I was going to post this on the old forum on Saturday coming, but with the new forum appearing early, and a new/unused topic slot, why not post this early…because you may like it…
So: ‘Invasion Earth’, broadcast by BBC back in 1998. Absolutely classic British sci-fi tv series, in all the good and bad ways you can think of.
Very much in the Dr Who/Survivors style, but much darker and deeper. Beware, it’s six (yes, six!) 45-minute episodes. Even if you can’t be bothered watching all of it now, give it a skim-watch over Xmas. It’s heavy, heavy in places, but lots of over-the-top fun in other ways.
Where else will you see: RAF Regiment Gunners being dragged into alien vortexs…a Tornado flying through a 100ft high alien blob…Rapier SAMs being shot at aliens…RAF doctors working on saving the star of the show from bio-contamination…A Tornado 2-ship doing an unauthorised UFO intercept, all with proper r/t procedures…ah, they don’t make 'em like they used to!!!
I had lots of awareness of this whilst it was being made, and watching it when it was eventually broadcast was really weird.
Much of the filming was done only a few miles down the road from me (I’m often a passing visitor to ‘Kirkhaven’), and, of course, all the activity at Leuchars was…fun!
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Invasion Earth -The Last War - ep1
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Invasion Earth-The Fourth Dimension-ep2
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Invasion Earth-Only the Dead-ep3
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Invasion Earth-The Fall of Man-ep4
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Invasion Earth-The Battle More Costly-ep5
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Invasion Earth- The Shatterer of Worlds-ep6
Anyway, give it a whirl, don’t take it too seriously, but enjoy!