This program was a short lived program but I
definitely grew attached to it in 1967 and 1968. It aired on
ABC from January 10, 1967 to March 26, 1968 and starred Roy
Thinnes from General Hospital fame. On General Hospital
he played Dr. Brewer.
Architect David Vincent (Roy Thinnes) is
overtired after a long drive and after taking a shortcut
down a dark and isolated road, ends up at Bud's Cafe. He hears
a loud noice and then sees a spacecraft landing. He learns that
the occupants are aliens from a dying planet who plan to take
over Earth by impersonating humans.
When he tries to convince authorities of what he has seen, they
dismiss him as a nut case. But David Vincent knows that he must
stop them to save the Earth.
At first he is alone in his fight, but then he finds the
Believers, ("The Believers" 12/5/1967) led by Edgar Scoville
(Kent Smith). There are supposed to be seven of them but we
only meet Elyse Reynold (Carol Lynley) and Bob Talman (Anthony
Eisley). I'm sure we could have known the other four Believers
if they hadn't cancelled the show!
As the series progresses we learn key
facts about the aliens:
- Some of them have a crooked 4th finger
Most aliens are emotionless, but the few who do
have feelings are mutants.
Alien leaders are called imaginatively, Leaders.
They have no hearts, thus no pulse, no blood.
They die by disintegrating into a glowing light.
They have to regenerate and have glass chambers for
this. When it's time to recharge, they begin to
They can reproduce by passing electricity through
Pure oxygen kills them.
Thanks to TV.com.