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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 24th December 2004 2:11 pm U.K. Time
Subject: phil,

your appreciation makes it all worth-while..merry xmas..jim

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Name: Mark Hookway
Email:
hookway@fsmail.net
Friday 24th December 2004 5:03 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi All

Hi Everyone

Lisa - Thank you for sharing with me your experience of the Blake's 7 episode SAND. A very interesting story indeed. Incidentally I've only managed to get round to watching seasons 1 and 2 so far,but I will be sure to listen out for any background noises when I do eventually get round to watching that particular episode.

Whilst I've been watching these Blake's 7 episodes I've been playing a game of "Spot the Soap star". It's quite amazing how many actors in Blake's 7 have later gone on to appear in British Soaps such as EastEnders,Coronation Street,Emmerdale and Brookside.

Phil - I would like to thank you for welcoming me onto this site when I made my first posting back in October of this year, as well as thanking you for acknowledging my efforts in helping to keep UK viewers informed of broadcasts of The Invaders on Channel 5. Also I wish you luck in getting your new VCR up and running before DARK OUTPOST is shown on Sunday morning.

Jim - My thanks to you for helping to answer my questions on this site whether they be Invaders related or otherwise. I also find the notes that you provide for each episode both interesting and informative and are greatly appreciated. Please keep up the good work.

Finally I would just like to say that this will probably be my last posting on this site this side of Christmas.

Therefore I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our posters in the UK and US a very Merry Christmas,as well as a Joyeux Noel to Christian in France and seasons greetings to anyone who I may have forgotten to mention.

Regards

Mark

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Name: bob estes
Email:
bob.estes@ntlworld.com
Friday 24th December 2004 5:28 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hi All

Merry Christmas everyone and a happy new year Bob UK

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Friday 24th December 2004 6:05 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Roy Thinnes at Roswell, in 2004 year !

Dear friends, hello

Our friend Roy Thinnes was at ROSWELL in 2004 year !

Read on this site : http://www.iufomrc.org/new.shtml

What's New

July 08, 2004 - 2004 UFO FESTIVAL A BIG SUCCESS!

This years International UFO Festival attracted over 20,000 visitors from all over the world. The festival was expanded this year to include the Roswell Civic Center where over 30 UFO authors and 70 vendors were on hand along with world renown speakers like astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Stanton Friedman, Don Schmitt, Tom Carey and many others. Hollywood was also represented by Actor Roy Thinnes from the “Invaders T.V. series” and the Duras Sisters better know as the “Clingon Warriors” from Star Trek.

New this year was the Alien Oldie Concert that filled the Ceilo Grande Soccer Complex. Over 3000 festival goers were entertained by “Richard Street & The Tempatations”,”The Platters”,”Beary Hobb’s Drifters, the hilarious Dwight Scruggs and of course the sound of the “Coco Bann Show Band”

6000 country fans welcomed Merle Haggard for His Annual 4th of July show. His special guests this year were Willie Nelson and Lacy J. Dalton.

This years UFO nighttime parade had over 50 entries and the turnout set a new Roswell record.

Plans are under way now for the 2005 festival scheduled for July 1st thru 5th. For more information, reserve vendor space or sponser opportunities contact Cecelia Sanchez at 505-625-8607 or roswell@dfn.com.............

Merry Christmas !

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Saturday 25th December 2004 1:43 am U.K. Time
Subject: all the Fans, and aficionados, and ... Especially, Phil, Jim, Barry, Lisa, Bob...and I am sorry to miss anyone-

Merry Christmas! "God Bless Us--Everyone-"

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 25th December 2004 7:10 am U.K. Time
Subject: And To All A Good DARK OUTPOST--a few more notes--

1--Andrew Prine played David Janssen's brother 'Ray Kimble' in 'Fugitive' ep#15 'Home is The Hunted"...2--Besides A. Prine, (and Roy), other actors in this ep who were on 'The Fugitive' were Tim McIntire, William Sargent, Whit Bissell, William Wintersole, and Susan Davis..and possibly unbilled roles by Sam Edwards and Walter Reed..3--While the ambulance is on the way to 'San Francisco', presumably nearby, logically there's no way that could be--ambulances going to San Francisco hospitals ARE in S.F.!.The ep actually filmed in southern California of course..4--Look up Vasquez Rocks State Park to see the location filming..

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 25th December 2004 7:31 am U.K. Time
Subject: and hi again Mark H--

Thank you too for the kind words on my 'notes'...As you can see I put a lot of thought and effort and research into them--could never duplicate the effort the same way a 2nd time...Hope you enjoyed one of my truly favorite eps..Can you please tell me what the website you mentioned for (UK) Channel 5 is?..I think someone told me a year ago or so, just don't feel like checking the archives--which takes considerable time...merry christmas, thanx ---jim

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Saturday 25th December 2004 7:26 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Andrew Prine...(Jim, xnyckid)!

Andrew Prine was born on "this-side" of the Georgia border; but lived in the Greater Miami area, and graduated from Miami-Jackson Sr. High School. His very first "TV" show was with Earl Holliman--

If ever you see a nice movie with him, and "Mac Davis"(Singer), it is called "Possums-" about an imaginary Radio DJ who "Invents" an Imaginary Football Team, and lo and behold, It becomes a reality!

Great movie-

PS: Jim--You are the "Invaders Fan of the Year" in my vote-

Take care- Paulie

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Name: Barry
Email:
baz10@baz10.force9.co.uk
Saturday 25th December 2004 7:34 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Merry Xmas

thanks NSDR ,and to the rest of you ,have a nice and most importantly safe christmas and may 2005 bring all you wish for

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Name: Chance
Email:
water407@aol.com
Sunday 26th December 2004 12:19 am U.K. Time
Subject: The InVaDeRs home video and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hi Nottoodistant relative and Jim boy!

MERRY CHRISTMAS InVaDeRs fans! I hope that you all got what you wanted this year!

For those of you who DID NOT receive your desired InVaDeRs episodes uncut on home video...I AM YOUR MAN!

I ship ANYWHERE in the WORLD...FAST!!!

All 43 uncut episodes are available and MANY have the ORIGINAL 1960's COMMERCIALS from the ABC TV film vault/lost film prints that I have had professionally converted from film to video and dvd!!! Camel, Viceroy, Salem, Winston Cigarette ads, Ford ads, Clairol, Contac and many more!!!! You will not be able to see these fully uncut versions anywhere else!

I also have the RARE EXTENDED VERSION OF THE PILOT EPISODE "BEACHEAD" that has NEVER AIRED!!! It is 60 Minutes Long as opposed to the 51 minute ABC version! Lots of extra violence, dialogue and thrills never seen before and an ALTERNATE MUSICAL THEME by Dominic Frontiere!!!

Also available, the InVaDeRs musical soundtrack, 1960's ABC TV InVaDeRs trailers, 1968 MAD MAGAZINE parody and lots more!! I have a deluxe set of all of the episodes, bonus materials and the RARE extended pilot or individual 3 episode volumes that I ship to you FAST!!! All of the volumes have cases with photos/artwork from the episodes!!!

Get the gift that you REALLY wanted and email me at Water407@aol.com TODAY for more information! I will ship ANYWHERE!!! God Bless and HAPPY 2005!!!! =)

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Name: Chance
Email:
Water407@aol.com
Sunday 26th December 2004 1:22 am U.K. Time
Subject: The WATCHERS

By the way, I have the ORIGINAL END CREDITS of the episode "THE WATCHERS" and you will too when I send it to you!

The SYNDICATED 1992 Sci Fi Channel version and the one that played in the UK and Channel 5 actually contain the end credits to "The Enemy!!!" Mine is the orignal ABC TV version(not time accelerated and incorrect as the Sci Fi Channel versions are with distorted voices and music, like British PAL system does as well...both PAL and Sci Fi Channel versions have distored sped-up sound and Vincent talks like a mouse due to the time acceleration). My version is from film and is ALL ORIGINAL and UNCUT with the ORIGINAL LOST END CREDITS!

The REAL end credits for "The Watchers" has a DIFFERENT VERSION of the end credits InVaDeRs theme!! I have put it on the soundtrack that I burned last spring and it is AWESOME! Of all of the end credits to be botched, it was a shame that this unique sequence was messed up....surprised they didn't do the same with "The Mutation" since that episode also had a strange version of The InVaDeRs musical theme!!

I don't know if anyone out there bought the Lost in Space dvds, but season one's "Return from Outer Space" has a GLARING CUT SCENE that is missing on the dvd and on the Columbia House version...I too have that missing scene from 16mm film converted to video. It is of Will Robinson and the Sheriff outside the General Store when he grabs Will after the boy stole a bottle and the cop tells him to wait a minute and he talks with him. The first part of this scene is GONE from the old Sci Fi Channel version, the Columbia House mail-order video club and the new DVD version!!! WHY????????

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Sunday 26th December 2004 11:09 am U.K. Time
Subject: ntdr,

If you go to switchboard-dot-com, you can discover that Andrew Prines' brother Robert and sister-in-law Karen are listed in the phone book..jim

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Name: Thadeu
Email:
aquino@avalon.sul.com.br
Sunday 26th December 2004 8:10 pm U.K. Time
Subject: looking for a kit

I SAW THE EPISODES WHEN I WAS KID AND I ENJOY WATCH THEM - DAVID VINCENT AND THE INVADERS. NOW I LOOKING FOR TO BUY THE PLASTIC KIT MONOGRAM,IF YOU WANT TO SELL ME, PLEASE TELL ME THE PRICE (american dollar)AND THE DVD WITH SOME EPISODES ALSO.

aquino@avalon.sul.com.br

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent32.fsnet.co.uk
Sunday 26th December 2004 10:17 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Dark Outpost

Hi there. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Regarding Dark Outpost, if you rin the credits you will see the name William Sargent for the charactor of Dr. Devlin. I would like to dispell any rumours that he has anything to do with my family or indeed myself. Although, his eyes do look like my old mans' before he went insane. Maybe there is something in this connection/blood line thing from one generation to another. Who knows?

I see that some new editing was used for this episode. When they struggle with the two rifle aliens the alien dies but his outline can clearly still be seen even while the action is still running.

I also love the alien standing there like a spare wotsit at a... as Vincent is fighting off the other aliens. Couldn't he join in to make it look a bit more convincing?

I have one question for the technically minded amoung us. When the alien General says that he wants the truck stripped down including the engine... Who put it back together again for the end escape to victory??? By the way, my air filter doesn't look like the one they had. Is that a standard service part???

I liked the part where Vincent is in a blue shirt undone to the navel and in the last scene he is in a similar, but red shirt also stripped to the navel. Yum Yum.

Okay, roll on the new year then we can get Christmas ready again.

Lisa.

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 27th December 2004 10:48 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lisa,

If you want to see some great photos of Roy as DV, on http://www.imdb.com punch in The Invaders, then on the left hand side scroll down until you see 'photo gallery'..

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 27th December 2004 11:01 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lisa again,

I have to say that the air filter DOES look legit, but you definitely brought up a point I'd thought of earlier but forgot--indeed, WHO put the truck back together again?!!..That was a tremendous gap in plot-logic!..Never-the-less, it's a great ep!..my best, jim

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Name: Barry
Email:
baz10@baz10.force9.co.uk
Monday 27th December 2004 12:48 pm U.K. Time
Subject: the truck

even the A team would of been proud of that :) LOL

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Monday 27th December 2004 6:52 pm U.K. Time
Subject: mistaken for roy

Hi There NTDR, Hope you have had a great christmas...have you ever been mistaken for the great man with your number plate saying 'Thinnes' on it? If you were would you be tempted into becoming him just for a minute? Someone once thought i looked so much like an actor called Luke Perry that he got my mate to confirm my real name...true!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@fsmail.net
Monday 27th December 2004 9:13 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hi Lisa again,

Jim,

Thanks for that site. I have already used this site before when I tried to acquire some Invaders tapes some years ago.

Are you telling me that you actually have air filters that look or looked like that??? How do you get the paper filter out of the metal? Or do you just throw the whole air filter away?? I mean, when David said that he'd hidden the disc in the air filter I first thought taht he was mistaken and he ment the engine manifold. You could keep your chips hot on that thing!

Barry, The A Team would use that air filter to kill someone let alone put it back together again in record time... Mi, how times have changed.

Lisa.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Tuesday 28th December 2004 1:23 am U.K. Time
Subject: Mr. Maddox--and the "mistaken identity-"

Well, I have only had my Vanity Plate for about 4 days now- and I did eat breakfast at a French Canadian Hang-out, where our Local Quebecois leave less than 0.01% tips--and that is Canadian money--and a couple of about 60ish, did comment on the Plate and said, "hey--any relation to Roy Thinnes from that tv show, Aliens?" And, before I could say, "Nope--just an admirerer--" her husband said, "Sure, he is mother-Take a look at his face- they look exactly alike--"

Then, they both took suicide pills and turned red and disappeared-

I took their Quebec Licence Plates, had them run them in the American/Canadian NCIC Computer--and No such address exists-

Hummm--

It's dangerous having a "thinnes" license plate-- especially in a part of America where we are simply Teaming with Aliens-From Havana to Montreal!

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Tuesday 28th December 2004 9:20 am U.K. Time
Subject: ntdr

Hi DV, It sounds to me that YOU have actually become David Vincent for real! If these things are happening to you how easy would it be to have a TV crew follow you round recording the events and with some subtle editing hey presto another series in the style of Docu/soap!

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 28th December 2004 9:29 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lisa,

Looked like your basic AC/DELCO air filter to me, or similar---like the kind that "LaForge"--LeVar Burton--wore around his eyes on one of the many 'Star Trek'-of-the-1990s shows (which I never watched) but I couldn't ever forget THAT particular iconic image--my first thought upon seeing it being--"That guy has an air-filter on his head!"..!!--In any event, as you can see in any Invaders closing credits, the vehicles were supplied by Ford--which is why our hero drives Mustangs and Galaxies..(how apropos on the latter!)..cheers, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 28th December 2004 9:49 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lisa again,

In relevance to the above--Ford Econoline vans also play key parts on the show--you might recall that in THE IVY CURTAIN our hero DV hides in a yellow one and then jumps out the back..And in WALL OF CRYSTAL his brother (Linden Chiles) is dragged into a white Econoline at the home of 'Mrs Endicott'..In VIKOR the 2 glowing aliens badly in need of re-generation are removed from the back of a...well you get the picture..Those are perhaps the most memorable ones to date (for you and all other UK posters) but the Econoline shows up more often than you realize..As a side note, of the appx 20 vehicles that I have owned over the years, the only Ford that I ever owned was a 1964 Econoline I owned in the early 1970s..I did drive a Ford LTD taxi in NYC 1978-80 (also Checker and GM before and after)..So I guess it isn't too much of a stretch to figure out what auto company was an Invaders co-sponsor!--I think Winston cigarettes too..

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 28th December 2004 10:10 am U.K. Time
Subject: A note on the smoking habits on the show--

As is plainly clear, David Vincent lights one up in virtually every ep, always when there is a spot in the story dealing with dialogue-only and virtually no action..Which amazes me--when he and Vikki run up into Vasquez Rocks State Park from the aliens almost killing him, I'd have thought that if ANY time for a smoke, THAT would have been one!..I'm not positive but I do seem to recall that the show was originally co-sponsored by Winston Cigarettes..I do note that DV and all the other characters always smoke cigs with a 'tan' filter-bolstering my Winstons theory..You won't see ANY 'white-filter' cigs such as Kent-with-the Micronite-filter, Carlton, et.al. in any episode..In any event, the show is a throwback to the 1960s because there are many scenes (including a court of law!) wherein cig smoking would absolutely be banned anywhere in todays' times..And wasn't 'Dr Henry' smoking in LABYRINTH?--Oops, you'll just have to wait!

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Tuesday 28th December 2004 12:59 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Quinn Martin, "Loyal to Henry Ford..." But, notice what kinds fo cars the "Aliens" drive...

sometimes, when there are--at first glance--unsuspecting "aliens" cruising around southern Cal.--they are in Fords-- But, often, Aliens are cruising around in Unflattering Compeditor American Vehicles such as 1959 Plymouths, or beat-up vehicles--but rarely Fords or Merc's-

Speaking of "Cars-" in "THE PROPHET" in the First Scene, David is driving a Galaxy 500--but as he turns the corner to park his car, in his meeting with Newspaper man "Shay"--The Full-Sized Galaxy 500 magically turns into a Fairlane 500--same coloUr, but the mid-sized version of the Galaxy! Strange, but odd "switch-" it was the same coloUr, so it's kinda hard to exact the difference, as I said--At First Glance--

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@fsmail.net
Tuesday 28th December 2004 1:36 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hi Lisa again,

Jim,

I have a couple of questions for you.. Seeing, as you said that our hero mostly drives Ford vehicles. Could you please tell me the name of the car that David was driving in The Enemy. When Vern walks around his car the action is on his legs, thanks to Robert Butlers directing and a few letters of the cars make can be seen. I can't see the first letter of the car though, can you help???

Also, that Power Waggon in Dark Outpost. Was that a Ford? The back was down so, you can't see who's responsible for that beast.

With America's history, you would have thought that the aliens would be given Lincolns' to drive or even, heaven forbid, Toyota's.

Thanks again Jim.

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@fsmail.net
Tuesday 28th December 2004 1:50 pm U.K. Time
Subject: DVD or not DVD

I was wondering last night, when we a finally going to get The Invaders on DVD???

Then I suddenly reminded myself how I managed to get another show recognised enough for the powers that be, in this case, the BBC to show some wiped episodes of a British classic, Steptoe and Son. I had some friends up north who had their own production company within their college and they trundelled down to London one spring morning in 1993 and we interviewed the writers of the said show, namely Messrs Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Upon finishing the interview, which lasted well into the evening, we ventured down to Mr Galton's basement and found these burried wiped episodes and well, to cut a long story short, with the advent of our wonderful interview being shown through the powers of video and our Society, the BBC finally showed the wiped episodes some years later.

What I am trying to put across to you is that if we cobbled together a camera crew like the ones I had, went to New York and interviewed Mr Thinnes in a professional way, we could then go to the powers that be and hopefully in time have our wonderful show transferred to glorious DVD.

If anyone is up for this project, I would love to hear from you. Maybe you already know of a production group that could handle the interview for us. I am open to any suggestions that you might like to make.

All the best for now,

Lisa

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 28th December 2004 1:51 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lisa,

Japanese cars had a dubious distinction here in the 1960s and weren't generally accepted by the huddled masses until the early 1970s..I cannot recall seeing even one in any Invaders ep..Back to the cars I've owned--one was a 1967 Datsun 2000 my dad gave me in 1972..No ordinary Datsun-- I foolishly took it to 155mph with pedal to spare on I-5 between Fresno and Bakersfield..Would be worth about 10x the selling price now...I shall look up the questions you posed and try to answer..jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 28th December 2004 1:57 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lisa again,

Imitation IS the sincerest form of television--'Steptoe and Son' was remade here in the colonies as 'Sanford and Son' and was wildly popular..One of the regular actors on the show playing an LAPD cop was Noam Pitlik, who was the "good hunting" cop in the opening of THE SPORES..Roscoe Lee Browne of THE VISE was also in an ep or two, as was Milton Selzer of QUANTITY UNKNOWN..

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@fsmail.net
Tuesday 28th December 2004 2:10 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hi Lisa again,

Hi Jim,

Yes, I know all about Sanford and Son. When we interviewed Ray and Alan they explained to us that about a quarter of all the Sanford shows were taken from the original Steptoe scripts and then the American's wanted to changed some of them so that you 'darn Americans could understand it.

It's funny, because just before Christmas I went back to the original Steptoe website and it's sad to say that the minute I left the Society things went from bad to worse. There is only a website now. No quaterly newsletter that I produced off my own back. I was cosidering starting the newsletter back up again, but the time and the energy I had then is just not in me anymore. I kinda got a bit like Vincent who gave up after just two seasons. I gave up after five!

Lisa

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Name: Mark Hookway
Email:
hookway@fsmail.net
Tuesday 28th December 2004 10:46 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Everyone

Hi all

Hope you all had a good Christmas.

Jim - You wished to know the website for Channel 5 in the UK. If you log onto http://www.five.tv and click onto the TV guide it should tell you when that station will be showing The Invaders. Hope that helps.

Regards

Mark

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Wednesday 29th December 2004 2:40 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hi Everyone

Mark: Are "THE INVADERS" even going to be on at all on Sunday, Jan. 2nd? I checked out the "FIVE", and all I get is "PORTUGESE FOOTBALL". Lindsay

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@fsmail.net
Wednesday 29th December 2004 8:05 am U.K. Time
Subject: The Invaders On Five

Good morning all,

I've checked out the five website and they tell me that the Invaders episode Summit Meeting Part 1 will be shown at 4:15am on Sunday 2nd January 2005. Hope that this clears everything up. Fingers crossed.

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@fsmail.net
Wednesday 29th December 2004 9:53 am U.K. Time
Subject: Guinea Pig Naming Competition

With the birth of my two baby guinea pigs last week I thought that it would be a nice New Year treat that the fans of The Invaders should name them.

I don't mind what names you would like to choose, either fictional names, either to do with the show or not, the choice is yours.

Let me give you all a brief description of the two baby guinea pigs. They are both female and one is light brown, almost whiskey in colour with white paws and belly. The other, which takes after her mother, is almost autumn leaf colour on her back going to almost white on her body and face with a beautiful white nose. Sorry,m but I do not have any photos of them as I have no way and means to convey the pictures to computer, but if you check out any guinea pig site on the web just look for the above colours I have mentioned and you will find some that match their description. I know that sounds poor of me but, I hope that you will understand.

I really don't mind what you would like to name them. The best five names will be put forward to a vote in the new year and hopefully then we will have a naming ceremony and I will report on the guinea pigs progress through the year.

I quite undertsand if you do not wish to take part. I am just wondering how I am going to get away with calling them thing A and thing B for the time being.If anyone is interested in the names of their parents I have called them Manni for the bore, (male) and Jane for the sow, (female). Some of you might recognise that the name Manni comes from Harry O which is another favourite show of mine.

Well, good luck everybody and get thinking.

Lisa

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Name: Alan
Email:
lewis@nerco.fsnet.co.uk
Wednesday 29th December 2004 11:38 am U.K. Time
Subject: Air Filter?

Jim, I just got back from visiting my family and read post about La Forge from "Star Trek" wearing an air filter on his head-LOL! It reminds me that when The Invaders was shown in 84-85 the martial arts show "The Water Margin" was on at a similar time and I was watching it in the company of a Scottish girl.One of the characters had a sort of hat with a thing sticking up in the middle and she said "Och,why has that guy got a penis on his head!!!?" Bit of a Freudian slip I guess!Where are you Christine?

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 29th December 2004 12:33 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Dear Lisa--on the twins--

Hi there, if they are boys, why not 'Taugus and Nexus"? If they are twin girls, why not 'Vikki and Claire'?..Just a suggestion!----jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 29th December 2004 12:39 pm U.K. Time
Subject: NTDR, Phil, and Lindsay--

THANX FOR THE OFF-SITE REPLY, AND YOU 3 GUYS KNOW WHY..YOUR FRIEND, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 29th December 2004 12:58 pm U.K. Time
Subject: hi mark H,

and many thanx for that website..It helps for me posting timely 'notes-on' for all the GB fans..jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 29th December 2004 1:08 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lisa again,

Wotsa 'wotsit'?..(re-Dec26 posting--DARK OUTPOST)...my best, jim

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@fsmail.net
Wednesday 29th December 2004 1:30 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hi Lisa again,

Hello Jim,

The twin guinea pigs are girls so, I've added Vikki and Claire to the list. Only three more names to add and then we can all choose which names we like. Thanks again.

Re: Wotsit... A spare wotsit at a Jewish Ceremony is a, well you can probably guess the rest. I don't want to use that kind of language at this time of day. Even though it's not your time of day where you are. Hope that clears it all up.

Lisa

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Name: jim
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Wednesday 29th December 2004 2:32 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lisa--

Oy, still unclear on the concept!..gettin' the shpilkas on it..jim

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Wednesday 29th December 2004 2:52 pm U.K. Time
Subject: names for the pigs

Hi Lisa, Did you read my suggestion a from a few days ago....your pigs could be called 'The Ackerman girls'. They were the dancing girls in the cafe in 'Beachead'. I really would like this suggestion to go forward into the main draw for their eventual names if thats ok. Even if i don't win it's the taking part that counts. If you split the whole of 'the ackerman girls' you get one called 'Theack' and the other called 'Erman'..anyway have a think about it.

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Name: Barry
Email:
baz10@baz10.force9.co.uk
Wednesday 29th December 2004 6:16 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Prisoner

saw the other day that in local shops you can get episode 1 ,memorobilia and a magazine about the series and then get a episode a week then on until you have the full collection ,my question is what happened at the end of the prisoner ,did it finish abruptly like the invaders did with no ending or did no6 escape the island ,i catched some episodes a couple of years ago when shown on the sci-fi channel .ps thanks Bill for your prezzie :)

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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lisasargent@fsmail.net
Wednesday 29th December 2004 8:19 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: names for the pigs

Hi Jamie,

I have put your suggestion forward. If you win, I might just call one Beach and the other Head to save time.

Okay, three more suggestions to be found. Anyone else think of two good names for my female (sow) guinea pigs?

Lisa

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Name: Steve Ford
Email:
home@steveford.freeserve.co.uk
Wednesday 29th December 2004 8:27 pm U.K. Time
Subject: THE INVADERS TV EPISODES 14 EPISODES WANTED

Has any one got the following 15 episodes:- GENESIS VIKOR NIGHTMARE DOOMSDAY MINUS-ONE QUANTITY UNKNOWN THE IVY CURTAIN THE BETRAYED STORM PANIC THE WALL OF CRYSTAL THE CONDEMMED CONDITION RED THE WATCHERS VALLEY OF THE SHADOW.

I am looking for clear crisp complete copies of theses episodes. I know that this series has not yet been released on DVD but if any one can make quality transfers of their videos on DVD or video CD's then I will be be very greatful. Please name your price. I am a UK citizen.

Unfortunately I did not know that Channel 5 has been running the series since July 2004.

I rang Channel 5 today and asked if they would be running the series again, and they said that they did not know.

When the sci-fi channel showed the series they cut out the ACT title scenes. SCI-FI copies are not desirable.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Steve

home@steveford.freeserve.co.uk

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Name: Mark Hookway
Email:
hookway@fsmail.net
Wednesday 29th December 2004 10:58 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lindsay

Sorry it has taken a while to respond to your question on whether or not The Invaders will be shown on Five this weekend, but I see that Lisa has kindly answered your question on my behalf.

Mind you having looked at the Five website myself, I think I can understand why you may have thought that Portuguese football was being shown instead of The Invaders. The TV guide on Five for Sunday 02/01/2005 would show the football as actually being broadcast in the early hours of Monday the 3rd. Therefore for the purposes of Five's TV guides The Invaders will always be listed under a Saturday,even though Five broadcast it in the early hours of Sunday morning over here in the UK.

I know it all sounds a little confusing,but I hope it makes some sense to you as well.

Regards

Mark

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Thursday 30th December 2004 8:39 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Steve Ford,

First time I've seen you on this site, to the best of my memory.. welcome..You not only have the same name as the son of one of a 1970s US President, but a reporter/attorney on courttv.com also..(Different guys)..And the last name of the sponsor of the vehicles on The Invaders...I can see by your e-address that you live in The UK, and all your requests for past eps on video are what could be termed as 'a day late and dollar short'..As your Great Britain brethren can tell you, these eps have already been shown on Ch5 within the past few months and are still on-going..Ep#26 due this Saturday..It is my hope that you can acquire the tapes from a UK friend....regards, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Thursday 30th December 2004 9:06 am U.K. Time
Subject: hello mark H again,

Hi there--something screwed-up in the e-translation...All you need do is 'click on' the website you listed and you will see..Far as I know, any website ending in 'tv' is straight out of Tuvalu--a Pacific island nation that does indeed sell its' 'tv' web address--"Wheel Of Fortune" uses it, among many others..But it's a no-go on this one..I'm guessing a 'dot-com.uk' e-address is used for CH5..More help, por favor?..jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Thursday 30th December 2004 11:20 am U.K. Time
Subject: dear lisa,

Actually you messed up on confusing 'Vern' from DARK OUTPOST with THE ENEMY--Robert Butler did indeed direct the latter, but Andrew 'Vern Corbett' Prine wasn't in that ep..But still working on answers to your Dec 28th posting...Let us know the ultimate names of 'the twins'..happy 2005, jim

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@fsmail.net
Thursday 30th December 2004 5:45 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: dear lisa,

Jim,

Regarding the Vern charactor. Wasn't he the deputy in The Enemy killed by Blake??? I.E. Richard Anderson. That charactor, Vern walked around David's car in The Enemy, which as you rightly said was directed by Robert Butler. I was just, as I said trying to find out what car David was driving that episode.

I will let you know what the names of my guinea pig twins will be in the new year. I cleaned their pen out today and Manni, the male pig was nsot very happy with me getting involved with the youngsters.

Anyone else got any good names for my two female baby guinea pigs???

Lisa

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Name: Mark Hookway
Email:
hookway@fsmail.net
Thursday 30th December 2004 10:50 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Jim

Sorry to see that you have not been able to access the main Channel Five website http://www.five.tv. I can assure you that this is indeed the correct address for this site.

However I think I may have an explanation as to why you are unable to access this site. I have found that in order to use this website,your PC must have something called Flash 6(or upwards)installed. Without this Flash 6 software(or whatever it is) you would only be able to use the text only version of the site. Whether or not this is the case in respect to your PC, I'm not sure.

But fear not Jim,I believe there may be a way around this problem. If you go onto the website http://www.brunel.ac.uk and then click on the word "today", you will then be taken to another page which gives a programme schedule for today's programmes on Channel Five. It's then just a matter of clicking on either "previous day" or "next day" at the top of the page, which will take you to the TV listings for the day that you wish to view.

I hope this is helpful to you. Give it a try and let me know how you get on.

Regards

Mark

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Thursday 30th December 2004 11:20 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hi Lindsay

Dear Mark: Sure sounds screwy, but thanks for the info on overlapping days in the FIVE tv guide. Lindsay.

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Name: Mark Hookway
Email:
hookway@fsmail.net
Thursday 30th December 2004 11:22 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Jim again

With regards to my last posting, please disregard the second link as I seem to get a link to the website for Brunel University in West London when I click on it which is not what I intended. Instead try and click on http://www.brunel.ac.uk/~ee03ajh2/tv_ch5.htm which I am hoping will work. If not,then I'm not sure what else to suggest as it might be something that I'm doing wrong.

Incidentally Jim, I clicked on the hypertext link for the main Channel Five website and it works okay for me, but I'm not clear from your last posting as to the exact problem that you encountered when you tried to access that site.

Regards

Mark

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Name: Mark Hookway
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hookway@fsmail.net
Thursday 30th December 2004 11:33 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Jim

I have just clicked on the hypertext link in my last posting and I'm glad to say that it brings up the correct website for Channel Five.

Good. I'm glad it's worked, I hope it does for you too. Once you're on if you follow my instructions from a previous posting, then you won't go wrong. Good luck.

Regards

Mark

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Name: Mark Hookway
Email:
hookway@fsmail.net
Friday 31st December 2004 12:00 am U.K. Time
Subject: The Prisoner

Hi All

Barry mentioned something in his last posting about the Cult TV series The Prisoner being available in shops in a magazine format and a DVD of each episode which comes with each fortnightly issue.

My wife went out today and bought the first edition for me. I've never actually seen any of The Prisoner before and I don't know much about it apart from the fact that it starred Patrick McGoohan and was first broadcast here in the UK back in 1967,which was around the same time that The Invaders was first shown in the U.S.

So I was wondering how many Invaders posters have actually seen The Prisoner and whether or not they would recommend the show. If the comments are favourable then I may well continue with buying The Prisoner magazines until I have the full collection of magazines and DVD's on the series.

Regards

Mark

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 31st December 2004 7:54 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Mark H,

The 2nd click-on--brunel--worked for me, and I see that Ch5 will show OFS (our favorite show) at 4:15am in foggy-London-Town, so if they keep to that schedule it is my hope that my UK poster friends will tape/set their VCRs accordingly! As I seemed to gather the majority have been shown starting at 4:20am to date--and you can sure miss a whole lot in the first 5 minutes!..As for 'The Prisoner', yes I recall it when originally run on CBS--very esoteric and I cannot claim to be any kind of expert on the show..There are no doubt other websites devoted to it..The show seemed to be a British production in style if not in fact, even Patrick McGoohan, who by the way is a NYC native..He reprises that role as a guest voice in a 'Simpsons' episode wherein Homer is "Mr X"..Also, when 'The Simpson' family joins up in a cult in another ep, the 'bubble sequence' is also a nod to 'The Prisoner'..HAPPY 2005..JIM

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 31st December 2004 8:25 am U.K. Time
Subject: Dear Lisa, I see what you mean!--I am in awe of you--

Just because you asked I re-ran THE ENEMY...at the scene of 'Vern's legs' walking around the car that DV drives..And by golly!..I NEVER noticed it before! but the letters on the Ford Galaxie actually spell out "ALIEN"..This is on for just 2 seconds or so but oh-so-subtle!..Obviously it was an 'in-joke' done by the crew, and in SUMMIT MEETING (coming up this weekend) you will see more evidence of these paractical jokes with DV going to 'The Sletnir Building', a nod to Invaders production man Robert Rintels..(Sletnir/Rintels)..I do see why you got confused on the characters named 'Vern'--played by Paul mantee in THE ENEMY and Andrew Prine in DARK OUTPOST..I must admit, the writers could have used more originality on first names on 2 eps just 3 apart..But I am in awe at you noticing the whole thing to begin with..And you knew I would reply!..Will look at the wagon you asked of in DARK OUTPOST in a day or two..It is my educated guess that you don't wear glasses, because you had very sharp eyesight to pick out what I myself should have seen years ago with many viewings..Happy 2005, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 31st December 2004 8:36 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lisa again, on the above--

Hi there, I always look at every episode with discerning eyes to see what just doesn't make sense etc..And always thankful to learn from other posters the stuff I missed or forgot, but YOU really pointed out a major one to me that I never noticed before!----jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 31st December 2004 8:46 am U.K. Time
Subject: Lisa--oops, I did it again--

Lisa, it was actually DAVID Rintels--not Robert--who is made reference to in SUMMIT MEETING PART ONE, he wrote THE TRIAL and THE PEACEMAKER..According to imdb, he was the son-in-law of Fay "King Kong" Wray---she passed away this year at age 93 or so.....jim

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Name: Alan
Email:
lewis@nerco.fsnet.co.uk
Friday 31st December 2004 12:02 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Prisoner

Mark,I noticed your post on The Prisoner-I have only seen a couple of episodes but I have to admit it never really "did" it for me.It was very stylised and completely 1960s in its feel,sort of "Austin Powers" really! The good news is that the first season of "Thriller" has just been released on DVD.As you are British you may have seen it before.It was by the great producer Brian Clemens who was also responsible for "The Avengers"."Thriller" has the 3rd greatest theme tune ever,the others being: No1 "Journey To The Unknown"[1968] No2 "The Invaders" No3 "Thriller"."JTTU" has unfortunately never been released on any format [I think] but everyone who saw it remembers the title sequence and tune which was probably the scariest thing ever on TV!

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 1st January 2005 11:22 am U.K. Time
Subject: delay by me on 'notes-on'--

Too much 'good cheer' for the past 2 nights!..Will supply though for Summ Mtg--jim

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Saturday 1st January 2005 12:46 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Why David Vincent does not never drive a scooter or a motorcycle ?

All my best wishes at all,

Why in "The Invaders", David Vincent does not never drive a scooter, or a motorcycle ?

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Saturday 1st January 2005 12:52 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Why David Vincent does not never drive a scooter or a motorcycle ?

Desolate for this mistake :

My e.mail is : e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 1st January 2005 3:29 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Christian, bon 2005--

To answer your question--yes we never see David Vincent on a motorcycle--forget about scooters..FORD never made any of those, so it did not figure into the plot or the budget..Also it must be taken into account as to whether Roy Thinnes was able to drive a motorcycle or not to begin with, and I guess not..But you might be interested to know that ROY was at one time seriously considered to play James Bond..For you and anyone else on the site who wishes to know where I got THAT from---just ask!..in a friendly way, as you say--jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 1st January 2005 3:34 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The name is Thinnes--Roy Thinnes--

Just me, jim..But what I am saying--as I said to ChristianMace above--is that Roy was once seriously considered to play James Bond after Sean Connery bowed out on the role..Ask me and I shall provide the info to the first who asks.. jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 1st January 2005 3:51 pm U.K. Time
Subject: on motor-bikes on 'The Show'--

ChristianMace brought up an interesting question--motorcycles and scooters on 'the show'..I can think of one being driven by Dabney Coleman in THE SAUCER, but not for any other ep that I can think of---but I could be wrong..Any others?..jim

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Name: Mark Hookway
Email:
hookway@fsmail.net
Saturday 1st January 2005 6:17 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Motorcycles on The Invaders

There is also a police motorcycle featured in GENESIS at the start of that episode or does that not count?

Mark

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Saturday 1st January 2005 6:18 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: on motor-bikes on 'The Show'--

Dear Jim: Happy New Year!! How about Beth's boyfriend in 'THE MIRACLE'? Lindsay.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Saturday 1st January 2005 6:30 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The name is Thinnes--Roy Thinnes--

Ohhhh!! IF ONLY....! Maybe there is something after all to my idea of a team-up between David Vincent and the Scotland Yard organization of James Bond, and the British Government in a possible re-make of "THE INVADERS" in the future. Again, NO Fox TV 1995 stuff!! Its gotta be according to the old QUINN-MARTIN PRODUCTION standards and characteristics! But yes, perhaps Roy Thinnes would have been a great pick for a James Bond part in the 1960's after Sean Connary left the JB scene. Lindsay.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@fsmail.net
Sunday 2nd January 2005 12:28 pm U.K. Time
Subject: What's the connection?

Hi there. I was just wondering if someone at Channel Five is in with someone at the BBC? I'll give you two examples. Two weeks ago Invasion Of The Body Snatchers was shown on BBC2 and then a The Spores was shown saome hours later on Channel Five. There's a connection. Now, I tunned in to watch Summit Meeting Part 1 and low and behold who gets out of the helicoptor right at the beginning??? That Nazi from The Sound Of Music which was shown on BBC1 last Thursday!!! Now there's a connection. If it's not the aliens everywhere it's the Nazi's, what next? The Communist's???

Lisa

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 3rd January 2005 6:13 am U.K. Time
Subject: hi mark h and lindsay--on motorbikes--

Yes there is a cop--Noam "Good Hunting" Pitlik in THE SPORES--leaning on a motorcycle but we never actually see it being driven, and it's therefore just a 'prop'..But it counts too.. Now who can count how many helicopters in how many episodes?..(I guess I can! LOL!)...jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 3rd January 2005 6:27 am U.K. Time
Subject: hi lindsay,

You replied first on my posting of Roy as 007..To see where I learned this, go to imdb.com ..Easiest then to go to George Lazenby....On his film career, click onto his (only) Bond film "OHMSS"..Once on that page, on the left hand side click on "TRIVIA"..On that page, scroll down about 3/4ths of the way and you will see "actors also considered for the Bond role"..Notably, Adam West was also considered...cheers, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 3rd January 2005 10:40 am U.K. Time
Subject: Soldier Boy DV--

Note that while MANY eps of The Invaders involve 'the US military'--it is only in THE TRIAL that we learn that our hero actually was in The Army in Korea..And way too young to have fought in that war..No other reference ever given to him having served in any other ep..

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 3rd January 2005 10:53 am U.K. Time
Subject: Flubbed dialogue on The Invaders--

1-Opening of THE SAUCER, Sandy Kenyon says "cheap plasket" (sic) instead of 'plastic'...2--In Act 4 of DARK OUTPOST, Tim McIntire says "well--(uhh) we didn't break it.."..You can tell he forgot his line and hesitated but recovered..

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 3rd January 2005 1:03 pm U.K. Time
Subject: ,my notes on SUMMIT MEETING PART 1

This ep features past Invaders actors Diana Hyland (VIKOR), Wm Windom (DD-MINUS ONE), Michael Rennie (THEINNOCENT), Ford Rainey (PANIC), and Ross Elliott (MOONSHOT, and soon to be in COUNTERATTACK)..So no need to re-hash their bios..It is also The only 2-part ep of the show...However--THE BELIEVERS carries over to THE RANSOM..This ep has an international edge to it but the only actors born outside Hollywood in it are Michael Rennie (b&d in The UK, Peter Hobbs (b.1918 France--a distinguished stuntman) and Ben Wright bMay 15-15 London d.July2,1989 Calif--and I have no idea who the latter 2 played..1--OPENING--That's certainly not 'The Baltic'--looks like a California beach to me..I wonder how much money Mercededs-Benz got for putting their cars in the shot..2-ACT1--The guy who chases after DV played by William Boyett--DV slugs him..He played an alien in a favorite movie of mine--"The Hidden"--("I want this car, I need the keys!!"..)..He also often played a cop on 'Dragnet'..3--DV mentions 'The Untouchables', which was a QMP..4--Once again, we see the alien 'mutated pinkie' in use only when it advances the plot..5--ACT2--The alien who uses the hypnotic crystals on Michael Tressider is played by Vic Perrin b.April26, 1916 Wisconsin d.July4, 1989..He was the "the voice" that introduced 'The Outer Limits'--"we control your tv.."...He was also the voice of "Nomad" on 'Star Trek', and on The TZ he played a Martian on 'People Are Alike All Over' featuring Roddy McD and Susan Oliver..6--DV gets shot by WW/Tressider in the hotel lobby--and that's Ross Elliott who first comes on scene---but the whole issue is just blown-off casually..In REAL life, if a person was shot by a gun in public (or private) it would ALWAYS be something the cops would have to check out..7..Act3--WMAL-tv IS a real Washington DC tv station..The DC footage is also re-used in THE PURSUED--same shot of The Capitol..8--WW calls him 'Pierre' Alquist, but it's generally sounding like 'Pere'..9--Eduard Franz--'Halvorsen'--b.Oct31, 1902 Wisconsin d.Feb10, 1983..As foreign as he seems, he's an American..10--Ian 'Rosmussen' Wolfe b.Nov4, 1896 Illinois d.Jan23, 1992--was in the Warren Beatty/Madonna movie 'Dick Tracy' as "the forger"..11-ACT3--David Vincent stares at 10 pigeons..12--Ellie (Diana H) says--"Well I do date occasionally.."..When she said this, her future boyfriend John Travolta was 13 yrs old..13--The 'crunch noise' on Ellie's finger was obviously added in later..14--What does Ellie mean that she can 'destroy herself on the spot without a trace'?..DV has her by the arm so she couldn't access a suicide capsule..No gun nearby..Makes no sense..15--SLETNIR CHEMICALS building that DV goes to--Sletnir an in-joke on the name of Invaders writer David Rintels..16--Tressider nearly dies in an alien 'tube', this in contrast to DV in one in THE RANSOM.. but GREAT POV camera shot of Roy coming right into the camera here..17--And Windoms' dialogue quite muffled and vague at one point.....18--This ep features several in-the-car scenes wherein the rear-screen projection is obvious and phony.. 19 Director Don Medford--b.1918 still alive--also directed CONDITION RED..20--One actor on this ep is Don Lamond, the son-in-law of Larry Fine of The Three Stooges..

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 3rd January 2005 1:45 pm U.K. Time
Subject: DV gets shot!--Oy!--

It's always one that never requires a trip to the hospital--NIGHTMARE, SUMMIT MEETING PART ONE, THE PURSUED..maybe one more or so...."Just a flesh wound" as we used to say in Brooklyn, but the cops are duty-bound to investigate these incidents!

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Tuesday 4th January 2005 8:23 am U.K. Time
Subject: "The Invaders" in France...

Hello at all,

In France, the wednesday january 05, 2005, on "FR 3" ("France 3")French channel public, diffusion of the n° 40 "THE MIRACLE" of "The Invaders" !...

Site "FR 3" :

http://guidetv.france3.fr/accueil.jspx

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 4th January 2005 10:44 am U.K. Time
Subject: hello Christian, THE MIRACLE

is a good episode..The 4th one to take place in New Mexico--the others were #3THE MUTATION, #4THE LEECHES, and #11THE IVY CURTAIN....I hate to give part of the plot away--but you will see an alien die from a rattlesnake bite..Their venom is hemotoxic, which brings up the question (once more)--how can this be if the aliens have no blood?..Good performances by Ed Asner and Barbara Hershey, who still looks great to this day..

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 4th January 2005 10:46 am U.K. Time
Subject: Latest Invaders obituary--

Was reported in the obituaries that actor William Boyett died at age 77 on Wed, Dec 29, 2004..See my notes on SM1 above..

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 4th January 2005 11:43 am U.K. Time
Subject: more notes on SUMMIT MEETING PART ONE..

1--Director Don Medford also directed "The Judgement--Parts 1 & 2" of 'The Fugitive', the last 2 eps of that show--which combined had a total of 12 actors/actresses who were on or would be on The Invaders..Still among the-most-watched tv show episodes of all tv-time..2--William Windoms' muffled unintelligible dialogue in Act4 also harkens back to his muffled unintelligible dialogue in Act4 of DOOMSDAY MINUS ONE during the shootout..3--This ep has eight people connected to The TZ--7 actors who were on that show plus Director Medford on several eps..4--This ep and THE CAPTIVE are the only ones that I can think of in which we actually get to see DV working on architect plans--earning a living to be able to fly/ drive anywhere in about 17 US states from coast to coast..5--And how does DV in California know about an alien incident in Maine (THE INNOCENT) or Rhode Island (GENESIS) or the 3-or- 4 in Florida in the days before the Internet access to world newspapers?..Makes ya think!

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Name: Alan
Email:
lewis@nerco.fsnet.co.uk
Tuesday 4th January 2005 12:19 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Summit Meeting

Not my favourite episode.Too many holes in the plot-the instant it was announce on TV that an "antidote" to the radiation increase had been found,scientists all over the world would have been howling with laughter as there is of course no such thing,Radiation is radiation,not a disease.Also,after the shootout at Sletnir Chemicals,Vincent knows that it is an alien installation and of course the regen tubes would not have been destroyed by the fire.Interesting to see that he comes close to kissing the gorgeous Diana Hyland but doesn"t-did he already suspect she was an alien?I would have chanced it!I also think this was the only show where we saw a regen tube which opened fro the front instead of coming from the ceiling....clearly a plot device would have had to lift the tube over Tressiders" head to get him out!I hope Diana Hyland doesn"t get fried in next weeks ep.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Tuesday 4th January 2005 6:17 pm U.K. Time
Subject: "Summit Meeting"

I certainly won't spoil Next Week's Part Two of "Summit Meeting"; but that Regen Tubes opening from the front is also shown in "The Organization" and in "The Prophet-"

Also, In spite of "Summit Meeting" being just too convoluted, and ceremonious to keep the viewer "glued" to the plot, there are some interesting twists; but mostly predictable-

My best commentary-AGAIN-is the proof of Roy's great acting ablities-

There was probably one of the weakest, and unfortunately poorest timing sequence of the entire howmany episodes there are of "The Invaders"; and it shows how a durable, reliable Pro like William Windom "can" forget continuity and timing-- TAKE NOTE: The Scene in the Motel Room, the dialogue becomes inane, to say the least--WATCH as Veteran Windom(A good actor, too), fouls up his lines, and how OUR HERO, Chicago Roy, Actually puts out a recently lit cigarette, to keep the Camera off Windom, soas to avoid retaking the shot-holds his shoulder where he was recently "winged" by Windom when he was Hypnotized- THAT Scene should go down in Film History, and Roy Thinnes should be teaching acting--

The guy is a thespian of the highest caliber.

NTDR-

***Hylands always had a "Continental" sort of "otherwise-learned" non-descript, anything other than American Accent when she spoke- Very interesting pronounciation-- She is as Midwestern as Chicago Roy--She is from Ohio!

God rest her soul; she was very young when she died.

Jim--"the Man-" will fill in the blanks, I hope!

hello, Jim, Barry, Phil, Alan, the Girls--and all the newcomers--

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Tuesday 4th January 2005 6:25 pm U.K. Time
Subject: "Accents--"

I have lived in South Florida for nearly 27 years--Since coming here, after the Army, and attended University of Miami- STILL--to this day, people will ask me, "Hey, Paulie(NTDR), where are you from?" "Doesn't sound like New York(Because I am American of Italian heritage)--"

My answer lately has always been: "I am from--the same city as Roy Thinnes-"

The usual response is, "Who is Roy Thinnes?"

"Hey Roy--Hundreds--thousands of People love you, man-AND right on this chatpage, We have loyal, loving fans--but, I guess, time marches on--"

That is WHY we MUST have this DINNER FOR ROY THIS APRIL--WITHOUT FAIL-

HIS BIRTHDAY-- PHIL--Let's start moving, man!

PS-" I would rather be the likes of a little known ROY, than a Well Known Michael Moore!

For all those who are newcomers-- Roy and are are NOT related; but we ARE FROM CHICAGO!

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 5th January 2005 10:05 am U.K. Time
Subject: hey ntdr, on Ellie Markham and Sherri Vikor--and Wm Windom--

Happy MMV..yes Diana H b.Feb25, 1936-ClevHts,OH-d.Mar26, 1977 Tinseltown--was truly a gifted actress..Gone too soon at 41 (sheesh!)--she actually died in the hospital in the arms of Jersey-boy Travolta, who was 18 years her junior to the month..Don't know if you were on here when I said so--but when she posthumously won an EMMY Award (Best Actress on "Eight Is Enough" the award was accepted by Travolta who held it in the air and said "This is for you Diana, wherever you are"..Besides being on 3 Invaders eps, she was on 4 of 'The Fugitive' playing women named--(in order)--Carol, Stella, Penny, and Ell..Travolta and Diana met when they made the 'Boy In The Plastic Bubble' together, for those who are curious on the hook-up....William Windom is indeed a distinguished journeyman actor spanning 6 decades or so, but quite a mush-mouth on The Invaders..A shame that the most indistinguishable dialogue lines on the series on any ep--in this case THREE eps--belong to him..If you remember the TZ ep 'Six Characters In Search Of An Exit" he was the military man to the clown played by Murray Matheson of THE IVY CURTAIN (Dr Reynard)..A side note--the 'ballerina' on that TZ ep was played by Susan Harrison, the mother of Darva Conger, if you know who THAT gal is.....I'm just 'Filling in the blanks'--as you so aptly put it in your precogniscience! cheers, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 5th January 2005 10:23 am U.K. Time
Subject: hi ntdr again,

As I mentioned in my 'notes'--Diana Hyland was in The TZ..In an ep titled "Spur Of The Moment" which also has Roger Perry of THE PROPHET..I never liked that TZ ep, for the simple reason that the 'shocking ending' is that an 'older' Diana H--in bad age-makeup---is chasing her younger self (on horseback), but 'the payoff' is apparent from the get-go..jim

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Thursday 6th January 2005 2:10 am U.K. Time
Subject: Roger Perry...

...played a Goofy Character in "The Prophet"-

NOTE: (A New Yawker should know this one) WHAT CLICHE WAS USED IN "THE PROPHET" between ROY and ROGER PERRY?

"Passing....?"

You will definately Get it, JIM!!

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Thursday 6th January 2005 4:51 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Roger Perry...

NEW YAWKER??!! What about us Clevelanders? Or even Chicagoans? PASSING STRANGE, I think!! Lindsay.

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Thursday 6th January 2005 9:06 am U.K. Time
Subject: ntdr-and lindsay--

I am a NYC lad--drove a taxi in the 1970s there as ya both know..NYC (and London too!) is unique in there being 2 or 3 distinct accents from one city..A Brooklyn accent is as much different as one from Queens or The Bronx..For me to hear a 'NYC accent'--I can't really tell--sounds normal to me!--It's only when certain phrases or inflections are made that I realize that they are 'my home-boys'..Lindsay, IS there a distinctive Cuyahoga/Ohio accent?..(not counting those Buckeyes that live next to Kentucky and WVa and tend to talk like them)..'Passing Strange"--great Roger Perry/DV line!----regards, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Thursday 6th January 2005 9:12 am U.K. Time
Subject: lindsay and ntdr again--

Roger Perry of THE PROPHET was for many years the husband of JoAnne Worley of 'Laugh-In', odd as it seems.. jim

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Thursday 6th January 2005 2:13 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Invaders

Hi everyone, A happy new year to you all first of all! I was thinking over the christmas period about the possibility of how we could get anyone connected to the making of the series in any capacity to share some stories and info with us on the site, wether it be a writer or even Roy himself! How would one go about this?

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Name: Robert Boulton
Email:
Robertboulton@blueyonder.co.uk
Thursday 6th January 2005 7:36 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The invaders on DVD

Who produced the invaders ? i have seen The Invaders on DVD but this guy wants $225 inc shipping for the whole series. http://www.tv-series-collection.com/payment_invaders.shtml

I know my luck, i will order this and it will come out officially.

Rob.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Friday 7th January 2005 12:36 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders

Jamie, you might want to talk to Jeff Talbot, of invaders@yahoogroups.com for information about who is in the know, as far as knowing some of the "big whigs", or at least "semi-big whigs", as far as "THE INVADERS" series and interest is concerned. There is one, Johnathan Etter, who is actually planning to write a book about the series, and make some kind of sound track CD of the show, whom Jeff is supporting and encouraging on the site. Just log onto invaders@yahoogroups.com, and talk to Jeff about what it is that you're interested in(THE REST OF US INVADERS FANS BEING INTERESTED WITH YOU, OF COURSE!!) Lindsay.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Friday 7th January 2005 12:48 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: ntdr-and lindsay--

Dear Jim: Happy New Year, if I didn't wish you that already! No, I am not aware of any distinct or specific accents for "these here parts", in fact, I did not know that there was any real accent for Chicago, Illinois, although I did know that there are for New York City, and for parts of New England, particularly for Boston and Massachusetts. Lindsay.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Friday 7th January 2005 2:34 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hey, Lindsay! and Jim, and all the Great Gang of several(Unlike the Chinese "gang of four"!

Hi, Lindsay-Still owe you a nice "Drink" and Happy New Year! YES--Chicago is a great city, with 4 distinct Accents- Northside; Westside, Southside and "da Burbs"! No joke-- I grew up on a Northwest Suburb, but bordering on a snobby side of Chi-Town- All the N/W 'burbanites spoke like Roy- Words like: POSSIBLE are pronounced "PASSABEL" (note, Roy's comment to Alien Pleshette in "The Mutation"!)

Roy uses MANY, MANY Chicago-isms--such as no ending participle-- Example:

"Hey, Jim--Let's go to Coney Island and get a Hot Dog with Sour Krout and a Cream Soda-" (Chicago accent response-)PAULIE/NTDR: "Hey, GUYZ--I WANNA GO WITH--"

Draught beer is DRAAAAAFFT--or, "on tap"

Also, a lot of "YOUZ" for a plural of You(all of you)--YOUZ GUYZ-- CUM_AHHHHN__ Come On--

ROY'S BIGGEST CHICAGO ACCENT WAS IN THE FIRST EPISODE-- BEACHHEAD!

Cleveland is similar; but Diana Hylands did NOT have a Midwestern Accent--she put some unusual, odd, "passing strange" accent on!

it was sexy; Like her!

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Friday 7th January 2005 2:39 am U.K. Time
Subject: "Josephine and Men"

For all you British Aficionados out there(Bolting Brothers) I guess reading Robert Boulton--his name is similar to the Comedian Writers of the '50's and '60's I have had the hardest time obtaining a great British comedy with Peter Finch and Glynis Johns, (also, Donald Sinden) entitled "Josephine and Men"- "IF" any British or Americans can help point me in the right direction concerning how I can obtain this on VHS--or DVD, kindly let me know-- OF course, I would have to Transfer from PAL to NTSC for USA/CANADA- BUT, let me know-- Sorry for the "Invaders" Diversion question--

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Saturday 8th January 2005 3:02 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hey, Lindsay! and Jim, and all the Great Gang of several(Unlike the Chinese gang of four !

Now, THAT'S "passing strange"! "YOUZ GUYS" sounds like Archie Bunker (ALL IN THE FAMILY) New York City accent!! If Chicago and NYC have a connection, where would Cleveland fit into all of this? 'QUANTITY UNKNOWN', no doubt!! (HA HA!) Yeah, I remember the sharp crack in David Vincent's voice in many of the episodes. I wish they would cast Roy as he is now, to speak up louder in his newer movies to see if he still has that old sharpness in his voice yet!! Lindsay.

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 8th January 2005 7:39 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lindsay, on Roy--

His last acting gig to date was as 'The Governor' in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind" which I admit I haven't seen..I know it's a drama but I can't help but think of Mel Brooks in "Blazing Saddles" (Gov. 'LePetomaine'--and I know the origin of THAT name) wearing a suit that said "GOV" on the back..On that note--when you give it some thought, Roy has apparently only done action/drama roles in his 40+ year career, never a comedy..But he sure looked like Harpo Marx with his frizzy hair in 'Code Name Diamondhead' in the 1970s..

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 8th January 2005 8:03 am U.K. Time
Subject: ntdr,

Chicagoans love their 'red-hots' but the greatest hot-dogs in the world are at Nathan's in Coney Island--home of the World Hot-Dog Eating Contest every July 4th, and the past 4 or 5 years has been won by a 120lb Japanese guy who dominates against competitors a ton heavier...And that would be a 'Dr Browns' Cream Soda', btw..But I digress from The Invaders, oh well--it IS just a message to YOU, after all!..I think I'm entitled to one digression every once in a great while!--jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 8th January 2005 8:50 am U.K. Time
Subject: When you see an alien

talk into their little white glowing egg-shaped 'communicators'--and flat-ones later on---To obtain the voice-sync with the 'glow'-- 99% of the time they are doing so with long sleeves, which is where the wires were hidden..In THE MUTATION (the other 1%) we see both Edward Andrews and Suzie P in short-sleeves in a desert environment calling their alien pals on these communicators also.. But that's what is called inventive camera work, watch again..Barry 'Greg Brady' Williams was in THE PURSUED as an alien boy who contacts other aliens...And in his autobiography--which I have--he describes the technical production mechanics of just what it took for The Invaders crew to create that effect..One short-circuit and there would've been HIS hopes dashed of ever having an offspring, so he said!...

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Saturday 8th January 2005 10:25 am U.K. Time
Subject: Roy Thinnes at Roswell in 2003 and 2004 year !

Hello at all,

Sur ce site, ces infos, et visiter les photos du Musée de Roswell : Gros succès du festival de ROSWELL de 2004 !

Présence notamment de Roy Thinnes, alias David Vincent, le héros de la célèbre série télévisée "Les Envahisseurs" !... :

Open here, in English :

http://www.iufomrc.org/new.shtml

What's nouveau Juillet 08, 2004 - FESTIVAL 2004 de UFO Un GRAND SUCCÈS ! Ce festival international de UFO d'années attiré plus de 20.000 visiteurs de partout dans le monde. Le festival a été augmenté cette année pour inclure le centre municipal de Roswell où plus de 30 auteurs de UFO et 70 fournisseurs étaient en main avec des orateurs de renommée du monde comme l'astronaute Edgar Mitchell, Stanton Friedman, met Schmitt, Tom Carey et beaucoup d'autres. Hollywood a été également représenté par l'acteur Roy Thinnes de la série T.V." "Les envahisseurs" et les soeurs de Duras savent mieux en tant que "guerrières de Clingon" de Tiennent le premier rôle le voyage. Nouveau cette année était le concert étranger d'ancien qui a rempli complexe du football de Ceilo Grande. Plus de 3000 festivals des goers ont été amusés par la "rue de Richard et le Tempatations", "le Platters", des "pêcheurs de Beary Hobb, le Dwight hilare Scruggs et naturellement le bruit" de la bande d'exposition de Bann de coco " 6000 ventilateurs de pays ont fait bon accueil à Merle blème pour son 4ème annuel de l'exposition de juillet. Ses invités spéciaux cette année étaient Willie Nelson et J. de dentelle Dalton. Ce défilé de nuit de UFO d'années a eu plus de 50 entrées et assemblée réglée un nouveau disque de Roswell. Les plans sont en cours maintenant pour le festival 2005 programmé pour le 1er juillet par le 5ème. Pour plus d'information, les occasions de l'espace de fournisseur de réservation ou de sponser entrent en contact avec Cecelia Sanchez à 505-625-8607 ou à roswell@dfn.com Février 28, 2004 - Mise à jour Virtuelle D'Excursion ! Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer un commandant mis à jour à l'excursion virtuelle. Vous rétroaction est toujours apprécié. Juin 16, 2003 - les bulletins de musée continuent à être ajoutés à notre site Web. Les bulletins sont édités chaque autre mois. We're a satisfait finalement d'avoir tout redressé dehors et de pouvoir pour présenter toutes les issues arrières des bulletins pour 2002 en ligne. Clic juste sur le "IUFOMRC Newsletter" ; liez en haut pour lire alors en ligne, ou imprimez-les. Mai 14, 2003 - notre forme de sightings peut être maintenant remplie dehors en ligne ! Cliquez le "Sightings" ; liez sur la barre gauche de navigation pour soumettre des sightings font rapport à notre bibliothécaire. Mai 14, 2003 - vous pouvez maintenant rechercher nos ressources de bibliothèque en ligne. Cliquez le "Library" ; liez dans la barre gauche de navigation à prendre à notre outil de recherche de bibliothèque. Mai 12, 2003 - notre excursion virtuelle (phase I) est maintenant en ligne ! Vérifiez-le dehors et envoyez-nous les commentaires (hdc@iufomrc.com) Juin 23, 2002 - bienvenue au tous nouveaux musée de UFO et site Web internationaux de centre de recherches. We're très heureux de pouvoir finalement vous apporter cet emplacement. We've travaillant tranquillement à ceci pendant longtemps, et we're passionnant. Beaucoup laissé tomber par We've de vieille information, supplémentaire une certaine maison nouvelle et et généralement nettoyée. We'll apporte notre temps d'excédent d'archives en ligne encore, mais nous devons prendre du temps de faire du ménage et épousseter pendant que nous allons. Nous espérons que vous appréciez le nouvel emplacement.

FIN.

Sur ce site aussi, Roy Thinness à Roswell en 2003 :

Open here, in English :

http://www.iufomrc.com/2003_festival_schedule_-_media.html

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 8th January 2005 11:10 am U.K. Time
Subject: my extended 'notes-on'--SUMMIT MEETING PART @--

One of the few eps to open with a Wm Woodson narration--(THE BETRAYED and THE SPORES, et al)..A 'cold-OPENING lasting 2min34sec--seems longer with so-much info divulged..1-The 1st flag seen on cam seems to look like the one for Brazil, but it isn't..2nd one we can only see 'Eura'--but it turns out to be EURAC, and we never find out what THAT means..2--An Australian flag and USA flag become visible flapping in the wind..3--For a lot of 'men-in-suits' in one scene, it's ludicrous that ALL are silent in that scene except DV talking with Ellie..4--Now that DV knows that Ellie Markham is an alien, notice that all his replies to her are in clipped sentences..5--Halvorsen's Apartment--a)-The 1st painting on the wall shows Asia and Australia but it will soon include more later on..b)--The guy in the painting on the wall that is constantly shown between Halvorsen and Alquist is 15th US President (1856-1860) James Buchanan, widely perceived as the first gay US President..This view is used many times..c)--When Halvorsen tells DV that Alquist is an alien, why doesn't DV just pull out his gun and shoot Michael Rennie right there and then?..6-Ellie's apartment--a)Note that when Ellie is chatting on the phone, you can see the vaccination on the left arm of Diana Hyland..b)--William Windom's hat is called a 'porkpie'..c)-Ellie is in Rm D-12, and she and DV and Tressider walk down to halvorsens' --Rm D-2--and note that the exact same paintings are on the wall--the green/blue-sorta sphere..7--DV and Tressider kill one alien and knock another one out with an urn..WHY NOT look in his pockets instead of just walking away?..8--ACT2--Why are 2 US marines standing guard over the EURAC arch?..And why don't we ever learn what EURAC means?..9--But the voice you hear doing the announcing is Ted Knight, last seen in VOTS--and he got his start in radio as an announcer.. 10--Why is Ellie asking 'who is it?' at the door?..or do aliens suddenly have fear?..11--When Alquist is addressing 'the world' on tv, with all media present, here was DV's big chance to just pull out the gun and shoot Alquist--the whole world would see proof that the nightmare has already begun..Instead he skulks around to steal some files..Boo!..12--The red-haired guard who says 'I'm afraid you must come with us" played by Morgan Jones, who returns in THE PURSUED..ACT3-15--Lew Brown, the guy Ellie shoots, was also in military wardrobe in DOOMSDAY MINUS ONE..16--The on-screen reporter who says "15 minutes to countdown, 25 minutes to launch" is portrayed by Don Ross..His first and only on-screen appearance on The Invaders but he is in EVERY other Invaders ep that involves an announcer on the radio--THE LIFE SEEKERS, THE VISE, et. al..In addition, he is the phone voice of "Sgt Mimes Philadelphia Police" on THE SPORES..16--ACT4--One of my favorite shoot-out scenes..17--Note way more rear-screen projection when David and Ellie are in the Jeep in the tunnel..Their hair barely moves from the onward rush despite not having a roof..18--One more stock-footage clip of a failed space mission..If DV and Ellie were as close as they seemed to be when all-hell broke loose, they would have been 'toast'..Epilogue--19--And finally--WHO is DV so-important that he not only gets a free/personal helicopter ride out of there, but 2 US Marines actually open the door for him etc..??.Was that my tax dollars at waste supporting a UFO kook?..LOL!--20--All in all, a great 2-parter.Several plot-holes but good acting..NEXT WEEK--THE PROPHET!!

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Sunday 9th January 2005 9:52 am U.K. Time
Subject: more notes a day later on SM-PT2--

In random order..1--Don Ross--(note#16 above) went on to much more work with QMP--he's the opening announcer for most ALL Quinn Martin programs--'Dan August', 'The Streets of San Francisco', 'Barnaby Jones', 'Cannon',--and also doubled as 'the radio announcer'..2--On that note, on ALL tv shows the #1 rule is that 'everything learned from the radio' advances the plot, then back to the dreadful music nobody ever heard before...3-and that guitar riff used not only on the radio in The Invaders but also in the background of most bars that DV enters..4--In Part Two, there are very few carry-over actors from Part One, aside from the major cast..5--I like the shoot-out in Act4 because it's up-close and personal for DV and he's out-gunned..The action music to go along has been used before but it just sounds great here!.In addition, a look back (and forward) will show that on most Invaders eps the primary alien running the show doesn't usually get into a pistol shootout with DV, though there have been a few exceptions..It's just that while Alquist has no qualms about having his flunkies stick Tressider in a 'tube', his over-all mien is that out-and-out personal violence is anathema to him..Yeah he wants to see The Earth taken over, but to have his minions do it!..So to see him go toe-to-toe against DV is truly a memorable scene..

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Sunday 9th January 2005 6:17 pm U.K. Time
Subject: hot buttered toast

Hi, Thanks for the address Lyndsay...unfortunately it wouldn't let me access as i must already have used a yahoo thing before and i can't remember my password. Have you tried to contact any of the people involved in the making of The Invaders? It was interesting to see the schedule for Roy's Roswell appearance that Christian gave out in a friendly way in his last email...i'd love to know what he spoke about etc. Do you have the transcript Christian?

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Name: Barry
Email:
baz10@baz10.force9.co.uk
Sunday 9th January 2005 6:25 pm U.K. Time
Subject: killing Tressider

i wondered about this after the episode ended ,how do the aliens kill Tressider ,there seems to be no blood on him to have been shot or knifed ,and it couldnt of been the disk to the back of the neck as all the victims are killed instantly ???

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1065@yahoo.com
Monday 10th January 2005 5:35 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: killing Tressider

I guess it will always continue to be a subject of speculation, like a lot of incidences throughout the series being left to speculation and to the imagination. Two other fatality incidences that come to mind is the death of Bob Turin in 'THE RANSOM', and of the State Dept. official, who was with David Vincent in 'THE CAPTIVE'. As for whether Michael Tressider was cerebral hemorrhage disced, but did not die right away, that, surprisingly, MAY be possible. Remember the power line repair man in 'VIKOR', who was disced while trying to drive away in the pick-up truck, after frantically trying to run away after seeing the alien being regenerated in the tube inside of the manufacturing plant. He lived just long enough to say that he "saw a man, glowing, like he was on fire, they put him in some kind of tube... I SWEAR!!" Also, the police officer who was disced at the beginning of the episode, 'GENESIS'. He actually survived long enough for him to have to be disced again!! But of course, these are rare incidences indeed. As for being shot, or knifed, that, too, can be put to speculation. There could have been blood, just that it probably was underneath him, and not shown in that small space where he was. I also wonder if the aliens ever carried knives, as well as guns and discs!! Lindsay.

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 10th January 2005 7:20 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hiya Cuyahoga,

Lindsay--Listening to the groans of Tressider and seeing him it's just my guess of course that he was severely beaten to death..In THE CAPTIVE it seemed to me the State Dept guy was 'disced'..What really gets me on that particular scene isn't so much as 'how ' it happened but 'how fast' it happened...Those aliens are walking uphill quite a distance and in my estimation the entire operation would have to have taken over 3 minutes, but of course we do not see that..What REALLY amazes me about that particular incident is 'our hero' not noticing any of it..In fact, he chose to sit in the car while the State dept guy tried to fix it..You and I both know that in "real life" when 2 guys are in a vehicle that breaks down they BOTH get under the hood..so as difficult to admit as it is, DV really wimps-out on this one, choosing to sit in the car and meanwhile oblivious to the murder of his friend/ally...No knock on Roy, just DV..and I'll wager that Roy himself immediately realized the ludicrousness of it too--as I state above--but obviously the story had to fit exactly 46 minutes and 14 for commercials, so there ya have it!...And GENESIS--Officer Hal Corman (actor Phillip Pine) is actually the only discing victim to survive as long as he did, but there's actually no proof as to how he did die, if you re-consider it all!..Amazing to realize that the majority of the good people posting on this great site--most from across 'The Pond'-- are seeing ALL the eps for the first time, or for the 2nd time from so long ago, whereas there are very few of us who ponder the stuff in future eps, we of course have the good fortune to have 'all 43'..I try not to give away too much future plot stuff to spoil it for our overseas friends but what-the-heck, it IS from 38 years ago THIS WEEK!...Oh--never saw an alien with a knife, but saw one with a scalpel in him! cheers, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 10th January 2005 7:22 am U.K. Time
Subject: Phil--where are you?

Back from vacation yet?---jim

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Monday 10th January 2005 8:05 am U.K. Time
Subject: Roy Thinnes at Roswell, in 2004 year !

Hello dear Jamie,

I had given a translate in French of this site, whère our friend Roy Thinnes was at Roswell, in 2004 year !

Open here, in English :

http://www.iufomrc.org/new.shtml

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Monday 10th January 2005 11:09 am U.K. Time
Subject: freshly baked bread

Hi Christian, Do you mean that the site you gave actually has a translation of what Roy said? I looked at the site and couldn't find anything apart from saying that Hollywood was represented by Roy Thinnes of the tv series The Invaders. The sight kind of made me laugh in respect of the Alien museum etc..if there is a government cover up about UFO's then they must be really happy when they see stuff like that! It completely discredits the real experiances that have gone on i think. Because you know what, there really are flying saucers and i think we really are being visited and have been for years, seriously!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 10th January 2005 4:53 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Phil--where are you?

Hi Jim

Yes, back but burdened with a heavy cold that refuses to go without a fight!

As always, the first items I homed-in on were your "Notes" for the last 3 episodes - a sight for sore eyes indeed!

More later. In the meantime, a happy New Year to you sir!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@fsmail.net
Monday 10th January 2005 10:16 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Phil--where are you?

Phil,

Do aliens get colds???

My friend too, welcome back. Hope you got my e.mail. Computer is up to it's old tricks again.

I see what you ment about Diane Hyland... How dare she touch Vincent like that. Temptress!

See ya,

Lisa

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Tuesday 11th January 2005 7:26 am U.K. Time
Subject: "The Invaders" in France !

Hello at all,

In France, this wednesday january 12, 2005, at 01 H 55 in the morning, diffusion on "Fr 3" ("France 3")public television channel, of episod n° 41 "THE LIFE SEEKERS" of "THE INVADERS" !...

Site "FR 3" : open at "MA" on guide télévision, and open at 01 H 55 "Les Envahisseurs" :

http://guidetv.france3.fr/accueil.jspx

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 11th January 2005 8:17 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lisa,

Happy 2005..Well we know that the aliens can contract "chicken pox--plain old chicken pox"- as seen in THE SAUCER, of course..Can't recall ever seeing an alien actor coughing, sneezing or sniffly, though Diana Hyland as Ellie does indeed sound in some scenes in SM-PT2 like she had a cold..Brazen hussy! (or as HomerJay would say--"Foul Temptress"!)..LOL!--jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 11th January 2005 8:21 am U.K. Time
Subject: Lisa, to quote Britney--"Oops i did it again!"--

Hi, In immediate retrospect I realize that it was actually DARK OUTPOST that I was referring to on the above posting by me..Confused myself there for a minute because both eps I refer to were filmed in the same locale--same rocks too in THE MUTATION..

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 11th January 2005 8:31 am U.K. Time
Subject: Bonjour Christian,

THE LIFE SEEKERS is truly one of my favorite episodes of 'Les Invahisseurs', and you will enjoy it...But the big problemo is that ALL the dialogue for ALL 'Invaders' episodes that you hear in France is dubbed-in, not the original dialogue..It's a loss for you because there are ways of saying things and voice inflections--especially on sarcasm--that just do not carry over when the voice of the original actor/actress is not used....But in any event I am sure that you will enjoy the episode! in a friendly way, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 11th January 2005 8:37 am U.K. Time
Subject: hey phil--

Just glad to see you back here! Thanx once more for the kind words on my 'notes'..Lisa thinks you're an alien!!..You might have a cold, but when you start touching people who actually GET COLD, let us know!!..cheers, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 11th January 2005 8:57 am U.K. Time
Subject: addition to my 'note #12' on SM-Pt2--

Red-haired Morgan Jones is in THE LIFE SEEKERS, not 'THE PURSUED as I previously stated..Me and the beer screw up on occasion but I always re-read my stuff--even days later--and as is obvious I try and update any errors I might have initially made..A side note--Morgan Jones was in the TZ ep "Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up"?....jim

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Tuesday 11th January 2005 10:46 am U.K. Time
Subject: The Invaders are on Iapetus, a Saturn 's moon !

Dear Jamie and At all, hello

I have studied the phenomene of the UFO for 35 years!...

On this site of the "BBC", to see this article put on line on January 10, 2005:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4157689.stm:

They are the "Anomalies" of the Saturn's moon "Iapetus".

To click on the photographs to increase them...

On the last photograph of "Iapetus", all in bottom of this article, I come to discover this:

All in bottom of this photograph, and with the extreme left: At the bottoms of this crater, there is like a STRUCTURE or a COCKPIT!...

It is not "Normal"!

"The Invaders" are on "Iapetus? ! ...

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Tuesday 11th January 2005 10:51 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders are on Iapetus, a Saturn 's moon !

Dear at all, hello

Here this article on "Iapetus", on site of the "BBC" :

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4157689.stm

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: Alan
Email:
lewis@nerco.fsnet.co.uk
Tuesday 11th January 2005 12:52 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Just One More Thing....

