Though slightly more ambitious than the usual alien-on-Earth exercise, this low-budgeter is generally content just to go through the motions.
A Viking II rocket returns from a trip to Mars and touches down near an Army base in the southwest. The craft is taken inside, where a foreign object is discovered on it; the pod proves to be the incubator for an alien creature. The extraterrestrial soon breaks out and escapes into the base, which
is sealed up and put on quarantine. Case Montgomery (Cotter Smith) and Dr. Gracia Scott (Deirdre O'Connell) lead a team of soldiers and scientists in tracking down both the lifeform--which feeds on electricity--and Jeffers (Raoul...