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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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Ed Hunt

Writer:

Ed Hunt
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Vaughn ... Prof. Allan Duncan
Christopher Lee ... Capt. Rameses
Daniel Pilon ... Anaxi
Tiiu Leek ... Phi
Helen Shaver ... Betty Duncan
Henry Ramer ... Malcolm
Victoria Johnson Victoria Johnson ... Gazeth
Doreen Lipson Doreen Lipson ... Dorothy
Kate Parr Kate Parr ... Diane Duncan
Sherri Ross Sherri Ross ... Sagnac
Linda Rennhofer Linda Rennhofer ... Joan
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Joe
Ted Turner Ted Turner ... Zhender
Sean McCann ... Carl
Bob Warner 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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Encounter See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 2,150,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The aliens depicted, including the pointy-nosed robot, are based on actual descriptions given by UFO "witnesses" over the years. See more »

Goofs

Captain Rameses clearly leaves two members of the Legion in the control center of the underwater base, but when the android attacks there is only one. See more »

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

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16 October 2004 | by jmlairdSee all my reviews

I saw this film once on afternoon television in the late 70's . I've never seen it screened, rented or sold since. It seems to have sank into obscurity. I remember being disturbed in parts, so as bad as it may be, it could be provocative for ten year old latch key children, home alone in the late 70's. One interesting thing to note, reading the plot summary offered at IMDb, I've seen some of the same elements in UFO abduction lore & accounts. There are some who believe that there has been an extraterrestrial culture occupying the bowels of the Earth for some time, a federation of races I believe, that use this symbol of the winged serpent as their identifying mark. Some believe that this federation ultimately does want control of the Earth and humanity, and will reveal themselves following some type of cosmic or nuclear calamity on the Earth. Also, the ability to exert remote and irresistible control of the human brain through superior technology is a theme I've read frequently in reports, as well as this film's attention to the commonly reported telepathic ability of the ET's. I mention this because it seems like most cinema avoids some of the more fantastic elements of abduction accounts, and concentrates on other elements to the point of cliché. X-files hit on a lot of themes one can find in the reports, to be sure. I'd like to see this movie again, for nostalgia's sake. Sadly this isn't the UFO lore Epic I want. I'd like to see some talented writer/director do for modern abduction accounts what Spielberg did in Close Encounters with Project Bluebook reports. Some of the stuff they predict/report is genuinely terrifying, like, the apocalypse of mankind. The stakes don't get any higher. Perfect for Hollywood. A rich vein for creative exploration and sadly this little low budget film is about as close as it gets at the moment.


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