Warning: this story contains spoilers for the most recent episode of
Invasion (episode 204, “The Tunnel.”) Proceed with caution.
The latest episode of Invasion
turned our attention back to Jamila and the gang making their way to France via the tunnel under the English Channel. The last train to go in never came out and the military is blocking all traffic, so the kids decided to ditch the car and walk. What they found inside just might be a game changer, and not in a good way. Those spiky, spidery alien ground troops are no longer a problem, because they have been replaced by a faster, deadlier version!
SciFi Vision wanted to know more about the new threat, so we got together with Invasion
’s Visual Effects Supervisor, Erik Henry. He’s one of the best in the business and has worked on some of the most visually striking films in recent memory, including Oscar winners The Abyss
, Total Recall,
and Batman Return
s. In television, he won Emmy Awards for his work on Black Sails
and the blockbuster miniseries John Adams
. Henry is also busy; in addition to Invasion
, he is the senior VFX Supervisor on Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
and recently served on The Old Man
. We couldn’t wait to talk to him.
Henry began by explaining how and why the original invaders evolved, and what they have become.
The original spiked creature, he said, “is called the worker alien. The idea is that it was brought here to terraform the planet, and yes, while it is dangerous and kills, it's not until you get into season two that you find yourself face to face with what we'll call the warrior class, where they step it up a notch, and they're a lot scarier.”