STARHUNTER Transformation, continues the adventures of Dante and Percy Montana, interplanetary bounty-hunters (Starhunters) in a politically complex and diverse environment of settled ... See full summary »
Heidi von Palleske,
A flying saucer crashed in the Mojave Desert and its inhabitants turned out to be alien slaves, bred to be super intelligent and strong, and controllable by their Overseers. These ... See full summary »
In season 1 that's set in 2275, a team of three bounty hunters in their spaceship dubbed Tulip chase after space criminals. Things get bad when they stumble upon a conspiracy involving experiments with alien DNA and the human genome. In season 2 that's set in 2300, bounty hunter Travis Montana and his female cousin Percy patrol the galaxy hunting criminals. Travis, who was kidnapped as a baby by Raiders, searches for his lost father Dante while investigating the secrets of the mysterious Dvinity Cluster. Due to cancellation, the show ends on a major cliffhanger. Written by
I recommend giving this show a little time to grow on you. Yes, the production values are bargain-basement, but the market is so balkanized these days that big budget sci-fi shows (Firefly, Farscape, Odyssey 5) can't seem to overcome cost-benefit obstacles anymore. Maybe the only way we sci-fi fans will ever get treated to a full run of a non Star Trek show is for something like Starhunher to sneak in under the radar.
I find the cast quite engaging. Michael Pare's character comes across as very down-to-earth (so to speak) as he deals with the loss of a young son years earlier and the current challenge of guiding his brilliant niece through her teenage years. Tanya Allen is lovely as the niece, although she seems a bit old to play a teen. It would be great to see her in a more mature role.
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