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Alien Attack (1976)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi  |  20 January 1986 (USA)
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Earth's Moon is the site of Moonbase Alpha, a scientific research colony nestled in the crater Plato. Staffed by over 300 men and women from Earth, it is the operations center for several ... See full summary »

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Earth's Moon is the site of Moonbase Alpha, a scientific research colony nestled in the crater Plato. Staffed by over 300 men and women from Earth, it is the operations center for several space expeditions. It is also a watchdog for vast amounts of atomic waste from Earth stored in silos on the Moon's far side. Magnetic radiation builds up and causes the wastes to explode with such force that the Earth's centripetal pull on the Moon is overcome, and the Moon is broken free of Earth's orbit to drift at incredible speed out of the Solar System off the plane of the ecliptic. The survivors on Moonbase Alpha are unable to return to Earth and must survive in unknown space on their wandering Moon. They encounter a planet whose advanced people project an illusion of a devastating attack on Moonbase. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Alien Attack - Die Außerirdischen schlagen zu  »

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As with sister film Destination Moonbase-Alpha (1978), the date has been changed from 1999 to a more futuristic 2100. See more »

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Edited from Space: 1999: War Games (1975) See more »

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One for Gerry Anderson completeists
29 September 1998 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Fairly competent cobbling together of two of the better episodes of the Gerry Anderson space opera, though the joining scenes are pretty basic looking. The effects are generally better than than the story lines or the acting. If you enjoyed the series you should enjoy this.


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