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Threshold (2003)





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Evidently inspired by the 1958 theatrical feature It! The Terror From Beyond Space (which, of course, was also the basis for the 1979 thriller Alien), this made-for-cable melodrama begins as the crew of the space shuttle Oklahoma returns to earth after a routine mission. Unbeknownst to them, they have also brought back an alien "guest" in the form of seeds which blossom into insectoid life-forms, infiltrating human bodies to complete their evolution. At first, the victims of these aliens think they've merely broken out in blisters, but they soon learn differently -- to their unutterable horror. Racing against the clock, the Oklahoma's chief medical officer "Geronimo" Horne (Nicholas Lea) works in concert with his colleague Thaddeus Owens (Anthony Sherwood) and entimologist Savannah Bailey (Jamie Luner) to stem the alien invasion before the rapidly proliferating creatures reach the "threshold" amount -- at which point they will be impossible to control. Threshold debuted April 19, 2003, on the Sci-Fi Channel.
Action & Adventure , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Television
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Nicholas Lea
as Jerome `Geronimo' Horne
Jamie Luner
as Savannah Baily
Steve Bacic
as Frank Hansen
David Lipper
as Matt Bailey
Colin Glazer
as Clay Collins
Karl Pruner
as Quidd
Teryl Rothery
as Shelly Hansen
Stephen J. Cannell
as Pacheco Laval
Anthony Sherwood
as Dr. Thaddeus Owens
Joseph Marrese
as Kerry Hansen
Evan Caravela
as Terry Hansen
James Kee
as Stewart Rayburn
Michael Rhoades
as Geoffrey Kalendar
Gloria Slade
as Capt. Carolyn Delong
Patrick Garrow
as Henry Pynchon
Paulino Nunes
as Det. Torrecelli
Darren Hynes
as Jenlani Carter
Philip Williams
as Off. Lehman
Joe Matheson
as Capt. Malloran
Chantal Quesnelle
as Nanci Hanover
Michael Kremko
as Jarrett Garson
Clare Dennis
as Blood-bank worker
Leviathan Grant
as Quidd's Military Personnel
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If you can accept the very odd premise, this is a pretty well-done and entertaining horror/sci-fi effort. After being struck in the arm by meteor particles, an astronaut is brought back home to a hospital, where he comes down with a fever, blurred vision and an infected hand. He dies, his finger tips split open and a swarm of moths (!) escape out the window. At a 4th of July barbecue, suburban father Frank (who has a beer-swilling, unfaithful wife, bitchy redneck sister-in-law and two kids) is attacked and eventually turned into an emotionless killer complete with long, clawed appendages that come out of his sides to grab people. He injects digestive fluids into victims and then sucks out their liquefied internal organs (mmm!) with a hollow tube that comes out of his mouth. He is also overseeing an ever-growing army of similar alien-possessed who are hiding out in a basement waiting to strike. Police are baffled finding dozens of dead bodies with broken necks, dislocated jaws and sunken in chests, but NASA chief medical examiner Jerome "Geronimo" Throrn (Nicholas Lea), tough entomologist Savannah Bailey (Jamie Luner) and others uncover a string of clues (starting with insect-like alien DNA taken from the astronaut) that they need to piece together to save the entire country. See, word has spread to other countries, who have threatened to blow the U.S. off the map with nuclear weapons if the menace isn't quickly contained! Bizarre story, some surprise plot twists, entertaining characters and good chemistry (and performances) by the two leads make it enjoyable.

Justin Lee
Justin Lee

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