The Invaders (1967–1968)
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Valley of the Shadow 

A series of mischances leads an alien to kill a human doctor, and get arrested in the small town of Carterville, Wyoming. His alien friends bungle his rescue, and the entire town sees him ... See full summary »


Jesse Hibbs


Robert Sabaroff (teleplay), Howard Merrill (story) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Thinnes ... David Vincent
Nan Martin ... Dr. Maria McKinley
Harry Townes ... Will Hale
Ron Hayes ... Sheriff Gordon Clements
Joe Maross ... Alien Capt. Taft
Mark Roberts ... Dr. Sam Larousse
Robert Sorrells Robert Sorrells ... Deputy Jim
Ted Knight ... Alien Air Force Major McEvoy
Hank Brandt Hank Brandt ... Joe Manners
Don Eitner ... Townsman
Jon Lormer ... Minister
James Sikking ... Human Capt. William Taft
Wayne Heffley ... Sergeant #2
Claudia Bryar ... Townswoman
Phil Chambers ... Townsman


A series of mischances leads an alien to kill a human doctor, and get arrested in the small town of Carterville, Wyoming. His alien friends bungle his rescue, and the entire town sees him go up in red flames! Now, the entire town understands that aliens have come to Earth. And the aliens are desperate to keep that knowledge from spreading - so desperate that when David Vincent finds out what they plan to do, he desperately tries to strike a deal with them to stop it. If he fails, the town of Carterville may find itself under water - a lot of water. Written by CommanderBalok

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller





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26 September 1967 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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In the opening and closing narration, it is said the population of the (fictional) town of Carterville, Wyoming is 1,216. See more »


When the newspaper headline was seen the word "prophecy" was misspelled as "prophesy". See more »


Narrator: [Opening Narration] Carterville, Wyoming, once a processing center for copper mines, now a relic. Population: 1,216. Principal features: the Laramie Mountains on the south, the North Platte River on the north. Principal industry: contemplation of the past. In its 71 years, Carterville has had only four murder cases. The latest, committed by a member of an alien race, will never be recorded in the history books.
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Now, the Whole Town Has Seen Them
29 May 2018 | by hrkeplerSee all my reviews

'Valley of the Shadow' is one of the most interesting and equally strange episode. The secret of the aliens is now out when the whole town sees one of them burn up, and finally, David Vincent's crusade is coming to a point where he has hundreds of witnesses and he is not treated like like some nutcase with paranoid delusions. Well, it seems that way. There can't be much said about the story of the episode without ruining it too much, but it is one of the best written chapters of the series with many interesting twists. Rarely have been David Vincent (and the viewer) more relieved and devastated at the same time.

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