OK,maybe I watch "Columbo" too much! Actually a couple of things struck me as odd in "Summit Meeting Part 2".In the scene where DV has the usual fist fight with the alien goon who has just beaten up Tressider-he leaves the alien unconscious and then [having found Tressider dying] storms out with his face contorted with rage and cold bloodedly MURDERS the alien!C"mon DV,surely we have to be better than aliens?And what would DV have done if he hadn"t killed the guy?Put him on the next saucer home?Also,when Alquists" aide is talking to him {alien to alien} he says "I wouldn"t worry" and Alquist replies "I would".Worry is a human emotion and it doesn"t make sense for aliens to say that to each other.Finally,at the end the whole site is crawling with security guards and cops and DV has Ellie Markham "at his mercy",so why doesn"t he expose her {!} as an alien? Nice to see she didn"t fry!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 11th January 2005 2:32 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Just One More Thing.... HI ALAN LEWIS

Some good observations there Alan!

I think Paer Alquist's utterance "I would (worry)" means express concern - not emotional 'worry' as such.

But I do think DV was too much of a gentlemen in passing-up the opportunity to expose Ellie Markham with a captive audience - even if that meant him going back on the deal he had with her!

With regard to Jim's query in his 'Notes' about DV getting the VIP treatment when getting into cars and helicopters, the answer's simple - he's the star of the show!!!! :o)

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 11th January 2005 2:35 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: hey phil -- HI JIM

Hi Jim

Lisa could be right about me being an alien - food for thought....

Excellent sequel 'Notes' on SM Pt.2 - even more food for thought!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 11th January 2005 2:36 pm U.K. Time
Subject: HAPPY NEW YEAR MARK HOOKWAY!

Hi Mark

The long trawl through the posts I would have responded to had I been able to access this chat page from home starts here, with yours of 5:03 p.m. UK Time on Christmas Eve - belated happy New Year to you sir!

And yes thanks, I did get my new VCR up and running in time to tape DARK OUTPOST, likewise a week later for the minute or so I was missing from the start of SUMMIT MEETING PT.1. All from recently-installed NTL Cable TV – what a change to be able to actually see Channel 5 without the snowstorm!

Cheers for now, hoping to hear more from you in due course.

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 11th January 2005 2:45 pm U.K. Time
Subject: hi alan,

As I understand it, the definition of MURDER is 'the homicide of a human being'..So killing an alien wouldn't qualify, especially since there would be no proof that the dead-person-in-question (alien) had ever lived to begin with.!---jim

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 11th January 2005 4:08 pm U.K. Time
Subject: ROY THINNES AT ROSWELL 2004 – HI CHRISTIAN

Hi Christian

In response to your original mail of Friday 24th December, giving the English translation of the Roswell review – many thanks for bringing this to our attention, most interesting and extremely informative.

Roy’s agent John Edwards wrote to this site back in August (I think) to tell us that Roy attends the Roswell UFO Festival every year. However, it was nice to read about some of the other attendees. Tell me Christian, have you ever been to one of these? I imagine you would be in your element!

Salutions mon ami – j’espere que tu as passé un joyeux Noel et une bonne Nouvelle Annee. Merci beaucoup pour les images de Biarritz aussi. Sante!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 11th January 2005 4:11 pm U.K. Time
Subject: LOOKING FOR A KIT – HI THADEU

Hi Thadeu

Please excuse the delay in replying to your posting of Sunday 26th December. I presume the “plastic kit monogram” you enquired about was the model flying saucer? If so, try this web-site:

http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/INVADERS%20UFO%20PAGE.htm

I will be interested to learn how you get on.

Cheers, Phil

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 11th January 2005 4:16 pm U.K. Time
Subject: DARK OUTPOST (A.K.A …. you know, Lisa :o))

Hi Lisa

With regard to your posting of Sunday 26th December 10:17 p.m. UK time: First-off, yes I have received your e-mail OK. Please excuse the delay in replying, only I’ve had precious little time to compose a proper reply to explain things properly – you know me, it’s 'all or nothing'!

I was interested to read your observations about DARK OUTPOST. You’ve picked-up on a couple of the many shortcomings that I noticed, but I confess I totally overlooked the goof involving the truck – well spotted!

And I like your use of the phrase "Escape to Victory" – very appropriate for this episode, which had the same 'airy-fairy nonsense' feel to it as did that film! Won’t bore you again with any more of my comments, you’ve already read those in my last couple of e-mails.

Hope all is well with you, be in touch.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 11th January 2005 4:46 pm U.K. Time
Subject: DVD OR NOT DVD – HI LISA

Hi again Lisa!

In reply to your message of 28th December 1:50 p.m. UK time, regarding The Invaders on DVD: I think I explained to you a while back, there are problems with marketing QM productions due to some issues left unresolved since QM's death in 1987. As well as thwarting Roy’s efforts to date in getting 'The Invaders' released, Efrem Zimbalist Jr and Lee Meriwether are in the same boat with regard to 'The FBI' and 'Barnaby Jones' respectively.

As for your contribution to the Steptoe and Son cause, this is amazing stuff. Hearty congratulations on getting those old tapes unearthed from Ray Galton's basement, as good an example as you could find anywhere of persistence plus a bit of ingenuity being rewarded. You really ARE the No.1 1960's TV show buff!

As for your big idea about "cobbling-together" a camera crew to interview Roy Thinnes, nice idea but.... realistically, it would need to involve a New York-based production crew, for which we will ideally need some New York-based contacts to sound the whole thing out.

If and when the planned dinner event with Roy takes place as scheduled for April, I can’t see a problem mentioning the idea to him on the day. But no way am I in a position to try to arrange anything along such lines in time for this - although if anyone else can, all well and good. An initial web-search may be able to provide the names of some suitable companies, but thereafter it will hinge on people actually dragging themselves away from their PC's, going out into the big wide world and putting their money where their mouths are – happy hunting!!!!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 11th January 2005 4:51 pm U.K. Time
Subject: INVADERS STORIES FROM IT'S PRODUCERS & ACTORS – HI JAMIE

.... and a Happy New Year to you, young James!

In reply to your posting of Thursday 6th January 2:13 p.m. UK time, the answer to your question "How would one go about this?" is startlingly simple: get over to the U.S.A. - New York being a good place to start!!!!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 11th January 2005 4:55 pm U.K. Time
Subject: NOTES ON SUMMIT MEETING PART 1 - HI JIM

Hi Jim

With regard to your notes on this episode, I rather thought that this one would provide some interesting talking points.

In particular, I was extremely sceptical when Ellie Markham claimed to be able to "destroy herself on the spot without a trace" – is it possible she was bluffing????

With regard to the company name "Sletnir Chemicals", David W. Rintels is credited as "Associate Producer", not a writer.

With regard to the Michael Rennie character Mr. Alquist, I dealt with the spelling of his first name a while back when someone else spelled it "Pere", the French word for 'father' which would make him sound like a man of the cloth (just as it would in English). The name is not uncommon in non-Finland Scandinavia, and can be spelled differently depending on whether he was Norwegian, Danish or Swedish. I'm not that big a walking textbook on the subject, but I know of a Swede named 'Par' where the 'a' carries the twin dots above (like the German 'umlaut') which makes it sound like 'e'. I’ve also seen the Danish equivalent spelled 'Paer' where the 'ae' is a joined-up single letter and also pronounced like 'e'. I also vaguely recall seeing it spelled simply 'Per'. As I understand, it's an equivalent of the name 'Peter', which itself is also a Scandinavian man’s name.

But, in the immortal words of Michael Caine – "not a lot of people know that!" (nor indeed care!!!!).

With regard to your follow-up notes of the 4th January (11:43 a.m. UK time), this is one of many references made by you and others to the implausibility of David being able to afford to jet about the U.S. and afford accommodation so often. I can’t see the problem here - to the best of my knowledge architecture has always been a VERY well-paid gig, and I would assume 1960's U.S.A. to have been no exception. A couple of big projects would see him good for a year or more, no mistake!

As for David getting wind of unusual reports from around the country, surely all or most could have made it onto national radio and/or TV news?

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@fsmail.net
Tuesday 11th January 2005 10:44 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hi Lisa, Jim, just to add...

Jim, Can't recall ever seeing an alien actor coughing, sneezing.... Escuse me Jim, but what about Charlie X? The bloke who touched everything and froze!!! He sniffled all over the place.

A word of warning Jim... If I ever get to meet Phil I shall report on his condition, i.e., if he is an alien or not. He might be this new strain of alien we've been hearing about lately.., the second or even, third generation. Watch this space.

Phil, glad to hear that your on the mend. I shall e.mail you shortly. I hope the weather isn't attacking you too down your way. I'm in the middle of the local reports and Big Brother. Time to get sad I think.

Lisa

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 12th January 2005 8:18 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lisa,

Yes I was thinking about 'Nick' with the sniffles, but it was an alien disease that he had, not a symptom found on earth..Of course try telling that to the truck driver and Charlie-the-dog and 'poor Mollie!'..cheers, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 12th January 2005 8:48 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Phil--

Good to see you back again in full-strength..SUMMIT MEETING PART I is the first ep to actually show DV working as an architect, the other one is THE CAPTIVE and he alludes to his career in THE RANSOM....In both eps you'll see that he is just basically looking at some 'architect-plans' in the openings and that is the end of that..I can assure you that way before 'the-Net'--(where everything is instant!)--back in the mid 1960s the transfer of data/news across the 50 colonies was still in its' infancy..We know that DV lives near Santa Barbara, California from EP#1--and his address for there on his California drivers' license in THE IVY CURTAIN up-close and on-camera..But yet a great deal of his adventures--about half or more--take place East of The Big Muddy (Mississippi River) and he seems jump on anything remotely 'connected'..What if 2 or 3 people died of a cerebral hemorrhage in St Louis in one week? (And they DO!)..Would he be on the next plane to Lambert Int'l Airport?.. How would he even know?..Just posing the question, of course!!..I knew Rintels/Sletnir was involved in one way or another in the production, (and actually knew he was a writer too), as you well know my objective there was to point out the 'in-joke'..In any event, my 'notes' aren't the gospel truth, just--uh--notes! I gladly admit when I am wrong or missed something..That was my first and perhaps only 'notes' to not have specific bios because many on these 2 eps were previously in Invaders eps..But for next week THE PROPHET I shall return to that..Cheers, jim

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 12th January 2005 9:56 am U.K. Time
Subject: THE PRISONER - HI MARK HOOKWAY

Hi Mark

Another belated reply, this time to yours of 31st December at exactly high noon UK time!

As one who saw The Prisoner from it's first broadcast in late 1967, I would say that it was a little too 'deep and meaningful' for my 11-year-old brain to cope with. However, ever since the first re-runs in 1977, I've been well and truly hooked - an excellent program which has stood the test of time (old-fashion low-tech gadgetry apart) and thoroughly recommended.

Those weekly publications plus DVD should provide an excellent introduction to 'first time around' viewers, although I've read so much about it over the years it suits me better simply to get the normal DVD boxed set.

I'm surprised Richard Fincher didn't chime-in there - he's a Prisoner die-hard, who quite perceptively noticed a 'Prisoner-like' feel about Invaders episode VALLEY OF THE SHADOW.

I would be interested to hear your own thoughts after you've collected, say, the first three or four episodes (preferably via private e-mail).

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 12th January 2005 10:04 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Jim, just to add... HI LISA

Hi Lisa

Regarding your posting of 10:44 UK time yesterday, you may have a good point there - there's something extremely 'alien' about me, and you may well be able to determine which "generation". That new strain in your last story 'Tease' are probably too clever for mee, though!

Happy watching - IMHO Big Brother's about as sad as it gets!!!!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 12th January 2005 10:14 am U.K. Time
Subject: INVADERS TV EPISODES 14 EPISODES WANTED - HI STEVE FORD

Hi Steve

Phil here, fellow UK citizen welcoming you to this site since your posting of 29th December 8:27 p.m. UK time. Please excuse the delay in getting back to you, unfortunately I'm unable to access this site from home and since I've been back at work I've been struggling to make it through each day with a VERY heavy cold (now thankfully receding).

A quick answer to your question is, select the "Archive Messages" page and see two postings from a U.S. Contributor dated 26th December - the second timed at 1:22 a.m. UK time, plus the one preceding. This guy would appear to provide just the service you're looking for.

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Wednesday 12th January 2005 10:25 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: ROY THINNES AT ROSWELL 2004 – HI CHRISTIAN

Dear Phil, hello

Large a thank you for your wishes, and in my turn, all my best wishes 2005 like for your close relations...

And also for all the friends of this remarkable site very sympathetic !...

Thank you very much for your informations !...

No, I have not unfortunately be still at Roswell. Too bad!

On the other hand, I had a French girl friend (living in France, now deceased)who had to go at Roswell... This girl friend had brought to me back memories of the Museum of Roswell, postcards and a beautiful green candle representing a head d'Alien!

I keep all that preciously...

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 12th January 2005 10:47 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hi Phil -- HI JIM

Hi Jim

Please don't take my attemprs to correct (what I believe to be) minor oversights - its merely observation and never intended as 'nit-picking'. Indeed you'd be hard-pressed to get every single bit of info in your 'Notes' 100% correct, and I'm merely adding my 10-cents worth.

However - with regard to the limited footage we see of DV 'at his place of work' - it would hardly need pointing-out that the only two occasions you refer to are featured because they immediately precede incidents relating to an episode plot. The program doesn't cover his entire existence in between-times - for instance, I'm sure we'd get bored watching him cleaning his teeth, taking a gypsy's kiss or snoozing the night away. But just because we don't see it doesn't mean it doesn't happen!

Likewise, precious filming time would be taken-up with more footage of him at work than was absolutely necessary. Although, that said, there's also the workplace scenes in COUNTER-ATTACK....

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 12th January 2005 10:48 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hi Phil -- HI JIM - ADDENDUM

Hi Jim

Sorry - the opening line should have read:

"Please don't read too much into my attempts to correct (what I believe to be) minor oversights....".

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 12th January 2005 12:22 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hey phil,

I got the gist of it!..your pal, jim

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Name: Phil Nixon
Email:
Brownedger@ntlworld.com
Wednesday 12th January 2005 2:26 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Our Roy

Anyone else in the UK see our Roy in the movie Airport 1975 on saturday ITV1 (he was one of the pilots who got sucked out of the cockpit in the mid air collision eek!!!)

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 12th January 2005 2:49 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Our Roy in AIRPORT 75 - HI PHIL NIXON

Hi Phil

Certainly did see him, hardly looking a day older than in the last Invaders episode some 7 years previously!

Shame he exited the action so early-on in the film! The other pilot was Efrem Zimbalist Jr, was he not?

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Name: Mark Hookway
Email:
hookway@fsmail.net
Wednesday 12th January 2005 7:33 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Phil, Happy New Year

Hi Phil

A Happy New Year to you and good to see you back on the chat page. I'm glad that you are also getting better quality reception now that you have had this cable system installed on your TV.

As for me,I've been a bit quiet of late on this chat page. I guess it must be down to me watching all those videos of Blake's 7 that I treated myself to before Christmas as well as continuing to follow our favourite show every Sunday morning.

I'd also like to thank you for replying to my posting on The Prisoner. Alan Lewis posted on this site around two weeks ago saying that he felt the series didn't do much for him, but my own opinions of The Prisoner are quite similar to those of yourself. Anyway I will give you my own views on this series in an off page e-mail once I have collected and watched the next two DVD's.

Regards

Mark

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Wednesday 12th January 2005 10:31 pm U.K. Time
Subject: sticky toffee pudding

Hey Phil, I guess i fell into that one.....you never know i might just surprise you!

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Thursday 13th January 2005 3:35 am U.K. Time
Subject: "Dinner Deadline Approaching..."

Phil Forster and I will be announcing a "Dinner Deadline" This is NOT open for discussion, because the arrangements for Roy's Dinner and party have already been made, with expense being forwarded by us. Therefore, a Specific Date for all those who will DEFIINATELY BE ATTENDING, will be announced by Phil Forster by the Saturday's E mailings here, and privatelyl.

ANOTHER REQUIREMENT WILL BE FORETHCOMING- That will be a financial committment from all those who respond to our First annoucement-

This will both have to be in writing.

I took care of one aspect; Phil will be taking care of another.

Kindly keep your "eyes peeled" and look for the imminent announcement.

Thanks.

This is a bit expensive for us; so SERIOUS ATTENDEES ONLY-

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Thursday 13th January 2005 9:19 am U.K. Time
Subject: oven-bottomed muffins

Hi, I was sorting through some old video's ready for our forthcoming house move and i came across the first episode of the much-slated mini-series two parter. I'm going to watch it mainly for the classic moment where Roy Thinnes once again reprises his roll as David Vincent....i also noticed that that a female actress who appeared in the fantastic 'Jacob's Ladder' is in it.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 13th January 2005 6:59 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Who likes a nice muffin' ???? - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

Tsk, tsk, you and all those delightful desserts laced with neat cholesterol - or is there a hidden innuendo from "Roger's Profanisaurus" that I'm missing somewhere????

All cool me old matey - as you probably figured-out, just pulling you p*****r in jest!

What "roll" is it that Roy reprises in the two-parter show - cheese, electoral or drum ?!?!?!?

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 13th January 2005 7:11 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Dinner Deadline Approaching... HEAR HEAR PAUL!

Hi all

As Paul says, we're approaching crunch time, and folk out there who wish to join us in New York to celebrate Roy's birthday in the company of the man himself will need to make a modest pledge to assist us both in the business of securing the venue. I appreciate that many of us will not be at our most financially flush so soon after the Christmas festive season, but things have to be sorted and minds need to be made up.

At the week-end I'll be sending-out e-mails to those who have already expressed interest, as well as a good many who I haven't yet written to at all. Paul and I have every confidence that this is the genuine article, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet the man subject of the centre of the entire discussion forum.

Watch this space....

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Friday 14th January 2005 8:41 am U.K. Time
Subject: shrimps with eyes

Hey Phil, No inuendo intended just an honest appreciation of fantastic sounding food names and a complete inability to think of a subject heading for any of my posts. Getting back to 'The Invaders' mini-series....Roy's words in the truck with Scott were something like...'follow the visions, trust the visions'. A long time to wait to say just about six words but hey it was better than seeing him in 'Highway to Heaven'.Anyway when he said these words his accent was DEFINATELY a New York accent, i guess the Chicago one has become dilluted through living in the big apple. So prepare yourselves upon meeting the man...he will sound different.

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 14th January 2005 12:02 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Notes on THE PROPHET...passing starange..

1--This is THE ONLY Invaders ep in which David Vincent's name is NEVER used except in the intro..2-OPENING--DV bribes a guy with $2 to gain valuable access--hey big spender! Well it's $1 more than he bribed the pharmacy kid in THE CONDEMNED..3--Banner says "Bakersfield Welcomes Brother Avery", so our hero is close to home--he's from Santa Barbara (as shown in BEACHHEAD and THE IVY CURTAIN)..4-Martin 'Pat'terson Hingle 'Brother Avery'..b.July19, 1924 Denver, Colorado..Now resides in North Carolina..In a very Invaderesque-type of situation, he has a 'mutated-fourth-finger' on his left hand, in REAL LIFE!..5--And when Bro Avery 'glows', note that nobody actually touches him although it seems they do..(Optical effects)..6--Note how the guards just let DV waltz-on-through into what is supposedly a secured alien area..ACT ONE--7--First Invaders effort by director Robert Douglas b.Buckinghamshire, UK---Nov 09-09--d. Jan 11, 1999 Cal..also directed COUNTERATTACK..8-Richard O'Brien--"Brother John"--was the alien cop in VIKOR and will return in THE PURSUED.. 9-Roger Perry--'Bill Shea"--b.1933..In The TZ ep 'The Chase' he appeared with Diana Hyland from last week..That's passing strange!..10--The alien music plays when 'Brother John' is on the phone--note the red lightbulb next to him--also note that the alien-ish glow does not emanate from that bulb..11--Note 4 things when DV fights it out with Brother John--a)-looks like the same place in DD-Minus One--b)--Roy seems to do most of his own stunts and c)--note the distortion in the rear-window effect, similar to THE WATCHERS..and d)--look at all the smog in the background..ACT2--12--Dan Fraser 'It doesn't make sense' b.1920s, best remembered from his 'Kojak' role..13 ACT3--Second Invaders ep to mention LSD and drugs.14--Sister Claire breaks character and suddenly seems like a shrewish harpy..15-DV uses what looks like a Kodak Instamatic-with-cube flash to take photos--not very reliable..His expensive camera was taken away from him in THE SAUCER but one would think that he could/would get a better camera since then..16--Sister Claire --Zina Bethune b.Feb17, 1945.NYC..Has her own web contact site..17--Brother Avery seems to stumble on the Shea name..18-ACT4--Stock footage of a 'streetcorner hotel sugn' used, this was in a prior Invaders ep which I pointed out but temporarily forget, and even the same los angeles bus drives by!!..19--ONCE MORE, DV re-checks the gun he has to see if it is still loaded with bullets from the last time he presumably checked it..20--Shootout scene is a set from a previous Invaders ep which I mentioned in those 'notes' (but forget at the moment)..20-Alien Byron Keith says to DV--'I'll give you 3 minutes"..He looks at his watch when he says that..He starts breaking his alien word exactly 2 minutes-45 seconds later..21--Note that the alien hat flies off and still gets fried..22--In summation by me--IMHO--THE PROPHET was 'the loss' in believability..Having seen religious fanatics lose it all their rapturous beliefs, I find it amazing that no true believer of Brother Avery ran up and grabbed him while he was glowing, which surely would have made the papers! (And note that none of his attendants actually touch him on-screen when they escort him)...23..The INVADERS-BATMAN connection on this one--Byron Keith played 'Mayor Linseed' on the 1960s show---Pat Hingle played 'Commisioner Gordon' in the first 3 Batman movies of the 1990s..24--All in all, very pedestrian..NEXT WEEK--LABYRINTH.....jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 14th January 2005 12:27 pm U.K. Time
Subject: MORE random notes on THE PROPHET

1--Byron Keith b.Nov 17-17, Illinois d. Jan19, 1996..Was a human in QUANTITY UNKNOWN in the opening..2-- One security guard played by Ray Kellogg, who was also in WALL OF CRYSTAL..3-In the fight scene, DV does the right thing--ALWAYS jump TO the gun, never run away from it!.4--Zina Bethune CAN be reached and e-mailed for comment(s) via the Internet..I will not supply her address but if you want it you can find it..5--New alien equipment is shown in ACT2 which we never see again..6--And when Brother Avery dies, why doesn't DV--Dennis Victor--start searching his trailer for alien "proof"?..7--Roger Perry--'Shea"--was for many years the husband of JoAnne Worley of "Laugh-In".....you tell me, jim

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@fsmail.net
Friday 14th January 2005 10:21 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: shrimps with eyes

Dear Jamie,

I read with interest that you said that Roy was in an episode of HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN. I loved that series. I remember the first ever when it went out on ITV, so weird to get i to then it all clicked and it was a great opener. Could you let me know what episode Roy was in because I can't really remember any of the episodes. I was more of a Little House On The Prarie person after watching the kid from The Red Hand Gang star in it.

Thanks for opening my mind again.

Lisa

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Name: C HUDSON
Email:
COLINHD7@BTINTERNET.COM
Saturday 15th January 2005 6:06 am U.K. Time
Subject: INVADERS

CAN ANYBODY TELL ME IF DAVID EVER MANAGED TO FULLFILL HIS QUEST OF MAKEING THE INVADERS KNOWN TO THE WORLD?

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 15th January 2005 11:16 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hello Mr Hudson,

As a former NYC resident your surname is one of my favorite rivers..What you asked has been discussed many times in this forum in the past, oft-times by yours truly..The last Invaders episode of "all 43" was INQUISITION and it was not only the last ep but IMHO a boring one too..Once I saw it early 1968 I had a deep dread that the show would be cancelled, which in fact did happen....Quinn Martin found a resolve to "The Fugitive' but there apparently wasn't any place to go further with The Invaders, although in retrospect I could come up with more scripts and avenues that the writers could have explored..I blame it all on Robert Morse of "That's Life!"..

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Saturday 15th January 2005 11:32 am U.K. Time
Subject: Happy spring roasted tender lambs

Hi Lisa, I can't help you with the episode name that Roy was in..i guess your going to have to watch the whole series to find out....I was a closet LHOTPrairie fan though. The Olsen family used to crack me up. My favourite episode's were the one where the whole town was hit by disease and when Charles Ingle's macho hold on the town was threatened by the arrival of Laura's husband to be, Almonso Wilder! I can still hear her shrieking.."I love you Almonso Wilder". I was shocked, however, when the older sister suddenly went blind..i nearly chocked on my jumbly!

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 15th January 2005 11:42 am U.K. Time
Subject: DV re-checks his gun--

You can bet the farm that in any Invaders episode wherein DV checks his gun to make sure that there are bullets still in it, there WILL be a shoot-out in the same ACT or the next one, and he will kill aliens!----jim

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Saturday 15th January 2005 12:56 pm U.K. Time
Subject: strawberry flavoured ice wedge

Hi, The last four words of my last post should have been 'choked on my jubbly '

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Saturday 15th January 2005 2:44 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: strawberry flavoured ice wedge (mmmm.... nice!!!!) - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

Surely you're not old enough to remember 'Jubblys' ????????

Dear me, I'm getting hungry again - I wonder why? :o)

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Saturday 15th January 2005 3:14 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: INVADERS - HI COLIN HUDSON

Hi Colin

To answer your question - watch (or record) the remaining episodes being shown on UK Channel 5 at 04:20 on Saturday night/Sunday morning. Most (if not all) of this website's UK contributors are in the process of doing so, of which many are seeing the show for the first time. So, to give you a straight answer here 'on-site' would spoil the ending for them, as I'm sure you'll understand....

If you can neither get a watchable Channel 5 terrestrial transmission, nor have satellite or cable for digital reception, then e-mail me off-list and I'll give you the gist of the final episode.

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Saturday 15th January 2005 5:21 pm U.K. Time
Subject: icey summer fruit snacks

Hi Phil, Yes i am old enough. Contact me off-site for a full list of flavours.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Saturday 15th January 2005 5:47 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: INVADERS

Dear C. HUDSON: No, David Vincent never did, although he was in the process of doing so when the series was cancelled and ended. I am convinced that there could have been a viable conclusion, and I even read that there were at least eight new scripts in the works when the show was cancelled. That means eight more episodes of "THE INVADERS" could possibly have been made, making the number of episodes in the series up to 51. 'INQUISITION', the 43rd and last episode of the series, was somewhat boring, but to me, it was not as boring as it was incredibly SAD!! Sad, both in the fact that you knew that it was the final episode, and sad because of the tragety in the death of the character "Joan Sealy" in the end, and Edgar Scoville being shot and hospitalized. Lindsay

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Sunday 16th January 2005 12:27 pm U.K. Time
Subject: I am at a loss on THE PROPHET--

What, here it is 24 hours later and YOURS TRULY the only one to mention it?..Wasn't it shown in The UK last night?..

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Name: Mark Hookway
Email:
hookway@fsmail.net
Sunday 16th January 2005 3:53 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Prophet

Hi Jim

THE PROPHET was most definitely shown over here in the UK. I also happened to think it was a good episode,especially the parts where Brother Avery emits a bright orange glow at the end of his sermons. Eerie or what?

Mind you this episode did get me thinking. If Brother Avery can emit this orange glow because of his need to regenerate, then why was the same thing not happening to the alien Blake before he reverted to his true form in THE ENEMY?

Regards

Mark

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@fsmail.net
Sunday 16th January 2005 4:28 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Prophet

Dear Mark,

I also found The Prophet a good episode to watch even after my brother wokke me up from my pit to tell me that it was 'a hippy' episode, no, I don't think so.

In regards to your posting about Blake in The Enemy, I believe that the reason why he did not glow red when his regeneration seeped away may had something to do with the liquid he was being injected with. The aliens are trying out more and new ways to survive on Earth, don't forget that. I once wrote a story about an alien that after being shot in the back he slowly grew old before glowing red and dying. He ended up looking a bit like Brother Avery in a way.

Did you notice that Brother Avery only had three fingers on his left hand? Does this mean that in real life he is an alien? I like the new production techniques used in this episode for when the aliens are dying, the red lamp effect, very striking. Speaking of striking, tell David to get rid of the red shirt. They'll start thinking that he's an alien next. I've got to turn my colour down on the TV when I next replay it. I like the bit where O'Shey is with Vincent and he fumbles for the film in his pocket. "Where is that damb film?" "Very clever DAD!"

All the best

Lisa

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Sunday 16th January 2005 7:45 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Imminent Announcement...

Hear-Yea, hear yea! An announcement concerning the Roy Thinnes Birthday/Testimonial Get Together will be posted beginning tonight, Sunday January 16th, around 20:00 Eastern Standard Time- That is 8:00 pm for all of us here in the States who don't know what that means- I am also trying to confuse the "aliens" so they show up at Andre Previn's Birthday, instead. Just Kidding-

So, KEEP WATCHING THIS SPACE- *who says that?" In a friendly way...

NTDR I like to make this announcement,from time to time- I am NOT related, nor do I claim to be in any way, shape or form-(alien or human) --a relative of Roy Thinnes'- I am, however, a Thinnes relative to a family in Luxembourg-via Wisconsin! And, I am, however, originally from CHICAGO--as is "ROY"! The Coincidence ends there. Roy is good looking; I am too. Roy is smart; I am the other thing. Roy is an actor; and though I don't make my living at it--I am an ACTOR TOO!

WATCH THIS SPACE--TONIGHT! hahah!

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Sunday 16th January 2005 7:58 pm U.K. Time
Subject: "The Prophet-"

Next to "The Trial"; for me, the Prophet is one of the neater episodes--for Roy's acting alone- Acting Notes-

Take note of "The Prophet-" Roy starts out driving a Galaxy 500 Full-Sized Ford sedan; then as he turns the corner to park at "Roger Perry's" motel room--it suddenly turns into the "mid-sized" version, a Fairlane 500--

"There is a "lag-time" scene, when Shae-(Perry) is chatting on phone--even aliens smoked a lot then--and Roy makes a facial gesture in response to a slight joke about "all of us will be glowing again--" Then, the "passing strange" scene.

The Best Acting Scene in "The Prophet" is Roy's calm, when victim status Sister Claire is going on with her "rant" about the "troubled life; blah, blah, blah--scene" and David touches a nerve--calmly, tries to get her to think clearer about her substituting One form of "escape" for "another(Loyalty to the Prophet)-" Great philosophical question-- Roy leans up against a table, and listens attentively. Bethune Finishes her rant; and Roy steps in and "gives it to her straight-" She cannot handle it, and slaps him-- Watch Roy's face; how he calmly forgives her, as she does a lousy cry-- and says, "just go right on crying--"

The next great acting is in the ultimate scene, in the hotel room-- how now, SHE throws back the cliche' of "copping-out" to Roy, when he becomes discouraged- and watch how his facial movements simply acknowlege the previous scene when he jarred her conscience; and now she is jarring his. Watch the eyes, the nod and the understanding facial "workmanship" of a fine thespian-- without a word--!

Great actor.

Paulie

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Sunday 16th January 2005 8:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: "...bless you, Sister Claire"

Roy is truly a great actor.

Watch for THAT line in "The Prophet-"

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Name: Chance
Email:
Water407@aol.com
Sunday 16th January 2005 9:59 pm U.K. Time
Subject: WHO NEEDS EPISODES?

ANYONE LOOKING FOR InVaDeRs episodes, email me NOW at water407@aol.com. Dealing with a true fan has it's rewards...like RARE inverviews, articles, MUSIC and ALL 43 episodes UNCUT and the RARE EXTENEDED VERSION of the pilot episode "BEACHEAD!!!" Also, many episodes have the ORIGINAL ABC COMMERCIALS from the ORIGINAL AIRDATE....ALL ORIGINAL FROM 16mm FILMS THAT I TRANSFERED TO VHS and DVD! Don't be fooled by those who wish they had what I OFFER YOU...THE BEST! Email me at Water407@aol.com for more information!

2005 is gonna be a GREAT YEAR for us InVaDeRs fans! Celebrate with a CUSTOM DELUXE SET of all 43 UNCUT EPISODES with cases! COMPLETE YOUR COLLECTION TODAY AND WATCH AN InVaDeRs marathon tomorrow! =) I AM THE BEST and I SHIP FAST....ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! I AM A REAL FAN AND I AM NO POSER! EMAIL ME NOW

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Name: Chance
Email:
Water407@aol.com
Sunday 16th January 2005 10:02 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Dinner?

What's this about a dinner with dear Roy Thinnes?? I AM SO THERE!!! I wish he could have been at Dragoncon last September...it was a blast!

Hey Paulie(a.k.a Notoodistant relative)...how did you like the pics that I sent that I took of the babes at Dragoncon? We gotta meet up and screen InVaDeRs episodes that I have on 16mm film real soon! =)

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Sunday 16th January 2005 10:40 pm U.K. Time
Subject: "ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ROY THINNES DINNER" (English Version)

Greetings:

Phil Forster and I have the pleasure of Informing an Exclusive Group of Aficionados from "TheInVaDeRs" Website and Chat Page of the "Roy Thinnes Birthday/Testimonial Dinner, set in stone, for April 6, 2005, falling on Roy's 67th birthday.

With a fair amount of wrangling and contemplation, taking all issues into consideration--logistical, aswellas financial--these are the exact details:

Ruth's Chris Steak House West Side 148 West 51 Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York City, New York Starting at 5:30 pm

Because of the Distances many people will have to travel, and the arrangements necessary for those who wish to attend, it is imparative that all those understand that a fair amount of effort and time went into making these arrangements, along with a designated laison of Mr. Thinnes.'

The Following Two Deadlines MUST be met:

1) All those who are sincere in their wish to attend must put in writing, and forward to both of us simultaneously an ASSURANCE that they shall attend. Take note, this will be treated as a firm pledge, not merely an expression of one's desire

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The 'Cut-Off Date' for this is January 27, 2005.

An e-mail to thinnes38@cs.com &PhilsGameOn@aol.com must be received by that date in order to determine the amount of guests for the evening.

2) A MONEY ORDER (no personal checks, or credit cards) must be received by February 13th in the name of "Ruth's Chris Steak House" with the names of the guests written on the Money Order - (also, kindly attach a small note: "Party for Roy Thinnes")

That money order is to be made in the amount of $75.00 (US) dollars per person, as a downpayment towards your dinner(s).

The entire dinner should ultimately cost us approximately $100-$120 per person. The difference outstanding between the final cost and the deposit is to be borne by each guest at the end of the affair.

The Money Order must be received by February 13th, after which date you will be excluded from the event and be ineligible to receive credit for your dinner.

REPEAT: Do NOT make the checks payable to Phil Forster nor Paul Lisanti. We do not intend to profit from this event - except in in the 'spiritual' sense from a most memorable gathering of our loyal aficionados, to finally meet one another and of course, our hero and Guest of Honor, Roy Thinnes and and his lovely wife Stephanie.

The Post Office Address to send the Money Orders is as follows:

P.A. Lisanti PO Box 813608 Hollywood, Florida 33081

Remember: Do NOT make the Money Orders payable to either of us; rather: "Ruth's Chris Steak House" with a short written letter particularizing your guests' names to the check.

A posting will follow after each and every check is received, along with an e-mail confirmation from us.

I sincerely appreciate your understanding that Phil and I are of modest means, and are unable to "front" the money based solely on a promise to attend.

Paul Anthony Lisanti (nottoodistantrelative) thinnes38@cs.com

Phil Forster (Phil) PhilsGameOn@aol.com

PS: This is a 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' opportunity to meet someone who, as far as I am concerned, provided us with a great deal of joy as lead role in The Invaders - both when we were kids, and certainly today now that it is being repeated in various parts of the world (with the exception of here in the United States - how ironic!).

Once again, heartfelt thanks on behalf of both of us. We hope to see you in Manhattan on April 6th. Phil and Paul

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Sunday 16th January 2005 10:45 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Announcement for ROY THINNES BIRTHDAY/ TESTIMONIAL DINNER(French Version)

For all those who really ARE FRANCOPHONES(Including Stephanie) Kindly accept my most Humble "apology" for my clumsy French--But, here goes:

Salutations:

Phil Forster et moi avons le plaisir d'Informer un Groupe Exclusif d'Amateurs de Site Web "TheInVaDeRs" et Page du Bavardage du "Roy Thinnes Birthday/Testimonial Dîner, installez Firme pour le 6 avril 2005, tomber sur le 67e anniversaire de Roy.

Avec un montant juste de se disputer et contemplation, prendre toutes les questions en considération--logistique, aswellas financier--ce sont les détails exacts:

La Restaurant RUTH'S CHRIST STEAK HOUSE WEST 148 W 51 Rue Ouest (entre 6e et 7e Avenues) New York, New York Starting à 5:30 pm,

À cause des Distances beaucoup de gens devront voyager, et les arrangements nécessaire pour ceux qui souhaitent assister, c'est imparative que tout ce comprennent qu'un montant juste d'effort et temps est allé dans faire ces arrangements, avec un laison désigné de M. Thinnes.

Le Suivre Deux dates limites doit être rencontré:

1) tout ce qui sont sincère dans leur souhait pour assister doivent mettre par écrit, et avancé aux deux de nous simultanément une ASSURANCE à qu'ils assisteront. Prenez la note, cela sera traité comme une promesse ferme, pas simplement une expression de son désir

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Le 'date D'arrêt' pour ceci le 27 janvier 2005 est.

Un e-mail à thinnes38@cs.com & PhilsGameOn@aol.com doit être reçu par cette date pour déterminer le montant d'invités pour le soir.

2) un MANDAT (MONEY ORDER) (aucuns chèques personnels, ou cartes de crédit) doit être reçu par le 13 février dans le nom de "RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE" avec les noms des invités écrits sur le Mandat - (aussi, avec bonté attachez une petite note: "Parti pour Roy Thinnes")

Ce mandat sera fait dans le montant de $75.00 (USA) Dollars par personne, comme un downpayment vers votre dinner(s).

Le dîner entier devrait nous coûter finalement approximativement $100-$120 US par personne. La différence remarquable entre le dernier coût et le dépôt sera porté par chaque invité à la fin de l'affaire.

Le Mandat (MONEY ORDER)doit être reçu par le 13 février après quelle date vous serez exclus de l'événement et serez inéligible pour recevoir le crédit pour votre dîner.

RÉPÉTITION: Ne rendez pas les chèques payable à Phil Forster ni Paul Lisanti. Nous ne projetons pas de tirer un profit de cet événement - sauf dans dans le 'spirituel' sens d'un rassemblement le plus mémorable de nos amateurs loyaux, rencontrer finalement l'un l'autre et bien sûr, notre héros et Invité d'Honneur, Roy Thinnes et et sa belle femme Stephanie.

L'Adresse de Bureau de poste envoyer les Mandats est comme suit:

P.A. LISANTI P.O. BOX 813608 Hollywood, Florida 33081,

Souvenez-vous: Ne rendez pas les Mandats payable à l'un ou l'autre de nous; plutôt: "RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE" " avec une lettre écrite courte qui spécifie les noms de vos invités au chèque.

Un enregistrement suivra après que chaque chèque soit reçu, avec une confirmation de l'e-mail de nous.

J'apprécie sincèrement votre compréhension que Phil et moi sommes de moyens modestes, et est incapable de "se trouver" l'argent basé uniquement sur une promesse pour assister.

Paul Anthony Lisanti (nottoodistantrelative) thinnes38@cs.com

Phil Forster (Phil) PhilsGameOn@aol.com

PS: C'est un 'Une fois Dans Une vie' occasion de rencontrer quelqu'un qui, aussi loin que je suis intéressé, nous a fourni une grande quantité de joie comme rôle du rôle principal dans Les Envahisseurs - les deux quand nous étions des gosses, et certainement aujourd'hui maintenant qu'il est répété dans plusieurs parties du monde (avec l'exception d'ici aux États-Unis - comment ironique!).

Encore une fois, sincère merci des deux de nous. Nous espérons vous voir à Manhattan le 6 avril.

Phil et Paul

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 17th January 2005 8:24 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lisa,

The reason that 'Brother Avery' had a REAL 'mutated 4th-finger' on his left hand is because actor Pat Hingle fell down an elevator shaft (or 'lift', shall we say) and actually had his left pinkie virtually severed--small price to pay, considering..And w/o a doubt he wins the gold as 'the most realistic mutated pinkie actor'!..And BTW, a gunshot wound anywhere on the bod usually is fatal to an alien but not so in the upcoming THE CAPTIVE.....And while I hate to correct anybody on this site, I have to let you know that in THE PROPHET you aren't hearing what you think is "Very clever DAD" spoken by Roger "O'Shay/O'Shea' Perry--who is 5 years older than Roy..What you are actually hearing is "Very clever, DAN"..As I pointed out in my 'notes', in this entire episode our hero is known only as 'DANiel Victor'..He uses many aliases in the other 42eps but this is the only one where his true identity is never revealed--nobody calls him 'David' or 'Mr Vincent' in the entire episode. cheers, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 17th January 2005 9:00 am U.K. Time
Subject: hi ntdr,

FORD of course threw in whatever cars they could for the exclusive rights and they get billing in the end credits.. Quinn Martin used Fords in all his productions, so obviously some palms got greased on those deals..Remember, DV drove a Mustang in several eps and it was a relatively new model at the time, designed by Lee Iacoccoa--who jumped ship to GM, and 'IACOCCA' translates to "I Am Chairman Of Chrysler Corporation Of America", which he eventually became..If you see a Chevy/GM on The Invaders it's stock footage or an accidental drive-by..What's really bizarre is that FORD supplied all the cars also on 'Land Of The Giants', which presumably took place in/on another world!!....Believe you me, there's nothing more I'd like than to be able to attend the gathering with Roy on his birthday in my home town..I am a fan, as is obvious..But I've learned at this stage in life not to be so presumptuous as to make plans 3 months ahead, forget about 3 WEEKS ahead!..In any event, TCOB at the present time relegates any future plans to a weekly basis, which is as far into the future as I venture...I'm solid financially, my time is my own, so no problemo there. cheers, jim

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Name: C HUDSON
Email:
COLINHD7@BTINTERNET.COM
Monday 17th January 2005 1:02 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: INVADERS

Dear Lindsay, I thank you very much for your information Re INVADERS. I have been a big fan of the show since it was first shown on tv. I recored it on channel 5 at 4.20am on a Sunday morning. last episode to be shown was the Prophet. thank you once again Colin.

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Name: Lee
Email:
redfox808@hotmail.com
Monday 17th January 2005 5:18 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Invaders missed episode

Hi - I'm a bit confused and I'm also quite annoyed and I would be most grateful if anyone in the UK can help me. Firstly can you tell me if the 2-part story "Summit Meeting" has been shown on Channel 5 yet? If not was Sunday's (16th) episode "The Prophet"? Basically, I set the video for this weeks episode and it did not record for some strange reason. I desperately need the episode from this week (on video) and in return I can trade for any episode of The Invaders (I will put them onto DVD or video) or I have quite a few rare episodes of The Fugitive. Please contact me - many thanks.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@fsmail.net
Tuesday 18th January 2005 1:23 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hi Lisa,

And while I hate to correct anybody on this site, I have to let you know that in THE PROPHET you aren't hearing what you think is "Very clever DAD" spoken by Roger "O'Shay/O'Shea' Perry--who is 5 years older than Roy..What you are actually hearing is "Very clever, DAN"..As I pointed out in my 'notes', in this entire episode our hero is known only as 'DANiel Victor'..He uses many aliases in the other 42eps but this is the only one where his true identity is never revealed--nobody calls him 'David' or 'Mr Vincent' in the entire episode. cheers, jim

Jim, I'm sorry to correct you but, if you actually re-play the episode and go to the conversation David had with O'Shey in the hotel room you can clearly hear O'Shey say the name DAVID. So, he must know that he is Vincent and he does say DAD because in those days the top dog was usually called DAD and I believe that at that stage O'Shey was being sarchastic and was commending his captive before he killed him.

Sorry again to correct you, but you will see that I am right, otherwise O'Shey would have called him Daniel in the hotel room, but he didn't.

All the best,

Lisa

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Name: Richard
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richard@fincher.uk.com
Tuesday 18th January 2005 1:30 pm U.K. Time
Subject: DV pseudenyms

Hmmm, I thought he was "Dennis Victor" in "The Prophet" and "Daniel Baxter" in "Vikor" ?

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Name: Richard
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Tuesday 18th January 2005 1:31 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: DV pseudenyms

Oh, and "Robert Davis" in "Condition: RED"

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Tuesday 18th January 2005 4:02 pm U.K. Time
Subject: "The Invaders" in France !

Dear friends, hello

In France, this wednesday january 19, 2005, at 02 H in the morning, diffusion on French public television channel "FR 3" ("France 3")of the episod n° 42 "THE PURSUED" of "THE INVADERS" !...

Open site "France 3" :

http://guidetv.france3.fr/accueil.jspx

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 18th January 2005 7:18 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: INVADERS - HI COLIN HUDSON - THE LAST EPISODE....

Hi Colin

Ah well, "beans spilled" despite my attempts to preserve the storyline for first-time viewers. So now you know how it all ends.... hope you enjoy the rest of the series despite this!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 18th January 2005 7:25 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: DV pseudonyms - HI RICHARD FINCHER & LISA SARGENT

Hi Richard

Yes, you're right there of course.... in fact, I'm damned sure he also used "Dennis Victor" in another episode (possibly a little earlier than THE PROPHET).

That said, I have to say that Lisa is winning all the prizes for attention to detail (but, then again, she's an author herself) - full marks go to her for picking-out the names used to address David during this episode. The minor freudian slip confusing "Daniel" with "Dennis" doesn't detract from this.

Although, I DO wish she'd learn to spell DAMN (the exclamation) and DAMNED (the adjective) correctly !!!!!!! :o)

Lisa, no offence I trust....

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 18th January 2005 7:47 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: hi ntdr, - HI JIM re, THE RT DINNER EVENT

Hi Jim

Hi old pal, good to see the 'Notes' in full flow, which did THE PROPHET full justice (as expected).

Re. our proposed gathering, I know we've been here before (off- and on-site) and both Paulie and I are cool about who does and doesn't attend BUT, if there really is "nothing you'd like than to be able to attend...." well, what's stopping you?

I fully appreciate the philosophy in general - the likes of folk who can only exist by perpetually cramming their diaries full of commitments (women especially guilty here - sorry!!!!) is one of my personal pet hates to be sure but.... all I can say is that here's what may prove to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the like of which CANNOT take place if folk aren't willing to stick their necks out, put by a few days in their diary and book ahead to the tune of a few measly dollars (relatively speaking, to men of our means).

The whole world would be on hold if we all left life to "the last minute". And it would be great to meet you face-to-face, if only just the ONCE. And hopefully "man's best friend" could be catered for, just this once?

Please excuse my persistent promptings, just clinging to the faint hope of persuading you and a few other reluctant but 'nice-to-have' attendees out there to think on!

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Name: Phil Forster
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PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 18th January 2005 7:51 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: INVADERS - HI COLIN HUDSON - THE LAST EPISODE P.S.

.... and I see Lindsay's response was appreciated, so that's me put in my place in no uncertain terms !!!! :o)

And anyway, there's plenty worth watching in the remaining episodes, irrespective of the way the series ends.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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lisasargent@fsmail.net
Tuesday 18th January 2005 9:18 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: DV pseudonyms - HI RICHARD FINCHER LISA SARGENT

Phil,

Although, I DO wish she'd learn to spell DAMN (the exclamation) and DAMNED (the adjective) correctly !!!!!!! :o)

Am I missing something here, like a brain??? What the hell are you talking about?

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 19th January 2005 8:49 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: DV pseudonyms - HI RICHARD FINCHER LISA SARGENT

Lisa

Look at the way you spell 'DAMN(ED)' in your stories (and once in an on-site posting, as I recall). It doesn't take a lot of figuring-out, and no big deal anyway (all said with a smile!).

Phil

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 19th January 2005 9:25 am U.K. Time
Subject: I was wrong especially to you Lisa

because it IS 'Dennis Victor' in THE PROPHET..and 'Daniel Baxter' in VIKOR, (as Richard pointed out) although they do eventually find out his real name in the latter..These aliases do get a tad confusing..especially when the beer gets a' flowin! LOL!..Actually, what I do when i write my 'notes' here is watch the show a day or 2 before you get it in The UK, scribble down whatever, do the follow up research from new and old notes and then try and put it all together and hopefully not make such a big gaffe as that one..Oh well, I try!...cheers, jim

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 19th January 2005 9:42 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Prophet - ROY DEFINITELY AN UNSUNG ACTING 'GREAT' - HI PAULIE

Hi Paul

I watched my own vdeo copy of THE PROPHET a few months back, so I'll have to re-watch it to scrutinise the scenes you're referring to.

However, the instinctive 'sympathy/understanding' expression and feeling is conveyed a good few times in other episodes too, and Roy certainly has a talent for "the eyes speaking volumes" - i.e. communicating emotion more effectively than words ever can. Part of a good actor's skill set has to be 'prescence', and Roy has that in abundance!

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Name: Mark
Email:
time_coast@hotmail.com
Wednesday 19th January 2005 10:22 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders missed episode

Lee

I've got the episode you want on video from way back when the series was repeated on BBC2. I actually remember if first coming on and causing quite a stir as the effects, primitive by today's standards, were quite something at the time. Even people who didn't normally watch SF on TV watched this one. And especially as it was similar in feel to tbhe Fugitive, which I watched as well.

Anyway I can put pt 2 onto DVD if you wish. Although the quality is okay it wouldn't be as good as someone doingit today off satellite.

E-mail me whatever.

Cheers Mark

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Name: Jilted Barfly
Email:
will_slater@hotmail.com
Wednesday 19th January 2005 1:00 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Prophet

Was it just me, or was the Prophet not the only person in this episode who appeared to glow red.

Roy seemed to look like he'd fallen asleep on the beach or something, his face appeared to be very red in this episode.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 19th January 2005 4:22 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders missed episode - HI MARK ('time-coast")

Hi Mark

With regard to your reply to Lee about his 'missed' episode SUMMIT MEETING Part 2, you mention that you taped it "from way back when the series was repeated on BBC2". I presume you're referring to when it was LAST repeated on BBC2 between 1990/92, rather than the first time in 1984/85?

Could you confirm this please?

Cheers, Phil

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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lisasargent@fsmail.net
Wednesday 19th January 2005 7:47 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Prophet

Will,

In regards to your last... If you mean the last scene with Vincent wearing that over-bearing red shirt,... I can only suggest that you turn the colour down on your TV too. Don't forget anything red and moving fast always catches the eye.

Lisa

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Thursday 20th January 2005 1:47 am U.K. Time
Subject: "ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ROY THINNES DINNER" (English Version)

Greetings:

Phil Forster and I have the pleasure of Informing an Exclusive Group of Aficionados from "TheInVaDeRs" Website and Chat Page of the "Roy Thinnes Birthday/Testimonial Dinner, set in stone, for April 6, 2005, falling on Roy's 67th birthday.

With a fair amount of wrangling and contemplation, taking all issues into consideration--logistical, aswellas financial--these are the exact details:

April 6, 2005 5:30 PM- Ruth's Chris Steak House West Side 148 West 51 Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York City, New York Starting at 5:30 pm

Because of the Distances many people will have to travel, and the arrangements necessary for those who wish to attend, it is imparative that all those understand that a fair amount of effort and time went into making these arrangements, along with a designated laison of Mr. Thinnes.'

The Following Two Deadlines MUST be met:

1) All those who are sincere in their wish to attend must put in writing, and forward to both of us simultaneously an ASSURANCE that they shall attend. Take note, this will be treated as a firm pledge, not merely an expression of one's desire

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The 'Cut-Off Date' for this is January 27, 2005.

An e-mail to thinnes38@cs.com &PhilsGameOn@aol.com must be received by that date in order to determine the amount of guests for the evening.

2) A MONEY ORDER (no personal checks, or credit cards) must be received by February 13th in the name of "Ruth's Chris Steak House" with the names of the guests written on the Money Order - (also, kindly attach a small note: "Party for Roy Thinnes")

That money order is to be made in the amount of $75.00 (US) dollars per person, as a downpayment towards your dinner(s).

The entire dinner should ultimately cost us approximately $100-$120 per person. The difference outstanding between the final cost and the deposit is to be borne by each guest at the end of the affair.

The Money Order must be received by February 13th, after which date you will be excluded from the event and be ineligible to receive credit for your dinner.

REPEAT: Do NOT make the checks payable to Phil Forster nor Paul Lisanti. We do not intend to profit from this event - except in in the 'spiritual' sense from a most memorable gathering of our loyal aficionados, to finally meet one another and of course, our hero and Guest of Honor, Roy Thinnes and and his lovely wife Stephanie.

The Post Office Address to send the Money Orders is as follows:

P.A. Lisanti PO Box 813608 Hollywood, Florida 33081

Remember: Do NOT make the Money Orders payable to either of us; rather: "Ruth's Chris Steak House" with a short written letter particularizing your guests' names to the check.

A posting will follow after each and every check is received, along with an e-mail confirmation from us.

I sincerely appreciate your understanding that Phil and I are of modest means, and are unable to "front" the money based solely on a promise to attend.

Paul Anthony Lisanti (nottoodistantrelative) thinnes38@cs.com

Phil Forster (Phil) PhilsGameOn@aol.com

PS: This is a 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' opportunity to meet someone who, as far as I am concerned, provided us with a great deal of joy as lead role in The Invaders - both when we were kids, and certainly today now that it is being repeated in various parts of the world (with the exception of here in the United States - how ironic!).

Once again, heartfelt thanks on behalf of both of us. We hope to see you in Manhattan on April 6th.

Phil and Paul

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Thursday 20th January 2005 10:29 am U.K. Time
Subject: a note about W. 51st Street--(ntdr, Phil, et al)

It's a west-bound one-way street by the way--2 lanes not counting the cars parked at the curbs...Don't count on finding a legit (non tow-away) parking space before 7pm in that area of mid-town Manhattan..You're only 2.5 blocks "From Letterman" so why not see if you can talk Roy into appearing on LNWDL the same week?..cheers, jim

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 20th January 2005 11:01 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: a note about W. 51st Street--(ntdr, Phil, et al)

Hi Jim

Most of us I would expect to arrive on foot or by taxi, except possibly Roy and his wife plus Paul's two cousins (all of whom are actually NY residents).

Nice idea about Roy appearing on the David Letterman, though! On which subject, I recall a few years back he broadcast a series of shows from London and I for one was VERY impressed.

On the subject of the event itself, I appreciate what you say in your last e-mail. I doubt we will see the scenario you describe, but it's food for thought nonetheless. I also realise 'man's best friend' is not in her first flush of youth and fully understand if you're reluctant to disrupt her routine (if only for a couple of days).

'Notes' tomorrow????

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Name: Alan
Email:
lewis@nerco.fsnet.co.uk
Friday 21st January 2005 2:59 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Prophet

I have been away for a while {being regenerated} so I just wanted to add a couple of observations on this episode.I actually quite liked it,partly due to the fact that {as in "Storm"} it showed a healthy cynicism to religion.I suppose if it were made nowadays with the UK government making it a crime to "incite religious hatred" and a play being banned in Bradford due to protests by Sikhs,it would be banned!Excellent acting by Roy in the scene where he gets Sister Claire to "snap out of it" and he calls her "baby"-he hardly ever used an expression like this to his female guest stars?Also,second sighting of a front opening regen tube although in this episode there was a logical reason,as it couldn"t go into the roof!Not the best show,but not the worst.

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Friday 21st January 2005 4:55 pm U.K. Time
Subject: "The valley of the shadow" in this moment in Italia, at Aoste !

Dear friends, hello

In this moment, in Italia, at Aoste, "THE VALLEY OT THE SHADOW",like episod n° 21 "The valley of the shadow" of "THE INVADERS" ! ! !...

Open this site for this informations (in French) : http://aolinfo.aol.fr/article.jsp?id=9112343

Traduction in English :

The remote controls do not answer any more in the d'Aoste city in Italy [ Friday January 21, 2005, 16h12 - AFP ] a mysterious breakdown has paralysed for Thursday all the electric remote controls of the cars, garages and gates of the north-eastern zone of the d'Aoste city, in the North-West of l'Italie, and science seems impotent vis-a-vis with the phenomenon. Regional L'Agence for environmental protection (ARPA) was seized, but admitted Friday not including/understanding what occurs. "Quelque thing d'anormal was announced by the inhabitants. With us to make the checks necessary to include/understand the bottom of the problème", explained to the press one of its persons in charge, Giovanni Agnesod. The analyses carried out Thursday on the electromagnetic fields n'ont pointed out any anomalces and the systems d'alarmes of the dwellings appeared in perfect operating condition. L'ARPA was to carry out Friday of the comparisons between the signals emitted by the remote controls of the zone concerned and those emitted in the remainder of the city. While waiting, the inhabitants of the districts d'Arco Augusto, Corso Ivrea, Roppoz and of l'hôpital Beauregard in Aoste are constrained, lorsqu'ils can it, to manually d'ouvrir their gates and d'utiliser their keys to lock and unbolt their doors of cars. The phenomenon presents certain analogies with an other mystery of the peninsula, that of Canneto, a district d'une common near to Messine in Sicily. Since more d'un year, the inhabitants of this suburb wedged between the sea and a railway line announce departures of fire in their electric circuits, of alarms of cars which start suddenly and simultaneously, of the batteries of portable telephones which discharge in one moment. A multitude d'experts of the railroads, telecommunications, companies of distribution d electricity, vulcanologists and even an eminent scientist, professor Giuseppe Maschio, specialist in the electromagnetic fields with l university of Messine, unloaded in the locality. But it did not manage to elucidate the mystery. February 12, 2004, the ten seven families resident, is 39 people, were rehoused with l'hôtel, their houses was closed, put under seals and l electricity was cut. One year afterwards, they are always with l'hôtel. © 2005 AFP END.

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 22nd January 2005 12:14 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Notes on LABYRINTH...

There is so much trivia associated with this ep, it will be separately posted right after this one..OPENING--1--DV is wearing the same exact jacket he wore last week..2--Actor E.J.Andre (b.Aug14, 1908 Detroit d.Sept6, 1984) plays "Dr Henry Thorne"..He seems amazed by the chest-X-rays...But HEY, on the first day of "medical college" don't they teach you to check the heartbeat and pulse from "the get-go"?..No mention is made of this!.2--The alien , Wilhelm von Homburg--b. Norbert Grupe Aug25, 1940Berlin d. Mar10, 2004Mexico--and thanks to Rudiger on that original alias..3-You'll see the X-ray next week too..ACT1-4-Only Invaders directing effort by Murray Golden--b.912-d.Aug5,1991..5--Note that United Air Lines stock footage is used of a plane landing--this is REALLY unusual---the majority of airlines do not lend their names to movies that involve hijackings, UFOs, etc..usually fake names are pasted on the sides of aircraft for those movies..6--The bus station the same set used in SUMMIT MTG 1&2..7--This is the only Invaders ep to take place in Illinois..There is no "Monroe University" in Illinois..This ep was filmed in southern California, as the background plainly shows (especially in the upcoming tennis courts)..However, there is an Illinois connection to this ep, will provide the info in next posting..8-Sally "Laura Crowell" Kellerman b.June 2, 1937/38 Long Beach, Cal..Long-time favorite actress of mine and still plying the boards..She and ROY are quite the flirts here, and perhaps it goes back to the fact that 10 years prior or so they were both taking the same acting classes together, hoping for the big break..9--Virginia "Mrs Thorne" Christine b.Mar5, 1920Iowa d.July24, 1996..A veteran of hundreds of tv shows and movies, generally playing a stressed-out woman--as she does here--also in IOTBS..More on her on the next set of notes..10--Black Ford Mustang visible..11-"Argyle"--actor Martin Blaine b.Oct18, 1913,Illinois d.Jan19,1989.. 11--There's NO WAY that the aliens could do the taxi-luggage switcheroo in so short a time--and what tipped off DV to begin with?..12-John "Ed" Zaremba b.Oct22, 1908Chicago d.Dec15, 1986--he was in THE WATCHERS but unbilled in the credits---best remembered as "Swain" on "The Time Tunnel"...14--Laura mentions "the invaders", and more than once in this ep...ACT3--15--Note that in the opening scene here, the 'Ace Yellow Taxi" is shown pulling up directly behind the bus--just exactly like in ACT1--it's recycled footage..14--More great alien machinery shown here for the first and only time..16--The "Lt" played by Bill Quinn b.May6, 1912NYC d.Apr29, 1994--long time tv-movie veteran and the father-in-law of Bob Newhart..17--'Mrs Thorne' ultimately denies X-ray culpability out of fear, of course. But that should not dismiss the veracity of the photos, per-se, and yet--they toss it out on that..ACT4--18-Ed "Dr Crowell" Begley says about DV "well he's not a criminal", but wasn't HE holding a gun on DV?..19--In the fight scenes, it looks like ROY (to me) who actually leaps over the stairs and fights, doing his own stunts on that one..A stunt-man is seen for the fist-to-stomach punch-out scenes but ROY did do some great stuntwork here!..20- Laura holds a bottle of 'nitric acid' (N2SO4, if I remember my HS chem class 35 years ago in NYC) and I just find it a tad unbelievable that a beaker in a college chem lab would be unlabeled, as is the one she holds up..21--James "Harry Mills" Callahan in ACT4 apparently isn't wearing the wedding ring he had on when he and Laura were in the car earlier..22--ANOTHER hackneyed Hollywood contrivance wherein the villian takes the time to talk-the-talk and painfully/slowly start to aim the gun at the intended victim, giving the hero interminable time to suddenly appear and put an end to it all..In REAL LIFE, killers just kill!--instant dispatch!--with no time for soliloquies, or holding the gun in suspension of time and belief....23--All in all a good episode..I shall provide more trivia on this ep but it is interesting to note here that actor Ed Begley once again plays the father of daughters that DV schmoozes with (THE BETRAYED) and that his dtr in the latter was played by Laura Devon and in THIS EP his dtr is named Laura..EPILOGUE--24-"So now we know they're here", so sayeth the college intellectuali--but it apparently goes nowhere, and IMHO should have been taken forward to THE BELIEVERS...Next week--THE CAPTIVE--trivia notes on this ep to follow..

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 22nd January 2005 12:41 pm U.K. Time
Subject: extra-trivia notes on LABYRINTH..

In no particular order..1-This ep features 2-countem-2 former coffee spokes-persons..Virginia Christine well remembered for her 1960s/70s TV ads for Folgers as "Mrs Olsen" and John Zaremba as the man for Hills Brothers Coffee..2--Ed Begley (THE BETRAYED), James Callahan (NIGHTMARE), and John Zaremba (THE WATCHERS) were all in previous eps, though Zaremba wasn't credited on the latter, he played a military man in the end..3-Just a mere 4 actors in this ep--Ed Peck, Virginia Christine, Bill Quinn, and John Zaremba were in a total of over 250 tv shows in the 50s-70s, covering virtually everything--Lassie to Little House!..4--This ep takes place in Illinois--and features 3 natives of the Land Of Lincoln, counting ROY..Of course it was not filmed there..5--Once again a white line stripe down a road shown when it should have been split by a yellow one..I have discussed this before (PANIC, THE INNOCENT, et al)..6--This ep brings to mind another ep --THE CONDEMNED--wherein an alien accidentally shoots another alien---and another one I'm forgetting..7--This ep ends on an almost-kiss..

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 22nd January 2005 12:44 pm U.K. Time
Subject: hi Lisa, re: the twins--

Another suggestion for names for 2 rodents of yours--if they are female, howzabout "Vikki" and "Weena"..?..(If you don't know who 'Weena' is---she's an Eloi..)...regards, jim

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Saturday 22nd January 2005 2:14 pm U.K. Time
Subject: UFO FILE liberated in Britain !

Dear friends, hello

Our friend Roy Thinnes will be very happy with this informations on this site, in Britain, the january 22, 2005 ! :

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=603470

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Saturday 22nd January 2005 7:26 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Who's the biggest?

Hi, Is 'The Invaders' as a series 'bigger' than Roy Thinnes or is Roy 'bigger' than 'The Invaders'...?

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Saturday 22nd January 2005 7:51 pm U.K. Time
Subject: "Weena"

"1960" one of my favoUrite Movies--With Australian-Born Actor Rod Taylor--and "Weena" was played by "Gorgeous" 19 year-old(at that time) Yvetee Mimeaux-

Wow--Eloi--Morlocks--Whacked-out--Except they were not on another planet; just here, 6000 years from now-

I bet Yvette Still looks good--

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Sunday 23rd January 2005 12:41 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Who's the biggest?

When I think about it, it seems that Roy Thinnes and "THE INVADERS" series seem to blend into and out of each other. To me, both of them are two Greats that are the "underdogs" of the television and movie industries. They're great to us, who are fans of their's, but in the world in general, you don't hear people talk about them, ever! Even a lot of people will ask: "Who is Roy Thinnes?" "THE INVADERS?" What's that?!?" Fortunately, there are people out there that will remember them, when one mentions the subject to them. That is why I believe its a good idea to advertize our INVADERS websites to other science-fiction and tv and movie buff fan clubs and groups as far as we can, so that more interest can be generated in these "old favorites". Lindsay.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Sunday 23rd January 2005 1:03 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Notes on LABYRINTH...

Nitric acid: HNO3. I thought it might have been H2NO3, but I looked it up in the dictionary just to be sure. Lindsay.

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Name: Paul
Email:
bigp111@hotmail.com
Sunday 23rd January 2005 7:53 am U.K. Time
Subject: Invaders Series

Hi there, I was wondering if anyone knows how or indeed if it is possible to purchase the Invaders series anywhere in newzealand. my mate is about to turn fifty and quite frequently talks about this series and how he wishes he could find it somewhere to buy ,but most people around here you ask have never heard of it. Any ideas would be appreciated. cheers Paul

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Sunday 23rd January 2005 9:33 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lindsay,

I actually was going to look up the chem formula for nitric acid but didn't and then being so-far into the notes I had to 'wing-it'..In retrospect I realize that the 'S' that I put is for sulfur, which isn't a component--but I DO remember sulfuric acid as H2SO4----There is nothing so exciting in a high-school chem class then (35 years ago for me) as probably now as the fact that something could blow up or go wrong!..The error on the formula by me stemmed from the fact that Sally K--in a college chem lab--holds up a bottle of a clear unlabeled liquid, which is not what you would expect to find in that environment..And BTW, she really starts to smooch Roy --her old friend from acting classes--in the end when the ep fades out..cheers--jim

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Sunday 23rd January 2005 11:50 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: UFO FILE liberated in Britain !

Dear friends, hello

UFO FILE liberated in BRITAIN !

Read this informations, on this other site, january 22, 2005 :

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/features/story.jsp?story=603567

Our friend Roy Thinnes will be very happy !...

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Sunday 23rd January 2005 1:45 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hi Lindsay,

Dear Jim: Well, we just got dumped on with about a foot of fresh snow, and I need to go out to shovel it, etc, but before I do that, I just wanted to thank you for the response, and the notes on each episode, as are great, and VERY informative! Yeah, about that bottle of "nitric acid", it, in reality, was H2O, plain WATER, as "Laura" (Sally Kellerman) told David Vincent, as she cried on his shoulder after "THE BIG REVELATION", concerning "Harry Mills". I have always wondered who that was that called the University on the telephone when Laura answered it, and was told that the real Harry Mills was killed in a car accident a couple of years earlier. And why, at that particular time, when Laura was all by herself with the alien H.M. at the University that night. I also thought it was cute the way that, since the aliens want to take our planet over, that Laura "gave him the earth" in miniture when she slammed the cabinet top globe against him before fleeing into the laboratory. As far as Laura "smooching" David Vincent at the very end, I seem to only recall that she gave him a BIG smile, and held both of his hands in her's. Ohh! did I miss anything at that moment? You have the episode. please watch it for me again, and see if I'm right. Laura was a hard nut to crack, but the series was made for hard nuts to be broken, at least some of them!! Next Sunday, 'THE CAPTIVE' in the UK. THAT one is probably one of the best, if not THE best. If you were to ask me which my most favorite episode is, I would be hard pressed to tell you, as there is so many different angles in some episodes that are not in others, which, if could be brought together in one or two episodes, could then become the best. However, I suppose that would be next to impossible. But for now, I would say that I probably have a good three or four best ones that I could elaborate on sometime later. Lindsay. PS Again, I keep in mind that whatever happens in each episode, as far as circumstances are concerned, that it is, after all, what the script-writers, and The Producer, Quinn Martin himself, had all planned out!!

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Sunday 23rd January 2005 11:16 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: UFO FILE liberated in Britain !

Dear friends, hello

Our friend Roy Thinnes will be very happy with this informations on this other site, the january 24, 2005 :

http://www.timesofoman.com/newsdetails.asp?newsid=9852

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 24th January 2005 11:05 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi again Lindsay ---alien beings from a dying planet--

Their destination--the earth, and they arrive in saucers...They have no human emotions, have ray guns that can instantly 'fry' humans, they can freeze people, they are trying to harness the insects, and face a human "counter-attack"..But it's NOT our-favorite- show!...Check out http://www.marsattacksfan.com click-on there--a site devoted to the original pre-Roy/QMP show in a series of cards in the early 1960 which I HAD and my mother threw away--damn!.. Click on to the "cards" site..(Full set of 55 worth about $2K now..)..The 1996 movie by Tim Burton based on those cards a favorite of mine also a part of that website....I know you'll 'dig it' but I also know that you currently have other 'digging' matters--namely snow- to deal with right now..LOL!...cheers, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 24th January 2005 11:38 am U.K. Time
Subject: a note on my notes--on birth+death locales--

As you might have noticed, I generally try and list in my "notes" the place-of-birth of actors and actresses on The Invaders..But I seldom list where they died because a vast majority of them wound up dying in California (usually in Hollywood or the Woodland Hills Actors Home) regardless of where they were born..I DO list their death-site if it was far away from Tinseltown--as in W. von Homburg this week--(b.Germany d. Mexico), or Laurence Naismith (b.UK d.Australia) or Michael Rennie (b+d UK) among others....jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 24th January 2005 1:42 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Invaders connection to Johnny Carson--

The national news the past few hours was the death of Johnny Carson..MANY past tv clips of him in various comedy skits were shown---he set the standard for late-night TV hosts..One clip showed Carson-as-Reagan meeting with a faux Gorbachev..And Mr Russia himself---Gorby--was played by none other than John Milford (1929-Y2K) of BEACHHEAD, COUNTERATTACK, and INQUISITION in that skit..Obviously the wine-stained-forehead was painted on..

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Monday 24th January 2005 3:06 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: UFO FILE liberated in Britain !

Dear friends, hello

Our friend Roy Thinnes will be very happy with this informations on UFOs in BRITAIN :

On this site, this informations the january 24, 2005 : http://icnewcastle.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/thejournal/tm_objectid=15109223%26method=full%26siteid=50081%26headline=x%2dfiles-name_page.html

On this site NATIONAL ARCHIVES BRITAIN, the UFOs :

http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=389

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 24th January 2005 3:59 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: UFO FILE liberated in Britain - MERCI CHRISTIAN

Hi Christian

Just in case you got the impression you were being totally ignored, I decided to let you know that I checked-out the web-link you kindly gave us - most interesting, many thanks!

As with most 'government' UFO files, many of the sightings were reported by military personnel - especially Air Force. Many of the accounts described remind me of a 'documentary' program broadcast on UK Channel 5 about 2 years ago, in which one of the witnesses describes meeting with a humanoid alien at a government office premises in London.

I would be very interested to know if Roy was ever aware of this program.... which I in fact video-recorded, but the picture was such poor quality (my 'terrestrial' Channel 5 reception was very poor, before I got digital cable TV) that I may have taped-over it since. If I find I still have it, I'll re-watch it and post another message describing it in more detail. Any other UK viewers remember this at all???? I can't recall the title, but it was definitely shown about 2 years ago.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 24th January 2005 3:59 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: UFO FILE liberated in Britain - MERCI CHRISTIAN

Hi Christian

Just in case you got the impression you were being totally ignored, I decided to let you know that I checked-out the web-link you kindly gave us - most interesting, many thanks!

As with most 'government' UFO files, many of the sightings were reported by military personnel - especially Air Force. Many of the accounts described remind me of a 'documentary' program broadcast on UK Channel 5 about 2 years ago, in which one of the witnesses describes meeting with a humanoid alien at a government office premises in London.

I would be very interested to know if Roy was ever aware of this program.... which I in fact video-recorded, but the picture was such poor quality (my 'terrestrial' Channel 5 reception was very poor, before I got digital cable TV) that I may have taped-over it since. If I find I still have it, I'll re-watch it and post another message describing it in more detail. Any other UK viewers remember this at all???? I can't recall the title, but it was definitely shown about 2 years ago.

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Name: PhilForster
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PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 24th January 2005 4:03 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: UFO FILE liberated in Britain - MERCI CHRISTIAN - DUPLICATE POSTING

SORRY FOLKS - ANOTHER "DOUBLE HELPING" COURTESY OF MY WORKS INTRANET!!!!

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Name: peter.Rugby.UK
Email:
preynolds@daventrydc.gov.uk
Monday 24th January 2005 5:33 pm U.K. Time
Subject: LABYRINTH...

Has to be the best episode shown for several weeks. Taut and fast paced.

Kellerman is the most attractive,intelligent female character since Pleshette - and is an even better actress(!). Remember her as Hotlips?

The cabbie - do we think he was an alien, because he had all the cabbie humorous banter...

One plot query - what happened to the duplicate X rays in DV's suitcase?

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Name: peter.Rugby.UK
Email:
preynolds@daventrydc.gov.uk
Monday 24th January 2005 5:43 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Prisoner

Strongly recommended. My 7 year old son loves both it and TI.

Unfortunatrely McGoohan clearly got bored during the last 4 episodes or so which are awful.

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Monday 24th January 2005 7:00 pm U.K. Time
Subject: wallaping websnappers

Hi everyone, I know its not invader related but does anyone know if you can get the original spiderman cartoon on DVD? its the one with the famous theme tune...spiderman spiderman does whatever a spider can..etc..It was on sky recently and i remember as a kid it being my fav thing on tv. The music was particularly excellent and not just the theme tune.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Tuesday 25th January 2005 12:54 am U.K. Time
Subject: Informe date Extended to FEBRUARY 5--All parties who ARE GOING TO ATTEND MUST INFORM US BY FEB 5TH

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ROY THINNES DINNER" (English Version) CUT OFF DATE EXTENDED FOR INFORMING (PhilsGameOn@aol.com) (thinnes38@cs.com) US OF ATTENDANCE AT ROY'S BIRTHDAY/TESTIMONIAL DINNER AT RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE IN MANHATTAN APRIL 6 2005 at 5:30 PM-

We have received several "YES; we will be there" and a considerable amount of E mailings and some Money Orders, as well-- BUT: The Cut-Off date is right around the corner-

February 5 is next WEEK-!

Repeating the Anouncement: Greetings:

Phil Forster and I have the pleasure of Informing an Exclusive Group of Aficionados from "TheInVaDeRs" Website and Chat Page of the "Roy Thinnes Birthday/Testimonial Dinner, set in stone, for April 6, 2005, falling on Roy's 67th birthday.

With a fair amount of wrangling and contemplation, taking all issues into consideration--logistical, aswellas financial--these are the exact details:

April 6, 2005 5:30 PM- Ruth's Chris Steak House West Side 148 West 51 Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York City, New York Starting at 5:30 pm

Because of the Distances many people will have to travel, and the arrangements necessary for those who wish to attend, it is imparative that all those understand that a fair amount of effort and time went into making these arrangements, along with a designated laison of Mr. Thinnes.'

The Following Two Deadlines MUST be met:

1) All those who are sincere in their wish to attend must put in writing, and forward to both of us simultaneously an ASSURANCE that they shall attend. Take note, this will be treated as a firm pledge, not merely an expression of one's desire

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The 'Cut-Off Date'TO INFORM US(PHIL AND PAUL)BY E MAIL MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 5 AT THE LATEST- REPEAT: FEBRUARY 5 IS THE CUT-OFF DATE FOR INFORMING US OF THOSE OF YOU WHO WISH TO ATTEND ROY'S BIRTHDAY PARTY/TESTIMONIAL DINNER

THEN, YOU MUST FOLLOW-UP WITH THE FOLLOWING-- *SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS-

An e-mail to thinnes38@cs.com &PhilsGameOn@aol.com must be received by that date in order to determine the amount of guests for the evening.

