The Invaders/The Watchers

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The Watchers
Season 2, Episode 3
Airdate September 19, 1967
Teleplay by Jerry Sohl and
Earl Hamner, Jr.
Story by Earl Hamner, Jr. and
Michael Adams
Directed by Jesse Hibbs
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The Watchers is the third episode of the second season of The Invaders, and the twentieth episode overall.

Starring: Roy Thinnes (David Vincent)

Guest Star: Shirley Knight (Maggie Cook)

Special Guest Star: Kevin McCarthy (Paul Cook)

Co-Starring: Leonard Stone (Ramsey), Robert Yuro (Simms), Walter Brooke (Danvers)

with Harry Hickox (Bowman), John Zaremba (General), James Seay (Grayson), Paul Sorensen (Alien #1), Marlowe Jensen (Alien #2)


Plot Overview

The suspicious suicide of a man who claims that aliens are after him sends Vincent to a remote lodge in Virginia, where he discovers that aliens are spying on a high-profile guest, a defense contractor who's about to make a major deal with the Air Force.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Michael Adams is a pseudonym for frequent Outer Limits writer Meyer Dolinsky.

Allusions and References

It's no surprise that Kevin McCarthy would turn up as a guest star on The Invaders...after all, a decade before, he played a character very similar to David Vincent in the classic film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers".

Memorable Moments