Friday, March 4, 2011

What's on the Other Side?

Actor Joe Flanigan clearly has a penchant for going through portals of one kind or another. He did it a lot in Stargate: Atlantis and now it's happening again in a creature feature flick from SyFy Channel supplier RHI Entertainment.

The Other Side [aka Ferocious Planet] (US-2011; dir. Douglas G. Davis)

This time Flanigan has John Rhys-Davies (doing his best to look senatorial rather than dwarvish) and Dagmar Doring along for the ride.

But Lord of the Rings or not, the while thing naturally involves nasty creatures. Big, nasty creatures. That is, of course, just what we want.

It was a groundbreaking device designed to glimpse alternate universes and government commissioned by a brilliant physicist. But the machine malfunctioned on its first presentation, transporting a group of observers into a nightmarish new dimension. The team quickly must use ingenuity and courage to outwit, outplay and outlast the native man-eating creatures of this bizarre new world while doing their best to repair the damaged machine. Even if they stay alive, without a working transport, they may never make it back home.

  • Source: RHI website via Avery Guerra. Written by Robert Hood

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