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Old 06-09-21, 11:57 AM
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Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg




Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Sam Neill, Firas Nassar, and Shioli Kutsuna star in this sci-fi drama that will make you question what you would do under extraterrestrial threat. Following multiple storylines across different continents, Invasion takes a global look at how one alien invasion would affect us all.




Premieres this Fall on October 22nd. 10 episodes are being produced. Simon Kinberg is producing it and it has also the creative team behind Hunters and The Alienist.


This is being filmed in New York, Manchester, UK, Morocco and Japan.

https://deadline.com/2020/08/simon-k...st-1203024701/

They resumed filming last August after being shut down due to COVID. That's pretty ambitious to film in 4 countries right now.
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Re: Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg

Looks cool. All in for new scifi stuff.
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Re: Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg

That trailer doesn't do much for me. Needs more familiar faces, IMO. Looks pretty generic.
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Re: Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg

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That trailer doesn't do much for me. Needs more familiar faces, IMO. Looks pretty generic.
Neill appears to be the biggest star of this series according to the IMDB cast list

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9737326...=tt_cl_sm#cast

Anderson was just on that Stowaway movie on Netflix, but I had never heard of him prior to that movie.

and it was just a visual teaser. I'm sure we will get something of more substance when it gets closer to air.
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Re: Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg

Big meh.

Looks too much like one of those mid-00s generic Lost knock-offs that usually only lasted for one season (wasn't one of those even called Invasion?) to generate much interest from me.
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Re: Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
Big meh.

Looks too much like one of those mid-00s generic Lost knock-offs that usually only lasted for one season (wasn't one of those even called Invasion?) to generate much interest from me.
Invasion was one of the better knock-offs back then. The pilot was actually pretty good, but so was the FlashForward pilot. All those shows couldn't repeat the success of Lost.
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Re: Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg

I love Sam Neill, but that southern accent is going to drive me crazy. Why was it needed? Just make him a sheriff who immigrated from New Zealand.
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Re: Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg

Full trailer

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Re: Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg

The first 3 episodes of this are up.
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Re: Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg

I watched the 1st of the 3 posted episodes. Honestly it didn't really do much for me. The episode is called "The Last Day" but it was all character set up and it was pretty slow.

The 1st episode is the key to get your audience excited, but this was a lot of exposition.

Sam Neill plays an Oklahoma sheriff who's about to retire. I would say he had the most interesting storyline. However, at the end of the episode:

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He dies. IMDB says he's only listed in 1 episode. And they don't really show how. He's just playing around in some mysterious crop circle that has sand and then drops dead. He and his partner did some investigating earlier in the episode.



I'm not going to drop it after 1 episode, but it didn't get me hooked at all. I need to see the actual sci-fi elements before I decide if this is worth committing to.

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Re: Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
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He dies. IMDB says he's only listed in 1 episode. And they don't really show how. He's just playing around in some mysterious crop circle that has sand and then drops dead. He and his partner did some investigating earlier in the episode.



Spoiler:
Whatever was in the sand killed him. They show the sand moving behind him then a tentacle hits him behind the head and he drops dead.



I watched the first 3 episodes. Pretty boring at this point.
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Re: Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg

I watched Ep1. Meathead is right about how that last scene went. I don't think I will be watching any more, I have enough to watch already and this simply isn't compelling.
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Re: Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg

So two shows recently that
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knocked Off the big name in the first ep.
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Re: Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg

Invasion is boring over stylized melodrama that mixes in an occasional alien explosion.

2 eps was enough I think.
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that's a shame. The premise sounded interesting and if this was good I was likely signing up again when the show finished airing to catch up on this and a few other shows. I feel Apple has been pretty strong in the original content department and the only one that I completely bailed on was the second season of Servant. I will defiantly sign back up when For All Mankind comes back but so far nothing else has pulled at me to spend the $. I have Hulu, Amazon, Netflix and a few other smaller streamers so not having a ton of content on Apple TV it was easy to cut.
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Re: Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg

Watched the first 2 episodes of this. Boring as hell. I'm out.
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I watched the first 3 episodes back-to-back, hoping that it would get better, but it hasn't.
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Re: Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg

It doesn't feel like something that's really going to move forward. I doubt this lasts long enough to get a satisfying conclusion.
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Re: Invasion (Apple TV +) -- S: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson -- Alien invasion series from Simon Kinberg

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It doesn't feel like something that's really going to move forward. I doubt this lasts long enough to get a satisfying conclusion.
At least we know all 10 episodes will air, unlike network TV which can yank a show if it's doing badly mid-season. Here's hoping that they don't leave us hanging though at the end of the season.

That said, this release schedule is incredibly annoying, dragging out the show till mid December. Maybe I'm spoiled by Netflix and the ability to binge a season in a single sitting, but these scheduled weekly drops just sucks.

For those of you curious, here's the rest of the schedule:
  • Invasion Episode 4: October 29, 2021
  • Invasion Episode 5: November 5, 2021
  • Invasion Episode 6: November 12, 2021
  • Invasion Episode 7: November 19, 2021
  • Invasion Episode 8: November 26, 2021
  • Invasion Episode 9: December 3, 2021
  • Invasion Episode 10: December 10, 2021
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I really wanted to like this, but holy crap is it boring and slow. These characters don't have the slightest bit of personality or hint of anything interesting. Honestly, the only character I give a shit about is the British kid's crush, who I'm calling MJ.
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This is the most dull, uninteresting thing I have ever seen. I can't imagine slogging through another 7 hours of this.
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This is the most dull, uninteresting thing I have ever seen. I can't imagine slogging through another 7 hours of this.
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