PG | | Action, Biography, Sci-Fi
Shortly after the launch of a satellite from a space shuttle the satellite collides with a UFO in front of the crew's eyes. Because of an election campaign some politicians try to hide the ... See full summary »
Robert Vaughn also appeared (as a UFO investigator) in the 1977 film "Starship Invasions", another low budget production about alien visitation. And Darren McGavin previously investigated a mysterious alien presence in a 1974 episode of "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" called "They Have Been, They Are, They Always Will Be."
You know, it's - it's the desert air that does it.
Steve Bancroft: Does what?
Airport Attendant: Dries out your brain juice so you can't think straight no more. Happens t'everybody out here.
To cover up the UFO landing, Cain and Lafferty decide to discredit Steve and Lew publicly, then just "keep an eye on them." They do not take Steve and Lew into custody, sequester them, or put any kind of pressure on them not to make waves, even after Steve and Lew indirectly cause the deaths of two government agents. This seems to be the worst possible way to cover up a story, as it all but guarantees the two heroes will make trouble.
Aired on TV under the title _Invasion Force (1980)_, with a different ending.
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