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Invasion: Earth

1998

TV: Invasion: Earth

Creator: Jed Mercurio

Recollections...

Shoot the writers!arrow icon

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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Don't bother...arrow icon

When it first aired... Whenever that was... It's so unmemorable...
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RAF vs Aliensarrow icon

1998,Southend on Sea,32 years old
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In Depth

Invasion: Earth

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.

Paulvonscott recommends...


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It's great to be a thicky!

angelicSpaceboy on Journey into Space
Angelic's vicar rescheduled God for it...

MossyMermaid on The Stone Tape
30 years on, it claims another victim.

JennyDay on Tron
Loved how this changed a software engineer's life.

paulg1974 on Life on Mars
"I hope it's not Crime Traveller again." Exactly!

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