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As a prelude to full-blown alien invasion, a team of four aliens telepathically linked with their lifelike human-looking android bodies abducts four random humans to test them to determine if humans can make good slaves.

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Homeless Man killed by Bravo
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Fred, Captive Security Guard
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Laura, Captive
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Kevin, Captive
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A group of aliens arrive on Earth as part of an advance invasion force. Their mission is to kidnap a small sample of humans and run them through a series of rigorous tests to determine if they would make suitable slaves. Harper, one of the alien experimenters, has beceme frustrated with her planet's endless cycle of conquest and extermination and begins to feel some sympathy for her human captives. While the prisoners see a glimmer of hope in the compassionate alien, will it be any use in stopping the enormous attack fleet just a few days from Earth? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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21 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Titled "Colony" on amazon. See more »

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When the aliens arrive on Earth, Harper says, "Los Angeles. It means City of Angels." While 'City of Angels' is a common nickname for Los Angeles, the city name actually means simply "The Angels". See more »

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pure rubbish
4 April 2002 | by (Bonn, Germany) – See all my reviews

This thing was bad. Really bad. I mean, low budget can sometimes be very inspiring, but not this. The story was so off-the-shelf, the alien's behaviour so illogical, the characters so clichéed. I found nothing good in it. And I did try.


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