With some ironic features, PROJECT: ALIEN uses the themes of UFOs and roving newsmen to highlight the shadier side of government practices.
In the region surrounding Trondheim, Norway, a series of mysterious events coincide with an exceptionally bright meteor shower. The pilot of a plane reports engine trouble and is downed; a strange illness affects people in the northern latitudes, and a local farmer reports the disembowling of his
cattle. An American army colonel, Clancy (Charles Durning), bustles through various air-controller offices demanding that little information be disseminated and that no mention be made to NATO. Despite these limitations, a newspape...