2) A MONEY ORDER (no personal checks, or credit cards) must be received by February 13th in the name of "Ruth's Chris Steak House" with the names of the guests written on the Money Order - (also, kindly attach a small note: "Party for Roy Thinnes")

That money order is to be made in the amount of $75.00 (US) dollars per person, as a downpayment towards your dinner(s).

The entire dinner should ultimately cost us approximately $100-$120 per person. The difference outstanding between the final cost and the deposit is to be borne by each guest at the end of the affair.

The Money Order must be received by February 13th, after which date you will be excluded from the event and be ineligible to receive credit for your dinner.

REPEAT: Do NOT make the checks payable to Phil Forster nor Paul Lisanti. We do not intend to profit from this event - except in in the 'spiritual' sense from a most memorable gathering of our loyal aficionados, to finally meet one another and of course, our hero and Guest of Honor, Roy Thinnes and and his lovely wife Stephanie.

The Post Office Address to send the Money Orders is as follows:

P.A. Lisanti PO Box 813608 Hollywood, Florida 33081

Remember: Do NOT make the Money Orders payable to either of us; rather: "Ruth's Chris Steak House" with a short written letter particularizing your guests' names to the check.

A posting will follow after each and every check is received, along with an e-mail confirmation from us.

I sincerely appreciate your understanding that Phil and I are of modest means, and are unable to "front" the money based solely on a promise to attend.

Paul Anthony Lisanti (nottoodistantrelative) thinnes38@cs.com

Phil Forster (Phil) PhilsGameOn@aol.com

PS: This is a 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' opportunity to meet someone who, as far as I am concerned, provided us with a great deal of joy as lead role in The Invaders - both when we were kids, and certainly today now that it is being repeated in various parts of the world (with the exception of here in the United States - how ironic!).

Once again, heartfelt thanks on behalf of both of us. We hope to see you in Manhattan on April 6th.

Phil and Paul

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Tuesday 25th January 2005 6:12 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: LABYRINTH...

I think it was the duplicate x-ray pictures that the alien "Harry Mills" burned in the waste paper basket. As for the others, remember in the beginning, Mr. Argyle and his sidekick, Mr. Socks, who said to DV that they would guard them "with their lives", most probably destroyed them, themselves at their office. Lindsay.

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Tuesday 25th January 2005 7:42 am U.K. Time
Subject: "The Invaders" in France !

Dear friends, hello

Dear Phil, thank you very much for your informations !..

In France, this wednesday january 26, 2005, at 01 H 50 in the morning, on the French public channel "FR 3" ("France 3"), diffusion of the last episode n° 43 "INQUISITION" of "THE INVADERS" !

Here, open this "FR 3" site :

http://guidetv.france3.fr/accueil.jspxAt

At the right column, go to "Les programmes de la journée", and go to "MA", open, and at "01 H 50" "Les Envahisseurs" ("The Invaders")! ! !

I am very sad that it is the last episode...

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: PhilForster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 25th January 2005 10:02 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: LABYRINTH... HI PETER REYNOLDS

Hi Peter

Your reference to Kellerman as 'Hotlips' - a.k.a. Margaret Hoolihan in M.A.S.H. - must have been with regard to the film, as that role was of course played by Loretta Swit in the T.V. series (where virtually every actor scored way higher than their counterparts in the film, IMHO).

I thought it was an OK episode, well acted and directed with some excellent dialogue, but a little short on that crucial element of fear and high-drama....

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Name: PhilForster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 25th January 2005 10:06 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: LABYRINTH... those X-Rays and their duplicates - HI LINDSAY

Hi Lindsay

That's as good an explanation as there is to be had in answer to Peter Reynolds' question about the how the aliens disposed of each set of X-rays.

Looking forward to THE CAPTIVE - definitely one of my favourites....

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 25th January 2005 12:55 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Organic Vanilla Custard

Hi Jamie

Just a quickie - do you recall a UFO documentary on Channel 5 about two years ago? It featured a lot of footage of human efforts to create a 'flying saucer' (especially around World War 2 and just afterwards), but also delved into some much more interesting and intriguing cases, including a personal 'encounter' with a humanoid alien in some government establishment in London.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 25th January 2005 1:13 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Prisoner - HI PETER

Hi Peter

It wasn't that Patrick McGoohan "got bored" towards the end, just that later episodes were still being shot at the time it first went out on air, and due to poor ratings he was ordered from 'on high to condense the originally-planned conclusion into fewer episodes.

This was much to the disappointment of McGoohan himself and the hard core of fans, who voiced their protests quite forcefully.

Although I was only 11 at the time, I had been a fan of McGoohan's previous venture "Danger Man" and couldn't make head nor tail of The Prisoner - the lead character of which (No.6, the Man With No Name) many naturally took to be John Drake! All that's changed now of course - after it got it's first proper re-run in 1977, I've been a fan ever since!

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Tuesday 25th January 2005 4:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: documentary

Hi Phil, Yes i do, and i also saw it again recently on one of the sky channels. What aspect can i help you with sir?

(any info on the spiderman dvd's yet anyone?)

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 25th January 2005 4:56 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Documentary + Suggestively-shaped Wobbly Blancmange Jellies - JAMES.... Helloooo!!!!

Hi Jamie

First-off, I regret very much that I cannot assist you in your quest for your elusive Spiderman DVD. But you know me, I would if I could....

As for that documentary, I DO recall flitting throught the channels on my newly-acquired Cable TV a while back and noticed some familiar-looking footage of the 'prototype' flying saucer monstrosities built by the German scientists around the rump end of WW2, plus others built by the Americans a little later during the 'cold war'. At the time I'd earmarked another program to watch, so didn't watch it through again.

My main point of interest, following-on from my response to Christian's posting from yesterday, was the 'mysterious encounter' with a stranger that someone recounted having taken place in a governemnt building somewhere in London. The 'stranger' in question was described as having strange facial features, and was apparently an alien working in cahoots with the British government.

My recollections are a little vague and unlikely to be 100% accurate, so could you be the stalwart gentleman I know you are and help me out here? If you can, I'll think of another delicious dessert to tickle your pallette with....

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Tuesday 25th January 2005 6:05 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders in France !

Dear Christian Mace: Oui!! I agree that it is VERY sad that the last episode of "THE INVADERS" has been reached in France. HOWEVER, can you tell me if they plan to re-run the series over again, as they have been for the last several years? I hope so!!! Remember: "You knew, when you saw the ashes!" Lindsay.

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Tuesday 25th January 2005 6:52 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Flaming pies

Hi Phil, From what i can remember it was Prince Philip or Lord Mountbatten that had a big interest in UFO's and apparently was told there was an Alien he could meet at some office somewhere in London. Now i know this sounds a bit like a plot from Dangermouse but there is some truth in the story. I don't know if the meeting took place but maybe this is what you were thinking about..if not it's a good story anyway.

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Wednesday 26th January 2005 7:21 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders in France !

Dear Lindsay, dear friends, hello

In France, approximately three years ago, the French public channel "FR 3" ("France 3") had already diffused the complete series of "The Invaders".

I think that this French public channel "Fr3" will still repeat this series...

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 26th January 2005 8:44 am U.K. Time
Subject: hi phil, on The Prisoner--

You wouldn't think to know it but Patrick McGoohan was born in Astoria, part of NYC (Queens) and in fact it's home to the largest Greek population outside of Greece, though the Ozzies in Melbourne tend to say the same thing too..Anyway, his family moved to Ireland in his formative years which explains his somewhat hard-to-pin-down accent..Not quite Irish, not quite American/NYC accent....He was also a guest voice on "The Simpsons" as "#6" reprising his "Prisoner" role--replete with 'the bubble'..To date, Ed Asner is the only Invaders actor to be a 'Simpsons' guest voice..

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 26th January 2005 11:07 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Flaming pies (not forgetting Hairy ones too....) - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

Now you're beginning to jog my memory, I think the encounter in question involved the late Lord Mountbatten. As you say, it sounds utterly ridiculous. However, the manner in which it was explained in the documentary somehow gives it an air of plausibility. There's bound to be something somewhere on the web that delves into the matter in more depth, if I find it I'll post the link to this chatpage (for Christian's benefit too).

Thanks for that Jamie, excellent detective work!!!!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 26th January 2005 11:09 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hi Phil, on The Prisoner -- HI JIM

Jim

Well spotted - and there's me thinking he was a British actor all along!!!!

Huge thanks as always.

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 26th January 2005 12:43 pm U.K. Time
Subject: hello again Phil,

Punch in McGoohan on imdb.com and you'll find that he was in TWO shows called 'The Prisoner", the first unrecalled one in 1963 and the famous one 4 years later..I remember him very well not only from the latter but from his role in the 1979 Clint Eastwood movie "Escape From Alcatraz" as 'The Warden' of that infamous Hotel-Grey-Bars--and in that flick (which I have on tape) he delivers once again a neutral non-identifiable accent..AND BTW, at the end of THAT movie Hank Brandt appears in a speaking role, he a veteran of THREE memorable Invaders roles as an alien..(THE LEECHES, VOTS, THE ENEMY)..cheers, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 26th January 2005 1:02 pm U.K. Time
Subject: ntdr,

Hi there, with regard to the above, didn't you once tell me that you had roots in Astoria too?..cheers, jim

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Name: PhilForster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 26th January 2005 1:46 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Everything Naughty and Nice to do with Pies - HI JAMIE and CHRISTIAN

Hi Jamie & Christian

I found the following after a brief search:

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/features.cfm?id=8642004

The article on the page in question starts with the following:

"Britain's secret x files

Jackie Brown

The bizarre and intriguing history of Britain’s UFO phenomenon opens a new series of Timewatch.

Britain’s X Files examines the amazing true stories of Britain’s most famous UFO sightings and opens up the Government’s secret files on UFO investigations.

Charting this extraordinary cultural phenomenon from the Fifties onwards, the programme takes in royal believers Prince Philip (who used his equerry, Peter Horsley, as his unofficial UFO investigator) and Lord Mountbatten, sceptical Prime Ministers and senior RAF officers.

Timewatch explores how flying saucers exploded into the national consciousness more than 50 years ago and finds out why the Government took so long to admit that something remarkable was going on.

In Britain’s X Files, the Timewatch team also track down the eyewitnesses to Britain’s most famous UFO cases and reveals the incredible true story of an encounter in 1955 between Prince Philip’s equerry and a mysterious "alien" called Mr Janus. Charting the investigation and cover-up by the British Government, Timewatch explores whether rational explanations stand up to scrutiny."

It goes on to describe the earliest recorded post-war UFO sightings, and includes a mention of Roswell. However, I can find no expanded link reference to the story of the Prince Philip's "Equerry" Peter Horsley and the mysterious alien "Mr.Janus" (I always thought his namesake Samantha looked a bit too good to be true - :o)). As can be seen, Lord Mountbatten was indeed there or thereabouts....

Jamie, Christian, perhaps one of you fine fellows can find a more detailed account of "Mr.Janus"????

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Name: redgeck
Email:
redgeck@hotmail.com
Wednesday 26th January 2005 4:55 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Where to buy Invaders series

Hello all i would like to know where i possibly could buy DVDS or tapes of this nice serie. Thanks for help. Redgeck

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Wednesday 26th January 2005 7:37 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Kipling's finest

Hi Phil, I tried the normal tricks to find a clue about Janus...i spelt his name backwards to see if anything mysterious revealed itself but all i got was 'sunaj'. If you steal an 'l' and an 'i' from somewhere you can make the word alien but thats clutching at straws. I really wouldn't know where to start looking to find any info but with a good nights sleep something may come to me...

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Thursday 27th January 2005 1:53 pm U.K. Time
Subject: oo saucey saucey

Hi, Has anyone ever seen a photograph of 'The Cumberland spaceman'? A family taking a shot of their daughter back in the sixties on the coast in Cumberland got a shock when the film was proccessed. On one of the pictures quite clearly in the background is the figure of a spaceman behind the little girl. Apparently there was no one else there at the time and the family to this day are mystified as to what this was.

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Thursday 27th January 2005 1:56 pm U.K. Time
Subject: lucky bags

Hi again, Was Roy Thinnes ever aware of the rumour that the series was ended because it was too close to the truth regarding Aliens here on earth and not because of a fall in ratings...at least thats what i heard once from a fairly learned source.

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Thursday 27th January 2005 2:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: pass the parcel

Hi, Anyone hear the rumour about the British punk band 'The Stranglers'. Well let me tell you.... Back in the eighties they released an album called 'The men in black' and apparently to the surprise of everyone in the music industry it flopped....was there something underhand going on here or was it just a completely crap album?

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Friday 28th January 2005 3:06 am U.K. Time
Subject: "Roy Thinnes' Testimonial/ Birthday Party Dinner April 6th 2005--Come Celebrate Our Hero's Birthsay, with none other than Roy Himself--

Name: nottoodistantrelative Email: thinnes38@cs.com Tuesday 25th January 2005 12:54 am U.K. Time Subject: Informe date Extended to FEBRUARY 5--All parties who ARE GOING TO ATTEND MUST INFORM US BY FEB 5TH ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ROY THINNES DINNER" (English Version) CUT OFF DATE EXTENDED FOR INFORMING (PhilsGameOn@aol.com) (thinnes38@cs.com) US OF ATTENDANCE AT ROY'S BIRTHDAY/TESTIMONIAL DINNER AT RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE IN MANHATTAN APRIL 6 2005 at 5:30 PM-

We have received several "YES; we will be there" and a considerable amount of E mailings and some Money Orders, as well-- BUT: The Cut-Off date is right around the corner-

February 5 is next WEEK-!

Repeating the Anouncement: Greetings:

Phil Forster and I have the pleasure of Informing an Exclusive Group of Aficionados from "TheInVaDeRs" Website and Chat Page of the "Roy Thinnes Birthday/Testimonial Dinner, set in stone, for April 6, 2005, falling on Roy's 67th birthday.

With a fair amount of wrangling and contemplation, taking all issues into consideration--logistical, aswellas financial--these are the exact details:

April 6, 2005 5:30 PM- Ruth's Chris Steak House West Side 148 West 51 Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York City, New York Starting at 5:30 pm

Because of the Distances many people will have to travel, and the arrangements necessary for those who wish to attend, it is imparative that all those understand that a fair amount of effort and time went into making these arrangements, along with a designated laison of Mr. Thinnes.'

The Following Two Deadlines MUST be met:

1) All those who are sincere in their wish to attend must put in writing, and forward to both of us simultaneously an ASSURANCE that they shall attend. Take note, this will be treated as a firm pledge, not merely an expression of one's desire

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The 'Cut-Off Date'TO INFORM US(PHIL AND PAUL)BY E MAIL MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 5 AT THE LATEST- REPEAT: FEBRUARY 5 IS THE CUT-OFF DATE FOR INFORMING US OF THOSE OF YOU WHO WISH TO ATTEND ROY'S BIRTHDAY PARTY/TESTIMONIAL DINNER

THEN, YOU MUST FOLLOW-UP WITH THE FOLLOWING-- *SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS-

An e-mail to thinnes38@cs.com &PhilsGameOn@aol.com must be received by that date in order to determine the amount of guests for the evening.

2) A MONEY ORDER (no personal checks, or credit cards) must be received by February 13th in the name of "Ruth's Chris Steak House" with the names of the guests written on the Money Order - (also, kindly attach a small note: "Party for Roy Thinnes")

That money order is to be made in the amount of $75.00 (US) dollars per person, as a downpayment towards your dinner(s).

The entire dinner should ultimately cost us approximately $100-$120 per person. The difference outstanding between the final cost and the deposit is to be borne by each guest at the end of the affair.

The Money Order must be received by February 13th, after which date you will be excluded from the event and be ineligible to receive credit for your dinner.

REPEAT: Do NOT make the checks payable to Phil Forster nor Paul Lisanti. We do not intend to profit from this event - except in in the 'spiritual' sense from a most memorable gathering of our loyal aficionados, to finally meet one another and of course, our hero and Guest of Honor, Roy Thinnes and and his lovely wife Stephanie.

The Post Office Address to send the Money Orders is as follows:

P.A. Lisanti PO Box 813608 Hollywood, Florida 33081

Remember: Do NOT make the Money Orders payable to either of us; rather: "Ruth's Chris Steak House" with a short written letter particularizing your guests' names to the check.

A posting will follow after each and every check is received, along with an e-mail confirmation from us.

I sincerely appreciate your understanding that Phil and I are of modest means, and are unable to "front" the money based solely on a promise to attend.

Paul Anthony Lisanti (nottoodistantrelative) thinnes38@cs.com

Phil Forster (Phil) PhilsGameOn@aol.com

PS: This is a 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' opportunity to meet someone who, as far as I am concerned, provided us with a great deal of joy as lead role in The Invaders - both when we were kids, and certainly today now that it is being repeated in various parts of the world (with the exception of here in the United States - how ironic!).

Once again, heartfelt thanks on behalf of both of us. We hope to see you in Manhattan on April 6th.

Phil and Paul

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Friday 28th January 2005 3:11 am U.K. Time
Subject: "I am NOT TOO DISTANT "ANY" RELATIVE--" certainly not claiming to be Roy Thinnes'--but Roy and I are...

Doppelgangers!

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 28th January 2005 10:20 am U.K. Time
Subject: hey there ntdr,

As we learned in GENESIS--the aliens can perfectly duplicate voices over the phone..As we learned in MOONSHOT they can almost duplicate a human, and they tried to take that a step further in DARK OUTPOST--albeit under hypnotic suggestion..So the question is, are YOU really YOU?...LOL, all in fun! your pal, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 28th January 2005 10:24 am U.K. Time
Subject: hi again ntdr,--read the above one first--

And let us not forget the alien attempt to clone Kevin McCarthy in THE WATCHERS..

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Name: dave brown
Email:
davebrown2003@msn.com
Friday 28th January 2005 11:40 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: pass the parcel

hello jamie in reply to your question about the stranglers album meninblack iam a big fan of the band and have seen them many times the album isnt one of their better ones i think the album did come from the bands interest in ufos and alien abductions the stranglers are still going strong today.also ihave seen stiff little fingers on numerous occasions and i never thought about the connection to the invaders or where this band got its name from but the lead singer of slf is coincidently called jake BURNS!!

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Friday 28th January 2005 6:43 pm U.K. Time
Subject: UFO FILE IN BRITAIN

Dear friends, hello

On this site, this informations of UFO in BRITAIN, january 28, 2005 :

http://www.northumberlandtoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=1117&ArticleID=930633

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Saturday 29th January 2005 3:10 am U.K. Time
Subject: Doppleganger!

One of my favorite episodes:

The Organization!

Man what a cool scene when those two aliens "committed suicide" in that Rail Car--

Keep in Mind, EACH time a Rail Car is Used in a Hollywood Production, the Rail Car is only 3/4 the size of a Real USA-Gauge 4'8 1/2" Track--

Those railcars are Props--

And, "Dom" who looked Irish--one of JD Cannon's Stooges, was an Alien! Weird-

Dorcas--was also a weird actor- Barry Atwater! I have him in a cute Mr. Lucky Episode, with Ross Martin-

By the way, Dorcas is a biblical name(Female), not male-as is "Artemis" as was Ross Martin's nome de plum in the Wild,Wild West-- as is Martin Rosenblatt, or Conrad Robert Falkewicz

Ross Martin; Robert Falk-

Roy Thinnes' real name is Phil Forster!

JUST KIDDING!

Have a nice weekend, and Send in those Money Orders for the Dinner-- Time is marching on-- Feb 13 is right around the corner--

Doppelganger.

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Name: Mike
Email:
mwm2240@yahoo.com
Saturday 29th January 2005 5:51 am U.K. Time
Subject: Too close to the truth?

Regarding some of the recent postings about whether The Invaders was cancelled because it was too close to the truth, in fact the opposite is probably true. Some of you may already know (or at least suspect)that many of The X-Files episodes are based on real events, even though the producers try to deny it if asked. And yet that show went on for years, presumably because it would be too suspicious if it suddenly got cancelled. Then people would start to realise it was more than just an entertaining program. I'm sure that many people started digging into many files when The Invaders was cancelled, because it must have seemed suspicious. However, since we haven't heard anything, I guess there was nothing in it. I think The Invaders was probably just a really good show, rather than an expose of true events.

Mike.

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 29th January 2005 9:06 am U.K. Time
Subject: ntdr, those little sew-and-sews--

You're jumping ahead of our UK friends who haven't seen THE ORGANIZATION yet..But yes, Dorcas IS a female Biblical name--she did all the sewing in that book--And people had to have fancy duds even back then..In my lifetime I have met only ONE woman with that name, and that was in a bar west of The Big Muddy back in summer 1986..I had never heard the name before..Might work for a gal as a name, but any guy with that name is bound to run into trouble all his life!... my best, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 29th January 2005 9:25 am U.K. Time
Subject: hello Mike--on being too close to the truth--

I'm replying (in a friendly way, as Christian says) on your above comment "I'm sure that many people started digging into many files when The Invaders was cancelled, because it must have seemed suspicious"..YOUR words,---And while I do not know how old you are, I suspect that you were born after 1968 (when the show was cancelled) because there weren't ANY 'files' available to UFO researchers back then..Virtually none in the 1970s either..It was only the diligent work of such people as Stan Friedman and Don Schmitt---with help from the dying Jesse Marcel SR and his son Jesse Jr--MD-in the 1980s--that saucer research got to where it is now, and nobody is quite sure about that one either!..

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 29th January 2005 9:39 am U.K. Time
Subject: hey ntdr again,

The other railroad car to go nowhere--and fry--is in THE BETRAYED.."Dom" by the way played by actor John Kellogg (1916-Y2K) a three-time bad guy on The Adventures Of Superman..jim

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Saturday 29th January 2005 10:35 am U.K. Time
Subject: Double chock chip muffins

Hi Mike, What if the government inplimented a double 'double' bluff regarding The Invaders! Think about that one if you dare!

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 29th January 2005 11:42 am U.K. Time
Subject: Notes on THE CAPTIVE..

And there are many..I had previously thought that THE LEECHES was the only ep to feature TWO native-born Canadians, but this one has 2 also..This ep also reflects back to "Cold War" thinking..In this ep we also see "Architect David Vincent" doing the most architect-work of any of all 43..OPENING--1-"Sanders" played by Don Dubbins b Joe Turcke June-28-28 upstate NY-d.Aug17, 1991 South Carolina..This is the 2nd alien to survive a gunshot wound..2--Note that the safe in the embassy has the same blinking warning light as in BEACHHEAD..3--Wesley J Sanders ID lists his date of birth as Sept12, 1937--making him a full 9 years younger than Dubbins..-and the address listed " 4146 Lincoln Avenue--NY"..not only doesn't exist but is ludicrous..Driver licenses and ID cards issued in New York do not just say "NY"..If they are from Manhattan they say "NY, NY", otherwise they list the city/village in NY that they are from..ACT ONE-4-Second Invaders effort by director William Hale--also did THE SPORES, and will go on to do THE ORGANIZATION, THE POSSESSED, THE VISE, and THE PURSUED..5--This is the only ep to feature a Rolls-Royce--my guess is that QM borrowed it..6-Dana "Katrina" Wynter b.Dagmar Winter June8, 1931 Berlin but raised in The UK and SoAfr..And in life-imitates-art, she REALLY was a pre-med student in her younger years..best remembered of course as 'Becky Driscoll' with Kevin McCarthy of THE WATCHERS in IOTBS..7--Fritz "Peter" Weaver b. Jan9, 1926 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania..despite his accent, an American actor..In WW2 he declared himself a 'conscientious objector' and did not fight--a very gutsy decision at the time..Still acting today...On two roles onThe TZ, played an alien on "Third From The Sun" and a character somewhat like this one in "The Obsolete Man"..8--Listen for a "Wizard of Oz" reference!!!..ACTII--9-Almost looks like the same chem lab from last week--all those beakers no doubt filled with Kool-Aid or tea..10--International diplomacy believability goes out the window here--those cops would NEVER be allowed in the embassy..11--How does 'Dr Katerina' know that "pure oxygen would be fatal..."?..WHO told her that?..12--The push-button phone seen that Peter answers might very well be THE very 1st one ever seen on any tv show...13--Another electrified-fence problem--like in VIKOR, anyone who knows the barest minimum of electric knowledge knows that fence HERE--and in THAT ep--being portrayed as 'electrified' is absolutely ludicrous!.. But to take it a step further--In THIS scenario--DV supposedly 'short-circuits' the fence to climb over it..We see the sparks..If that be so, why then does he need a ladder to traverse the fence in apparent fear of electricity?..ACTIII-14--Alien in the car talking to DV played by Tom Powell b.Oct26, 1914 Toronto, Canada..In THE IVY CURTAIN he played 'Spence', a human..Here he is 'Dorian', though never referred to by that name except in the closing credits..15--In the car, we get to see a great close-up of the alien ray gun that is held on DV...But this is ridiculous from an alien point of view..A raygun being held on DV,..so what, if he messes up the alien zaps him--and essentially the frying of DV would fry the entire car too?..This scene should have been done with an alien pointing a handgun at DV, but I must admit it was a great opportunity to see the zap-gun up close and personal..16--DV's State Department friend says--"I just called Washington..."..but aren't they IN Washington?..He also mentions betting on the horses at "Hialeah", which is a race-track in South Florida.. 750 miles or more south from the Maryland /DC area...If this REALLY took place in the DC area, a true horse-racing fan in that area would be betting on the ponies at Bowie, Laurel, or Pimlico--all local to DC/Maryland year round..17--And as has been previously broached--how did those aliens kill DV's friend so fast and walk away w/o him knowing it?..Personally, if I WAS in a car that had engine trouble, I wouldn't sit on my ass smoking a cig--like DV does--and let my friend go out and look under the hood of the car (bonnet, as you UKers say)..I would be out there to help solve the problem!!..But that is what happens--obviously we couldn't see DV die in that there scene..18-The stairway in 'the embassy' looks like the same one from the Clampett mansion..19-Fritz accusing Dana of 'treason'--he did that to everyone else in the TZ ep "The Obsolete man"..20-The 2nd helicopter that the aliens own and fly, first was MOONSHOT..21--In the chopper scene, notice that actor Tom "Dorian" Palmer 'flips-the-bird" to DV, that is, the digitus impudicus..No mistaking it!..22--Other non-USA born actors in this ep- A)-Lawrence Dane-Joseph the gate guard--b.Quebec --I've also seen a Saskatchewan place of birth-April3, 1937..B)--Peter "Leo" Coe b.11-11-1918 Yugoslavia d.June9, 1993 Cal....Don Dubbins was born way upstate rural New York..The requisite NYC-born Invaders actor on THIS ep is Jock "Conner" Gaynor b.Sept14, 1929NYC d.April2, 1998.. 23--DV says "Danke" to 'Katerina" and it's the only foreign word he says to her..I'll leave it at that..NEXT WEEK--THE BELIEVERS!

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Saturday 29th January 2005 1:51 pm U.K. Time
Subject: nude volley ball

Hi, Before visiting the Roy Thinnes website and couldn't help noticing that underneath on the google page there was a Roy Thinnes nude website. Has anyone dared to visit this page and are ther any alien nudies on it as well?

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Name: SousanSousan
Email:
sousan1334@yahoo.co.uk
Saturday 29th January 2005 7:50 pm U.K. Time
Subject: I will try to be there.

I am Paulie's cousin, Sue- My cousin, in his zeal to invite people who are interested in the series, perhaps forgot me. I am in Crystal Lake, Illinois. And it is freezing this weekend.

So, I sent Paulie a personal e mail at thinnes38.com and he suggested I write the webite. I will try to attend.

I thing this is a wondrful opporitunty to attend this funcion and meet Mr.Thinnes.

Sue

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Name: Darren
Email:
eastcoastbargains@excite.com
Sunday 30th January 2005 2:55 am U.K. Time
Subject: 3 promo pictures from ABC for sale

Is anyone interested in purchasing three black and white 9x7 promo pictures from ABC in 1968 before I list them on eBay? These are not reprints or created from a master negitive or computer generated. One has the press information and it is "The Organization", On Air: Tuesday, January 30, 10-11 PM, EST. And the date of the promo is 01/11/68. They are not perfect but not bad for the age. Anyone interested please email me. Thanks.

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Sunday 30th January 2005 12:13 pm U.K. Time
Subject: hello Darren, on your Invaders photos for sale--

First time I've seen you on the site..You should realize that if you do indeed put those photos on eBay, all any Invaders fan need do is view them and then "click-on" to 'save' them, at no cost whatsoever..If they are/were autographed--adding true value to them-- my guess is that you would have mentioned that 'from the get-go', so obviously not..Less than 2 years ago there was on eBay an Invaders ray gun for sale, which was the genuine article (prop, that is, but from the show) and I couldn't afford to obtain it then, but can NOW--alas/sigh...It's not my intention to interrupt your entrepreneurial efforts, but I would be remiss in not letting my valued friends on this site know that if you put the photos on The Net--we can have them for free..If you want some un-seen Invaders production photos, and are willing to pay $US (as I have) or $Canadian Dollars, or Euros, I suggest that you contact our good friend Mark Phillips via this website..He's a 'stand-up-guy', as we used to say in Brooklyn..What I immediately notice about your posting is that you list THE ORGANIZATION being shown "ON AIR TUESDAY JAN 30"--your posting---but TODAY --SUNDAY--is January 30th!!!..So as we also said in Brooklyn--"what's the story?"..

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Sunday 30th January 2005 12:20 pm U.K. Time
Subject: To Mark Phillips,

You know me well enough that I HAD to mention you above as I did..cheers, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Sunday 30th January 2005 12:40 pm U.K. Time
Subject: more notes on THE CAPTIVE--

In random order--1-Sanders mentions "I was manufactured in Langley, Virginia" which is of course the home HQs of the SEE-EYE-YAY..2--In '3RD From The Sun" on the original TZ Fritz 'Peter' Weaver is one of 3 aliens--the other 2 being Edward Andrews (THE MUTATION) and Joe Maross (VOTS)..3--Actor Peter Coe was born 11-11-1918 in Yugoslavia, the exact date of the end of WW2--'Armistice Day'..4--This ep featured the most actors born outside the USA, though the one most likely--Fritz Weaver--wasn't!!.5-What bothers me about this ep is that 'Peter' stubbornly refuses to reckognize that aliens exist until ACT4 when Dorian fries the bush..6-Embassies are sacrosanct--in the USA they are in DC and NYC..And NOBODY can get the access that DV and the 'cops' get in this ep..7--We learn that 'Sanders' has at least 9 days to go until re-generation is necessary, so it's not now known HOW LONG an alien can go without a visit to 'the tubes'--say 10 days at least..

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Sunday 30th January 2005 12:49 pm U.K. Time
Subject: correction on the above--

Before I get historically corrected on the note on Peter Coe-- yes it was WW-ONE--not WW2!.. I knew that, just a typo..jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Sunday 30th January 2005 1:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: hi jamie, re: clothing optional--

Haven't looked into any 'nude Roy' sites--if they exist--and have no desire to..Next week in the UK is the ep THE BELIEVERS, starring the lovely Carol Lynley...All I can say is--"seek and you shall find"..She also has her own website, but preclusive of the aforementioned possibility..regards, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Sunday 30th January 2005 1:08 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi SouSou Sue-dio..

Hi there--Paulie is a 'stand-up-guy', you can be honored to have him as a cousin...Crystal Lake, huh?..Ever meet ex-Yankees pitcher Fritz Peterson?..Paulie knows who he is..A simple yes or no will suffice here, as this isn't a baseball forum--but you can see my e-address to further yak on this..My best--jim

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Sunday 30th January 2005 1:36 pm U.K. Time
Subject: xxxxxratedxxxxxpics of roy thinnesxxxxxxx

Hi Jim, It does exist honestly! I too have no wish to visit this site but i wonder if he realises the existance of it and what the content actually is. Perhaps one of the female posters on this page could veiw and let us know.

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Name: Don
Email:
zorgen@aol.com
Sunday 30th January 2005 9:31 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Invaders DVDs

I have been a fan of The Invaders since the show came out in 1968. I watched the first episode and every one following it. I was extremely disappointed when the program went off the air, it made no sense to me being that everyone I knew loved the show and watched it religiously. Anyway, I have been searching the web forever trying to find DVD's of the original show without any luck. Does anyone know where DVD's might be sold or who has the rights to the original program whom I might be able to send a letter or email to? I understand Quinn Martin sold the rights to The Invaders in 1987.

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Name: mark tyrrell
Email:
time_coast@hotmail.com
Monday 31st January 2005 9:57 am U.K. Time
Subject: Invaders in paperback

Hallo,

Yes I saw the Invaders in 68 and again when they were repeated. In the late 60s a series of paperbacks was issued: The Halo Highway, Autumn Accelerator, Night of Trilobites and one other, which I have but can't remember the title at the moment (I'm at work). A mate of mine at the time had a paperback from the states with 2 or 3 stories in the one book.

Any other information about literature would be most welcome to read.

Thanks Mark

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Monday 31st January 2005 11:30 am U.K. Time
Subject: Jim...

What a nice thing to write about me, Jim- Thanks! Yeah-my cousin Sousan used to live in Canada with her hubby, who is pretty sick now; and they moved back to the Chicago area-that is why she has a co.uk on her yahoo! anyway, I hope she can attend. She is a Thinnes-but has been a Thompson since about 1960- Again, we are NOT related to Roy- We are sure they are Luxembourgers- Anway, kindest of words, Jim. Thanks

Paulie

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Monday 31st January 2005 10:32 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Jim...John Kellogg!

This guy played a great "bad-guy-" And he IS Irish! See, "Dom"!

Lived a long life, for an alien gangster.

Another of Roy's remarkable acting is shown in the Episode of LAW AND ORDER where he played a Politico Lawyer, specifically assigned to a High Visiblity Case by the Governor. His protagonist's name was Victor Panatti. Roy played a thoroghly unlikeable guy, and played the role to the hilt--to the point where he thoroughly convince even me, who likes Roy a lot, that Attorney General Victor Panatti was a Jerk. Catch it if you can. It is repeated on Turner every night. TBS.

NOTE: His cross-examination of the Defendant(hardly done in real life, unless the defense counsel calls his client on his own behalf, THEN and ONLY THEN can a Prosecutor examine a Defendant at all). Roy did a great job. And, his facial, respiratory exhaling, of disappointment, were worth watching- take note how he still shows the typical arrogance of a Politically Assigned Attorney, who is going to "take the bull by the horns" and show his superiority to the regularly assigned attorneys!

Another great "Roy" acting was at the end of "The Organization" (don't want to ruin it for the Brits who have not seen it yet--so don't read this) when JD Cannon turns to Roy and says, "...well, you didn't get what you wanted.." Roy retorts with, "...neither did you..." and he stares at him, for a long time--7, 8 seconds-- Chicago Roy!

Flashback: The Mutation- "...I was talking about her act." "...so was I..." 6 second stare!!

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Monday 31st January 2005 10:36 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Announcent for Roy Thinnes' Birthday/Testimonial Dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House April 6, 2005

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ROY THINNES DINNER" (English Version) CUT OFF DATE EXTENDED FOR INFORMING (PhilsGameOn@aol.com) (thinnes38@cs.com) US OF ATTENDANCE AT ROY'S BIRTHDAY/TESTIMONIAL DINNER AT RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE IN MANHATTAN APRIL 6 2005 at 5:30 PM-

We have received several "YES; we will be there" and a considerable amount of E mailings and some Money Orders, as well-- BUT: The Cut-Off date is right around the corner-

February 5 is next WEEK-!

Repeating the Anouncement: Greetings:

Phil Forster and I have the pleasure of Informing an Exclusive Group of Aficionados from "TheInVaDeRs" Website and Chat Page of the "Roy Thinnes Birthday/Testimonial Dinner, set in stone, for April 6, 2005, falling on Roy's 67th birthday.

With a fair amount of wrangling and contemplation, taking all issues into consideration--logistical, aswellas financial--these are the exact details:

April 6, 2005 5:30 PM- Ruth's Chris Steak House West Side 148 West 51 Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York City, New York Starting at 5:30 pm

Because of the Distances many people will have to travel, and the arrangements necessary for those who wish to attend, it is imparative that all those understand that a fair amount of effort and time went into making these arrangements, along with a designated laison of Mr. Thinnes.'

The Following Two Deadlines MUST be met:

1) All those who are sincere in their wish to attend must put in writing, and forward to both of us simultaneously an ASSURANCE that they shall attend. Take note, this will be treated as a firm pledge, not merely an expression of one's desire

.

The 'Cut-Off Date'TO INFORM US(PHIL AND PAUL)BY E MAIL MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 5 AT THE LATEST- REPEAT: FEBRUARY 5 IS THE CUT-OFF DATE FOR INFORMING US OF THOSE OF YOU WHO WISH TO ATTEND ROY'S BIRTHDAY PARTY/TESTIMONIAL DINNER

THEN, YOU MUST FOLLOW-UP WITH THE FOLLOWING-- *SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS-

An e-mail to thinnes38@cs.com &PhilsGameOn@aol.com must be received by that date in order to determine the amount of guests for the evening.

2) A MONEY ORDER (no personal checks, or credit cards) must be received by February 13th in the name of "Ruth's Chris Steak House" with the names of the guests written on the Money Order - (also, kindly attach a small note: "Party for Roy Thinnes")

That money order is to be made in the amount of $75.00 (US) dollars per person, as a downpayment towards your dinner(s).

The entire dinner should ultimately cost us approximately $100-$120 per person. The difference outstanding between the final cost and the deposit is to be borne by each guest at the end of the affair.

The Money Order must be received by February 13th, after which date you will be excluded from the event and be ineligible to receive credit for your dinner.

REPEAT: Do NOT make the checks payable to Phil Forster nor Paul Lisanti. We do not intend to profit from this event - except in in the 'spiritual' sense from a most memorable gathering of our loyal aficionados, to finally meet one another and of course, our hero and Guest of Honor, Roy Thinnes and and his lovely wife Stephanie.

The Post Office Address to send the Money Orders is as follows:

P.A. Lisanti PO Box 813608 Hollywood, Florida 33081

Remember: Do NOT make the Money Orders payable to either of us; rather: "Ruth's Chris Steak House" with a short written letter particularizing your guests' names to the check.

A posting will follow after each and every check is received, along with an e-mail confirmation from us.

I sincerely appreciate your understanding that Phil and I are of modest means, and are unable to "front" the money based solely on a promise to attend.

Paul Anthony Lisanti (nottoodistantrelative) thinnes38@cs.com

Phil Forster (Phil) PhilsGameOn@aol.com

PS: This is a 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' opportunity to meet someone who, as far as I am concerned, provided us with a great deal of joy as lead role in The Invaders - both when we were kids, and certainly today now that it is being repeated in various parts of the world (with the exception of here in the United States - how ironic!).

Once again, heartfelt thanks on behalf of both of us. We hope to see you in Manhattan on April 6th.

Phil and Doppelganger(Paul)

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Name: Darren
Email:
eastcoastbargains@excite.com
Tuesday 1st February 2005 3:33 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: hello Darren, on your Invaders photos for sale--

THE ORGANIZATION being shown "ON AIR TUESDAY JAN 30" 1968, TODAY -SUNDAY--is January 30th, 2005! Same Date different year. Thanks for the information.

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 1st February 2005 1:44 pm U.K. Time
Subject: ntdr--The Illinois /Prairie State connections--

This past weekend--Gene 'Jessup' Hackman of THE SPORES b. Jan30, 1930 in San Berdoo, Cal but raised in Danville, IL down by the Indiana border--also attended the U-of IL..And yesterday, Suzie P born Jan31, 1937 in Chi-Town..Which means that when THE MUTATION was filmed in late 1966, she was 29 years old..She of course played the wife of Bob Newhart,and HE is a native of Oak Park, IL..And his father-in-law (in real life) was actor Bill Quinn who was in LABYRINTH..cheers, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 1st February 2005 2:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: ntdr--the best to you each morning--KELLOGG--

John 'Dom' Kellogg (1916-Y2K) virtually always played a bad guy in all his roles--he had a natural menace and wise-guy attitude before it was ever fashionable..It was great to see him in THE ORGANIZATION, but I shall always remember him best for his 3 appearances on 'The Adv. Of Superman', and in particular his role as 'Baby-Face Stevens' in "A Night Of Terror" (filmed 1952)..--THAT ep also had Paul Bryar of THE CONDEMNED in an unbilled role as a campground owner who stutters when George Reeves approaches him..ciao

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 1st February 2005 2:29 pm U.K. Time
Subject: ntdr, once more on The Land-of-Lincoln

Bill Quinn b.May1912 NYC-d.Apr29, 1994--(note above-notes) also appeared on 'The Bob Newhart Show' several times, which completes the circle, I guess.. You might remember him as the blind 'Mr Van Rensaleer' on "Archie Bunker's Place"..He was an avid pipe-smoker and is shown with one in many of his hundreds of character roles,-- 'The Munsters', 'Dragnet', et. al....When one sums up the birthplaces of Invaders actors by the numbers, it's a virtual tie between NY and Calif for 'the most' but Illinois is about right-after-that or so..Of course ROY is #1 from Illinois!.....cheers, jim

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Tuesday 1st February 2005 5:46 pm U.K. Time
Subject: UFOs in BRITAIN !

Dear friends, hello

In this site, this informations this day :

UFOs in BRITAIN !

http://www.scarboroughtoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=800&ArticleID=934677

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Wednesday 2nd February 2005 12:24 am U.K. Time
Subject: "Land of Lincoln" gave us lots of Actors..."

Tons of Actors came from Ill. Mostly, of course, Chi-town! Of course, real men like Roy and me NEVER, EVER--BUT EVER refer to our city as Chi(shy)ANYTHING==But, You my dear friend, can call it whatever you wish-I don't get animated about loyalties to cities, towns, countries, religions--not even earth-these days-

Yes; Roy has the right idea--

"Hey--you aliens--I'm comin' with you--"~!

Suzanne Pleshette is from Chicago?

Man, the accent is all New Jork, or Nu Yer Sea! Well, she was probably "born" in Chicago-

By the way, "Land of Lincoln" lacks one great American's birthplace-- Abraham Lincoln himself--born about 3 miles just south of the Illinois border- KENTUCKY-

Doppelganger

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 2nd February 2005 8:39 am U.K. Time
Subject: ntdr, about 'that toddlin' town'..and state..

It might be a surprise to you--or maybe not--that there were NO movies filmed in Chi-Town from the late 1950s until 'The Blues Brothers' 1980...In 1959 on the TV show 'M Squad' (starring Lee Marvin) an ep showed a Chicago cop taking a bribe--GASP!!--and this 'soooo' offended King-Daley-The-1ST that he banned Hollywood from The Windy City for all those years except for exteriors for "The Bob Newhart Show"..Maybe because Bob and Suzie P were both Cook County natives..But that was it, and once Jane Byrne took over you got Jake and Elwood with a virtual 'key to the city'..I know that Illinois and KY meet at the Ohio River down by Cairo, Ill..Lincoln was born in the next-door state but I've been to Hodgenville (Kentucky) and it's a ways-off..On The Invaders, eps took place in a few great US cities--NYC, San Francisco, WashDC, Tampa, though none filmed there..LABYRINTH takes place in some town in Illinois but not Chicago, which is never mentioned...And note the mountains and palm trees in the background in the Illinois tennis court scenes..Yes, Suzie P is a native Chicagoan, born there Jan31, 1937--9 weeks older than Roy..cheers, your pal jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 2nd February 2005 8:51 am U.K. Time
Subject: to correct myself on John Kellogg--

In 'The Adventures of Superman' he played a thug who terrorizes LoisL and JimmyO--but he actually wasn't 'Baby Face Stevens'..THAT role was actually played by actor Richard Benedict-who directed GENESIS, b.Jan8, 1920 Sicily d.Apr25, 1984 Calif..jim

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Name: Mind the step
Email:
clownsofaction@aol.com
Wednesday 2nd February 2005 5:06 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Invisible eyes and ears could be everywhere or nowhere

Have the saucers already landed? Do "they" observe this chat room? Perhaps they’re among us now ... in your city ... maybe on your block ... under your bed.

Is "The Invaders" just an entertainment show ... or too close to the truth? Why there is no official DVD release of the original "The Invaders"? Is the series a report on a real extraterrestrial invasion? Did the right owner of this QM production know that the series is a report on a real extraterrestrial invasion? Go and check what under your bed is.

Invisible eyes and ears everywhere or nowhere?

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Wednesday 2nd February 2005 11:39 pm U.K. Time
Subject: "Clowns O' Faction" That's Irish; isn't it? I loved that letter...

I don't know how long you have been "observing" this chat page; but submitting one's self for Observation---"psychiatric observation" is one of the prerequisites for truly having a better understanding of that which what we do here; and the "why" part is what makes it all so much fun.

Kindly continue to make contributions to this webpage. I find I am much more creative when I am NOT taking my Thorazine!

Doppelganger.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Wednesday 2nd February 2005 11:42 pm U.K. Time
Subject: "Mind the Gap"

Remember that when you take the London Underground-

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Wednesday 2nd February 2005 11:46 pm U.K. Time
Subject: "Richard Benedict--Sicily"? whewwww--That is a creative one--Riccardo Benedetto!

REMEMBER THESE LINES:

Which Episode, and "who" made this statement:

"...sounded like a real wild scene"

"Time of Departure, Nine and Seven"

"I was talking about her act."

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Thursday 3rd February 2005 8:49 am U.K. Time
Subject: bottle on head of real sanders

Hi, In 'The Captive' there was a scene where Sanders was trying to escape his guards in the prison basement area and the makers must have decided a stunt man was needed as the fight became a little too rough for the actor who played him. Not only did they replace him with a grey wigged left hander, who in actual fact was involved in nothing more than a bit of pushing, but when a the only action you would consider using a stuntman for (a bottle over the head) took place, they switched it back to the real Sanders who took the full force of the false bottle! He must have been a little miffed i'm sure.

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Name: peter.Rugby.UK
Email:
preynolds@daventrydc.gov.uk
Thursday 3rd February 2005 1:33 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Prisoner

Phil - thanks for your comments, nice one.

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Name: peter.rugby.uk
Email:
preynolds@daventrydc.gov.uk
Thursday 3rd February 2005 1:50 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Tapes - Hi Redgek

Try Amazon.co for VHS tapes - but theyre not cheap.

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Name: peter.Rugby.UK
Email:
preynolds@daventrydc.gov.uk
Thursday 3rd February 2005 2:20 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Richard Benedict--Sicily ? whewwww--That is a creative one--Riccardo Benedetto!

Hi M.Doppelganger, Is 1 in Ivy Curtain ? - alien beatnik in school.

Is 3 in Beachhead - DV talking about La Pleshette's striptease act ? (Wow)

Here's one for you; "Have a drink, Mr Vincent"

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Thursday 3rd February 2005 2:43 pm U.K. Time
Subject: what episode?

What episode was this said..."He's the guy who believes in little green men".

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Thursday 3rd February 2005 11:39 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Answers:

The Answer to ALL the Questions were:

Edward Andrews, One of the most comical of all Alien actors!

Yes; ALL 3 of them were him; they were ALL in "The Mutation" and even our newest contributor AGAIN is RIGHT--Edward Andrews!

You mean, "the one who believes in little Green men?"

Now, to answer the "this one is for you, Mr. Vincent-Have a drink-"

Michael Rennie!

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 4th February 2005 7:55 am U.K. Time
Subject: hello "Mind-the step"--

We've certainly had a lot of 'clowns' on this website in the past--respectfully count yourself as one more on the slag-heap!

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 4th February 2005 8:12 am U.K. Time
Subject: hi ntdr,

Great riposte there to the clown..Among many other Invaders-actors graves, you can see the headstone and bio for Richard Benedict at http://www.findagrave.com. (He was actually only the director for GENESIS--but it counts--and yes, born in Sicily)... Okay--here's one for ya, old pal--I can count at least TWO connections to rock music connected to actors on 'The Show'..One of them you might get--I've mentioned it previously..But I have never mentioned the second one..And both were 'related', not actually rockers themselves..Answer on request. my best, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 4th February 2005 8:37 am U.K. Time
Subject: jamie and ntdr, on LGM--

Edward Andrews b. Oct9, 1914 in rural Georgia (USA, not USSR) and d.March8, 1985 Cal...Always played a slippery character in his roles except for his last one as Molly Ringworms' grandfather in one of her movies;--Memorable also as a crooked politician--and aren't they all?--in 'How To Frame A Figg' too with Barney Fife..But I best remember him from the TZ ep "Third From The Sun" in which he and Joe Maross (VOTS) and Fritz Weaver (from last week on THE CAPTIVE) all played 'aliens' who are only about "16 million miles" (sic) from Earth..He was also the weaselly guy on another TZ ep "You Drive".. cheers, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 4th February 2005 1:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: notes on THE BELIEVERS--aka 'the return of the green -suit gas station attendants'..

This ep is the first one to tie in to a following one, not counting SUMM-MTG 1&2..It is also the First One to introduce major player Edgar Scoville--Kent Smith..He and actor Anthony Eiseley were both in MOONSHOT in different roles..OPENING 1-The guard played by Hal Baylor Dec1918-Jan1998..A record of 52-5 as a boxer..His gr-grandfather founded Baylor Univ in Texas..2--After trying to shoot him, why do the aliens bother to use chloroform on DV?.. ACT ONE--3-This is the 8th of 9 Invaders eps directed by Philadelphia-born Paul Wendkos, (Sept20,1922)..4--The green-shirts return!..5--The 'head alien' with the hypnotic crystals played by Donald Davis b.1928 Newmarket, Ontario...d.Jan3, 1998 Toronto..This alien will return in 4 eps..5--This is THE 2nd ep in a week that an alien reports over the telephone that someone died 'not according to plan'--Harry Mills last week, James Cunningham this ep.. 6-A door is flung open, M-16S are shot, the 'kindly' alien falls to the floor--apparently shot?--but does not fry..YOU figure that one out..ACT 2--7-Elyse Reynolds--Carol Lynley, b.Feb13,1942NYC...You can see her bio--punch her name into Google and go to pscelebrities.com..She certainly has the shortest skirt ever shown on all 43 eps!..8--The same set used in this act ( bus-terminal-whatever) is also used in SUMM-MTG 1&2 and also LABYRINTH..9--Taxi alert--"Ace Cab" is used time and again on the show--same yellow Ford Galaxie with "Ace Taxi" in a triangle..Also note that in the escape, the cab seems to take a right turn--90 degrees--at about 60mph..Yet if you watch the 2 rear fares on that shot (presumably DV and Elyse) they do not follow the laws of inertia whatsoever when turning the corner! They should be violently lurching to the right and left with the motion of the cab!..So obviously the scene was under-cranked, filmed slow and speeded up.. 10--Actual wheelchair-bound Rhys Williams b.Dec31, 1897 Wales--d.May28, 1969Cal..Another wheel-chair guy coming up next week!..ACT3- 11-A reflection in the window briefly shows what looks like the same Ford pick-up truck that DV drove in PANIC..12--Anthony (first real name Fred) Eiseley was in MOONSHOT as Tony La Cava..A native of Philadelphia (bJan19, 1925--d.Jan29, 2003)..His character "Bob Torren" will carry on to next week..13--His wife 'Mary Torren' played by Maura McGiveney b.Feb28, 1938 d.Nov10, 1990 Cal..She will be mentioned in next weeks' ep too..14--I'm no perv for looking so closely but Elyse almost looks like she is 'flashing'..15--The name "Fielding" is mentioned, it will be re-used in THE PIT..16--The phone call--"4th & Hopkins"--there is a West 4th in Los Angeles but no Hopkins..17--A 5-year-old could figure out whose voice it was on the phone..18--Many of the downtown LA buildings here were also seen in the #4Planet of The Apes movie wherein they rebel in futuristic LA..18--ACT4--The abandoned building is real, but all the "abandoned/danger" signs are obviously placed there by the tv crew..19--Donald Davis talks into an alien device and we learn here that said device also has the power of a bullhorn..Think about what you see and hear in this scene, it's never been shown that way in any other ep..20--Once again the buzz-cut ubiquituous Robert Dulaine is seen--he of many past eps (the last being DARK OUTPOST) and he's not done yet with the show..21--Look at how close blue-eyed Carol and blue-eyed Roy get together..22-Other incidental actors on this ep--Richard Karlan b.Apr24,1919 Brooklyn d.Sept10, 2004---Thann 'Torberg' Wyenn b.May2, 1919NYC..Mark Tapscott b.Dec15, 1934Cal d.Sept10, 1993Cal..And supposedly Byron Morrow is in this ep --b.Chicago Sept8, 1920 also in THE IVY CURTAIN..23--A benchmark in the series--Scoville joins up....Next week--THE RANSOM---there is no equivalent!!

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 4th February 2005 1:35 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Scoville info--

get used to Kent Smith--he was in MOONSHOT--in a different role-but you are going to see way more of him in the remaining eps..go to http://www.findagrave.com ..to learn more about his life and death;---he's cremated, like George and Sherry Vikor..In THE BELIEVERS we learn that Scoville is based in NYC, initially, from his phone call to DV in california.. At the risk of repeating myself, of course Scoville could have been sitting in a room in Bora Bora, Walla Walla, Baden Baden, or Pago Pago..

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Name: Mind the step
Email:
clownsofaction@aol.com
Friday 4th February 2005 8:48 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Where and what is the truth?

"They" were coming from wherever, perhaps from a dying planet ... they bridged over a distance of 'who knows how many light-years' ... they have landed on Earth and then ... they did make damned "corn circles"? Maybe that's close to the truth, if so then "we" the so-called "homo sapiens" are maybe really the crown of the creation, because probably nobody of the humankind would trying to make an interstellar expedition with such intention ... or (on the other hand "we" make other nonsense)? Have they landed at Roswell? Are they among us, in our cities, under our beds?

Everybody can make corn circles, you know ... with a stake (or partner who stands in the middle of the future circle), a board and naturally a rope. On the other hand, if you ever see persons making such things, certainly they could be real alien beings. You never know. Maybe the truth is under our beds. Perhaps the truth is under the bed of the director of the Roswell UFO museum. Who knows?

Perhaps interesting for the 'hobby-name-researchers' of the Invaders fans is the origin of the family name "Thinnes" and the given name "Roy", click on (hope it works):

http://www.ancestry.com/search/SurnamePage.aspx?sourcecode=13304&html=b&fn=Roy&In=Thinnes&submit.x=52&submit.y=18

Have a nice weekend and a nice following week, and don’t forget 'they could be under your beds'.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Saturday 5th February 2005 12:56 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Where and what is the truth?

Dear Mind: The "aliens", whether "THE INVADERS", or some other kinds of aliens from another part of the universe, would be hard-pressed to try to hide underneath MY bed, as that is where I keep most of my girlie magazines. Lindsay.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Saturday 5th February 2005 1:31 am U.K. Time
Subject: "...under my bed..."

"...I have been keeping Svetlana--My Russian Girlfriend"; but, Annalisa--my other girlfriend, would use a death disc on both of us, if she found out!"

Doppelganger.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Saturday 5th February 2005 2:00 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: ...under my bed...

WOW!! I wonder if it would be possible for a human in a fit of jealous rage to steal a cerebral hemmorhage disc from the aliens to kill other humans in a crime of passion!! That would be a really wild scene!! P.S. I would like to meet this Svetlana, if only in pictorial form. But please be cautious!! Watch your back, I mean back of your neck!! Lindsay.

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 5th February 2005 10:49 am U.K. Time
Subject: hello--mind-the-step--

Hmmm..I am a UFO enthusiast, way-beyond this particular website..Have done much extensive research, and YOU are the first person that I have ever run across to refer to "Crop Circles" as "corn-circles" (sic)...Fields of corn have indeed been involved in these mysterious circles..But then again, so have fields of wheat, sorghum, soybeans, et. al..In my estimation, the terminology should indeed be "CROP" circles--not limited to one particular crop such as you put forth..With all due respect, of course..

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Saturday 5th February 2005 2:17 pm U.K. Time
Subject: shredded wheat (mr Nabisco)

Hi, Its very clear that crop circles are obviously warnings from an advanced race of aliens to us that we are destroying our own world. All we have to do is crack the code of the corn completely. They are very advanced and so they use special lightweight metal sticks to flatten the corn. They then go back up into their space saucerships before everyone wakes up.

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Saturday 5th February 2005 8:24 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Unofficial invaders website Alien poetry competition first round.

There was a young creature from space who entered a three legged race, he was not very fast, in fact he came last, because he was a bag of oven ready chips.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Saturday 5th February 2005 10:00 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Extended Dates for Roy's Dinner--February 13 Cut-Off for Informing us--

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ROY THINNES DINNER" (English Version) CUT OFF DATE EXTENDED FOR INFORMING (PhilsGameOn@aol.com) (thinnes38@cs.com) US OF ATTENDANCE AT ROY'S BIRTHDAY/TESTIMONIAL DINNER AT RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE IN MANHATTAN APRIL 6 2005 at 5:30 PM-

We have received several "YES; we will be there" and a considerable amount of E mailings and some Money Orders, as well-- BUT: The Cut-Off date is right around the corner-

February 13 is next WEEK-!

Repeating the Anouncement: Greetings:

Phil Forster and I have the pleasure of Informing an Exclusive Group of Aficionados from "TheInVaDeRs" Website and Chat Page of the "Roy Thinnes Birthday/Testimonial Dinner, set in stone, for April 6, 2005, falling on Roy's 67th birthday.

With a fair amount of wrangling and contemplation, taking all issues into consideration--logistical, aswellas financial--these are the exact details:

April 6, 2005 5:30 PM- Ruth's Chris Steak House West Side 148 West 51 Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York City, New York Starting at 5:30 pm

Because of the Distances many people will have to travel, and the arrangements necessary for those who wish to attend, it is imparative that all those understand that a fair amount of effort and time went into making these arrangements, along with a designated laison of Mr. Thinnes.'

The Following Two Deadlines MUST be met:

1) All those who are sincere in their wish to attend must put in writing, and forward to both of us simultaneously an ASSURANCE that they shall attend. Take note, this will be treated as a firm pledge, not merely an expression of one's desire

.

The 'Cut-Off Date'TO INFORM US(PHIL AND PAUL)BY E MAIL MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 5 AT THE LATEST- REPEAT: FEBRUARY 5 IS THE CUT-OFF DATE FOR INFORMING US OF THOSE OF YOU WHO WISH TO ATTEND ROY'S BIRTHDAY PARTY/TESTIMONIAL DINNER

THEN, YOU MUST FOLLOW-UP WITH THE FOLLOWING-- *SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS-

An e-mail to thinnes38@cs.com &PhilsGameOn@aol.com must be received by that date in order to determine the amount of guests for the evening.

2) A MONEY ORDER (no personal checks, or credit cards) must be received by February 13th in the name of "Ruth's Chris Steak House" with the names of the guests written on the Money Order - (also, kindly attach a small note: "Party for Roy Thinnes")

That money order is to be made in the amount of $75.00 (US) dollars per person, as a downpayment towards your dinner(s).

The entire dinner should ultimately cost us approximately $100-$120 per person. The difference outstanding between the final cost and the deposit is to be borne by each guest at the end of the affair.

The Money Order must be received by February 20th, after which date you will be excluded from the event and be ineligible to receive credit for your dinner.

REPEAT: Do NOT make the checks payable to Phil Forster nor Paul Lisanti. We do not intend to profit from this event - except in in the 'spiritual' sense from a most memorable gathering of our loyal aficionados, to finally meet one another and of course, our hero and Guest of Honor, Roy Thinnes and and his lovely wife Stephanie.

The Post Office Address to send the Money Orders is as follows:

P.A. Lisanti PO Box 813608 Hollywood, Florida 33081

Remember: Do NOT make the Money Orders payable to either of us; rather: "Ruth's Chris Steak House" with a short written letter particularizing your guests' names to the check.

A posting will follow after each and every check is received, along with an e-mail confirmation from us.

I sincerely appreciate your understanding that Phil and I are of modest means, and are unable to "front" the money based solely on a promise to attend.

Paul Anthony Lisanti (nottoodistantrelative) thinnes38@cs.com

Phil Forster (Phil) PhilsGameOn@aol.com

PS: This is a 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' opportunity to meet someone who, as far as I am concerned, provided us with a great deal of joy as lead role in The Invaders - both when we were kids, and certainly today now that it is being repeated in various parts of the world (with the exception of here in the United States - how ironic!).

Once again, heartfelt thanks on behalf of both of us. We hope to see you in Manhattan on April 6th.

Phil and Doppelganger(Paul)

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Name: Barry
Email:
baz10@baz10.force9.co.uk
Sunday 6th February 2005 4:51 pm U.K. Time
Subject: the believers

i liked this episode mainly because i couldnt remember much about it having seen it last time in the 90s ,though i had to laugh at the alien who was taking DV to the cell , i know it was a set-up to have what DV thought was the army coming to his rescue but the alien is way to kind to DV on the way there telling him that he doesnt want to kill him and he wouldnt feel a thing,there is so much emotion in his voice :)

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Name: Rob
Email:
rcurtis100@hotmail.com
Sunday 6th February 2005 9:16 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Invaders is excellent

I enjoyed watching the invaders when aired on TV, bbc2 in the early nineties. I wish they would have a re-run of it at a more decent time, knowing that its currently showing on channel five at a weird time on sunday (early) mornings. I cant remember if the show actually finished, or just left in some limbo, like most other sci-fi shows, if so, its a shame.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Monday 7th February 2005 1:02 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: hello--mind-the-step--

Of course, "THE INVADERS" don't deal in crop circles, as they want to keep their presence here a secret. Lindsay.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Monday 7th February 2005 11:55 pm U.K. Time
Subject: baz10--baz10 Hal Baylor--Friendly Alien...

That actor, Hal Baylor, was actually billed as "friendly alien" in the credits. Donald Davis was a very menacing Alien! I liked that Canadian Actor. In fact, he has a funny kind of disposition.

Yeah--Hal Baylor was a nice alien-

didn't you notice how David was so "hostile" the way he ripped off his tin foil from his nice, ready-made lunch, whilst friendly, kind and polite aliens were minding their own business, drinking their coffee and attempting to make David Feel at home?

Ohhh--Today's version of "the Invaders" would have David going to an angry management class; We have to learn to be more compassionate to our "neighbors" even if they do live in another galaxy; and after all, they are "Victims" of a dying planet. How cruel of we humans to lack such compassion.

Yes; David of 2005 would be before a militant Judge--preferably a Woman-- standing before her/him being berrated for his lack of "American" tolerance, void of any true understanding of our "diversity" which makes America the nation that stands HIGH ON THE HILL, above all because of our tolerance-- and willingness to allow aliens from Mexico, and from Galaxies far, far away.

Let us remember what a friendly Alien Hal Baylor was; and how mean David was to him.

How dare David act with such brazen, harshness, to those nice, hospitible aliens?

Hal Baylor IS/WAS related to the same family of physicians who started Baylor Medical School in Texas.

Doppelganger.

PS: ANNOUNCEMENT: LINDSAY AND FRIEND HAVE SENT THEIR MONEY ORDERS!

THEY ARE IN!

CONFIRMED FOR ROY'S PARTY OF APRIL 6TH AT RUTH'S CHRIS IN NYC!

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Tuesday 8th February 2005 9:54 am U.K. Time
Subject: hey ntdr,

Hi there old pal, indeed we both agree on The Hal-Baylor-University connection --sounds like a "before and after" for Pat and Vanna on WOF..!!..Don't know how many will get that one, but you and me and Lindsay will, and it's no dig at our UK friends who don't get Pat and Vanna WOF, and they can go to wheeloffortune.com...One great before & after on WOF could/should be " Michaelangelo's David Vincent Price Is Right Said Fred Flintstone"..But I digress, LOL!..your pal jim

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Name: Barry
Email:
baz10@baz10.force9.co.uk
Tuesday 8th February 2005 5:34 pm U.K. Time
Subject: the believers

there has been posts recently about the best looking lady alien in the invaders , but did anybody notice the blonde stunner of an alien who served DV in the canteen ,you see her for about 5 seconds then she s gone ,also it felt like a scene from Prisoner cell block H minus the cardboard walls ,and before i go ,ntdr i never noticed the credits ,funny how he was named as the friendly alien ;)

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Tuesday 8th February 2005 6:39 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: baz10--baz10 Hal Baylor--Friendly Alien... Also, Baylor University.

Dear Dopplehanger Paulie: Again, thanks for the good news of the money order arriving at last!! Baylor University: do you, or Jim know where in Texas it is located? I have heard that it is in Waco, with a possible second campus down near Huston/Galviston. (shades of 'THE BETRAYED'? Uh Oh!!) I read a great TORNADO disaster story about the Waco Tornado of 1953. In it, there is mentioned some abservers of the tornado funnel cloud watching it at the Baylor University campus. Lots of destruction and damage was done to Waco in that storm. The tall and slender Amicable Building was left still standing, and only lightly damaged, also mentioned in the story, which was printed in a weather book about several tornado disasters, as I can recall. 1953 was also the year in which Lorain, Ohio was ravaged by a vicious tornado, one of several that hit northern Ohio, and other parts of the midwest. Yes, I had no idea that Baylor University had a connection to an actor in "THE INVADERS"!!!! Lindsay.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Tuesday 8th February 2005 10:53 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Pam Curran, Diana Muldaur, Barbara Luna, Suzanne Pleshette

Good looking Alien women--

Actually, Nancy WickWire was NOT a bad looking alien--and she was only 43 years old when she made that episode; passed away-poor thing--when she was not even 47.

JIM -WHO WAS THE ALIEN WHO HYPNOTIZED LAURA DEVON AT THE END OF THE BETRAYED? BIG NOSE, GOOD LOOKING ACTOR-- "TURN THE SHIPS BACK NOW" "WHAT ABOUT THE GIRL?" "SHE'S FINISHED" We're outta here--

WHO was that actor who played the alien who Zapped Nancy (Evelyn)Wickwire because she"Failed"?

My FIRST CHOICE FOR BEST LOOKING ALIEN WOMEN IS STILL DIANA MULDAUR- then PAMELA CURRAN--THE ALIEN GIRL WHO SWITCHED CIGARETTE CASES WITH DAVID- BEFORE DAVID GETS DRUNK AND SMACKS SOME WISD-GUYS!

Barbara Luna was a good looking Italian/Hungarian Alien woman-

Suzanne Pleshette is my least favorite; she looks too much like my ex-wife, Jasmine- Suzanne only "Played" and alien--twice; Jasmine IS an alien.

Doppelganger.

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 9th February 2005 1:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lindsay,

Hey there--Baylor-Univ IS in Koreshville, but you are also correct on the Houston connection.. Tiz fact, an ex-NYC pal of mind--now an MD/PhD--interned/studied under Drs Denton Cooley and Michael DeBakey in cardiology at that Baylor extension..In the mid-1970s I crashed at his place while driving across Texas, which is actually a career in itself..He took me into their 'Dr Moreau' wing late at night---all kindza weird 2-headed kids and sorta-alien fetuses in jars of formaldehyde--really creepy....And you can check out the bio for Invaders actor Hal Baylor on imdb.com hmm, might be on findagrave.com too...my best, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 9th February 2005 1:24 pm U.K. Time
Subject: hey there ntdr in reply,

Hi there...You are referring to the scene in the tanker car when Evelyn gets zapped--"Bad Alien, No World Domination For You"--and there were 2 alien gas station attendants there....The closing credits list one of those guys--I'm not sure which (both had dialogue)--as 'Ivan Bonar', which is his real name but that guy missed his calling for films of an adult nature where they make up names like that one!..He's on imdb.com....And I think Babs Luna is Hispanic, she was born in NYC..see bio also on imdb..

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Name: UFO Phil
Email:
phil@mynameisphil.com
Wednesday 9th February 2005 8:10 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Real Invaders

recently witnessed something very frightening. I was riding in a bus along the freeway when the car next to us lost a hubcap. The hub cap spun off, bounced off the ground and zipped into the air. Once it took flight, it didn't come down. I lost site of it as it soared out of the atmosphere. My fear is that all the hubcaps are really tiny UFOs. So, if you own a car, you might want to have it examined.

...phil

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Name: UFO Phil
Email:
phil@mynameisphil.com
Wednesday 9th February 2005 8:11 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Real Invaders

Btw, I forgot to mention I have posted new songs and videos at http://www.mynameisphil.com and I was featured on the Dr Demento national radio show last week. ...UFO phil

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Thursday 10th February 2005 12:24 am U.K. Time
Subject: Barbara Luna--Italian and Hungarian--Not Hispanic-

"Older Alien-" Ivan Bonar? Alien in Boxcar who Zapped Nancy Wickwire-

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Thursday 10th February 2005 4:36 am U.K. Time
Subject: ntdr, --more alienettes...

Don't forget Diane Baker in BEACHHEAD, and the very 1st female alien Bonnie Beecher, also in that ep..She remains the wife of Wavy Gravy to this day..And Laurie Mock in THE IVY CURTAIN mentioning pot and LSD!--she was great in the classic cheesy 1960s movie 'Hot Rods To Hell', your typical family-on-vacation-gets-terrorized-by-tie-wearing-thugs-in-clean-collared-shirts..A real hoot! I know there is a website devoted to that movie--with pix of Laurie Mock--so punch her name or the movie name into Google..BTW, her mother Rose Mock was on The Invaders production staff and in some closing credits....How I know and remember this stuff amazes me! cheers, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Thursday 10th February 2005 9:53 am U.K. Time
Subject: ntdr, lindsay, jamie,and "The Phil' first and original..

Hi yall, I enjoy "in-jokes"--such as on The Invaders in SUMMIT MTG PT1 the 'Sletnir Bldg', an in-joke on David Rintels of the production staff..Somewhat like Apu of 'The Simpsons' having attended "Springfield Heights Institute of Technology" when he applies for US citizenship..

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 10th February 2005 10:10 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: ...under my bed... SVETLANA or ANNA LISA - HI PAULIE

Hi Paulie

Hey Bro, are you ONE busy bee!!!! Makes me wish I was young again.... :o)

So, which of these delightful ladies are you bringing-along to New York on April 6th????

Phil (no Doppelganger there - they broke the mould WHILE they were making me!)

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Thursday 10th February 2005 10:14 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi UFO Phil,

You are a new poster on this site but you have obviously seen that another poster--my/our good friend Phil-philsgameon-has long been a valued contributor to this site..You are to be commended for the fact that you realized that and immediately distinguished yourself from him..I myself always post as 'jim' in small letters--the record speaks for itself--and you can imagine how ticked-off I was when a few months ago some guy also used a 'jim' in small letters as a posting and it wasn't me!...I have no doubts that our primary friend/poster 'Phil' who regularly contributes here noticed your posting too..And that you separated yourself from him from 'the get-go'..You are a thoughtful person..Welcome aboard, regards jim

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 10th February 2005 10:19 am U.K. Time
Subject: ROY THINNES DINNER APRIL 6th - CALLING ALL GERMAN FANS

OK folks - I know our last German correspondent was Ruediger way back last September, but I'm banking on tapping-into a rich (if currently hidden) source of keen enthusiasts from a more adventurous and travel-orientated nation than my fellow countrymen (in my personal experience).

And yes Paulie, it's all my own work. Any Germans reading it will no doubt wince at some of the archaic and twee use of their language, but rest assured they'll get the meaning:

SEHR GEEHRTE "INVASION VON DER WEGA" FANS:

Paul Lisanti und Phil Forster freuen sich, einer Sondergruppe Fans der 'TheInVaDeRs' Website 'Chat Page' Seite ueber den 'Roy Thinnes Geburtstag/ Beehrenabendessen' mitzuteilen - jetzt fuer den 6er April 2005 auf seinem 67en Geburtstag festgelegt worden.

Wir haben versucht, an alle Sachen und Erwaegungen - das heisst, logistisch und auch finanziell - zu denken, um die folgenden Detaille zu entscheiden:

Ruth's Chris Steak House - West Side 148 West 51 Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues) New York City

Ab 17:30

Wegen der grossen Entfernungen ueber denen viele Teilnehmer reisen sollen und auch ihrer notwendigen Plaenen, muessen alle bemerken, wieveil Zeit und Arbeit die ganze Aufgabe sich mitgebracht hat - nicht zu vergessen, mit Hilfe eines bestimmten Bekannters von Roy Thinnes selbst.

Das folgende ist zu beobachten:

1) Alle ernste Teilnehmer mussen uns (Phil und Paul) gleichzeitig schriftlich bestaetigen, dass sie kommen. Diese wird ein Versprechen, kein Wunschausdruck sein.

Das Schlussdatum ist der 28er Februar, alle Teilnehmer angenommen zu werden.

Ein E-mail an thinnes38@cs.com und PhilsGameOn@aol.com muss so bald wie moeglich bekommen werden um zu bestimmen, wieviele Gaeste zu erwarten sind.

2) Eine POSTANWEISUNG (kein Scheck- oder Kreditkartenbezahl) zahlbar an "Ruth's Chris Steak House" muss bis zum 28en Februar bekommen werden, mit allen Gastnamen darauf geschrieben, auch mit kleinem Begleitschein der "Party for Roy Thinnes" zeigt.

Diese Postanweisung soll fuer U.S. $75,00 (fuenfundsiebzig) pro Person, als Pfand fuer jedes einziges Abendessen sein.

Das ganze vollstandige Essen soll schliesslich von ungefaehr $100 bis $120 pro Person kosten. Der ausstehende Unterschied inzwischen Endpreis und Pfand muss von jedem Gast selbst am Ende des Ereignises bezahlt werden.

Nach diesem Datum wird man von diesem Ereignis ausgeschlossen, und auch gegen seinem Abendessen nicht Kreditberechtigt sein.

Bitte KEIN Scheck an Phil Forster oder Paul Lisanti selbst zahlbar machen. Wir wollen gar nicht durch dieses Ereignis, Gewinn zu machen - ausser vielleicht, im Herz durch denkwuerdiges Treffen mit einer Menge treuen Invaders Fans, und auch natuerlich unserem Held und geehrten Gast Roy Thinnes, zusammen mit seiner reizenden Frau Stephanie.

Die Postanweisung muss an die folgende Adresse gesendet werden:

P.A.Lisanti PO Box 813608 Hollywood Florida 33081 U.S.A.

Bitte nicht vergessen, die Postanweisung an weder Paul Lisanti noch Phil Forster - lieber an "Ruth's Chris Steak House" zahlbar machen, zusammen mit kleinem Brief oder Nachricht gesendet, um alle Gastnamen zu zeigen.

Lieferung bei Paul jeder Postanweisung wird durch eine Nachricht auf dem Website Chat Page und auch ein E-mail von entweder ihm selbst oder Phil bestaetigt werden.

Wir sind herzlich dankbar dass man bermerkt, weder Paul noch Phil sind reich genug, fuer jeden Gast nur wegen eines Teilnehmenversprechens im voraus zu bezahlen.

Paul Anthony Lisanti (nottoodistantrelative) thinnes38@cs.com

Phil Forster (Phil) PhilsGameOn@aol.com

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 10th February 2005 10:27 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: ROY THINNES DINNER APRIL 6th - P.S. PAULIE

Hi Paul

I forgot to mention - I hope you forgive me for unilaterally announcing an extended deadline of 28th February. I believe it to be reasonable, as one or two of our fellow aficianados who have expressed positive interest appear to be away from their home e-mail for the moment (I'm thinking especially of Taugus and Lyndon Shipston). I know Taugus works extensively away from home, and I believe Lyndon may also not yet be aware of recent developments.

Plus, I've had an e-mail enquiry "out of the blue" from a lady based in Washington DC - see separate e-mail.

Cheers for now, Phil

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 10th February 2005 10:38 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders is excellent - HI ROB CURTIS

Hi Rob

Welcome to this chat page, and rest assured most of us here echo your sentiments 100%.

However, many of our fellow UK contributors are in the process of following the series on Channel 5, some for the first time. For this reason I won't let the cat out of the bag about how the program ends on this Chat Page, but if you want to know e-mail me off-list.

