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Starship Invasions (1977)

PG | | Sci-Fi | 14 October 1977 (USA)
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
... Capt. Rameses
... Anaxi
... Phi
... Betty Duncan
... 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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CAD 2,150,000 (estimated)
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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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attempt at realism, so to speak
2 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

HI,

Practically every thing in the movie was taken from UFO encounters of some sort reported through the previous years.

Whether it was the type of uniform, the insignia, the concept of guardians, the type and location (somewhat) of the base, etc. you get the idea, was made to resemble UFO contact reported information.

For me the most catching part of the movie was when one of the robots said "I think I can." when responding to a request for assistance from a guardian vessel under attack.

It came out shortly after one of the star wars movies and was labeled in the press as a "star wars" ripoff wannabe.


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