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Invasion: Earth 

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In the lonely Scottish highlands, a small band of military personnel fight a desperate battle against a formidable alien intruder to prevent an invasion of the Earth.

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Jed Mercurio
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Series cast summary:
Vincent Regan ...  Flt. Lt. Chris Drake 6 episodes, 1998
Maggie O'Neill ...  Dr. Amanda Tucker 6 episodes, 1998
Fred Ward ...  Maj. Gen. David Reece 6 episodes, 1998
Phyllis Logan ...  Sqn. Ldr. Helen Knox 6 episodes, 1998
Paul J. Medford Paul J. Medford ...  Nick Shay 6 episodes, 1998
Jonathan Dow Jonathan Dow ...  Flt. Lt. Jim Radcliffe 6 episodes, 1998
Gerard Rooney Gerard Rooney ...  Sgt. Tuffley 5 episodes, 1998
Laura Harling Laura Harling ...  Emily Tucker 5 episodes, 1998
Bob Barrett ...  Flt. Lt. Stewart 5 episodes, 1998
Anton Lesser ...  Lt. Charles Terrell 4 episodes, 1998
Sara Kestelman Sara Kestelman ...  Grp. Capt. Susan Preston 4 episodes, 1998
Christopher Fairbank ...  Wg. Cdr. Friday 4 episodes, 1998
John Shrapnel ...  Air Marshal Bentley 3 episodes, 1998
Nicola Grier ...  Det. Sgt. Rebecca Holland 3 episodes, 1998
Diana Payan Diana Payan ...  Gran 3 episodes, 1998
Hugh Ross ...  Dr. Vickers 2 episodes, 1998
Sheila Grier Sheila Grier ...  Jenny Marchant 2 episodes, 1998
Michael Vaughan Michael Vaughan ...  Inspector Boyd 2 episodes, 1998
Luke Garrett ...  SAC Burton 2 episodes, 1998
Nicola Buckingham Nicola Buckingham ...  Echo 2 episodes, 1998
David Albion David Albion ...  Sgt. Lynch 2 episodes, 1998
Sean Fall Sean Fall ...  RAF Sentry 2 episodes, 1998
Kieron Forsyth Kieron Forsyth ...  Pte. Grover 2 episodes, 1998
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One normal night over the Scottish highlands, Flt. Lt. Chris Drake (Vincent Regan) was scrambled and shot down an unidentified flying object little knowing the consequences of this rash act of bravado. At the same time Dr. Amanda Tucker ('Maggie O'Neill') and her assistant Nick Shay ('Paul Shay') were monitoring the sky for intelligent forms of communication and detected much more than they bargained for. The search for the downed aircraft led to the discovery of Lt. Charles Terrell (Anton Lesser), who subsequently turned out to be an army officer who went missing in 1945. After initial reticence Lt. Terrell started to reveal his story about the peaceable Echo's who had abducted him years ago and an ancient, merciless enemy, the nD's, who sought to enslave the Echo's for their own evil purposes. As his story unfolds and the evidence of Dr. Tucker's observations and the construction of the alien spacecraft lends credence to it, the nightmarish prospect of a full scale invasion of the ... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1998 (USA) See more »

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Célpont: a Föld See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

111 Squadron, whose aircraft were used in the series, was the forerunner to the RAF's Aerobatic Display Team, 'The Red Arrows'. In 1957, two years after the squadron were equipped with the Hawker Hunter, they became the RAF's only official display team (previously, many squadrons had their own display team). Starting with 4 aircraft, their squadron comander, Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Topp first increased it to 5 aircraft and, by the time of the Farnborough Airshow in 1957, a 9-ship display team had been formed. Because their aircraft were painted black, and after a journalist called them 'Les Fleches Noires' at that years' Paris Air Show, they became known as 'The Black Arrows'. At the Farnborough show the following year (1958), Sqn Ldr Topp helped create a Guinness World Record by looping 22 Hawker Hunters in formation, a record that is yet to be broken. See more »

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Major General Reece, a U.S. Air Force officer, wears a Combat Infantryman badge, which is only worn by U.S. Army personnel. See more »

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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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I wish a sequel was in the works!
16 April 2001 | by lorrjobSee all my reviews

I really loved this show. It appeared on the Space Channel here in Canada. I've seen it 3 times and get something new out of it every time I watch it. I found it very entertaining, in that typical dry, British way. The Brits really know how to do Sci-Fi, totally unforgiving. The last scene was incredibly haunting and I really wish that there was a sequel underway. The acting was incredible, the characters believable and likeable (and not so likeable) and the plotline profound. I would watch it again in a heartbeat!


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