The New Review is SciFi Channel’s (SyFy’s) Star Runners, aka Termination Shock, aka Ando and Trip go Starship Troopers. Complete with lots of pictures, two videos, bad CGI, characters named after characters in Aliens, and ships that look amazingly like Battlestar Galatica. Read it today!
Giant bugs in space…holy Starship Troopers, Batman! The special effects guys obviously love Battlestar Galactica, every shot of ships in space is done with the hand held camera zooms that were popularized on the cult remake series. The plot borrows heavily from Firefly and Starship Troopers, and characters are named after characters from Aliens. I give the movie props for trying to be more than just your average creature feature, but it also fails on a few other aspects. This mixed message actually hurts the film more than it should, which is unfortunate and a little unfair. I will always prefer a movie that tries and fails to be something better than a film that doesn’t even bother.
This film used to be known as Termination Shock. People saw it on the SciFi Channel news listings, knew it starred Connor Trinneer and James Kyson Lee, and nothing else. They went crazy trying to find out information. Then suddenly this mysterious film Star Runners was listed on the schedule. No one knew what it was. Finally, people figured out the movies were the same, and there were giant bugs! And then…it aired. Life went back to normal. That is the story of Star Runners.
[adrotate banner=”1″]That SciFi Channel Original movie Termination Shock we told you about a while back starring James Kyson Lee and Connor Trineer has been renamed Star Runners and is airing on June 13. There was a surprising about of people looking for Connor Trineer information.
This weekend we get to see Gaius Baltar (James Callis) as Merlin in Merlin and the Book of Beasts Check out the trailer!
[adrotate banner=”1″]Termination Shock is an upcoming made for SciFi Channel (excuse me…Syfy….sigh…) film that stars Trip from Enterprise and Ando from Heroes! Yes, Connor Trinneer and James Kyson Lee are teaming up as space jockeys who fight giant bugs! Also starring Toni Trucks and Aja Evans (neither of who have been in anything I have seen) James Kyson Lee is cool and I have only seen him in non-Heroes stuff in that McDonald’s commercial. Looking forward!
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…