Alien computer control device from The Invaders episode
"Ivy Curtain". (ABC-TV, 1967-68) Wall-mounted device with
twelve translucent white bulbs, each wired to illuminate from
behind in an intermittent or circular pattern. This device can
be seen mounted on a wall in the Midlands Academy, as part of
the alien education computer which instructed the "Invaders"
how to mimic human mannerisms. In this scene, the computer
instructs the aliens to seek out a "David Vincent", the star
of the show, whom they had just discovered had infiltrated the
Academy. This prop was also used in other Invaders episodes,
most notably "The Innocent" (aboard the alien space ship),
"the Storm" (inside the alien-controlled church) and "The
Prophet" (as the Prophet's control device). Measures 6 in.
square. From the collection of Invaders special effects master
Photos & text courtsey of Profiles in History:
Value: $800 - $1,200