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    I've recently bought a few BluRay and DVD boxsets: the original Twilight Zone, the Outer Limits, The Invaders (and Alfred Hitchcock Presents & The Alfred Hitchcock Hour).
    I certainly remember watching The Invaders back in the day, and it was rerun here through to the 80s. A precursor to the X-Files and the short-lived Dark Skies for sure.
    I've bought the Twilight Zone book to accompany my watching. Some of them I've seen but not for a long time, same with Outer Limits.
    They all hold up incredibly well, with fine casts and writers, and a raft of young directors who'd go on to features in the 70s. They look gorgeous too, great quality prints.
    Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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    Watching a fascinating episode of The Outer Limits from 1963, the eighth in season one: The Human Factor. Henry Guardino, Gary Merrill, James Sikking, Sally Kellerman appear.
    This episode concludes disc 2 of the DVD boxset.
    Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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      #3
      I remember the Invaders! I was just a little kid at the time but I definitely remember it. Pretty scary to a child. I should watch it again sometime, because as you point out, it was a precursor to the X Files, which was one of my favorite shows. The X Files of course honored its predecessor by having Roy Thinnes as a guest star (an alien, no less).

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        #4
        Outer Limits was just fantastic as was Twilight and Invaders.

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          #5
          The Outer Limits was a show I was really devoted to as a kid, watching it in reruns. My ex and I had a VHS set of various episodes from both seasons (two per tape) from Columbia Home Video. I think we ended up with about 10-12 tapes. At the time (this was in the '90s) they had not yet licensed beyond that for a complete set of the original run. My favorite of those is Demon With A Glass Hand, written by Harlan Ellison.
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            #6
            Another Invaders fan here. Loved the alien spaceships.

            Jeff Tiberius Grey Wolf
            My hovercraft is full of eels

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              #7
              And because the original was a 60s TV show

              Jeff Tiberius Grey Wolf
              My hovercraft is full of eels

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