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Irresistible movie

While watching Sci Fi channel the other night, and reaching my curfew, I was watching the front end of the movie Project Viper. Since I didn't get to see the end, I ordered it on netflix, and the jacket description is worth posting:

It was created to live on Mars. Now it's loose on Earth. V.I.P.E.R., the bioengineered brainchild of Dr. Nancy Burnham (Theresa Russell), is genetically and electronically programmed to transform the hostile environment of Mars into a livable, earthlike environment. But the launch of V.I.P.E.R. on the space shuttle goes awry. On its first mission to the red planet, the mutant beast acquires a taste for human flesh....

Who can resist?


Isn't that the premise of every space movie? I hope it includes them getting stranded out in space and they need to be smart and fix their ship - then the movie would be complete.

Posted by: Ed at March 24, 2004 3:36 PM

I'll let you know; I'm hoping to see the rest tonight.

Posted by: rkc at March 24, 2004 8:51 PM

An animated series called Rex The Runt touches on similar plot points in some of its episodes. Drilling to the center of the earth, flying through a black hole, a genetically engineered plasticine dog devouring the world, time travel, truth serums, shrink rays; all of the essential bits of sci-fi in easy to digest, 10 minute fragments. Highly recommended and available on Netflix. It also has valuable information about Random Pavorati disease, which should be of interest to you given the new pup you have running around the house.

Posted by: Chris at March 26, 2004 2:52 PM

Thanks for the tip! The V.I.P.E.R movie was indeed A.W.F.U.L.; I only wish the movie itself and the bad acting had been more abbreviated.

Posted by: rkc at March 27, 2004 6:39 AM