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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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14 October 1977 (USA)  »

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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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Early in the movie the alien leader reveals that he is keeping a fleet hidden behind the Moon. He then attacks the friendly alien base through subterfuge, which does not go particularly well. This is in spite of his fleet outnumbering them by many times, and that they could have just attacked the Earth directly. See more »

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Fondly remembered as a legendary moment in my childhood
19 December 2003 | by (edinburgh, scotlnad) – See all my reviews

For years I had hoped to run across this film again as I find that certain images of the flying saucers have stuck in my imagination throughout my adult life. Actual recollections of storyline are nil as it seemed to be crude in its storytelling but my impression is that for whatever reason I believe this to be an important film in terms of its longterm effect on the impressionable minds (like mine at the time) who watched it on its release. Robert Vaughn who so memorably appeared in other low budget films (notably Teenage Caveman, a Corman classic), adds to the overall impression that here was something to be enjoyed throughout ones life. Despite its obvious flaws, you should overlook the films limitations and enjoy the fact that here is a film that at its core is about flying saucers. Apart from Forbidden Planet, no other film has remained with me with such a powerful grip on my imagination.


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