Species 2: Offspring
Species 2: Origins
La Mutante 2
- There is life on Mars...and now it's here.
- Mating season begins...
- Hope They Never MEET...Pray They Never MATE.
In the first pic, Natasha Henstridge played Sil, the product of an ill-advised attempt to commingle alien and human DNA. Now Henstridge is back as another half-breed, Eve, who's been cooked up in a top-secret government lab to help scientists develop a way to battle other evil extraterrestrials. Marg Helgenberger reprises her role as Dr. Laura Baker, one of the more humane scientists in the breeding program. And Michael Madsen encores as Press Lennox, a freelance assassin who's once again hired to seek and destroy a killer alien.
This time, Lennox's target is a male of the species. During the first manned mission to Mars, astronaut Patrick Ross (Justin Lazard) is infected with a strain of the same DNA that figured in the births of Sil and Eve. Once Ross returns to Earth, he's greeted as a hero by the masses and urged to enter politics by his U.S. senator father (James Cromwell). Unfortunately, Ross finds that, each time he has sexual intercourse with a woman, he instantly impregnates her. And each embryo rapidly develops to the size of a pre-schooler and bursts from the stomach of his or her dying mother.
This develops into a serious problem, since Ross is quite active sexually. Soon, Ross is hiding a dozen or so offspring in a building on a neglected family estate, and the L.A. cops are wondering who's behind all the female corpses with ruptured stomachs.
Meanwhile, back in the lab, the scientists monitoring Eve note that she's periodically excited by stimuli they can't discern. Dr. Laura (the movie character, not the radio show host) figures out that Eve is somehow telepathically connected with Ross, and that each hybrid wants to bring out the other's alien side -- that is, they have an urge to merge. Not surprisingly, Dr. Laura thinks this would be a bad idea. But Len-nox and the military-intelligence contingent led by Col. Burgess (George Dzundza) hope to use Eve to lead them to Ross.
Mykelti Williamson co-stars as Dennis Gamble, a Mars mission astronaut who isn't infected by the alien DNA. (A third astronaut, played by Myriam Cyr, isn't so lucky.) After he's cleared as a murder suspect, Gamble gets to hang out with Lennox and Dr. Laura and offer the occasional wisecrack. During the grand finale, when the heroes interrupt coitus between Eve and Ross, Gamble proves that having a far different sort of blood infection can come in handy when you're demolishing monsters. [source: Joe Leydon, Variety.com]
|Michael Madsen||....||Press Lenox|
|Marg Helgenberger||....||Dr. Laura Baker|
|Mykelti Williamson||....||Dennis Gamble|
|George Dzundza||....||Colonel Carter Burgess Jr|
|James Cromwell||....||Senator Judson Ross|
|Justin Lazard||....||Patrick Ross|
|Myriam Cyr||....||Anne Sampas|
|Baxter Harris||....||Dr. Orinsky|
|Scott Morgan||....||Harry Sampas|
|Nancy La Scala||....||Debutante|
|Raquel Gardner||....||Debutante's Sister|
|Henderson Forsythe||....||Pentagon Personnel|
|Robert Hogan||....||Pentagon Personnel|
|Ted Sutton||....||Pentagon Personnel|
|Gwendolyn Briley-Strand||....||Biologist (as Gwen Briley-Strand)|
|Nancy Young||....||Tether Console Guard|
|Irv Ziff||....||Seedy Motel Clerk|
|Norman Aronovic||....||Medical Examiner|
|Dustin Turner||....||Kid at Supermarket|
|Susan Duvall||....||Woman Shopper|
|Andreas Kraemer||....||Male Teenager|
|Lauren Ziemski||....||Female Teenager|
|Donna Sacco||....||Woman in Crowd|
|Sondra Spriggs||....||Woman with Gamble (as Sondra Williamson)|
|Kevin Grantz||....||Federal Agent|
|Zite Bidanie||....||Press Agent (as Zité Bidanie)|
|Nat Benchley||....||Squad Leader|
|Mike Gartland||....||Cobra Pilot|
|John C. Pratt||....||Pilot|
|John T. Scanlon||....||Pilot|
|Herbert R. Schutt Jr.||....||Pilot|
|Evelyn Ebo||....||Gorgeous Nurse|
|Richard Belzer||....||U. S. President|
|Alesia Newman-Breen||....||News Announcer|
|Peter Boyle||....||Dr. Herman Cromwell|
|Vincent Hammond||....||Patrick Creature Performer|
|Monica Staggs||....||Eve Creature Performer|
|rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Michael Ahl||....||Air Force Special Forces|
|Heidi Burger||....||Dinner Guest|
|Byron Henderson||....||Army Soldier|
|Paul Majors||....||Springfield Orderly|
|Mark Norris||....||Police Officer|
|Nancy Young||....||Tether Guard|
|Brittany Brazil||....||Stripper (uncredited)|
|Robert F. Fanto||....||Secret service agent (uncredited)|
|Julie Mabry||....||Hooker (uncredited)|