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Star Runners (2009)

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Given a undercover government mission to retrieve a "crate" from a distant planet, TY JOHNS and LEI CHEN find that they must smuggle not a crate, but a woman off world -- and when their ... See full summary »

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Tycho 'Ty' Johns
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Lei Chen (as James Kyson Lee)
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Asta
Aja Evans ...
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Bishop
Atanas Srebrev ...
Santen
Hristo Mitzkov ...
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Lyekka
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Hudson
Mike Johnson ...
Kai
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Bilal
Velislav Pavlov ...
Nikopol
George Zlatarev ...
Yuri Koralev
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Stark
Nikolai Sotirov ...
Uncle (as Nicky Sotirov)
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Given a undercover government mission to retrieve a "crate" from a distant planet, TY JOHNS and LEI CHEN find that they must smuggle not a crate, but a woman off world -- and when their rocket-ship crash-lands on a planet packed with vicious giant alien bugs, they'll need all the cunning and ferocity they possess to stay alive... Written by Svetlio Svilenov

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13 June 2009 (USA)  »

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Termination Shock  »

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The character names Nikopol and Bilal were taken from the last names of character Alcide Nikopol and artist Enki Bilal. The character is the main character in the Nikopol trilogy of comics by Enki Bilal. This includes the film Immortal (2004) and the computer game Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals (2008). See more »

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Far from SciFi Channel's Worst
15 November 2009 | by (Wilkesboro NC) – See all my reviews

Yes, it the plot is incredibly formulalistic. Yes, the CGI is largely inept. But no one who has viewed "Centipede" or "AVH: Alien vs. Hunter" or the "War of the Worlds" remake with C. Thomas Howell could legitimately rate this one (1) out of ten (10). The movie is fast paced, though hokey; the actors (particularly Trinneer and Lee) are largely competent to good; the villains are evil enough; the chicks are attractive if not gorgeous. The plot is thin, but has some interesting science fiction content. The most negative thing I can say is that the evil humans are scripted poorly, directed without much spirit, and underplayed by actors who maybe don't have much talent. Michel Culkin (Colonel/General Bishop) certainly isn't Sidney Greenstreet, but probably suffers more from weak material and dull direction than acting ineptness. This is definitely not great theater, but it is certainly an acceptable SciFi (I just reject that SyFy inanity) space opera.


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