Regards, Phil

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 10th February 2005 1:59 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Unofficial invaders website Alien poetry competition first round - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

You really ARE as dyed-in-the-wool VIZ reader aren't you????????

Then of course, there was "The Rotating Chin-Men"....

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Thursday 10th February 2005 2:06 pm U.K. Time
Subject: SOS-Timer Error!

I had a problem recording "THE BELIEVERS" that you won't believe! I have taken the luxury in buying a HDD/DVD recorder to catch The Invaders key episodes. The one in question backfired when coordinating the cable receiver timer with recorder timer. The recorder was set to go off ten minutes before but the cable box went off at the starting time of 0420. The show was already in progress for two minutes approximately. David Vincent was finishing a phone call to Edgar Scolville when he agreed to finance David's three colleagues. I felt I lost the initial greeting between David and the Believers. You would be surprised what you could miss in two minutes and this crucial moment in the episode and for the entire series is a loss to the collection. Well my "SOS" is if Jim, Phil or somebody could fill me in on the missing "Two Minutes"?

I have been absent from the participation in this sight since Christmas. Although I have been busy, I still have been keeping track with everyone's comments just the same. I have noticed that many more people are joining in now and the archive comments are turning over quite fast.

Thanks

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Thursday 10th February 2005 3:46 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Big pink underpants

Hi Phil, Viz have been nicking my material for years....

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Name: jim waters
Email:
jameswaters116@hotmail.com
Thursday 10th February 2005 5:50 pm U.K. Time
Subject: dvd

why dont you lot just buy the box set on dvd like i did ? better than sitting up till 5 in morning red eyed regards jim waters

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Friday 11th February 2005 2:46 am U.K. Time
Subject: From time to time...

I like to repeat this statement: I may/may not have used Good/poor/lousy/bad judgement in the "thinnes38" e mail; and to top it off, I used this clever, but also as misleading: "nottoodistantrelative" handle-

Truth: My mother's maiden name truly is Thinnes- The "Only" Thinnes in my family that is alive, is "Sousan Thompson" f/k/a Sousan Celine Thinnes, originally from Mount Prospect, Illinois; Married to Thom Thompson since 1960- she was born in Chicago in 1934-nearly 20 years before I was born. sousan1334@yahoo.co.uk She used to live in Canada(explains the yahoo.uk thingy-

OUR Thinnes is a Derivative of "Anthonious" the North German/Eastern French version of the latin for Anthony "Thon" or Thonious: hence, THINNES-

I don't claim, nor AM I at all related to Roy Thinnes- Although Roy is of the Impression that "All Thinnes" are somehow related-- Well, Darwin would have us all believe we are somehow related.

Who knows?

I just have this idea that when Roy and I finally meet, he will look at me, I will look at him, and he will throw out his right hand to shake mine- Simultaneously saying--"...well, I'll be a monkey's uncle..."

AND of course, I will throw out my "LEFT" hand to shake hands, and say,

DOPPELGANGER!!

Try that, Darwin??

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 11th February 2005 8:31 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: From time to time... HI PAULIE

Hi!

Well, that's cleared-up the E-mail synonym confusion yet again.... so, how about all the other newsworthy items (including my comment on the two ladyfriends)????

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 11th February 2005 8:42 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: SOS-Timer Error - HI TOM

Hi Tom

First-off, are you the guy from the U.S. currently domiciled near Heathrow in the U.K.????

With regard to THE BELIEVERS, I expect Jim or one of our other of the knowledgeable contributors will clue you in. I've got the complete episode on VCR, have seen it twice since it was recorded in 1992 but sadly cannot recall exactly what took place in the opening two minutes or so (although I should!). I'll make sure I watch it over the week-end, although sadly I cannot access the Chat Page from home. So, by the time I get back to work on Monday, if no-one else has come to your rescue I'll clue you in.

Phil

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 11th February 2005 8:46 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: dvd - HI JIM WATERS

I believe we've been here before, and as I recall the following question went unanswered (I apologise if they didn't) - WHERE DID YOU GET THE DVD SET FROM????

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 11th February 2005 10:32 am U.K. Time
Subject: hi ntdr and phil--

Hi guys-remember as I told ya before, W.51St is a one-way westbound street in Manhattan..Cars are parked on the left and right curb lanes and 2 lanes ostensibly flow thru, not taking into account all the double-parked trucks and cars...The immediate midtown area there is a really tough place to find a parking space for you ntdr--if you drive there..As for you Phil--you'll be flying, no car of your own but renting one--fugeddaboutit-!.For tips on getting around in The Apple, ask me for pointers off-site if you wish..NTDR, I know that you had prior links to Astoria, so you are familiar with NYC..And Chi-Town too-- hometown of Roy and SuzieP--so you know the ropes..I hope that Phil's trip as a 1st-timer to the colonies--and my hometown in particular--goes all-according-to-his-plans!..And raise that brewski! my best guys, jim

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Name: Christian Macé
Email:
e.marcelvincent@wanadoo.fr
Friday 11th February 2005 10:44 am U.K. Time
Subject: THE INVADERS IN NEW YORK ! ! !

Dear friends, hello

THE INVADERS IN NEW YORK ! ! !

On this site, this informations :

http://www.rense.com/general62/newy.htm

UFO filmed the june 20, 2004, in NEW YORK !

To look the photos on the site...

In a friendly way,

Christian Macé (France)

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Name: jim waters
Email:
jameswaters116@hotmail.com
Friday 11th February 2005 10:53 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: dvd - HI JIM WATERS

listen carefully go on google type in roy thinness the invaders then search you will then see tv series collection click on and buy the invaders on dvd 3 boxes containing every episode good picture/sound menus and art work i did so give it a whirl and let me know how you got on regards jim waters

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 11th February 2005 11:13 am U.K. Time
Subject: Pass the Parcel - THE STRANGLERS and THE MENINBLACK - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

I see no-one responded to your message of 28th January, while I was off sick.

The Stranglers were my No.1 band in the late 70's, and they in fact introduced their pet alien fantasy theory on their PREVIOUS album "The Raven" (1979), with a single track called "TheMenInBlack". This was a very eerie, spacey piece totally out of character with their normal stuff of the time, the instrumentation consisting almost entirely of 'layered' multi-tracked synthesiser sounds punctuated by a very atmospheric, reverberating drum figure. The vocals track was sung by the bass player Jean-Jacques Burnel, using the helium effect to give him a high-pitched voice. They never attempted to feature it live, but the soundtrack was used at gigs to precede the band's arrival on stage.

This whole concept was expanded on their next album "The MeninBlack" (or was it "The Gospel According To The MenInBlack"?), which sadly proved a big disappointment to Stranglers-friendly critics and fans alike (indeed, it was the first Stranglers album I didn't buy).

The most memorable track was the opener "WaltzInBlack", a distinctive keyboard-based instrumental using a classic fairground-style 'oompah' waltz rythm behind a strident repeating melody. About half-way through, the sound of a load of 'giggling' MenInBlack aliens (again, using the helium-induced high-pitched voice effect) was gradually phased-in over the top, getting louder as the track wore-on towards the end - which spoils the piece in my view! Anyway, it was used last year in a Vodaphone TV commercial, and you'd definitely remember it if you heard it again. again, the band didn't try to re-create it live, but used it instead of the original "MenInBlack" song to herald their on-stage arrival.

The band dropped the whole 'MenInBlack' thing from then on, HOWEVER.... as fans observed around the time of "The Raven" & "MenInBlack" albums, on the front cover of the band's FIRST album "Rattus Norvegicus" released in 1977 in the background can be seen a single "ManInBlack", complete with distinctive round hat. No-one appeared to have noticed this previously, which was strange in hindsight....

But, yet again, as Michael Caine would say: "Not a lot of people know that" :o)

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 11th February 2005 11:22 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hello Tom, I shant neglect my Invaders when called upon--

Tom, you called on me and Phil recommended me as the possible answer to the tape you lost.. Reminds me of Nixon's 'lost' tapes too LOL..Okay, for you I re-watched and timed the intro to THE BELIEVERS for the 2 minutes you mentioned before the phone call from Edgar Scoville (sic)....00.00-Scene opens with a shot of a tall Ell-Lay bldg, and then a shot of a sign saying SINGEISER COMPUTER INC--and they could only WISH that they were where WE are now! All those Buick-sized computers with rolling tape and blinking lights!--but I digress..Actor Hal Baylor--recently discussed here--has the first speaking role as a guard.. Switch to DV in a room with other 'believers', he's in a room that appears to show UFO photos on a wall..(Note--not UFO photos that I could particularly discern, and I've seen thousands)..DV picks up a 'red-phone'--and aren't they ALL red?..!!--and the Scoville phone chatter begins at 1m38sec when Scoville says "We may have something on that--Pg3Par2--we have a fair fix on their galaxy"..(oh really, jim asks?) So there ya have what amounts to the missing 2 minutes for you, or thereabouts..Anyway, I'm flattered that I was asked as 'the source'!..I hope this answers your question, you really didn't miss much in this particular instance. regards, jim

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 11th February 2005 11:35 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: dvd - HI JIM WATERS

Thanks for the info Jim.

Obviously a 'bootleg' item for which I'll wager you "paid through the nose"(?).

I also imagine the source for the recordings was the syndicated (as currently broadcast on UK Channel 5) "Worldvision" versions of the show which are indeed of a nicely 'cleaned-up' quality but which omit a whole load of action in one episode, and possibly in good few others too. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

I'll take a rain check about buying them as I have a virtually complete set (again, of the 'syndicated' versions) on videocassette. That said, I would be interested to know if they were supplied by a certain Chance Bartels (which could make a difference)....

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 11th February 2005 12:25 pm U.K. Time
Subject: hello Christian, on the NYC UFO photos--in a friendly way--

Bon-jour, I looked at what you posted..Those UFO photos--real photos--were actually taken in Englewood, Bergen County, New Jersey--I recognize the 'roundhouse' apartment building.. But you are not wrong for the 'New York City' thinking on this one because that is just across The Hudson River, and anything like that happening in Jersey makes the news in NYC.. As a native son of NYC, I've never been all that fond of New Jersey--and it's not a rivalry because after-all it IS 'Jersey'!..(Sorry to any NJ fans lurking on the site--but true!)..Those photos are from the late 1980s or so..New Jersey has had several UFO incidents but indeed those Bergen County photos are the most famous, but they have also had several reported landings there too, and right near the same area in the photos you fwded.. And I'm talking little silver-suits seen taking soil samples in a public park..It's all there on Google if you carry forth..As for the photos--merci!..in a friendly way, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Friday 11th February 2005 1:20 pm U.K. Time
Subject: a note about DV in THE BELIEVERS from last week..

There weren't all that many eps of The 43 wherein our hero DV makes an appearance in the cold-opening rather than usually showing up in ACT 1...But the ones I can think of besides last weeks' ep are BEACHHEAD, THE MUTATION, COUNTERATTACK, THE ORG., (no, not orgasm! LOL), this weeks' THE RANSOM, and if I forgot one--this done 'cold' also with no research--I'm sure I'll be reminded! Doing my best, jim

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Name: PhilForster
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Friday 11th February 2005 1:52 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: THE STRANGLERS and THE MENINBLACK - HI AGAIN JAMIE + DAVE BROWN

Hi again Jamie, also Dave Brown

Two monumental goofs in my posting on this subject earlier today:

1. Jamie, you did of course raise the subject in your posting of 27th January 2005 (2:01 pm U.K. Time), NOT 28th as I claimed. Not that anyone picked-up on that, of course....

2. Dave Brown, HUGE APOLOGIES for remarking that nobody responded to Jamie - you of course did so a day or two later. I see that we are in accord with regard to the respective merits of the "MenInBlack" album, I heard it a couple of times courtesy of a pal of mine and was so disappointed I didn't bother to buy it - especially as I liked the preceding album "The Raven" so much!

I take it you also clocked "WaltzInBlack" on the Vodaphone TV ads earlier last year? And had you noticed the "ManInBlack" way in the background on the front cover of "Rattus Norvegicus"????

I guess I saw The Stranglers about 20 times between 1977 and 1981, and I was dismayed when Hugh Cornwell quit the band in 1990 - they haven't had a hit since. That said, I understand there's been a bit of a surge above the normal level of interest in their last CD, as their current lead singer Paul Roberts has had to pull-out of a number of recent gigs by my pal's tribute band La Vida Santana, for whom he peforms magnificently on lead vocals. A great lad is Paul, his wife Rusty is a lovely lass too!

Cheers, Phil

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Name: PhilForster
Email:
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Friday 11th February 2005 2:21 pm U.K. Time
Subject: UFO's IN BRITAIN - HI CHRISTIAN

Hallo Christian

Please excuse my delay in getting back to you on regarding this article, I have been away from work for the past two weeks with the flu (la grippe).

So.... a recent sighting (31st January), and a UFO 'hotspot' between Filey and Scarborough indeed???? I shall keep a look-out for any further news.

Also, did you ever learn any more about the UFO sightings near Biarritz last year? Have there been any more?

Finally Christian - can you reply soon to my last e-mail? Many thanks.

Salutations, Phil

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Name: PhilForster
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Friday 11th February 2005 4:03 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Big pink underpants (Felix's, per chance?)- HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

So, we have YOU to thank for "Captain Morgan And His Hammond Organ", "Harold and Fred - They Make Ladies Dead", "Mickey's Miniature Grandpa", "The Real Ale Twats", "Buster Gonad And His Unfeasibly Large Testicles", "Nobby's Piles", "Tinribs", and the rest do we????

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Friday 11th February 2005 4:28 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Are we not men? ..we are DEVO.

Hi Phil, It's a long time since i read Viz (honest) and i don't recall most of the names you have kindly listed.....My favourite however was 'Black Bag' the faithful border bin liner and his master mr Andrew Mctavish. I didn't have you down as punk but there you go. I remember being freaked out by my mates album 'Ratusnorvegicus'(something like that) because of the shots inside of Hugh holding hands with a girl dummy...eerie stuff.

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Name: jim waters
Email:
jameswaters116@hotmail.com
Friday 11th February 2005 4:34 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: dvd - HI JIM WATERS

well of corse there bootleg but consisdering you pay 100 pound for 45 1 hour episodes and as i say good picture/sound i think your being a bit harsh as for missing footage well as i was bought up on the bbc2 run theres not alot missing but even if there was so what i like the invaders as much as the next bloke but im not that hardcore about it anyway each to there own regards jim weaters

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Name: PhilForster
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PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 11th February 2005 6:22 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Are we not men? ..we are DEVO - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

No, I was never a "punk" as such (i.e. never remotely dressed or had my hair done like one), I was in fact one of many early 70's Progressive Rock buffs who, when the entire movement completely lost it's way around '76/77, had no choice but to embrace NEW WAVE (rather than 'PUNK', a rather narrower definition of one element of the new wave scene).

The Stranglers were no more 'punk' than The Beatles had been, but with their otherwise impressive instrumental prowess tempered with some basic meaty drumming and aggressively-sung lyrics, they provided an ideal 'stepping stone' for the likes of me to embrace the new scene (and there were a good many more excellent musically-expressive acts around at the time - The Jam, Ian Dury and The Blockheads, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Squeeze, Ultravox (pre-Midge Ure), Fischer Z, Penetration, Magazine to name but a few....

That said, I did indeed enjoy - live and on record - some of the notable out-and-out 'punk' bands as well, if in smaller doses....

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Name: PhilForster
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PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 11th February 2005 6:35 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: dvd - HI JIM WATERS (AGAIN)

Hi again Jim

I wouldn't say I was being 'harsh', most folk do indeed "pay through the nose" for rare bootlegs - it's the name of the game. I only suggested you MIGHT have done so, but at £100 it sounds like you got a reasonable deal.

I in no way implied that it was a bad deal for you personally to have got the 'syndicated' version of the show (as broadcast on BBC2 between 1990 and 1992), only that I myself would not gain from buying the same set of DVD's as I have the entire series of the same versions on good-quality VHS cassette tape recording (all but one episode). I was drawing contrast with the PRE-syndicated versions that Chance Bartels advertised on this Chat Page a while back, which I may consider buying as he stresses they are "uncut" - that's why I asked you if he had supplied your DVD's, although I take it the answer to that question is "no".

On which subject - Chance if you're reading this, any 'chance'(ha ha) of a reply to my e-mail????

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Friday 11th February 2005 10:37 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Test

Testing 1 2 3

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 12th February 2005 5:50 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hello JIM WATERS

Hello Mr Waters. Your generic e-address at hotmail gives no clue as to where you are from, but you speak of monetary funds in 'pound' so are you from GB?..In any event, I hope you did not "pay 100 pound for 45 1 hour episodes" because only 43 were shown..This is only to clarify what you have posted..In a friendly way, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 12th February 2005 6:29 am U.K. Time
Subject: once more to Mr Waters on the above by me--your tape purchases..

Hello again Jimbo, I live here in the USA ('of corse') and I'm not all up on what the British Pound-Sterling and US Dollar exchange is for any given day..But I instinctively know that the pound is mightier than the dollar...100 Pound probably equals about 80-some US smackeroos...These Invaders tapes that you purchased--should be 43, not 45!- So did you pay about the equivalent of $2USD per episode or what?..Were they on 43 separate tapes or 3-for 1-resulting in 15 tapes (and a menage-de-trois)--or did you get say two 10HR VHS tapes?.. HOW MUCH mazooma did you wind up spending for them?..And could you PLEASE be so kind as to post here on the site the name and mailing address of the person you purchased them from?. Did you receive 43 individual tapes, amounting to maybe $2 per tape!-or a menage-a-trois with 3 episodes on one tape--which would be 15 tapes..Or say 3 10HR VHS tapes with all 43 eps?..My compliments on your speling too..In a frendly way, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 12th February 2005 6:53 am U.K. Time
Subject: hey phil, --this ain't no Mudd Club or CBGB's--I ain't got time for that now!

Hi old pal, the 'subject' of course a line from David Byrne at his best..This in reference to the "punk" inference..You know I am a former NYC cabbie in the 1970s. Both above-named places were real downtown Manhattan late-nite 'places-to-be'...They left off Max's Kansas City (17th&Park Ave) but I was there!..Ventured into said venues on occasion, but with like Studio54, you would have found me outside in my taxi waiting for a fare!..And to further add to 'the punkery', I met some gal-fare in my cab and wound up--uh, 'entertaining' her--in The Chelsea Hotel on W23rd just 24 hours before Sid Vicious was very unkind to Nancy Laura Spungen just 2 floors above. (Dylan Thomas --and Bob Dylan!--also roomed there)..cheers, jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 12th February 2005 7:08 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lisa from jim

You being Paulie's cousin, you know that I sincerely enjoy your postings--and there haven't been many in a while! Okay here ya go--in reply--Testing 4 5 6 My best to ya, jim---and contact me off-or-on-site for any Invaders questions and postulations, etc--any time..I'll do my best to supply the answers..jim

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 12th February 2005 8:51 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi to TAUGUS--

Are you still out there in cyber/Invaders world?..And remember, Ed "Taugus" Asner of WALL OF CRYSTAL returns in THE MIRACLE..Role-reversal on both eps.. regards, jim

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Name: jim waters
Email:
jameswaters116@hotmail.com
Saturday 12th February 2005 11:02 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: once more to Mr Waters on the above by me--your tape purchases..

hi they are not tape purchases its a dvd box set. i am in england the set cost $200 approx £100 heres the site address regards jim waters . http://www.tv-series-collection.com/ ps its not a official set but if you look at the site you will see its the best you will get also yes 43 episodes not 45 sorry i didnt have my anorak on last time i e mailed.

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Saturday 12th February 2005 11:37 am U.K. Time
Subject: To JIM WATERS once more,

Mr Waters, I just can't help myself but must re-address your posting..Specifically, the one on 11thFEB at 4:34pm..You mention 'pounds'..Are you REALLY from Great Britain?..I often use e-spell for 'thanks' as "thanx" and 'please' as "pleez", but those that get-it--get it..What troubles me is that in 'real life' your spelling and syntax are atrocious, I just can't imagine that the British school system would have allowed you to graduate beyond what seems to be a 5th-grade education in Georgia USA...You said--for all to see--"well of corse there bootleg"..You not only agree to engage in what is criminal behaviour, (Brit-spell by me)-- but my passion in life ---aside from this site ---is reverse-scamming the Nigerian 419ers--and you sound quite like them..Just go to http://www.ebolamonkeyman.com or http://www.scamorama.com ..If I am chasing at windmills like Donnie Q, then PLEASE explain to me why you--JIM WATERS--couldn't even get your own name right---"regards jim weaters"..?????.. Or did education truly fail somewhere in GB in your case?..

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Name: james waters
Email:
jameswaters116@hotmail.com
Saturday 12th February 2005 11:55 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: To JIM WATERS once more,

jesus whats your problem! if you found some grammatical errors in that post its because i was rushing when i wrote it anyway no need to thank me for the info you asked for regards jammy wheateors

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Name: james waters
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jameswaters116@hotmail.com
Saturday 12th February 2005 1:34 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: To JIM WATERS once more,

by the way as for your allegation regarding my so called criminal activities try looking on the site and read the disclaimer . next time know your facts before shooting your mouth off regards jommi woopens

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Name: james waters
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jameswaters116@hotmail.com
Saturday 12th February 2005 3:07 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: To JIM WATERS once more,

by the way for those of us who have led a sheltered life in terms of computer knowhow what is reverse scamming. please keep your reply simple as i have trouble with big words regards jan vouters

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Name: james waters
Email:
jameswaters116@hotmail.com
Saturday 12th February 2005 8:13 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: To JIM WATERS once more,

if you care to look at your keyboard you will see that W is next to E so anyone with half a brain would surmise that i hit both keys together. so waters became (this is the part that brains are needed)weaters ok or am i going to fast for you also who the hell is donny q and is it serious once again love and regards pim mooters

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Name: james waters
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jameswaters116@hotmail.com
Saturday 12th February 2005 8:16 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: To JIM WATERS once more,

and finally the sorry fact that you are american is not something i would shout about myself especially on the WWW bye bye

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Sunday 13th February 2005 12:20 am U.K. Time
Subject: Doppleganger! ...but NOT a Referee!

Hello, all "good-natured" and fine contributors to this great website- Remember, this is TRULY the ONLY Website with referrence to our FavoUrite show and our FavoUrite Actor--"The Invaders/ Roy Thinnes--" and let is ALL remember --in a LIGHT MOST FAVOuRABLE to our hero and our Dignified Website- Kindly remember, we MUST maintain the HIGHEST LEVEL of Dignity worthy or our Hero, Roy Thinnes' participation. I can tell you, Truthfully, "ROY" does participate here-- Most of us just don't know how, when and under what Pseudo Nome de Plume he is using- they change from time to time--

Jim Waters and XNYCKID are contributors. And we need you all.

IN fact, we "want" you all.

Jim XNYCKID is a personal Friend of mine; and has been a great contributor for nearly 3 years now.

I am NOT a referee--nor, do I hold myself out to be--BUT-- My only grievence is, NO ANTI-AMERICANISM HERE-- We DO NOT ENGAGE IN ANTI-ANY NATIONALITY-- In fact, we are Even KIND TO THE ALIENS- That is our Motto--

"THE INVADERS CONSTITUTION"

"ALL MEMBERS SHALL ACT AND BEHAVE AS THOUGH ROY THINNES AND EVERY DIGNIFIED ACTOR WHO PLAYED ON THE SHOW IS TO BE PROUD OF NOT ONLY THEIR WORKS, BUT THOSE OF US WHO PARTICIPATE HERE, MUST BEHAVE IN THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF HONOR AND DIGNITY WORTHY OF SUCH PARTICIPATION"

Doppelganger

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Name: james waters
Email:
jameswaters116@hotmail.com
Sunday 13th February 2005 9:52 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Doppleganger! ...but NOT a Referee!

yea well talks cheap when your not the one being slagged off . all i did was offer some asked for info and his reply was to insult me my country and its institutions .if this is the level of behaviour on this board your welcome to it regards jim waters

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Sunday 13th February 2005 1:23 pm U.K. Time
Subject: to JAMES WATERS -or whoever you are--

Hmm..JAMES WATERS, at first you spell your surname wrong as "weaters"..NOW at your 3:07 PM posting you say "regards jan vouters" (sic)..Did you slip there?..The point is, we are all Invaders fans at heart..If you endorse the criminal act of buying or selling 'bootleg tapes'--your words--you are not a true fan of the show..Roy doesn't get dime-one in residuals from you for his tremendous acting efforts..Do you think he thinks about that?..I have been posting on this site for about 16 months now--I do have ALL 43, (NOT 45!) which I taped off the tv..But NEVER ONCE will you ever see ME offer them for sale--check the archives..In addition, I ignore all requests on where to obtain them--on-site and off-site--and there have been MANY!. To answer your query, reverse scamming is just what it is, re-check the 2 sites I mentioned..NOT that YOU are involved but I know for a fact that the Nigerian419ers 'trawl' this site for legit e-addresses..I hear from 10 a week and this is the only site wherein I use my true genuine e-address .Anything that doesn't bounce back is legit to them..And a scamster on this site could say how happy they are to have received their 'bootleg' Invaders tapes for whatever sum they paid--and provide some address where 'the hopeful/desperate posters' can also send their hard-earned mazooma. And wait and wait for tapes that do not exist and will never be sent.....This essentially ends our communication. However it is my hope that any poster who asks of you where they too can send their hard-earned money to obtain these illegal tapes--(you were wrong on the # of eps, recall)- it is my sincere hope that they might pause and consider all the angles..You can say what you want to/about me--whatever your name is..The good posters and friends that I have developed on this site for a very-long cyber-time can vouch for my character both on and off the site....Ciao.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Sunday 13th February 2005 3:00 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: to JAMES WATERS -or whoever you are--

Jim, will you get off this kick!

Think ALIENS!

Lisa

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Name: Mark Hookway
Email:
hookway@ fs mail.net
Sunday 13th February 2005 4:04 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Jim

I had been looking back through the postings on this site for the last week and I couldn't see any notes of yours on THE RANSOM which was shown on UK TV earlier this morning.

However I wanted to ask a question regarding the actor Alfred Ryder. I know that he played an alien leader named Mr Nexus in VIKOR, but does he play the same alien leader in THE RANSOM or is it a totally different character entirely.

Regards

Mark

PS I understand that Alfred Ryder will also be making an appearance in a future episode called THE PEACEMAKER. Again does he play the same alien leader as was featured in THE RANSOM.

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Name: Perry
Email:
pr006c4040@blueyonder.co.uk
Sunday 13th February 2005 7:35 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Last Nights Episode, The Ransom, has anybody got it??

Hi,

Can anyone help me please?

Forgot to program my DVD last night to tpae The Invaders, can anyone do me a copy of The Ransom on DVD or VHS, will pay or trade for it?

Thanks in Advance Perry

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Name: Barry
Email:
baz10@baz10.force9.co.uk
Sunday 13th February 2005 9:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: one of the aliens

i may be way off with this question ,but does one of the aliens from sunday mrnings episode indeed play the part of a prisoner in the classic

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Name: Barry
Email:
baz10@baz10.force9.co.uk
Sunday 13th February 2005 9:03 pm U.K. Time
Subject: opps !!

sorry about that hit the post bit too early , is one of the aliens from the classic WW2 film the great escape ??

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Name: Barry
Email:
baz10@baz10.force9.co.uk
Sunday 13th February 2005 9:10 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Jim Waters

your not the only one Jim ,take a look back in the post archives and you will see what happened when a friend of mine (Bill Cooper) posted for the first time ,dont think he bothered again after that .

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Name: dave brown
Email:
davebrown2003@msn.com
Sunday 13th February 2005 10:18 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: THE STRANGLERS and THE MENINBLACK - HI AGAIN JAMIE + DAVE BROWN

hello phil thanks for the comments on the stranglers it took me a while also to get over hugh leaving the band but i like paul roberts a lot. the last album was good norfolk coast and i heard the band have been doing music for the soundtrack on a japanese animated film for next year which is tipped to be really big.i taped last nights episode ransom but havent watched it yet except the opening minutes where the leader is captured by dv and it looks like a good episode all the best to all fans and good wishes for roys birthday party

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Monday 14th February 2005 3:21 am U.K. Time
Subject: Good Contributors

"Hey--We need you all here"! I like the stuff that Jim Waters has to say; and I--of course--Love the stuff Jim XNYCKID has been contributing here-- Let's have some kind of truce-- This is far to neat of a chatpage for any of this Ego stuff-!

I like you all! Even the "aliens"!

Hey--How about it--Remember that Roy's Birthday Dinner is coming up in April--and we already have about 20 members from England, France and even Germany coming all the way a over from Europe for this special event.

ANYONE IN USA OR CANADA want to attend, please let me know soon-

thinnes38@cs.com or:

PhilsGameOn@aol.com

Doppelganger

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Monday 14th February 2005 9:42 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hello Phil/ Jim - Grateful Response!

Yes Phil I am the New Yorker in London! Thank you for referring me to Jim who should feel no flattery. Jim is a worthy "INVADERS" resource! I totally appreciate the input on my stolen two minutes. Rest assured that apart from a major breakdown or power failure, that little problem will not happen again! My memory of the union formed by "The Believers" with David Vincent was vague in the most part and I was looking forward to the novelty of a review. You can imagine my outrage! Still with your input and from what I saw would still suggest that David Vincent's progress has taken a major leap forward from the week before in "THE CAPTIVE". We jumped from a situation where David was still struggling to establish his credibility this time with Russian diplomats, then he is suddenly elevated forward supported by a group of people that takes his situation into a better light. I feel there is a gap here. Maybe it is just me! Does anyone else feel a void in the show's continuity with the episode "THE BELIEVERS"? It is a much needed change in the show's direction but the circumstances of David's struggle from being near broke to being financed by Edgar Scoville could be better explained. Well these little dilemmas keep the show alive for us fans. Who knows with the input from this site maybe there is a producer out there reading the comments who will be prepared to make the necessary modifications for a new series or movie. Perhaps a lofty insight by me but stranger things have happened, like a UFO sighting!

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 14th February 2005 1:10 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Notes on THE RANSOM

This ep is the only one of all 43 to not have at least one actor who was also on The TZ..It's also the only one to carry forward in plot from a previous week, SUMMIT MEETING aside..Actors from prior eps include L. Naismith and L Montaigne from THE EXPERIMENT, John Ragin from THE CONDEMNED, Alfred Ryder from VIKOR, and A. Eiseley and Kent Smith from MOONSHOT and last weeks' ep..OPENING--1-There is no Harper County in Vermont..2-Production alert--when "Gart" speaks into his alien communicator and it 'glows, notice he has long sleeves on to hide the wires.. That's Lawrence Montaigne b.Feb26, 1931 Brooklyn NY..ACT1-3--Director Lewis Allen b Christmas Day 1905 Oakengates, Telford, Shropshire..d.May3, Y2K..Also directed THE PIT..4--DV puts a dime into the phone to call the operator "get me the police" --a free call--but doesn't get his money back!..It's a no-coin-needed call now..5--DV isn't at a motel or hotel--he mentions both--technically he's at a 'motor court', in old usage, that's the correct terminology for a place with separate cabins..6-Not quite what real Vermont State cop cars and cops look like, but a switch from most cops on the show sporting California-style shoulder patches.. Note that the cops pull up and see several men lingering around them but do bad police procedure by not keeping their eyes on them--one pulls a gun...In addition--the cops were called..Police procedure is to ask all involved parties for ID, then as now...7-What does Gart smell when he checks out the car?..8--Karen Black, my favorite all-time cross-eyed actress..b Karen Zeigler July1, 1939 in Chicagoland although she used 1942 as her original DOB for many yrs..ACT2--9-Laurence 'Cyrus Stone' Naismith b.Dec14, 1908 Thames Ditton, Surrey. d.June5, 1992 Qld, Australia. Last week Wales-born Rhys Williams was in a wheelchair and he really was confined to one in real life..Not so with Larry N here, he could walk..He calls Karen Black "Gloria", more on that later. He says he is '71 hoping to see 72' but the actor was in fact 59 at the time..10 John Ragin is the alien who says "put that gun on the table", somehow he missed the one KB was holding..b.5-5-1929, Newark NJ still alive. 11-'Bob Torren' drives on another 2-way white-stripe road, I have discussed that inconsistency before (PANIC, LABYRINTH, THE INNOCENT, et al.)..12--Vermont is 'The Green Mountain State' but the background mtns at 'Camp Belding' are definitely Southern Cal..13-Sentry played by Ron Husmann b.June30, 1937 Rockford, Illinois. Didn't even ask Torren for ID--for shame!.14--When Torren is in the Army vehicle, it's obvious that the vehicle isn't actually traveling the same road as the rear-screen projection..ACT3--15-DV tells us why he wanted to be an architect..16--DV calls Karen Black "Claudia"..What happened to "Gloria"?..17--It's obvious while he pretends to look in a phone book, he just randomly dials 7 numbers--first few seemed to be 335-and none higher than 5..18--The fight scene is sped up..19-..This is the first alien truck I can remember to have regeneration devices, though one will seemingly be in THE VISE too..20--"He's Dead!"--but then again we all knew..21--ACT4--For better or worse, DV gets to experience the tubes himself..22-Okay overall..I like that they used an actual house and were in the woods, albeit California and not Vermont..This ep features 2 from the UK (Lew Allen and Larry N), 3 from Illinois counting Roy, and 2 from NYC (Alfie R and Larry M)..Plus firmly establishes Scoville as DV's go-to-guy....Next week--TASK FORCE--5 minutes of action and 41 of boredom. cheers, jim

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Name: james waters
Email:
jameswaters116@hotmail.com
Monday 14th February 2005 5:09 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Jim Waters

thanks barry appreciated sorry about your friend . anyway a question i think it was phil who stated that one of the episodes of the channel 5 edition was considerably cut . why was this ? and was it unique to the episode or were others tampered with ? regards jim waters

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Name: Mind the step
Email:
clownsofaction@aol.com
Monday 14th February 2005 6:58 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hello Mr. James Waters ...

... you have the same right to post chat messages here on this chat page as every other person. The webmaster of this Invaders-site is Mr. Fincher and nobody of the other contributors (including me), with all due respect of course. This is an OPEN chat page for ALL folks with any interest in "The Invaders" (and no private living-room) ... unimportant from which country and unimportant which mother tongue ... therefore stay here if you want.

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Name: Barry
Email:
baz10@baz10.force9.co.uk
Monday 14th February 2005 7:15 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Jim Waters

hi Jim , about the episodes , every one so far apart from the first couple have had the new ACTS (1 2 3 4 epiloge) missed out ,really annoying beacuse this is unique on QM programmes ,Clown of action can you please get in touch with my above address,thanks for now

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Name: Mark Bailey
Email:
Markb_ailey@hotmail.com
Monday 14th February 2005 10:29 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Resolution

Please can anyone tell me if this series resolved itself or just ceased to be.(like Land of the giants. I taped an episode the other night and when i watched it the memories of that time of my life came flooding back,funny how tv can do that. Cheers Mark.

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Tuesday 15th February 2005 8:02 am U.K. Time
Subject: people in the show who look like people i know.

Hi everyone, Good to see old Lawrence naismith again in the 'The Ransome' the other night. A great actor...it really shows up the bad actors when you get someone of his quality in the show. Not many people will know this but he looks just like my accountant. I will try to point out similarities between actors in the invaders and people i know as a regular feature from now on....

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Name: PhilForster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 15th February 2005 1:07 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Laurence Naismith- HI JAMIE MADDOX

Hi Jamie

Yes, I heartily agree with you regarding Mr.Naismith's acting ability - as well as THE RANSOM, his contribution to THE EXPERIMENT was also first-class and was a major factor in making that the excellent episode that it was (along with Roddy McDowall and Lawrence Montaigne, of course).

Mind you, in terms of pure acting talent I think Roy Thinnes himself is a class act too!!!!

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Name: PhilForster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 15th February 2005 2:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Jim Waters - HI FROM PHIL

Hi Jim

In reply to your message of 5:09 pm UK time yesterday, I realise I should have explained the situation in a little more detail.

Among the "syndicated" (Worldvision) versions of The Invaders (as currently being shown on UK Channel 5) there is one episode which definitely misses approximately five minutes of crucial action - CONDITION: RED. I know for sure because I recall it from when I saw it the previous twice - 1967 and (especially) 1985. Also, the edited sequence itself doesn't make sense. Check it out for yourself - about half-way through, when David Vincent follows alien woman Lori Keller who rides on horseback to a night-time rendezvous with fellow aliens at a mountain hut. He waits until they all leave, and you see Ms.Keller riding past where he's crouched in some bushes, and when she's clear he emerges from hiding. The action then cuts to two aliens zapping his car (parked on a road some distance away) with their ray guns, then cuts again to David collapsing with exhaustion in some undergrowth by the road (but you get no indication where exactly this is).

I won't describe the missing action just yet, but if you decide to check-out this episode from your DVD set and see for yourself, post back to me either on or off-list and I'll fill you in with what detail from the missing action I can, from memory.

I'm also concerned that other episodes have also been 'cut', although none so horribly blatantly as CONDITION: RED. I can't say how many or which ones, although I'd wager a small sum of money that VIKOR (sixth episode, starring Jack Lord) is missing a car-park scene where David plus (I believe) a.n.other witness his/their car being incinerated from within by an alien 'booby-trap' bomb - exactly as happens in MOONSHOT. I recall this scene from the first time the series was shown here in 1967/68, when in the Rediffusion/Thames TV ITV region a few episodes were omitted, including MOONSHOT. It was also cancelled after THE WATCHERS when Thames took over Rediffusion, hence I never saw the entire series until BBC2 first screened it (unedited, pre-'Worldvision') in 1984/85 - although that run also excluded SUMMIT MEETING (Parts 1 & 2) and THE CAPTIVE for some reason!

Whatever, it's for this reason that I have strong suspicions other episodes may some action missing. I won't divulge my strategy for trying to check this yet, as it would involve the procuring of a different set of 'Bootlegs' which I know some folk frown-upon but which, in certain circumstances and for valid reasons of my own, I don't.

May I also take this opportunity to "put the cat amongst the pigeons" by apologising on behalf of my friend the other Jim ('xnyckid') whose rant aginst you was totally unjustified.

Sorry Jim B., my reply to Mr.Waters of Friday 11th February 2005 6:35 pm U.K. Time is where the matter should have been left to rest....

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Name: PhilForster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 15th February 2005 2:16 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Jim Waters - HI FROM PHIL regarding those 'cut' episodes

Hi again Jim Waters

Just a quick P.S.:

I have no idea why CONDITION: RED and however many other episodes have been "tampered with" - I hope to God it's not because the original recordings gort damaged in some way.

However, in truth none of the others appear to suffer with such inexplicable gaps in the action as did CONDITION: RED, so this may be the only one really worth expressing any concern about. I DO still, however, have my strong misgivings about a missing car-park 'booby-trap car incineration scene, other than but like that in MOONSHOT - I'm pretty sure in VIKOR....

And by the way, the two/three episodes omitted from the first BBC2 run in 1984/85 - SUMMIT MEETING and THE CAPTIVE - did get aired OK by ITV region Rediffusion in 1968, before Thames TV took-over and pulled the plug.

But.... as our old friend Michael Caine would say (yet again - sorry folks!) - "not a lot of people know that!"

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Name: PhilForster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 15th February 2005 2:22 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: hey phil, -- this ain't no Mudd Club or CBGB's--I ain't got time for that now! HI JIM

Hi Jim B.

Whatever you may make of my reference to your replies to Jim W., I must state that I held (still do hold, in fact) David Byrne and Talking Heads in the highest esteem (let's see - husband & wife Chris Franz drums and Tina Weymouth bass, Jerry Harrison keyboards plus 2nd guitar, and of course DB on guitar and vocals).

I saw them live on three occasions between 1978/79, and they were nothing short of amazing - five or six encores being the norm, as I recall!

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Name: PhilForster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 15th February 2005 2:26 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hello Mr. James Waters ... - HI "MIND THE STEP"/"CLOWNS OF ACTION"

Hi whoever you are (how about a nice user-friendly name or acronym? :o))

I would echo that sentiment - and add that spelling mistakes also don't matter (I make enough of them!).

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Name: PhilForster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 15th February 2005 2:34 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Resolution - HI MARK BAILEY

Hi Mark

Sorry, but as the series is currently being watched on Channel 5 by a number of UK contributors to this page - many for the first time - I won't spoil it for them by explaining how it all ends.

If you still want to know, e-mail me privately and I'll reveal all....

By the way, you don't happen to have an ex-wife called Tina, by any chance????

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Name: PhilForster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 15th February 2005 2:40 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: alien Leader Alfred Ryder - HI MARK HOOKWAY

Hi Mark

No, the Alien 'Leader' character played by Alfred Ryder in THE RANSOM is not 'Mr.Nexus' from VIKOR - although God alone knows why not, it would have made perfect sense and not harmed the plot in any way at all.

His RANSOM character DOES however carry-through to THE PEACEMAKER, where he greets David with a "we meet again" remark (or something like it), and David calls him "Mr Ryder" - even though he never formally introduces himself under that (or any other) name in THE RANSOM.

Hope this clears that up for you Mark, if you have any other similar queries just ask away....

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Name: PhilForster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 15th February 2005 2:46 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Good Contributors - WELL SAID and HI PAUL

Hi Paul

Thanks for that timely intervention, and the reminder about our forthcoming gathering in New York (just a few weeks away now!).

Wheels set in motion as per our phone conversation yesterday evening (well, it was a little later than that over here of course), here's to April 6th.

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Name: Mark Hookway
Email:
hookway@fsmail.net
Tuesday 15th February 2005 4:03 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Phil

Thank you for answering the question that I asked regarding Alfred Ryder.

I asked the question simply because I have never seen VIKOR all the way through and so I had no idea whether or not Alfred Ryder's character Mr Nexus dies in that episode, or if he survived and would feature again in another episode later in the series.

In fact the only scene I can remember from VIKOR is near the start where a telephone engineer witnesses the aliens inside their regeneration tubes in George Vikor's industrial plant. I must have been about 13 years of age when I watched that episode back in the Autumn of 1977.

I also happened to miss the first seven episodes of the whole series of The Invaders which Channel 5 are showing at present,so I only managed to pick up this series from DOOMSDAY MINUS ONE onwards.

Needless to say I was a bit miffed on missing those episodes but not to worry. I'm sure that I will catch them again either on the Official DVD release or if they are repeated again on TV,whichever happens to be the sooner.

Regards

Mark

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 15th February 2005 4:54 pm U.K. Time
Subject: HI LISA SARGENT- WELCOME BACK

Hi Lisa

So, new e-mail address.... would this mean a new PC too?

Here's to you carrying-on where you left-off - welcome back.

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Name: Mind the step a.k.a. Mind the step
Email:
clownsofaction@aol.com
Tuesday 15th February 2005 4:55 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The ideal ... the true fan ...

... is absolutely devoted, "he/she/it" thinks not one second that a TV-series like "The Invaders" is just an entertainment show and nothing else. No, the ideal, true and devoted fan do know "they" are already here, and "they" were here ... and "they" will be ever here. "The ideal, true and devoted fan(atic)" doesn’t need so-called "nature-laws" the physics is for the wastepaper basket, because "we" have the Hollywood-physics with "photon drive", "warp drive" or even "anti-gravitation-propulsion". The ideal, true and devoted "Hollywood-physicist" does know shows like "Star Trek" or others are more important than the real life ... maybe "he" forgot his favourite show is "just" an entertainment show. The truth is: the extraterrestrials will never land on "our" blue planet neither "today" nor in the future, because "they" are already here ("hm" is my Doc Amadeus Arkham one of "them"?).

Sincerely

Aunt Arthur (the 'Liberty Valance' of the Invaders-chat room) ... and 'Aunt' says to you "They could be behind you".

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Name: Mind the step a.k.a. broken bones
Email:
clownsofaction@aol.com
Tuesday 15th February 2005 6:39 pm U.K. Time
Subject: 'Reds under the beds' or the story of a collective persecution mania...

...was the starting point for many alien invasion films, but a certain Erich from Switzerland http://www.daniken.com/ realized the 'Greens under the beds' again initiated the communism through their agents Max Carl and Fritz Angel. These both were the first scouts of the real extraterrestrial Invaders here on Earth and used the pseudonyms Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Angel and Max have written their communist manifesto in 1847/48. So far 'the world' misinterpreted the communist manifesto as principle program of the "Marxism" and therefore as encouragement for a future global communist revolution of the working class. But actually this manifesto was a tactical instruction for the secret landings of the first wave. Almost too late in 1967 a certain David Vincent found out the "truth" (whatever this means), he was driving on a lonely country road (because he was drunken and therefore he took a lonely country road ... without cops). But the C.lowns I.n A.ction organization wanted to hush up this incident, and commissioned chief supervisor Masatoshi 'Red' Kowalski, the leader of the "department against counterrevolutionary machinations planned by little green men" with the special forces 'clowns of action' trying to convince the publicity "The Invaders" would be a television series and nothing else. The C.I.A. already proved its infallibility many times. But "we" know it better. Later David Vincent got a new identity and today he's living as Roy Thinnes in New York City. Another viewpoint is the above mentioned part of the guy Erich v. D., well he's disappeared and writes odd books and apart from he owns a kind of strange amusement park http://www.mysterypark.ch/ in Switzerland (a camouflaged 'beachhead' of the secret resistance against the Green Menace).

Since then, the allies of Erich's secret group, a confirmed crowd called "The Believers" (... b.t.w. the headquarter of the "The Believers"-members is camouflaged as chat page of an Invaders-fan-site) is trying to contact Erich, through secret signs: http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/northeast/guides/weird/mythsandlegends/pages/mochdre_corn_circle.shtml ; but there is another group, "The Farmers" allies of the 'Greens' are trying to prevent all touches with the "Group Erich". Therefore the believers changed the tactic and sing their messages: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/w/waterboys,-the/145270.html

Perhaps for "The Believers", the nightmare will never end – invisible eyes and ears can be everywhere and nowhere.

Many thanks to Masatoshi Kowalski and his close employee Mrs. Para Noia for the information (on account their motivation through a financial 'expense allowance'). Though ... the C.I.A. psychologist, Professor Jonathan 'Scarecrow' Crane, swore such attentions would be irresponsible scaremongering and the delusions of a psychopathic politic-exhibitionist on account of posttraumatic experiences.

The above unimpeachable fact-report on the truth is written by an Invaders-fan without any faith in real extraterrestrial visits, neither in the past nor in the present time ... and in all probability not in the future; with all due respect of course. Since then he's vanished without a trace. Possibly the Greens cached him.

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Tuesday 15th February 2005 7:58 pm U.K. Time
Subject: charlie carroli

Hi Clowns of satisfaction, Is there any chance that you clowns could all sit down together and post a reader friendly version of your last entry...it looks interesting but i lost the thread after a while and i liked the jist of it. P.s. what are your individual names and in which circus do you perform?

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Tuesday 15th February 2005 9:37 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: HI LISA SARGENT- WELCOME BACK

Yes, I'm back.

Yes, I have a new computer which has already been invaded by the aliens.

I'm hip deep in Hitch Hikers Guide To the Galaxy at the moment Phil, so no more Invaders, especially now that Ed Scoville is in the original programmes.

Hope your alien flu has left you.

Lisa

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Tuesday 15th February 2005 10:22 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Phil, Make the Announcement, One More time--Please==

Things are really Shaping Up for the Dinner now- And, we are coming down to the "wire" on those of us who are going to attend. We are at about 20 count for Roy's Testimonial/Birthday Gathering At Ruth's Chris Steak House, in Midtown, Westside Manhattan on--what better date for a birthday?--On Roy's Birthday! April 6th commencing at or around 5:30 pm until- the "booze runs out-"

Please write to either PhilsGameOn@aol.com or thinnes38@cs.com--ASAP-- and get those money orders in to

Paul Anthony Lisanti PO BOX 813608 Hollywood, Florida 33021

Make the MONEY ORDER OUT TO:

Ruth's Chris Steak House "Thinnes Party-"

We don't intend on making a "profit" from this dinner; with the only exception of realizing a "profit" from being in the company of real, loyal aficionados (ourselves)-and the Great Roy Thinnes himself-

So, let's make this a great one for "the Great One" himself--Roy Thinnes-

Please, make sure you make us aware of your intentions to be there-

We are up to about 20 guests already--

SEE YOU IN THE BIG APPLE--

Doppelganger

PS: "MR RYDER" was a thorough Mistake on Roy's Part! But, it was cool!

My Favorite Alien: Roscoe Lee Browne-

ROSCOE LEE BROWNE: "Aren't you being a bit harsh on your race?"

RAYMOND ST. JACQUES: "Race? Which race would that be? Negro, or Human?"

ROSCOE LEE BROWNE:(Raises his Eyebrow!Like only Roscoe Lee Browne can do!)

*** NOTE: He does it again at the end when he is being Interviewed by Raymond St. Jacques' Protagoniste Wife-- Check out the "Eyebrow Scene"!

FYI: Roscoe Lee Browne was a champion decathalon participant- Olympic Status back in the '50's; and he has one of the best voice elocution ablity in the business.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Tuesday 15th February 2005 10:25 pm U.K. Time
Subject: PO BOX 813608 Hollywood, Florida 33081 CORRECTION

33081

Sorry

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 16th February 2005 8:55 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Alfred Ryder - HI MARK HOOKWAY

Hi Mark

Thanks for the acknowledgement. And yes, I forgot to mention in my previous posting that Mr.Nexus does indeed survive the episode VIKOR intact (which begs the question why he could not have been the named alien leader character in RANSOM and THE PEACEMAKER).

A good actor for the role, he played it extremely well.

As for you having missed all episodes prior to DOOMSDAY MINUS ONE, that is indeed a shame. Believe me, if I:

(a) had every single one (well, I do except for the first one BEACHHEAD), and (b) I was able to suss how to record from my old VCR to my new one (which is why Lisa Sargent's still waiting for THE EXPERIMENT and THE CONDEMNED)

.... I would run them off for you onto a three-hour and four-hour VHS cassette for no more than the price of the tapes plus postage. However, I'm regret I'm currently unable to provide this for you, but if the situation changes and you're still 'wanting' I'll see what I can do.

I say this especially because I fear it may be some time yet before we get either another repeat run or an official DVD release.

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Name: Jilted Barfly
Email:
will_slater@hotmail.com
Wednesday 16th February 2005 9:06 am U.K. Time
Subject: Laurence Naismith

I'd like to say that I too enjoyed Laurence Naismith's performance. But I have to say that I thought his performance was rather 'hammy' and that the part was terribly written - he just never seemed to shut-up! Every five minutes he launched off into some rambling soliloquay about life and the nothingness of existence or some such. I know he was supposed to be a poet, but I don't think they should have written all his dialogue as if he was some 19th century Bryonic character.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 16th February 2005 9:13 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Phil, Make the Announcement, One More time--Please== - HI PAUL

Hi Paul

The "Announcement" you want me to make one more time - do you mean the German one posted on this Chat Page, and/or the English version via e-mail to the individual recipients who haven't yet responded????

Phil (no 'Doppelganger' - they broke the mould WHILE they were making me)

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 16th February 2005 9:20 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: HI LISA SARGENT- WELCOME BACK P.S.

Hi Lisa

Aaaah yes, you don't like Edgar Scoville and his 'Bureau' do you? Although he DOES feature in your stories....

And yes, my alien 'flu' (best word to describe it, as it's the worst I can ever remember) has finally passed, although the chest infection that came gift-wrapped with it is still refusing to go without a fight. I DO hope and pray you haven't fallen (and continue not to fall) victim to it, it's NASTY!

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Wednesday 16th February 2005 9:25 am U.K. Time
Subject: hello mind-the-step, re: deep thinking by you

I myself AM one more of 'the true, ideal and devoted fans' to this site as you said..But in your posting you lost me after you said "they are here".. ( a concept that I totally endorse).. I looked up Dr/Doc Amadeus Arkham on Google but the headings are 'tabula-rasa' which as I recall means "clean slate" in Latin, so I didn't look any further.. Aside from all this, can you please tell me exactly who this "Aunt Arthur" is of the Invaders chat-room" that you refer to?..That's a new one for me..Never saw that name or posting before.. Is it the Arthur "In-Charge-Of Production"-Fellows fellow?..I eagerly await your reply on that.. sincerely, jim

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 16th February 2005 9:27 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Laurence Naismith - HI JILTED BARFLY

Hi Will

Yes, Mr.Naismith did get a lot of dialogue in THE RANSOM to give full rein to his 'poetic' manner, but I don't think it spoiled the show at all - made a nice change from some of the more deadpan characters that pervaded the series (however well-portrayed).

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 16th February 2005 9:49 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: THE STRANGLERS and THE MENINBLACK - HI AGAIN DAVE BROWN

Hi again Dave

Thanks for that extra bit of info on The Stranglers latest projects - fascinating stuff, I would be extremely pleased to see them get the long-overdue big break they deserve.

However, to get back to the subject of aliens, do we know if the idea of humanoid alien as "Men In Black" was their own invention - being as it was nearly two decades ahead of the Hollywood Film featuring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones (who of course were humans 'policing' aliens)?

I just wondered if, whoever's idea it was, it could have been inspired by the alien characters played by Lawrence Montaigne and his sidekick in the Invaders episode THE EXPERIMENT - where their menacing, lurking prescence and dark clothing plus pork-pie hats perfectly encapsulated the 'MenInBlack' image - as I saw it, at least. This episode pre-dated The Stranglers earliest portrayal of a 'Man In Black' by over ten years, for what it's worth....

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 16th February 2005 10:26 am U.K. Time
Subject: THE INVADERS UK CHANNEL 5 RE-RUN - THE FIRST-EVER COMPLETE CONSECUTIVE UK BROADCAST?

Hi all - mainly UK fans

It occurs to me that, if it does eventually run right-up to the end of the series without any further interruption, this latest re-run on Channel 5 will be the FIRST-EVER completely consecutive UK broadcast of the entire Seasons 1 and 2.

OK, there was that glitch when the World Series Baseball over-ran at the expense of THE CONDEMNED which did, of course, get shown two weeks later after CONDITION: RED, so putting it out of the correct sequence. But essentially, there was and so far has been no complete 'break' of any number of weeks or months - which is the best we've had up to now.

The 1984/85 BBC2 run WOULD HAVE provided this, but for the fact that it omitted SUMMIT MEETING (Parts 1 and 2) and THE CAPTIVE.

So.... here's to Channel 5 making Invaders history in the UK. So far at least (keeping fingers crossed)....

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 16th February 2005 11:15 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: THE INVADERS UK CHANNEL 5 RE-RUN - THE FIRST-EVER COMPLETE CONSECUTIVE UK BROADCAST? - P.S.

.... and of course, the last BBC2 re-run was bi-sected by a full two years.

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Name: PhilForster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 16th February 2005 4:15 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: people in the show who look like people i know - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

You're right, you know - I DIDN'T know that your accountant looked like Laurence Naismith (and I bet Michael Caine doesn't either!!!!).

Anyway, as you saw from an earlier posting of mine, I thoroughly agree with your appraisal of Mr. Naismith's acting talents. A true star, and excellent in both episodes he appeared in (in THE EXPERIMENT he looked genuinely frightened when he said, about being pursued by the aliens: "I'm scared....").

I look forward to your next instalment of "People in the show who look like people I know" with eager anticipation....

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Wednesday 16th February 2005 10:36 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Laurence Naismith

I find that well, with the two films that I have seen Laurence Naismith in, in recent years, namely, Night To Remember and Amazing Mr Blundon, which had a good few years to seperate between them, that Laurence's acting never ceases to amaze and captivate you. There is no difference in any of his acting styles because there is no difference in the man. If you watch him in Night To Remember he plays Captain Smith in a way that captivated Captain Smith's own off spring when the film premiered in London way back in 1954. There was even an air of romance in the offering so I am lead to believe, so I think that Laurence in this film is compelled as much he is to this film as he is to just an epiosde in The Invaders. Even more to the point, if you watch Amazing Mr Bludon, which was made back in 1969, you are actually reminded more of how Laurence acted out this man probably a year or so after making the Invaders episode. This is more closer to the acting talents of Laurence than of pure knowledge on his part. As to The Invaders episode itself, having not seen THE EXPERIMENT personally I can only go on this episode and I found it to be only watchable when Laurence was spouting off. At least he captivated Mr Vincent and of course, his grand-daughter. My god, just maybe he might have captivated me to watch the dam programme now that Scoville has his dirty paws in the episodes!

Lisa

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Name: Jilted Barfly
Email:
will_slater@hotmail.com
Thursday 17th February 2005 8:49 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Laurence Naismith

Well I don't anyone is going to convince me that Laurence Naismith's turn in the recent Invaders episode was anywhere near his finest hour. However, I always enjoyed his appearance in Jason and the Argonauts.

Lisa: What's your problem with Scoville?

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 17th February 2005 1:32 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Laurence Naismith - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

Excellent appraisal of Mr.Naismith's acting, you really know your screen actors!

I personally wouldn't go as far as to say that his were the only moments in THE RANSOM to make it worth watching - Alfred Ryder and, of course, Roy himself made their marks handsomely - but he certainly took centre stage!

Sorry you find Mr.Scoville such a turn-off - I think his character and that of "The Bureau" (as you like to call it) add a much needed extra dimension to the show. The longer the aliens were around, the morel likely it was that Roy would form part of an 'organised group' to combat them, and Edgar Scoville fits the role perfectly as the man with the financial clout and high-level contacts to run the show. And Kent Smith does the role full justice, in my view.

Sure, I preferred the earlier episodes when David was fighting a lone battle against the odds, and the chilling fear of the unknown and paranoia that went with it. But that scenario could not go on forever, plus the storylines to fit could only be milked so far....

Anyway, interesting thoughts and here's to many more where they came from!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Thursday 17th February 2005 4:26 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Laurence Naismith

I was not saying that THE RANSOM was Laurence's finnest hour. I mean, do you think his acting in The Persuaders was any more glorified? Laurence's acting, whether in film or TV doesn't seem to change. I am reminded of Alec Guiness when he was asked to do Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy. He had never acted in front of a square box before. Think big, think stage show, whatever. Laurence could do it and there was no difference.

I hate Ed Scoville so much because he killed The Invaders. He alone orchastrated the demise of the TV series because from that point on everyone who wanted to put in a good story had to think of 'The Bureau' first. Depressing.

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 17th February 2005 6:54 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Laurence Naismith + ED SCOVILLE & 'THE BUREAU'

Hi Lisa

I say, you really DON'T like our friend Mr.Scoville do you????

You of course have a point in that any ideas for an episode would have to take into account 'The Believers'/ 'Bureau'/ call-it-what-you-will. However, as I said, David Vincent (rather than "Roy" as I inadvertantly referred to him previously) was sooner or later going to form an organised group to combat the alien menace, so their appearance in the series was in some ways bowing to the inevitable. The role of David as the 'lone warrior' only had so much mileage in it, and the writers had already started to "scrape the barrel" to come-up with decent storylines to do it justice (the most glaring example being DAFT OUTTAKE - although it wasn't just the storyline that was to blame there!)

The emergence of 'The Bureau' in many ways gave it a new lease of life with regard to storylines and characters around which to base them - although admittedly there was always that rather cushy 'safety net' for David to fall back on, which of course couldn't provide anywhere near the same suspense as the desperate sense of isolation and vulnerability he portrayed so well in the earlier episodes.

My main gripe is that the series could have ended so much better, which it probably would have done if the plug hadn't been pulled on a third season (for which I believe a couple of episodes had already been scripted). Aaaaah, if only..........

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Name: james waters
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Thursday 17th February 2005 8:59 pm U.K. Time
Subject: journey to the far side of the sun

hi ya anybody seen the above mentioned film on amazon . for a dvd copy someones selling one for £499 approx $1000 dollars bit rich for my blood regards jim waters

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
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thinnes38@cs.com
Friday 18th February 2005 2:26 am U.K. Time
Subject: "Nightmare"

There were a couple of "scenes" in this thoroughly disappointing episode- It really "Bugged me" if you get my drift!

One scene was funny-- First "funny scene" is when James Callahan "worked" Roy over-- some heavy Slugs to the Stomach--

Second "funny scene" was when the proprieter of the Diner was describing some of the "outsiders" who came into town and started to "buy-up" farms--

He said, "...they weren't "mixers--" referring to the aliens' lack of personality skills-- And, Roy says,"Yes; I know what you mean-"

Believe me, "I know what you mean-"

Great acting--AGAIN--by Chicago Roy-

PS: Scoville's role was great--IMHP-- And, Kent Smith was a great actor-

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
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thinnes38@cs.com
Friday 18th February 2005 2:27 am U.K. Time
Subject: Doppelganger...

Regnagleppod

Doppelganger

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Friday 18th February 2005 8:30 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Nightmare

PS: Scoville's role was great--IMHP-- And, Kent Smith was a great actor-

GIVE ME STRENGTH!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 18th February 2005 10:52 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: journey to the far side of the sun - HI JIM WATERS

Hi Jim

I had heard a while back that a commercially available DVD of this film had indeed been released, and I have been of a mind to try to get hold of it. However, from the Amazon ad that you refer to, it would appear it's been discontinued and is now being offered second-hand for silly prices! Oh dear, another Holy Grail featuring Roy "goes under the hammer"....

Like you Jim, I consider it's way beyond what I would be prepared to pay. As with The Invaders, I live in hope it get's shown on TV. Between five terrestrial channels and God-knows-how-many others on digital, you'd think the chances would be good. Sadly, the mix of stuff that get's broadcast offers less decent choice than did terrestrial TV pre-Channel 4 and 5! In this respect and with classic sci-fi such uppermost in mind, I find the Sci-Fi Channel especially disappointing.

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Name: Phil Forster
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PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 18th February 2005 3:04 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Kent Smith/Ed Scoville - HI LISA SARGENT

Hi Lisa

Give you strength.... to create a Kent Smith/Edgar Scoville Appreciation website ???? :o)

Cheers for now

Phil ('Uncle Edgar')

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Friday 18th February 2005 3:21 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Scoville...the series

Hey Lisa, How about a spin-off series from The Invaders just called 'Scoville'. Each week he could head up differant organisations to help thwart various attempts to take over the world by aliens or giant landadapted squids etc. The intro music could be quite upbeat...something similar to BJ and the bear and the end credits could be accompanied by a sad Hulk like tune with Scoville lighting up a cigarette.........

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 18th February 2005 4:38 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Scoville...the series (you know it makes sense)

.... and he could introduce himself as "The name is Scoville - Edgar Scoville...."

By the way Jamie - whatever happened to:

1. The continuing series of "People in The Invaders who look like people you know"? 2. Those lovely mouthwatering desserts that used to head your postings?

You're keeping a VERY sad old codger in huge suspense....

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Friday 18th February 2005 5:15 pm U.K. Time
Subject: gorgeous young trout in garlic honey jackets

Well Phil you'll probably think i'm making this up but the grandaughter of too many poems naismith looks remarkably like Paul Williams's girlfriends daughter (same flared nostrals)

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 18th February 2005 6:25 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: gorgeous young trout in garlic honey jackets - HI JAMIE

Paul Williams - a pal of yours?

The actress in question (Karen Black) did, of course, appear as an air hostess alongside Roy Thinnes in the cabin of the ill-fated Boeing 747 in AIRPORT 75. A crying shame indeed that Roy exited stage right so early-on in the film (sucked out of the hole made by light plane which crashed into them).

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Name: Janet Cannady
Email:
MCannady@Adelphia.net
Friday 18th February 2005 8:19 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Other Man 1970 with Roy Thinnes and Joan Hackett

I'm a fan of the INVADERS, but am really searching hard for a VHS or DVD of THE OTHER MAN. It was a great film starring Roy Thinnes. If anyone can tell me where to find it, I would be so grateful! Best Regards Janet Cannady MCannady@Adelphia.net

P.S. It was a Made for TV Movie by Universal, and had been shown on TV as recently as 10 years ago, but my VCR was not working, so I could not copy. A very haunting, special movie.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Friday 18th February 2005 9:48 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Laurence Naismith + ED SCOVILLE 'THE BUREAU'

Dear Phil: Perhaps even more than just a couple of scripts. I heard that when the series was cancelled, there were as many as EIGHT scripts that were already written that never got off of the ground in time to prolong the INVADERS series to 51 episodes!! Lindsay.

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Name: jamie
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james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Friday 18th February 2005 10:04 pm U.K. Time
Subject: juicy norfolk father prawns in a channel island estuary canaffery

Hi everyone, Just a quick point regarding last saturdays episode....the alien in the checked jacket is definately my favourite alien. I seem to remember him as being on of the two aliens that coincidentaly caught up with LN in The Experiment. He had very hard sinister face.

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Name: Phil Nixon
Email:
Brownedger@ntlworld.com
Saturday 19th February 2005 7:30 am U.K. Time
Subject: For UK fans

If you have Sky plus check your planner, this weeks episode has disappeared from mine and i have just re-entered it.

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Name: Barry
Email:
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Saturday 19th February 2005 1:42 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Jamie

hey Jamie ,you mention the alien in the chequed jacket !! ,is he in the WW2 film THE GREAT ESCAPE ?? ,im sure he is one of the few prisioner s who does escape ,and if i remember correctly its buy push-bike ,any idea s Jamie

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Name: jamie
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james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Saturday 19th February 2005 5:24 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Grandfather prawns faces in a drizzle of codswallop

Hi Baz, You wouldn't by any chance be talking about James Coburn would you? He looks a bit like the guy in The Invaders...other than that i suggest you get a clear idea of the aliens face and wait until next christmas day for the predictable repeat of The Great escape...

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Name: Stan Blumenthal
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Sunday 20th February 2005 3:50 pm U.K. Time
Subject: New home, New email address

Well Invader fans. I have moved 110miles north to the Portland Oregon area called Beaverton. Bought a new computer and now have a new hotmail address and plan on reviving my old INVADERS fan page again. Got on Imbd to discover that LIN MCCARTHY, who guested on THE INVADERS three times had died in 2002. If his son Brian reads this chat, my heartfelt condolances to him, his mother and his sister. For those of us who remember Lin he played the good hearted General in two episodes and an FBI man in an earlier episode during the first season.

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Name: Andy
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Sunday 20th February 2005 8:25 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Grandfather prawns faces in a drizzle of codswallop

The Great Escape now we are talking but still doesn't beat the 300 Spartans,watch out for a flashy Hollywood remake that totally re writes history !!!!!!

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Name: jamie
Email:
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Monday 21st February 2005 10:05 am U.K. Time
Subject: soup

Hey Andy, The 300 Spartans was always my favourite film along with the Alamo and Custers last stand...something to do with bravery against all the odds....as with David Vincent in the great sixties sci- fi series The Invaders.

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Name: Jilted Barfly
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Monday 21st February 2005 11:43 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Scoville...the series (you know it makes sense)

I like the idea of this spin-off series, as I know there is a lot of big Scville fans out there. I wondered what those Scoville fans made of his disappearance in Task Force. Right in the middle of a crisis, with everything at stake, he goes off to keep his business running? What about the fate of mankind?

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 21st February 2005 11:52 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Scoville...the series (you know it makes sense) - HI WILL

Hi Will

Good point, well presented. Fuel for Lisa Sargent's 'anti-Scoville' sentiment, I'll be bound....

There Lisa - you're not alone!!!!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 21st February 2005 12:07 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: New home, New email address - HI STAN, WELCOME BACK

Hi Stan, welcome back and good to hear that you're all tooled-up and raring to go. Your old e-mail address "zipadeeduda@netzero.com" certainly had a novelty ring to it!!!!

Best of luck with your re-launched Invaders fan page, look forward to hearing more about it in due course.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 21st February 2005 12:15 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: juicy norfolk father prawns in a channel island estuary canaffery - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

That's not a dessert.... but an intriguing recipe nonetheless - one of your own creations perhaps?

And again, who's this "Paul Williams" character????

The alien you refer to is Lawrence Montaigne, who indeed also played an excellent role as one of the two sinister aliens stalking Laurence Naismith in THE EXPERIMENT.

The two Lau/wrences seemed to be a 'matching set' in The Invaders, appearing as they did together in the same two episodes (neither having appeared in any others, to the best of my knowledge). I wonder if they shared the same U.S. agent????

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Name: Phil Forster
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PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 21st February 2005 12:21 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The 'Lost' Invaders Episodes

Hi Lindsay

Thanks for correcting me there, makes it all the more annoying that the series was cancelled as prematurely as it was.

Counting-down the weeks to April 6th now.... cheers, Phil.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 21st February 2005 12:25 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: For UK fans - HI PHIL NIXON

Hi Phil

Thanks for the tip, although I haven't gone quite that hi-tech yet. When will NTL provide the cable equivalent of Sky Plus, I wonder?

Plus.... any chance of a reply to the last e-mail I sent you ???? If you already responded via this Chat Page late last year when I first put the word-out, I apologise in advance for the memory lapse.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 22nd February 2005 10:37 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Other Man 1970 with Roy Thinnes & Joan Hackett (not forgetting Arthur Hill) - HI JANET

Hi Janet

I've checked-out the entry for this film against Roy Thinnes' name on http://www.imdb.com and tried a number of web-searches based upon any combination of words encompassing "The Other Man Roy Thinnes 1970 Movie Film" to no avail.

I note that, as well as Joan Hackett the film also stars Arthur Hill, who of course guest-starred in The Invaders episode THE LEECHES.

I'm afraid I'm clean out of ideas on how to track-down a VHS cassette or DVD of this film. If I ever notice it on terrestrial or digital TV (e.g. Sky Cinema), I'll endeavour to let you know via this Chat Page and by private e-mail (and videotape it myself, of course).

Regular U.S. contributor to this site JIM ('XNYCKID') may be able to help you, as he is an incredibly knowledgeable 1960's/70's American film and TV buff. Or even UK-based LISA SARGENT, who has an equally amazing knowledge of (mainly British as well as some American) vintage film and TV, the actors who starred in them and their commercial availability (right, Lisa?)

Happy hunting!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Tuesday 22nd February 2005 9:13 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Kent Smith/Ed Scoville - HI LISA SARGENT

Everyone seems to be so taken with that escuse for a human Essex Jones aka Ed Scoville for you all to mention an appreciation for him.

What about a series on Claira Vincent? Haven't you considered her contribution to the show? How about an appreciation society for her and all her her efforts. Where has SHE been lately? We haven't heard hide nor hair from her since Christmas!

Has Essex Jones got to her as well?

Lisa

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Wednesday 23rd February 2005 1:59 am U.K. Time
Subject: Penultimate Announcement for the "Roy Thinnes Dinner/Birthday-at Ruth's Chris Steak House-

Repeating the Anouncement: Greetings:

Phil Forster and I have the pleasure of Informing an Exclusive Group of Aficionados from "TheInVaDeRs" Website and Chat Page of the "Roy Thinnes Birthday/Testimonial Dinner, set in stone, for April 6, 2005, falling on Roy's 67th birthday.

With a fair amount of wrangling and contemplation, taking all issues into consideration--logistical, aswellas financial--these are the exact details:

April 6, 2005 5:30 PM- Ruth's Chris Steak House West Side 148 West 51 Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York City, New York Starting at 5:30 pm

Because of the Distances many people will have to travel, and the arrangements necessary for those who wish to attend, it is imparative that all those understand that a fair amount of effort and time went into making these arrangements, along with a designated laison of Mr. Thinnes.'

The Following Two Deadlines MUST be met:

1) All those who are sincere in their wish to attend must put in writing, and forward to both of us simultaneously an ASSURANCE that they shall attend. Take note, this will be treated as a firm pledge, not merely an expression of one's desire

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The 'Cut-Off Date'TO INFORM US(PHIL AND PAUL)BY E MAIL MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 1st; along with the Money Order- AT THE LATEST- REPEAT: MARCH 1st IS THE CUT-OFF DATE FOR SENDING THE MAIL ORDERS TO US FROM THOSE OF YOU WHO WISH TO ATTEND ROY'S BIRTHDAY PARTY/TESTIMONIAL DINNER

THEN, YOU MUST FOLLOW-UP WITH THE FOLLOWING-- *SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS-

An e-mail to thinnes38@cs.com &PhilsGameOn@aol.com must be received by that date in order to determine the amount of guests for the evening.

THE MONEY ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED(no personal checks, or credit cards)MARCH 1st; in the name of "Ruth's Chris Steak House" with the names of the guests written on the Money Order - (also, kindly attach a small note: "Party for Roy Thinnes")

That money order is to be made in the amount of $75.00 (US) dollars per person, as a downpayment towards your dinner(s).

The entire dinner should ultimately cost us approximately $100-$120 per person. The difference outstanding between the final cost and the deposit is to be borne by each guest at the end of the affair.

The Money Order must be received by MARCH 1st; after which date you will be excluded from the event and be ineligible to receive credit for your dinner.

REPEAT: Do NOT make the checks payable to Phil Forster nor Paul Lisanti. We do not intend to profit from this event - except in in the 'spiritual' sense from a most memorable gathering of our loyal aficionados, to finally meet one another and of course, our hero and Guest of Honor, Roy Thinnes and and his lovely wife Stephanie.

The Post Office Address to send the Money Orders is as follows:

P.A. Lisanti PO Box 813608 Hollywood, Florida 33081

Remember: Do NOT make the Money Orders payable to either of us; rather: "Ruth's Chris Steak House" with a short written letter particularizing your guests' names to the check.

A posting will follow after each and every check is received, along with an e-mail confirmation from us.

I sincerely appreciate your understanding that Phil and I are of modest means, and are unable to "front" the money based solely on a promise to attend.

Paul Anthony Lisanti (nottoodistantrelative) thinnes38@cs.com

Phil Forster (Phil) PhilsGameOn@aol.com

PS: This is a 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' opportunity to meet someone who, as far as I am concerned, provided us with a great deal of joy as lead role in The Invaders - both when we were kids, and certainly today now that it is being repeated in various parts of the world (with the exception of here in the United States - how ironic!).

Once again, heartfelt thanks on behalf of both of us. We hope to see you in Manhattan on April 6th.

Phil and Doppelganger(Paulie)

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 23rd February 2005 10:17 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Kent Smith/Ed Scoville/Claira Vincent - HI LISA SARGENT

Hi Lisa

Who's this "Essex Jones" character????

As for Claira - we wait with eager anticipation on news of her further adventures. She'll be late teens by now (I would imagine), so will probably be looking to have more of a say in running the counter-alien operation - INCLUDING showing Ed Scoville who's boss, I'll be bound!

An appreciation society beckons for a suitably swashbuckling heroine who can make the men's hearts melt while saving the Earth from the alien threat, I'm sure.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Wednesday 23rd February 2005 8:53 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Kent Smith/Ed Scoville/Claira Vincent - HI LISA SARGENT

Who's this "Essex Jones" character????

Essex.., Kent. Jones.., Smith.

Get it? No. Who cares?

Claira, by the way, being born September 1995 is now nine years old. Not yet a teenager. Sarah, her cousin is seven. Keep up please, Phil.

If such an appreciation society is set up for Kent Smith, I hope they call it The Lemmin Society. I'll join it then, over Beachy Head!

Lisa

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Name: Stan Blumenthal
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Thursday 24th February 2005 6:49 am U.K. Time
Subject: An Idea

that I have been working on. Suppose the aliens had enough of trying to take over a planet that is clearly hostile and the collatoral damage would be way too much for them. Let's say that they all left to conquer Alpha Centauri...then...nearly forty years later and a new generation of young aliens and a lot more determined have taken over the leadership and decide to hit Earth again? Again...David Vincent, much older now, is again thrust into the guerilla war to rid the Earth of them.

Anyway, they came close with that series based on Nostradamus' writing a few years back...oh well just my imagination running wild again...haha!

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Thursday 24th February 2005 9:02 am U.K. Time
Subject: All new series of The Invaders starring Roy Thinnes.

