A fateful meeting in 1869 Alberta-Montana border country leads to tragedy, a struggle for survival and the search for justice and renewal. STRANGE EMPIRE is a Western whose heroes are women. With most of their men gone, and those who remain battling for control, the women struggle to survive, to find their independence, and to build a life in which to thrive and raise families. As the stories of Janestown's citizens unfold we see the clash between a power-hungry father and son and the deep prejudices among races, but also the start of something akin to community in this Wild West. Western stories take civilization as a goal; they begin in blood, and end in the morality of Main Street. Starring Cara Gee as Kat Loving, Melissa Farman as Dr. Rebecca Blithely and Tattiawna Jones as Isabelle Slotter.Written by
The Worst Thing to come out of Canada since... The Final Sacrifice.
What were you thinking when you green-lighted this bargain-basement attempt at producing a "PG" rated version of Deadwood? I managed to suffer through a total of about 2 hours of the overall 10 or so. This was after forcing myself, ala Clockwork-Orange-style to sit through the first episode. I'm honestly stuck trying to figure out what was the absolute worst part of this series: The horrendous over-acting, the first-year-of-school-lighting, the "I'd-like-to-take-a-shot" approach to directing, the "Oh, gee, they did this on whatever western I watched last week" writing style, or the lack of anything that even resembled historical accuracy.
If you have a choice between this and a root canal without Novocaine, take the root canal. At least the dialog and the acting will be more authentic than this worthless waste of time.
Since I made a reference to The Final Sacrifice, (1990), I should point out that this film was bad enough to get the MST3K treatment eight years later. Strange Empire couldn't be saved by the folks behind MST3K, it sucks that much.
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