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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

I knew it would be terrible at the time.

Author: rex-106 from United States
3 May 2006

This film was a nightmare to work on.

I was recruited to work as a special visual effects artist on this film after several other people had quit. They had good reason to quit.

I had previously only worked as talent, the visual effect stuff was just a side hobby I had tinkered with when doing models and costuming.

The conditions were terrible, the story a joke and I had to constantly fight with the people I worked with over getting the right equipment and materials and being allowed to do my job correctly.

The visuals they called for directly conflicted with the story and changed on a daily basis, right along with the daily breakdown in equipment to do them.

I was shorted on pay, had things stolen by senior crew people, and was not credited for my work. The director had the nerve to send me a copy of his vanity press biography as "additional compensation".

There is not enough money in the world to get me to work with either Mahaffey or Ellis ever again.

The only good part was working with Trevor Goddard and Roddy Piper.

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful: brain just died a little

Author: Mac_joyce_45 from United States
4 February 2012

Still not sure what just happened , I opened Netflix, saw a sci-fi title, movie started , saw "dimension" studios and thought there has to be some money behind this , something half way decent. That's all I remember , just woke up drooling half catatonic as a result this galactically horrible film. There are no words other than I beg my fellow 'Brecca Brothers' not to watch this film. The acting was painful, the story was most likely written by a drunken sheep. It Felt like I was watching a low low budget TV series with set design inspired by the movies Red Dawn and Peter Pan on acid. I watch a lot of bad sci-fi movies ( thank you net flix ) but this one takes the cake. This could be A MST3K gem.

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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

The production values of a porno movie applied to sci-fi

Author: virtualxi
29 March 2009

This "movie" is perhaps the most insulting piece of science fiction I've ever see. There is literally nothing redeeming about this film. Bad scrypt, horrible actors (I can't believe the guy from JAG is in this piece of garbage), special effects that could've been done better in the 1960s. This is the kind of film that you watch to see if it can really get any worse and IT DOES... A LOT. We're introduced to a spaceship "The Visitor" that is meant to be explored by a crew commanded by Mr. JAG himself. This crew does not only act like the most unprofessional bunch of "soldiers" you could hire but it definitely taught me that you can flirt and make sexual comments under any situation, yes "Alien Spaceship" included. If at this point you are thinking this might be one of those "it-is-so-bad-it-is-a-good-movie" please don't. The previously explained plot is only followed by some of the worst acting possible. I'm talking porno acting which coincidently suits the crappy scrypt and the rest of this abomination.

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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Best for landfill, really

Author: bugsmith from Thailand
7 March 2006

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Definition of a movie, if you open a dictionary, is "a series of moving pictures". By this reference, this is strictly a movie. It is nothing more than a series of moving pictures, with nothing else. The script (if they did write any) is far worse than any thing you have ever seen. Sound & visual effects are horrible. Music doesn't help the atmosphere (actually, the music in this movie is quite annoying). Prop were definitely unrealistic. The alien models look like a stuff model or something rigid that definitely could not move (may be that's the reason why they never move in this movie). They didn't even try to add some nudity to distract audiences from terrible story. And since the plot itself is empty, most of the movie is about how the crew pass their time exercising, having sex, etc.

This movie is bad in every aspects. The technical aspects are comparable to 60's sci-fi. The script, directing, editing are among the worst in movie industry. The most valuable thing on it is the media it is on. And I would prefer to pay for blank discs than those with this movie on.

Final Word: This movie should be avoid by all genders and ages.

Spoilers: Oh, If you are really interest in this masterpiece of time-killing moving pictures, the story goes like this: Alien ship was detected floating into our solar system. Our hero was sent to investigate because he is the best captain (read: nearest to the subject) of Earth's arm force. They investigate the ship and find that these aliens are in stasis. Since they are far more advanced than humans, they should not be awaked. They found a blinking USB lights in one room. After they looked at flashing lights which make their IQ higher, they decide to leave the wakeup call decision to a software (smart choice) to find worse consequences.

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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Oh My!!!

Author: johnaskew from UK
16 October 2004

Probably one of the worst if not the worst movie I have ever seen. It was shown as "Moral Code" not First Encounter, unfortunately as we all know just a change in title does not help a bad film, and this was a bad film. Acting was bad, script was childish, props were "sanitary", Yes, they used bolts and sanitary fittings as some props, well thats what it appeared as, and the Alien's legs even had wire stiffeners to keep their legs straight. This must have been one of Trevor Goddard,s last films before his death, whatever made a decent actor like him (was in JAG for quite a while)accept a part in a film like this. The best part was looking at Holly Fields in her underwear, now she is nice. They shouldn't have been granted a permit to film this and the ending was also strange, it didn't gel at all, terrible, awful, bad, tasteless, boring the list goes on.

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