Hi Stan, I think thats a great idea....it just has to be Roy Thinnes doesn't it.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 24th February 2005 9:51 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Kent Smith/Essex Jones/Claira Vincent - HI LISA SARGENT

Hi Lisa

Ah - all is clear to me now. Yes, very good Lisa - and one I should have spotted to be sure! Imagine "Smith and Jones" running the Bureau together (Mel and Griff-Rhys, of course)....

As for Claira - oops, there was me getting ahead of myself. This means that first story you typed-up and sent me (when she meets Jonathan) must have taken place in the future????

Whatever, I'll endeavour to "keep up" in future!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 24th February 2005 10:11 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: An Idea.... ...."working-on" ???? - HI STAN

I echo Jamie's sentiments there.

Many folk on this chat-page have expressed the desire over the past year to see a decent follow-up to the original show - completely ignoring and bypassing the awful 1995 mini-series - in a modern-day setting, with Roy reprising the role of David Vincent joined by a dynamic younger partner played by someone of the Keanu Reeves/ Jude Law/ Ben Affleck/ Hugh Jackman ilk (personally, I'd like to see that role played by Kate Beckinsale - dream on Phil!).

Anyway, good to see the "idea" is alive and well - but I'm intrigued to learn in what way you've been "working" on it ????

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 24th February 2005 11:18 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: All new series of The Invaders starring Roy Thinnes (and not a dessert in sight) - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

So which actor(s)/ actress(es) would you like to see helping Roy combat the revived alien menace?

Also - OK, if you won't tell me who Paul Williams is, can I at least suggest that you may have once danced at a party with someone looking exactly like Barbara Barrie (from THE ENEMY) ????

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Thursday 24th February 2005 11:52 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Kent Smith/Essex Jones/Claira Vincent - HI LISA SARGENT

Phil,

This means that first story you typed-up and sent me (when she meets Jonathan) must have taken place in the future????

Kid! Your catching on. On my draft copy I actually placed 'this story is set a bit further on than my origianl stories.' As so not to confuse me, as i never intended anybody else to read them. You must be privaledged or mad because my brother will not even attempt to read any of my stories. He's one of those nothing like the real thing kindda guys. When i printed off a few papges of my Hitch Hiker story he thought i was just playing with Douglas Adams story. Well, maybe I was, but in my own way.

Hope everything is alright. I wish the weather would make up it's mind I hate this muck!

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 24th February 2005 2:13 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: This awful weather - HI LISA SARGENT

Hi Lisa

Thanks once more for the reminder - old men like me can get a bit confused, you know!

And if you're getting the same weather in Essex as we are here in central London, I echo your thoughts 100%!

By the way, any recent episodes (prior to THE BELIEVERS, of course) appeal to you? I thought THE CAPTIVE was good, although the way the Soviet Embassy staff found their way into David's apartment left me wondering yet again how he could ever be safe from the aliens there. Surely it can't be that they're too polite or considerate to disturb him at home ????

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Thursday 24th February 2005 2:33 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: This awful weather - HI LISA SARGENT

Hi Phil,

Yes, it's sleety more rain than sleet, snow here. I hear Kent got a few inches last night, lucky b's. At least I haven't got to worry about delivering in the white stuff, that's all I was really worried about.

In regards to any episodes after The Believers story that I have been watching, well, The Captive did captivate me, but last Sunday's one made me take the tape out and give it to my dogs to bury never to be watched again. I just can't seem to get into them now that HE is in it. If I managed to wake myself up, I might just tape next Sunday's episode, but with the knowledge that that pratt is going to be in it, I might not. Sorry, but the tone of the show has really gone the way of The Titanic with that charactor/man in it. I am actually in a happy mood but Essex Jones just drags me back down again. Hope your having a nice day.

Lisa

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Name: Stan Blumenthal
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Thursday 24th February 2005 8:07 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: All new series of The Invaders starring Roy Thinnes.

Yes Jaimie....four years ago, I thought this up and had Roy in a 26 episode per season whereby he could be on at least 75% of the episodes....by the way...I had it where he is again working with The Believers, this time headed by Scoville's daughter and estranged wife to David Vincent and their thirty year old detective son. Today, that idea still persists, but since Roy will be in his late sixties...he might be looking toward retirement and only play an guest appearance....THAT IS IF THIS EVER GOT TO TELEVISION.

:) Keeping looking up! They are here and they still want to make Earth...THEIR WORLD!

Stan Blumenthal

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Name: Stan Blumenthal
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Thursday 24th February 2005 8:13 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: An Idea.... .... working-on ???? - HI STAN

Phil...Primarily I started writing short stories based on this idea when I had my INVADERS PAGE a few years ago. When and if I can get either a new page up and running, I will continue to write short stories based on this premise I had three years ago. I had over 750 hits on the page I made up then....maybe with some guidance and general direction from a good webpage designer...maybe twice or three times the hits. JUst will have to wait and see...it looks like early summer before I can get this thing going.

Remember...KEEP LOOKING UP! THEY ARE HERE AND THEY STILL WANT TO MAKE EARTH THEIR WORLD.

Stan

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Thursday 24th February 2005 8:15 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: All new series of The Invaders starring Roy Thinnes.

Stan,

Maybe you and I should swap stories. In my world, Vincent has a daughter and he isn't even married! I just can't imagine Vincent in his sixties, even the nineteen sixties still beats me. I've round him off to about twenty seven, twenty eight and there he shall stay until i wake up in the morning.

Lisa

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Name: Stan Blumenthal
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slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Friday 25th February 2005 4:10 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: All new series of The Invaders starring Roy Thinnes.

Lisa....that is a novelty idea. Maybe the son and daughter are twins (non-identical)....the wife might have just died recently and so cop son and U.S. Deputy D.A. daughter join dad, David in the hunt for those dastardly aliens. Oh there are a thousand different ways to take the story lines for this! Daughter can run interference with the skeptical government bigwigs and cop son can handle the skeptical cops in their adventures. Geez Lisa! You have sparked my muse awake...whatdoya think about that?

STAN

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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Friday 25th February 2005 8:01 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: All new series of The Invaders starring Roy Thinnes.

Stan,

Maybe you should read my stories first. I have a fair few of them, thanks to being out of work over Christmas and Phil pulling me for more information on the Vincent clan.

Let me know if your intereted, I'll send you a few drafts.

Re what you have in mind. Sounds something out of Eastenders, where they cobble bits together from other peoples scripts and they expect you to keep up with what's going on. Sounds a bit like The Invaders after Kent Smith joined it. Ha ha.

Lisa

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Friday 25th February 2005 12:30 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Where's Jim?

Hi eveyone, Where is Jim Bryan?

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 25th February 2005 2:17 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Where's Jim? - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

Somewhere in the U.S.A. I think....

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 25th February 2005 2:24 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: D-I-Y Invaders Stories - HI STAN & LISA

Hi Stan/Lisa

You two folks could well benefit from trading ideas. In the absence of a recent or current (revived) series, it's up to the fans to keep the story alive by putting their creative juices to good use.

Perhaps Stan could persuade Lisa to give Ed Scoville more of a starring role in her next stories :o) ??????

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Name: jamie
Email:
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Friday 25th February 2005 2:35 pm U.K. Time
Subject: it could happen again...

Hi, I was just thinking about a new series and concluded that it would be the perfect oppurtunity to 'get rid' of the team of believers and have Vincent and possibly a sidekick maybe a son, back to where he began...virtually on his own trying to convince a disbelieving world that the nightmare has begun again.... The believers could have disbanded years ealier thinking that they had won as the aliens seemed to give up their attempts to take over our world and had either died or disappeared back into their normal lives again.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Friday 25th February 2005 4:46 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: An Idea.... .... working-on ???? - HI STAN

Dear Phil: Its funny that you should mention Ben Affleck, or a likeness of him, character-wise, for another younger actor to portray the son of, or a side-kick of David Vincent/Roy Thinnes in a new carry-over series of "THE INVADERS". In the horror movie "PHANTOMS", in one scene, Ben looked like he had a Roy Thinnes-looking mouth, or facial expression, from the side!! The moment I saw that, my mind started turning its gears, and before long, I began seriously thinking of him possibly starring in some capacity, or even as a new David Vincent in a new "INVADERS" series. Good thought on that. Lindsay.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Friday 25th February 2005 6:19 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: An Idea.... .... working-on ???? - HI STAN

Phil: I forgot to mention: My hat off to you for specifically mentioning and making a poignant point of ignoring and completely bi-passing the 1995 NON-Quinn-Martin Productions mini-series movie of the so-called "INVADERS" sequel, in making a future show of any kind of "THE INVADERS". This is very important, that we stick to the original "THE INVADERS" A QUINN-MARTIN PRODUCTION 1967-68 as THE PATTERN to follow in producing anything new pertaining to the show. It is the old QM standards that made the 1967-68 series the well-liked, loved, and interesting show that it is!! Lindsay.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Friday 25th February 2005 7:41 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: D-I-Y Invaders Stories - HI STAN LISA

Phil,

Perhaps Stan could persuade Lisa to give Ed Scoville more of a starring role in her next stories :o) ??????

Thank you, but Scoville has a big enough part in my stories. Under my thumb, where he belongs.

Funny enough, but i can't imagine David with a 'son' a 'daughter' sounds much better for him and to have an alien brother, very well thought out there, if i do say so myself.

Lisa

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Name: Stan Blumenthal
Email:
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Friday 25th February 2005 11:32 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: D-I-Y Invaders Stories - HI STAN LISA

I would have liked to put Edgar in my stories, but in the very last episode he was shot by the government agents at the safe house. I presume he was killed. That's the only reason I purposely left him out.

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Name: Stan Blumenthal
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Friday 25th February 2005 11:51 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Announcer

Does anyone know who the Announcer is at the beginning of all the shows?...I'm not sure but I think he has passed on...that bass resonance in his voice was perfect for the series.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Saturday 26th February 2005 12:20 am U.K. Time
Subject: Where is Jim? XNYCKID?? I miss you, man! And...

...we have some new contributors here, of whom YOU (Jim) can answer some of their questions.

Please, let us know where you are, man.

Doppelganger

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Name: Mark Hookway
Email:
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Saturday 26th February 2005 2:09 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Stan-The Announcer

If you go onto imdb(Internet Movie Database)and search under The Invaders,you will found that the introductory narratives for all Invaders episodes were done by a Hank Simms. It appears that Hank also did the narratives for The Fugitive another QM production.

Also Hank Simms was born in May 1923 and is still alive today.

Hope this helps

Regards

Mark

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Name: Stan Blumenthal
Email:
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Saturday 26th February 2005 4:56 am U.K. Time
Subject: The Announcer Addendum

Guess what gang....the announcer with the deep voice in the start of every show was WILLIAM WOODSON...Who also gave voice over for another favorite movie of mine...EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS. Simms announced the guests in all the episodes.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Sunday 27th February 2005 2:19 am U.K. Time
Subject: Where is Jim? XNYCKID?? I miss you, man! And...

I hope Jim has not be abducted? Where on earth(or any other planet) might ne be? Help!

Jim, let us know you are ok; OK?!

Doppelganger

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Sunday 27th February 2005 8:15 am U.K. Time
Subject: where is jim?

Where is jim?

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Name: pete rogers
Email:
gargamel@yahoo.co.uk
Sunday 27th February 2005 4:00 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: where is jim?

he,s gone to live in donny q,s windmill

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Sunday 27th February 2005 6:31 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Possessed

Ah, I remember this episode.

At last, we're back on track. This is finally an episode that i can watch all the way through.

Did anyone tape the film that was on before this episode about the black rhino? I found this very interesting to watch as I was waiting for The Invaders to start, so I decided to tape the rest of it. There was a block in it who was in that Stephen J Cannell series The Greatest American Hero. Now that was a good series. That only ran for one season because, like Glen A Larson, he had too many fingers in the pie.

Does anyone know what happened to Donald Belisarius? He made Airwold and Quantum Leap starring The Invaders Scott Bakalu.

Ah, all these memories that keep floading back.

Lisa

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Monday 28th February 2005 1:38 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Possessed

Dear Lisa: I'm curious about why you could stomach 'THE POSSESSED', but cannot stomach the other recent episodes. Edgar Scoville did appear in one part, after he and David Vincent rescued their "chatter-box machine" inspector friend from the attackers on the assylum grounds. What was it about this episode that you liked more than the others with Edgar Scoville in them? I hope you didn't really give your recording of 'TASK FORCE' to your dog to bury in the yard!! It had some good NEW YORK CITY skyline footage in it, and that is where we are going to have the Roy Thinnes Dinner!! Anyway, good luck with the remaining episodes! Lindsay.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Monday 28th February 2005 8:38 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Possessed

Lindsay,

Sorry, but I just could not follow Task Force. I think I turned it off during act three or four. I actually do like New York, my favourite ship failed to get there on it's maiden voyage, it's probably why I'm not heading to NY in the near future. I hope you have a lovely time. I think the tape of Task Force is burried under some good tapes at the moment so that I can quickly forget about it. I was glad Edgar Scoville stayed in the car. The less acting he does the better for me. He just drags the show down in a way that we now have to say, 'okay David, now contact your believer friend and ask for instructions.' This is wrong, I feel from how David used to handle it and it makes the show boring.

Sorry to be so depressing, but that's how Kent makes you feel, try Essex it's much better.

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 28th February 2005 9:29 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: D-I-Y Invaders Stories - HI STAN & LISA

Hi folks

Please excuse the absence of my words of encouragement over the weekend, but as Lisa knows I can't access the Chat Page over the weekend (until I get a new PC and change my ISP - soon I hope!).

Lovely touch Lisa about Scoville being "under your thumb, where he belongs". The fact that you feature him in your stories at all despite loathing him so much shows, I think, a compassionate and conciliatory side to your nature. You may disagree of course, but it's a noble gesture nonetheless.

And I like the 'pat on the back' you've given yourself over your idea of David with a daughter instead of a son, and an alien brother. However, you've failed to tell the folks out there that both of them are adopted.... (sorry if you were waiting to announce that yourself!).

As for you Stan - I'm sure Lisa would approve of the way YOU'VE dealt with Scoville, cutting him out of ther action altogether.

I think Lindsay and others on this page have in the past put forward the idea of a decent Invaders remake (well said Lindsay, it HAS to be true to the QM production) where either Roy reprises the David Vincent role and works with a young sidekick - a number of male actors sprang to mind, but Kate Beckinsale gets my vote (right Lisa?) - or a younger actor plays the David Vincent role (Ben Affleck having ideal looks and credentials, although a couple of others may also be in the frame).

Who knows - Hollywood's come up with less likely ideas in the past....

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 28th February 2005 9:34 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Possessed & Essex Jones - HI AGAIN LISA

Hi Lisa

Glad you liked this one, although I think most folk found it a bit of a turn-off (but hey, what do I know?).

As for promoting Essex at the expense of Kent (ha ha) - why don't you introduce an Essex Jones character into your stories (such as in the form of a new recruit to 'The Bureau')????

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 28th February 2005 9:45 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Possessed + Task Force + Other Stuff - HI LINDSAY

Hi Lindsay

I wonder what Roy would make of the idea of an Invaders revival in feature-length form? It's known that he was very disappointed with the 1995 effort (if it could be called that) so he could be very apprehensive and wary of any future attempt.

Whatever, your ideas are sound and you for one would get my vote as advisor and co-director of any such project. Do you have any Hollywood connections, I wonder?

I'm sure Lisa wouldn't waste her dogs' time getting them to bury a videocassette - a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel would have trouble holding one in it's mouth anyway, and I'm sure she'd prefer to train them to detect aliens....

As for TASK FORCE and THE POSSESSED, while they were both a little on the tame side both in terms of action and storyline, I don't think they were by any means the worst episodes. As you say, good to see the NY skyline in the former, whetting the appetite for April 6th....

Cheers, Phil

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 28th February 2005 11:40 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: D-I-Y Invaders Stories - HI STAN P.S.

Hi Stan

Sorry, due to my usual Monday morning brain-dead state (particularly after a late-night out involving a long drive) it didn't sink-in that you were referring to Ed Scoville's fate at the end of the Invaders series proper.

I don't want to give too much away for the benefit of UK viewers watching the series for the first time on Channel 5, but I can safely say that William Woodson's closing narrative at the end of The Epilog in THE INQUISITION states: ".... Edgar Scoville will recover from his injuries....".

So, if you feel so inclined to introduce Mr. Scoville into your own storylines, you won't need to bring him "back from the dead" so to speak :o)

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Monday 28th February 2005 2:52 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Possessed + Task Force + Other Stuff - HI LINDSAY

Dear Phil Forster: Thanks for the input on my last posting. When it comes to the original series(i.e. "THE INVADERS" A QUINN-MARTIN PRODUCTION 1967-68), It simply CANNOT be beat!! I do NOT blame Roy Thinnes one bit for being leary of any future "INVADERS" works of any kind, simply because unless the things are done according to the original series, and the old "QUINN MARTIN STANDARDS AND CHARACTERISTICS", you can just FORGET it!!!! The 1995 mini-series movie does not even come close to the quality of the original, according to some that have watched it, and have told me on the chat pages. According to a poster on the JEFF TALBOT web chat page for "THE INVADERS", whose name is "Thisimaje", in the 1995 "thing", there are NO glowing red incinerating dying aliens, or the old effects that characterized the original series. I don't have time right now to go into discission, but in later postings, I would like to give a more accurate opinion of my true feelings on how a real, cut-rate new work on the series should be done. I will keep sending more postings on this subject. Anyway, no, unfortunately, I do not have any connections to Hollywood. If I did, you can bet your bottom Sterling pound and pence that I would be chomping Hollywood's ARSE like the great white shark in the movie,"JAWS" about bringing "THE INVADERS" back into the spot light, and the lime light of the television industry!! But since I don't, I'm afraid I'm a bit lame. But I would still like to hear more ideas on how to get Paramount to release "THE INVADERS" A QUINN-MARTIN PRODUCTION 1967-68 starring Roy Thinnes as David Vincent either onto DVD release, or into television syndication, OR BOTH in a comprehensive and united campaign by all of us to make this happen! Anyway, like Ryes Williams said to David Vincent and his new phycology friend in the episode, 'THE BELIEVERS', "Oop!! TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER!!" Lindsay.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Monday 28th February 2005 3:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Possessed

Wow, Lisa! Essex sounds great, but I don't know him, never having seen him. Maybe we could arrange for you to mail me a copy of your intriguing "INVADERS" stories!! Lindsay.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 28th February 2005 3:39 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: where is jim? - HI JAMIE

.... and Christian .... and Taugus .... and Lyndon Shipston ????

I fear the aliens' handiwork here - make sure you're armed and prepared Jamie!!!!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Monday 28th February 2005 7:35 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Possessed

Dear Lindsay,

Really, Essex Jones is just my joke on a name like Kent Smith. I mean, what a name, hurh!

Actually, I do use Kent Smoth in two or three of my stories because I guess I just wanted to follow the stories on a bit after Steve Vincent joined, which, in my stories is about two years or so after David adopted Claira. So, in a sense it sort of follows the original series too. I know that this might sound a bit confusing to you, maybe if you read my stories you'd understand.

If you ever wanted to read any of my stories then i guess that you'd have to start with the beginning, even though Phil didn't start with the beginning. Maybe it might be worth asking Phil what he thinks is the best story for you to read, as my beginning story is in some ways rushed and in a word unfinished. You'll have to let me know what you'd like to do.

Lisa

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Tuesday 1st March 2005 1:02 am U.K. Time
Subject: Story started

Well Lisa and Phil...et al, I have begun a new story based on my short stories from my own webpage...this time David and son along with allied stranded aliens...fight the introduction of an artificially created Tsunami in Southeast Asia (sound familiar?) by the new alien force heading to Earth again from Alpha Centauri. Wish me luck...when I finish it I will let you all know. The story will be eight to twelve pages long...so if you would like to read it I will have to have a snail mail address. I will give instructions on how to obtain a copy of the story by sending me a note via email. STAN

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Tuesday 1st March 2005 7:00 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Story started

Stan,

It's strange that you say that your story will be about eight to twelve [ages long. This is about the length of my stories, one ran to fithteen but that was pushing it a bit. Phil seems to think that they could do with panning out. I can understand what he means with some of my stories, but as my Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy is over fithty pages long, I wonder what he'd say to that. Book!

Good luck with your HUMAN disaster.

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 1st March 2005 3:32 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Story started - length sometimes matters - HI LISA & STAN

Hi Lisa & Stan

Picking-up on a couple of points you've both raised in your last postings:

Stan - "David and son along with allied stranded aliens"? What does that mean - David and son in alliance with stranded aliens, or as adversaries? Also, a Tsunami would be a logical step-up from THE STORM in terms of the aliens ability to harness the destructive power of Earth's elements. And surely there's no need for "snail-mail" addresses if your stories are written in electronic file format???? Lisa did all hers in MS-Word and e-mailed them to me....

Lisa - I never saw Hitch-hikers Guide To The Galaxy, so your 50-page book may be lost on me (however impressive). With regard to your Invaders stories, I realise they weren't all on Word originally so I have to thank you for going to all that time and effort - well worth it in the end I think you'll agree, as you can edit them to your heart's content as well as e-mail them to Uncle Tom Cobbley and all. It was nice to see the Invaders 'end-credits' logo at the end of your most recent story too!

Best of luck to both of you on keeping the flame burning!!!!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Tuesday 1st March 2005 4:16 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Story started - length sometimes matters - HI LISA STAN

Phil,

Just asking... Did you receive my latest story RUNNING SCARED? I was testing my e.mail for the first time and again the computer did not say whether you received it or not.

Snail mail is still the preffered way for budding script writers. I sent a script to a publisher once, too bad it was a Knight Rider story. If only I had thought of it first.

It might be worth asking Stan what software he has for writing. It's either Word or crappy Works. At least you can decypher both texts.

Regrading Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy, the film will be out in May so, it might be worth you going out to see it. It's based on the first series, so you wont miss much.

Lisa

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Tuesday 1st March 2005 8:59 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Story started - length sometimes matters - HI LISA STAN

Phil...Sorry to be an old stick-in-the-mud, but I am afraid I have the same distrust of the internet as one of my favorite writers....HARLAN ELLISON. AND! I am still not quite up to knowing or having the know how of electronically submitting any of my stories. So, at 59 years of age, I have come to the stubborn belief, that if anyone wants to read my stories...whether in Beaverton Oregon or Bangladash...or like where some of the people who come on this chat....Britian...they will pay the postage to receive them from me. That of course means getting a mailing address from them, which is why I ask that all interested parties send me an email (I do trust the internet that far) to get instructions.

As for my Tsunami story....believe it or not, THE STORM is the only episode from the original series I do not have...nor have I ever seen. When I did some shorts for my INVADERS PAGE back in 2000....David comes into an uneasy alliance with several stranded aliens...dissidents who were "exiled" on Earth by Nexus (ALFRED RYDER), when the Invaders decided that Vincent, and Earth was costing them too much in material and lives of their comrades and sometime before the end of the 1970's steer their ships and their intentions on a quicker invasion of newly discovered planet circling Alpha Centauri. Nexus not only exiles these dissidents in various countries, but through bio molecular intervention makes sure that when they die...they melt into an ooze instead of the fiery imoulaton. The benefit for the dissident leader George and his few remaining comrades is that they do not need regeneration since this manipulation of their genetic makeup makes it possible for them to survive in an oxygen/nitrogen atmosphere like Earth.

Keep looking up! STAN

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Tuesday 1st March 2005 9:04 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Story started

LISA...Thanks

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Name: Larry
Email:
gws008@yahoo.com
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 12:07 am U.K. Time
Subject: Where to buy tapes or DVDs?

You probably have had this question asked many times, where can I buy the tapes or DVD's (if they exist) of the original series?

Thanks for your help

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 1:55 am U.K. Time
Subject: QM standards for any re-make of "THE INVADERS" in the future.

Dear INVADERS fans: As I mentioned earlier, it is important that any new movie, series, etc. should be made according to the old standards of the Quinn-Martin Productions style of the original 1967-68 series. Now, I hope not to be an old stick-in-the-mud, and say that there should be absolutely NO new ideas introduced. I am not against any new ideas, as long as they don't conflict with the old standards, and contradict the character of the old series. I must admit, though, that doing this may not leave too much marginal room to move around in. Probably what I would have in mind for any new movie, or series is introduction of new ideas, music, alien weapons and devices, without REPLACING, or DOING AWAY with the original visual and audio effects, music, weapons, characteristics, etc., which represent the TRADEMARKS and old favorites of the QM series. Rather than sweep away everything that is original, or old, and replacing them with all things new, as Hollywood/Follywood is doing a lot of with re-makes of old shows, there should be a co-existing of the old original, and some new and novel ideas. I don't know, guys, maybe I am an old stick-in-the-mud after all, anyway. Please forgive me: but you have to ask yourself: Just what is it about the original Quinn-Martin Production of "THE INVADERS" that we all find so intriguing? And the new 1995 mini-series movie such a turn-off for most, if not all? I think that some things were meant to be permanent trademarks that simply do not have substitutes!! Lindsay. PS: concerning the interest by some here about "Aliens: Smith & Jones", and their "INVADERS" music dance tracks, I wrote down their e-mail address and their website address. They split up, and now there is only Steve Hardy. If you wish to ask him about it, log onto: http://www.timeslip.org.uk for the web page, and: info@timeslip.org.uk for the e-mail. Lindsay.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 1:58 am U.K. Time
Subject: Creative, BUT...

There used to be a Theme on this Chat Page--It had to do with TWO major entities: 1), "The Invaders" television program--Aired 1967-1968; 2)It's star and my Hero--and many of your's--"Roy Thinnes-" Remember?

I think it is great to invent, and come up with great new ideas, that "sort-of" follow a natural "nexus--" dare I use that word, "Mr. Ryder?"

But, we should--at least once-a-week, Get back to THIS Chat Page, and reaffirm our reason for being here in the first place-

Perhaps, "Reconfirm" is the best term!

Off to regenerate!

Take care-

Doppelganger-

PS: Time is counting Down, now- We have 20 plus CONFIRMED Guests, not counting Roy and his Group-

Only a few more days left for the Count-Down to The Dinner-

Write us at these respective e mail addresses: PhilsGameOn@aol.com/ thinnes38@cs.com

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 7:08 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Creative, BUT...

Oh gee Mr. Doppelganger...I am so sorry we are so creative. Maybe we should become politically correct in your eyes and do things....YOUR WAY!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 9:38 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Creative, BUT.... STAN, PLEASE.... plus stories & stuff

Stan

Please re-read Paul's posting - he's not objecting or protesting in any way at all about the 'creative' discussion threads. He's merely pleading for a minor share of this forum's time to discuss one or two other issues AS WELL (he may to some extent be aiming a fiendly 'dig' at me, which he knows he's always welcome to do!).

[PAULIE, about that phone call !?!?!?!? :o)]

Thanks Stan for clarifying the 'stranded' aliens storyline - an 'uneasy' alliance with Vincent to be sure. A far cry from the alien who rejjects his own race ands totally 'jumps ship' to side with the humans in Lisa's stories, I'll be bound! Also glad to see Alfred Ryder's excellent alien leader character "Nexus" getting a look-in. Also, now you know he DIDN'T die in the original series, how about reviving Ed Scoville (waiting for Lisa to hold a shotgun to my head until I retract that comment!!!! :o))??

As for passing your stories around.... the internet /e-mail is a lot more "trustworthy" and reliable than the Postal Service, and is one of the main reasons so many millions more trees are still standing today which otherwise wouldn't be. I'm 49 and a bit of a 'technophobe' myself (still using a seven-year-old Windows 95 3.5GB laptop PC and dial-up internet), but sending an e-mail with an attached file is marginally easier than falling off a log. You'll suss it in five minutes flat - and kick yourself for not having done so before!

Regards, Phil

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 10:35 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Your latest story - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

Yes thanks - received and downloaded OK. I haven't had time to read it yet, but will do so within the next few days and get back to you (as always). One thing I did notice, you named the file "Invaders10" but I've only got eight. Is there an "Invaders9" which you've done but not sent me????

Also, was I right about your dogs not being able to hold a VHS cassette in their mouths? :o)

With regard to "The Hitch-hikers' Guide To The Galaxy", I heard many recommendations from friends of mine back in it's heyday but never seemed to manage to catch a single episode, for some inexplicable reason. I'll certainly get to see the new film at some time, on DVD rental if not in the cinema.

As for sending documents by e-mail, does "falling off a log" sound about right????

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 11:06 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: QM standards for any re-make of THE INVADERS in the future - HI LINDSAY

Hi Lindsay

I'm with you on that one. Perhaps the saucer effect could be slightly improved, but the actual saucer design itself (interior as well as exterior) AND the different noises it makes both in flight, taking-off, landing and just landed should ALL stay. Likewise the incineration of the alien bodies and ray gun-zapped objects, the actual ray-guns themselves, the regeneration tubes plus effects, the alien bodies under x-ray.... WHY TRY FIXING WHAT ISN'T BROKEN????

But.... this is all in vain if nothing gets off the ground to turn it into reality. There needs to be initial discussion with someone in the know, hopefully leading to a serious lobbying campaign. Possibly to be "slipped into the conversation" on April 6th????

Also, thanks for the reminder in respect of "Aliens: Smith & Jones" I'd totally forgotten about them amid commenting on Lisa's joke about Kent and Essex - something of a coincidence there, so it would appear? I'll check-out the website in due course....

Cheers, Phil

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 11:16 am U.K. Time
Subject: STAN THE MAN - P.S.

Hi Stan

Belatedly picking-up on the way the 'stranded' aliens die in your stories - melting into 'ooze'.... did you ever see the "War Of The Worlds" series broadcast two or three times in the UK (ITV, very late as I recall) in the early to mid-1990's? If you never did but you're curious to know what I'm referring to, try checking-out either or both of these two web-sites:

http://fp.culttv.plus.com/ukculttv/exclusive/waroftheworlds/WOTW.html

http://robk.proboards13.com/index.cgi?board=series

Also, with further regard to Paul("Doppelganger")'s message, you'll note he positively ENDORSES the "creative" thingy....

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Name: jim waters
Email:
jameswaters116@hotmail.com
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 12:51 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Where to buy tapes or DVDs?

look on e bay failing that look a one of my posts from last month regards jim waters

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 12:52 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Your latest story - HI LISA

Phil,

Don't quote me on this becasue I can never understand what my computer does these days, new or old for that matter. I believe the problem lies with myself in where I never put numbers to any of my stories but the computer did. When I came to copy them to my new computer the numbers got mixed up. When I came to send you a copy of Running Scared it nearly sent you another unfinished story. See, I don't know what I'm doing unless I open my eyes first.

I'm not sure if you'll like Running Scared, it's a bit diverse and again, far fetched, but i like the endng. I have actually started an Invaders 11 which has totally nothing to do with the aliens for a good few pages. It deals with a lost love of David's and gets very slushy. not my style whatsoever so i might just forget about it.

In reagrds to e.mail, it is like falling of a log, but in regards to Stan's predicament snail mail is the best alternative. I don't mind getting my printer back in to gear, if he doesn't mind the dollars and cents routene.

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 12:54 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Where to buy tapes or DVDs?

Jim,

The eagle has landed.

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 2:58 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Creative, BUT.... STAN, PLEASE.... plus stories stuff

My apologies to Paulie. It just hit me the wrong way I guess. Some of us creative types look to forums like this to be just that....creative. I was a faithful viewer of the WAR OF THE WORLDS T.V. SERIES. My ooze is more like a "glop", much of what RICHARD ANDERSON would have become in THE ENEMY Episode of THE INVADERS. The basic bipedal form can be seen but the glop is there...covering the whole body. Oops! Sorry Paulie I did it again...being creative you know...ha...ha...ha. (Hope Paulie has a sense of humor)

Cordially, STAN

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 3:42 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Creative, BUT.... STAN, PLEASE.... plus stories stuff

Dear Stan: Hey!! I give you credit for being creative, nothing wrong with that. Now, (HA HA HA HEE HEE HEE HAW HAW!!) I,ve got a sense of humor, as well. (HEE HEE, HO HO!!) Now, lets get back to the fiery imoulation, which is a CLASSIC TRADEMARK special to "THE INVADERS". Ooze!?!? Sounds rather messy, don't you think? The red, glowing fiery incinerations are a lot cleaner and neater. Like I said before, if standards of Quinn-Martin Productions are in conflict with some new ideas, there could be a problem!! As I had mentioned, I don't want to be a stick in the mud, but I'm afraid I'm a stick in the mud to some, anyway! But, good work though, Stan!! keep up the good work of discovering new ideas. I'm just a bit queazy about that "ooze" I wouldn't want us to get our feet stuck in it. (HA HA) Best regards, Fellow fan Lindsay.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 4:07 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: QM standards for any re-make of THE INVADERS in the future - HI LINDSAY

Dear Phil: Thanks again for the feedback. And don't forget also the cerebral hemorrhage discs, the "Nokia" alien communicator devices, and the classic hypnotic prism crystals, all of them CLASSIC alien "INVADER" weapons and hardware!! I also agree about the ray guns, they were great!! Best flame throwers you can possibly have, and they sounded like flame throwers, except in 'THE CONDEMNED', where they had a sort of "ELECTRONIC" sort of sound.(but that was okay,too) Like you say: "IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT!!!!!" I honestly think the original QUINN-MARTIN PRODUCTION (1967-68) series of "THE INVADERS" simply CANNOT be improved upon, except for to add MORE EPISODES and story lines, plots, etc., along with some fine new actors and actresses, plus SOME new music, but not to replace the original already there!! Maybe a new model of cerebral hemorrhage discs. But then again: MAYBE!! thanks, Phil!! Lindsay.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 4:42 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Come in Jim

Jim,

I noticed your posting earlier.

Does this mean your back on this planet after your ride to the stars?

Hope all is well with you and welcome back friend.

Lisa

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Name: jim waters
Email:
jameswaters116@hotmail.com
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 8:11 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Come in Jim

hi there no im not him (thank god) im a different one but hello anyway

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Name: Barry
Email:
baz10@baz10.force9.co.uk
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 9:50 pm U.K. Time
Subject: funny

well said Jim LMAO , get in touch again mate :)

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 10:11 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: funny

Does this mean there is another Jim out there who is half as clever as the next one? Well, knock me down with s sledgehammer.

Sorry if I've caused any offence or deffence, pal.

Lisa

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 11:04 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Creative, BUT.... STAN, PLEASE.... plus stories stuff

Well Lindsay...the ooze or glop is just indigenous to those aliens exiled here by Nexus. I wanted the same or near the same dramatic effect that original series had in the fiery imoluation. I just could not have them die the way we do. But if you think about it...in time we wind up being a glop or ooze when we go to our better rewards...unless we are cremated. By the way...I do have two scripts from the original series LABYRINTH AND and THE BETRAYED...when and if I can get to making a full fledged T.V. pilot script based on my stories...an updated version of the opening will be entirely based on the original opening of the series.

Cordially...and always looking up....STAN

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Name: bruce
Email:
peacemaker-x@hotmail.com
Thursday 3rd March 2005 6:09 am U.K. Time
Subject: copies of entire series ...

Hi all,

anyone knows how to get a copy of all episodes? VHS or CD

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Thursday 3rd March 2005 7:06 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Creative, BUT.... STAN, PLEASE.... plus stories stuff

Thanks, Stan. I think that is why more and more people are finding cremation to be a popular choice of funeral planning nowadays. Cremation is becoming more popular even in areas where traditional ground burial has always been the most popular mode of funerary service. But eventualy, we all go back to the dust of the Earth, in any case. What is good about cremation is that consumation by fire is the surest, quickest way to return completely to the dust. Incidently, have you noticed how many of our most favorite INVADERS actors have been cremated after they passed away? Diana Hiland, Jack Lord, and Lisa Sergeant's object of dislike: Kent Smith!! I think that when they saw the aliens glow red, and disappear, they must have thought: "Say, that's a good idea!! I think I'll take them up on it!!" Lindsay.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 3rd March 2005 10:23 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: copies of entire series ... HI BRUCE

Hi Bruce

No official recordings exist (and sadly, no-one knows when they may). There are a few 'unofficial' recordings in circulation, and as you may expect DVD is the most popular format. However, if it has to be VHS or VCD, then I can supply you with two e-mail addresses:

VHS: Water407@AOL.com (U.S. based)

VCD: ctme@netcologne.de (German based - I believe still active, although not 100% sure)

Otherwise, E-bay may well be your best bet.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 3rd March 2005 10:29 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Cremation vs. Incineration vs. ????

Hi Lindsay

As macabre a topic of humour as I've come across in recent years, to be sure. One suspects that the idea for cremation occurred to those you mention for other reasons, perhaps :o)

Any takers for the regeneration tubes????????

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 3rd March 2005 10:49 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Your latest story - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

First-off, thanks for sparing me the "shotgun" (or the written equivalent) for daring to suggest to Stan that he could introduce Ed Scoville into his stories since revealing that he was never actually killed-off in the series proper. Or are you waiting to get back at me by sending me a lethal PC virus with your next story?!?!? :o)

Sorry I haven't properly replied to your e-mail yet - won't be until Friday evening or Saturday now, unfortunately.

I having nothing at all against the idea of a story centred around David and a long-lost love. Having been a dapper guy in his heyday, he would never have failed to have 'encountered' his fair share (or more) of the fair sex (do people still call you lassies that these days - I mean, since the rise of the 'ladette' culture?).

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Thursday 3rd March 2005 11:01 am U.K. Time
Subject: Reviews Anyone?

There is a rise of creativity from recent posters about the writing of new stories based on the plot for “The Invaders”. This is not a bad thing and should be encouraged. There is one undeveloped part of this website that could do with completion and that is the episode review section. There has been some reviews submitted but some have been left empty. It would be an excellent resource for Invaders fans to access these reviews in the future especially as the series has reached its last leg with nine episodes to go here in the UK. I tried to forward a review for the episode “Wall of Crystal” a while ago but it never appeared. Probably not good enough but you have to try. I believe that while new ideas are forwarded that the review section should be completed for future posterity. There are enough of us here to do it! I will try to do my part but are the reviews being screened and forwarded back to the site? Would anyone know?

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 3rd March 2005 12:15 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Reviews Anyone? HI TOM

Hi Tom

Well done for mentioning this most overlooked of subjects!!!!

Your contacts for answering your questions about your review submission are the four fine fellows who run the site ('moderators', I believe is the correct word these days) - Richard Fincher, Craig Thompson, Alan Barnett and Neil Harding - e-mail addresses (and, in the case of Richard Fincher, full character profile plus photo) all to be found under "Site Credits" sub-section within the "ABOUT" page. Richard Fincher wopuld be the first one I'd recommend trying, although you could easily e-mail all four of them together.

I doubt very much that your review would have been rejected, screened or not. More likely, there seems to be some problem in getting the 'EPISODES' page of this web-site updated. When I originally discovered this site, the first thing I did (after reading Mark Phillips' excellent article was to check-out the "EPISODES" page, and I immediately spotted some errors in the names appearing under photos of the guest stars in two episodes.

[One of them (BEACHHEAD) has been corrected OK, but I note Jon Larch's photo STILL bears the name "Tim McIntire" in GENESIS - take note RICHARD F., if you remember you asked me to e-mail the details to you after I first mentioned them on this chat page :o)].

As you rightly point-out, there are a significant number of episodes begging reviews, and I'm sure between us, we contributors could rectify that!!!!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Thursday 3rd March 2005 2:27 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Your latest story - HI LISA

Hi Phil,

This story, actually started off as one of my unfinished ones, being only about two pages long. That was yesterday morning. As I write this I am now on page fithteen, and my mind is buzzing with excitement beause I already have the ending in sight and I'm affraid it's not going to be very good for David. Oh dear, but you could never change the format. David seems trapped fighting the aliens alone. Even Scoville is bed ridden in this story, poor git!

I don't mind when you can email, I've been busy lately anyway. I've been watching Tony Curtis and Danny Kaye films all week. T

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Thursday 3rd March 2005 5:10 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Cremation vs. Incineration vs. ????

Dear Phil: Oh, yes!! By all means, the regeneration tubes!! They are classic trademark fare!! Sorry to have been "macabre", as we humans have to do something artificial after death, as we humans do not spontaniously combust immediately upon death by ourselves. There have been a few out-of-the-ordinary instances where this has been reported, however, even to those who were still alive!! But I do not wish this on anyone!! Lindsay.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Thursday 3rd March 2005 8:43 pm U.K. Time
Subject: A funny thing I noticed.

I know that you all must know by now that I can't stand Ed Scoville, life body and soul, but while watching The Possessed today, as I was trying to get some writers inspiration, I noticed that Ed mentions a town called Syracuse.

I decided to look up Syracuse and there is five States in America that have that name and two of them just happen to be Indianna, where Claira Vincent/Morrell was born and yes, you've guessed it, Utah where Mr David Vincent and his large family live today.

The question on my mind is, what Syracuse did Scoville mean when he talked about his contacts in Syracuse? If he meant Syracuse Indianna then this would seem only fitting as this is where Claira saw her first saucer landing and the aliens did have this area as one of their first landing sites nearly four years ago.

If he meant any of the other four places then it would be nice to find out what other sites the aliens have made their prime landing sites in the years that have followed.

Can anyone help shed some light on this? Are you the Syracuse fraction that Ed was talking about?

Lisa

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Name: Bruce
Email:
peacemaker-x@hotmail.com
Thursday 3rd March 2005 10:07 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Thank you Phil

I belive Invaders one of the greatest sci fi shows ever made. will try my chances with the contact you gave me.

Take care,

Bruce

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Friday 4th March 2005 6:32 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: A funny thing I noticed.

Dear Lisa: Its got to be Syracuse, New York. I'm sure of it from the upcoming episodes: 'THE VICE', and possibly 'THE PURSUED' and 'INQUISITION'. Scoville Electronics: Syracuse, New York. Lindsay.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Friday 4th March 2005 7:30 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: A funny thing I noticed.

Lindsay,

Right, I'll check the the place out with my multi map. Thanks again.

Lisa

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Friday 4th March 2005 8:38 am U.K. Time
Subject: connections..............The Invaders v Charlie and the chocolate factory

Hi everyone, I was studying the film 'Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory'(as you do) this morning and low and behold...i discovered an Invaders alien playing the part of the American father of a boy who had just won one of the golden tickets! I think he was in the episode with the blind girl who said the famous lines.."friend foe or Cooky's errand boy".Actually thinking about it he wasn't an alien..he was one of cookies security guards. Anyway he was definately in an episode of the Invaders at some point. Perhaps someone else could point out any other connections between this film and our series...i can't recall seeing the Umpalumpas or Gene Wilder in an episode...but there must be more connections... There was also another shock in store for me...the geeky teacher in Charlies class was none other than ROGER DALTRY of The Who!!!!!

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Friday 4th March 2005 9:40 am U.K. Time
Subject: Reviews Anyone? / Hello Phil,

I appreciate the input. I will look into those contact names on the weekend and if I receive a response then you will hear from me on this chat line. Thanks Phil!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 4th March 2005 10:06 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: funny - SLEDGE HAMMER - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

Belated response to a posting of yours from Wednesday - you say "knock me down with a sledgehammer".

Well.... I'm afraid you've gone and started me off on yet another rave about a non-Invaders related US TV show that I positively adore. I promise not to bore the pants off everyone here about it and, if we or anyone else wants to enter into any prolonged discussion then we'll do it my private e-mail.

Remember SLEDGE HAMMER?

Never a big hit either in the U.S. or the UK (although, strangely, quite popular in Germany of all places!), probably with a similar sized viewing audience as The Invaders and War Of The Worlds. A spoof cop show inspired to some extent by "Police Squad", based around a bumbling larger-than-life ego-inflated lead character superbly portrayed by David Rasche, noted for his catch-phrase "Trust me, I know what I'm doing!" (and of course, he invariably didn't).

Ably supported by his charming and attractive female assistant 'Doreau' played by (Anne-Marie Martin) and his long-suffering, frustrated and ever-exasperated chief (played by Harrison Page).

Not everyone's cup of tea but a greatly under-rated show containing some moments of pure comedy magic.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 4th March 2005 10:06 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: funny - SLEDGE HAMMER - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

Belated response to a posting of yours from Wednesday - you say "knock me down with a sledgehammer".

Well.... I'm afraid you've gone and started me off on yet another rave about a non-Invaders related US TV show that I positively adore. I promise not to bore the pants off everyone here about it and, if we or anyone else wants to enter into any prolonged discussion then we'll do it my private e-mail.

Remember SLEDGE HAMMER?

Never a big hit either in the U.S. or the UK (although, strangely, quite popular in Germany of all places!), probably with a similar sized viewing audience as The Invaders and War Of The Worlds. A spoof cop show inspired to some extent by "Police Squad", based around a bumbling larger-than-life ego-inflated lead character superbly portrayed by David Rasche, noted for his catch-phrase "Trust me, I know what I'm doing!" (and of course, he invariably didn't).

Ably supported by his charming and attractive female assistant 'Doreau' played by (Anne-Marie Martin) and his long-suffering, frustrated and ever-exasperated chief (played by Harrison Page).

Not everyone's cup of tea but a greatly under-rated show containing some moments of pure comedy magic.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 4th March 2005 10:09 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: funny - SLEDGE HAMMER - SORRY FOR THE 'DOUBLE DESPATCH' FOLKS!

Hi all

Sorry the last message went out twice - I inadvertantly double-clicked the "Post Message" button, instead of clicking just the once!

I'll endeavour to be more careful next time....

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Friday 4th March 2005 10:17 am U.K. Time
Subject: Coming Attractions!

The episodes ”THE BELIEVERS” and “RANSOM” implemented a degree of expectation that the plot of “THE INVADERS” was finally reaching a new level. “TASK FORCE” and “THE POSSESSED” has departed from the resistance of the group and back to the struggle that may be a tired road for people watching the show for the first time. Controlling industries and people’s minds are not really new to the premise of the series. However do not despair, “COUNTERATTACK” will assert the resistance and will link with the follow up episode “THE PEACEMAKER” three weeks later. The latter would have been an ideal series finale had the script been focused on closure. In the meantime, the reintegrated Alien played by Donald Davies will confound ardent viewers of detail!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 4th March 2005 10:26 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Reviews Anyone? / HELL AGAIN TOM

Hi Tom

I'm sure Richard F. and the Gang will welcome your excellent initiative on this. We look forward to further developments in due course.

All the best, Phil

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 4th March 2005 10:40 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Reviews Anyone? / HELL AGAIN TOM - P.S. re. Forthcoming Attractions

Hi Tom

I fully agree with your observations about the episodes in question. I think it was our absent friend Jim 'xnyckid' who proposed a while back hat THE PEACEMAKER would have made for an suitable finale to the series had the original strategy been to end it there and then. I'm also a little surprised that THE PEACEMAKER didn't follow-on immediately from COUNTER-ATTACK.

The re-appearance of Donald Davis so soon after being killed-off as an alien in the earlier episode is yet another example of how the script-writers overlooked how obviously recognisable the same actors would be to the audience when appearing as different characters in different episodes. As well as Donald Davis, I'm equally puzzled why Michael Rennie didn't reprise his role in THE INNOCENT as 'Magnus' in the later episodes SUMMIT MEETING 1 & 2, and why Alfred Ryder wasn't re-cast in THE RANSOM and THE PEACEMAKER as 'Nexus' from VIKOR.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 4th March 2005 3:27 pm U.K. Time
Subject: UNTIL MONDAY.... have a nice week-end y'all

Hi Paulie, Lisa, Lindsay, Tom, Stan, Jamie, Jim W, and anyone else who might wonder why I may appear to 'miss my cue' in replying to any postings which beg a response from me:

As some of you already know I cannot access this Chat Page from home via AOL, consequentially I won't be posting again until Monday 7th. So here's signing-off for now and wishing you all a pleasant week-end.

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoomail.com
Friday 4th March 2005 3:41 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Lisa--

Hello, NO, That wasn't ME--the poster who used the name 'jim' in small letters--and he can thank G-D or whoever but it wasn't ME!.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Friday 4th March 2005 5:21 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Lisa--

Dear Jim: And a hearty and warm welcome back from all of us!! We were worrying ourselves "into anemia" over your seeming "disappearance"!! Again, WELCOME BACK!! Lindsay. Dear Lisa: With a tip of a hat, and a smile, I'm at your service!! You're welcome, concerning the "Syracuse" question. Lindsay. Syracuse, New York is located about 35 miles south of the eastern end of Lake Ontario, if that would be of extra help.

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Friday 4th March 2005 6:02 pm U.K. Time
Subject: To Phil, Lisa, Lindsay et al

Has anyone noticed the slight changes in the last few episodes of THE INVADERS... For instance....no extended little finger....the use of plain old Smith and Wessons or .38 calibur hand guns instead of the ever dependable ray gun? I was kind of wondering if the production company decided to cut down on the SFX in the use of the ray gun and opted for just showing the imoulation when the aliens die and maybe some of the actors used as aliens either forgot to extend the little finger out once in a while or they might have complained that sometimes some of them could not extend it out? Anyone got any ideas on this?

STAN

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Friday 4th March 2005 8:19 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hello Phil - COUNTERATTACK/ PEACEMAKER!

Last July when I joined the chat site, the episodes in question were a burning issue with me. I have made two valid points about "THE INVADERS" and one was the lost opportunity to make "THE PEACEMAKER" the series finale. It was my first posting. So I would like to think that credit is mine. However Jim has been here three years. He is a devoted "INVADERS" fan. So for the sake of chat line diplomacy, he certainly may have made the connection before me. The second valid point was based on production, a deeper insight into the connection between "THE INVADERS" and "THE OUTER LIMITS" which was briefly outlined by Mark Philips' review. We all have a contribution to make here. Some very important points are made on the chat site but are not always analysed. Then they pushed out to oblivion through the archive, and forgotten. That is why I feel we all should make a contribution, a significant connection to "THE INVADERS" and it's website. We can do that by submitting a review for our favourite episodes. I will let you all know what progress I make on this in the future.

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Friday 4th March 2005 10:09 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hello Phil - The Worst Weakness of this series.

Your observation about the lack of depth by the script writers to respect previous episode characters is well documented. I can just about accept everything else about "THE INVADERS" but this. I can accept how David had fumbled and lost or ignored weapons that could have proven his case. Remember how he lost the gun to Richard Anderson's Alien (THE ENEMY)and a Deputy dies. The scriptwriter was not kind to David Vincent here but that was the way they told that story. I don't know if these guys were shallow or they thought their audience was. Either way they will never know how important the development of characters and their impact on the show was for the audience. The show needed this. They thought they could run the series like "The Fugitive", one town at a time. This was a much deeper subject than that. I can add to your list Phil: David's brother "Linden Chiles" comes back as a Newspaper man? Suzanne Pleshette dies as Vicky and comes back again as another Alien in a re-thread episode called "THE PURSUED". We already mentioned Donald Davies! Then there are characters who were just plain forgotten! How about Arthur Hill from "THE LEECHES", now this guy should of played Scoville! My favourite character was Norman Fell from "THE BETRAYED". He played the ex-Nasa Electrician/ Decoder. This guy was the first true "Lone Gunman". He should have joined David permanently right after the Aliens killed his brother. A true "Believer"... forgotten! Sorry "INVADERS" fans this part of the show is sadly neglected. This is where the show gets in the ribs. I truly believe the show would have survived if the production took notice of the characters and brought them back. The live ones that is, not the ones we remember dying in previous episodes. "THE INVADERS" is not the only series that needlessly re-invents new characters for actors who have been on the show before but something happened here. The show needed people the audience could identify with. Okay we have David Vincent but don't you feel that the other characters are invented primarily for the plot of each episode? I can prove my point by naming a series that benefited a great deal from establishing a good character base and ran on until it had to end. A show whose producer learned from the mistakes of the past and was flawless as a result. A child of "THE INVADERS" and "THE NIGHT STALKER", I give you "THE X FILES"!

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Friday 4th March 2005 10:29 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hello Jim/ Expatriate to Xnyckid

Nice to see you are still out there. As you see I am having another purge before I fade like short wave. Take it easy! By the way, you are right. There are "INVADERS" out there of the letter writing kind.

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Name: Mark Hookway
Email:
hookway@fsmail.net
Friday 4th March 2005 10:48 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Jamie-The Invaders v Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Jamie,it appears that you are spot on when you said that there may be a connection between our favourite show and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The actor that you referred to goes by the name of Leonard Stone and he played Ramsey in The Invaders episode THE WATCHERS,who as you quite rightly stated is one of Paul Cook's security guards.

In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,Mr Stone plays the American car salesman Sam Beauregarde,whose daughter won one of the golden tickets.

Incidentally whilst we are on this subject of Invaders actors appearing in films, did you know that Dabney Coleman who guest starred in The Invaders episodes THE INNOCENT & THE SAUCER also made an appearance in the eighties film War Games.

Regards

Mark

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Saturday 5th March 2005 8:00 am U.K. Time
Subject: Black forest gateaux drizzled in Cornish custard (specially for Phil)

Hi Mark, Thanks for the confirmation!! Did you know that off the top of your head or did you sit down and watch it! I'll be on the lookout for other films and shows with Invaders connections...thanks for your help.

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Name: Turi
Email:
turicandi@hotmail.com
Saturday 5th March 2005 2:09 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Roy birthday

Estimados amigos , yo soy un fan de argentina y me hes imposible estar en el evento del homenaje a Roy por su cumpleaños en New York, quisiera saber si alguien que vaya a tan espectacular evento pueda hacerme llegar algún autógrafo y material de ese día . gracias. Turi

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Name: b0zo
Email:
b0zo@b0zo.com
Sunday 6th March 2005 12:46 am U.K. Time
Subject: STUFF

R WE THERE YET

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Sunday 6th March 2005 1:49 am U.K. Time
Subject: Confirmation...

I just want to say to all loyal fans who plan on meeting with our group, to celebrate our Hero's --Roy Thinnes' birthday, and to personally show him our gratitude for having provided us with so many years of joy with regard to this fine show, that we all hold so dear to us--that I personally received a phone call from a mutual friend--the "man-behind-the-scenes-" without whom, NONE of this could have been put together--a true gentleman, of whom I will call "Charlie" as in Charlie's Angels-- YES! I just spoke to this "Liason" whom I call a friend--and I had the Honor of speaking to "Roy Thinnes" himself, AND his lovely Wife-- and I have their permission to share with you all, that this is in Earnest- that YES--This is a bona-fide--as they say, to all those Pepsi-drinkers-- "the Real Thing--" or is that Coca-Cola! hahah! I knew that all along-!

I cannot stop talking, now--and it is coming out in "print"!

To make a long story, Longer--Roy Thinnes and his Wife will be at this dinner at RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE in Manhattan, on April 6th, 2005-- Starting at about 5:30-

All interested parties, kindly make contact with either Phil Forster, at PhilsGameOn@aol.com; or Paul Anthony Lisanti, at thinnes38@cs.com

See you at Ruth's Chris Steak House--

And, I really DID speak to the "man" himself, tonight--one of the nicest, most humble decent people one would ever want to know-

He deserves this get-together, and then some-

Paulie

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Sunday 6th March 2005 3:08 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: To Phil, Lisa, Lindsay et al

Dear Stan: Be patient!! There is one more episode coming up that has ray guns, a cerebral hemorrhage disc, and a hypnotic prism all together in it. But you're right. The final episodes will have a dearth of alien weapons in them. I don't want to reveal too much, but watch for them. Even without alien weapons, or, for that matter, stiff pinky fingers, the stories and plots are still interesting, and the old QM Production standards still are present to the very end. Lindsay.

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Sunday 6th March 2005 5:16 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: To Phil, Lisa, Lindsay et al

Lindsay- I would like to see the QM standards put in place if and when they (Hollywood) ever resurrects THE INVADERS. Trouble is...the biggies in Tinsletown are mostly accountants now...bottom liners (I wonder if that's the same as a bottom feeder!) Anyway... nine times out of ten, since Quinn Martin is with Gene Roddenberry in the outer cosmos known to the religious ones in this world as Heaven. I could almost predict that most of those bottom feeders--ur--liners excuse me...have not ever seen the original series and most likely were not even born when it aired on television. That was evident to some degree with the TV movie back in 1995.

Keep looking up....STAN

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Sunday 6th March 2005 10:50 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Confirmation...

Paulie,

And, I really DID speak to the "man" himself, tonight--one of the nicest, most humble decent people one would ever want to know-

Did his voice seem different after thirty or so years??? I would love to have been a flie on the wall in that conversation. I wish I was going with you mate, but as I am classed as an ileagal alien, I can't get a passport, boo hoo.

All the best, Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Sunday 6th March 2005 6:51 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Roy birthday - HOLA Y RECUERDOS TURI

Turi

Hay muchos fans con la misma problema como tu y he recibido la misma pregunta muchas vezes! Lo siento, pero no estoy seguro si es posible a ayudarte (y los otros tambien).

PAULIE, MI QUERIDO AMIGO - entiendes Espanol mejor que yo, tal vez puedes dar Turi una respuesta mas simpatica????

Hasta luego!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Sunday 6th March 2005 7:02 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Black forest gateaux drizzled in Cornish custard (specially for Phil) - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

Just sneaked into my office on the way to the Jazz Cafe in Camden (to see Brian Auger & The Oblivion Express - jazz, mmmm.... nice!!!!).

As you noted from my e-mail yesterday, I have completely unable to add to Mark Hookway's excellent response to your query about WW&TCF. However, I positively ADORE black forest gateau (or "Schwarzwaldtorte" as they call it in it's country of origin). Not sure about the cornish custard, it'll do for now. Next time, try to make sure it's covered in thick fresh whipped dairy cream (preferably organic) and laced with copius quantities of Kirsch liqueur! I'll even save some for you.... :o)

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Sunday 6th March 2005 7:17 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re. Recent & Upcoming episodes, Pinkies, Ray Guns, Recycled Actors - HI TOM/ LINDSAY/STAN

Hi folks

Nothing to add to all your various comments about the absence of 'ray gun' SFX and crooked pinkie fingers, over-use of the same actors in different roles (whether previously killed-off or not), QM production authenticity etc. Y'all have beaten me to it (wait until I get my new PC & ISP - Saturdays and Sundays just WON'T be the same again :o)).

However, I fully acknowledge Tom that it almost certainly WAS your comments regarding THE PEACEMAKER that I recalled from last year. Jim 'xnyckid' also commented at some stage along similar lines (possibly in reply to you) and he definitely made a subsequent remark that this episode followed-on directly from COUNTER-ATTACK storyline-wise, if not in broadcast sequence.

And a big welcome back to you Jim!!!!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Sunday 6th March 2005 10:13 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Invaders Number 11

Phil,

Note the time, 10.00 pm GMT and I have just finsihed putting The Invaders - About A Girl, to bed. I have spent all this Sunday on it, from ten this morning, so that's twelve hours devoted to The Invaders. The story is just shy of thirty pages, so if I hear you cry that it's incomplete prepare to TURN RED, only joking, even I think it's still missing something. Once I've given it the thumbs up I'll send it to you. Thanks for your email. I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I enjoy burning them, ha ha. It gets over here and we've run out of coal.

Lisa

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Monday 7th March 2005 4:08 am U.K. Time
Subject: Lisa--"Confirmation--"

Yes, Lisa--his voice is "exactly" the same! In fact, he is such a gentlman-- a true, decent humble man. The only other real celebrity that I ever met was Perry Como--who TOO was a real gentleman, and humble and kind.

I work in the Legal field-I am a court reporter and translator in the courts here in south Florida; and it has been my experience that the best of the best in the legal field--or, all fields, for that matter--are the most humble and down-to-earth people one would ever want to know--WHY? Because the are secure and they are about "others-" They are NOT about themselves-

Roy Thinnes is one of the nicest human beings I have ever had the honor of speaking to. He is so, so decent, and likeable. AND the first thing he said to me was, he expressed his gratitude to all of us for putting together this nice testimonial dinner in his honor.

This is truly an opportunity for US to show Him--and all those who were connected to the show, who are still with us--how much we appreciate their efforts in having provided such joy to so many of us-

Please--kindly try to attend.

We have roughly 18-22 estimated guests for the dinner-and there is still time for a few more stragglers-

PS: What in God's earth happened to our buddy, Jim-XNYCKID??

I miss this guy's contributions-He is priceless--

Doppelganger

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Monday 7th March 2005 7:37 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Lisa-- Confirmation--

Please--kindly try to attend

I am truly sorry Doppelganger but I could not get a passport in time, plus the fact that I missed The Titanic on her maiden voyage to NY so I don't think I'll be able to make it.

I hope you have a lovely time.

Maybe someone could do a transcipt of the evening for those who did not attend. I hope someone takes a camera with them. I would gladly pay to receive any pictures of the night and of course this wonderful man in all his glory.

PS: What in God's earth happened to our buddy, Jim-XNYCKID??

I have not heard from Jim since I bought my new computer. It's strange becasue I have some more information to give him about The Fugitive. I wish I had his home address.

Oh well, back to the daily grind. I'm off to read my thirty page epic. Hee Humm.

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 7th March 2005 9:04 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders Number 11 (10 Actually :o))

Hi Lisa

Thanks for that - look forward to it as always. STILL no tangible token of thanks from me (videotape with THE EXPERIMENT & THE CONDEMNED to name but one), but fear not all shall be put right in due course....

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 7th March 2005 9:23 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Worst Weakness of this Series - HI TOM

Hi Tom

Just a quick P.S. to my "omnibus" reply to yourself, Lindsay and Stan the Man yesterday:

I fully agree with your observation that Chris Carter of "The X-Files" appears - consciously or sub-consciously to have learned from one or two obvious shortcomings in "The Invaders". While I share your dislike for the use of the same actors in different roles in different episodes, I'm much more irritated by David Vincent's negligence in failing to make a grab for alien technology which goes begging after, say, a fist fight in which he's put an armed alien out of action (this was never more blatantly portrayed than in THE LEECHES).

The X-files is particularly vigilant in both respects - alien hardware of any description always immediately siezed by Mulder & Co., and repeat occasional use of an actor or actress ALWAYS to portray the same character (including the alien 'clones') - indeed, perfectly exemplified by Roy Thinnes himself in the role of Jeremiah Smith!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 7th March 2005 10:05 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Confirmation - Thanks Paulie (CHRISTIAN/TAUGUS/LYNDON PLEASE TAKE NOTE)

Hi Paulie

Great news about the phone call - couldn't happen to a more deserving cause!

With regard to your appeal "Please--kindly try to attend" - CHRISTIAN, TAUGUS, LYNDON ????

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 7th March 2005 11:26 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Roy Thinnes Dinner + Getting a Passport

Hi Lisa

I fully appreciate your reasons not joining us in New York (indeed, who would I be not to?) - and, as Paulie has indirectly alluded, we couldn't cope with all that many more anyway.

With regard to you getting a passport, I strongly suspect you've left many a stone unturned - a simple websearch under "passport application" will reveal, among others:

http://www.ukpa.gov.uk/_9_howlong/9_howlong.asp

.... in the event you discover the need to take a complete break from Smith and Jones (wonderful character actors though they both are :o))

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 7th March 2005 11:40 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re. Where's Jim? HI PAULIE

Hi Paulie

You ask the question: "What in God's earth happened to our buddy, Jim-XNYCKID??"

Scroll-up to Friday 4th March 2005 3:41 pm U.K. Time. You could be forgiven for missing it - a brief one-liner, sadly still in "Jim wars" mode....

Come on Jim old pal, snap out of it!!

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Monday 7th March 2005 5:07 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Nigerian Invaders

I can only gather that Jim (Xnyckid) is sore at the guy Jim Waters. One thing that Jim mentioned that he has been receiving Nigerian letters. I think he said that he is receiving ten a week. He became suspicious when Jim Waters had a succession of keying in errors on the site. He also condemned the idea of bootleg Invaders recordings that Jim Waters had nominated. This looks like a misunderstanding but the problem of these Nigerian 419ers is real and totally disgusting. When Jim mentioned this I fell back in my chair. I have been receiving one or two a week myself. Some of you may have too! I never thought that they would source this site. You can imagine that if they are preying on fanfare sites for personal information then they could bait us with our own enthusiasm. If Jim thought he recognized a certain pattern from Jim Waters’ posting that might have unfortunately imitated a Nigerian letter, then I don’t blame him for getting paranoid. It is sad that we need to be sure whom we are speaking to. Usually our knowledge of “THE INVADERS” establishes our connection but these fiends could do research and then trap us. Ironically we continue to chat to each other under a false sense of security. I am tickled by the irony. The fact that while we talk about a television show that deals with paranoia, we are being subjected to another kind of invader who is preying on us for desperate gains. Finally this piece is posted in attempt to rationalize against the tension I feel about the subject. I mean nothing personal towards Jim Waters. I hope that the guy from Brooklyn returns with his notes on the series for the UK, now that the show is on its last leg.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Monday 7th March 2005 5:11 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: To Phil, Lisa, Lindsay et al

Dear Stan: Yeah, I guess we older folks have got to stick together. The younger generations have NO idea, except for a few who have discovered!! Lindsay.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Monday 7th March 2005 8:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Roy Thinnes Dinner + Getting a Passport

Phil,

Thanks for the link to the passport office. I did actually go on to my local post office today and look at the mass of forms you have to fill out. I know they offer a service at my local PO it would take me a month to find my birth cert., and the camera lense cracked the last time someone took my picture. Ah, all these obsticals to over come. In my next life I want to be born in America.

I hope that Jim comes back. I have a question to ask him about the music used in The Fugitive and The Invaders. Jim if your out there, contact me via the above email. I don't mind any spam mail.

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 8th March 2005 9:53 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Roy Thinnes Dinner + Getting a Passport + Jim

Hi Lisa

See what you mean - I'm always apprehensive when I have to produce my birth certificate, whose whereabouts I THINK I know :o). The passport forms are a pain to be sure, I have a pathological fear of the damned things myself but I can assure you this one isn't as bad as it looks at first glance once you get stuck into it - being a methodical and painfully slow hand-writer, I reckon half an hour to complete top whack. I do hope for your benefit you get it sorted sometime, as many airline routes are offering deals so incredibly dirt-cheap, it beggars belief!

As for Jim, have you tried e-mailing him? The address he used to post to the chat-page last Friday (4th March 2005 3:41 pm U.K. Time) was the usual "xnyckid" but at "yahoomail.com" instead of just "yahoo.com". What exactly that's all about I'm not sure, but if you haven't tried mailing him at that (slightly) new address, it may be worth a try. If you have already and not got a reply, my apologies.

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Tuesday 8th March 2005 10:49 am U.K. Time
Subject: Marangue Plashette dished in a winberry shive.

Hi All, I too have fallen foul of the Nigerian conmen...i choose to catalogue them all in order of ludicrousness and re read them when i fancy a laugh.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 8th March 2005 11:36 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Marangue Plashette dished in a winberry shive HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

Nice one - although I think that should read "Meringue Pleshette".... :o). And what's a "winberry shive" when it's at home????

Fully agree with you about the e-mails from our favourite conmen - puts the whole thing into perspective!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 8th March 2005 11:37 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Nigerian Invaders - HI TOM

Hi Tom

Whether or not Jim Xnyckid is still "sore" at Jim Waters (the liklihood of which had not escaped me), for reasons that ought to have dawned on him by now, I'll repeat: it's time to "snap out of it" and move on. The gratuitous and unnecessary castigation he gave the guy over the content of his postings (which you correctly describe) was simply not justified by his concern over all these e-mail scammers and the notion of their involvement in Invaders bootleg recordings (however well-intentioned and vigilant). A misunderstanding for sure, but it isn't the first time a poster to the site has been victim of the "shoot first, ask questions afterwards" approach.

I've been receiving these 'scam' e-mails for well over a year now (long before I joined this chat-page) and while I would echo the caution Jim has expressed over the need to be wary of them, if you simply delete the mails they pose no real problem. If you've got a fair chunk of spare time on your hands (which I don't) it could be fun to turn the tables with a "reverse scam" of your own, but on balance I can see no cause to get so completely hung-up about them. Anyone buying bootlegs knows the elements of risk involved (as with life itself), I myself have done so and been short-changed in the past - I wasn't the first and doubt I'll be the last. But I can't see anyone running any significant risk of being "trapped" by these so-called "fiends" unless they're extremely daft!

I would agree that the distinctive flavour of The Invaders presents a certain irony here, but I wouldn't go as far as to suggest that "we chat to each other under a false sense of security". For sure we should observe care in what we post, but that should apply anyway - no-one in their right mind is going to advertise important personal details on this or any other internet chat forum.

Still.... as Bob Hoskins used to say in the BT TV adverts a decade or so ago: "it's good to talk"!

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Tuesday 8th March 2005 12:41 pm U.K. Time
Subject: In their eye's there was fear and hate....and when they spoke they spoke with knives....

Hi Phil, A shive is the most succullent, delicate and downright tasty fondant shell in which to house a dessert winberry for very finest of seviture purposes in the whole of Christandom .(spelling and unfathomable word corrections welcome)

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 8th March 2005 2:33 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: In their eyes there was fear and hate....and when they spoke they spoke with knives.... HI JAMIE

..... FIVE MINUTES AND YOU'RE ALMOST THERE!!!!

Nice one Jamie - you're more of a Stranglers buff than you let on when you raised the "MenInBlack" subject a while back. I knew Jean-Jacques the bass player sang the lyrics, but it took me an embarrassing hour or more before I remembered in which song. Ahhhh.... those were the days. In the U.K. charts exactly 27 years and 2 months ago (how sad is THAT??). I wonder if Dave Brown agrees....

Apart from an 'a' instead of 'e' in "Christendom", one 'l' too many in "succulent" and the use of a word - "sevitude" - that doesn't exist spelled as such and certainly not within this context, you get extremely good marks young man. One winberry shive for you coming right up!

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Tuesday 8th March 2005 3:26 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hello Phil

Well if this website is under scrutiny then I hope they saw this conversation. They would find out that we are wise to them. It could be surmised that our emails are in a multi-mailing list. Notice that we are not addressed by name. When the letter arrives to your inbox, the only person who could make it personal is you. Send it to Spam Oblivion! I normally do however there is that sublime sickly feeling you get when you see one, the vibes of bad intentions. I accept Phil’s reasoning and I do not want to alarm the other contributors. Finally, if these Nigerian guys really want to write something, then let them write an “INVADERS” script!

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Name: Alan
Email:
lewis@nerco.fsnet.co.uk
Tuesday 8th March 2005 4:16 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Counterattack

Overall I liked this episode although it was weak compared to most Season 1 efforts.BUT,as I said awhile ago-after DV kills the alien using the laser ALL the aliens are dead and the laser is still there,so what more proof could you possibly want?The alien {bomb?} planted inside the building,ditto as before.It was also used as the "Memory Bank" in "The Lifeseekers".PLUS if the believers went to any TV station or tabloid paper with the CCTV footage of the aliens burning up,wouldn"t they get all the publicity they could handle?

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Tuesday 8th March 2005 8:58 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Counterattack

I like the part where Scoville is telling david that he is tired and he needs rest. Blaming David for the death of his friend. I know that it was all staged, but I could just hear Claira in the background wanting to defend her father. If Claira was here today she'd turn round and say watch out for Scoville, he's not all the good guy he makes out to be, and in a way I kind of agree with her sentements.

I must say that I was inpressed by the department store David had designed. I wish Lakeside would take a leaf out of his book. Bluewaters must have seen this episode as John Lewis seems to remind me a little bit of that block!

Lisa

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Name: Jilted Barfly
Email:
will_slater@hotmail.com
Wednesday 9th March 2005 8:19 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Counterattack

Lisa, when I watched that scene, I immediately thought of you and could imagine your blood boiling. I couldn't help thinking that the reason Scoville was so succesful in convincing the other 'believers' that he and David had fallen out, was because he'd like nothing better than for David to be captured and bumped off by the Invaders!

www.20six.co.uk/jiltedbarfly

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Wednesday 9th March 2005 11:19 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Counterattack

Thank you very much Will, as I was actually beginning to think about kicking the tele in when that part came up, but as I'm in financial difficulties at the moment, my senses prevailed.

I'm glad you thought of me in regards to that part, as I said, I thought of Claira but I remembered that she is now on holiday with her father in Jamaica at the moment. It's all to do with my recent story about the family, so i can't contact her to tell her the bad news. She's had enough of that lately, anyway.

Thanks for your thoughts.

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Wednesday 9th March 2005 1:50 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Invaders stories.

Phil,

Sorry to mess you up again pal, but The Invaders 'About A Girl' thirty pager is now Part 1. I've decided that the ending is wrong for the show and it needs expanding to a two parter. No hope of saving this one, but I'm enjoying the challenge Claira has set me. As you know, she's one of those 'you can't leave them alone for a minute' kinda kids.

Thanks for your email. Comments taken on board and I do wish you to consider Mr Thinnes in all this, I know I am, hum hmmm.

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Wednesday 9th March 2005 3:27 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Invaders - New Story

I just thought you'd all like to know that David Vincent has just made love to an ALIEN. Of course, he was totally unaware of this fact, until she goes and cuts herself on a glass at the local watering hole.

Ohh, this is so exciting. What's going to happen next?

Stay tuned for more updates, if any.

Lisa

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Thursday 10th March 2005 2:32 am U.K. Time
Subject: Highest possible level of dignity, deserving of being associated with Roy Thinnes...

1)I am not in any way connected with this website, other than to participate; 2)I am not a relative--Too distant, nottoodistant or otherwise; 3)I am not in charge of this website; 4)I am not in a position to direct anyone or EDUCATE anyone in how to behave; 5) BUT I AM Insisting-that ANYONE who wishes to participate on this website practice the highest regard for others, who DO like to legitimately participate on this website, honoring not only a great show, but also a Great Actor, and someone we all love, Roy Thinnes- And, I WILL report to Mr. Richard Fincher, the individual who Truly "IS" the rightful owner and operator of this website, ANY MISCONDUCT ON THE PART OF ANY PARTICIPANT--

Got it, "MUGUMAN"?

Now, give us the proper respect--and ROY the proper respect --along with Every other participant here--

Thank you

Doppelganger

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Name: Stan
Email:
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Thursday 10th March 2005 8:18 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders - New Story

Hey Lisa...that does bring up an interesting question or thought...are the aliens anatomically correct after their transformation to human form...Hmmm kinda makes you wonder...how else would Antoinette Bower and Jason Evers had made it a full year of marriage in that episode involving the Cheyenne Mountain Norad complex... or in the episode THE TRIAL...with Lynda Day (George) and Don Gordon. She was married to the alien he was suppossed to have murdered...only clue that marital bliss was not happening that she testified her late (alien) husband seemed cold and distant. Still....it kind of makes one wonder.....hmmmm?

STAN

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Name: jamie
Email:
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Thursday 10th March 2005 8:35 am U.K. Time
Subject: people i know who look like people from The Invaders...

Back by popular demand.....

Geremy Mace's secretary looked a bit like the women i fell out with at a photolab in Manchester.....

(she was also in Jason and the Argonauts i think)

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Thursday 10th March 2005 9:51 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders - New Story

Stan,

It's interesting that you mention The Trial as I could never really be sure if Lynda's husband was an alien. I mean, did we see him burn? The thought of making love to one of them is very confusing. I suppose it's best left to the imagination and better all round if you didn't know at the time. I know that Claira would feel a little disgusted, if David ever turns round and tells her, which i don't think he will. I really don't know how this story is panning out.

Thanks for your comments. Hows your story going? Is it still only a short story or can we expect you to go mad, like me and turn it into an epic?"

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Thursday 10th March 2005 9:54 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: people i know who look like people from The Invaders...

If there were people I knew who looked like people out of The Invaders I think that I'd run off in to the hills screaming, who am I?

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 10th March 2005 10:19 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: People I know who look like people from The Invaders.... THANKS JAMIE

Hi Jamie

That'll be the delightful Nancy Kovak, unless I'm very much mistaken. A true 'oil-painting' if ever there was one (60's false eyeleshes apart), I'm only disappointed that your encounter with her (almost) look-alike in the photolab in Manchester wasn't more of the romantic variety. Or did things blossom after the initial 'ice-breaking' tiff, I wonder????

