The Invaders (1967–1968)

Nightmare (21 Feb. 1967)

TV Episode   |  TV-PG   |    |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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David Vincent visits a small Kansas town, resentful of strangers, and uncovers an alien plot to control locusts and other insects.


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28 May 2018 | hrkepler
| Small Community Nightmare
'Nightmare' is one peculiar episode - it has some of the best and eeriest moments of the first season, and some of the most ridiculous ones of the whole series. There is tension and action and also plot holes big enough to drive harvester through.

The Invaders have worked out the plot to use flesh eating insects to wipe out human population. For that they seem to use some sort of powder or chemical mixture. The plot starts in small town in Kansas that is nearly in the heart of United States. When school teacher Ellen (Kathleen Widdoes) witnesses aliens using a machine that controls the insects the story finally reaches the newspapers. David Vincent arrives into town to investigate. He finds out that Ellen is little bit mentally unstable thanks to tragic event from the past. Still he believes the woman while the rest of the town, including Ellen's fiancee, are convinced that she imagined it all. The town's folk are not very friendly towards nosy Vincent and again he has hard time to find himself allies.

Not the best episode of the series, but the creepy small town atmoshpere, the constant threat and fast paced action makes it one of the most enjoyable ones. Truly nightmarish chapter. And Roy Thinnes is awesome as always.

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