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Starship Invasions (1977)

PG  |   |  Sci-Fi  |  14 October 1977 (USA)
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An advance team from a dying, far-off civilization seeks a new world to conquer and inhabit -- Earth!

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Prof. Allan Duncan
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Captain Rameses
Daniel Pilon ...
Anaxi
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Phi
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Betty Duncan
Henry Ramer ...
Malcolm
Victoria Johnson ...
Gazeth
Doreen Lipson ...
Dorothy
Kate Parr ...
Diane Duncan
Sherri Ross ...
Sagnac
Linda Rennhofer ...
Joan
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
Joe
Ted Turner ...
Zhender
Sean McCann ...
Carl
Bob Warner ...
Air Force General
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Captain Rameses and his Legion of the Winged Serpent brigade are out to claim Earth for their dying race. Out to save Earth is an alien guard patrol located in the Bermuda Triangle, the League of Races. LOR leaders warn Rameses that he's breaking galactic treaty rules. The alien villain responds by launching an invasion which telepathically drives Earthlings to suicide. The LOR implore UFO expert Professor Duncan to help them. Eventually, the two alien forces battle. Will the Earth be saved? Written by Paul White <pdwhite@ibm.net>

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We know they are there - advanced beyond our imagination. Why have they come?

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Alien Encounter  »

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CAD 2,150,000 (estimated)
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The full size saucer was actually an inflatable prop. See more »

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The movie opens with the aliens abducting and seducing a farmer. They then decide they need a female as well, and abduct an entire family. In the next scene, the alien leader explains they learned everything they needed to from the farmer. See more »

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Campy, but story details give it charm
2 January 2007 | by (Cornish, New Hampshire USA) – See all my reviews

While there's no denying the poor production value and cheap special effects (this is a B movie, after all); I feel the story behind this movie has some value. The motivation of the bad guys is well established. They are not simply evil, but are in a bit of a tight spot themselves. Also, the primary method they use to achieve their goal (a suicide ray) is rather chilling. The use of telepathic communication between the aliens was a nice touch. The cheesiness of this film can easily be embraced as enjoyable camp. It's not a great film, but I think you'll find that it sticks with you after you watch it. The story is fairly rich, with lots of details and connections filled in along the way. It truly has some meat to it. I first saw it as a kid while growing up. Now, over 25 years later, I finally tracked it down and watched it again. I'm still charmed by it.


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