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Interstellar Civil War: Shadows of the Empire (2017)

Interstellar Civil War (original title)
The Imperial Empire is attacked by an Alliance of rebels led by fanatical mystics. The ruler, Empress Nobu, the 8th generation of her family, wants to execute a bold plan to rescue a cyborg... See full summary »


Albert Pyun




Credited cast:
Kenzie Phillips Kenzie Phillips ... Universal Eternal
Brad Thornton ... Captain Starslayer Burk
Clare Hoak Clare Hoak ... Ren-Bergman
Jennie Carroll ... Abrami-Kenedi
Ellie Church ... Empress No-Bu
Paul Gunn ... Sergeant Lobo Katz
Kelsey Carlisle Kelsey Carlisle ... Lord General Oward Kazan
Ashley Campbell ... Corporal Jule Watts
Nathan Ferrier Nathan Ferrier ... McQuarrie
Cat Cakmis Cat Cakmis ... Leah C6
Christopher Curnan Christopher Curnan ... I. L. Motion
Moorea Wolf ... Paladian Assassin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paige Lauren Billiot ... Officer Edwards
Madeline Brumby ... Kasdai Lawrence
Josef Cannon ... Doctor Lanno Calro


The Imperial Empire is attacked by an Alliance of rebels led by fanatical mystics. The ruler, Empress Nobu, the 8th generation of her family, wants to execute a bold plan to rescue a cyborg, Leah C6, trapped on the battle ravaged planet Endor. The Empress believes Leah C6 holds the secret to destroying the Alliance of Rebels before their insurgency can kill millions of citizens of the Empire. She recruits her heroic fleet commander, Lord General Luka Raan and asks him to gather a team from the Empire's elite soldiers, the Galactic Rangers. Raan assembles the team in the ruins of Endor which was attacked by depraved Rebels and outlaws led by, Kindo-Ker, a fanatical mystic in Dark Energy. The Galactic Rangers begin a desperate search to find and rescue Leah C6 before the Alliance Rebels can. Written by Studio

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Kelsey Carlisle (Lord General Kazan) physically resembles British actress Louise Jameson whom played Leela in the British science fiction series "Doctor Who". See more »


When The World Goes Down
Trailer song
Written and performed by Tony Riparetti.
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ICW: WIP but already a masterpiece
2 June 2017 | by smracademySee all my reviews

2nd rough cut: i just watched the second edit of Albert Pyun 's Interstellar Civil War with Brad Thornton on a music by Tony Riparetti and pohtography by Michael Su...it's weird to seehow little modifications are changing a movie...we are now experiencing a (high) trip in the mmind of the director, as a puzzle 80% finished but with remaining beautiful pieces laying on the ground but we can guess the very own universe Albert is creating since 50 movies. Most of the changes are concerning the opening of the movie, which offered in a first time an opening with panels like in Star wars and a speech like in David Lynch's Dune, OK it was a bit long to start mais it was stronger than this new short excerpt, the timing of the events/actions is also changed...Brad is appearing on screen after half an hour but his charismma, his shapes, his sight and his talent are charming the camera and the audience and are well captionned by Michael Su.As usual Albert has worked with a great team, with lot of people he's used to work with as Tony leading the music, and his song When the world goes down is a real masterpiece, the female cast is large and powerful with all those talented actresses, and who else than Cynthia Curnan would have produced ICW. Albert is offering to us fans and friends the opportunity to watch, judge, comment his work, his vision before everybody, that's a real honour for us, and real trust from him. ICW is still a rough jewel, but an enjoyable gift. Even it's a syfy movie, a space opera, it appears to be the most pesonnal one in his filmography, maybe his health has had a big impact on the cut, the edit, the colors grading the pace...surely it's not his requiem his last effort --the Bad Ass 12/Abaddon is already in preproduction-- but Albert will not give up, as if he wants to offer the ultimate movie ...good job Albert...

first rough cut: i had the chance to watch the WIP of the movie, and i can say it gonna be a masterpiece, knowing Albert's talent. you can find references and influences from other movies, sci-fi or not, such as Dune, Star Wars...it's like watching a Qunetin Tarantino's movie and asking yourself where did i see something similar...As usual Tony Riparetti has done a great work for/with Albert on the soundtrack...eager to see the final result

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Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Star Warfare Rangers and the Cyborg Witch of Endor See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »


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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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