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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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Dr. Scott Dryden
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Leonard Nero
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Gwendolyn O'Brien (as Melinda Fee)
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Joyce Cummings
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Timmy Garner (as Matthew Laborteaux)
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Harve Nelson
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Sue Garner
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Eldon Gates
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Russ Garner
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Chuck Polcheck
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Laurence Haddon ...
Bert Fowler
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Patrolman Ashley
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Frank Foley
Richard Lockmiller ...
Patrolman Strong

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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.

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2 March 1980 (USA)  »

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Alien Force  »

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

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Followed by The Invaders (1995) See more »

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It's "A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION" and looks like it too.
8 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only thing missing is the typical voice at the beginning announcing the fact that this is a QM production. They even have William Conrad (Cannon) in a voice over near the end saying, "The nightmare is just beginning!" which was probably lifted from some other production, but at least they got that great voice of his for a bit. This is obviously a failed pilot episode where our brave scientist tracks down the invading aliens week after week. Sound familiar? It was done better as THE INVADERS in the 60s. But still a fun TV film to watch if only for the enjoyment of seeing the late 70s period paraphernalia, and to muse about the formulaic production of these types of TV pilots/movies. It's always a great thrill to get to the point of the TV commercial cutaway, and not have a commercial come in! Full of lots of cheesy but nifty TV production special effect leftovers and plastico robotic creatures from Galactica and Buck Rogers, unfortunately without the beautiful Erin Grey, though. If you can find it, it's worth a look.


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