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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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Harvey Hart
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Mason ... Dr. Scott Dryden
Eric Braeden ... Leonard Nero
Melinda O. Fee ... Gwendolyn O'Brien (as Melinda Fee)
Fawne Harriman Fawne Harriman ... Joyce Cummings
Matthew Labyorteaux ... Timmy Garner (as Matthew Laborteaux)
Ron Masak ... Harve Nelson
Caroline McWilliams ... Sue Garner
John Milford ... Eldon Gates
Max Gail ... Russ Garner
Ed Harris ... Chuck Polcheck
Hank Brandt Hank Brandt ... Lt. Col. John Sebastian
Laurence Haddon Laurence Haddon ... Bert Fowler
Gerald McRaney ... Patrolman Ashley
Curtis Credel Curtis Credel ... Frank Foley
Richard Lockmiller 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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Force See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Alternate Versions

There are actually 2 TV prints of this TV Version. In 1989, ITV (Scottish Television) in the UK aired the movie with clearly bright green titles. In 2013, The Horror Channel also in the UK has aired the movie with clearly yellow titles. The Horror Channel print is not as sharp and quite blurry and is overly red especially for facial coloring. This may suggest why the titles appear yellow as excessive red to green can make colors appear yellow as one is mixing two primary colors. See more »

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Follows The Invaders (1967) See more »

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TV sci-fi nostalgia for many...
3 August 2011 | by Vomitron_GSee all my reviews

From obscure TV-history comes producer Quinn Martin's unearthed swansong, which feels like a pilot-movie along the sci-fi veins of his '60s hit series "The Invaders" (at the end a threatening voice-over promises that "The nightmare is just beginning!"). Unfortunately, the aliens that land in Nevada and their non-benign planetary activities lasted only 90 minutes. Enough time for them to try and steal our hydro-electric energy by inhabiting the bodies of human workers and further manipulate things through mind-control. Lacking excitement and with leading man Tom Mason acting impossibly witty, we are left with some cheesy FX - oh, those fierce green glowing eyes! - and spotting a young Ed Harris in the opening sequence.


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