As for me, I can't think of any that spring to mind immediately - but don't fret, as soon as any do, I'll let you know :o)

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 10th March 2005 10:45 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders - Alien & Human Conjugation - HI STAN & LISA

Hi Stan, also Lisa

This subject was dealt with "Dr.Philip" (remember that Harry Enfield character in his third series?) in a posting on Saturday 28th August 2004 12:06 pm U.K. Time (Subject: Re: Alien Physiology) in repsonse to the subject being raised by Richard Fincher and Alan Lewis (you remember, don't you boys? :o)). Relevant extract as follows:

First-off, I can't add to Richard's response about evidence of aliens sleeping, except they could possibly have been sleeping in the scene described from "The Ivy Curtain". HOWEVER.... one assumes thay must at least have been able to sleep or feign a sort of "sleep" mode (if not actually needing to) for the benefit of a human partner they're living with - again, to create as far as possible an impression of "normality". Sure, there are human insomniacs, and many of us have 'light' sleep patterns, so perhaps the aliens could have been able to fall back on that to explain an apparent lack of need to sleep. As far as I can recall, when the humans co-habiting with aliens are divulging their concerns about their partner to David or in his hearing ("Moonshot", "Condition: Red", "The Trial"), I cannot recall that sleep was ever an issue.

"....on to the subject of sexual relations.... the men have the equipment but clearly can't 'manage it' - as was evident from the concerns expressed by their human wives in "Moonshot" and "The Trial" - and the females are clearly able to fulfil a 'passive' role for the man (and would in all probability be sufficiently clued-up to be aware of the need to 'fake it', so to speak). To what extent their genitalia are manufactured to replicate the human female response we obviously never learn, but again there would have needed to be a degree of authenticity or else the male would have cried foul from day one! However, the essential male-female passion and 'chemistry' thing is obviously missing, as you would expect...."

I think there's food for thought there don't you think? As with my original posting, I apologise if anyone is in any way offended by the level of detail I've used here - however I think it expresses the thoughts that spring immediately to mind from the question posed by Stan....

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Name: Phil Forster
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Thursday 10th March 2005 10:55 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders - New Story + David making love to an alien - HI LISA

How was it for him? ;oD

Methinks you've taken a stage further the situation that was brewing nicely between David and Ellie Markham in SUMMIT MEETING Pt.1 - only this time, the glass-cut occurs AFTER the event !?!?!?!?

Looking at it from a bloke's point of view, will David count this among his 'conquests' I wonder? And let's face it, Claira's bound to find out sooner or later so he'd better have a good explanation ready for when the time comes!

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Name: Phil Forster
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Thursday 10th March 2005 11:27 am U.K. Time
Subject: Goodbye to MUGUMAN - WELL SAID PAULIE!!!!

Hi Paulie

May I second that - well said. Your plea for respect for other contributors to this site duly noted I hope (and NOT just by "Muguman"!).

RICHARD FINCHER - if you're reading this, might it be a good idea to delete the postings to which Paulie refers (as you've done in the past)?

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Thursday 10th March 2005 1:48 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hello Phil

I have sent an email to Richard Fincher last weekend to say that there is interest to complete the review page. I source that could come handy in the future when an official DVD set finally is released. There would be considerable that they should meet a deadline for such a release by 2007, the show's 40th anniversary. I hope Richard responds and with good news. I will let you know and take care all.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
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Thursday 10th March 2005 2:35 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hello Phil - HI TOM

Hi Tom

Thanks for the update, and for taking the intiative to contact Richard fincher. In truth, I should have done likewise and apologise for the fact that I have not yet done so. I haven't logged-on all that much to my home PC lately, but should still have made the effort - especially as I feel somewhat negligent in failing to make mention of this most overlooked of topics long before now! I shall endeavour to correct this at the weekend.

With regard to release of an official DVD, that subject will no doubt be raised with Roy on April 6th. Not that the matter is in his hands as such, but he may have some interesting thoughts on the subject. I won't hold my breath for a 2007 release though, fitting though that would be....

Look forward to hearing from you in due course Tom, all the best to you for now.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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Thursday 10th March 2005 3:38 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders - New Story + David making love to an alien - HI LISA

Phil,

Yes, I think i have taken it a bit further than that Ellen in SUMMIT MEETING but, maybe too far. It just doesn't seem right in my eyes that David would fall for her knowing she was an alien or not. Maybe that's Claira talking in me, i don't know.

And let's face it, Claira's bound to find out sooner or later so he'd better have a good explanation ready for when the time comes!

Even if Claira does find out, David can handle her, she's his kid, he knows everything about her. How to handle her, etc. i don't think I'd have any problem there.

Something that I am having a problem with now though is my own conscience. I seem to think that I have diverted David so far away from the aliens and his fight against them in this and Part 1 of my story that it might be worth tearing the page out of the typewriter and starting again. I seem to have Douglas Adams in my mind where he says that writers are just this bunch of whinging lay-abouts who think that their charactors should wander on to the page of their own bolishon. Am I doing wrong taking the aliens out of the equasion for a while?

Lisa

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
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Thursday 10th March 2005 4:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders - Alien Human Conjugation - HI STAN LISA

Dear Phil: When the "INVADERS" series ends in the UK, I'll send my report that I wrote early last year about the nature and native alien form of "THE INVADERS", to this website. If anyone finds offense in your posting, perhaps my report may modify it a bit. Lindsay.

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Name: Stan
Email:
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Thursday 10th March 2005 6:12 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders - New Story

Lisa....I have been procrastenating again...hope I spelled it right. Been very busy trying to move into our new "digs" in Beaverton, Oregon. Thanks for asking...need the nudge from the Muse and I guess you are it for now...ha!

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Name: Phil Forster
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Friday 11th March 2005 9:43 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders - Alien/Human Conjugation - HI LINDSAY

Hi Lindsay

Look forward to that, Lindsay. I received no howls of protest back in August, and none so far now so I'm hoping all out there have seen my 'analysis' it's true light.

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Name: Phil Forster
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Friday 11th March 2005 9:57 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders - New Story + David making love to an alien - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

I see your dilemma here. The question being: should any Invaders-related story by default involve both David Vincent and the aliens?

It would of course have been out of the question to make an proper TV episode without featuring both, but your stories are a different kettle of fish altogether. In the overall context of the time span encompassed by all your stories, why shouldn't one story be devoted to other aspects of David's and Claira's lives?

That said, if David ends up 'having a fling' with a female alien, there's your alien involvement (and not just a token one). Whatever, you're the author and I'm sure that this sort of thing can be left to your own instincts.

I suggest you take your time over this one - can't keep you artistic types to any strict timetable, after all (and by the way, it's spelled "volition" :o)).

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Name: Tom
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Friday 11th March 2005 12:55 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Lindsay

I would like to acknowledge your email of last November, although belated. ""THE NATURE AND ALIEN FORM OF THE INVADERS" and "THE PHYSIOLOGY OF THE INVADERS" are an interesting read. It should be posted on the site for the UK viewers. The observations will indeed contribute to the last analysis of the series. I still have it and Thank You for sending it to me.

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Name: jamie
Email:
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Friday 11th March 2005 2:09 pm U.K. Time
Subject: We used our hands for guidance..like the children of a preacher, like a dry tree seeking water, for a daughter...

Hi, There is of course no way that DV could get 'involved' with an alien women....a big part of making the character David Vincent so dynamic is his intense hatred of All the aliens. Never to trust any of them under any circumstances. That is why he alone is still alive in the series when many have fallen. Pleasew remember this in any scripts that are in the offing.

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Name: Phil Forster
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Friday 11th March 2005 4:54 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: We used our hands for guidance..like the children of a preacher, like a dry tree seeking water, for a daughter...HI JAMIE

.... NICE N'SLEAZY (Nice n'sleazy does it, does it every time)!!!!

You ARE a real Stranglers fan, make no mistake!

Anyway, where were we? Oh yes, David falling for the alien "fairer sex".... well, he normally wouldn't touch them with the proverbial bargepole (not that he'd be boasting at all :oD) if he KNEW they were aliens, but consider:

1. Vikki (Suzanne Pleshette) in THE MUTATION - fancied his chances there OK, hesitated after learning what she was but would probably have done the deed if she hadn't been zapped.

2. Ellie Markham (Diana Hyland) in SUMMIT MEETING Pt.1 - as with Vikki, would definitely have 'steamed in there' but for the all-important cut finger which extinguished the flame completely.

3. What's-her-name (Diana Muldaur) in THE LIFE SEEKERS - knew she was an alien all along, but warmed significantly to her as the show wore on, if she'd hung around who knows what would've happened?

While I state in my 'Dr.Philip' theory on the subject that there could be no true "male-female chemistry" thing between alien & human, that of course referred to the ingredients necessary for a long and lasting 'made in heaven' romance rather than the instictive 'urge'. However mistrustful David was of the alien species, he was to some extent still governed by his more base instincts like any red-blooded male....

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Name: Phil Forster
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Friday 11th March 2005 5:15 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Alien-Human 'Birds and the Bees' thing - P.S.

P.S. (and final posting before next Monday)

The biggest obstacle to the aliens being able to manufacture the near-perfect human body for enticing a human of the opposite sex would probably be replicating the hormones, which of course are the driving force behind human interaction.

What price an alien STD ?!?!?!?!?!? :oD

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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Friday 11th March 2005 9:25 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: We used our hands for guidance..like the children of a preacher, like a dry tree seeking water, for a daughter...

Jamie,

I can understand what you are saying but it beggers the question have you ever once strayed after feelig so, so low? This poor bastard, David Vincent, has just lost his would be wife to these aliens. Aliens that wouldn't think twice about us.

I am reminded of a time when i went on holiday to sunny Corwall with my mum and her would be husband. I was ninetten and had just fallen off the fidelity ladder. I was desperate for, well something and my mother told me that the bloke that I was with was all wrong for me. Of course, I felt and knew different at the time. I spent the whole week or so phoning this guy. I just couldn't get him out of my head.

In a way, looking at David from my stories, I feel that David is in this situation at the moment. You have to give him that little bit of a break, or lea-way just to see where he bounces after this, and believe me, he's bouncing alright.

Don't worry about the aliens though, it's all coming together in my mind and, although Phil, will expect this of me as he knows how I write, David wins in the end, and in a way, so do the aliens???

Lisa

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Name: jamie
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Friday 11th March 2005 9:37 pm U.K. Time
Subject: "don't give any of that crap about suffering wives george...you'll av me in tears".

Hi Lisa, Ok, i'll give you and this storyline the benefit of the doubt....you sound worthy of potentially altering the course of Invaders folklore and thats a BIG compliment for what its worth. I take it that 'she' will be an alien who is against her own people and its not some kind of con?

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
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Saturday 12th March 2005 3:50 am U.K. Time
Subject: Ford Motor Company's...

1968 Mercury Caliente-

Check out "The Enemy" there is a cinematographical--Quite Intentional specific Focus on the "cALIENte" just under the trunk(or, for our British Fans-BOOT) NOTE the name, "Caliente" with the Focus on "ALIEN"!

Cool!

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Name: TURI
Email:
turicandi@hotmail.com
Saturday 12th March 2005 3:40 pm U.K. Time
Subject: ROY THINNES'MEETING

Queridos amigos, por favor, quiero saber como obtener material de la reunión del dia 6 de Abril en homenaje a Roy... para mi es muy importante si alguien puede lograr por mi un autógrafo personalizado y material fotografico y escrito de ese maravilloso día. Son muchos años que yo admiro a "Los Invasores" y soy fan de Roy thinnes. Por favor que alguien me conteste. TURI

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Name: TURI
Email:
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Saturday 12th March 2005 3:47 pm U.K. Time
Subject: ROY THINNES'MEETING

PLEASE, ANSWER ME (ANY PARSONS SPEAK AND WRITE IN SPANISH IN THIS FORUM ?, BECAUSE MY INGLISH IS MORE OR LESS) SINCERELY AND ALONE TURI

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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Saturday 12th March 2005 8:21 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: ROY THINNES'MEETING

Turi,

I am sure that if you write to a man by the bame of Phil Forster, that he will be only too glad to get you a signed autigraph of the very one and only Mr Roy Thinnes. Phil is actually going to America for this party, so it might be best to speak to him, via this forum. He can speak Spanish, French, German and Guinea Pig languages, maybe not the latter.

Lisa

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Name: Mark Hookway
Email:
hookway@fsmail.net
Saturday 12th March 2005 10:56 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Doctor Who

Hi all

I don't know how many of you guys are fans of the Doctor Who series. You may or may not be aware that a new Doctor Who series will be shown starting at 7pm on Saturday 26th March 2005 on BBC1 here in the UK after a break of sixteen years from our TV screens.

I shall certainly check this new series out for myself,but I always thought that Tom Baker back in the seventies was the best Doctor for me and it remains to be seen if this new series will be as good as some of the classic Doctor Who episodes of yesteryear.

Mind you the same could also be said of The Invaders. The original 1967-68 series currently being shown on Channel 5 here in the UK is absolutely superb,whereas the 1995 mini series was a huge disappointment and if plans for another series of The Invaders were to come to fruition,then the series should resemble the original 67-68 series as much as possible with those same QM standards.

Just one more thing to mention. I visited the Channel 5 website earlier today and discovered that episode 37 of The Invaders THE ORGANIZATION is due to be broadcast at the slightly later time of 4.50am in the early hours of Sunday 20th March.

Regards

Mark

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Name: Gary
Email:
Gary@portersworld.co.uk
Saturday 12th March 2005 10:58 pm U.K. Time
Subject: 'The Pit'

This is my first mail on this chat page. Just wanted to say that, although i agree with Lisa that The Scoville (Kent Smith)character ruined the Invaders, the Pit has always been one of my favourite episodes from season 2! Unfortunately the kid ruins it when he fluffs his line, about halfway through the episode!

It's a bit sad knowing there's only a few more episodes that are left to show!

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Saturday 12th March 2005 11:42 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Espanol, Especialiadad!

Yo soy honrado, y me siento muy comodo en hablando espanol con cualquier persona que necesite usar el idioma castellano- Yo soy disponible, a su propia conveniencia para hablar contsigo; y interrelacionar con mis hermanos/hermanas latino-americano(a)s!

Ojala, que los encuentren bien en este website; y siempre estan bienvenidos y porfavor, participense lo mas posible aqui--

Besos, y anticipacion,

su hermano Espacial!

Doppleganger!

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Saturday 12th March 2005 11:44 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Roy Thinnes...

I spoke to Roy himself last Saturday- He truly is a gentleman and is hoping to meet all of us in April.

Doppelganger

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Name: TURI
Email:
turicandi@hotmail.com
Sunday 13th March 2005 12:50 am U.K. Time
Subject: ROY THINNES'MEETING

ESTIMADOS AMIGOS, AGRADEZCO SUS RESPUESTAS, ES DIFICIL HABLANDO ESPAÑOL INTEGRARSE A UN MUNDO QUE SE COMUNICA EN INGLES...YO DESDE ARGENTINA SEGUIRE INTENTANDO PARTICIPAR Y EXPRESAR TODO LO QUE SIENTO YA QUE COMPARTO CON USTEDES SER FANS DE "THE INVADERS" Y ES POR ESO QUE HICE UN LLAMADO A TODOS PARA VER SI ES POSIBLE LOGRAR UN AUTOGRAFO PARA MI DEL GRADE ROY THINNES YA QUE NO PUEDO CONCURRIR A NEW YORK EL SEIS DE ABRIL Y SIENTO QUE ME PIERDO DE UN MOMENTO ÚNICO Y NO SE QUE HACER APARTE DE ESTO. MUCHAS GRACIAS Y DISCULPEN EL TIEMPO OCUPADO . TURI DESDE ARGENTINA

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Sunday 13th March 2005 11:52 am U.K. Time
Subject: Translation of Turi's letter to us

DEAR FRIENDS, I THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESONSE. IT IS DIFFICULT FOR A SPANISH SPEAKER SOMETIMES INTEGRATED TO A WORLD THAT COMMUNICATES MAINLY IN ENGLISH... I AM FROM ARGENTINA, AND WILL CONTINUE TRYING to PARTICIPATE AND to EXPRESS TO ALL THAT I WISH TO SHARE WITH AND PARTICIPATE WITH THE FANS OF "THE INVADERS" AND it is for that reason THAT I MADE AN APPEAL TO ALL to SEE IF IT IS AT ALL POSSIBLE FOR ME TO ATTAIN AN AUTOGRAPH FOR MI DE THE GRADE ROY THINNES SINCE I CANNOT MEET YOU ALL IN NEW YORK APRIL SIX AND I FEEL THAT I AM LOSIING OUT ON A UNIQUE MOMENT OPPORTUNITY; AND I REGRET NOT BEING A PART OF THIS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Sunday 13th March 2005 11:59 am U.K. Time
Subject: Autografo de Roy...(Turi)

Carino Turi:

Sera' un gran honor para(tendre que preguntarse a Roy)tratar a obtener un autografo para Ud. Personalmente, yo no soy una persona que colecciona autografos; sino, reconociendo que algunos-particularmente, los que no pueden partidipar y asistir esta auspiciosa reunion--quisieran tener algunos recuerdos de este evento- Yo te prometo que lo haria cualquier cosa que podria para hacerle esto.

Continua participando con nosotros- Si quisiera escribirme en Espanol, algunas veces directemente a mi E mail- (escrito arriba) sientes comodo en haciendolo; y yo lo traduzco para Ud. y copialo y "post" su mensaje aqui tradicido en ingles, si Ud. desea.

Agradecemos su participacion.

(PS: Yo tengo familia en Lomas De Zamora y Quilmes- su appellido es LISANTI, Gerardo y Francesco y Guiseppe-- Posiblemente, tu podrias investigar a traves la guia telefonica si estan situados alli; y mandarme sus numeros telefonicos- Es Increible la cantidad de "argentinos" que viven en Roma! Este es un Chiste!

Suerte, compadre--

Paul Anthony Lisanti

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Name: TURI
Email:
turicandi@hotmail.com
Sunday 13th March 2005 2:08 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Autografo de Roy...(Turi)

Estimado Paul, ante todo muchas gracias por tus traducciones, eres un buen amigo!!, quiero expresarte que yo tampoco soy un "busca-autografos" sólo que en esta ocasión tan especial es que pido, si ello es posible, esta atención. Respecto de tu pedido respecto de tus parientes te digo que haré todo lo posible para ubicarlos y conseguir sus teléfonos, yo vivo en Mendoza a 1000 Km de Buenos Aires, pero por mi profesión ( soy médico) debo viajar allá cada tanto por razones de trabajo, no dudes que cumpliré con tu pedido!!

Estoy muy contento de comunicarme contigo!! TURI

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Name: Barry
Email:
baz10@baz10.force9.co.uk
Sunday 13th March 2005 2:49 pm U.K. Time
Subject: the Pit

it was nice to see ch5 leaving the ACTS in for this episode ,don t know why they have cut them out for the others

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Sunday 13th March 2005 3:51 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Alien vs. Human sexual relationships

Phil...I was wondering about that too...the hormone thing. I guess the closest they got to having near human emotions was Suzanne Pleshette in THE MUTATION. We all know how they come into being as an alien life form, that was evident in THE SEEDS with Gene Hackman. So that inferred that the aliens were more plant-like than animal like in their procreation. One tends to wonder, what sort of prodginey would have developed if David and Vicki ...or even the character Diane Baker played in the very first episode...ever got together. Yeh...what if cohabitation with an alien life form, carried some unknown STD...and that would have made another storyline if the series continued? Of course back in the late sixties, we were all sexually hung up with its mystery and all.

STAN

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Name: Bob Estes
Email:
bob.estes@ntlworld.com
Sunday 13th March 2005 7:48 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Programme??

Hello, Does anybody recall the part Roy played when he was a reporter and wanted to feel what it was like on death row nd died of shock at the end?? Cant find it anywhere on the web? Always thought it was a "Twist in the Tale" but have checked on that website and cant find anything? Many thanks Regards Bob (UK)

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Name: james anderson
Email:
drjamesanderson@tiscali.co.uk
Sunday 13th March 2005 8:03 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Title words

Is it true that every episode started with the words "If you're not part of the solution, ypu're part of the problem" ? Look forward to hearing from someone about this question James

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Monday 14th March 2005 1:55 am U.K. Time
Subject: Turi, un gran amigo y compatriota!

Muchisimas Gracias por su sintonia y amabilidad! Y su contribuciones son muy agradecidas! Un gran amigo de mi, y uno de los contribuidores mas fanatico y leal, me ha dicho que el(Phil Forster--PhilsGameOn@aol.com) fue muy contento a ver un Argentino contribuir aqui- Los Britanicos tienen un particular afan para los Argentinos- (Olvidense este ridicula situacion del ano '82) Gran Bretana y Argentina tienen una magnifica relacion, y han tenidos una magnifica intercambio de comercios y industrias, tambien--Mencionando sus "Equipos de Rugby" respectivamente son "bombasticos"!

Pues, tengo mucha pena en haciendole el favor de contactar mis "Lisanti" en el Buenos Aires- Por favor, No se molesteis, por favor; Ud. es un catedratico y profesional; y tenia una falta de respecto para Ud. en pidiendole hacerlo. Por favor, acceptese mi perdon.

Ojala' que nosotros podriamos continuar "charlando" aqui-- Quisiera visitar Mendoza un dia. Yo estuve en Buenos Aires y Rosario varias veces cuando yo era joven(tengo 53 ahora!)

En California tenemos los Vinales en el "Napa" que eran promovidos y establecidos originariamente por las Familias Grandes Italianas que transplantaron sus "uvas" desde "La Valle De Po" en Italia, a Mendoza en los anos 1850-1860; y ultimamente, llevaron sus plantas en La Valle de Napa-Pues: "Mendocinos"!

Cioa, Amigo !

Paulie

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Monday 14th March 2005 2:31 am U.K. Time
Subject: To Phil and all concerned

Did you know that the storyline for THE SEEDS (GENE HACKMAN guest stars in) had the very same type of storyline from INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956), which starred another INVADER GUEST STAR......KEVIN MCCARTHY?

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Monday 14th March 2005 8:07 am U.K. Time
Subject: street pasties

Hi James, Yes, thats exactly what it say's at the begining....just those words and nothing else at the start of every episode mate....

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 14th March 2005 9:48 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Title Words & Street Pasties - HI JAMES AND JAMIE

Hi folks

James Anderson (Dr.) to answer your question based on my own experience - AND to correct my dear soulmate Jamie Maddox - the words "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem" were NOT part of a specially added-on intro to "The Invaders".

The last BBC2 screening of The Invaders was split between Season 1 in 1990 and Season 2 in 1992. The 1990 broadcast commenced around late January/early February, as part of a two or three-hour multi-program package called "DEF II" (produced by Janet Street-Porter by the way) which started at 6 o'clock in the evening midweek, and went out on one or more days in the week. The Invaders slot was on the Wednesday as I recall, and was the first feature of the evening following the DEF II intro. However, sometimes before but usually after The Invaders there would be a brief (@ two-minute) semi-humorous sketch highlighting a particular environmental pollution problem, which always ended with "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem" (in an American-sounding voice).

Once Season 1 was over, the Invaders slot in DEF II was given-up to the first UK screenings of "Star Trek Next Generation" (talk about a disappointment - I quite liked the originals, and gave it about four episodes worth before abandoning it in disgust!). For some unfathomable reason, we had to wait until late 1992 before BBC2 screened Season 2, on Sundays at around two o'clock.

Unless both or either of you are talking about the Sci-Fi Channel broadcasts (which followed-on pretty soon after season 2 finished on BBC2), which I never saw. In which case, Jamie old chum, I stand corrected....

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 14th March 2005 9:54 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: 'The Pit' - HI AND WELCOME TO THE SITE GARY

Hi Gary

Greetings and welcome to the chat page - here's hoping to hear more from you.

I'm glad you liked THE PIT - not my favourite episode, but not as bad (in my own humble opinion, no more) as some have made-out - not that I'm one to challenge their opinions at all, of course!

In fact, it's quite interesting to observe how varied and diverse are the favourite and least favourite episodes among our contributors. As vivid an illustration of the phrase "different strokes for different folks" as I can recall.

Cheers, Phil

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 14th March 2005 9:59 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Don't give any of that crap about suffering wives George...you'll 'ave me in tears - HI JAMIE & LISA

Hi folks

Jamie, re. your message header - spoken by Jack Regan to George Carter in THE SWEENEY I'll be bound (and before George's wife gets killed-off, no doubt)????

I echo 100% your response to Lisa - couldn't put it better myself!!!!

Lisa, re. David's female alien liaison: FRIEND OR FOE ????

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 14th March 2005 10:08 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: ROY THINNES MEETING - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

Thanks for recommending Turi wrote to me. He/she did indeed e-mail me over the week-end, although I can see from the numerous postings from him/her and Paulie that he/she's got a much more fulsome reply from him. Paulie's standards in French and Spanish are way ahead of mine - and he of course speaks Italian into the bargain!

German's my only real 'fluent' foreign language. I haven't tried to learn Guinea-pig just yet, although my other 'hobby' language - Danish - is as near as I'll get!!!!

[Til den Danske her, y skal undskylde mig - jeg elsker Danmark]

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 14th March 2005 10:14 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Programme?? - ROY AS A REPORTER - HI 'BOB'

Hi 'Bob'

Not sure about this one - never heard mention of it before. Try logging-on to imdb.com and typing-in "Roy Thinnes" in the search window for a full list of his TV and film acting roles (at least, I THINK it's complete).

Or else wait for Jim "xnyckid" to provide the answer ?!?!?!?!?

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Monday 14th March 2005 10:18 am U.K. Time
Subject: Resonse for Stan: Alien Seeds.

Hello Stan,

A very good observation and has been discussed before. It is true that there is a large degree of similarity with the episode “THE SPORES” and “THE INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS”. It was even more evident when both the movie and the episode were shown on the same night in the UK. The movie still maintains the initial impact of shock with the loss of human identity for a whole community. Indeed the horror that Kevin McCarthy experiences is totally uncompromising. “THE SPORES” however was another attempt by “THE INVADERS” to develop their species on earth. Although the idea of birth from seeds had been reused, the story elaborated more on the difficulty the Alien (Gene Hackman) had in establishing the experiment when the special case of spores was stolen and then lost. There is one important thing to note. Kevin McCarthy’s character did experience something that David Vincent seems to be deprived of. The emotional release he experienced when he was believed. This was conveyed very effectively in “THE INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS”, a true science fiction classic.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 14th March 2005 10:27 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Alien vs. Human sexual relationships - HI STAN

Hi Stan

The seeds that produced aliens a la "Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers" in THE SPORES were not the way the normal aliens were created - as their guardian Jessop (played by Gene Hackman) I believe makes clear, they were very much an experimental 'new breed'.

I'm 99.99% certain neither the male nor female aliens proper had any in-built reproductive functionality in their otherwise (what must have been) authentic-appearing external bodily form. So I don't think David and his new female alien companion will be producing any form of offspring in Lisa's story!!!!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 14th March 2005 10:32 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Response for Stan: Alien Seeds - HI TOM

Hi Tom

I see you've beaten me to it!!!! As you confirm, the spores were indeed an experimental 'new breed' and were not the same source from which the 'regular' aliens came.

I fully agree with you about the original Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers with Kevin McCarthy - a true sci-fi classic, the subsequent re-make(s?) being a very poor second!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 14th March 2005 1:41 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Dr.Who + Early Invaders - HI MARK

Hi Mark

I certainly enjoyed Dr.Who from the 60's right through to the late 70's when I lost interest after Tom Baker left. Yes, I would also put him as No.1, although I equally liked Jon Pertwee before him.

I will say however, that the storylines, some of the acting and most special effects were (for me at least) well below the standard set by The Invaders. As always, I concur heartily about the 1995 'Mini-debacle', with which Roy Thinnes himself was unhappy.

Another precedent involving a revived classic British TV series which I hope is not repeated with Dr.Who is The Saint - the late 70's 'Return Of' with Ian Ogilvy was at best a slight disappointment compared to the Roger Moore originals, and the subsequent short season of feature-length episodes made in the early 90's (featuring some utterly unforgettable lead actor) was lamentable.

The choice of Christopher Ecclestone as The Doctor is a strange one indeed - I have my misgivings but we wait to see how he shapes up before passing judgement. As for Billie Piper as his assistant, that's scraping the barrel if ever! However, in fairness we have to wait and see how she shapes up.

Thanks also for flagging-up the later start-time for THE ORGANISATION. I think it's also time Channel 5 were lobbied by as many of us UK viewers as possible for an early re-run at a more sensible time.

Mark I realise you know the number - TO ALL OTHER INVADERS FANS WHO WOULD LIKE TO PUT OUR CASE TO CHANNEL 5 TO GIVE THE SERIES ANOTHER AIRING, THEY CAN BE CONTACTED ON:

0845 705 0505

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Name: david williams
Email:
berylbegley@btinternet.com
Monday 14th March 2005 2:03 pm U.K. Time
Subject: the invaders

hi channel 5 are you going to show the invaders again from the start when you finish with the run on tv now?

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Name: Beryl Begley
Email:
DavidWillams@btopenworld.com.com
Monday 14th March 2005 3:27 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: the invaders

No

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Monday 14th March 2005 5:03 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hello Phil/ A Channel Five view.

Sorry Phil for jumping in here. I remembered another frequent poster, Alan Lewis, asked the same question before Christmas. I was glad to have a second chance to offer my view on this, as I don’t remember if he received a reply. My idea for answering Stan’s observation was originally a response intended for Alan. Thanks Stan for reminding me.

I would like to mention about this recent run in the UK on Sunday mornings. I am sure many people find it difficult to watch the show at the 4:20am time slot. Please remember that the show has been shown with very little interruption by advertisements or the annoying gimmicks that occur during peak time viewing. Even at this time, there have been glitches. Two examples were the cancellation of the episode “The Condemned” for baseball. The other affected you ardent viewers of detail; remember the night of the showing of “The Mutation”. The only episode to provide alternative music for the end credits. An announcer ruined this rare occurrence. Many people have been recording the show. Despite these attacks on the quality, it would require extreme attention when recording a show at regular hours. Those people who go hands on for editing advertisements with VHS will know how hard it would be to create a decent copy at this hostile time. My solution was to buy a DVD/HDD recorder. They have a very good timer so there were no sleepless nights. Although they still need to be properly managed, any home post-production work can be rendered after instead of during the airing. No matter what you do to watch “THE INVADERS” at 4:20am, it would not be better presented as a complete television show as it would be at this very early hour.

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Name: Beryl Begley
Email:
DavidWillams@btopenworld.com.com
Monday 14th March 2005 5:41 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hello Phil/ A Channel Five view - GOOD THINKING TOM

Hi Tom

As far as I recall you're the first to observe that, if Channel 5 was screening The Invaders at a pre-midnight hour, viewers would have to suffer the commercial breaks. As you say, especially for recording purposes, this would have been a considerable inconvenience - good point, well-presented!!!!

However, as one who recorded (virtually) the entire series from it's last BBC2 showing, I'm personally not all that bothered when or indeed if it gets repeated at all. I've merely repeated a plaintiff cry echoed by a good few other posters on this site. That said, it should be borne in mind that it's infinitely better than nothing at all!

And I AM mindful of the excellent continuity of this broadcast (apart from the baseball interrupt causing THE CONDEMNED to be shown out of sequence) - see my posting of Wednesday 16th February 2005 10:26 am U.K. Time (Subject: THE INVADERS UK CHANNEL 5 RE-RUN - THE FIRST-EVER COMPLETE CONSECUTIVE UK BROADCAST?):

"It occurs to me that, if it does eventually run right-up to the end of the series without any further interruption, this latest re-run on Channel 5 will be the FIRST-EVER completely consecutive UK broadcast of the entire Seasons 1 and 2."

This only takes into account terrestrial TV - I didn't catch the Sci-Fi Channel's broadcast which, I believe, followed soon after the previous terrestrial run on BBC2 which itself was split between 1990 and 1992. The one before that (also on BBC2) was completely consecutive but, for reasons unknown, omitted THE CAPTIVE and SUMMIT MEETING (Parts 1 & 2).

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 14th March 2005 5:53 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hello Phil/ A Channel Five view - GOOD THINKING TOM - YES, IT WAS OF COURSE ME!

HI FOLKS

Please excuse the Name and E-mail Address inadverantly pasted from the previous message.

To minimise the time I spend on the internet while at work, I tend to copy entire blocks of text from the chat page containing messages I want to reply to, and paste them into a word document which I keep open on screen. I then later add my own reply below the original text and eventually copy/paste my reply as a posting back to the Chat Page.

How I managed to get the wrong name and e-mail address into the mix is completely beyond me (although I WAS trying to conduct a work phone conversation at the same time!)!!!!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Monday 14th March 2005 9:03 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Don't give any of that crap about suffering wives George...you'll 'ave me in tears - HI JAMIE LISA

Phil,

I see my free adverts on the ufo newsgroups paid off with some really nice new subscribers to this site. Pat on the back there for me, I think, cough!

Lisa, re. David's female alien liaison: FRIEND OR FOE ????

The answer to that question is, in a way, both! She does fall for David too, so ends up helping him, but this alien guy she's in trouble with has to get his fair share, so watch this space. It's a little complicated because you haven't read Part 2 as of yet and I haven't even written it yet, but it's all up here mate, touching my nogging.

Have you read Running Scared yet??? Also, did you receive About A Girl Part 1 through the eathernet or did my computer lie to me, AGAIN???

PS, contuary to popular belief, THE PIT was another good episode, even Scoville was beliverable in this episode. The kid fluffing his lines, the way he did. That's like me when I don't know my present tense from my past or indeed future tense.

I have always liked Frank Burn's wife. Why couldn't she had been in a MASH episode???

Lisa

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Monday 14th March 2005 11:46 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Leaves Alien Evidence laying around...

In "Counter Attack" Roy had a perfect piece of Evidence to prove aliens "are" here- That "whacked-out" lazer gun with a portable "Harmon-Karden"style "charging" device- WITH AN EXTENTION CORD- and, the aliens' brain waves are "hundreds of lightyears ahead of ours"?

Well, Roy and Kent--leaving that Awesome piece of alien evidence around like that and concentrating on a Video of the Vanishing Aliens on their gourneys-

What a negligent act on their parts!

Oh, well--

Win some; lose some!

PS: In "The Trial" -if Don Gordon(Gorman)and Lynda Day (sans George at that time), need to take a blood test to be married; how did her first husband, "Wilke" pass HIS blood test when he married her?

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Monday 14th March 2005 11:47 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Resonse for Stan: Alien Seeds.

Tom....most true...and you are right the title was THE SPORES. Been working picking up cigarette butts and trash in a local shopping complex, brain goes in neutral and forget the titles at times.

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Monday 14th March 2005 11:55 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Leaves Alien Evidence laying around...

Dear not to....You know I never thought of that one...Being the cold blooded, emotionless creatures they are...he extracted blood from some hapless person close to his own age in looks...you see...if athletes and high school kids can fake a urine test for drugs...how much more difficult for an alien to extract blood from a human being...then using the brain disruptor weapon to make it look like a death from a brain hemorrage. You see....there is an answer to everything. STAN

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Name: TURI
Email:
turicandi@hotmail.com
Tuesday 15th March 2005 1:02 am U.K. Time
Subject: Autógrafo

Estimado Phil, espero no haber sido molesto con lo del autógrafo, si ha sido así mil disculpas!! Turi Cándido, desde Mendoza, Argentina

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Tuesday 15th March 2005 9:35 am U.K. Time
Subject: To Stan and Phil/ THE SEEDS & Beryl Begley

Hi Stan,

The title does not matter if we both know what we are talking about. If you don’t mention my keying in error when I spelled “Response” then who am I to correct you. Fair and Square!

Hi Phil,

Even though you used the name Beryl Begley I thought I recognized your style. It could have been worse if it was Muguboy. Alas, that mess is now in the archives!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 15th March 2005 10:39 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Autógrafo - HOLA TURI

Buenos Dias Turi

Muchas gracias, pero no tengo problemas con tus preguntas. Voy a ver si es possible a tener lo que quieres de Roy Thinnes, pero muchos otros fans quieren el mismo!!!!

Como he dicho la semana ultima, ahora sabes bien que mi querido amigo Paulie es un hombre muy simpatico - el entiende Espanol mucho mejor que yo, seguramente!

Hasta la proxima, recuerdos como siempre.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 15th March 2005 10:42 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: To Stan and Phil/ THE SEEDS - HI TOM

Hi Tom

Thanks Tom, and yes I reckoned on my long-winded style letting-on who had posted the message in question.

On which subject, once again your perception in looking at the subject matter from a different angle has opened my eyes - Channel 5 in many ways having done us all a favour!

Cheers, Phil

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Name: Jilted Barfly
Email:
will_slater@hotmail.com
Tuesday 15th March 2005 11:52 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hello Phil/ A Channel Five view - GOOD THINKING TOM - YES, IT WAS OF COURSE ME!

Whilst I would agree that 4-20am is not the most friendly time of day to broadcast a programme we all care about I don't think we should forget about the bigger picture.

However, good we think The Invaders is, it is nearly 40 years old. Apart from Star Trek I can't think of another programme of that age which get shown on terrestial TV at all, let alone at a decent hour.

If it wasn't shown at 4-20am Channel 5 would probably not be showing it at all. As it is shown at this time, it means that the episodes are shown without advert breaks which again is a bonus given it is being shown on a commercial channel.

Having waited nearly 12 years to see The Invaders again I think I can live with the odd hiccup from Channel 5 in their broadcasts.

www.20six.co.uk/jiltedbarfly

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Name: Gary
Email:
gary@portersworld.co.uk
Tuesday 15th March 2005 11:13 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Don't give any of that crap about suffering wives George...you'll 'ave me in tears - HI JAMIE LISA

Hi Lisa, Seeing as your'e a Scoville 'disliker' too, i wondered if you think that Scoville was responsible for David's change in hairstyle?

I've often thought that Kent Smith probably couldn't find any acting work, and someone on the Invaders production team owed him a favour, so he landed the part of Edgar and dragged the standard of the series down, before killing it completely!

It's a wild theory i know, but it would explain the introduction of a 'weak' Character!

Gary

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Name: Steve H
Email:
steve@shdx.co.uk
Wednesday 16th March 2005 12:01 am U.K. Time
Subject: Flying saucers

Hey Jamie,

do you think that the flying saucers are all silver or do you think there are different colours, like rosso red or artic blue perhaps.

I have read your comments on the show with interest, I feel like I know you

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Wednesday 16th March 2005 4:46 am U.K. Time
Subject: What if.....

I have often wondered what if THE INVADERS did not come on television when it did in the 1960's? What if it came on television in mid 1950's during the time of War of the Worlds, Day the Earth Stood Still and Earth vs. The Flying Saucers? And...what if didn't get to television until after the Vietnam War or in 80's and 90's? Would it still be going? Would it have a long run like Gunsmoke if it happened in the mid fifties? It boggles the mind of the what if's or what would the series been like then. Any thoughts on this...gang?

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Wednesday 16th March 2005 8:10 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Don't give any of that crap about suffering wives George...you'll 'ave me in tears - HI JAMIE LISA

Hi Gary,

As I do not like Scoville in any way shape or form, I wish not to pass comment on him. Your right though, his presence in Invaders is throw away. If and when these Acts make it on to DVD, I'm going to make my own Acts up and have the computer miss out every Act that Scoville was ever in. The show is more close knit then anyway.

In regards to David's hair cut, he's in Doppelganger mode. See Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun and his hair is exactly the same. I, at present am modeling a Beatle haircut, or so say all my friends at work. Shaggy on top, or did they call it mop top???

Glad to see you making a presence on this site. The more the merrier I say. Also, it's glad to know that another Believer is a Scoville hater. We must unite and force out this twit!

Lisa

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Wednesday 16th March 2005 8:35 am U.K. Time
Subject: Big coloured space saucerships and sci-fi hairdoos...

Hi Steve, I would of thought a more sensible option would have been to ask Phil or Lisa...but as you've asked me...here goes....They appear to glow and throb with a blue and red hue, however if you buy the plastic model kit they are actually a dull grey colour and come in a cardboard box. They are often seen but then dissapear when the cops arrive leaving no trace... Just to pick up on Gary's observation regarding DV's hairstyle..i agree that Scoville's silky quiff has had some effect on davids own style..seems that Louise(who is credited as the shows hairstylist) decided to just give side partings to all the male acters in the second series...i'd love to have seen the odd alien with a shaggy perm though..just imagine..

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Name: Steve H
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Wednesday 16th March 2005 10:15 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Big coloured space saucerships and sci-fi hairdoos...

Thanks Jamie, that really helps with my research, but are you suggesting that the ACTUAL REAL saucers are dull grey when inactive (like the model in th box that you talk of) and glowy and throbby when the enginge is running? If so can we summise that the hue is indicative of the rpm of the unit in question, or maybe it is a representation of the mood inside the saucership, mmm an interesting theory, worthy of more discussion I'm sure you'll agree.

On a lighter note, regarding your hairstyle suggestion, what about a Perry boy flick.

I imagine that an alien with a shaggy perm might look like Robert Plant from the behemoth pop group led zeppelin. Ha imagine!

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Name: Steve H
Email:
steve@shdx.c.uk
Wednesday 16th March 2005 11:37 am U.K. Time
Subject: uncanny

Hi again Jamie, (or should that be Luke?)

Having been looking over previous postings in search of answers, I happened upon this on that you posted on 5th Feb this year:

Hi, Its very clear that crop circles are obviously warnings from an advanced race of aliens to us that we are destroying our own world. All we have to do is crack the code of the corn completely. They are very advanced and so they use special lightweight metal sticks to flatten the corn. They then go back up into their space saucerships before everyone wakes up.

You are not going to believe this but it's the Gods honest truth, honestly. On the very same day last year, I posted a message on a website about crop circles. I have pasted it below for you to see with your own eyes…

Hi, Its very clear that crop circles are obviously warnings from an advanced race of aliens to us that we are destroying our own world. All we have to do is crack the code of the corn completely. They are very advanced and so they use special lightweight metal sticks to flatten the corn. They then go back up into their space saucerships before everyone wakes up.

Like, that's tooooo spooky?

PS I was once mistaken for Bella Emberg!

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Wednesday 16th March 2005 12:46 pm U.K. Time
Subject: nottoodistantrelative - Leaves Alien Evidence laying around...

Hello nottoodistantrelative and other fans,

Ever since “COUNTER-ATTACK”, I have been trying to remember where I saw what you called a "whacked-out laser gun with a portable Harmon-Karden style charging device with an extention cord.” I am going to take a chance and say it made its debut in “FANTASTIC VOYAGE”. The laser that was used to repair the scientist’s brain tissue. I do not have a copy of the movie to confirm this but maybe you or another poster could. If this is true then it would be the first “non-INVADERS” prop to be used in the series. The only other borrowed feature on the show is the sound effect of the UFOs massive acceleration on take-off. This was taken from “EARTH VERSUS THE FLYING SAUCERS”.

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Name: jamie
Email:
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Wednesday 16th March 2005 4:30 pm U.K. Time
Subject: free access to the salad bar...

Hi Steve, If only i could believe i've happened upon a kindred spirit so like me that its 'spooky' (as you put it). Well i believe not. There is a question mark over the tone and sincerity of your post and to someone as sensitive as me this seems highly suspicious. State your credability by posting some notes regarding The Invaders and flash a torch alone in the dark three times chanting the word 'redavni' and see where it leads....

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Name: Phil Forster
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Wednesday 16th March 2005 4:59 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: What if.... HI STAN

Hi Stan

I think there would have been minimal impact on the show's longevity if it had been televised in the 50's or the 70's/80's/90's. I do feel strongly that the later it was made, the more markedly different would have been the scripts, cast, acting styles and special effects - to the detriment of the show's popularity.

On the other hand, being made earlier in the 50's would probably not have affected the format, style and content all that much, but it could possibly have been more popular at the time than it was in the 60's and hence ran for more than 2 seasons(?). The series itself was barely any more sophisticated in terms of storyline, plot or special effects than, for instance, The Day The Earth Stood Still, War Of The Worlds or even (especially good for it's time) Forbidden Planet. The Invaders borrowed heavily from those shows in terms of special effects and ideas, and had it surfaced around the same time (early to mid-fifties), the whole concept would have been less well-worn and hence more of a novelty.

But.... what do I know? And who'll ever know?

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Name: Phil Forster
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Wednesday 16th March 2005 5:14 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: free access to the salad bar... HI JAMIE & STEVE

Hi boys

Crop circles, hmmmm.... what earth-shattering revelations did Reg Presley (erstwhile of classic 60's pop band THE TROGGS) come up with when he blew the massive royalties he earned from the sixteen weeks Wet Wet Wet took his song "Love Is All Around" to No.1 in the UK charts, into investigating crop circles???? I'd love to believe in your theory Jamie, but I would have expected Mr.Presley's venture (which was conceived over ten years ago) to have given us something more concrete to go on by now. Your comments gratefully received on the subject....

As for Steve H., he must be a very dandy-looking guy to be mistaken for Bella Emberg (wasn't that Rod Stewart's lady companion prior to Rachel Hunter????). Then again, who said he's male in the first place?

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Name: Phil Forster
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PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 16th March 2005 5:22 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Big coloured space saucerships and sci-fi hairdos.... HI STEVE

Hi Steve

The alien saucers look to be aluminium with a hint of very light blue on the outside, the underside having esentially the same except the circle in the centre which pulsated red when it was in flight.

As for an alien with a shaggy perm - how about adding a large bushy moustache, shell-suit and scouse accent - ring any bells (hey! hey! c-caaaaalm down!!!!)????

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Name: Phil Forster
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Wednesday 16th March 2005 5:26 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Running Scared - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

I've finally read Running Scared, and will e-mail you with my thoughts.

What hairdo did you have before this new 'Beatle Cut' of yours?

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Wednesday 16th March 2005 6:11 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Running Scared - HI LISA

Phil,

I've changed my hairstyle rdically since September last year. From say the early nineties I've been growing my hair long, I mean long enough to sit on it, but I just got fed up with the things I had to do with it, comb it, sing to it, etc, so I had it all chopped off last year. That was only to shoulder length, but two weeks ago I got fed up with that, seeing that I would only let it grow down my back again. So, I said that I WANTED IT OFF, so to speak and the Beatle haircut just appeared as the new me took shape. I can't see a thing now though as it's getting in my eyes. God doesn't it grow, said the little boy playing with his willy.

Anyway, tickled pink to hear that Running Scared has passed your eyes. Hope you can print off and carry About A Girl too. I can just imagine you reading thirty pages on the train. "What's that man doing? Oh no, not another damn story from that Lisa women...!"

I await your e.mail and the prefound comments.

Lisa

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Name: TURI
Email:
turicandi@hotmail.com
Wednesday 16th March 2005 10:07 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The

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Name: TURI
Email:
turicandi@hotmail.com
Wednesday 16th March 2005 10:10 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Captive

Estimados amigos, a manera de trivia: en el episodio "The Captive" cuando la Dra Katherine, en el epílogo, va a despedirse de David, llega con un taxi que al abrir su puerta "refleja en ella cuatro luces que son del estudio de filmación". Turi

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Thursday 17th March 2005 2:23 am U.K. Time
Subject: 'Labyrinth'----- Is New York in Illinois??

I have always wondered what that alien cab driver meant while trying to trick David Vincent with the duplicate suit case---When he asked DV: "Where are you headed, New York?" Didn't DV just arrive in Illinois to go to the "prominent Illinois university? Should have asked him if he was headed to Chicago, Pioria, or Bloomington. Any comments on that? Probably a ploy to get DV wondering if he was coming, or going, just to make it easier to fool him with the fake look-alike suitcase in 'LABYRINTH'. Lindsay

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Name: Phil Forster
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PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 17th March 2005 10:30 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: What if.... HI STAN P.S.

Hi Stan

P.S. to my reply to your "What if....?" idea:

Another possibility with regard to The Invaders being made more recently - say, in the 90's - is that it could have been even better and more popular in the way "The X-Files" is, although probably only if produced by Chris Carter. This recalls a discussion thread last week when it was acknowleged that The X-Files improves upon some of the more obvious anomalies in The Invaders, such as the same actors re-surfacing as different characters and abandoned alien hardware being ignored or left behind as evidence.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Thursday 17th March 2005 8:51 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: What if.... HI STAN P.S.

Phil,

Do you happen to know when those X Files episodes with our Mr Thinnes will be shown? FX is showing early series episiodes and Sky Mix is showing the last series. What are the names of the episodes we need to look out for???

Thanx for for your help.

Lisa

PS, Is this the way to Amarillo???

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Friday 18th March 2005 12:04 am U.K. Time
Subject: "funny alien--"

Donald Davis--Fine, Shakespearean Actor from Canada-Played an Alien two times- I like the scene in "Counter Attack" when the Aliens were checking out the "Employment Opportunities" at the Local Police station-

Also, I have changed my opinion on "Prettiest Alien"

I "used" to believe Diana Muldaur was the Prettiest Alien- She has now moved into Second place-

5th prettiest alien: Suzanne Pleshette 4th prettiest alien: Diana Hylands 3rd prettiest alien: Barbara Luna 2nd prettiest alien: Diana Muldaur 1st Place goes to Pamela Curran -- (Alien Woman who switches Cigarette Cases with David!) Louise!

PS: Louise wrote me and said she will be at the Dinner up in New York- But, I told her Roy quit smoking--so no need to switch cigarette cases-- She has something else up her "sleeve"!

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Name: Phil Forster
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PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 18th March 2005 9:01 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Roy Thinnes in "The X-Files"

Hi Lisa

I only ever saw the first episode in which Roy appeared (as 'alien' Jeremiah Smith), and I cannot for the life of me recall what it was called. I also never realised he reprised the role in at least two subsequent episodes, until I joined this chat-page.

However, if you go to imbd.com and search under "Roy Thinnes" I pretty sure the episodes in question are included in the list of his TV and film appearances. And I'd lay odds there's also an X-Files web-site that will provide the answer....

As always, Roy's prescence gave these episodes an extra touch of real class!

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Name: Phil Forster
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PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 18th March 2005 9:19 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Roy Thinnes in The X-Files P.S. "I've been weeping like a willow"

Hi Lisa

P.S. I always rated Tony Christie, and would probably have become a devoted fan if it weren't for the fact that I was in my mid-teens at the time he first appeard on the Top 20 (in 1970 with "Las Vegas"), and I was in the process of evolving into a "serious" progressive rock-head!

Indeed, his only real big (i.e. Top 5) hit was the one before Amarillo, "I did what I did for Maria" (early-ish 1971), but the one that stuck most in my mind was his 1973 "Avenues and Alleyways", an excellent tune marred in places by some slightly silly lyrics, but nonetheless notable for being the theme tune to "The Protectors" starring Robert Vaughn (Napoloeon Solo in "Man From Uncle" and more recently Albert Stroller in "Hustle"), Nyree Dawn Porter and Tony Anholt ("Who?" I hear you all ask :o)). Unfortunately, as a single it didn't even make the top 30! :o(

From then on poor old Tony became (almost) totally forgotten in the UK, but thankfully mainland Europe - especially Germany - took hinm to heart. In 1992 on my Honeymoon in Mojacar, Costa Almeria (near where the 'Spaghetti Westerns' were filmed) in Spain, we happened-upon a bijou sea-front bar owned by a lovely couple from Leicester which was one of his favourite haunts - he lived only a couple of miles inland, apparently. The walls were adorned with then-current photos of him, and they played his most recent recordings (German-made) over the bar stereo. Sadly whenever we went there we always missed him by a day or two, which is a shame as I'd have loved to meet the guy.

Sorry folks, another off-topic ramble.... but in response to the line Lisa fed me I simply had to speak up in favour of the next UK No.1!!!!

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Name: Phil Forster
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PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 18th March 2005 9:29 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re. Joanne Linville - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

A belated response to a mention you made of Joanne Linville (of MOONSHOT and THE PIT) in a message that's now on the Archive page:

You refer to her as the WIFE of Major Frank Burns (played by the late great Larry Linville)???? Is that for real? A while back I asked your friend and mine Jim 'Xnyckid' if she might be his SISTER, but for once he was unable to come-up with the answer.

Anyway, I can't yet confirm whether or not she ever appeared in an episode of M.A.S.H. (Major Burns having left after the third - or was it fourth? - series). If you know otherwise, please enlighten me!

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Name: Phil Forster
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PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 18th March 2005 10:55 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Roy Thinnes in The X-Files P.P.S.

Hi yet again Lisa

When I said "Roy gave these episodes an extra touch of real class", I of course should have qualified this - I only saw the first one so it should have read: ".... gave THE EPISODE I SAW an extra touch of real class".

Doh!!!!!!!!

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Name: Phil Forster
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PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 18th March 2005 11:16 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Roy Thinnes in The X-Files P.P.P.S. + Clue on 'Rights' to The Invaders

Hi again Lisa + Paulie + anyone else interested

I recently stumbled again upon a couple of very old 'Archive' messages from James Finch, a former contact and agent of Roy's. I copied them last year sometime into an MS Word document, and on re-reading them I note there's an interesting pointer to what became of the rights to The Invaders.

Also, there's an answer to Lisa's question about the first X-Files episode Roy appeared in. You'll note at the time of the second message the subsequent episodes featuring Jeremiah Smith had yet to be filmed - at that time, the year does not appear on the Chat Page message headers so I can only guess it may have been around the turn of the millenium.

Here's the two postings in question. I recall at the time I found them that I posted the document to Jim 'Xnyckid' in an attempt to engage him in discussion thereon - especially as I thought he still lived in NYC and that he would be interested to learn Roy was living there also - but in vain:

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Name: James Finch, Cosmic Films Email: cogency1@aol.com Thursday 18th May 3:11 pm U.K. Time Roy Thinnes is still around. I'm a long time friend of his since 1987. A mutual friend, Don Schmitt, who co-wrote the movie Roswell (shown in the US on the Showtime channel) and I recently talked about how Roy loved New York more than Los Angeles and so that's where he lives now. He has not been in much since January of 1999, as a guest role on Law & Order (he also played in the pilot of that show). If you want to get a message to him, you can forward it to me.

How I got to know Roy was through an interview I set up for my radio station in upstate NY. It was interesting to note that he had never seen his own show, with the exception of a screening of "Beachhead", the pilot. So I sent him out the entire collection on video. A friend of mine has the entire 43 episode run on tape and had dubbed them off for me. Roy also mentioned to me that some tapes were out in France.

I keep seeing the 12 episodes released later on tape come up on Ebay quite often.

Roy was disappointed with the INVADERS mini-series in 1995, having been promised quite a bit more than his limited cameo appearance. While the mini-series would have been tolerable without the INVADERS name attached to it, the new version's mythology was completely "alien" from the original series concept.

I noticed a news item in 1997 which said the rights to the show was up for grabs again and that Warner Bros. was bidding, but after that, I haven't heard anything. It would be nice to see someone come out with a series that continued from the original storyline.

As I hear from Roy, I will pass along more news.

By the way, just to remind you, William Woodson was the narrator for the series and not William Conrad. Similar voices, but not the same. I became a voice artist because of Mr. Woodson, who gave such color to each episode and so inspired me. Now I am a screenwriter and producer and I owe it all to Roy and The Invaders. James

Name: James Finch, Cosmic Films Email: cogency1@aol.com Thursday 8th June 4:19 pm U.K. Time Roy Thinnes' character "Jeremiah Smith", an alien with miraculous powers in the X-Files may be making a return appearance in the 8th season of the long running Fox show. Roy recently spoke to Chris Carter who expressed interest in reviving the character who was never actually killed off in "Herrenvolk", the season 4 opener 3 years ago.

Roy is living in NYC now and has been doing some acting in Canadian projects, Cable, etc. Before that, he lived in Memphis, TN.

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Name: Phil Forster
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PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 18th March 2005 11:23 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Old Postings from James Finch - P.S.

My LAST 'P.S.' today, I promise!!!!

Just to mention that James' e-mail address "cogency1@aol.com" no longer exists, also that he is no longer Roy's agent (although he IS known to John Edwards, Roy's current agent).

LISA - just in case you didn't notice, the X-Files episode name you're after is at the end of the second message - "HERRENVOLK"

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 18th March 2005 6:37 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Old Postings from James Finch - FINAL P.S. (Sorry!)

Hi y'all

Huge apologies for going back on my earlier pledge that their would be no further "P.S." to my previous. However, as no-one else has added anything in the meantime I thought I would comment thus:

Regarding the posting from James Finch, it would appear I'm there or thereabouts with my guess on when it was posted. He refers to the first X-files episode featuring Roy ("Herrenvolk") as being "three years ago", and I indeed recall 1997 being the year I saw it.

Note his reference to how Roy felt about the 1995 "mini series", also his own personal view which put it into better perspective than any I've read so far (including my own scathing criticism): - "While the mini-series would have been tolerable without the INVADERS name attached to it, the new version's mythology was completely "alien" from the original series concept."

Also interesting to note that Roy apparently never got to see any of the show's episodes except BEACHHEAD until relatively recently, when James got a friend to duplicate for him an entire set of VHS recordings taken from the TV (and I wouldn't mind betting there was no cry of 'foul' from Roy over royalties either!!!!).

Fascinating stuff. These messages are (to the best of my knowledge) still to be found on on one of the oldest 'Archive' pages on this page. When I originally found it I briefly scanned subsequent postings to see if anyone had taken advantage of James' kind offer to pass-on any messages to Roy on their behalf, but saw nothing of note (which surprised me somewhat), nor indeed did he post again more than once or twice himself.

That's me off home and done here for the week-end, back in on Monday. Nice weekend one and all!

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Name: bob estes
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Friday 18th March 2005 7:44 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Old Postings from James Finch - FINAL P.S. (Sorry!)

Nice to read that bit about Tony Christie...Great to see him back in the charts. One of the best set of lungs in the buisness. Just like The Invaders one of the best programmes/series ever!

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Saturday 19th March 2005 3:23 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Time schedule change for tonight's INVADERS episode in the UK.

For the benefit of our British fans of "THE INVADERS" in the UK, on the chat forum of Jeff Talbot, there apparently will be a change in the airing Sunday morning of the episode 'THE ORGANIZATION'. From what was mentioned there, it will air at 4:50 AM, rather than 4:20AM. But be ready at 4:20 AND 4:50AM for any eventuality. And don't trust your recording machines to work automatically!! You know how they can sometimes fail!! Give it the old "James Findleyson" one-eyed "watch it like a hawk" sort of treatment, and jealously guard the recording and watching of this classic episode!! (James Findleyson, who sometimes appeared in the old Laurel & Hardy comedy movies.) Lindsay.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Saturday 19th March 2005 7:34 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Clear up the confusion...

Just to "clear up the confusion" and set the record straight--

My last letter spoke of "MY" choices for "PRETTIEST ALIENS-" and I said, Pamela Curran is my VOTE--

I also said, "Louise" plans on being at Roy's dinner; but "don't bother switching cigarette cases, because Roy has quit smoking--but she has something else up her sleeve--"

I said, "Louise" is going to be at the dinner; NOT Pamela! Got IT?

hahah!

Doppelganger!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Sunday 20th March 2005 3:20 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Organization???

To me, personally, I still say J D Cannon belongs where I first saw him when I was a nipper, playing the frightened war puppy in the last ever Fugitive two-parter The Judgement. He just does not seem right for this role and in a way I'm glad the charactor he played killed himself. YOU JUST COULDN'T STAND WATCHING THAT ONE ARMED MAN MURDER HELEN KIMBLE any more, could you JD???

Enough said.

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Sunday 20th March 2005 4:06 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Old Postings from James Finch - FINAL P.S. (Sorry!)

Dear all

It would be nice to see someone come out with a series that continued from the original storyline

When I read this posting re posted by Phil, thanks Phil, I started to think, which is a bit hard for me, why hasn't someone come up with a story or indeed a series that deals with David and the believers after series two was pulled out of the television screen for the last time?

Surely it would just be something like dealing just with David again, say if the believers dispanded because the heat had fallen out of the arguement in the inter war years. Or even, to say Scoville finally got the whole world turned on to David's fight and the aliens were driven out of the Earth. There are possibilities there and it can be worked on.

Also, I would be quite interested in writing a bible to The Invaders, like they did some times over with The Fugitive and one of my favourite bibles to a show, MASH. Of course, if I wrote it I'd have to get Phil to insert a rational chip inside my head as the things I'd come out with about certain charactors and episodes would not even be able to be read let alone typed.

I'd like to hear other members thoughts on this.

Lisa

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Name: dave brown
Email:
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Monday 21st March 2005 12:15 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Old Postings from James Finch - FINAL P.S. (Sorry!)

hello all. going off at a tangent but recently watched jack the ripper[ michael caine version] dr gull the queens surgeon when finally apprended by the good guys was later certified has having died from ceriable hamoeridge i couldnt help thinking about the invaders.instead of carrying on where scofield and dv left off what about going back to possible beginings.for anyone familiar with this show could detective fred aberline have been dare i say a geezer with a dodgy small finger may be i am getting paranoid but this could have been an earlier visit before roys diner.on a lighter note to phil and jamie heres a good old stranglers song came down on a monday somewhere in the midlands tasted man tasted flea couldnt tell the diffrence name that tune boys goodnight all

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Name: Phil Forster
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Monday 21st March 2005 9:54 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Tony Christie + The Invaders - HI BOB

Thanks Bob - nicely put. Two totally unrelated entitites sharing a common state of being grossly under-rated. Love'em both!!!!

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Name: Phil Forster
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Monday 21st March 2005 10:18 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Captive - HOLA TURI + TRANSLATION

Hola Turi

Ayer he visto muchas vezes el comienzo del epilogo en THE CAPTIVE, pero no he notado la reflexion de esas luces en el taxi - lo siento. Recuerdos, Phil.

TRANSLATION OF TURI'S ORIGINAL POSTING (16th March 2005 10:10 pm U.K. Time):

Esteemed friends, by way of trivia: in the episode "The Captive" when the doctor Katherine, in the epilog, goes to say goodbye to David, she arrives in a taxi which, upon opening, it's door "reflects four lights which are from the film studio."

TRANSLATION OF MY ABOVE REPLY TO TURI:

Hi Turi. Yesterday I watched many times the start of the Epilog in THE CAPTIVE, but did not notice the reflection of these four lights in the taxi. Sorry. Regards, Phil.

HAS ANYONE ELSE NOTICED THIS? My VHS recording from 1992 is a OK but less than perfect, and ever so slightly blurred. The Doctor, Katherine, takes a mere five seconds to pull-up and get out on the far side of the taxi - Turi must have extremely sharp vision and a super-clear VCR recording and/or TV screen!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 21st March 2005 10:58 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Jack the Ripper & Cerebral Haemmorages + The Stranglers Songs about Aliens - HI DAVE

Hi Dave

Interesting observation - I never noticed that on the two occasions I watched that same production (also featuring Lewis Collins alongside Maichael Caine, as I believe?). A possible setting for one of the Invaders' earlier visits to check-out Earth as a potential 'home from home'?

Incidentally, that particular production of Jack The Ripper was in fact filmed in Budapest, much of which is notable for bearing an uncanny resemblance to many older unspoiled/ unmodernised parts of London. Mr.Caine himself would in this case perhaps refrain from saying "not a lot of people know that"!

As for The Stranglers' continued portrayal in song format of aliens visiting Earth (gosh, they were so-oooo into it between 1979 and 1981!), the lyrics you quote are of course from "Who Wants The World?". This I believe was their final flirtation with said subject matter before going all "Golden Brown" on us.... :o)

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Name: jim
Email:
xnyckid@yahoo.com
Monday 21st March 2005 12:18 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Invaders death--

Actor Jason Evers aka Major Dan Keller of CONDITION RED died March 13, 2005.

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Name: Alan
Email:
lewis@nerco.fsnet.co.uk
Monday 21st March 2005 3:28 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The {Dis}Organisation

I missed the post about the change in airing times and -whaddya know? Half an hour of Aussie garbage then The Invaders and it cuts off just before the boxcar burns up.My vision of Hell is a comfy sofa,a cup of tea and to be surrounded by millions of VCRs!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Monday 21st March 2005 9:12 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The {Dis}Organisation

Dear Alan,

I'm sorry to say that Sunset Beach is not Aussie garbage, it's American shite! No, I should say nice, because it's starting to get gripping. Carla is married to this bloke who doesn't want anymore kids, but she goes and gets herself pregnant to her daughters boyfriend, but she's not sure if it's the boyfriends or her husband. It's really interesting stuff. Watch it next week.

By the way the Aussie garbage is Sons and Daughters which is shown after Invaders. Sadly though, I saw this all first time around and remember every episode. Get that Wayne out of the show, he's a....

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Monday 21st March 2005 9:23 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Invaders death--

Thanks for the info Jim,

Does this mean the aliens finally got to him, or, like in Star Trek, he just accelorated beyond our vision again?

Don't stray too far from these shores, my friend, I need to talk to you about The Fugitive and The Invaders music.

Lisa

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Monday 21st March 2005 10:39 pm U.K. Time
Subject: "INVADERS" fan poems from Lindsay.

I SAT down to WRITE a nice LETTER---to MY good, dear FRIEND Jonathan ETTER---an INVADERS fan, I simply THINK that I can, do my UTMOST to MAKE all things BETTER. I SPOKE to my GOOD friend Roy THINNES---that HE be in ROCORD book GUINESS---we SMILE, not FROWN, for the MAN of RENOWN, that HE is INDEED the world's FINNEST!! Poems from Lindsay

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Tuesday 22nd March 2005 4:29 pm U.K. Time
Subject: sausages on sticks!

Hi Everyone, I strongly recommend that all Invaders fans aquire a copy of Frank Black's (guitarist out of the Pixies) album with the song 'bad Wicked World' on it. As i've mentioned before its all about The Invaders and david vincent...its great.

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Name: jim waters
Email:
jameswaters116@hotmail.com
Tuesday 22nd March 2005 9:20 pm U.K. Time
Subject: jason evers

according to the mystery science theater fan site i belong to jason evers has died aged 83 of heart trouble he played dan keller in condition red he also appeared in escape from the planet of the apes and the forgotten gem the illustrated man

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Name: Richard Ingram
Email:
richard.ingram7@ntlworld.com
Tuesday 22nd March 2005 11:03 pm U.K. Time
Subject: A Great Show/Actor

A big hello to everybody on the site. This is my first time on so I am a bit nervous but I would like to say a big thank you to the major contributors of this chat page (New York Jim, Phil Forster, Lisa, Lindsay, nontoodistant relative and anybody else who I may have forgot to mention) there are so many! I would like to begin by saying that my first memories of growing up involved watching an invaders episode when I was knee high to Ronnie Corbett. I was 5 or 6 years old and I remember the aliens saucer hovering above a station wagon train, it now transpires that I must have been watching THE BETRAYED. To this day, I love that episode and it probably sparked my interest in the probability of life on other worlds. I took up astronomy also at the age of 11. As all of us know, The Invaders was, and is a fantastic show, it has stood the test of time. It also revealed the great acting talents of Roy Thinnes. So to all of you who will be lucky enough to be present at his birthday party, please tell him that even nearly 40 years on, there are still people who adore The Invaders and the work of Roy Thinnes.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Wednesday 23rd March 2005 3:37 am U.K. Time
Subject: richard.ingraham

Dear Richard- Thanks so much for you lovely tribute to Roy and the show- I fact, I appreciate your comments as so any loyal fan.

I would hope you can be there with us.

In fact, We have people from London, Sydney, Australia, and NOW --Tonight--my buddy's sister, Veronica--has come in from Bogota' Colombia- So, we are going to have people from Ohio, New York, Chicago, Sidney, London, Florida and Colombia-and District of Columbia(Hi, Gail!)-

So, "Let's roll" Chicago Roy Rules!

Doppelganger.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 23rd March 2005 9:10 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Jason Evers R.I.P. - HI JIMS

Hi xnyckid and Mr.Waters

Thanks for letting us all know lads. Mr.Evers' acting skills have come in for a degree of criticism in CONDITION: RED, and while he clearly did not stand-out among the guest stars featured throughout the series, he did all that was required of him in that episode.

Not being all that clued-up on Planet Of The Apes I cannot recall his role in that, so I'll bow to your greater collective knowledge there!

P.S. Jim W. have your Budgie DVD's arrived yet?

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 23rd March 2005 9:24 am U.K. Time
Subject: Welcome to the Site Richard Ingram (hi Paulie also!)

Hi Richard

Welcome to the site and thanks for letting us share your thoughts on The Invaders and particularly the acting talents of Roy Thinnes. If you get time, you might find it useful to scroll-up through the archive pages where you can find some ringing endorsements of your remarks - the site is ten years old this year, you may care to know.

Are you UK or U.S./Canada-based? Of course it's at extemely short notice but on the off-chance it should be at all feasible, you would be welcome to join us in New York on April 6th. If so, it is vital you give Paul "Not-too-distant-relative" definite confirmation by e-mail of your intention, plus indication of wife/partner or anyone else you would be bringing along, and he will contact you regarding arrangements.

I would gladly offer to help-out, but I'm currently going helter-skelter trying to get everything sorted - finalise work issues as well as ongoing travel matters - before flying-out to the U.S. on Easter Monday (I'm the 'London' representative Paulie refers to, by the way).

Best regards, Phil

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 23rd March 2005 9:49 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Sausages on sticks! - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

Yes, I recall you mentioning this song last year, and I forgot to pursue it. What is the title of Frank Black's CD album, and is it available in the shops?

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Wednesday 23rd March 2005 12:06 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Jason Evers R.I.P.

Hello Phil,

If anyone saw him in the B-movie "THE BREAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE, they will agree with your view. He made many guest appearances on film and televison in the sixties to nineties. A more distinguished part was in "THE GREEN BERETS". He did well and had a good run!

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Wednesday 23rd March 2005 2:47 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Easter Message.

Please forgive the typing errors in my last posting. It is just fitting that a special episode of “THE INVADERS” will be shown this Easter Sunday morning. It became the subject of discussion many times on this site. “THE PEACEMAKER” may strike the iron to many fans of the series that this episode had the potential of ending the series. It does present an exciting premise to the show, including an unforgettable scene with a B-52. Set your recorder timers carefully and watch and enjoy. Happy Easter to all fans of “THE INVADERS”!

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Wednesday 23rd March 2005 2:49 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hello Phil and Fans,

I would like to mention this now that we are on the subject of Jason Evers. Just to confirm to you Phil that I remember a more complete version of “CONDITION: RED” from the BBC 1985 showing of the series. The incineration of David’s car had followed a definite cut. In contrast, “THE ORGANISATION” seemed to be shorter than most of the other episodes by almost 3 minutes. The opening sequence was particularly drawn out too. Entering the ship could have been pushed along a little faster. There were some interesting inclusions to the cast in this episode. Chris Robinson (Mike Calvin) is a familiar face of the past. He had a long run as Doctor Rick Webber in the U.S. version of General Hospital. My memory of him was from an episode of “VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA” called “THE DEATH CLOCK”. He played Corpsman Mallory giving Captain Crane a hard time with a Fourth Dimensional displacement machine. Quite Crazy! Another familiar face was Barry Atwater (Dorcus). He is famous for his role as the vampire “Janos Skorzeny” from the pilot film of “THE NIGHT STALKER”. He also played a creepy part in a story called ”CORPUS EARTHLING” from “THE OUTER LIMITS”. Finally, I would like to add a note to a previous discussion we had about recording. If you have to turn your hand to changing to DVD, your VHS copies will lose little quality after the transfer.

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Wednesday 23rd March 2005 2:51 pm U.K. Time
Subject: To Lisa Sargent / Topic: Music

While Jim (xnyckid) is delaying in a response about your music question, perhaps you may accept my angle. My interest in the music from “THE INVADERS” and “THE FUGITIVE” is directly associated with my interest in another series, “THE OUTER LIMITS”. DOMINIC FRONTIERE composed “THE OUTER LIMITS” score for the first series before the WABC network sacked the leading creative regime. Dominic was one of them and his music went on to enhance the final series of “THE FUGITIVE” being shown in colour for the first time. Some of the music of “THE OUTER LIMITS” is available on CD by the “GNP Crescendo” label (famous for restoring classics.) Dominic scored a pilot for a new series called “ THE UNKNOWN” but it never took off because the WABC network had that thing against “THE OUTER LIMITS” gang. So it ended up as the last story on “THE OUTER LIMITS” first series. The story was re-titled “THE FORMS OF THINGS UKNOWN”. “FORMS” is scored with an early take of “THE INVADERS” music. I guess as a parting gesture to “LIMITS”, a medley of that music along with “FORMS” can be heard on the very first episode of “THE INVADERS”, “BEACHHEAD”. Sorry about the short history. Believe me it is condensed. There is a mention of this by Mark Philips on this site. To acquire some of this music, “THE OUTER LIMITS” is available on CD and the series part one and two is on DVD. “LIMITS” is the most ransacked series for music, costumes, special effects and ideas. It gave so much but lasted so little, like “THE INVADERS”. So I hope I helped a little here.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 23rd March 2005 5:59 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hello Phil and Fans - HI TOM

Hi Tom

Heartfelt thanks for being one of the VERY few who have come forward with a recollection of the complete version of this episode. I know I keep banging-on about it, and one or two posters have at least acknowledged that the sequence in the recent broadcasts (and on DVD/VHS bottlegs) makes no sense. As you imply, the scene where David's car gets incinerated comes completely 'out of the blue' and quite frankly sticks out like the proverbial sore thumb!

However, what disappoints and surprises me above all is that no-one has yet owned-up to either having or knowing of a set of VHS recordings from the 1984/85 UK BBC2 broadcasts, which included the complete CONDITION: RED. However, I live in hope....

Interesting to read all about 'The Outer Limits' and others. Roll-on the day that the UK digital sci-fi channel shows either the classic original sixties or even the newer early nineties versions.

Tomorrow will be my last day on the chat-page before I fly out to the U.S.A., so I'll take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Easter in the event you're not around tomorrow.

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Wednesday 23rd March 2005 7:45 pm U.K. Time
Subject: what was you fav prog rock album cover?

Hi Phil, The album is called 'Teenager of the year'.....its not really your prog rock sound...more your punk rock.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Wednesday 23rd March 2005 9:09 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: To Lisa Sargent / Topic: Music

Hi Tom,

Thanks for your information on The Fugitive and The Invaders music. As I've said before, I have only had a glimpse of the music used in Fugitive to the music that is used on Invaders, but I believe that the music scores used in Fugitive is just a slow or themed version of the original titles.

I don't know if you've noticed it or not, this is why I wanted to talk to Jim about this, but hasn't the music for Invaders got better as the series progressed? The first series was all stuck in one chord, but lately, I've been finding that someone has open up and out pops this music that is really pulling you in to the show, or the act that it's put over at that stage.

With regard to The Fugitive, I always thought that the music was in the style of To Kill A Mockingbird. Especially the part where Boo is in the kids bedroom at the end. I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but this is what I think and it really sells. But, with The Invaders, I don't know whether Dom is deliberate with this or not, but the music to begin with was short, static and not part of the show in any way. Now, well, you could say after a little more seasoned, and I'd say a little bit more time spent on the recording studio side, the music is dareing and exposed and it is in a way helping the show, not making it sound like a throw away.

It will be interesting to find out what the Beeb have planned for the return of Dr Who. Their music will probably be a full string orchestra looking at the way the graphics have been hitting the screen lately.

Thanks for your views Tom, always nice to get a fresh view.

Lisa

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Name: Turi Cándido
Email:
turicandi@hotmail.com
Thursday 24th March 2005 1:58 am U.K. Time
Subject: The Captive

Estimado Phil, ante todo muchas gracias por contestarme, me siento halagado de que una persona tan importante como tú atienda a mis comentarios; respecto del episodio, trata de ver cuadro por cuadro la llegada del taxi, verás que sí aparece el reflejo de cuatro faros que, sin dudas, corresponden al estudio de filmación. Igualmente en éste capítulo, hay una escena en los exteriores de la embajada rusa, en la que aparece, en la lejanía, un pino con su "extremo doblado", "roto", que tambien se ve, como escena en exteriores, en otro capítulo (tengo que repasar las escenas pero creo que es en "Labyrinth"). Te saludo Afectuosamente Turi.

