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 Posted:   Oct 18, 2007 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Among the season 1 scores from "The Invaders" (1967/ABC/QM Production), which ones are your favourite?
Find the official list:
1. "Beachhead" (Dominic Frontiere)
2. "The Experiment" (Dominic Frontiere)
3. "The Mutation" (Dominic Frontiere)
4. "The Leeches" (Dominic Frontiere)
5. "Quantity: Unknown" (Richard Markowitz)
6. "The Condemned" (Sidney Cutner)


NP: Frontiere's "The Unknown".

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2007 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Among the season 1 scores from "The Invaders" (1967/ABC/QM Production), which ones are your favourite?
Find the official list:
1. "Beachhead" (Dominic Frontiere)
2. "The Experiment" (Dominic Frontiere)
3. "The Mutation" (Dominic Frontiere)
4. "The Leeches" (Dominic Frontiere)
5. "Quantity: Unknown" (Richard Markowitz)
6. "The Condemned" (Sidney Cutner)


NP: Frontiere's "The Unknown".




So what's up Charles and EagleDave?

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2007 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

I wish I was one of these people who can think through whole episodes' music! I can only recollect the Invaders music as individual cues .. e.g. Diane Baker turning to camera with that dramatically romantic (or romantically dramatic) Frontiere cue in Beachhead.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2007 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

I wish I was one of these people who can think through whole episodes' music! I can only recollect the Invaders music as individual cues .. e.g. Diane Baker turning to camera with that dramatically romantic (or romantically dramatic) Frontiere cue in Beachhead.



That cue is "Yvette and Allen theme".
It's recycled from an "Outer Limits" episode: "The Architects of Fear".
"Beachhead" contains original cues but it is actually a potpourri of "Outer limits" scores that include "The Forms of Things Unknown/The Unknown", "The Man Who Was Never Born", "Don't Open Till Doomsday", "The Architects of Fear", "Tourist Attraction", "The Invisibles.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2007 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)


That cue is "Yvette and Allen theme".
It's recycled from an "Outer Limits" episode: "The Architects of Fear".


See, I knew it was from the Outer Limits but I'd never have known which one. And when I watch Outer Limits I recognise the Invaders music sometimes, but can't remember exactly where it's from.

I wish I had better associative memory!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2007 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   Pariah   (Member)

I can only remember the title tune by Frontiere, mainly because of the version by Neil Norman!

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2007 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

As a kid I had two Dinky oil tanker lorries. At least I thought I had two: but whenever I found one of them, the other disappeared. When I eventually found the second one, the first had disappeared. I never saw them together, and now suspect I only had one all along.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2007 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)


Find the official list:
1. "Beachhead" (Dominic Frontiere)
2. "The Experiment" (Dominic Frontiere)
3. "The Mutation" (Dominic Frontiere)
4. "The Leeches" (Dominic Frontiere)
5. "Quantity: Unknown" (Richard Markowitz)
6. "The Condemned" (Sidney Cutner)




In "The Experiment", you'll have one character theme known as "The Lloyd Lindstrom theme" that is used when the protagonist looses his mind and needs his pills. That theme is tracked over and over in the course of the season.
Same thing happen with the powerful chase theme from "The Mutation".
Markowitz' atonal-dissonant music is also tracked from season 1 to season 2.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2007 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

How do you get the official lists? Extremely good ears, or other sources?

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2007 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

James Finch wrote a while back saying Dominic Frontiere was asked about the INVADERS master tapes and he said he didn't have them and didn't know who did (if anyone). Frontiere's music definitely gave the earlier shows a dynamic edge and touch of class which Duane Tatro's later scores lacked. Maybe Mr. Frontiere still has his sheet music for a possible re-record?
As mentioned before...I have done 2 volumes of INVADERS cues from audio from a DVDr set of the series. Unless the master recordings can be found I guess this is a s good as it gets. In the meantime enjoy La La Land's NAME FOR EVIL/THE UNKNOWN CD....
To answer your question Stefan...I like the eerie little flute theme when Vincent is introduced in "Beach Head"...and the trademark ominous brass bend INVADERS theme introduced as Vincent sees the saucer in "The Mutation" intro...there's a really cool extended cue in "The Storm" where Vincent is drugged and struggling to get out of the house, while hallucinating. The alternate end title of "The Mutation" is a beautiful piece. I liked the re-use of his OL cues, some of them sounded re-recorded. I especially liked the use of the OL cue behind Vincent waking in the hospital as "Arthur Gordon" in "Beach Head".

