Twilight Zone, The: "The Invaders"


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"The Invaders" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone.

Synopsis:

An old woman (Agnes Moorehead) is apparently living alone in a very rustic cabin. She is dressed shabbily and there are no modern conveniences in evidence. After hearing a strange noise from the sleeping loft, she is accosted by small intruders that come from a miniature flying saucer that has landed on her house, equipped with two tiny people in spacesuits. In proportion to the old woman, the intruders appear to be only a few inches high.

She battles them for many minutes, finally killing one and following the other back to his ship. There she hears one of the space-suited intruders, speaking in English with an apparent American accent, send off a desperate warning to other potential invaders that the people from the planet are giants and very difficult to defeat, after which she destroys the ship with a hatchet and then, exhausted, collapses. (Before this scene, the episode has no dialogue.)

The camera pans and we see the side of the ship display U.S. Air Force Space Probe No. 1.

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Highlights
Richard Matheson on his surprise that The Twilight Zone episode "The Invaders" has become a classic
00:56
Richard Matheson on the structure of a Twilight Zone episode
00:44
The Twilight Zone associate producer Del Reisman on visiting the set of "The Invaders"
01:18
Richard Matheson on the legacy of The Twilight Zone
00:45
Who talked about this show

Jerry Goldsmith

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Jerry Goldsmith on the larger ensemble he used for The Twilight Zone episode "The Invaders"
00:55

Richard Matheson

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Writer Richard Matheson on the structure of a Twilight Zone episode
00:44
Writer Richard Matheson on his assessment of The Twilight Zone epsiode "The Invaders"
00:56
Writer Richard Matheson on the legacy of The Twilight Zone
00:45

Del Reisman

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The Twilight Zone associate producer Del Reisman on visiting the set of "The Invaders"
01:18

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