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Name: Turi Cándido
Email:
turicandi@hotmail.com
Thursday 24th March 2005 2:33 am U.K. Time
Subject: The Captive ERROR!! SORRY PHILL!!

ESTIMADO PHIL...SORRY!!...HE COMETIDO UN ERROR!...EL REFLEJO DE CUATRO LUCES SE VE EN EL "ACT 1", Y EL AUTOMOVIL ES UN "ROLLS ROYCE" DE LOS ENVIADOS DE LA EMBAJADA CUANDO VAN A VER A DAVID A SU TRABAJO PARA PEDIRLE AYUDA...ALLÍ, AL ABRIRSE LA PUERTA TRASERA DEL ROLLS, VAS A OBSERVAR, AHORA SÍ, SIN DUDAS LO QUE TE COMENTO. OCURRIÓ QUE CON TANTAS ESCENAS QUE VEO, EN TANTOS AÑOS, CONFUNDÍ LA LLEGADA DE LA DOCTORA KATHERINE, EN UN TAXI AMARILLO,QUE ES UNA ESCENA DEL EPÍLOGO, CON ESTO QUE SUCEDE EN EL ACTO NUMERO UNO. TE PIDO DISCULPAS...CIERTAMENTE COMO DICE LA VIEJA FRASE "AL MEJOR CAZADOR SE LE ESCAPA UNA LIEBRE". GRACIAS Y TRATA DE VER LO QUE TE DIGO QUE ES MUY EVIDENTE . TURI CANDIDO

P.D.: CONTESTAME PHIL POR FAVOR, ME QUEDO PREOCUPADO SI NO HA SIDO DISCULPADO MI ERROR.!!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 24th March 2005 8:24 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Captive - ERROR!! SORRY PHIL!! - DE NADA TURI, MUCHAS GRACIAS!!!

Hola Turi

Gracias para eso, voy a mirar THE CAPTIVE otra vez por el fin de semana. No se si voy a tener una oportunidad para escribir mi respuesta aqui, porque no tengo el 'Chat Page' con AOL, y voy a salir a las Estados Unidas por la manana el domingo proximo. Pero, antes de mi salida voy a escuchar a enviarte un E-mail! Receurdos. Phil.

TRANSLATION OF THE ESSENCE OF MINE AND TURI'S CONVERSATION:

Turi apologised for the fact that she described the wrong scene where the four lights from the film studio set-up are reflected on the window of a car door as it opens. Rather than the yellow taxi Katherine arrives in at the beggining of the Epilog, it was in fact in ACT 1 when the envoys from the Soviet Embassy arrive at David's residence in the Rolls Royce. I told her I'll endeavour to check it out at the week-end, but can't promise to post my reply to the chat page as I can't get access it via my home AOL ISP, and I fly-out to the U.S.A. on the Monday morning. I should be able to e-mail her though (and I'll copy Paulie in while I'm at it, in case of any fundamental howlers in my 'pigeon' Spanish!)

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Name: Turi Cándido
Email:
turicandi@hotmail.com
Thursday 24th March 2005 1:29 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Captive

Gracias Phil!!. Realmente no se cómo confundí "act1" con "epílog" ,ciertamente he visto muchisimas veces los 43 capítulos durante varios años y tengo marcados varios momentos especiales de cada uno de ellos, siempre buscando algún detalle, ya sea en los diálogos como en las escenas, para encontrar algo interesante y luego compartirlo con mis amigos. Phil, observa la escena del "act1" y verás los reflejos en la puerta trasera del Rolls al abrirse...es un detalle de colección!!. Muchas gracias y feliz viaje a USA!!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 24th March 2005 5:52 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: What was you fav prog rock album cover? - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

Thanks for that, I'll see about getting hold of a copy of "Teenager Of The Year" upon my return from the U.S.

And make no mistake, I have plenty of 'punk' in my record and CD collection - I never found it all that hard a transition from what was, by the late 1970's, the uniformly and collectively zonked-out prog-rock movement to the infinitely fresher and energetic sounds of 'New Wave' (which encompassed 'punk'). One of my fave CD purchases in recent years was The Strokes 1st album - great band from New York who could have easily been a late 70's discovery on the Rough Trade label. And my most recent DVD purchase is the gloriously re-mastered "Goin Back Home" by Doctor Feelgood - 1975 vintage featuring original guiitarist Wilko Johnson.

However, by contrast, back to those wonderful early 70's when progressive rock dinosaurs ruled the Earth.... the album covers which spring immediately to mind were of course the Roger Dean 'sci-fi landcsape' masterpieces - most notable for his artwork on albums by Yes (the best of which IMHO is "Close To The Edge"), but also for Greenslade (led by Dave Greenslade, formerly and now again currently of Colosseum, featuring Chris Farlowe on vocals and drum maestro Jon Hiseman - one of the best bands on God's Earth).

But the best covers for me were Emerson, Lake and Palmer's - the favourite of most their fans being "Brain Salad Surgery" (for the music as well as the cover designed by Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who also designed the "Alien" speceship interior), although in my personal favourite in both respects (to answer your question, finally) was their first album, simply titled "Emerson, Lake & Palmer".

Ooooh, how us old men like to reminisce!!!!! HAPPY EASTER Y'ALL!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 24th March 2005 5:58 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Captive - GRACIAS COMO SIEMPRE TURI!

Hola Turi

Gracias otra vez, seguramente vas a recebir un e-mail pronto!!!!

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Name: Richard Ingram
Email:
richard.ingram7@ntlworld.com
Thursday 24th March 2005 10:50 pm U.K. Time
Subject: re; Roys forthcoming party.

Hi to everybody, Thanks to Phil and Paul for the welcome, it was also kind of you to ask me if I would be attending Roys party. Unfortunately, this won't be possible but I look forward to hearing about how you all got on, there will no doubt be plenty of posts on this chat page to read and I'll be looking forward to that. By the way Phil, I am from the midlands U.K. so I wonder if you're having to get up at an unearthly hour to manually start recording the programme like I do. Don't trust the timer ever! I found that out to my cost. Only about 6 weeks left of this brilliant show for us in the U.K. Glad I captured them all this time around. Wonder what channel 5 will replace it with? Not baseball I hope!

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Name: Turi Cándido
Email:
turicandi@hotmail.com
Friday 25th March 2005 12:21 am U.K. Time
Subject: ULTIMO MOMENTO!! LLEGÓ EL " EPISODIO 44 "

ESTIMADOS AMIGOS QUE VAN A ESTAR EN EL "MEGA-EVENTO" DEL SEIS DE ABRIL EN NEW YORK...NO TERMINÓ TODO EN EL "EPISODIO 43"...ÉSE ACONTECIMIENTO SERÁ EL ...."EPISODIO 44" DE "THE INVADERS"....SI SEÑORES !!!....SERÁ UN EPISODIO DONDE RECONOCEMOS A DAVID (ROY THINNES) TODO SU TRABAJO ...SERÁ COMO DECIRLE DESPUÉS DE TANTOS AÑOS: "SI, SR VINCENT, YA SABEMOS, GRACIAS A UD, QUE "LOS ALIENÍNGENAS ESTAN ENTRE NOSOTROS"...YA PUEDE SENTIRSE TRANQUILO...NO ESTÁ SOLO...VINIMOS DE TODAS PARTES DEL MUNDO A ACOMPAÑARLO!!. DISFRUTEN AMIGOS DE ESTE "EPISODIO 44" EN VIVO...PORQUE NO LLAMARLO ASÍ?, PODRIAMOS TITULARLO..." 37 AÑOS DE LOS CREYENTES ". AMIGOS !!..ESTO, CIERTAMENTE ES UNA BROMA, PERO NO DEJA DE SER UN "EPISODIO" MAS QUE IMPORTANTE, TANTO PARA MR. THINNES COMO PARA LOS QUE TENDRAN EL PRIVILEGIO DE COMPARTIR ESA NOCHE EN NEW YORK, ...BUENA SUERTE!!!...QUE LA PASEN BIEN Y QUE DIOS LOS BENDIGA!!. LES DESEA TURI CANDIDO. (DESDE ARGENTINA)

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Friday 25th March 2005 2:48 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: re Roys forthcoming party.

Dear Richard: If all of the British INVADERS fans would e-mail UK channel 5, and tell them how much we appreciate "THE INVADERS" being aired, and request that it be shown again, in sequence, then maybe what replaces the show next will be, the show AGAIN!! Lindsay.

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Friday 25th March 2005 2:59 am U.K. Time
Subject: Jason Evers

Unfortunately, one of our Hero's Collegues passed away this past week, Jason Evers.

I don't know if he had much of a career, but he most accurately portrayed an Officer in our Armed Forces well.

Roy tried to convince Evers' Captain Keller that his wife, "Mrs. Keller" was an alien; but the knit-wit just wouldn't listen; and it cost him--first some of his brain--(which he did not have much to begin with--that's why he was a Captain); and, ultimately his life.

His wife, the Alien Mrs Keller, was played by Antoinette Bower- She is ugly. She also had a small role in Brando's "sweet" role of Fletcher Christian's "Bounty-" Not only did Bower play and alien in "The Invaders," but she truly is an alien in realy life.

Rest In Peace, Jason Evers.

Rumour has it, "She did it"!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Friday 25th March 2005 2:30 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: re Roys forthcoming party.

Hi Richard,

I'm glad that i am not alone in getting up at 4 AM to tape The Invaders manually. I never trust my timer. It's stuck on midday in my house and my alarm is no better. I hope that you are watching Sunset Beach then.

I am also not going to the US for Roy's birthday, I'm sending my atashey, Phil along to check out this guy. You never can be too careful these days.

Happy Easter one and all.

Lisa

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Name: Richard Ingram
Email:
richard.ingram7@ntlworld.com
Friday 25th March 2005 10:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Hello Lindsay and Lisa.

Hello to Lindsay and Lisa, and indeed to everybody, I agree with you Lindsay that we should lobby channel 5 to get them to run through The Invaders again, to make up for their CONDITION RED/CONDEMNED fiasco! I think there will probably be another old sci fi show in the timeslot that The Invaders currently occupies. I read somewhere that channel 5 intend to show Land of the Giants and The Time Tunnel at some point. I'm not absolutely certain about that, in any case, no other show would get me out of bed at that time in the morning. The Invaders does - even after a Saturday night of alcohol regeneration! As many of you know, 12 years have elapsed since the last run of The Invaders and it's getting increasingly difficult to see the old classics on terrestrial T.V. these days. And we don't want to wait another 12 years or more. So the only way to secure the episodes with certainty is to get up and see to it ourselves, ain't that right Lisa! (Hello by the way). Thats what our show means to us. I will be sad when it ends it's run, but on the positive side, we won't be forced to sit through Sunset Beach or the equally repulsive Russel Grant while waiting for our fave show to begin. Sleepy weekends beckon. By the way, I wish Jim (NYCK) would start writing his previews/reviews again. They are fantastic. Bye for now. Richard.

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Name: Turi Cándido
Email:
turicandi@hotmail.com
Friday 25th March 2005 10:16 pm U.K. Time
Subject: I Repeat my message... in English (SORRY)

DEAR FRIENDS WHO ARE GOING TO BE IN THE "MEGA-EVENT" OF THE SIX OF APRIL IN NEW YORK...EVERYTHING IN "EPISODE 43" DID NOT FINISH...THAT ONE EVENT WILL BE...."EPISODE 44" OF "THE INVADERS".... YES IT IS!!!....IT WILL BE An EPISODE WHERE WE RECOGNIZE DAVID (ROY THINNES) ALL HIS WORK...IT WILL BE LIKE SAYING TO HIM AFTER SO MANY YEARS: "YES, MR. VINCENT, WE ALREADY KNOW, THANKS To YOU, THAT "ALIENS" ARE BETWEEN US"...IT ALREADY CAN FEEL CALM...Y0U ARE NOT ALONE ANYMORE...WE CAME FROM ALL PARTS Of the WORLD TO ACCOMPANY YOU. FRIENDS ENJOY THIS "EPISODE 44 LIVE"...WHY DON'T CALL IT LIKE THAT?, WE CAN ALSO CALL IT..."37 YEARS OF THE BELIEVERS", OR "THE SUMMIT MEETING 3" FRIENDS..THIS, CERTAINLY IT IS A JOKE, BUT IT DOES NOT STOP BEING A VERY IMPORTANT EPISODE , AS MUCH FOR MR. THINNES LIKE FOR WHICH HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO SHARE THAT NIGHT IN NEW YORK, ...GOOD LUCK!!!...THAT GOD BLESSES YOU

SINCERELY TURI CANDIDO. (FROM ARGENTINA) PLEASE EXCUSE MY ENGLISH!!

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Name: dave brown
Email:
davebrown2003@msn.com
Saturday 26th March 2005 12:39 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Hello Lindsay and Lisa.

hello all dont forget that the clocks go forward this weekend for anybody setting their vcrs.nice call richard by the way reference russel grant 5 minute postcard. i think this was a test by channel 5 to test our endurence at 4 15 in the morning that and im sorry if it upsets anybody the love boat cringe. if russel grant ever does a 5 min slot on where i live i would move

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Name: jamie
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Saturday 26th March 2005 8:20 am U.K. Time
Subject: The Invaders...alien bei............................................................................................................................................

Hi All, Russell Grant has been mentioned a few times recently and it seems his popularity is in question. Indeed it seems if you ask anyone from any walk of life at any time in the last ten years (as i have) what they think of Russell the reply is always the same...to say its negative would be an understatement! So how then did he ever achieve television superstar status? Can anyone enlighten me? For our American friends i'll try and describe him...he's a kind of half man half middle-aged grandmother with a dyed perm and a distressed leather-look jacket who pretends to be in contact with the deceased relatives of many gullable people. Quite how he then became the presenter of a mini show about places in Britain is a mystery? What next for Russ...spiritual pantomime perhaps?

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Name: Gary
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Saturday 26th March 2005 11:41 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders...alien bei............................................................................................................................................

I think the reason Russell Grant was/is succesfull is simply because of the ideal 'qualities' he has to succeed on british TV. He's boring,charmless and deppressing to watch! I like to think that the only reason he's on at 4.15am is that Channel five want to give people five minutes (there are no tv ads at that time!) to put the kettle on Before the Invaders starts! I can think of no other reason!

I also wanted to say how lucky i am to suffer from insommnia, i don't have to worry about the video not recording an episode!

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Name: jamie
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Sunday 27th March 2005 9:22 am U.K. Time
Subject: you'd better leave...he thinks your Russell...just go!

Hi Gary, I think you are right about that. But if you check out Russell Grants website you may find his fans complaining about this old sci-fi show that they accidently record sometimes!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Sunday 27th March 2005 7:54 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: you'd better leave...he thinks your Russell...just go!

I'm going to complain to Channel Five! I've seen that episode of Russell Grant explores his brain, before. The one where he's in the channel islands. Didn't he make anymore episodes other than that one???

Phil, if your reading this I told you that Scoville was childish, see The Peacemaker for proof! Finally capturing a LIVE ONE! Ha!

Lisa

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Name: Craig
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classic_scifi@yahoo.com
Sunday 27th March 2005 11:24 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Invaders on Five

Hi everyone, A re-run of The Invaders on Five would of course be great, but if can't happen l would like to see another Quinn Martin show repeated - The Fugitive.

Last time it aired here in the UK, it must of been the late 80's or early 90's.

Sorry to hijack The Invaders forum, but more Qinn Martin show's need to air in the UK.

Thanks Craig.

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Name: Rob
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rcfieldz@hotmail.com
Monday 28th March 2005 7:13 am U.K. Time
Subject: The Invaders tv series on dvd

I've noticed on Ebay a couple different sellers of the tv series copied to dvd. Can any tell me if these are good copies and worth the price asked? They are offered in U.K. and I am in the U.S.A. I was wondering also if the format is viewable in the U.S.A. Thanks for any replies!

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Name: bob estes
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Monday 28th March 2005 5:36 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders tv series on dvd

Hi Rob, i purchased all the episodes off e-bay on DVD. The quality is ok not crystal clear. They all have KYTV(pops on the screen now and then) or something like that? At the beginning of each episode someone says "The Invaders, in Colour" (or color for our friends across the pond :o)

Would be better if they were official releases,just can't understand why they wont bring them out?

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Name: Alan
Email:
lewis@nerco.fsnet.co.uk
Tuesday 29th March 2005 12:58 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Roys Dinner.

To those of you who attend Roys dinner-I KNOW he won"t want to be bored with endless questions about the show,but could someone please ask him why he called "Nexus" {Alfred Ryder} by his real name "Ryder" in "The Peacemaker"? Incidentally,I agreed with the General "bomb them and when they retaliate the whole world will be united".Hey,it worked for Dubya.

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Name: Gary
Email:
Gary@portersworld.co.uk
Thursday 31st March 2005 11:13 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Fave episodes

I know this subject has probably been discussed (many times!) before, but i was chatting to someone about the Invaders yesterday, and when i mentioned some of my favourite episodes, i got the impression my choices are 'universally' regarded as bad ones? I now have a bit of a complex about it, so i wondered if anyone else rates the following episodes as highly as i do?

The Mutation, Dark Outpost, The Leeches, The Life Seekers and Ransom!

Thanks in advance,

Gary

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Name: bill
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Thursday 31st March 2005 11:20 pm U.K. Time
Subject: performance angst

my stepson wanted to watch hockey, so i didn't get a chance to see the final segment of the invaders. i was in the show, wondered if any of you fans could give me info on how to obtain a video or dvd so that my granddaughters could watch me be immolated?

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Name: Stan
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slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Friday 1st April 2005 1:51 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Fave episodes

Oh heck Gary....as far as I am concerned...all the episodes were either good or excellant in my book. What are people looking for? I for one am wanting to be entertained and not pick to pieces the pros and cons of an episode. The format is simple...Something unusual happens that brings David in to investigate....in his investigation he is varily put up a tree...and with aliens and humans throwing rocks at him...he must figure a way out and down that tree. It is basic in all the episodes. Actually it is good drama. Don't forget...each episode has a BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND AN END. Not one of the episodes ever left him hanging out on a limb or up in the air at the end of the episode except maybe for the two parter which guest starred Michael Rennie and even that had to have a cliff hanger to get all of us to tune in the next week for second part of the story. So don't worry about it...the shows you picked are just fine in my book too.

STAN BLUMENTHAL

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Name: gary
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Gary@portersworld.co.uk
Friday 1st April 2005 12:08 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Fave episodes

You're absolutely right Stan!! I was just a bit put out by the person i was talking to's reaction. Like you say the whole series is enjoyable, Although Task Force and Condition Red would be the low points for me!

Thanks for your reassuring message

Gary

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Name: Alan
Email:
lewis@nerco.fsnet.co.uk
Friday 1st April 2005 2:05 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Condition Red

Gary,you"ve proved your own point,because I LOVED Condition Red!The moment when they switch the tapes and a huge triangle of Saucers appears on the screen is classic stuff and I am sure it influenced a young Stephen Spielberg when he did the Radar Room scene in CE3K.The Saucer scene at the end of "The Peacemaker" was brilliant too.

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Name: jamie
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james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Friday 1st April 2005 2:46 pm U.K. Time
Subject: good grief Bill...you were in The Invaders...

Hey Bill, You were in the show!..good grief! Which episode was it? Could you give us an insight into the making of the show and did you get to know Roy Thinnes?

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
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thinnes38@cs.com
Saturday 2nd April 2005 5:03 am U.K. Time
Subject: Big Thanks...

One of the nicest things to happen to this website, and to our membership, is finally our hero, Roy Thinnes himself, will be honored at a Testimonial/Birthday Party for him this coming Wednesday, April 6th at Ruth's Chris' Restaurant, in Manhattan's West Side/Midtown-

Certainly, Quinn Martin could not have selected a finer, more appropriate actor to play the bewildered, befuddled and terribly tormented David Vincent-- the "All-American" hard-working universitarian architect, who stumbles up something that changed--certainly "HIS" life for the ensuing 40(?) episodes--

Roy Thinnes certainly played his role well, and is well known for this fine series.

Roy is probably one of the finest actors this country has produced in this century. And, though I am NOT AT ALL RELATED TO HIM--In spite of the THINNES E mail address-- I have spoken to him, and I reiterate, he is one of the kindest, most decent and humble men anyone could ever know. I, for one, will not ever regret whatever efforts(joint efforts)that were put into this event.

Kindly wish us all good luck. I am certain it should be a grand event.

And, I only wish ALL participants could have been present.

To all our loyal fans--

Sincererly,

Doppelganger(Paul Anthony Lisanti)-

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Name: jamie
Email:
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Saturday 2nd April 2005 9:12 am U.K. Time
Subject: Three cheers for Roy

Hi Paul, I have had mixed feelings regarding the dinner for a long time for reasons i mentioned in the past BUT i have to say that now i know the kind of people who will be there and the kind of evening you will enjoy i honestly wish i could have joined you because as you quite rightly say it was a once in a lifetime event, So..enjoy your evening with Roy in the dignified and appropriate way you intend.

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Name: Jilted Barfly
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will_slater@hotmail.com
Saturday 2nd April 2005 11:10 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Fave episodes

Can't remember or haven't yet seen all the episodes you mention. However, agree with you about Dark Outpost. A cracker of an episode. Moves along at a good clip and there are good plot twists.

The only other episode on your list that I have seen is Ransom, which I thought was a terrible episode. Laurence Naismith blathering on endlessly in that cottage, if I'd been trapped in there with him I think I would have handed myself over to the Invaders rather than listen to his disillusioned ruminations.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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Saturday 2nd April 2005 8:41 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Roy Thinnes

Hi all,

Hope that all you UK Fans are set for The Invaders at 5.05 Sunday morning BST on Ch5. This is after Sunset Beach which is set for the usual Invaders time slot.

Also, a second chance to see The Hindenburg on Sky Cinema 2 from 6pm onwards Sunday. I just love George C Scott in that film.

Gentlemen, enjoy.

Lisa

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Name: Richard Ingram
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Saturday 2nd April 2005 11:08 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Fave episodes

Greetings everyone, I have to agree with Gary that the episode Task Force was a bit of a turkey, nothing really happened in this one, it was made watchable (from a male point of view) by the appearance of the beautiful Nancy Kovak. I think The Leeches was also a bit poor even though the excellent Arthur Hill was in it. I have to disagree with Jilted Barfly who said he wasn't impressed by the rantings of Laurence Naismith, but I thought that his rantings with Alfred Ryder were great to watch, and in my opinion, this episode rates among the best. I would also say that among my favourite episodes would be Valley of the Shadow, the look on Roy's face is classic when the alien burns up. I also like The Enemy and The Saucer, but they're all good really. Every good sci fi show has it's weak stories,it has to be expected. But even the weak ones are good in this show.

Is Bill for real? Did you really appear in The Invaders Bill? If you did, then please let it be known to all the fans on this website which episode it was and I will gladly send you a dvd of the episode!

Not long now for the big day in New York for Roy's party. Back in the U.K. I think I speak for us all when I say "A very happy birthday to you Roy, we appreciate all your work. God bless you". I wish I could be there myself, but like many of us, we will be there in spirit. Bye for now. Richard.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Sunday 3rd April 2005 2:47 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Vice

Yes, we are back on track again. Now this is a story I could really sink my teeth in to. I understood all of this episode and the CCTV of Scoville, very Knight Rider. You can see where Glen A Larson got his ideas from.

Phil, when you get back from the big apple, I hope you read this because the little gripe you made about my story where the aliens never really got to deal with Vincent in any way, well they did in this episode and both sides handled it very well. It sort of gets my story out of the hole you dug for it, sorry mate!

It would be interesting to find out what other members of this bureau thought of the episode.

Lisa

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Name: colinphantomdavies
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Sunday 3rd April 2005 7:46 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Vice

great to find a Invaders website ,thought i was the only Invaders anorak in the u.k. a quick scan of the chat pages shows a lively debate, Getting up at 4am or 5am, i must be nuts! i remember the invaders from the late seventies it was then shown on BBC2 in the late 80's or early 90's i think. favourite episodes "DOOMSDAY MINUS ONE", which i have not seen this time. "SAUCER", "CONDITION RED", "SPORES", great to see a early performace by Gene Hackman , "SUMMIT MEETING", "MOONSHOT" and "Nightmare". The first seris much better than second. Vincent better when he is man alone with the world thinking he is a madman. The 1995 re-make was awful! Scott Balkua much better in "ENTERPRISE".

"DARK SKIES" was brilliant. Went far futher than "INVADERS" ever could pity it was cancelled early.

Colin.

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Monday 4th April 2005 8:04 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Vice

Yes Colin, That 95 remake with Bakala was awful. Do you know what I wanted to see in that tv/movie were THREE things...1} The immolation (burning) of the aliens when killed. 2)the use of the brain hemorrage weapon and 3) what I missed most of all was the take off and landing of those china hat shaped saucers! It would put a smile on my face to actually see one of those saucers land in Washington DC...then I could turn to all the skeptics and naysayers about UFO's and say to them: "See! I told ya so!"

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Name: Markymark
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Monday 4th April 2005 8:26 am U.K. Time
Subject: email information

...just wondering if there is an email address or place where we can send our messages to Roy for his birthday? If I was on the east coast I would have been there personally. (I'm still trying to locate the building with the waterfall running down the side of it in Los Angeles. Episode:"Quanity Unknown." Speculation has it that it is the Building for the Arts in Los Angeles, however I have not been able to visit the place. (Hello to Phil, Lindsay and all you folk!!)

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Name: itan
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itan@verizon.net
Monday 4th April 2005 9:46 am U.K. Time
Subject: Pls help: Which episode is this?

Can someone tell me which episode this is from:

It started with a man (cop?) getting shot and was hospitalised. Later, there was a scene of the man getting killed in the hospital by an alien with the disc, before David Vincent could talk to him. Further on, there was also a scene of a patrol car getting disintegrated on the road during a shootout. It reminded me of "Genesis," and I am wondering if what I am describing is an uncut version of "Genesis" aired in Asia quite a while back. I have most of the episodes aired in the US except for maybe 4 episodes.

I would appreciate any help that would shed some light on this mystery. Thanks in advance!

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Name: gary
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Monday 4th April 2005 11:41 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Pls help: Which episode is this?

I think the episode could well be The Lifeseekers. It was one of the last of the series, episode 41 i think?

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Name: Jilted Barfly
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will_slater@hotmail.com
Monday 4th April 2005 1:51 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Vice

Like Lisa I was glad that Scoville only had a minor role in this episode. But further evidence of Scoville's general uselessness, and questionable support for David.

Was it just me or did I detect some hostility between David and Scoville in the car as they staked out the petrol station, particularly the rather terse exchange about whether the gas station really was a drop point for the Invaders.

Noticed also Scoville rather poor response when David got involved in the fight with the gas station attendent. David could have been killed and Scoville is just sitting there in his car - what was he doing!!

Interesting that David didn't call Scoville from the bar when the phoney police are closing in. Probably knew better than to expect any help from him when he's in a tight jam.

I find it increasingly difficult to explain some of Scoville's actions. You begin to wonder that if The Invaders had gone to a third series he would have been unveiled as an Invader himself.

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Name: Alan
Email:
lewis@nerco.fsnet.co.uk
Monday 4th April 2005 4:28 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Look On Roys Face

Richard Ingram mentioned the look on Roys face when he {and everybody else} saw the alien burn in "Valley Of The Shadow".Check out Roys face in "The Ivy Curtain" when he has persuaded Lt.Alvarado to investigate the Midlands Academy.The aliens have changed all the rooms to innocuous study halls,but Roy picks a room at random and bursts through the door only to find a couple playing ping pong!He gives Alien William Burns a look of such hatred that its a wonder Burns didn"t incinerate on the spot!If I could take only one Invaders episode to a desert island,it would probably be The Ivy Curtain.

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Monday 4th April 2005 7:45 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Look On Roys Face

Alan...if I could take one episode to a deserted island. I would find it difficult because I like them all...it would be a toss up between the first episode...BEACHHEAD and both parts of SUMMIT MEETING. Another one that would be a close third would be when David first enters a flying saucer...it was the episode that also had Michael Rennie as a head alien and they used mind control to make David think he was at the finished architectral project of his in the Mojave Desert. Like I said...it is very hard to pick just one episode...they all were excellant or very good.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Monday 4th April 2005 7:51 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Vice

Yes, it's finally working. Not only are we turning against the aliens we are turning agains Scoville, just brilliant.

Noticed also Scoville rather poor response when David got involved in the fight with the gas station attendent. David could have been killed and Scoville is just sitting there in his car - what was he doing!!

I agree with this statement. Scoville just sitting there while David is thrown to the wall, literally makes him look like an alien extra here and his 'look back' was not even worth recording. Although, he handled the car reversing scene alright. I know I couldn't handle that heavy car backwards at speed. My transit van is testiment enough.

I find it increasingly difficult to explain some of Scoville's actions. You begin to wonder that if The Invaders had gone to a third series he would have been unveiled as an Invader himself.

The Invaders couldn't have gone to a third series. Imagine the production team sitting down in Martins ofice. What about Scoville? Case closed.

Lisa

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Monday 4th April 2005 7:56 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Roy Thinnes

Lisa...I just wish they would put the series back on SCIFI CHANNEL here in the states again. I think some sort of legal thing came up here, between Spelling Entertainment who owns the rights to the show now and the Scifi Channel, but that was several years ago.

Anyway....I don't need to watch them on a channel....I got most of them taped now anyway.

STAN

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Monday 4th April 2005 8:53 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Pls help: Which episode is this?

Yes, it is episode # 41, or 'LIFE-SEEKERS', with Barry Morse, and Diana Mauldor. Barry and Diana portrayed the two alien "dissenters" Kieth and Claire, who helped David Vincent, and who were helped by David Vincent to get to their space craft and escape back to their own planet, there to act as our alien embassadors for the human race's behalf to their people back home!! Good ray gun action, and a good cerebral hemmorhage disc scene at the hospital. Also, some good hypnotic prism scenes between Claire and Captain Battersee. Lindsay.

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Name: gary
Email:
gary@portersworld.co.uk
Monday 4th April 2005 11:16 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Look On Roys Face

I'd like to mention the look on Burt Newcombe's face at the end of 'The possessed'. He and Vincent have just shot the Alien (Adam, i think his name was?)and he begins to incinerate! David nonchalantly turns and walks away, leaving Burt in complete shock at the sight before him!!

If i could take only one episode to a desert island, it would have to be 'The Mutation'. It's the first episode i recall seeing (I was about seven or eight)and i was hooked from the first minute!

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Name: Gary
Email:
Gary@portersworld.co.uk
Monday 4th April 2005 11:27 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Vice

Hi lisa, I imagine you're looking forward to 'The Miracle'. If memory serves correctly, Scoville isn't in it (except in a phone call) and David has success without him.

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Tuesday 5th April 2005 4:40 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Vice

Most of Scoville's actions are probably a result of bad direction or mediocre direction. Overall, the direction in the episodes have been rather good...Scoville's inaction when David fought the alien garage attendant, was inside the car bay...unless he had x-ray vision or could see around corners, he probably did not know that David was fighting for his life. I will look at the episode again and see just where they could have improved on the action concerning Scoville.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Tuesday 5th April 2005 9:25 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Vice

Stan,

I will look at the episode again and see just where they could have improved on the action concerning Scoville.

I wouldn't bother mate, his action could have been cut altogether and nothing would have been lost. If only David had LOST him, say after The Believers and we would have been all happy.

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sagent
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lisa@sargent42.wanadoo.co.uk
Tuesday 5th April 2005 9:28 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Vice

Gary,

Hi lisa, I imagine you're looking forward to 'The Miracle'. If memory serves correctly, Scoville isn't in it (except in a phone call) and David has success without him.

Ah, good, he's turning into Devon Miles off of Knight Rider. Now that's where I see Scoville working out just fine for me. "David, Scoville is calling." Now that would be something to think about. The face in a box. There's no other use for him.

Lisa

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Wednesday 6th April 2005 5:28 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Vice

Lisa,

In a way, the series needed a Scoville or maybe a more integral Scoville-type because David had been all alone in his quest to wake up the World to what was happening. Maybe the Head Writer (probably Cohen, who created the series) or whoever was in charge of the writer's of the series, came up with an idea to have a slightly mysterious multi-millionaire, who believed in David's cause, to support him financially and politically whenever David ran into trouble. There are a whole lot of maybe's here. Maybe Smith wasn't right for the role, maybe he was sick at the filming of that particular show. maybe the whole staff of the production from the producer on down to the writer's were wrong in introducing Scoville in the first place....maybe...maybe...add infinitium. Yes...I am quite sure, they should have expanded Smith's role just bit...I think it extreme to think that if the series had gone on to a third season, that we would find out the Smith was alien himself...to me...that would have too much! I'm not trying to change your mind on your thinking about the Scoville character, that is entirely your right...for me...I have no feeling either way concerning Scoville...despite what flaws he might have had in the episodes he was in, the point is...all the Invader episodes were damn good...some better than others.

Keep looking up! STAN

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Name: Trevor
Email:
trevorkane99@bigpond.com.au
Wednesday 6th April 2005 8:09 am U.K. Time
Subject: The whole series on DVD

Hi all & what a great site! I have for sale the whole series of THE INVADERS incl the pilot episode which has dialoge from ROY THINNES as he is today, chatting about the series where the ads should be. I bought the whole series from the U.S. picture quality 9/10 sound 8-9/10 you will need a region free DVD player to watch. If you are interested please email me I am in Australia & will need your country so I can calculate postage.

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Name: Alan
Email:
lewis@nerco.fsnet.co.uk
Wednesday 6th April 2005 3:12 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Beachead

Stan,I agree with you about "Beachead".I think one of the things I like about this ep in common with Ivy Curtain is that they are so 60s in an Austin Powers kind of way.And of course the moment when DV discovers his first regeneration tubes-those things scared the crap out of me when was a kid.The Saucer eps you refer to are actually two different ones;the one with Michael Rennie was The Innocent-the Saucer sequence was {IMO} the best in the whole Invaders series-and the one where DV "stows away" is Dark Outpost.By the way,in The Vise I was kinda saddened by Roscoe Lee Brownes" death-he was just an average Alien and didn"t really hurt anybody.Also,seeing the trouble Dubya has with Human Language,maybe HE is an Alien?....

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Name: Jilted Barfly
Email:
will_slater@hotmail.com
Wednesday 6th April 2005 4:35 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Beachead

Roscoe Lee Brown's character may not have hurt anyone but the consequences of his succesful infiltration of the American space programme would have had disastrous consequences for human kind.

He was part of huge conspiracy which would have resulted in the extinction or enslavement of mankind. I don't think he's worthy of any sympathy.

That's the kind of wooly thinking I'd expect from Scoville.

www.20six.co.uk/jiltedbarfly

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Name: Turi Candido
Email:
turicandi@hotmail.com
Wednesday 6th April 2005 5:44 pm U.K. Time
Subject: ROY ...TODAY ...67 YEARS!!!

MUY FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS ESTIMADO ROY THINNES !!! GRACIAS POR EXISTIR Y OJALÁ ALGUN DIA PODAMOS REUNIRNOS Y SEGURAMENTE HABLAR, DURANTE HORAS, DE TANTAS COSAS QUE, SIN DUDA, COMPARTIMOS. TE SALUDO, TURI DESDE ARGENTINA

VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROY THINNES!! THANKS BY EXISTING I HOPE EVERY DAY WE CAN MEET TO TALK, DURING HOURS, OF SO MANY THINGS THAT, WITHOUT DOUBT, WE SHARE. YOU GREETING, TURI FROM ARGENTINA

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Name: Stan
Email:
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Wednesday 6th April 2005 6:37 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Beachead

Alan,

Introducing Roscoe Lee Browne as an "unusual" African American (remember the hands! Black on both sides!), was a great coup on the part of the producers and the writer of that show...it was filmed at a time when Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy were both murdered. Watts Riots became prevelant and introducing a black alien or aliens was really a first for television. One could read almost anything in all of the episodes...political...religious....you name it. Even the Vietnam War got a mention in at least one episode. For me...I look at the series as a whole...and for me I look for it to be entertaining and it gives me an ability to use my imagination...I have yet nitpicked any television show for things taken out of context...or to fulfill some religious or political agenda. I will never do it. When I view Roy as David Thinnes, I almost can transport myself in that episode and either be David kicking some alien in the toosh or reverse it and be like Michael Rennie (one of my fave actors) or Gene Hackman trying to either discredit or kill him. It's called IMAGINATION, something in today's world that is lacking in our youth and becoming almost rare in those of us over fifty.

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Name: Claira Vincent
Email:
clairavincent@yahoo.co.uk
Thursday 7th April 2005 9:33 am U.K. Time
Subject: The Party

My friends,

We have just returned from the wonderful birthday bash to honour the one and only Roy Thinnes, and I can't stop dancing. The evening went lovely, as expected and I watched Roy shake hands with everyone there. There was a free round of drinks to start the evening off, which I was not allowed to take part in, being only nine and fast approaching my bed time as my father kept telling me. Roy talked for hours about the show we all know and love and to hear him was a wonderous experience. He managed to sign everybodies napkin there, even my hand at one stage. I turned to my dad and said that I wasn't going to wash it for a month. My dad agreed that this was about normal for me. I was sorry to see the evening end, for me that was about ten o'clock as my dad placed me in the corner of another booth as the talking went on for a few more hours, but I was not privy to those converstions so I cannot say what was talked about but, according to my father we all had a lovely time.

By the way Stan, your right. IMAGINATION is a good source of information when you put your mind to it.

Keep the union flag flying.

Claira Vincent reporter for The Invaders Website.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Thursday 7th April 2005 3:53 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Invaders in the web

Hi all,

I just thought that as I now have broadband access that I'd scan a few search engines for the select words of "The Invaders" and gues what I came up with...?

A site that mentions The Invaders running into three series. http://www.pazor.com/invaders.html if you ewant to check this out for yourself.

Now, here comes the interesting bit. Four books on The Invaders. Two written by a KEITH LAUMER, one of these with Larry Cohen. The site to check these books out on is http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/series/invaders.htm It gives a mention on how to acquire the first book but from amazon.com not amazon.co.uk, so it's currency changing time again.

If anyone knows about these books, please let me know before I send away for some useless garbage.

On a different note all together. It's nice to see Claira back on this chat page again. I hope that she had a nice time in the big apple.

Lisa

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Name: Alan
Email:
lewis@nerco.fsnet.co.uk
Thursday 7th April 2005 4:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Wooly Thinking

"Jilted Barfly"-According to you I"m guilty of wooly thinking for describing Roscoe Lee Brownes death as sad.Well,in one of the official Invaders paperbacks the writer says of DV that "he still felt a touch of regret at having to take a life,even if it was alien life".Whats wooly about that? I agreed with the Afghanistan and Iraq wars,but I can also see that from an Iraqi perspective "we" are foreign invaders who have no right to be in their country.

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Name: gary
Email:
Gary@portersworld.co.uk
Thursday 7th April 2005 11:13 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders in the web

Hi Lisa

Are you referring to the books called 'The Halo Highway, the meteor men, night of the tribolites and The Autumn Accelerator? If so i've recently acquired a couple of them of Amazon.co.uk. If you do a search with the Authors name you'll trawl through pages of books, but they are there! Also Ebay have them for auction quite regularly!

The books are very different from the TV series. I don't want to say much, in case i spoil them for you! I enjoyed reading them though. They are one off stories, not a series! Maybe i was influenced by the fact they are 'The invaders'stories, but as i say i enjoyed them. The author's are Peter leslie, keith Laumer and Rafe Bernard.

I also acquired an American book 'The Dam of death' off ebay, which is more like as an episode of the Invaders than the other four.

Hope that helps

Gary

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Friday 8th April 2005 7:13 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders in the web

Gary,

Yes, I am reffering to those books, I shall endevour to search for them on the net again today. They don't mention the book The Dam of Death though, so this might be interesting to look out for.

Thanks mate!

Lisa

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Name: gary
Email:
gary@portersworld.co.uk
Friday 8th April 2005 3:00 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders in the web

Lisa,

I have a terrible habit of not remembering/saving web addresses! If you just search for 'Invaders books' you should find a site that lists them all

Gary

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Name: Gary
Email:
Gary@portersworld.co.uk
Friday 8th April 2005 4:26 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Invaders in the web

lisa,

if you have difficulty finding the books or if you're unsure as to weather to purchase them, i could post the ones i've already read to you if wish

Gary

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Name: Gail
Email:
Brevardb@aol.com
Friday 8th April 2005 8:30 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Wonderful Job Paul and Phil

Kudos to Paulie and Phil!! The birthday celebration you organized for Roy Thinnes was a great success and a delightful experience. Lindsay entertained us with a song. Roy seemed genuinely happy about the event. I hope everyone made it back home safely.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Friday 8th April 2005 9:28 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Channel 5

Dear All,

I just thought I'd let you in on the email I received from Ch.5 today. Well, at least they bothered to write back!

Dear Lisa

Thank you for your recent e-mail regarding The Invaders.

At present, we have nothing confirmed to replace The Invaders when it finishes it’s current run. We have logged your request for other Quinn Martin shows. This will be seen by all the relevant personnel here at Five.

Thank you for your interest in Five.

Yours sincerely

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Name: Gail
Email:
Brevardb@aol.com
Sunday 10th April 2005 4:05 am U.K. Time
Subject: Lindsay's Seranade to Roy

Great Job Lindsay!!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Sunday 10th April 2005 2:02 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Miracal

Wow, what a great episode. This is something that you can really get in to. David has gone back to his roots here, I mean away from Soville. See, these episodes do work with HIM out of the way. Keep it up David!

I liked Cannon's narrative at the end, very apt. I wasn't happy about the girl going about propositioning herself just to get the crystal back. I'm glad David resisted, even though for a moment there..

I think the kid worked well in it, especially holding David's coat at the end, nice touch. I will be adding this episode to my watch again list for sure.

Lisa

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Sunday 10th April 2005 5:10 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Lindsay's Seranade to Roy

Well, I wouldn't exactly call it a "seranade", now!! (HA HA) Just a good "pep" up song: "FOR HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW"!! There is an excellant polka song called: "CHICAGOTOWN", that would be another good one to present to Roy, as he is from that city. Really peppy polka!! Lindsay. DEAR LISA: You'll like next week's 'THE LIFE-SEEKERS', I'm sure!! Good to be back!!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Sunday 10th April 2005 8:32 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Miracal

Something I noticed while watching this episode again was the way in which the alien chloroformed Vincent while he was asleep. I'm sure that if I was grabbed and a cloth shoved over my face so forcefully that I would wake up the next day with full knowledge of the proceedings. Probably with a vengence to get the alien pratt that did it. A little bit suspect there, I think.

Lisa

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Name: jimmy
Email:
jimmymoff@yahoo.co.uk
Sunday 10th April 2005 9:57 pm U.K. Time
Subject: FINALLY FOUND IT

Invaders Complete Series FOR SALE!! www.rrrRare.com Great Price, Great Series on DVD

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Monday 11th April 2005 3:59 am U.K. Time
Subject: "Thank you, Gail, Lindsay, Tom, Lorraine, Phil, Reesa, David, Stephanie and...

Roy! You all made it a great evening-

God bless you all.

Next year, I want to see 50 People!

Doppelganger

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Name: PhilForster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 11th April 2005 11:17 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Thank you Paulie, Gail, Lindsay, Tom, Lorraine, Reesa, David, Stephanie and ROY...

Hi Paulie, Gail and Lindsay

Words can't do justice to the sheer magic of the occasion - I'm still pinching myself to make sure it wasn't all dream!!!!

Paulie - I'll leave the full run-down on the fine detail to you, as and when you feel so inclined. There's just so much to tell, I can't for the life of me begin to gather my thoughts to recall everything.

All I can say to the rest of you out there is: YOU JUST HAD TO BE THERE!

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Name: PhilForster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 11th April 2005 5:02 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Lindsay sings "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow" - HI LINDSAY

Hi Lindsay

You are indeed a man of courage to break into song as you did - you did such a good job that the rest of us left you to it! I would have joined-in, but my horrendously cold-ravaged vocal chords prevented me from doing so (well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! :o))

Indeed, I never knew the song had that last verse - so special thanks for that piece of enlightenment.

And I'm sure either Paulie, Stephanie or Gail have it on camcorder tape, so we may even yet be able to re-live the experience!

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Name: PhilForster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 11th April 2005 5:17 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Wonderful Job Paul and Phil - THANKS GAIL

Hi Gail

Yes, as you say it was a roaring success and Roy was indeed wonderful company throughout - as was his wife Stephanie. As I mentioned earlier, there's just too much to even begin to tell, but one things's for sure - Roy's as fine and charming a raconteur as you'll find anywhere, with a great sense of humour to boot. At the end, they both continued chatting with Paulie, Lorraine and myself for at least another hour and a half outside the restaurant, before we all finally went our separate ways. Wonderful evening!

Give our love to Reesa, tell her the next time Lorraine and I are in Washington we'll take her up on that offer of a ride with her in a police car :o)

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Monday 11th April 2005 5:23 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Lindsay sings For He's A Jolly Good Fellow - HI LINDSAY

Hi, Phil!! And thanks!! That second stanza of the song was NOT something that I made up, by the way. For that, you can thank the late BING CROSBY, as my mother was crazy about him, and had a lot of his record albums, which I heard a lot of being played on the phonograph when I was a kid. Okay, I accept your excuse because of the cold you had. But I think everyone else was too bashful to join in, as I can understand. But that's okay, if you really think that I did the job well enough, I'm very flattered!! Thank you, one and all!! If we have another dinner for Roy in the future, I'm fantasizing with the idea that I might sing that "CHICAGOTOWN" polka song, doing a "Jimmie Durante" singing imitation, and wearing a large, plastic or rubber parrot beak-shaped "SCHNOZ". I don't know--do you think I might be over-doing this thing a bit? (HA HA) If I did do this, I would like the accompnyment of some polka musicians, rather than simply me singing this "occapella". I think "CHICAGOTOWN" would really be a hit with Roy. AAAAUUGGHHH!!! SCHTOP DA MUSIC!! SCHTOP DA MUSIC!!!! THE INVADERSCH ARE HEEAHH!!!

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Name: Craigh Dawson
Email:
craighdawson@btinternet.com
Monday 11th April 2005 8:07 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Evening with Roy Thinnes

Any chance of seeing a few piccies on the site as I could not make the venue?? This is a opportunity sadly missed.....

Regards

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Monday 11th April 2005 9:19 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Welcome one and all

Hi Phil, welcome back to the land of blighty. If you'd waited a few more days in NY you could have got The Titanic back on her maiden voyage. She's due in to NY sometime this Saturday so the return trip would be about Tuesday at the latest. Oh well, as you said, I guess you had to be there to enjoy it. If it is decided to have another party held in Roy's honour I'll find some shady back street in London to get a passport on the cheap, no questions asked, if you know what I mean.

Sorry to hear your cold caught up with you again. Are you sure your still not an alien? The weather must have caught you out. It blows hot and cold over there more than the Labour Government at the moment.

Did you manage to get some time to talk to Roy about Claira? By the way, she turned up on this site last week. Check it out sometime, you'll see what she wrote. Word has it she fell asleep in a corner booth and David let her sleep while you all enjoyed yourself. Any word on this?

Welcome back, again. Get well soon.

Lisa

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Tuesday 12th April 2005 1:07 am U.K. Time
Subject: If ever...

I want to make a few comments about our group: Firstly, without saying, Roy Thinnes is absolutely MORE than anyone could ever imagine, asfaras, just being a great, great person--A fun sport, and a true Gentleman in that he is a "personification" of the defintion of that word.

Tracking backwards for the moment, on 51st Street, at say about 12:20 am on Thursday morning, we find ourselves in the midst of midtown Manhattan with all the glitter and razmataz of all that New York has to offer at the most superficial level man has ever created- And here we are, with one of the most down to earth, dignified individuals you can ever imagine to meet--Roy Thinnes-

He is speaking now primarily to David Gee--an outstanding personality, who came all the way from Australia--and Roy is "conversating" about the details of a new movie that is "in the works-"

Just before that, in our "library setting" where dinner and all the festivities were had, Lindsay and Tom--our two brothers from Cleveland, had warmed our hearts with Lindsay's singing version of "Happy Birthday" in the guise of "For Here's the Jolly Good Fellow--" Awesome! Lindsay truly knows every tiny detail to the MAX! And God love him-- what a gentleman and a all around nice guy, as is Tom.

Phil(As in Phil's Game ON) is the Prince of Princes--and ALL our efforts could NOT have been effectuated without the help of this great, great--I call him Friend and "brother-" His wife is just a gorgeous person, inside and out. And, what a warmth to have been in their presence.

Roy--Well, that simply goes without saying. The man deserved all we could do for him; and in our humblest of ways, we "tried" ever so clumsily, to pull it off and WE DID! And Roy Honored us in our efforts.

NOW--one more man should NEVER Be forgotten, and that is our "Charlie" behind our Angel, Roy--His name is John--from Houston, Texas.

Thank you, John--and I speak for all of us.

Lindsay--you are the best!

Doppelganger

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Tuesday 12th April 2005 1:10 am U.K. Time
Subject: I have not gone one day...

without speaking with Gail Brevard! She is so, so much fun. Our Police Woman--along with Reesa Williams, who again warmed our hearts and made our evening such a success!

Stephanie Thinnes is a great, great sport as well. She was so organized and diligent--and helped put this down on Tape for posterity!

God--what a great, great evening-

I was honored to know all these wonderful people.

Doppelganger

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Tuesday 12th April 2005 2:11 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: I have not gone one day...

Hi, paulie!!! I just wanted to say that I'm glad you're back safe back home!! I hope you're right about there being another gettogether next year, and that there will be fifty people there, instead of the eight that were there this time. I look forward to it again, and I wish that Tom and I could have lingered around with you guys to talk some more outside of the restaurant. Jeff Talbot, of the other forum, invaders@yahoogroups.com, is also happy to hear of our enjoyable evening together. Now, to the forum members, I say: don't let Lisa Sargent do all of the work in contacting Br. Ch. 5!! There are only three episodes left to air until the series is ended!! Tell Channel 5 of our interest in "THE INVADERS", and how we would like for it to be shown again, at least one more time. France did it!! They had "THE INVADERS" (LES INVAHISSEURS) on the air continuously, or almost continuously for 18 years, from what I heard Roy say in New York!!!!!!! Lindsay.

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Name: Turi Cándido
Email:
turicandi@hotmail.com
Wednesday 13th April 2005 1:17 am U.K. Time
Subject: Felicitaciones

Estimados amigos, felicito a quienes tuvieron la dicha de compartir momentos tan gratos con nuestro ídolo Roy Thinnes, realmente deber ser algo que quedará grabado en sus memorias y retinas por toda la vida, a pesar de que no le den importancia a esto que escribo, por mi idioma, seguiré insistiendo, ya que me siento identificado con todos ustedes,aunque sea latinoamericano, disculpen la molestia y nuevamente felicitaciones!. Turi

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Name: colin davies
Email:
colinphantomdavies@tinyworld.co.uk
Wednesday 13th April 2005 1:43 am U.K. Time
Subject: the vise

Hi, Saw the "VISE" last week, first time i have seen the last few of the series. Brave stap at covering the racial tension of the period in the U.S. Ony of the strengh's of the "The Invaders" is its contempary mid 60's feel. To many of viewers at the time, with the U.S. seeming to be falling apart the "The Invaders" tapped to the idea that some hostile influnce was behind the turmoil. That is why it unlikely that a simular show could be made today and be a hit. Its pity none of the episodes was in the U.K., could have been quite good idea with Vincent teaming up with a British alien-hunter.

Colin

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Wednesday 13th April 2005 5:52 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Thank you Paulie, Gail, Lindsay, Tom, Lorraine, Reesa, David, Stephanie and ROY...

Thank you, Phil!! And my friend, Tom Smith tells me that he cannot get New York City out of his mind, he is so entheused about the event, and our trip there. I sincerely am hoping that this will become an annual, or bi-annual event for us!! Lindsay.

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Name: Gail
Email:
Brevardb@aol.com
Wednesday 13th April 2005 6:05 am U.K. Time
Subject: Birthday Pictures

Craig and Turi: I sent some pictures of Roy's birthday bash to you. Unfortunately, they are of poor quality. Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy them.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Wednesday 13th April 2005 11:33 am U.K. Time
Subject: The Party - Information needed/required

Hi all,

Sorry to drag you all down at this stage in the hype "party" proceedings, but you must remember the poor people that didn't quite make it to NY last week.

We need to sort out a presidence on just who is going to type up the evenings carry on, so to speak. All we seem to be getting at the moment is how the evening went and the Oooh and Ahhh factors.

I think that a diary of the night is required, maybe from one person in particular with interjections from other members there, say Lindsay and Phil. This could be interjected again with photos, there was a mention of a tape from Mrs Thinnes herself.

We had the same problem in my own Society. We all gathered to meet the writers and we got viewpoints thrown at us like it was our birthday and not the writers. It was all lost until I stood up and wrote my own bit with photos and it knitted. I think that it can be done with this party situation too.

Please, please think about this and us, we want the details not the "oh wouldn't it be lovely to..." yes, well, we wasn't there so, please, think on. And, if we are able to do this all again next year then maybe a bit more planning would have this all down on video, mobile phone cameras and audio tape.

Okay, gripe over. Great show guys, give us more.

Lisa

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Name: Claira Vincent
Email:
clairavincent@yahoo.co.uk
Wednesday 13th April 2005 12:47 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Party - Information needed/required

Lisa,

Well don't ask me to contibute, I wasn't there either, ha ha.

Claira Vincent

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 13th April 2005 1:14 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Party - Information needed/required - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

Fair comment.

In fact, pretty much the entire event WAS captured on video and audio. Stephanie made sure of that - she used a TV-grade video camera, and Roy wore a lapel microphone attached to a small recording device (may have been mp3, possibly a DAT recorder) so that everything he said and that was spoken directly toward him was recorded.

In addition to this, Paulie and Gail had their digicamcorders running for much of the time, although their footage will not have been anywhere near as comprehensive as Stephanie's. And I caught a mere 12 minutes worth of my own!

In addition, plenty of still digital piccies were snapped by most of us, including Lorraine (a.k.a. Mrs.PhilsGameOn). So as soon as she's downloaded them to her works PC (probably tomorrow), I'll have a look at them and see about sending some to you by e-mail.

As for a "full report" as such, this may take some time to cobble-together. As I said earlier I myself am still somewhat in awe of the whole occasion - in tandem with recovering from both jetlag and a heavy cold and getting back into the work groove, I haven't had a cat in hell's chance of gathering my thoughts in order to recall all that went on that was worth noting. Don't forget, the event lasted from 5:30 p.m. right up until well past midnight, when Roy and Stephanie finally drove away into the night.

Like Paulie and Lindsay, I'm still bathing in the (ever-so-strong) afterglow of the experience, and make no apologies for it. If and when either they or I or all three of us decide to collaborate in publishing a 'definitive' account of the event, you'll be among the first to know. Whether or not Stephanie is willing to share her footage with us to augment this isn't yet known - I haven't yet had a chance to send them my official notification of thanks (also to John Edwards, lest I should forget) and anything else will probably be discussed in due course, in good time thereafter.

As for organising a future event along similar lines, Paulie's remark about "expecting 50 people next year" was in truth a light-hearted jest and I wouldn't get too carried-away with the idea just yet. Unless either Roy, Stephanie or John actively seek our assistance in doing so, I don't know how Paulie feels but I for one won't be pushing for it, reluctant as I am to go through all that aggro again trying to whip-up interest. In particular, I still find it incredible that my wife and I ended-up being the only representatives from Europe (Stephanie excepting, of course)! Those that were there - including Roy and Stephanie, and not forgetting David Gee from Australia - will all be keeping in contact amongst ourselves, and at some stage may well do our own thing. But beyond that, I don't know.

And in answer to your earlier question, sadly I didn't get the opportunity to mention either Claira or your stories.

So, no promises but watch this space....

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 13th April 2005 2:00 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: I have not gone one day... HI PAULIE

Hi Paulie

Hear, hear - couldn't put it better myself! Especially great of Roy to phone you so soon after we'd gone our separate ways....

Tell Gail Lorraine and I will be in touch with her and Reesa real soon. We've got some photos which we plan to send to circulate among you all, and at some stage it would be nice to exchange digicamcorder footage as well (some way down the line, of course).

I can only echo your thoughts, Gail and Reesa were simply lovely and I couldn't begin to imagine the evening without them.

Gail, you getting all this? :oD

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 13th April 2005 2:19 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Thank you.... HI AGAIN LINDSAY

Hi Lindsay

Yes, New York was a fascinating experience in itself, a truly grand city. We didn't see you and Tom the following evening at the Blue Note Club in Greenwich Village to see Michel Camilo - did you go on either the Friday or the Saturday? He was amazing, one of the most gifted jazz pianists of our age. Whatever, say hello to Tom from us, it was great to see him too!

As for holding an annual or bi-annual event, like you say "for us" - i.e. a reunion - much will depend on Roy and Stephanie's interest of course. But for sure it's a nice idea - especially if John Edwards could be persuaded to join us.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 13th April 2005 2:43 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Vise - HI COLIN DAVIES

Hi Colin

Thanks for bearing with those of us who attended Roy's birthday dinner event last Wednesday, and our continued celebration of the event.

However, welcome to the chat-page (apologies if you've posted earlier and I missed it). An excellent appraisal of THE VISE, very perceptive thoughts which no-one here (to the best of my knowledge) has yet ventured to observe.

With regard to David Vincent teaming-up with a British alien-hunter, many among us have a burning desire to see a feature-length remake of The Invaders that is true to the original series (unlike that two-part 1995 debacle), with Roy Thinnes reprising his role as David Vincent and teaming-up with a younger assistant. At the dinner, I managed to repeat my own personal preference mentioned here a while back, that his sidekick be played by Kate Beckinsale. How's that for a "British" alien hunter.

With regard to being in Britain, although no episode of The Invaders was recorded there Roy did have a fascinating tale or two to tell of his stay in London when he was over here for the making of "Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun" in 1969. I haven't got time to go into that now, some other time maybe....

In any event, here's hoping to hear more from you. One thing that us British fans are being urged to do is to contact Channel 5 by telephone (also possible by e-mail, no doubt) to let them know in no uncertain terms how much we appreciate them showing the series, and how much we'd like it to be shown again ASAP - their number is 0845 705 0505.

Cheers for now, Phil.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 13th April 2005 2:47 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Birthday Party Pictures - HI GAIL

Hi Gail

Lorraine and I will be sending you some pictures of our own pretty soon. We'd love to see yours too.

Cheers for now, Phil

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 13th April 2005 3:02 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Welcome one and all - HI LISA P.S.

Hi again Lisa

First off, sorry I haven't got around to commenting on your e-mail contact with Channel 5 - excellent stuff, I'll soon be adding my six penn'orth be in no doubt!

Yes, I did see Claira's posting to the chat page earlier. Nice touch, although I'd imagine a little confusing and/or misleading for any newcomers who aren't in on your Claira Vincent alter ego thingy - it would have appeared to them for all the world like she was an actual person there at the event.

And yes, my cold gave the game away - I am of course an alien. I just wanted to show Roy and all the others that we aren't all that bad!!!!

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Wednesday 13th April 2005 3:46 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Vise - HI COLIN DAVIES

Phil, If David Vincent were to team up with a British alien hunter, and if the hunter was female...I would go with either PIPPA GUARD (Cordelia Gray Mysteries BBC) or JENNY SEAGROVE (A Woman of Substance TV MiniSeries). Both of these women played sensitive yet strong characters...KATE WINSLET brings forth the same qualities in her work too, but alas, she is far too popular an actress to be chasing aliens.

STAN

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Name: Turi Cándido
Email:
vivianaramirez@tutopia.com
Wednesday 13th April 2005 5:04 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Party Photos

ESTIMADO GAIL, TE RUEGO ME ENVIES LAS FOTOS AL E-MAIL: vivianaramirez@tutopia.com PUES NO PUDE RECIBIRLAS EN HOTMAIL. SINCERAMENTE AGRADECIDO TURI, DON'T FORGET PLEASE !!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Wednesday 13th April 2005 7:25 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Welcome one and all - HI LISA P.S.

I am of course an alien

Ha! Got you at last. See, eventually we humans finally discover the traitor in the midst! From now on, whatever Phil says must be taken with a pinch of salt, if it's not already. Preferably on my chips!

Did you happen to get round to telling Roy that certain people have been writing scripts for The Invaders? That might have sound better than saying, by the way there's this twit in England who is hung up on David Vincent so much she's invented his perfect off spring. Perfect being the ultimate word here. By the way, Phil, I've got another one interested in my stories now. I'm slowly reeling them in to this nightmare I've created for myself.

I have to say that Wednesday night I did stay up and watch the minutes tick by checking the time difference etc and Claira did wake me to explain the nights senario, I see she was right in some of her explanations.

I remember a meeting in Stratford in the presence of the great Tony Hancock's wife Freddie Ross, where we all ended up in the cold night air at round about the same time. Ah, those were great times, so I can just guess how you all feel about the night with Roy. Just let me know when cloud nine becomes Earth again and then we can all get down to some business.

Lisa

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Name: Turi Cándido
Email:
vivianaramirez@tutopia.com
Wednesday 13th April 2005 11:56 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Birthday Pictures

FRIEND GAIL, I BEG YOU TO SEND ME THE PHOTOS TO E-MAIL: vivianaramirez@tutopia.com I COULDN'T RECEIVE THEM IN HOTMAIL. SINCERELY GRATEFUL TURI, DON'T FORGET IT PLEASE!

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Name: Gail
Email:
Brevardb@aol.com
Thursday 14th April 2005 4:17 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Phil!

Thanks for the wonderful comments. Please tell Lorraine hello for me. The two of you are so-o-o cute together. You truly compliment each other well.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Thursday 14th April 2005 4:42 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Welcome one and all - HI LISA P.S.

Yeah, Lisa!! Give me just a few more days to recover,here. I'm still floating around on Cloud Nine after our dinner party with Roy Thinnes!! (HA HA) If we have another dinner party next year, and/or if this becomes an annual event, I hope you can attend it, as I am very interested in meeting you to see what kind of girl you are!! You're funny, witty, opinionated, intellectual, and seemingly very far ahead, for a girl supposedly only nine or ten years of age, if I've got that right. I'm interested to find out if you really are an alien, and have no pulse!! But whether you are an alien, or not, you can also reel me into your nightmare world that you made for yourself!! (HA HA) I won't tell if you won't!! If you're able to get away one of these years, maybe you can come with Phil and Lorraine. Lindsay.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Thursday 14th April 2005 8:57 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Welcome one and all - HI LISA P.S.

Lindsay

You're funny, witty, opinionated, intellectual, and seemingly very far ahead, for a girl supposedly only nine or ten years of age, if I've got that right.

Well, you've just listed all of Claira's good points, not mine, I'm affraid. If you would have stopped for a moment and talked to Phil about me, or indeed if Phil had had the chance to discuss myself or even Claira with you and/or Roy at the party then you would have understood just what kind of a women I am. No, I am not an alien, the only thing that comes close to me regarding aliens is that Claira HAD alien parents, but at least she doesn't deal with that side of her life often enough with me to go in to anymore depth with you, thank god. Just trying to keep track of her these days is hard enough for the average human, of which, I am, and I hope that I can count you as one of the same.

In regards to my nightmare world, I mean in so far as to say regarding my stories and how I write them. Phil will be more of a critic of that, and now hopefully Gary who has just received one of my stories. I haven't heard from him lately so, I can just guess that the story has got to him already. Damn, another one to add to the bonfire. I don't rate my stories, I don't even rate myself when I write them, well, I guess that's wrong because when Phil critics my stories I always have an answer for him, sometimes a slap or two, but only because I know he means well, hum hmmm.

If I do find a window in my schedule next year I will be in NY with bells on. I'm contacting the White Star Line today for tickets on The Titanic, so next year it will be NY here I come.

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 14th April 2005 10:06 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Vise + Fellow Alien Hunters for David Vincent - HI STAN

Hi Stan

Yes, good suggestions fully taken on board.

I'm not immediately familiar with Pippa Guard, but if I saw the face again I'm sure it would register.

In addition to the names you suggest, I thing Rebecca deMornay would also be a candidate, as would Halle Berry(?). I'm glad you mentioned Jenny Seagrove, I still recall her with fondness from the first time I saw her in "Local Hero" back in '83, but I think she's a little long in the tooth now for the sort of role we have in mind (as I suppose is Rebecca deMornay).... which is why I think Kate Beckinsale would best fit the bill, or even perhaps Heather Peace who played an SAS trooper in the latest deries of "Ultimate Force".

Talking of which, one thing that I've never yet seen discussed on this site is the feasibility of conflict between the aliens and our elite fighting outfits (Marines, SAS etc). Would the aliens be able to train their own human incarnations to the same standard, I wonder???? Possibly academic, as the aliens would rely heavily on their superior hi-tech weaponry. Food for thought, nonetheless....

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 14th April 2005 10:47 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Yours and Claira's Attributes + Your Stories - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

I think now would be a good time to echo Lindsay's sentiments - this website would be all the poorer without your contributions, long may they (and your stories) continue.

And with regard to my critique of your stories - I'll take as many slaps as you care to dish-out!!!!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Thursday 14th April 2005 1:31 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Yours and Claira's Attributes + Your Stories - HI LISA

Phil,

And with regard to my critique of your stories - I'll take as many slaps as you care to dish-out!!!!

Ohh, promises promises. As Michael Knight has said to KITT, "We're not here to critique the work!"

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Thursday 14th April 2005 2:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Claira

Gary,

Firstly may I apologise. I got lost in my facination of Steve Vincent back there. You see he's the younger brother I never had, well, David has, so to speak.

You asked about Claira, hmm, tricky subject. If you don't mind I would like to get Steve, Sarah and Annette Vincent out of the way first. David and Claira Vincent, well their a different subject matter altogether. You will come to reason this all out in about five years or so. Believe me, if you ever get to talk to Claira face to face, which I don't recommend in a dark alley, you will see how complex and emotionally draining she really is. Maybe I'm talking about myself here, but you have to see her to believe her sometimes.

I hope this helps, let me know how your doing.

Lisa

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Thursday 14th April 2005 4:47 pm U.K. Time
Subject: crisped toffee prawns on a lettice and chive pirate ship

Hi Phil and everyone on the site, just wondering, Phil, if you got round to mentioning me to Roy at all? Bearing in mind that i couldn't make the trip i sort of hoped you would. If he's ckecked out this site at all in the past he must have asked you about all my funny messages etc? Please let me know asap...cheers.

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Name: Charles
Email:
charel196@yahoo.com
Thursday 14th April 2005 4:49 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Extended pilot episode

I have owned a 55 minute VHS version of BEACH HEAD,with minimal additional scenes and different closing credits, and have read elsewhere that there was a 75-minute version originally,shown at the Museum Of TV and Radio.Has anyone ever seen the 75 minute version or know what scenes were cut? I always thought that the first episode left out some things...like what did Vincent see after the saucer landed and why did he leave if it was still on the ground? Why did he automatically assume the aliens were hostile? And WHY didn't he ever ask any of the aliens he spoke with throughout the series the NAME of their planet? :)

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Thursday 14th April 2005 5:05 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Extended pilot episode

Hi Charles,

Re your 75 minute episode of Beach Head pilot. This was the written version that was said to have been that long, no proof exists of this unless Jim or anyone else can elighten me.

The 55 minute pilot is a special release version that was only shown once in 1967 to the selected few who held their hands on the purse strings so to speak. I believe that this is the version Alan A Armer said was series curtailed from the 75 minute version, thus loosing the plot and much of the best bits in the opener. I did hear it was cut even further to fifty minutes, but having never seen the episode, I cannot comment any further.

Prompt, anyone???

Lisa

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Name: Charles
Email:
charel196@yahoo.com
Thursday 14th April 2005 5:22 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Extended pilot episode

Hi Lisa Thanks for the speedy reply.My 55 minute version was apparently recorded off of a tv station CHCH whose logo was onscreen.It was pretty poor quality-probably 3rd or 4th generation.I only noticed a few moments of "unseen" footage,besides the closing credits.J.D.Cannon responds to Vincent's demand that they do something..."Of course...Mr.Vincent is a very IMPORTANT citizen" or something to that effect.Also extended scenes of Vincent exploring the deserted town of "Kinney".The spaceship landing efx are totally different than the aired version,much BETTER model work in my opinion.

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Name: Charles
Email:
charel196@yahoo.com
Thursday 14th April 2005 5:28 pm U.K. Time
Subject: my video copy

By the way,I gave my VHS copy to John "Video King" to see if he could salvage a DVD copy from it but he said the quality was too poor.:( I got it years ago from a video bootleg place in Dayton Ohio which has since disappeared.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Thursday 14th April 2005 5:56 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Welcome one and all - HI LISA P.S.

Thanks, Lisa, for the latest information. I actually was going to ask Phil Forster about you, but,I got swamped and engulfed in the tsunami wave of very tight, lock-in conversations, etc. Please forgive me if I thought you were a nine-year old, and mistook you for Claira!! All of these "Vincents" and "Aliens" are mixing me up! They say integration is vital for success and survival. But when it comes to "THE INVADERS", I think integration is causing a lot of chaos!!! (HA HA) Anyway, I certainly look forward to meeting you in New York City next year, if this still works out this way. My friend, Tom Smith, who accompanied me to the Roy Thinnes Dinner, is really keen on, and excited about the trip to New York. I am sincerely hoping that there will be more of our people attending next time. Lindsay.

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Name: Turi Cándido
Email:
vivianaramirez@tutopia.com
Thursday 14th April 2005 8:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Birthday Pictures

MUCHAS GRACIAS !!! Turi

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Thursday 14th April 2005 9:09 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Vise + Fellow Alien Hunters for David Vincent - HI STAN

Phil...right on. That would be interesting indeed. The Aliens vs. the Armed Forces of the Earth! Ah shoot! They did those years ago...remember EARTH VS. THE FLYING SUACERS (1956), WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953, 2004) INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, INVADERS FROM MARS...OH! I could go on and on an on......teehee.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Thursday 14th April 2005 9:15 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Extended pilot episode

Charles,

Somewhere in me this episode rings a bell. I must have seen it in a different life or something because I seem to remember the space ship effects being different as well. Especially in regards to the narative bit by Cannon where he explains the lonely country road bit and the car going over the sign. I've seen this before somewhere, maybe from a different angle.

It might be best if we get some info from Jim our man in the know, if he's still around here. I'll search my old emails for his address. He did contact me re Fugitive once and his email hasn't changed even though Phil did get two versions of his address. I'll get back to you if I find it.

Good pick up!

Lisa

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Name: Turi Cándido
Email:
vivianaramirez@tutopia.com
Friday 15th April 2005 12:44 am U.K. Time
Subject: Roy on Chat Page

Estimados amigos, tal vez es un deseo, casi un sueño, poder contar con Roy como uno más en el chat y poder así compartir con él tantas cosas. Quizá un sólo día a la semana o como fuera esto posible, pero contar con su presencia entre nosotros. Es esto una fantasía irrealizable?. Pero dicen que "soñar no cuesta nada". Quisiera contar con su opinión . Saludos Turi

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Name: Turi Cándido
Email:
vivianaramirez@tutopia.com
Friday 15th April 2005 12:47 am U.K. Time
Subject: Roy on Chat Page

friends, perhaps is a desire, almost a dream, to be able to include Roy as one more in the chat and to be able thus to share with him so many things. Perhaps an only day to the week or as was this possible, but to include its presence among us. Is this an unrealizable fantasy? But they say that "to dream does not cost anything". It wanted to include its opinion. Greetings Turi Sorry my english

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Name: Charles
Email:
charel196@yahoo.com
Friday 15th April 2005 1:27 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Extended pilot episode

Hi Lisa the spaceship landing scene on this 55 minute version had excellent model work and looked a lot more convincing.I notice on most of the show intros you can see thru the ship's matte edges as it descends...poor blue screen work.Some openings used the good footage though,oddly enough.It seems they went and re-shot it for whatever reason. Can you imagine if they did the show nowadays with a decent budget what the classic ship could look like with CGI? By the way it was William Woodson,not Cannon doing the narration;) Charles

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 15th April 2005 10:19 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Extended pilot episode - HI LISA, and WELCOME CHARLES

Hi Lisa, Charles

First-off, in the belief this is your first appearance here, welcome to you Charles.

There has been occasional previous discussions about 'extended' pilot versions of BEACHHEAD, and it appears that a couple of folk like you have the 55-minute version. However, no-one seems to have got hold of the 'Holy Grail' 75-minute version. At Roy Thinnes' memorable birthday dinner in New York last week, it was our pleasure to become acquainted with David Gee who made the trip all the way from Australia. He had undertaken some exhaustive research, including making contact with Alan A. Armer, and he also stated that a 75-minute version does indeed exist which was screened exclusively at some TV sci-fi festival-type event back in 1969 (as best as I can recall - subject to me e-mailing David and getting confirmation of this). However, Roy himself was unable to cast any further light on it's whereabouts or availability.

David did also mention a version of the episode - I can't now recall whether it was standard length or 55-minute - broadcast in Canada which showed the end credits against a background of Vincent driving away into the distance, instead of the ususal still saucer landing shot. However, no mention was made of a different take on the saucer landing at the beginning - news to me indeed (Lisa never mentioned it so far, to the best of my knowledge). I'll run this past David Gee when I e-mail him at the week-end, if he's not already aware of it he'll be interested for sure.

Yes, beefing-up the saucer effect using today's CGI technology is food for thought, although I'm sure I speak for most of us when I say that I wouldn't want to see the appearance changed in any way. In my view the very clumsy 'jerky' movement in some landing and take-off shots in later episodes especially could have been done better, even at the time. Thankfully the quality held-up for the memorable scene where the B-52 bomber gets destroyed at the end of THE PEACEMAKER.

Lisa (finally) - what other similar nuggets of information have you been keeping from us???? :o)

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 15th April 2005 10:32 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Extended pilot episode + Jim's 'xnyckid' E-mail address - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

With regard to Jim 'xnyckid's' e-mail address, I didn't "get two versions of his address" myself as such, they were taken from this chatpage (as I subsequently remarked) - it's all there on the most recent archive page, for all to see!

Apparently his original long-standing "xnyckid@yahoo.com" wasn't responding a couple of months back, at which time he briefly posted a message to this page (not to explain the position, merely to comment briefly on a discussion thread) from "xnyckid@yahooMAIL.com". Since then, he posted again showing his OLD "yahoo.com" address.

I've no idea what's going on - have you tried e-mailing him at all recently? Over to you....

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 15th April 2005 10:54 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: crisped toffee prawns on a lettuce and chive pirate ship - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

With regard to your latest message header, I venture to suggest your imagination is stoked by a combination of Terry Gilliam's Monty Python cartoons and the more far-out features in VIZ!

No, with all due respect no single absent contributor to this chat-page came in for special mention at the dinner - there would have too many of them by far!!!! Paulie did mention a while back that Roy had been known to make the occasional contribution under an anonymous synonym, but I've never confirmed this with him. I didn't get around to questioning Roy about this and to the best of my knowledge, neither did Paulie or Lindsay.

In fact, the only time the subject of the chat-page itself was raised in everyone's hearing was when Stephanie (Roy's wife) raised the matter of my involvement - it had naturally been assumed that I was one of the site's owner/moderators. When I replied that this was not the case, she looked a little surprised and I admitted that I was equally surprised to have received no show of interest from either of them.

The only absentee who we were all eager to praise and toast was John Edwards!

