The Invaders (1967–1968)
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Near a Catholic shrine in New Mexico, a teenage girl sees an alien die and disintegrate after he's bitten by a snake. Before he dies, he hands her a crystal, which she assumes both the ... See full summary »


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Robert L. Collins (teleplay) (as Robert Collins), Robert L. Collins (story) (as Robert Collins) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Roy Thinnes ... David Vincent
Barbara Hershey ... Beth Ferguson
Edward Asner ... Harry Ferguson (as Ed Asner)
Arch Johnson ... Father Paul
Robert Biheller ... Ricky
Christopher Shea ... Johnny
Marion Thompson Marion Thompson ... The Nun
Wayne Heffley ... Deputy
Rayford Barnes ... Alien Driver


Near a Catholic shrine in New Mexico, a teenage girl sees an alien die and disintegrate after he's bitten by a snake. Before he dies, he hands her a crystal, which she assumes both the alien and the crystal are signs from her god. Knowing the crystal's actually a part of an alien apparatus, David tries to buy it from her, but she's unwilling, and her uncle wants more money. David tries to explain that the aliens will kill to get it back. Written by rbecker28

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller





Release Date:

27 February 1968 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The $1,000.00 asking price for the crystal would be worth about $7,384.00 in 2020, after accounting for inflation since this 1968 episode. See more »


David parks his car outside Harry's Bar & Grill, then after the chase and fight with the old man, David walks back into the Bar & Grill and the car is now gone. This then gives Beth the opportunity to park her truck in the same place as she arrives back at the Bar & Grill. See more »


Narrator: [Epilog Narration] So David Vincent leaves Lagrimas, New Mexico, with a crystal from an alien planet. He leaves behind two orphans who have met in the desert and who, having lost everything, gained a new life.
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You Might Expect Richard Kimble To Walk In
29 August 2016 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

In a run down New Mexico town, Vincent is after a rock the aliens want, but he must deal with Church-types who have the wrong idea about the rock.

Not a great deal of science fiction is going on in this hour, instead it looks like QM's The Invaders has pinched a script from the recently axed QM's The Fugitive but added a creepy alien nun to keep the sci- fi element going.

In a nutshell: if you are after sci-fi thrills, you may struggle with The Miracle, but if you want a Fugitve-type experience you will like this episode.

The Miracle can hardly be called powerful television, but it was not meant to be, these kind of hours take viewers back to more simple times. At the end of the 51 minutes the viewer feels like they have spent time with interesting poor people in a town of the 1960s.

The only negative about the episode is the town itself, an obvious backlot set that has been seen in 100 western TV hours...when a 1960s car drives down the main road it looks a bit odd because the town set is in the 19th century.

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