I finally registered in hope of finding people who maybe know the movie I have been looking for for ages...

The movie takes place in a very dry country in the States. I would guess it is Texas or so. The protagonist lives in or visits a small desert town and hears about some rumors of a coming event (or something like that). Searching the vicinity of the town he finds some carvings/paintings in a cave depicting some kind of alien city/huge UFO that is going to land.

And well, in the end it really lands and the inhabitants are not very friendly. As far as I can remember they look like humans with armor or cyborgs with huge weapons or so. The "visitors" came with one or more huge cities the city/cities had a dome or shield and were built upon some kind of structure with landing supports and their leader was marching down some kind of huge ramp, had a big weapon and I think a bald head with pipes leading from his neck/head to his "armor".

Before they did land, they send some scouts who checked the area, oh yeah and this was definitely in color that much I know for sure.

What non American studio could have made such a movie in the 70s or 80s? It definitely was produced in the west.

I watched it as a little kid (thanks dad for the nightmares) in the mid 80s. So it is kinda old.

  • While you may have seen it in the 70s or 80s, could it have been produced earlier?
    – Tango
    Mar 6, 2012 at 2:23
  • I watched it somewhere between 85 to 89 I am almost positive but I doubt it was made earlier then 1970 just from what little I do remember of the way it looked.
    – akatemple
    Mar 6, 2012 at 2:39
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    "episodes"? Is this a movie or a TV-series?
    – TLP
    Mar 6, 2012 at 6:40
  • Oops, did not mean to post that, but yes it could be a TV series, honestly I do not remember enough to say one way or the other, I have already checked 80's Twilight Zone's and could not find one that matched.
    – akatemple
    Mar 6, 2012 at 15:46
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    This strikes me as similar to the opening sequence of The Fifth Element (which takes place in an Egyptian temple in 1914), but it was released in 1997. Are you sure you aren't conflating two hazily-remembered movies?
    – Plutor
    Mar 8, 2012 at 19:13

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The Time Guardian (1987)

Just found out on a different forum that it is a movie called The Time Guardian (1987), I watched the trailer for it and it is the movie, I'm afraid the description might have been a little off, but it has been a really long time since I have seen it, thanks for everyones help.


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