Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Episode 25: Dark Outpost - 10/24/67

Two ladies are standing near a man on the ground as an ambulance approaches. One of the ladies tells the ambulance driver that his name is Thatcher, and that he stumbled out of his room, made a call, and collapsed. As he's loaded onto the gurney, Thatcher mumbles that he's got to get to Cavanaugh.

As the ambulance speeds Thatcher away with siren blaring, a car drives up alongside, and cuts them off, bringing the ambulance to a stop. Two men get out and say they're from Public Health Service and that they received a call that the man in the ambulance has cholera. When the ambulance driver questions how they know, the man says they are taking him to their hospital in San Francisco to put him in quarantine. When the ambulance driver goes to confirm it on the radio, the man whips out his trusty lighted disc and applies it to the back of his neck. The other man similarly slaps the other EMT with a disc, and with both men down, they remove the patient from the back of the ambulance and load him into their car. The alien in charge instructs the other to wreck the ambulance. 

Starring Roy Thinnes as Architect David Vincent

Guest Stars:
Andrew Prine as Vern Corbett

Dawn Wells as Eileen Brown

Tim McIntire as Hal

Tom Lowell as Steve

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Episode 24: The Spores - 10/17/67

Shortly before dawn, a spaceship landed near Phillipsburg, Colorado, bringing to Earth a strange and ominous experimental cargo: two dozen spores. After exposure to the Earth's atmosphere, each will develop and grow into a perfectly formed alien. On the success of this experiment rests the possibility of future shipments numbering hundreds, perhaps thousands, of alien Invaders, and possibly the future of the human race.   
Some aliens are transporting their latest cargo in a flower delivery truck, when they come across a police roadblock. The alien driver panics and turns the truck around, causing the police to become suspicious and prompting an officer to pursue them.

While driving at high speed, the alien driver swerves to avoid road hazards and loses control of the truck, causing it to go airborne and flip over on the side of the road. The alien in the passenger seat escapes, and removes the case containing unformed alien spores from the unconscious aliens who had been guarding it, and stashes it under a bush, while he waits near the truck for the approaching officer.

The cop arrives just in time to see the aliens drag themselves out of the truck, glow red and disintegrate.

Starring Roy Thinnes as Architect David Vincent

Guest Stars:
Gene Hackman as Tom Jessup

Mark Miller as Jack Palay

Patricia Smith as Sally Palay

John Randolph as Police Sgt. Ernie Goldhaver

Wayne Rogers as Police Lt. John Mattson