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Mac H.
06-17-2010, 05:21 PM
.. or at least I think it was.

It was about:

* Human sized alien insects (which looked just like praying mantises)
* In human 'flesh' suits
* Infiltrating a city (replacing the mayor, etc)

The heroes were:
* A city archaeologist ?
* An entomologist who was working as a pest exterminator
* A retired astronaut ?
* A Vietnam vet who always carried a live hand grenade for no reason ?

Other bizarre scenes included the archaeologist's assistant falling down a crack that suddenly appeared in the middle of the city. The mayor insists that the crack be instantly filled with concrete. Nobody seemed bothered.

Despite the stupidity and bizarrely low budget, it actually had a good zero G scene in space (for no apparent reason) in the first few minutes.

It was such a different level of production value to the rest of the film (and no real connection) that I suspect they bought footage from an unrelated failed film.

Any clues? If someone could point me to the good zero G scenes on you-tube I'd be especially grateful ...

Mac

shadowwalker
06-17-2010, 05:26 PM
I kinda hate to say it but it sounds like any number of movies from SyFy :roll: I don't remember one specifically with mantis types though...

Grrarrgh
06-17-2010, 06:31 PM
I couldn't find that movie, but I did find this list of Syfy original films. Maybe one of them will spark something for you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Sci_Fi_Channel_original_films

Smileycat
06-18-2010, 11:35 PM
Instant cult classic! I want to know, too.

som1luvsmi
06-18-2010, 11:40 PM
I'm trying to remember the name of a really bad SyFy original...

Just one????

:D

Shadow_Ferret
06-18-2010, 11:44 PM
Here's a more comprehensive list of movies (http://www.syfy.com/movies/originals/index.php?pageid=8) on SyFy.

thothguard51
06-18-2010, 11:58 PM
This sounds like what you are looking from,

From wikipedia...

Alien Apocalypse...

Astronaut and Osteopath, Dr. Ivan Hood (Bruce Campbell) and his companion Kelly (Renee O'Connor) return from their 40-year-long mission in space to find the planet taken over by locust-like aliens. Now, Dr. Hood must go up into the Cascade Mountains and find the President, who allegedly has an army of escaped slaves who will rebel against the alien scourge. Unfortunately, this doesn't happen and the reluctant Dr. Hood has to spark the rebellion himself (and is later joined by the president).

dclary
06-19-2010, 03:50 AM
This sounds like what you are looking from,

From wikipedia...

Alien Apocalypse...

Astronaut and Osteopath, Dr. Ivan Hood (Bruce Campbell) and his companion Kelly (Renee O'Connor) return from their 40-year-long mission in space to find the planet taken over by locust-like aliens. Now, Dr. Hood must go up into the Cascade Mountains and find the President, who allegedly has an army of escaped slaves who will rebel against the alien scourge. Unfortunately, this doesn't happen and the reluctant Dr. Hood has to spark the rebellion himself (and is later joined by the president).

You had me at Bruce Campbell and Renee O'Connor. /swoon

robeiae
06-19-2010, 03:58 AM
Yeah, Bruce is hot.

Mac H.
06-19-2010, 07:36 AM
Nope - Alien Apocalypse isn't it.

It's kind of sad that I don't have any evidence that it was a Sy-Fy original - I just assumed it was because it was really bad quality and cheaply made with a tiny bit of a sci-fi theme.

I'm kinda glad they changed their name.

Mac

nighttimer
06-19-2010, 07:51 AM
Dinocroc vs. Supergator? :e2teeth:

Maybe they should change their name again from "SyFy" to "ShitFy".

Smileycat
06-21-2010, 06:21 PM
Personally, I loved Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, with Debbie Gibson.

I especially liked...



SPOILER!!!





























the part where the shark jumps out of the water and chomps down on a jet! So ridiculous, you gotta love it.

Smileycat
06-21-2010, 06:31 PM
Alien Apocalypse is the only movie that fits. I see them all.

thothguard51
06-21-2010, 06:39 PM
Alien Apocalypse is the only movie that fits. I see them all.

I send my condolences...

Smileycat
06-21-2010, 06:41 PM
I send my condolences...

:flag:

I was brought up on them.

This is a picture of you: :evil

:D

LOG
06-23-2010, 01:02 AM
Alien Apocalypse is possibly the worst Bruce Campbell movie of all time, which is saying something.

dgiharris
06-23-2010, 10:42 AM
I was flipping through the channels the other night at 1am...

And I saw an Asylum film on the SyFy channel.

I couldn't believe it. The absolute worst film studio on the planet and their film was on the SyFy channel.

Talk about losing all respect...

Mel...

Mr Unstable
06-24-2010, 12:29 AM
The Fly?

Grrarrgh
06-24-2010, 11:10 PM
I just saw this and thought of this thread. I'm sure it will be fantastic.

http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/24/debbie-gibson-and-tiffany-to-appear-in-syfy-film/

Cyia
06-24-2010, 11:15 PM
I just saw this and thought of this thread. I'm sure it will be fantastic.

http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/24/debbie-gibson-and-tiffany-to-appear-in-syfy-film/


OMG... I wish this was a hoax:


"Mega Python vs. Gatoroid" will feature Gibson as a fanatical animal-rights activist who frees illegally imported exotic snakes from pet stores and releases them into the Everglades - where they then morph into super-sized menaces - while Tiffany will portray an over-enthusiastic park ranger out to save endangered alligators

Why don't they just save time and call it "Trainwreck Theater"?

Am I the only one cringing at the idea that Tiffany might start shouting "Crikey!" for no apparent reason.

Shadow_Ferret
06-24-2010, 11:22 PM
OMG. OMG. OMG. OMG!

"Mega Python vs. Gatoroid"

with Debbie Gibson AND Tiffany?

I'm so there!