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2007 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

.there's a really cool extended cue in "The Storm" where Vincent is drugged and struggling to get out of the house, while hallucinating. The alternate end title of "The Mutation" is a beautiful piece. I liked the re-use of his OL cues, some of them sounded re-recorded. I especially liked the use of the OL cue behind Vincent waking in the hospital as "Arthur Gordon" in "Beach Head".



The "Storm" cue you mention is a cue from Cutner's "The Condemned".
I agree with you the sad love theme used in the end credits of "The Mutation" is unique et beautiful. It's the only time they put that cue in the series--that must be underlined.
I think you're right these TOL cues are re-recorded and arranged to fit "The Invaders".
The hospital scene in which Vincent tries to escape is a cue from "Tourist Attraction" mixed with a martial cue from "The Man Who Was Never Born" (track called "Dementia #2).

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2007 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

Stefan...there's an indie/experimental film called SPECTRES OF THE SPECTRUM which I just saw that uses cues from OL throughout the film (Nightmare,Hundred Days Of The Dragon, others) played over scenes from a bad 1950s science show called "Science In Action"...the result is very hilarious. You gotta see itsmile Google it...it's on DVD.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2007 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Stefan...there's an indie/experimental film called SPECTRES OF THE SPECTRUM which I just saw that uses cues from OL throughout the film (Nightmare,Ten Thousand Days Of The Dragon, others) played over scenes from a bad 1950s science show called "Science In Action"...the result is very hilarious. You gotta see itsmile Google it...it's on DVD.

I think the title of the OL ep was "Hundred Days of the Dragon".

Jeez, I must be channeling A. Hearn

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2007 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

.there's a really cool extended cue in "The Storm" where Vincent is drugged and struggling to get out of the house, while hallucinating. The alternate end title of "The Mutation" is a beautiful piece. I liked the re-use of his OL cues, some of them sounded re-recorded. I especially liked the use of the OL cue behind Vincent waking in the hospital as "Arthur Gordon" in "Beach Head".





The "Storm" cue you mention is a cue from Cutner's "The Condemned".
I agree with you the sad love theme used in the end credits of "The Mutation" is unique et beautiful. It's the only time they put that cue in the series--that must be underlined.
I think you're right these TOL cues are re-recorded and arranged to fit "The Invaders".
The hospital scene in which Vincent tries to escape is a cue from "Tourist Attraction" mixed with a martial cue from "The Man Who Was Never Born" (track called "Dementia #2).


the "Tourist Attraction" mounting-danger cue was left off the OL CDfrown It was also used in the finale of THE FUGITIVE as Johnson, the one-armed man, climbs the amusement park ride.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2007 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

Stefan...there's an indie/experimental film called SPECTRES OF THE SPECTRUM which I just saw that uses cues from OL throughout the film (Nightmare,Ten Thousand Days Of The Dragon, others) played over scenes from a bad 1950s science show called "Science In Action"...the result is very hilarious. You gotta see itsmile Google it...it's on DVD.

I think the title of the OL ep was "Hundred Days of the Dragon".

Jeez, I must be channeling A. Hearn


thanks Steven....how could I miss that?wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2007 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

How do you get the official lists? Extremely good ears, or other sources?


This official list is based on Jon Berlingame's "TV Biggest Hits" analysis mixed with the end titles from the series.
Besides, I studied Frontiere's DAYSTAR and QM Production series.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2007 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

The first season contain various un-identified cues like the 8 secondes harp cue used in "The Innocent" when Vincent shakes his eyes to wake up from his manufactured dream and the mob surrounds him at night to kill him--I guess it's from Dominic Frontiere.
During the end of "Wall of Crystal" prologue, a just married couple succumbs to the effects of crystals which absorb air: you can hear a psyche dissonant electric guitar--I guess it's from Richard Markowitz's "Quantity: Unknown".

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2007 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

One more thing... some of the episodes feature source music coming out of a jukebox. Have you noticed that and since the pilot when the hip Hackerman's sisters dance to the music while Vincent phones to his partner Alan in Kinney?
Episodes that take place in a club or a bar like "Vikor", "Doomsday Minus One" or "Quantity: Unknown" are source music-laden.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2016 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   Richard-W   (Member)

I would love to hear a two-disc set of The Invaders score.

Was Dominic Frontiere ever interviewed? and was this interview published somewhere?

I wonder if the score is housed in the Quinn-Martin or network archives. No doubt someone has looked, but I mention it in case no one has.

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2016 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

A few years ago or so, somebody mentioned Frontiere (and Getz) didn't have copies and didn't know where to get them.

 
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