MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,296 this week

Alien Attack (1976)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi  |  20 January 1986 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 115 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 2 critic

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 »

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 520 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
 
a list of 105 titles
created 14 Aug 2013
 
a list of 3316 titles
created 26 Dec 2013
 
a list of 227 titles
created 01 Jan 2014
 
a list of 425 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Alien Attack" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Alien Attack (TV Movie 1976)

Alien Attack (TV Movie 1976) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Alien Attack.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Invasion: UFO (1974)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An organization called SHADO fights off aliens who are infiltrating Earth by disguising themselves as humans.

Director: Gerry Anderson
Stars: Ed Bishop, Michael Billington, Wanda Ventham
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth's but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Parrish
Stars: Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry, Patrick Wymark
Moon Zero Two (1969)
Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A space salvage expert and his partner become involved with a group of criminals intent on hijacking a small asteroid made of sapphire and crashing it into the moon for later recovery. The ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: James Olson, Catherine Schell, Warren Mitchell
UFO (1969–1973)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A highly secret military organization is set up in the hope of defending ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington
Space Precinct (1994–1995)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The extraterrestrial adventures of former NYPD detective Patrick Brogan, now a lieutenant with the Demeter City police force on the planet Altor. Brogan and his partner Jack Haldane must ... See full summary »

Stars: Ted Shackelford, Rob Youngblood, Simone Bendix
Deep Space (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

An American satellite with a new biological weapon gets out of control and crashes onto US territory. A slimy monster emerges and manages to escape, killing everyone who crosses his path. ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Charles Napier, Ann Turkel, Bo Svenson
Swing I (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three women from three generations are forced together, mentored by an old diva and a transvestite, to form a band. They are successful on stage, but off of it they are not getting along at all.

Director: Csaba Fazekas
Stars: Eszter Ónodi, Eszter Csákányi, Franciska Töröcsik
Secret Agent (1964–1966)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Three years after the original "Danger Man" series concluded, it was revamped and continued in a longer format. (1 hour/episode instead of 30 minutes). John Drake was now a Special Security... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron
Space: 1899 (Video 2004)
Comedy | Sci-Fi | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Gareth Randall
Stars: Tony Anholt, Barbara Bain, Martin Landau
Relentless (TV Movie 1977)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An Arizona state trooper, who is also an Indian, pursues a gang of paramilitary-type robbers into the mountains. The gang has killed the trooper's uncle and taken a woman hostage, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Stars: Will Sampson, Monte Markham, John Hillerman
Terror Out of the Sky (TV Movie 1978)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

This TV sequel to "The Savage Bees" features more rampaging insects. This time a marching band and a school bus get in the path of the bees.

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Dan Haggerty, Tovah Feldshuh
Whoops Apocalypse (TV Series 1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A light-hearted look at the final week before doomsday. American President Johnny Cyclops is trying to run a re-election campaign while dealing with the Russians, a deposed Shah needing to ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Morse, John Barron, Ed Bishop
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Barry Morse ...
...
...
Male Alien
...
Female Alien
Prentis Hancock ...
Zienia Merton ...
Anton Phillips ...
...
Philip Madoc ...
Lon Satton ...
...
Clifton Jones ...
Patrick Allen ...
Lunar Commission Chairman
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

edited from tv series | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Far out beyond our world and time lies the ultimate epic encounter with the supreme alien intelligence! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 January 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alien Attack - Die Außerirdischen schlagen zu  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

Edited from Space: 1999: Breakaway (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Giants' Causeway
Composed by Nick Ingman
Courtesy of the Bruton Music Library
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nice try ...
4 January 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

... but it wasn't really necessary. Or that good. ITC seems to have taken two Space: 1999 episodes and linked them to make a 'movie'. Problem is, we get choppy edits and re-used scenes! (I counted two shots which were recycled.) The stiffly-acted, hastily-contrived backstory (which vanishes after the first hour) feels so tacked-on that you wonder what the motive was for this project. A quick buck? The opening and closing music sounds like something from The Benny Hill Show--one of the discotheque skits! The version I saw even eschews the 1999 setting. Here, we're boosted forward to the year "two thousand, one hundred." Hmmm. Shoulda left well enough alone.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Alien Attack (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?