The Invaders/The Spores

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The Spores
Season 2, Episode 7
Airdate October 17, 1967
Teleplay by Ellis Kadison &
Joel Kane
Story by Al Ramrus &
John Shaner and
Ellis Kadison &
Joel Kane
Directed by William Hale
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The Spores is the seventh episode of the second season of The Invaders, and the twenty-fourth episode overall.

Starring: Roy Thinnes (David Vincent)

Guest Stars: Gene Hackman (Tom Jessup), Mark Miller (Jack), Patricia Smith (Sally), John Randolph (Sgt. Ernie Goldhaver), Wayne Rogers (Lt. John Mattson)

Co-Starring: James Gammon (Hal), Judee Morton (Mavis), Kevin Coughlin (Roy)

with Noam Pitlik (), Vince Howard (), Norma Connolly (), Joel Davison (), Brian Nash (), Stephen Liss (), Christie Matchett (Lizzie)


Plot Overview

Vincent discovers that an alien posing as a traveling salesman is carrying a case full of alien spores, but the case is stolen and passes through a number of hands before he can get his hands on it.


Arc Advancement





The Show

On the Invaders DVD, Roy Thinnes admits that he was taken aback when X-Files creator Chris Carter, who wanted Thinnes for his series, told him about the first episode he wanted him to appear episode about spores that hatch into aliens! Thinnes laughed and told him that it had been done this episode!!

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments