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Ronald Austin (teleplay) and
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13 February 1973 (USA) See more »
An invisible demon in the cargo hold of a jet airliner terrorizes the passengers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Chuck Connors ... Captain Ernie Slade

Buddy Ebsen ... Glenn Farlee

Tammy Grimes ... Mrs. Pinder

Lynn Loring ... Manya (as Lyn Loring)

Jane Merrow ... Sheila O'Neill

France Nuyen ... Annalik

William Shatner ... Paul Kovalik

Roy Thinnes ... Alan O'Neill

Paul Winfield ... Dr. Enkalla
Will Hutchins ... Steve Holcomb

Darleen Carr ... Margot
Brenda Benet ... Sally (as Brenda Benét)

Russell Johnson ... Jim Hawley

H.M. Wynant ... Frank Driscoll
Mia Bendixsen ... Jodi
Gerald Peters ... Tractor Loader (as Gerald Saunderson Peters)

Robert Donner ... Dispatcher
Peter Ashton ... Clerk
Veronica Anderson ... 2nd Clerk

Directed by
David Lowell Rich 
Writing credits
Ronald Austin (teleplay) (as Ron Austin) and
James D. Buchanan (teleplay) (as Jim Buchanan)

V.X. Appleton (story)

Produced by
Anthony Wilson .... producer
Original Music by
Morton Stevens 
Cinematography by
Earl Rath (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Bud S. Isaacs 
Casting by
Pam Polifroni 
Art Direction by
James Hulsey 
Set Decoration by
Harry Gordon 
Costume Design by
Paula Giokaris 
Stephen Lodge 
Makeup Department
George Lane .... makeup artist
Gloria Montemayor .... hair stylist
Production Management
Edward O. Denault .... production manager
R. Robert Rosenbaum .... unit production manager
Sound Department
Barry Thomas .... sound mixer (as Barry D. Thomas)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paula Giokaris .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Stephen Lodge .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)

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73 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Contains three "Star Trek" (1966) alumni. William Shatner and Paul Winfield played Captains Kirk and Terrell, respectively. Additionally, France Nuyen played the title role and Kirk's love interest of the week in the third season episode "Elaan of Troyius."See more »
Continuity: The airliner on take off is not a 747 but a T-Tail design airliner.See more »
Manya:Paul, do you know what she's talking about?
Paul Kovalik:The Droata, Mrs. Pinder?
Mrs. Pinder:Of course. The Druids.
Paul Kovalik:Believe it or not, here we are in the last half of the Twentieth Century, under these circumstances, and what are we worrying about? The grotesque practices of a primitive cult that was stamped out before the coming of Christ.
Mrs. Pinder:Not entirely, Mr. Kovalik. There are still Druids.
Paul Kovalik:Yes, of course there are. And there are still witches and Satanists, and those who believe the Jimson weed can make them immortal. There's never been any shortage of idiot things to believe in or idiots to take them up on it.
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So, This is Terrible... But I liked It, 11 March 2014
Author: catfishman from Canada

I watched this years ago as a kid, on television, and only had vague memories of it. I just recently re-watched at and I have to say it's quite the turkey. A made for TV horror film staring Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen and William Shatner that takes place on a 747 apparently 37,000 feet. There's a Druid stone on the plane (being moved from England to the U.S. to be part of a private bar of a successful architect. It's the solstice, the ancient Druid god's are angry and demanding a sacrifice. So, the movie is pretty weak, as one might expect for a made for TV movie of this time (1973), and I doubt many would like it. I enjoyed it mostly due to the memories it brought back and my weird love of crappy movies. If you want to relive some TV memories from the 70's or also like cheesy bad movies, then I say go for it... If you don't fit this mold, just walk away and don't look back. Trivia: Paul Winfield also stars in this movie - William Shatner and Paul Winfieled would later go on to be in Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan nine years later in 1982.

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