Debuting in 2005, Invasion may have been plagued by some
of the worst timing in television production history. The show, the first of
many hoping to replicate the success of Lost which debuted a year earlier, concerned
the titular invasion by unseen aliens during a catastrophic storm off the coast
The problem was 2005 played host to Hurricane Katrina,
a very real tragedy which left Americans none too eager to follow a fictional national
disaster. As a result, the series which had originally been intended to run for
five seasons was cut down to a single season, twenty two episode run.
As a result the cause of the eponymous invasion and the
many mysteries of the aliens it harboured, hinted at throughout the short run, remained
unexplained. What could have been an enigmatic cliff hanger became the show’s official
ending and frustrated fans turned to unsuccessful petitions in order to learn what
it all meant.