Something Is Out There (II) (1988)

TV Mini-Series  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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Two police officers investigate a series of brutal murders in which the victims have had bodily organs removed. When one of them questions a young woman who has been seen at the crime ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
 Frank Dileo
 Victor Maldonado
 Mandy Estabrook
 Commissioner Estabrook
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noelle Bou-Sliman ...
Jack Bricker ...
 The Creature
Joseph Cali ...
Christopher Carroll ...
 Maitre d'
Andi Chapman ...
 TV Interviewer
Tyler Coppin ...
 Lab Technician


Two police officers investigate a series of brutal murders in which the victims have had bodily organs removed. When one of them questions a young woman who has been seen at the crime scenes, it turns out she is an alien from an interstellar prison ship and that the murders have been committed by a powerful xenomorphic alien which had escaped. Written by Alexander Lum <>

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8 May 1988 (USA)  »

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Invader  »

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The folks behind Aliens 3 and 4 could have benefited from this movie.
14 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Its a shame this piece of 80's goodness went virtually unnoticed. You had a very sexy alien, a hard jawed and jaded cop, and a shapeshifting alien all brought together to do battle in Los Angeles. Sure, other movies have had similar plotlines but what set Something is Out There apart from the overall premise, was that the characters had weight to match their looks and agenda. Its not enough that the jaded cop is uninterested of all the grisly murders going on in LA, it turns out that they are caused by one alien trying to assimilate into a lifeform suitable for earth, but he doesn't believe in aliens. Until, he meets Ta'ra who is the sole survivor of her crew, duty bound to stop the alien unwitingly released on Earth. And before that happend she was a simple med tech on board her prison ship, interested in doing her job well, the occasional romantic interlude with a male crew member and catching up on the captured broadcast of "Crime Story". Suddenly their lives intertwine into a life or death battle with the unstoppable. It did well enough to become a series and most of the episodes were really decent, but the demographics just weren't there and most viewers probably were turned off that the hunt to stop the orignal alien never was completed. SciFi channel sometimes airs this series but it deserves better, at least a run on home video if not DVD.

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