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Ferocious Planet (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Horror | TV Movie 9 April 2011
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A groundbreaking device is designed to glimpse alternate universes. But when the machine malfunctions and transports a group of observers into a nightmarish dimension of alien terrors, the travelers must use ingenuity to survive.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Joe Flanigan ... Colonel Sam Synn
Sam O'Mahony Sam O'Mahony ... Josh Burk
John Rhys-Davies ... Senator Jackson Crenshaw
Catherine Walker ... Dr. Karen Fast
Michael Yare ... Lieutenant Rivers (as Yare Jegbefume)
Chris Newman Chris Newman ... Private Jordan Reid
Dagmar Döring ... Dr. Jillian O'Hara
Robert Soohan Robert Soohan ... Brian Murphy
Kevin Flood Kevin Flood ... Lex Michaels
Shashi Rami Shashi Rami ... Al Icia
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In the Federal Science Institute, Dr. Jillian O'Hara and her assistant Brian Murphy will demonstrate their research to a commission led by the arrogant Senator Jackson Crenshaw and Dr. Karen Fast from the president office expecting to keep the budget of her laboratory. Colonel Sam Synn is responsible for the security with Lieutenant Rivers and Pvt. Jordan Reid. Dr. O'Hara explains that her machine is the fruit of a long research initiated by her father and can show parallel dimensions. During the demonstration, there is a problem in the device and the room is transported to another dimension with everybody that is observing the experiment. Soon the survivors discover that the room is placed in the wilderness of a dangerous dimension inhabited with wild beasts. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They're Not on Earth Anymore See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Other Side See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Chace Surround (Westrex Recording System)

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Color

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1.77 : 1
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Trivia

Dr. Karen Fast says "That felt like we were sliding.", a play on cast member John Rhys-Davies' role in Sliders (1995), which was also based on alternate universe travel. See more »

Goofs

When Colonel Sam Synn shoots the wall, the 9mm bullets somehow create holes which are three to four inches in diameter. See more »

Quotes

Senator Jackson Crenshaw: Did he say 1.21 terawatts?
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References Fox and Friends (1998) See more »

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Deja Vu?
11 September 2011 | by cppguySee all my reviews

Gosh! Why all the bad reviews? It's a made-for-TV movie that could easily be turned into a series. I know John Rhys-Davies makes a cameo appearance and is killed off 5 minutes into this movie about sliding into a parallel dimension and the cast's frantic attempts to return, but there's no reason he couldn't be brought back for a TV series with that same concept. Heck, we could call the show "Sliders." OK, sarcasm mode off.

The acting was fine. The CGI, while limited (budget I suppose) was OK. However, the script was pathetic. I couldn't even find a credit for who wrote this. Was it unscripted or was the writer too ashamed? We get to hear one of the characters ask "are you tapping that?" The only possible purpose of the line at that point in the story was to demonstrate that the writer knows 21st century locker-room lingo. Hm... maybe that's it: it was written by a high-schooler.

Aside from the cheap lines, why do hack writers have to create military personnel incapable of following orders, otherwise intelligent adults suddenly incapable of cooperating and yet other adults in a life threatening emergency suddenly deciding that THEN is the time to hatch a transparent money-making scheme or wander off alone to examine the flora and fauna? The "don't poke the alien" line is funny, but several people manhandle the alien. While there's a certain satisfaction that one of the idiot characters gets what he deserves as a result of alien poking, it made absolutely zero sense.

With some good writing this have been a watchable -- even though rehashed -- film. I know I could have personally made something better of the writing. As it was, for the lack of any appreciable budget for decent writers, this film is a total waste of time.


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