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The Aliens Are Coming (1980)

An alien mother ship hovering in Earth's atmosphere is the base for an attempted alien invasion of Earth.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Scott Dryden
Leonard Nero
Melinda O. Fee ...
Gwendolyn O'Brien (as Melinda Fee)
Fawne Harriman ...
Joyce Cummings
Timmy Garner (as Matthew Laborteaux)
Harve Nelson
Sue Garner
John Milford ...
Eldon Gates
Russ Garner
Chuck Polcheck
Hank Brandt ...
Lt. Col. John Sebastian
Laurence Haddon ...
Bert Fowler
Patrolman Ashley
Curtis Credel ...
Frank Foley
Richard Lockmiller ...
Patrolman Strong


An alien mother ship hovering in Earth's atmosphere is the base for an attempted alien invasion of Earth.

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They Were Alive. They Could Hear Them. They Could Feel Them. But They Could Not See Them...Until It Was Too Late.


Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

2 March 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alien Force  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Was meant to be pilot for a TV series never released and thus has unusual plot-holes. See more »


Follows The Invaders (1967) See more »

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TV sci-fi nostalgia for many...
3 August 2011 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

From obscure TV-history comes producer Quinn Martin's unearthed swansong, which feels like a pilot-movie along the sci-fi veins of his '60s hit series "The Invaders" (at the end a threatening voice-over promises that "The nightmare is just beginning!"). Unfortunately, the aliens that land in Nevada and their non-benign planetary activities lasted only 90 minutes. Enough time for them to try and steal our hydro-electric energy by inhabiting the bodies of human workers and further manipulate things through mind-control. Lacking excitement and with leading man Tom Mason acting impossibly witty, we are left with some cheesy FX - oh, those fierce green glowing eyes! - and spotting a young Ed Harris in the opening sequence.

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