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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2018 4:14 p.m. PST

…. Invasion Action Movies Rolled Into One

"What happens you blend Independence Day, War of the Worlds, Signs, Cloverfield, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and District 9, along with a dash of first-person shooters and a sprinkle of Jango Fett? It's called Occupation, and we've got your exclusive look at the new trailer.

Written and directed by Luke Sparke, Occupation follows a group of strangers forced to band together to save the world after aliens who've been scouting the Earth for centuries finally decide to invade. Check out the trailer debut below:…."
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Micman Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2018 5:03 p.m. PST

Looks like fun. Should have good ideas for games.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2018 5:04 p.m. PST

So the aliens decided to wait until we had nuclear weapons, aircraft, space craft, and a planetary society before invading to make things fair? Why not invade two centuries ago and just face guys with muskets?

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Cacique Caribe05 Jun 2018 5:13 p.m. PST


If they are truly intelligent, then they would have stopped us a lot sooner:
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So maybe it takes 200 years for the reports to get to them. If that's the case then …

Surprise! I bet you guys were still expecting muskets, weren't ya? :)


Ironwolf05 Jun 2018 5:45 p.m. PST

Bunkermeister, cause muskets was not written in the script. Looks like a fun movie.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2018 8:09 p.m. PST

Several SF stories followed that route.
Earth gets survey'd every 1,000 years or so, reports go back saying, place is quiet, no worries, leave it on the schedule. Then, when the invasion fleet gets here expecting opposition armed only with spear/bow and lance they face off against the entire military industrial complex.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2018 11:03 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friends!.

They arrived when they arrived… (smile)


Oberlindes Sol LIC06 Jun 2018 12:48 p.m. PST

(1) The jump from swords to nuclear weapons is pretty much an eyeblink. So it could indeed be that they watched a few hundred years of nothing much happening, returned home, reported, put together an invasion fleet, and showed up a few hundred years later to face something quite different.

(2) It could be that they didn't even look here until our radio signals alerted them to our presence. By the time they arrived, we had moved from Ozzy & Harriet to reality tv.

Cacique Caribe06 Jun 2018 4:40 p.m. PST

Oberlindes: "By the time they arrived, we had moved from Ozzy & Harriet to reality tv."

Our "historical records" have taken a definite dive.

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2018 11:29 a.m. PST



Thomas Thomas08 Jun 2018 12:40 p.m. PST

This plot device was used in Turtledove's Lizards v. Axis& Allies books. The aliens did not have faster than light drive so they visited in middle ages and it took till the 40's to return.

Aliens had a very non-progressive society which hewed to traditional values so had no concept the speed at which humans could develop.


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