend to show the rest of the series at an other date(42 in the total series).
     
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    The Invaders episode that aired this morning was the first in season 2 - 'Condition: Red'. Digiguide lists next weeks episode as 'The Saucer', the 2nd episode in season 2.
     
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    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
    They have missed the last one of series one The Condemned. Which was suppose to be on last week. :thumbsdow

    Re the 42 I said above that is stories there are 43 episodes but one was a double called Sumit Meeting.
     
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    I made sure not to miss The Invaders by setting a Tivo to record through the night. Disappointed to see Condition: Red :mad:
    I can't believe C5 have skipped The Condemned episode instead of getting back on track for season two to carry on.

    That's another e-mail complaint to C5 ! :thumbsdow
     
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    I'm sure it'll appear at some point - it may well be rescheduled for next Sunday. Perhaps if we were to e-mail a polite request to five they might see fit to do so? Having just deleted ( :rolleyes: ) my favourites whist installing Mozilla 1.7.3 I don't have their address handy.
     
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    If you want to phone them it is 08457-05-05-05 (between 10am and 7pm, Mon-Fridays).
     
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    Thank you, I will do so tomorrow on my return from work.
     
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    Good idea, I 'll ring them as well.
    I think C5 will be taken aback if a few of us complain ( politely :D ) , they probably don't realise it's so popular. :cool:
     
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    Hi,

    Five will normally listen to polite requests by phone, even if only a handful of people mention the issue.

    I know Five rearranged their schedules of Season 4 of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", because many UK fans pointed out that a few of the scheduled episodes were scheduled to air in the wrong order. We phoned Five, and they made the requisite changes.

    Now, THAT's Customer Service! :clap:


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    According to Digiguide, the episode now scheduled for next Sunday is:

    'The Condemned'

    Series 2 continues as normal from Nov 14 with 'The Saucer'.

    Thank you five!
     
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    I'm saying nothing and keeping my fingers crossed. :D
     
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    Well, with much anticipation I checked The Invaders this morning.......it's......The Condemned !!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

    Thank You C5 !!!

    Awesome customer service.
    Thanks to everyone else that contacted them. :thumbsup:
     
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    Did anyone else think the print was a little dirty when they were showing the different language communicators broadcasting?

    Also did you spot it was the same set from the Genesis episode where they had an alien in the water tank.

    I also though how open the set where in them days they or more on studio lost these days.

    Great series I wonder why no DVD has been realised yet?
     
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    With regards last night episode SPOILER
    why at the end when the knocked the alien out with the ray gun did they not take it and kill him then use it as further evidence that the were invaders, oh well that would be to simple
    :confused:
     
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    Oh dear I have looked on the Sky guide and the synopsis of Saturdays/Sundays is about Vincent helping a blind woman, that episode is called The Watchers, this comes after the episode The Saucer.

    Are five going to continually rectify the missing episodes by creating more missing episodes? I just hope the guide is wrong.
     
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    Digiguide are listing Nov 14th's episode as 'The Saucer', and Nov 21st's as 'The Watchers'.

    I take it by '$ky Guide' you mean their $ky+ EPG?
     
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    Sky box, press TV Guide and look forwards to Sunday morning.

    Glad they look to be wrong. :smashin:
     

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