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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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The aliens depicted, including the pointy-nosed robot, are based on actual descriptions given by UFO "witnesses" over the years. 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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The University of Toronto Connection
5 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Some trivia: Parts of Starship Invasions was filmed on the campus of the University of Toronto, in particular some of the UFO scenes were shot on the grounds of the then-new Robarts Library, facing the also very new Innis College (where Marshall McLuhan was teaching) In this film, Robert Vaughn basically plays the part of Dr. Ernie Seaquist, dean of Astrophysics at the U of T, and who, at that time, had pinned to the cork board outside his office a double page spread from the National Enquirer with an article quoting Prof. Seaquist and sporting the banner title with something like, "U of T Professor says there IS life in outer space" -- he said a journalist had called one day, asked him that question, so he explained the Drake Equation and how space was so unimaginably large, he'd be very surprised if we were alone.

Sure enough, his quote does appear in the two-page article. As the last line. We were told in the Astrophysics dept that our projects could be on any subject, "Except astrology and UFOs."


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