TV: Invasion: Earth
Creator: Jed Mercurio
If it was this one, I was in Wales.Thank god Buffy was on TV then or I may have actually thrown it through the window!!
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A handful of British military try to prevent Earth becoming an alien battleground.
Earth looks destined to become the site of a long-awaited conflict between two alien races, and humanity's only hope of survival lies with a small band of soldiers in this British answer to Independence Day.
There are intriguing ideas at the centre of this six-episode offering, but after a promising start it turns into a run-of-the-mill alien invasion saga. A reported £750,000 was spent on each episode, including 85 custom-built sets and state-of-the-art computer graphics. Still, the miniseries' limited production values struggled to capture accurately the storyline's epic scope and its sluggish pacing culminates in an unsatisfying ending.
The Anglo-American cast do their best to offer a believable response to an alien encounter and, when given the opportunity, deliver some moving moments.