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Offworld: Alien Planet

UK 2024
produced by
Chris Bevan, Dani Britten, Terry Cooper, Andrew Bayliss (executive), Graeme Pinnock (executive), Andrew McDonald (executive), Chris Jones (executive), Ren Shorney (executive), Mark Clerkin (executive), Aimee Hibberd (executive), Stewart Palmer (executive), Mike Whelan (executive) for Black Room Films, Candy Jar Films, CB Media, Skybot Entertainment, PGCI Media
directed by Terry Cooper
starring Danielle Britten, John Varker, Gavin Rand, Amy Rowlands, Chris Josty, Ainsleigh Barber, Bill Bellamy, Pete Kijek, Katerina Clayre, Terry Cooper, Tom Ingham, Dylan Edwards, Macalla Kelsay, Ross O’Hennessy (voice), Dean Harris, Clinton Baysinger
written by Terry Cooper, Chris Lynch, music by Michael Frankenberger, visual effects supervisor: Adrian Sayce

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Earth is pretty much at its last breath - but that's not too bad news as humankind has recently found a new, earth-like planet to colonize, and Captain Jan Lepree (Danielle Britten) is tasked with getting 200 settlers there with a skeleton crew - and of course, the ship crashes and all the settlers die in their cryo-chambers, only the crew survives, with one of them, Carrie (Katerina Clayre) being gravely injured. Now the good news is, the human outpost is only a three day walk away from our heroes' position, but the bad news is pretty much everything else, from some crewmembers unable to stand the strain to Carrie's condition worsening pretty much by the minute to there being an alien bug bringing the dead back to life as homicidal zombies to the ship's security officer (John Varker) desperately trying to gain control of the group, and be it through mutiniy. And these are all just minor problems compared to what Jan and company are facing on their way to (supposed) safety ...

 

Despite its sci-fi premise, Offworld: Alien Planet is basically a psycho drama, inasmuch as it takes its futuristic set-up merely as a very skeletal tipping point for almost archaic interpersonal conflicts - and thanks to clever writing it really does well at that, in a way proving that not earth is doomed (as detailed in the opening narration) but actually humankind. And a directorial effort that nicely blends the futuristic and the archaic, and a very able ensemble cast, this story is brought to life quite nicely, too, making this one pretty cool piece of science fiction cinema.

 

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