Picks and Pans Review: Official Denial
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Parker Stevenson plays a guy who keeps getting beamed up to a UFO where aliens conduct medical experiments on him that involve sticking a big drill up his nostrils. The Air Force knows all about these visitations. In fact, they use some of the expensive Star Wars technology we've got lying around to shoot the spaceship down and capture one of the aliens, a spindly little guy who looks like he stepped out of a chalky Keith Haring painting. The government's cover-up team brings Stevenson in to try to communicate with the alien. That leads, as these alien movies somehow always do, to an interstate chase.
Along with Hardy Boy Parker, the cast of this clunky but entertaining spectacle is stocked with familiar TV faces like Erin Gray (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century), Chad Everett (Medical Center) and Dirk Benedict (A-Team).
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