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Alien Species (1996)

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Five miles below the surface of planet Earth, a new fear is born.

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Sheriff Nate Culver
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Professor Edgar Chambers
David Homb ...
Aaron Doyle
Jodi Seronick ...
Carol Nelson
Marc Robinson ...
Paul Towers
Robert Thompson ...
Deputy Ty Larsen
Kurt Paul ...
Deputy Harlan Banks
Ashley Semrick ...
Stacy Chambers
Aaron Jettleson ...
Max Poindexter
Barbara Fierentino ...
Holly Capers
Master Dave Johnson ...
Deputy David Stevens (as David Johnson)
Roger Glugston ...
Mr. Justice
Lisa Donette May ...
Denise Justice (as Lisa May)
Michael Tremont ...
Tommy
Michael Reed ...
Farmer
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A fleet of UFOs is circling the Earth and a top scientist races to discover their true intentions for the planet. When the UFOs begin an attack on Earth, the scientist finds himself thrown in with a sheriff and his deputies transporting some prisoners to jail. The unlikely group is forced to seek shelter from the attack in a nearby cave, not knowing how significant the location is to the alien's plans. Written by DJ Heinlein

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Five Miles Below the Surface of the Planet ... a New Fear is Born.

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During and after the cave scene, the cuts and bruises on the face of Carol and Stacy constantly appear and disappear. See more »

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HOLD ON
Lyrics and Music by Mikal Masters
Performed by Trilogee
featuring Lisa Morgan, Mikal Masters and Richard Finsen
Courtesy of Sunbird Concepts
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Exactly what it claims to be
9 September 2005 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

This movie is summed up by the most intelligent line uttered by one of its principal characters...

"I feel like I am in a bad episode of The X-Files"

...Alien Species is a schlocky formulaic alien invasion film with decent special effects, a lot of mediocre action and decent acting, which is so poorly shot, and so uninspiringly written, that it reaches new lows. And don't get me started on the hideous sound track! This film could easily be lost among many of the early Sci-Fi Channel fiascoes. There are a number of CGI shots involving space ships, an impossibly globe-like earth and urban explosions straight out of Missile Command (complete with disappearing flame and temporary damage).

Before I waste what little energy this film's review warrants I'll let you in on the plot. Aliens are invading the earth for no particular reason and everybody on earth is so freaked out and terrified that there is no military response and general panic and desperation predominate. A couple of prisoners are being transported to jail and a flying saucer knocks them off the road, after they pick up a few stranded victims of an automobile accident (including a famous astronomer and UFO expert of course!). One of the criminals turns out to be an innocent man and easily the worst actor in the film, but fortunately he doesn't speak until about half-way through (the X-Files comment being one of his first multi-word lines). Anyway, you get the picture.

As usual, I handed this a 2 because its harmless - since I reserve single star ratings for bigger productions which pose serious mental health risks such as "Tin Cup" and "Runaway Bride". My advice - enjoy this if you're like me and have to see every bad sci fi film ever made. Otherwise, don't waste your time.


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