High Plains Invaders
To celebrate Syfy’s June extravaganza of four Saturday Original Movies – Jersey Shore Shark Attack, Piranhaconda, Arachnoquake, and Bigfoot – Syfy Digital is offering fans free streaming of prior Saturday Original Movies at its new Movie Hub via Syfy Rewind.
It's a bloody week of DVD offerings with Blood Ties: The Complete Series, Blood Red Moon, and Blood Forest all hitting store shelves on Tuesday, April 6th. Throw in The Damned, the film adaptation of Stephen King's Dolan's Cadillac, along with some Malpractice and Taxidermia, and we've got one hell of an eclectic mix to choose from.
Thus far we've seen cowboys duke it out in the old West. We've even seen zombies and monsters take part in many a showdown, too. Now it's time for the aliens to attack at high noon!
Reviewed by The Foywonder Starring James Marsters, Cindy Sampson, Sammy Van Heteren, and Sebastian Knapp. Directed by Kristoffer Tabori Starship Troopers goes west... High Plains Invaders is an above average Syfy original, a pleasantly diverting Wild West creature feature worthy of a Saturday matinee viewing.
The Sci-Fi Channel's name change to Syfy makes me think of a scene from the classic miniseries "Roots". The evil white man wanted to change Kunta Kinte's name to Toby. They whipped him until he said it. Afterwards, a fellow African told him they can call him whatever they want; he knows his true name is Kunta Kinte. Bonnie Hammer can use that bullwhip on me all she wants; I know that Syfy will always be Sci-Fi, and not just because the words are pronounced exactly the same.
Having just portrayed an alien invader is the deplorable Dragonball: Evolution, perhaps James Marsters starring in a Syfy movie about alien bugs attacking a Wild West town might actually be a step up. Dust off your cowboy hats, folks, 'cause here come the High Plains Invaders.