Monday, May 15, 2017

A Note from the Alien in Charge

I have not disintegrated into a red mist and am still here at the helm of The Invaders In Color. There are three more episodes in Season One that I'll be covering. Due to the machinations of other Earthlings, the plan to cover them has been delayed. Expect the first season to be wrapped up in June.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Episode 13: Panic - 4/11/67

A truck is ambling along a country road when some kid suddenly runs out in front of it, holding up his arms to stop it. He is panicked, saying his mother's had an accident back at the house and he's got to get to town to a doctor. The driver says it's against company rules. The young lad exclaims, "In the name of God, PLEASE!" to which he immediately responds, "Okay, pile in," with a friendly smile.

Two guys pull their car to the side of the road and scrutinize the cars passing by them. The truck begins to approach, but the kid spots them and pulls on the truck driver's arm to get him to pull over, and he sneaks out of the truck. The two guys see it and begin to follow the kid down the hill.

The truck is weaving in the road. The truck driver's buddy asks him what's wrong, but all he says is, "it's where he grabbed me," and clutches his arm. His buddy tries to take the wheel, but they go off the road. A passerby in a truck stops and checks inside the cab. The driver is a bit bluish with some frost about the temples and brow. His buddy notes that he's frozen, despite the fact that it's summer.

Starring Roy Thinnes as Architect David Vincent

Guest Stars:
Robert Walker as Nick Baxter

Lynn Loring as Madeline Flagg

R.G. Armstrong as Gus Flagg

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Episode 12: Storm - 4/4/67

Three guys in suits are smoking and watching a filmstrip of a hurricane. One of them describes a hurricane that unpredictably hit Miami and killed 26 people, and goes on to show a really weird boat out in the eye of the hurricane. Dr. Gantley asks where it's registered and the man next to him says it's from St. Matthew beach. He remarks that the boat, as well as the town it's from, miraculously survived the hurricane.

The other fellow thinks he's reading too much into it, but Gantley asks how a storm of this kind could happen in February. He calls up Father Corelli and asks him for a ride to St. Matthew beach. He says he'll meet him at the emergency station while the fellow who was questioning him watches him with a sinister expression.

Ambulance and police sirens wail as a body is loaded into an ambulance as a priest watches. Ed Gantley is walking toward him when a palm tree suddenly falls near him, taking down electric poles that crackle and spark like fireworks have been set off. The priest runs over to him to ask if he's okay, and Gantley suggests they meet in a bar next time. The sinister looking fellow steps out of the bushes and adjusts his collar with his pinky up, as he watches the two walk away.

Starring Roy Thinnes as Architect David Vincent

Guest Stars:
  as Father Joe Corelli 

as Lisa

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Episode 11: The Betrayed - 3/28/67

Three months ago, David Vincent had come to the Carver oil fields in Houston. There had been reports of unexplained lights and that same night, two watchmen had been found dead. The verdict in both cases: cerebral hemorrhage. Now, suddenly, after endless nights of vigil in the Carver fields, David has found proof that the Invaders are here. 

David Vincent has finally got himself a camera! He snaps photos of a saucer landing near an old oil tanker. When someone emerges from the tanker, he takes more photos. When a truck drives up and a lot of the green suits go inside, he creeps forward and keeps snapping away.  Surely he'll walk away with all this proof of Invader existence, no?

While the little green men are inside the truck, he climbs up on the tanker and goes inside. There is a world map of Earth with areas lit up and circled, and the whole place is humming and beeping. He takes more pictures and then decides to screw everything up by pressing buttons. Some periscope type object begins rising while making a loud humming noise that is noticed by one the green suited aliens outside.

Meanwhile, David pulls some sort of recording tape out of the wall and waits for the advancing alien to sneak up on him. Fortunately, he's one of those easy to defeat aliens, but unfortunately, David has chosen to throw his camera at him to deflect his ray gun shot. David struggles with him and pulls his head toward a rung on the ladder, choking him until he glows red. He immediately lets go so as not to get caught in the afterburn. He climbs out of the tanker without bothering to grab his camera.

Starring Roy Thinnes as Architect David Vincent

Guest Stars:
as Susan Carver

as Evelyn Bowers

as Neal Taft
and Special Guest Star:
as Simon Carver

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Episode 10: The Ivy Curtain - 3/21/67

Barney Cahill is navigating a large jet for Cameron Air Cargo through a turbulent storm, while four men in suits hang on to some swaying crates in the cargo hold. Cahill says he can't make it home and is going to look for a place to land. One of the men comes to the cockpit to tell him he can't land down there, complaining that they're expected somewhere. Barney tells him to go back and lay down flat and use his coat as a pillow, which he and his fellow passengers do.

Barney tells them to hold on since it's going to be rough. He safely lands in an open field, but a large gear on top of a wooden shaft topples onto one of the men. He goes back to help the others lift it off the man and he sees that while the man's arm is cut open, he is not bleeding and does not seem to be in any pain. They all stand around him while he asks them what they want. He receives no answer.

Starring Roy Thinnes as Architect David Vincent

Guest Stars:
as Barney Cahill

as Stacy

as Mr. William Burns

as Dr. Reynard

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Episode 9: The Innocent - 3/14/1967

At Clement Air Force Base, two military men enter a locked file room. One comments to his senior officer on how tired he must be since he hasn't slept for 24 hours, and he wishes he knew what he was looking for. The captain responds that it's similar to the Vincent report, it starts with a 'P', and he'll know it when he sees it. The sergeant helpfully directs him to the 'P' section, but the captain opens a drawer and finds it empty. He berates the sergeant for first losing the Ambrose file and now the P files. He sends him upstairs to look for them.

The captain starts pulling other files when another officer enters the locked room, saying Capt. Gardner wants to see him now. The captain questions why he'd want to see him at midnight, and tells the officer to let him know he'll see him when he can. The officer advances, insisting that he'll come now, as he pulls a gun and points it at him. He asks if he can get his briefcase and goes to the open briefcase and uses the gun inside it to shoot through the briefcase at the officer. He sees the man fall and a red glow emanates from the space behind the files where his body landed.

The sergeant comes running in and they creep towards the place the officer fell with their guns drawn, but all they find is a gun and some charred substance on the floor.

Starring Roy Thinnes as Architect David Vincent

Guest Stars:
as Nat Greely

as Edna Greely

as Helen

and Special Guest Star: 
as Magnus