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The Alpha Incident (1978)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  24 May 1978 (USA)
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A microorganism from Mars, brought to Earth by a space probe, terrorizes passengers in a railroad office.

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A microorganism from Mars, brought to Earth by a space probe, terrorizes passengers in a railroad office.

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Overblown Outer Limits
29 April 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Alpha Incident involves a microorganism from Mars escaping due to the stupidity and carelessness of a railroad baggage handler. Not to mention the imbecility of NASA scientists sending the thing by regular express mail so as to not cause any attention.

So now with the quick thinking that characterizes science fiction movies like these the organism is quarantined at a remote rail station and five people are kept in isolation while scientists work to find a cure, for what they're not sure, but we soon see.

The only cast name I'm sure you might remember is Ralph Meeker, the rest are total unknowns, at least to me they are. The film is an interesting idea, but one more suited to a television episode of The Outer Limits.


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