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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tycho 'Ty' Johns
... Lei Chen (as James Kyson Lee)
... Asta
Aja Evans ... Jenessa
... Bishop
... Santen
Hristo Mitzkov ... Hicks
... Lyekka
... Hudson
Mike Johnson ... Kai
... Bilal
Velislav Pavlov ... Nikopol
George Zlatarev ... Yuri Koralev
... 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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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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Boring and Formulaic
15 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

I can't believe the SciFi Channel once again tricked me into watching one of their sub-B movies. The previews made it look intriguing. It wasn't. It was boring and formulaic.

Star Runners takes ideas from several successful science fiction presentations and merely jumbles them up. You will recognize each part as you come to it and say, "Oh, that's from … and that's from…." There isn't even a new insight into the scenes they copy. They don't actually tell a story. They just string together co-opted words and images to fill two hours of time. The ending happens to tie together what you have seen to that point, but only because the ending they co-opted happens to match some of the scenes they co-opted.

I don't recommend that you watch this even if you have nothing else to do.


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