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Name: Charles
Email:
charel196@yahoo.com
Friday 15th April 2005 3:12 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Extended pilot episode - HI LISA, and WELCOME CHARLES

Hi Phil thanks for the welcome.I've been on Yahoo's Invaders group on and off for years. The VHS tape I had WAS recorded from Canadian TV...station CHCH in Hamilton Ontario.I wrote to them to find out broadcast date etc. but they had nothing to add.The channel logo was onscreen.The ending did indeed have Vincent driving off into the distance from the town of "Kinney" under the credits. Since the extended pilot isn't a part of the usual syndication package I wonder how they got hold of it. Yeah,the ship's appearance- I was so pissed off at the Fox remake that the original ship wasn't used.You can't really even make out WHAT the ship looked like.During the flyover sequence with Roy looking up there's a brief second when a shape appears in the cloud cover which resembles the old classic shape but it's masked by bright light.That and the other continuity gaffes(no red burn-up,the alien true form,phone booths for regeneration,among others) demonstrated the lack of love for the old show. Why even have Roy in it? What happened to the "believers",Scoville and the rest over the years? Unanswered...

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Name: Charles
Email:
charel196@yahoo.com
Friday 15th April 2005 3:17 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Roy at Roswell Fest

I happen to be a musician with a couple of CDs out and in 2001 and 2002 performed at the Roswell New Mexico UFO Fest,meeting such celebrities as Gary Lockwood from "2001" and Dee Wallace Stone from "E.T." I missed out on going last year when Roy was there... and could kick myself. I didn't find out til well after the fact that he was appearing there.I've always wanted to meet him.

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Name: Charles
Email:
charel196@yahoo.com
Friday 15th April 2005 3:21 pm U.K. Time
Subject: 75 minute pilot

by the way,Phil...did David Gee find out from Alan Armer what scenes were cut from the long version?

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 15th April 2005 3:59 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Roswell + 75-minute Pilot + Fox 1995 Re-make

Hi Charles

Interesting to hear about your musical ventures. Roy has in fact been to Roswell the last twice, and I have a vague notion he plans to attend this year too (although don't quote me until I can confirm that - possibly with help from fellow party attendees Paulie and Lindsay). Yes, it is a crying shame your appearances didn't co-incide with Roy's - take it from me, he is an admirable gentleman well worth meeting.

With regard to the 75 minute BEACHHEAD pilot show, David Gee may have mentioned what some of the extra footage contained but I'll e-mail him to confirm this and get back to you. Unfortunately, you'll have to excuse my jumbled memory - I'm still a bit fazed by the euphoria of being at the event, plus residual jetlag after-effects compounded by a heavy cold and having to hit the ground running upon my return to work on Monday.

As for the Fox 1995 re-make, this has been pulled to pieces many times on this page - the concensus being that it was an insult to Roy, the fans and the memory of the original show, plus it was just plain awful full stop - indeed, what have Scott Bakula and Richard Thomas appeared in of note since? Utterly forgettable.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Friday 15th April 2005 9:15 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: 75 minute pilot

Charles,

You were asking if Alan A Armer knew what was cut from the 75 minute version of the pilot. From what I had read from the interview he gave for the two Fugitive books, everything that made the show more believable and understandable. I think the word he used was 'suffered' from the cuts made to make it 55 minutes long/short!

Have you had any luck with Jim??? He's your best man for this.

Phil, yes, Jim has contacted me in the past, re Fugitive stuff, but nothing else. I seem to remember a different take on the opening scene somewhere because of the car going over the sign. I think it led to a different shot to the one we see opening the show. The digger truck we see in the background was used in a closer shot, maybe for a season opener or something. Martin used to do this with season openers for Fugitive, so I guess one must have been done to sell The Invaders too.

Lisa

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Name: Charles
Email:
charel196@yahoo.com
Saturday 16th April 2005 2:41 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The InVaDeRs EVERY EPISODE EVEDR MADE!!!

By "lonnnnng version" do you mean the 75 minute version??? If so I am definitely wanting a copy.(as I'm sure everyone else here is)

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Name: Charles
Email:
charel196@yahoo.com
Saturday 16th April 2005 2:43 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: 75 minute pilot

Hi Lisa- I emailed Jim but so far no response.

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Name: Charles
Email:
charel196@yahoo.com
Saturday 16th April 2005 2:59 pm U.K. Time
Subject: where'd he go?

I went away for a few minutes and came back and Water407's posts have disappeared. Was he a bad boy?

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Sunday 17th April 2005 12:34 am U.K. Time
Subject: Roy Thinnes is a ...

Prince.

Doppelganger

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Monday 18th April 2005 5:07 am U.K. Time
Subject: TV Shows homage

It has just occurred to me....DARK SKIES, X FILES, ROSWELL, and FIRST WAVE owe their existance, their very creation to THE INVADERS. Of course THE INVADERS owed its very existance to INVADERS FROM MARS, EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS and the King of all SCiFi films from the 50's...THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. Somewhere in there also is WAR OF THE WORLDS (The 1953 version of course!). I surely hope that SF films in the 21st Century can pave the way for more innovative creative filmmakers. I am 59 years old...I was born at the very end of World War II...in 1946. Barring mishaps, and serious health issues I could very well live to the middle of this century...it will be an interesting ride.

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Name: fred ajudua
Email:
mugu_maga@aol.com
Monday 18th April 2005 4:21 pm U.K. Time
Subject: i don invade all the maga, keep offffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

invading of maga has taken all the mugu away from highlanders, keep offffffffffffffffffffffffff

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 18th April 2005 4:34 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Where'd he go (Chance a. k.a. Water407@AOL.com)? - HI CHARLES

Hi Charles

Not sure what you mean by "Went away for a few minutes and his posts have disappeared". Which posts, when?

The most recent ones of note that I'd picked-up on were two in quick succession on 26th December last year, and they're both still there (towards the top of the last 'Archive' Page). If he posted since then, I must have missed it.

He wasn't a "bad boy" as such, just got a little headstrong during a flurry of exchanges almost a year back. We've had worse....

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Monday 18th April 2005 9:10 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Life Seekers

Hi there,

Isn't anybody going to say anything about this episode???

Just brilliant, that's my say about it.

What's yours???

Lisa

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Name: Gary
Email:
Gary@portersworld.co.uk
Monday 18th April 2005 10:58 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Life Seekers

Hi Lisa

Life Seekers Is one of my favourites too! It's a bit saddening to watch it though, knowing only two more episodes were made, There should have been many more!

By the way, i've read three of you're stories now, i'll give you some feedback when i've read them all, if that's OK?

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Name: Charles
Email:
charel196@yahoo.com
Monday 18th April 2005 11:30 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Where'd he go (Chance a. k.a. Water407@AOL.com)? - HI CHARLES

HI Phil I had logged on and he had made a posting about the long pilot....said he had a copy,then I replied to him and went off to other sites(the same day) for a while and came back and his posts had vanished.Who is in charge of this message group? Maybe they deleted it for some reason.

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Name: Charles
Email:
charel196@yahoo.com
Monday 18th April 2005 11:35 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Where'd he go (Chance a. k.a. Water407@AOL.com)? - HI CHARLES

by the way this was last Saturday the 16th

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Tuesday 19th April 2005 7:30 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Life Seekers

Yo! Gary. How are you doing out there???

Tickled pink to hear you've read three of my great big batch of stories I sent you. Sorry about how I sent them, I just wanted to get them all off to you so I wouldn't double up on any of them.

I have received the Invaders books you sent me. You want to get yourself down to one of Alan Tichmarsh's 20th Centuary Roadshows. That hardback book could be worth at least £50 by now. Thanks for saying that there's no rush in returning them because I have the Highway Code to read and The Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy book as well. This will take up alot of 'bog' sitting time. I'm starting to get cramp as it is.

Re Life Seekers, yes it's a shame there's only two episodes to go, but I was talking more about the episode. Although they say always forward never backwards, I think in this case we can be forgiven.

I'm not even going to talk about 'that kiss' Claira m

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Tuesday 19th April 2005 7:35 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Life Seekers

Sorry about that Gary, I pressed the wrong button, said President Bush. Now, where was I?

Oh yeah, 'that kiss' Claira made me turn my head just in time. See, she knew it was coming, I didn't. I really didn't mind it, because as you know, we have our Steve Vincent who was really Steve O'Brien, an alien, so I think certain aliens would be on our side, so to speak.

Okay, I'm done now. Again! I have a skip coming in a minute and five bodies to load in to it. Ha Ha.

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Tuesday 19th April 2005 8:55 am U.K. Time
Subject: Alien or Human

Hi Phil,

Did you happen to find out if you are an alien or a human???

Surfice to say that your's truly is human after being bitten by my rabbit who was trying to show her dominance while I was feeding her the other day. This is the first time she's drawn blood off me and I didn't know I was bleeding until a spot landed on my sleeve. She will not be getting any extra treats off me for a while. The blood should last in her mouth for a week or so, seeing how long they take to chew their victims! Sorry, food.

Sorry to hog the site today. But, I'll be away from now on seeing that I have a skip sitting on my nice driveway causing the neighbours to stop and stare. "My god, she's finally getting off her fat you know what to do something in the garden. Quick where's my camera???"

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 19th April 2005 10:17 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Where'd he go (Chance a. k.a. Water407@AOL.com)? - HI CHARLES

Hi Charles

Thanks for letting me know, that explains why I didn't see them - I can't access the chat page via AOL at home, so I almost never get to see it at weekends except on the odd occasion I go into the office. I stand duly corrected.

The site 'moderator principal' (as I've just decided to call him) is Richard Fincher. Last year he was requested by another contributor to edit-out Chance's postings at the height of the 'flame wars' that were prevailing at the time. Richard must have agreed Chance was the 'villain of the piece' as he proceeded to disappear completely - until December 26th 2004, that is. As I said previously, the two postings he made on that day are still in place on the most recent 'Archive' page, and as they contained nothing remotely offensive I assumed those responsible for his exile (Richard Fincher and/or whoever) had decided to "forgive and forget". Apparently not....

There's no harm in contacting Chance by e-mail if you have any questions for him - perhaps he'll be able to confirm what became of his postings from last Saturday?

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 19th April 2005 10:32 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Alien or Human? - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

See the last paragraph of my posting dated Wednesday 13th April 2005 3:02 pm U.K. Time:

"And yes, my cold gave the game away - I am of course an alien. I just wanted to show Roy and all the others that we aren't all that bad!!!!"

Also, when you mentioned yesterday that Jim had e-mailed you a while back regarding The Fugitive, my actual question was whether YOU had tried e-mailing him RECENTLY. However, Charles confirmed he had tried and got no response, so I get that answers that one....

Sorry to hear that your rabbit drew blood - be more careful next time!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 19th April 2005 10:39 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Life Seekers - HI LISA

Hi Lisa (plus Gary, Stan et al)

Sorry for the delay in responding to this one. Yes, I fully agree that this was an excellent episode - dare I say, one of the best.

By the way, with regard to you "sitting on your driveway".... is that where you're sending your postings from? In which case, obviously your new PC is a notebook/laptop, and Stanford-le-Hope is enjoying an oasis of wonderful weather that we in the rest of London & South-east are not getting....????

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Tuesday 19th April 2005 10:41 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Alien or Human? - HI LISA

Phil,

I'm always careful. She sits on her bowl so you have to physically move her and then she goes and attacks you. Talk about bite the hand that feeds you!

I got an e-mail from Charles and yes, Jim has contacted him, all well and good there. Yes, I did try contacting Jim and we did have a talk about The Fugitive. So, the man is still around, just not on this planet.

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Tuesday 19th April 2005 4:28 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Life Seekers - HI LISA

Hi Phil,

Thanks for your phone call, totally out of the blue. The rain did finally stop and I managed to get a bit more work done. I'm starting on the shed tomorrow to make way for the birth of yet more guinea pigs.

I wasn't sitting on my driveway, the skip is. As I said, I have a desktop computer. I would never waste my money on a laptop unless someone paid me to. No, I'm sitting in my bedroom as always, when I write to this chat page and anything else for that matter.

I was wondering, if you are still at work when you get this today, would you like me to send you the odd thirteen pages or so that I have typed up of About A Girl part 2??? It should still make for good reading. Let me know. I'm on line for a while checking out my shopping list with Asda.

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Tuesday 19th April 2005 4:40 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: About A Girl Pt.2 - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

Good to talk as always!

Yes, I'm always up for anything you care to send me - thirteen pages sounds like plenty to get my teeth into, even if it isn't the finished item (but... you WILL finish it, won't you????).

I'm off home now so won't see the chat page again until tomorrow.

Cheers, hope you continue to enjoy this lovely weather!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinter.com
Tuesday 19th April 2005 4:52 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: About A Girl Pt.2 - HI LISA

Phil

but... you WILL finish it, won't you????).

Don't push me, buster!

Lisa PS I'll send it straight to your e-mail address, see ya.

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Tuesday 19th April 2005 8:13 pm U.K. Time
Subject: tender stuffed chive bodies

Hey Phil, Did you get round to asking Roy any of these important questions... 1)Are you interested in reprising your roll as David Vincent again? 2)Are you interested in contributing to this chat page? 3)Have you seen any Invaders episodes recently? 4)Do you still get recognised as Vincent in supermarkets etc? 5)Would he make 'Codename Diamond head 2'

Thanks in advance for your reply.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Tuesday 19th April 2005 8:48 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: tender stuffed chive bodies

Hi Jamie,

I love the bit where you asked Phil about Roy getting noticed in the supermarket. I was once recognised in a supermarket, in Basildon of all places.

This guy walked past me, stopped then walked around me and said 'hello, your Lisa Sargent, aren't you?' He was one of my artist guys who drew for my old Society newsletter. He lived in Brentwood at the time. God knows what happened to him, he's probably a scientist by now as all my old friends went up in the world while I went down.

Lisa

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Name: Gary
Email:
Gary@portersworld.co.uk
Tuesday 19th April 2005 10:29 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Life Seekers

Lisa, I think you could be right about the value of that book! I got it off Ebay about two months ago for £9, i think it was? There's often loads of Invaders memorabilia ,(There's no way i've spelt that last word correctly!!!)to be found there, but you probably already know that!! Last time i looked there were people selling DVD's of the whole series if you or any one else on the chat page is interested, though it has been three or four days since i was on it.

Gary

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Wednesday 20th April 2005 8:28 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Life Seekers

Gary,

I seem to like hardbacks better becasue the type space is more pronounced that in the paperbacks. I'm a slow reader and paperback text just don't catch my eye like hardback does.

I like the pictures on the covers, very David Vincenty pose. I'll have a look for the person who did the drawing of the ship for the hardback within the pages beacause although it looks cheap, being both put to the front and back covers it is interesting. Green though is not my colour. I think they should have used red to give it that landing effect look.

Thanks again pal and glad to hear you liked Life Seekers too. I've just got over that kiss now. As long as I keep my mind occupied, hum hmmm.

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 20th April 2005 10:07 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: tender stuffed chive bodies - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

1. I didn't ask him the direct question myself, but I got the impression he would consider it only if it was done properly this time (at least, that's what I gathered from the general conversation - is that right Paulie, Lindsay????)

2. Didn't ask, as far as I know it wasn't discussed (again Paulie and/or Lindsay, correct me if you know otherwise).

3. No he hasn't.

4. Didn't ask.

5. Didn't ask (the original film didn't get a mention either).

While recognising the chat page brought us all together, it barely featured further at all in any of the conversation - within my hearing, at least. This was to some extent understandable, as out of the eight people present (other than Roy & Stephanie) only three were chat page contributors. As I said earlier, Stephanie raised the subject when she asked me if I was one of it's creator/ moderators, but that was all.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Wednesday 20th April 2005 11:02 am U.K. Time
Subject: About A Girl - Part 2

Phil,

Sorry about all the hoo har, but with this mis hap over this story not getting printed properly last night, either my fault for a) playing about with the printer last week trying to get The Invaders onto a T Shirt or all things or b) playing around with the margins and tabs etc in Word, I couldn't really read the story so far, so to speak. Becasue of this I sort of day dreamed today while sorting out my man eating rabbit and twenty or so guinea pigs.

I know that you probably haven't read the story as of yet, but when you do, you will understand what I am about to tell you. This alien (ponce) Tony who owns Nicola, so to speak is not getting his dues, in either way, so, he goes and calls in the heavy mob, ie, the aliens who can deal with Vincent more than he could. Although I haven't written this yet, I feel that this might be the way that this story is going, maybe not though.

The question is, Nicola. I want to deal with her in a way Vincent would deal with say someone like Claire in Life Seekers, but, there's something that just doesn't ring true about her. Maybe it's that question of money. She's desperate for it, god knows it's money that talks and Nicola is weak on that point, even though it doesn't come across as that.

I know that you can only give me words of encouragement and say that it will all work out in the end, but I don't want this turing out to be one of those throw away stories. You said yourself that you liked Part 1, I want Part 2 to be just as entertaining and at the moment it isn't.

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 20th April 2005 11:05 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Life Seekers + Invaders Memorabilia (YES GARY, YOU SPELLED IT CORRECTLY!)

Hi Gary

Thanks for your revelations relating to the book, also for being so brave to trust it's safety to the Postal Service (although in fairness it's usually reliable enough) - Lisa I'm sure will treat it well!

Bootleg DVD sets have been a regular feature on E-bay for some time now, as have been reminders to this effect on the chat page. Thanks anyway for spreading the word, sadly at his birthday dinner in New York two weeks ago Roy Thinnes was unable to cast any further light on the liklihood of an "official" DVD release in the foreseeable future.

The one issue I have with the DVD sets in circulation is that they're all taken from relatively recent TV broadcasts (i.e. since the early 90's) - nothing wrong with that, the 'syndicated' versions featured are of excellent picture quality and often shown without commercial breaks.... however, there is one episode (CONDITION: RED) missing at least five minutes of crucial action, and possibly other episodes also missing the odd scene or two (apart from BEACHHEAD, of course). I'm waiting for the day a set taken from the first BBC2 broadcasts of 1984/5 appears, as these were all pre-"syndication"....

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 20th April 2005 11:09 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: About A Girl - Part 2 - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

No problem, will get back to you with my thoughts when I've given it the 'once-over'.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Wednesday 20th April 2005 12:06 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: About A Girl - Part 2 - HI LISA

Phil,

Firstly, you didn't say whether you version of this story printed off alright and reads alright on the screen.

Secondly, read this.

Tony drove out to his house on the other side of the island and looked at his phone as he walked in. He hovered around it for some time, checked his watch then grabbed the receiver and started to dial a number. “It’s Tony in Kingston. I just thought you’d like to know something. Yeah, David and Claira Vincent are on the island. They’ve been here nearly a week and he’s hitched up with one of my girls, that’s right, Nicola. Sure, I’d let you have them, just leave me Nicola, she’s all I’ve got.” He said turning to look at the picture of Nicola on his desk.

I think I'm finally getting somewhere.

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Wednesday 20th April 2005 1:59 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: About A Girl - Part 2 - HI LISA

Phil,

Page 21 now and Vincent is having breakfast in bed with his bride to be. Yes, he's popped the question and she said 'yes' God knows what his off spring will look like.

Have you seen 'V'???

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Wednesday 20th April 2005 2:30 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: About A Girl - Part 2 - HI LISA

Phil,

I've hit a brick wall.

I can see you now trying to read this and reasoning it out. You can't. It's just gone totally unbeliveable. The aliens would sting her up faster than they got to Joanne!

I don't think that I can get myself out of this one.

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 20th April 2005 3:44 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: About A Girl - Part 2 - HI LISA AGAIN

Hi Lisa

First-off, I haven't picked-up the e-mail you sent me yet (I've not logged-on to my home PC since Sunday). Will probably not do so until tomorrow evening (Thursday) as Chelsea vs. Arsenal on TV will dominate this evening.

As with the extracts of what you've just written, I recommend you keep them under wraps or at least restrict them to private e-mail (no big deal, just that the subject matter is becoming increasingly interpersonal between us).

Although, since you ask, David's partner WON'T have offspring if she is an alien (WILL HE????) because they're manufactured, NOT evolved or created. Let's keep it at least loosely related the "The Invaders" as we know them (please)? Sorry to tread on your creative toes, but as always I mean well. Otherwise, I like the sound of the rest of it....

Yes, I did see "V" - although, by the time that ridiculous alien hybrid popped-out, I'd long since lost interest in a series that had started promisingly but quickly became TOO SILLY (cutting to Graham Chapman in the Monty Python sketch which spawned that classic phrase). Exactly the same applied to DARK SKIES, although it was better-conceived and produced, and lasted a little longer before turning to shite (with a truly dreadful ending!).

Indeed, BBC2 first decided to start screening THE INVADERS when it did - September 1984 - in response to the initial popularity of "V"....

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Wednesday 20th April 2005 6:53 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Life Seekers

I guess the episode is so good, it leaves me speechless!! Lindsay.

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Wednesday 20th April 2005 8:25 pm U.K. Time
Subject: He never has!

Hi Everyone, Here's a list of famous people i've seen in supermarkets... 1)Norah Batty (last of the summer wine) Sainsbury's in Denton. 2)Stuart Hall (it's a knockout) Morrisons Dukinfield. 3)John Lever (drummer with The Chameleons)Asda Ashton-u-lyne. 4)Martin Platt (Coronation st) Tesco Stalybridge.

Unfortunately no from The Invaders but never mind.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Wednesday 20th April 2005 9:07 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: He never has!

Hi Jamie,

I never go shopping. Being a delivery driver for a certain supermarket company I am stuck in a supermarket delivering the damn stuff to customers anyway.

I've been to Lakeside and Bluewaters. I have never met anyone at those places except Mike Reid in Lakeside when I used to work there. I pushed my ketch mop under his feet but he just dodged past it. My brother has met Trigger from Only Fools And Horses. He asked my brother his name and he said, 'what do you call Rodney?' He then promptly wrote 'Hello Dave' on his signed photograph. I actually told him to tell him that and it worked. QED

I have met so far in my life... Messrs Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, Mrs Maureen Corbett, Harry H Corbett's wife, Freddie Ross Hancock, Tony Hancock's wife. Most of the carry On team, except Hattie Sid, Kenneth, Barbara and Charles. I can give you a story behind my meeting of Graham Stark of Peter Sellers fame. I was in Tony Hancock's hotel once, enjoying a glass or three of plonk and I went up to Graham Stark and blurted out 'Hello I'm Lisa Sargent. I am The President of The Steptoe and Son Appreciation Society.' He then went and blurted out in return 'Oh, are you, really?' I then quickly made a hasty retreat to the bar and drowned my sorrows. I'm never going to do that again.

I feel that although I miss that life, I could never go back to it. It took away most of my nineties and my best work years.

Lisa

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Name: Charles
Email:
charel196@yahoo.com
Thursday 21st April 2005 12:28 am U.K. Time
Subject: FIRST WAVE and letter from Jim

Hi all as Lisa mentioned I did receive a nice response from Jim about the extended pilot(or lack of)...he expressed skepticism that it exists anymore.I wish someone would've thought to ask Roy himself about it....and what was edited out,if anything. On a different subject,which I'm sure you all have covered before,wasn't the series FIRST WAVE a real ripoff of THE INVADERS,right down to the burning red immolation and the "lone hero" with a "Believer" helper.(except they couldn't afford spacecraft effects apparently) Video King(John Lawton) graciously sent me a few of the UK episodes on DVDr and they look spectacular,like some amount of picture restoration has been done.Perhaps they will be released soon on official DVDs.The speeded up audio was strange at times...from the time compression.Roy sounded like he inhaled helium at times- cheers-Charles

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Name: Charles
Email:
charel196@yahoo.com
Thursday 21st April 2005 12:32 am U.K. Time
Subject: INVADERS paperback books

By the way,I have three paperback books of THE INVADERS which I am willing to part with...all of my paperbacks have been boxed up instorage for some time and they're in excellent shape for their age.I got them back when the show was still on the air.Email me for details or questions- Charles

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Name: Gary
Email:
Gary@portersworld.co.uk
Thursday 21st April 2005 12:33 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Life Seekers

Lisa,

I prefer hardbacks too, but they're bloody expensive to buy new! Green (although it's my favourite colour!) does seem a strange choice for the drawings in the book! I'd have prefered black and white or maybe a Sepia type of thing!

One thing i should have mentioned last week, (I forgot!)is in the 'Miracle', how did the Rattlesnake manage to kill the Alien as It's venom attacks the Blood!

I'm pleased to hear your getting over the kiss!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Thursday 21st April 2005 9:30 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Life Seekers

Hi Gary,

I'm going to be busy from now on until Monday. The last bit of gardening to do, then reading up on the Highway Code so, if I go in to my I don't care mode, please for give me.

I believe I picked up my Douglas Adams hardback for about £20 back in 1993. I did try to get some of his other books, but they were all paperback by that time. I'm glad The Observer put The Restaurant At the End Of the Universe book in their paper last Sunday, though. That is a good read. It takes in part of the second series of the radio show.

Okay, the suns come out, wjich means I have to get out in to that garden again.

Must dash. No rest for the wicked and I'm terribly wicked.

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 21st April 2005 1:51 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Life Seekers - HEAR, HEAR LINDSAY

Hi Lindsay

Fully agree with your sentiment about THE LIFE SEEKERS.

As well as the excellent story-line and the suspense created by some superb acting from all concerned, I think that Barry Morse and (for the second time in the series) R.G.Armstrong helped give it that stamp of quality. And Diana Muldaur was superb as the "compassionate" alien who nearly melted David Vincent's heart (I wonder if Lisa would approve of that choice of words?)!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 21st April 2005 2:07 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: FIRST WAVE and letter from Jim - HI CHARLES

Hi Charles

With regard to the 75-minute pilot of BEACHHEAD, we DID indeed discuss it with Roy but he was unable to throw any light on it's whereabouts. However, as I recall he was able to pass some comment on the scenes which were cut for the TV series, in conversation with David Gee who had done extensive research on the subject (including make contact with Alan A.Armer). I'll e-mail David to see if he can list them for me as best he can, whereupon I'll get back to you.

However, the popular view is that someone's sitting-on it somewhere, rather than that it not existing at all. Although tracking it down would be a full-time job for some eager and resourceful person with a detective's talents....

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 21st April 2005 3:13 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Famous people met in supermarkets - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

Can't recall any celebrity encounters in supermarkets. However, ask me who I've either met face-to-face and/or spoken to at Paddington Railway Station (London) or in departing or arriving trains over the past 27 years and it's a different story altogether:

Anthony Booth (Mike in "'Til Death Us Do Part" and father of Cherie Blair); Colin Moulding (bass player and singer in XTC - well, he was sort of famous at the time); Andy Fairweather-Low (of Amen Corner "Bend Me, Shape Me" fame); the late Peter Cook; John Cleese; Hugh Cornwell, then of The Stranglers (three times - and who I'd already met before anyway); Griff-Rhys Jones (twice); Lol Tolhurst (then drummer of The Cure, who I'd also already met before); Ben Elton; Danny LaRue; Professor Heinz Wolff (spoke to him in German); Clive Anderson; the late Lee Brilleax (singer of Dr. Feelgood); Gareth Edwards (Welsh International rugby player); Charles Dance; Keith Allen (of Comic Strip and Chuzzlewit fame); Frank Carson; Joanna Lumley (every bit as charming as she appears on TV); Benny Andersson of Abba....

That's as many as I can think of for now, but I'm sure there's one or two more!

But no-one (well, no-one ELSE) out of THE INVADERS :o(

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Thursday 21st April 2005 9:20 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Famous people met in supermarkets - HI JAMIE

Phil

You lucky blighter! You've met Joanna Lumley??? This women was my life when I was in to Saphire and Steel back in the seventies.

Did you know that she was in an episode of Steptoe and Son and we actually tried to book her for one of our meetings, but being a low budget only a few series produced show, our meetings never took place. I once heard from Ray Galton that they did their very best to get Joanna on their show beacause she was already signed to ITV at that stage. It seemed that they won her over as her episode is a very memorable one and thankfully one that wasn't wiped.

Sapphire and Steel is one of the many shows that I don't need a video recorder to make me remember the episodes. It was shown between '79 and '81, before ATV went to Central and lost all its alure, if that's how you spell it. I certainly remember the second episode about the ghost World War One soldier at the railway station. We had to watch it on Southern because Thames was on strike that year. I remember Tiswas hamming up their Welcome Home To ITV jingle. My god, why is all this coming back to me so vividly???

I was even watching a show on Quatermass last week and they showed the ITV version of Quatermass made round about the same time that ITV was on strike. This was the first programme they showed on their return. Those were the days. Where have those times gone?

Lisa

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Name: Gary
Email:
Gary@portersworld.co.uk
Thursday 21st April 2005 11:43 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Famous people met in supermarkets - HI JAMIE

Hi Phil and everyone,

I don't recall meeting anyone famous in a supermarket or on a train, but i used to work for a Computer game developers specialising in Sport games! During my time there i met Kevin Keegan (he was England Manager at the time), Trevor Brooking, Ray Wilkins, Brian Moore (the commentator, not the Rugby bloke)Clive Tyldsley, Jeremy Clarkson, Judy Simpson, Bob Wilson, Gabby Logan (who was horrible!) and Michael Owen, who i had a photo taken with.

I would swap them all however to have met Roy Thinnes!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 22nd April 2005 10:27 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re. HI GARY re. you-probably-know-what

Hi Gary

Didn't get to pick-up my e-mails last night as I'd hoped, however will definitely be doing so this afternoon. I had a voicemail message from Lisa this morning about a certain video recording you have (THANKS LISA!), and will e-mail you ASAP.

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Friday 22nd April 2005 3:07 pm U.K. Time
Subject: "THE INVADERS" reviews

Hello Phil and Everyone, my regards to everyone who attended the Roy Thinnes dinner party in New York. Phil has certainly won the title of Ambassador of the Forum. You acquired some of the ultimate contacts for “THE INVADERS” website. I have been very busy but I have been keeping an eye on the postings. I am glad to be able reveal that I have finally received an email from Richard Fincher, one of the founders of the website. Some of you may have recalled that I was concerned about completing the episode review listings. Phil pointed me in the right direction. According to Richard, when a review is submitted it will go into a database. It will only appear once the Webmaster has approved them. This is to prevent abuse, and poor quality reviews making it onto the site. He has encouraged us to write some more reviews. We can email him so that the reviews can receive a faster assessment. However he has emphasized that his time is limited and cannot promise an immediate response. So those of you who are writers, like Lisa Sargent can make a personal but permanent contribution right here on the site. I am sending the text of this response by email to Phil shortly.

For Reviews: richard@fincher.uk.com

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Friday 22nd April 2005 3:56 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Give me, "Five"!

Hello again Everyone,

Recalling a suggestion from Lindsay, I thought I would play my part and email channel “Five” to request a second showing of “THE INVADERS”. The response has come from their customer service, here it is: Dear Tom Thank you for your recent e-mail regarding The Invaders. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed this programme and have noted your comments and appreciation in our Viewer Enquiries Report, which is circulated throughout Five. We have the rights to repeat The Invaders but no dates are scheduled at this time. We can only recommend keeping an eye on the listings magazines or contacting us again at a later date when more information may be available. Thank you for your interest in Five.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Friday 22nd April 2005 4:50 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Lindsay to Forum: Why 1965 instead of 1967 or 1968??

Someone has asked me some time ago about why my e-mail address contains "1965" instead of "1967", or "1968". When my neighbor, who is a lot more knowledgeable about computers than I am, helped me set up my computer early last year, he chose for me "1965", probably because "1967" and "1968" were already taken up by other people, or something to that effect. I just had to accept "1965" at that time because it was available, while the other numbers apparently were not. Anyway, I am satisfied with this arrangement, and do not want to change it. 1965 was a good year, in that "THE OUTER LIMITS" was in its third and last season, and "THE INVADERS", although not produced yet, was probably was just starting to come into the imagination of its creators, Larry Cohen, and Quinn Martin who took up the project of producing the show, starting in the late part of 1966. It was a good era back then!! Phil: My friend Tom Smith is waiting to hear from you. Give him a few lines, eh? Thanks!! Lindsay.

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Friday 22nd April 2005 5:03 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Another "Hit & Run" posting!

Hello again Everyone,

“THE INVADERS” will finish in two weeks time and channel “Five” may choose to show it again later. The theme of invasions is still very heavy on the roster as there are two new film versions of “WAR OF THE WORLDS” coming up. Last year, Jim (xnyckid) has informed us of the Steven Spielberg/ Tom Cruise contemporary version due in June. Before that, an English Production based and faithful to the book by H.G. Wells and is due at the end of this month. How does that knock your socks off? Find out more about both from the link below and have yourselves a nice weekend!

http://www.eveofthewar.co.uk/

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Name: Turi Cándido
Email:
vivianaramirez@tutopia.com
Friday 22nd April 2005 5:48 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Invaders in Argentina

EStimados amigos, en Argentina la serie fue emitida por tres años consecutivos por el canal "Uniseries", hace poco tiempo, en forma completa, con excelente imágen y con los episodios en su cronologia correcta del l al 43, luego ese canal de Tv cambió de nombre y programación (Actualmente se denomina "Retro")y yo traté de insistir para que siguieran emitiendo el programa pero la respuesta fue negativa, en su lugar emiten viejas series de menor importancia o films de Sci Fi o terror, de baja categoria, realmente es una pena, pero no se pudo, por lo menos de mi parte lograr la reposición, para que los fans de Argentina siguieramos disfrutando en televisión abierta de esa magnífica serie. Turi

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Name: Turi Cándido
Email:
vivianaramirez@tutopia.com
Friday 22nd April 2005 6:00 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Invaders in Argentina

Friends, in Argentina the series was emitted reciently by three consecutive years by the channel "Uniseries", in complete form, with excellent imágen and with the episodes in their correct cronology, then that channel of Tv changed of name and programming (at present is called "Retro"). I tried to insist so that to continue emitting the program but the answer was negative, in their place they emit Series of smaller importance or films of "Sci Fi" or terror, of low category; really is a grief, I do all I coud at least of my part to achieve the reinstatement, so that the fans of Argentina still enjoying, in open television, of that magnificent series. Sincerely, Turi

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Friday 22nd April 2005 7:35 pm U.K. Time
Subject: ....A funny thing happened to me today....

Hi all,

I just thought that I'd tell you of something that happened to me today while carrying out my duties for a certain supermarket that shall remain forever frozen!

I have tried to turn some of my comrades into fans of The Invaders and to make them watch just one episode but, to no avail. I get ribbed a lot by them, but I'm still here so I must be doing something right. There is this one guy called Grant, not anything to do with the Civil War Grant may I add, and he logs in my deliveries for the day.

Upon my return to the depot I noticed that he had a name called Vincent logged in. I thought 'hang on a minute, this is a joke' so I approached him and told him that Vincent was, as we all know David's last name, but it was legit, so how about that?

Then, the next name logged in was Ross, again a bit suspect because didn't Mr Thinnes play a Colonol Ross in a certain film we all know and love?

Then, too my surprise I started to load my van to the sound of Chicago playing on the local radio station we are tuned in to at the moment.

I can only believe that Mr Thinnes, Mr Vincent or, heaven forbid, Claira was sitting on my shoulder this morning. It was a nice thought though, and it made for a pleasant afternoon in the wonderful sunshine before the rain moves in again for tomorrow.

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Friday 22nd April 2005 7:56 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: THE INVADERS reviews

So those of you who are writers, like Lisa Sargent can make a personal but permanent contribution right here on the site.

I'm not a writer! I'm a whinging lay-about. QED!

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Friday 22nd April 2005 9:13 pm U.K. Time
Subject: The Life Seekers Review

Hi all,

If you go to the episode guide and look under the episode Life Seekers you will see my sort of review for this story.

Maybe we do need a few more reviews of episodes like this.

Lisa

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Name: colin davies
Email:
colinphantomdavies@tinyworld.co.uk
Friday 22nd April 2005 9:29 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: THE INVADERS reviews

Hi, First time i saw "The Life-Seekers" last week, much better than "The Miracle" had much of the style and pace of the first series."The Invaders" still seems pretty fresh compared to many 60's series. Its certainly better than the latest "Doctor Who" waste of air-time,ok the episode set in Victorian Cardiff was't bad ,nice mix of 19th century spiritualism and aliens. I think the aliens in "The Invaders" must be some form of plant life as when they burn up the only trace element seems to be cellouse. It never is made clear in the show where they come from except that it takes year to reach Earth. They must have some form of hyper-drive unless they do come from Mars!

I understand that there is only couple more episodes to go, shame, but at least i will get a good nights sleep on saturday nights at last. Looking foward to the new "War of the Worlds" movie, just hope Spielburg does not ruin it with his sickly sentimentaly. well as they say in "The Thing", "KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES"!

Colin.

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Name: Mike
Email:
mwm2240@yahoo.com
Saturday 23rd April 2005 5:18 am U.K. Time
Subject: Request

I have only posted a few times in the past, and nothing for quite a while. I am unable to read postings on a regular basis and when I get the chance I'm always amazed at how many postings there have been since I last looked. It's really hard to keep up. Is there any chance someone could post a brief review of what's been happening once every week or two? It wouldn't have to be much - it could just cover the main talking points and list any new information from that week.

Also, I can't believe that some of you actually had dinner with Roy Thinees. I'm VERY jealous. And how come everyone except me seems to have met loads of famous people on the train or at the supermarket? I suppose you'd have to live in Hollywood to bump into anyone from The Invaders. Those that haven't had cerebral hemorrages, anyway!

Cheers, Mike.

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Name: Turi Cándido
Email:
vivianaramirez@tutopia.com
Saturday 23rd April 2005 4:03 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Chat Page

I think that, in spite of my efforts by being part of the chat, my condition of latin-american does not help me, My participation or contribute do not you interest. It is a group that already this formed by people that interests them only what can be contributed mutually and nothing more. If someone reads this, I doubt him, the greeting with affection and me dismissal. Turi

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Saturday 23rd April 2005 5:53 pm U.K. Time
Subject: I sat next to Dora Bryan on the train

Hey Mike, Its not we're lucky.....you never know who's checking out the price of a sausage next to you at the local supermarket unless you keep your eye's peeled. Yes it takes practice and you've got to be subtle otherwise you'll scare them..celebrities are just like normal people in some respects, they eat and drink and SHOP and if you have your wits about you its amazing who you'll see. If you speak to one then make sure it IS definately the person you think it is. I've made some terrible mistakes...There was the Richard Attenborough lookalike in Toysarus and the Dale Winton in Allsports none of whom were the real thing. If i thought Roy Thinnes was in the vacinity i would just hum the intro music near him and see if i got a response if he looked up or joined in i would then be sure and ask him for his autograph in a forthright and goodly manner. So keep a lookout Mike these celebs need spotting! Good Look!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Saturday 23rd April 2005 8:01 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: I sat next to Dora Bryan on the train

Hi Jamie,

I could lend you my African Grey Parrot! He sings the theme tune to Invaders every minute. He senses when the tape is about to be played and there he goes again.

I did meet someone famous on the underground once, well famous for being, back in the 80's, in an ITV sit com. Don't ask me her name, but I just recognised the face while on the District Line one morning. I think it starred one of Dr Who's brothers of the McGan clan. I'll remember the show one year.

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Saturday 23rd April 2005 9:00 pm U.K. Time
Subject: One To Watch

Hi guys,

Being a fan of The Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy I was a little pleased to hear that a film had been made of the radio show, the book, the CD's the DVD's etc. So, I logged on to their site for the movie and their trailer is fantastic. It even gives a passsing note to past sci fi programmes that use deep dark husky voices to start their programmes off. If you don't believe me, try http://hitchhikers.movie.go.com/ and just run through their opening trailer. Far out, man!

Lisa

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Name: Richard
Email:
richard@fincher.uk.com
Saturday 23rd April 2005 9:50 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Episode Reviews

Dear Invaders Fans,

I've now added a number of recently (and not so recently) contributed reviews to the episode guide. Feel free to submit some more, if you have the time and inclination.

By the way, if anyone wants to write a review of the Roy Thinnes dinner, I'd be willing to publish it.

I'm sure we'll get that DVD release eventually!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Sunday 24th April 2005 5:25 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: One To Watch

Hi there,

Just in case the link to The Hitch Hikers movie doesn't work, try this one http://www.hitchhikersmovie.com

If this doesn't work then just search for The Hitch Hikers Movie, there's so much information flying around you'd be bound to find something about the programme, radio show, books etc...

The three trailers are very interesting. Especially the Louis Armstrong version.

Lisa

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Monday 25th April 2005 9:08 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: ....A funny thing happened to me today....

Hey Lisa, You keep on the lookout for more of those 'coincidence's'. I'm sure there must be something in it!

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Monday 25th April 2005 9:25 am U.K. Time
Subject: chicken lolly's

Hi, In between shows why don't you try typing into the computer speech section the opening Invaders monologue...you can hear the computers voice saying back...'The Invaders..Alien beings froma dying planet etc.

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Name: Tom
Email:
cmot2001@yahoo.co.uk
Monday 25th April 2005 12:32 pm U.K. Time
Subject: More about "Reviews"!

I would like to Thank Richard Fincher for posting a confirmation to all of the Forum contributors about the reviews. The review page can help to establish certain home truths about the episodes of “THE INVADERS”. Unlike a basic synopsis, a review can place an emphasis on a story that can shed new light on its premise. Any ideas or revelations in a review could open to all of us the hidden depths we did not recognize before in a certain episode. We can post these ideas on the Forum but they are soon in the archives and then they are gone. Many people ask repeated questions on the Forum. We can use the reviews for reference and that would allow us to move forward in our discussion. Channel “Five” has informed us that it is within their prerogative to repeat the series again. The next time there will reviews that will extend to new fans how good this series really was (or is). Finally, I plan to add reviews after the series finale “THE INQUISITION”, that is if you Guys don’t finish them off before I submit them!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 25th April 2005 12:54 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Episode Reviews - HI RICHARD

Hi Richard

I would like to add my thanks to those posted by Tom for popping-up with your comments.

I feel I must give special mention to Tom for his admirable initiative in waking us all up to the subject of the incomplete episode reviews (I stand duly embarrassed at having completely ignored then all this time, albeit not deliberately). Long overdue but extremely welcome, and thanks for opening the door to us contributors to rectify the situation.

Likewise, thanks again to Tom for them emntion of his latest communication with Channel 5 - I'm sure it will do no harm if as many of us as possible either call or e-mail them to show our appreciation for their Invaders run, and campaign for another run as soon as possible.

It's also great to see some new contributors making their mark - Gary Porter, Colin Davies, Charles "Charel 196", and it's also nice to see both Stan Blumenthal and Mike re-surface. All joining-in with our regular 'busy-bees' Lisa, Jamie, Lindsay and anyone else who I apologise for not having mentioned.

And yes, at some stage I shall try to canvas all those present at Roy's dinner (including Roy himself and his wife Stephanie) to chip-in with their recollections and collaborate on producing a definitive account of the event. This will also entail swapping and comparing DV camcorder footage as well as comparing notes, so it may take a little while yet before we have something worth "going to press with". Watch this space....

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 25th April 2005 1:40 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: More about Reviews! - HI TOM

Hi Tom

Well said - absolutely correct, any review submitted by contributors among us can of course be open to one's own interpretation and therefore become a creative excercise, rather than a straightforward recording of the episode contents.

And I shall indeed be e-mailing AND telephoning Channel 5 with my words of encouragement.

Another thing worth mentioning, Lindsay ("Invaders1965@yahoo.com", who was at the dinner) has got involved in discussions with a couple of other long-standing fans about a serious campaign to get someone with influence to take on board the idea of an up-to-date revival of The Invaders - possibly as a film, maybe a serialised drama, but in any event TRUE TO THE QUINN MARTIN ORIGINAL and learning the lessons of that awful 1995 two-parter starring Scott Bakula and Richard Thomas. Roy Thinnes to star as David Vincent as before, but maintaining the lead character role (unlike in the 1995 feature) and possibly joined in the battle against the aliens by a younger sidekick.

Any thoughts you or anyone else have, please share them with us (and especially e-mail directly to Lindsay and myself, if it's not too much trouble).

Great to hear from you as always, alive with ideas and making things happen!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 25th April 2005 1:59 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Chat Page - HOLA TURI

Hola Turi

Lo siento mucho para esa situacion, Paulie y yo hemos estado recien muy occupado y no hemos tenido el tiempo para dar respuestas cada vez en espanol. Verdad, entiendo tus mensajes en ingles bien, pero desafortunadamente para nuestros otros amigos ingleses y americanos aqui a charlar contigo esta un poco dificil.

Yo tambien he escrito aqui muchas veces sobre tal o cual cosa, sin respuesta. Otro gente piensan el mismo, ne es una problema solo para ti. Claro no esta facil para ti, pero no tengo la solucion - perdon.

Recuerdos como siempre, buena suerte.

Phil

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Monday 25th April 2005 2:23 pm U.K. Time
Subject: A peom for Roy

I've written a short poem that i'd like to share with you if thats ok....

Now we've had Roy's dinner, it really was a winner, he gobbled up his lunch and we had a hunch that he wants a new series..probably.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Monday 25th April 2005 3:54 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: A peom for Roy - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

What's a "peom". Another patented Jamie Maddox life form, I'll be bound?!?!?!?

Anyway, good to see your talents flourishing as always, giving us all 'food for thought' (ha ha, how utterly droll!). I only hope Roy never gets to read it, though! ;oD

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Monday 25th April 2005 4:48 pm U.K. Time
Subject: 'peoms' or poems as they are known here on earth.

Hi Phil, Yes another rushed basic spelling error has totally distracted attention away from what was i believe was a very fine piece of work. Here's another.....UFO's up in the sky, flying high, but could be a fly, in your eye ,until it lands in the sand and you see their hand, close- up ...sometimes....

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Monday 25th April 2005 7:14 pm U.K. Time
Subject: One more coming up----Every episode is important!!

Dear "believers": There is just one more episode of "THE INVADERS" coming up on Ch. 5 UK. You already know that, I'm sure. But: although it is the last episode, it is not necessarily the LEAST! Although not too much action in this one, it is rich in heart-rending circumstancial and testimonial evidence!! One to have deep meaning, aside from the actual battles. Also with a very pronounced spirit of sadness, as it is both the last episode, and that the storyline itself gives it a truly sad and tragic occurance. "THE INVADERS" series is a jig-saw puzzle, made up of 43 pieces. If you want good science-fiction, "THE INVADERS" has it. If you want a few precious tender moments, you will find them in "THE INVADERS". If you want out-and-out action, "THE INVADERS" has that. If you want good inter-personal dialogue, "THE INVADERS" has that! If you want good arguements without the stupid "yelling and screaming" stuff of modern sit-coms, and court-room shows(JUDGE JUDY, JUDGE HATCHETT, Etc.)and other "Noise-making and much ado about nothing) "THE INVADERS" even has that!! If you want a good dark side of alien threat, and human weakness, along with some good suspence, paranoia, and a sense of semi-reality, or even REALITY in a science-fiction frame of mind, "THE INVADERS" will even have that!! Lastly, if you want good visual effects, weapons and gadgets, and good music to fit the mood of the moment, "THE INVADERS" has that! Anyway, don't miss 'INQUISITION'. It may be last, but it is not LEAST. And it leaves much to the imagination as to how a continuation of the series should be launched. Lindsay.

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Monday 25th April 2005 7:54 pm U.K. Time
Subject: i saw 'Bez' in Glossop the other day and Johnny Marr in Manchester

Hi, Is there more chance of an actual film version of The Invaders being made or a series? And if so is the likeleyhood that they would start again from scratch with a series based in theb present day or some kind of continuation of the original? Has anyone seen The 4400....lots of money spent on it i'm sure but once again missing some vital ingredients..shame!

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Name: Stan
Email:
slbcommunications@hotmail.com
Monday 25th April 2005 11:08 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: i saw 'Bez' in Glossop the other day and Johnny Marr in Manchester

Jaimi.....Unless Spelling Productions releases control over the name and the 40 some odd episodes of the original...it will be a long time before a full length feature comes to be...and Roy Thinnes is not in his thirties and pushing seventy....they would have to start from scratch...some us on here pondered this a few months ago. We even brainstorm story lines and "names"...I don't think any of us figured on someone playing a younger David Vincent....I think that name is synonomous with Roy Thinnes...but hey...Clayton Moore eventually had to give up the mask and persona of THE LONE RANGER too. You just never know in that business...I thought noone but Telly Savalas would or could play KOJAK...BUT...they remade it with African American actor Ving Rhames playing the lollipop-sucking detective. I guess we just have to wait and see.

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Tuesday 26th April 2005 8:10 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: i saw 'Bez' in Glossop the other day and Johnny Marr in Manchester

Hi Stan, Yes i guess its out of our hands to a degree....we've debated on this forum many times the kind of actor who could fill Roy's shoes and we decided that actually, no one could, so the thinking is that Roy definately reprises his roll as an older David Vincent helped and assisted by perhaps his son or i think Alan Landers son. The Aliens could have come back years later after being initially defeated by The believers etc in the late sixties but the 'war' was won in secret, the people of America none the wiser as far as Aliens from another planet are concerned.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Tuesday 26th April 2005 9:57 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: i saw 'Bez' in Glossop the other day and Johnny Marr in Manchester

Hi Jamie,

Have you ever considered Mr Nicolas Cage for the role of David Vincent? Or indeed a charactor like David Vincent??? He is a very convincing actor and young enough to give a film that kind of truth look about it.

I mean, look at who they got to play Ford Prefect in the new Hitch Hiker movie?? I know that I musn't critizise the great Douglas Adams for stating that Arthur Dent should be British and the other charactors could be any other donomination classed upon their merrit but, I'm not exactly holding a candle for this Ford Prefect like I am for the Ford Prefect that I have in my eyes when I read my own Hitch Hiker story. I guess only time will tell when I go to the premier tomorrow night, but I don't feel much comforted by him. I wonder what Douglas Adams would have made of this Ford Prefect. In a way, being a writer myself, we all end up with our own ideas of who and how we want our charactors to be portrayed to the public. I certainly know from experience how I would like Claira Vincent to be played. A nine year old kid who hates aliens, 'nough said.

This is why if The Invaders was made in a big budget all American movie that they don't go the way of other films in it's wake. I saw The Fugitive last night on Five. Now don't get me wrong, Harrison Ford is the best but David Janssen is better. Case closed.

Lisa

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Name: Alan
Email:
lewis@nerco.fsnet.co.uk
Tuesday 26th April 2005 9:58 am U.K. Time
Subject: The Pursued

Hope I don"t bore everyone by discussing a cult Science Fiction show,but two things struck me as bizarre about last Sundays episode.The oh so beautiful Vicky kills a harmless old woman then nearly kills one of DVs buddies and yet DV treats her as though she was a member of the Salvation Army? If she did sell out to the Humans,how would she get regenerated?And was it just me or was the "Alien Paper Boy" the most weird concept ever in Science Fiction?

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Tuesday 26th April 2005 10:23 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Pursued

Hi Alan,

Re your 'Alien Paper Boy' He is weird. He went on to star in The Brady Bunch!

Lisa

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Tuesday 26th April 2005 7:37 pm U.K. Time
Subject: what do you call action man's horse? ................Actionhorse!

Hi Lisa, I think Cage would be a great choice for somebody alreadt megafamous. I do however feel like when Roy took the part originally it is a part deserving of an almost unknown talented actor if there are any out there. This part , ideally should be picked by the contributors of this chat page (in an ideal world) but hopefully by someone who was a fan of the original series. Lisa, can you trhink of anyone who you may have spotted in even some minor roll who might just have the right ingrediants? I'm going to go away and think about it...i'm driving to London for a photoshoot tomorrow morning and i'm setting off really early. I'm going to use this time to try and come up with someone if you could do the same then we might just get the ball rolling.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Tuesday 26th April 2005 8:38 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: what do you call action man's horse? ................Actionhorse!

Hi Jamie,

I'm not up on many of the B list celebrities of late, although, Christopher Eccleston seems to spring to mind at the moment after seeing the way he handles the formidable Doctor Who in the present run of the show. With him recently handing back his key to the TARDIS though, you can see that he wouldn't accept the role of David Vincent for the fear of being 'typed cast'. Why is everyone so in ore of that word??? If that was me, I would lie back and watch the pound signs flying into my bank account. Anyway, whenever anyone mentions Christopher Eccleston to me I just turn round and say 'oh you mean that bloke out of Our Friends From The North, not Doctor type cast Who?' Can't wait for the Daleks this weekend.

I think that you would have to look at all the Z list actors currently doing the rounds in Theatre Land at present and see what reveiws they get. The Producers sounds good and some good stars have been in that lately.

Lisa

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Name: Gary
Email:
Gary@portersworld.co.uk
Tuesday 26th April 2005 10:13 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: what do you call action man's horse? ................Actionhorse!

Hi Everyone, I'm with Lisa regarding the choice of Nicholas Cage, if a superstar would be used. Another possible choice (and i have thought this through!) would be Matthew Perry! I think that the guy is very talented and could do a 'serious role'.

As far as 'lesser stars' go i'll have to think some more over that one. I'll have to get back to you!

By the way Phil, my surname isn't Porter! That's my Brother in laws mail server that my mail goes through! My surname is Reaney!

Gary

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Wednesday 27th April 2005 5:29 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Pursued : AND in defence of "VIKKI"

Alan, it wasn't "Vikki" who killed anyone in 'THE PURSUED', it was "Ann Gibbs". Vikki and Ann Gibbs were two totally different aliens. Vikki was naturally different, that she cared for life. Anne Gibbs was induced, by experiment conducted by her own people as a sort of "guinnea pig", some kind of genetic, or other,change that gave her human emotions that went awry. Ann Gibbs became violently murderous. Vikki wouldn't hurt a fly. And if Vikki was ray-gunned, and incinerated in 'THE MUTATION', how could she turn up in a later episode? The two are not the same. The only thing that was the same was the actress who portrayed the part, namely, Suzanne Pleshette. The two looked the same, but they were not the same alien character. Anne Gibbs was perpetrating crimes. But the real instigators of the crimes of Anne Gibbs were those aliens who experimented on her with the human emotions, whose experiment was a failure!! Plus what else could David Vincent do? He was trying so hard to get Anne Gibbs to Washington D.C. to provide proof of the presence of the aliens here on Earth, so he had to treat her like a Salvation Army gal. Lets put the real blame where it belongs: On those aliens who messed Anne Gibbs up!! Lindsay.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 27th April 2005 11:02 am U.K. Time
Subject: HI GARY REANEY

Hi Gary

Thanks for that, I stand duly corrected!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Wednesday 27th April 2005 11:10 am U.K. Time
Subject: Phil stands corrected.

Hi Phil.

Long time no hear.

I'm going to be busy all day typing up a brand new story that will probably only last the day anyway. No, it's not Invaders, and it's certainly not Hitch Hiker. I had a ghost story hit me out of the blue this morning so, I must type it up before I lose it, like I have my marbles recently. Have you seen them???

I passed my PSV test. I go to the interview next week, by the way. If your not too busy tonight, e-mail me. I need to know if you got round to reading part of that script I sent you.

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 27th April 2005 11:10 am U.K. Time
Subject: Hi Jamie - WHAT's "4400" ????

Hi Jamie

First-off, I preferred your second 'peom' masterpiece :o) - much better than the first!

What's this program/film "4400" you mention? News to me....

So you're in Londaon today eh? If I'd looked at the chat page yesterday I could have posted you my phone numbers in case you had time for a lunch-time rendezvous. Never mind, next time maybe?

What's the 'photo shoot' in aid of - is Hell's Kitchen to feature your special recipes that from your message headers, I wonder?

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 27th April 2005 11:17 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Phil stands corrected (NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME!) - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

Congratulations on your PSV test success - here's to you repeating the feat in your interview.

By the way, I'm not the avid fan of The Fugitive TV series that you are, but I used to watch it a lot. I have to say that I enjoyed the film more, Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones comparing very favourably to their counterparts in the original (IMHO, of course). Anyway, however much you may prefer him, as I'm sure you're aware there would have been a slight problem in getting David Janssen to reprise the role himself - a problem which thankfully doesn't apply to Roy Thinnes.

I'll e-mail you Thursday regarding your stories, scripts & stuff....

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Name: Gary
Email:
Gary@portersworld.co.uk
Wednesday 27th April 2005 11:21 am U.K. Time
Subject: Address

Hi Phil,

Would you like to email me your home address, and i can get posting that tape to you. It's going to be really tricky to meet up with you, it's probably best that i post it!

Gary

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 27th April 2005 11:22 am U.K. Time
Subject: P.S. about your poems.... HI AGAIN JAMIE

Hi Jamie

An afterthought about your poems, they remind me of the sort of things that used to appear in the "Letterbocks" pages in VIZ!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 27th April 2005 12:10 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Address - HI GARY

Hi Gary

Thanks for the prompt. There's a fair chance I can get to Coventry late afternoon/early evening tomorrow (Thursday). I'll call you to discuss, apologies for the delay in getting back to you.

Chhers, Phil

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Wednesday 27th April 2005 1:50 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Address - HI GARY

Phi. I didn't know that you had been sent to Coventry. Hope it was'nt for anything bad you've done. Ha Ha.

Let me know when you can make it to the moon and I'll meet you half way.

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Wednesday 27th April 2005 2:23 pm U.K. Time
Subject: HI LISA

Lisa

I'll be sent to a lot worse place than Coventry for all the bad things I've done!!!! Who knows, I might even turn-up in Stanford-le-Hope (NO.... only joking - lovely place :o)!!!!).

My mission of course to ensure safe passage (what could be safer than my personal courier service?) of the 55-minute version of "BEACHHEAD" for the a-copying of - including for one very deserving young lady in our midst.

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Name: Giff
Email:
gifford.packham@ntlworld.com
Wednesday 27th April 2005 2:43 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: More about Reviews !

Is that Channel 5 as in the UK Channel 5??

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Wednesday 27th April 2005 3:06 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: More about Reviews !

Hi Giff,

Yes, you are correct. Give that man a star!

Channel Five is the terrestrial Channel Five or Five as they now call it.

Lisa

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Wednesday 27th April 2005 3:10 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: HI LISA

Phil,

You can easily come over to Stanford-le-Hope whenever you want, geting out is the problem. A bit like marriage.

The High Street is clamp a rarma nowadays. If you park there expect to pay a clamping fee of £70 then a release fee of £40. We call them fly by night clampers because once you have your car clamped you'll never find the blokes again to release it.

Lisa

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Name: Gary
Email:
gary@portersworld.co.uk
Wednesday 27th April 2005 11:14 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Address - HI GARY

Hi Phil,

As i said in my last email to you,I wasn't sure if i could meet you this week. I'm afraid i definitely won't be able to. I'm busy from 3pm to 8ish every day and it's difficult for me to alter things. It may be possible at some point but i'm uncertain when that will be. I'll willingly post the tape to you, that would be best for me!

I'm really sorry but the situation is unavoidable. I hope you understand, If you want to mail your address to me, that would be fine

Gary

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 28th April 2005 9:41 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Address - HI GARY AGAIN - SEE & HEAR MESSAGES!!!!

Hi Gary

OK, I won't press for it if it's inconvenient. While the train ride would be free, I nonetheless could use the time to better advantage (for this week at least).

As you'll see from the text message I sent you this morning, I have no problem with the postal service as such - indeed, I'd trust our regular local postman with the crown jewels! Unfortunately, we can always tell when he's away because my neighhbours and I can virtually bank on getting a chunk of each others' mail at some stage. No real problem there as we always rectify the situation as soon as we can, but sod's law says one or more of them may be away on holiday - especially the two retired couples in the houses either side of me! But that may be a chance we'll have to take.

Another co-incidence is that my eldest aunt from Gloucester is currently recovering from major heart surgery in Walsgrave Hospital (in Clifford Bridge Road), and I may be visiting her shortly with my mum, dad & the missus.

Before we decide one way or another, could you please get back you me on my mobile.

Cheers, Phil

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Name: Alan
Email:
lewis@nerco.fsnet.co.uk
Thursday 28th April 2005 10:22 am U.K. Time
Subject: Alien Paper Boy

Lisa,that thing about the Alien Paper Boy going on to the Brady Bunch makes perfect sense....they didn"t seem like human beings.As for Ann {sorry I got the names mixed up} I believe in taking responsibity for your own actions,alien or human!Just a thought-when the aliens were converting the paper boy from his native form you can imagine the conversation "£$%^&*(" "What am I going to be on Earth" "*&^$%*^%" "A Paper Boy" "^$£(&*" "A WHAT" "&^%*$£" "A kid who delivers newspapers for 10 cents a week" "^%$££*&" "The hell with that! I"ve got Diana Muldaur and five spores to support!" "+_)£%^" "Shut it brat,and get in the tube!".

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Thursday 28th April 2005 11:40 am U.K. Time
Subject: Apes, Dogs and Aliens on sticks

Hi Everyone, Does anyone think there is any mileage in the possibility of Vincent teaming up with a dog...a bit like Superdog in another series. This would bring another elemant of interest to a new series. I mean just when you thought Scooby Doo couldn't get any better along came Scrappy and there was material for a whole new show. Or even an ape like in that Cklint Eastwood film or something.

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Name: Phil FOrster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 28th April 2005 11:47 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Alien Paper Boy - HI ALAN

Hi Alan

Nice one! A spoilt brat for an alien - no chance of him getting the 'soft-soap' treatment that he's get from human parents.

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Name: Phil FOrster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 28th April 2005 11:55 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Apes, Dogs and Aliens on sticks - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

So.... how was the photoshoot - and when's the episode of Hell's Kitchen (which it WAS for, I trust?) going to be broadcast? Do you really trust Gary Rhodes to produce a Winberry Shive to your exacting standards????

As for David Vincent teaming-up with a K9, Rin-Tin-Tin, Littlest Hobo, Lassie, Scoobie-Doo or even Clyde (Clint Eastwood's orang-utang from "Every Which Way But Loose"), I don't think many of us could stand the heartache of any harm coming to them. Especially Lisa????

No, I stand by my choice - Kate Beckinsale (fresh from her conquests in "Van Helsing").

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Name: Alan
Email:
lewis@nerco.fsnet.co.uk
Thursday 28th April 2005 12:03 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Ebay

Thanks Phil,I suppose it would be "Tidy your room or you"re not going to the regeneration centre!"In case anyone is interested I just checked out Ebay and there is an original "Gold Key" Invaders comic for sale with 10 hours to go.Also an official Worldvision Video of "The Saucer" and "The Enemy".I have this one and its absolutely brilliant!They don"t show up in "Science Fiction" you have to look in "Related articles".

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Thursday 28th April 2005 12:04 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Vincent plus dog plus son equals new series

Hi Phil, All went well with the shoot thanks...i was at an address on Queen Anne St just behind Cavendish Place..where are you in The City? I was too busy for any possible lunch meeting but the next time i'll make sure i've got an hour free if you want to meet up. Just close your eyes and imagine that classic shot during the intro when DV has awoken to the sight of the saucer and the look on Vincents face..the saucer glow reflection in his eyes...and there beside him a trusty alert dogs face with its ears stuck up in fright.....

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Thursday 28th April 2005 12:08 pm U.K. Time
Subject: My dog he don't wear glasses..so they're lying when they say that a dog looks like its owner...aren't they

Phil, No harm would come to the beast...a stunt sheep would be utalised for any dangerous moves. I suppose the next question now we all agree thats its the way forward is to decide the kind of canine best suited to the job?

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Name: Phil FOrster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Thursday 28th April 2005 2:37 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Vincent plus dog plus son equals new series - HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

I'm in Clerkenwell Green (regular scene of the bar entrance in 'Coupling', and more comprehensively in view in the very first episode) - barely a 10 minute bus ride from Cavendish Place. Let me know when you're next down here, shouldn't be a problem meeting-up.

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Thursday 28th April 2005 5:03 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Channel five, will you be the godfather to my child?

Hi, Just a quick question for anybody who might be interested...tell me the link between The Invaders pilot episode 'Beachead' and the Woodstock music festival? All correct answers will be receive a Invaders related poem.

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Thursday 28th April 2005 6:49 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Channel five, will you be the godfather to my child?

Hi Jamie,

Re your question about the connection between Woodstock and Beachead. Does this have something to do with Sir John Mills who died recently? That old six degrees of seperation game??? Okay here goes. Woodstock was a folk pop get together full of hippies etc like the film Quatermass which Sir John Mills starred in. This film dealt with a mass hippy group seeking enlightenment from the heavens. The connection to Beachead is that in the film Quatermass it was actually aliens using the hippies to wipe the Earth clean of humans, or at least that's what I think it was about. Maybe Phil can help me out on that one.

I hope they show this Quatermass film again because I love Sir John Mills and we have lost another great, fine actor.

Lisa

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Name: jamie
Email:
james@jamesmaddox.co.uk
Thursday 28th April 2005 7:05 pm U.K. Time
Subject: and its one two three what are we fighting for..don't ask me i don't give a damn the next stop is Vietnam..and its five six seven open up the pearly gates, well there ain't no time to wonder why, whoopee we'll all gonna die...

Hi Lisa, Flippin eck! its not as complex as that i'm afraid! Remember the two Alien 'campers' who 'saw nothing' the night David witnessed his first saucer...well the female ended up getting married to Mr Woodstock himself, the great, Mr Wavy Gravy..he was the announcer who kind of aquired a cult status almost as if he had been one of the performers!

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Thursday 28th April 2005 8:19 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: and its one two three what are we fighting for..don't ask me i don't give a damn the next stop is Vietnam..and its five six seven open up the pearly gates, well there ain't no time to wonder why, whoopee we'll all gonna die...

Hi Jamie,

You could talk about Beachead until you were blue or red in the face because I have NEVER seen it. Sorry. I was too young when it did the circuits the last time around, even my brother can't help me and his life has just begun at..., well you know the rest.

I know nothing of Woodstock, but I seem to remember that the Isle Of Wight Festival was going on when I was borm, does this help???

Lisa

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Name: Molita Holmes
Email:
moneil@hotmail.com
Friday 29th April 2005 2:16 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Pursued

i would just like to point out that you spelt wierd wrong

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Name: Molita Holmes
Email:
moneil@hotmail.com
Friday 29th April 2005 2:17 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Pursued

is lisa spelt wierd wrong on the 26th

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Name: nottoodistantrelative
Email:
thinnes38@cs.com
Friday 29th April 2005 3:50 am U.K. Time
Subject: and old friend, and not by "chance-"

A while back, we had a contributor named, Chance Bartels- I want to make two comments- Firstly, this is NOT my website; therefore, the reasons "why" are not for me to challange, but he seemingly is no longer participating--

A while back, during the Campaign to inform all those interested in the Roy Thinnes testimonial dinner, Chance expressed his interest-to me, personally--and, I informed him of this event. UNFORTUNATELY, he did not attend; and I say UNFORTUNATELY-

NOW--asfaras I AM CONCERNED-- this man --thanks to him--Bad Boy or not-- was one of the most honorable and "true to his word" about providing copies of whatever INVADERS tapes are out there.

And, so there seems to be a Snag in the copywriting--there is NO law in selling copies take from a TV Station of anything-- that copywrite law ONLY applies to commercially manufactured products, such as any Viacom or even the "Goodtimes" name--well, they, too are out of business--and, asfaras I know, no-one is selling them as "new" or as Authentic, nor are they charging admission to see them somewhere-- and, even the latter mentioned is a close call legally.

So, to put it in simple terms, Chance is NOT doing anything wrong--

So, thanks to Chance, some of us have a few of the episodes. And, the guy is a decent guy about it. He keeps his word, charges a neglegeable amount-- and the ones that are NOT of a High Quality, he throws in a few surprises, and promotional tapes for Free!(at least in my case, he did). So, let's give credit where credit is due.

Doppelganger-

For those who have not heard, the Dinner was superb--not the Actual dinner-- it was a mere steak, man--

I mean, an evening with Roy is well worth Anything we did to make it happen-- RIGHT, PHIL???

Take care now--

Long Live Chicago Roy!

the guy is not only a prince of a man, he has a sense of humor, which had us all in stitches!

He is a wonderful human being. Just a gracious, decent and kind gentleman.

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Name: Lindsay
Email:
invaders1965@yahoo.com
Friday 29th April 2005 4:50 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Alien Paper Boy

(HAR HAR)!! That was hilarious! Maybe we should come up with our own "THE INVADERS" "funnies" comic book with stories about how the aliens may have functioned throughout their existance. I just about fell out of my chair when I read that one! Come up with some more!! Thanks, Alan! Lindsay

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Name: Lisa Sargent
Email:
lisasargent@btinternet.com
Friday 29th April 2005 7:35 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: The Pursued

Hi Molita, that's a nice name. I'll have to remember that one when I'm stuck for a name in my stories.

Sorry, but I didn't go to school to learn how to spell, read and write. I went to school for a reason. When I find that reason out, I'll get back to you."

Lisa

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 29th April 2005 8:40 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Spelling Mistakes - HI MOLINA & LISA

Hi Molina, Lisa (how does that sound if Molina drops the "li" ????)

First-off - Molina, male or female????

Molina again, I'm afraid I am Lisa's officially appointed spell-checker and I let her off "wierd " because the 'i' and the 'e' are often placed the wrong way round, even among cleve-clogs like me :o) - there, I think I may even have spelled it wrong myself.

In fact Lisa's literary skills are extremely well-developed, as I can testify being an avid fan of her Invaders stories as well as her postings to this site!!!! At least, now that she spells "damn" correctly.... (sorry Lisa, couldn't resist that one - said with a HUGE smile, I trust you'll understand).

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 29th April 2005 8:51 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: And old friend, and not by "Chance" - (HA HA, NICE ONE PAULIE)

Hi Paulie!!!!

Nice to have you back among us, just a quick note to say that I rang Valerie at Ruth's Chris Steak House in NY to thank her for everything. I also spoke to Gail Brevard the other day - what a lovely lady!!!!

As for your defenc(s)e of Chance Bartels and his little tape/DVD "enterprise", all I can say is - HEAR, HEAR !!!!!!!!!!!

(Jim B. take note!)

You omitted to mention that Roy had no objection either....

On which subject, I must also second your remarks - to say that our meeting with him exceeded all expectations by far is an understatement.

We shall speak soon young man, take care and have a lovely week-end.

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 29th April 2005 8:59 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: and its one two three what are we fighting for..don't ask me i don't give a damn the next stop is Vietnam..and its five six seven open up the pearly gates, well there ain't no time to wonder why, whoopee we'll all gonna die... HI JAMIE

Hi Jamie

Nice one - I'm afraid I'd never have got that one in a month of Sundays, but an interesting piece of trivia nonetheless.

Classic festival, Woodstock - they just DON'T make'em like they used to. My fave number from that was "Soul Sacrifice" by Santana.... what's yours?

And don't let Lisa not getting the answer right stop you posting another Invaders-related poem!!!!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 29th April 2005 9:03 am U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Quatermass & Sir John Mills - HI LISA

Hi Lisa

The Quatermass you're referring to wasn't a film starring Sir John Mills, it was a TV serial in 4 or 5 parts (as I believe).

Broadcast in late 1979, it also starred Simon MacCorkindale (from "Holby City") and I seem to recall seeing it available on DVD.

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Name: Tralala
Email:
something@aol.com
Friday 29th April 2005 12:02 pm U.K. Time
Subject: No

I wonder when Paramount brings about a damned DVD release!

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Name: Alan
Email:
lewis@nerco.fsnet.co.uk
Friday 29th April 2005 1:47 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Alien Paper Boy

Hi Lisa,just another one-"Show And Tell" at the paper boys school-Teacher"what have you brought to show us?-APB-"A Flying Saucer"{teacher expects a cardboard model} -Teacher "Lovely,well where is it?" Loud whining noise fills the room and glowing lights appear,and men in green flight suits fill the room! Oh,NTDR I don"t know what the copyright law is in the USA but its always been my understanding that in the UK its covered by whats known as "Intellectual Property" i.e. if you "create" something-music,film or book-you have the intellectual rights to it,unles you sell those rights to someone else.Thats why there is a raft of prosecutions at the moment on pubs who operate jukeboxes or piped music without a licence from the performing rights society.Worldvision have the rights to The nvaders.If you tape a show from the TV "for your own use" thats OK,but if you try to copy it or sell or perform it,its a criminal act "theft of intellectual property".How would you like it if you were an artist and someone walked into your house,Xeroxed your paintings and then sold them on the Internet?

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 29th April 2005 3:50 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Alien Paper Boy + Duplicating + Selling Tape Copies - HI ALAN

Hi Alan

In answer to your retort to Paulie a.k.a. NTDR "How would you like it if you were an artist and someone walked into your house, xeroxed your paintings and then sold them on the Internet?"

Aside from the consideration that your example is a completely different animal which provides at best a spurious analogy, there's the matter of simple logic. Sticking to The Invaders, a classic sci-fi show suffering from woeful lack of exposure and especially lack of commercial availability which runs the risk of becoming as extinct as the dodo:

Forgetting France for one moment (where it enjoys levels of popularity and exposure unparalleled in the world), the English-speaking nations are lucky if it gets shown once in ten or fifteen years. There's no official DVD release, just a few episodes on discontinued VHS tape which can only be obtained second-hand by a lucky few and which don't come close to satisfying even a fraction of the demand from fans out there.

The packaging and marketing of bootleg recordings from the TV broadcasts is therefore a Godsend to the huge number of fans who, through no fault of their own, were either unaware of the show's last broadcast and/or were simply unable to make their own recordings of the series when last broadcast. Or, as with newer fans who may (for instance) have discovered the series only recently by catching the last couple of episodes on UK Channel 5, it ensures they get to catch-up on and properly appreciate the show, and are in turn are able to spread the gospel by letting others (especially family members!) know about it.

Far from eroding the demand for any 'official' recordings that subsequently came out, the majority of fans buying the bootleg recordings (as well as those, like me, who were able to record them off the TV) would be as eager to purchase them as ever. So in this respect as in any other, it's in the best interests of the owners, producers and any potential beneficiaries (including the cast) that the interest both flourishes and is maintained in whatever way possible. If that means a few quid changing hands for a set of DVD 's or tapes, so be it and it's neither here nor there.

[Indeed, in recent years a couple of prominent and formerly very successful music acts have taken to procuring long-available bootleg concert recordings and marketing them for themselves! Who's grateful now????]

Copyright laws have their place when there's a currently available and tangible product to protect, hence they will come into play if and when an official DVD release becomes reality. Until that time, like many rules and laws (and such as they exist in this case), these are made to be broken.

And if Roy Thinnes has no objection, that's good enough for me!!!!

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Name: Phil Forster
Email:
PhilsGameOn@AOL.com
Friday 29th April 2005 4:04 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Spelling Mistakes - OH NO, THERE I GO AGAIN - SORRY MOLITA !!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Molita (& Lisa take note too)

Ha! There's proof of my deteriorating faculties (if indeed it were needed!) - spelling MoliTa as 'MoliNa'!!!! That rather gooses any sense of irony I was hoping to convey in my earlier message (8:40 am U.K. Time this morning).

Sorry Molita - if I write it enough, I'll make sure I don't get it wrong again in future.

However, so that I don't put my foot in it in the way I did with Turi from Argentina (who I wrongly took to be - and referred to as - "she"), please confirm whether you're male or female....

Yours apologetically and ever to sheepishly, Phil.

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Name: Turi Cándido
Email:
vivianaramirez@tutopia.com
Friday 29th April 2005 5:17 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Spelling Mistakes - OH NO, THERE I GO AGAIN - SORRY MOLITA !!!!!!!!!!!

Estimado Phil, tu sabes que, ciertamente uno puede equivocarse, yo en principio creía que Lindsay era un nombre femenino!! y Gail creía que era masculino!! ....sólo al ver quienes eran en las fotos del cumpleaños de Roy, me dí cuenta de mi error!! Ha Ha ! Gracias por todo el afecto que recibo de ustedes y quiero seguir participando del chat!! Saludos desde la lejana Argentina. Turi

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Name: Lisa Sargent
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Friday 29th April 2005 7:36 pm U.K. Time
Subject: Re: Spelling Mistakes - OH NO, THERE I GO AGAIN - SORRY MOLITA !!!!!!!!!!!

Spelling has always been my achiles heel I'm afraid, so if I've slipped up anywhere please forgive this humble mortal human.

I was always getting a spelling B when