It's the year 3000 A.D.; the Earth is lost to the alien race of Psychlos. Humanity is enslaved by these gold-thirsty tyrants, whom are unaware that their 'man-animals' are about to ignite the rebellion of a lifetime.
In the year 3000, humanity is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the seductive and powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth of its resources, using the broken remnants of humanity as slaves. What is left of the human race has reverted to a primitive state, believing the invaders to be demons and technology to be evil. After humanity has all but given up any hope of freeing themselves from alien oppression, a young man named Tyler decides to leave his desolate home high in the Rocky Mountains to discover the truth, whereupon he is captured and enslaved. It is then that he decides to fight back, leading his fellow man in one final struggle for freedom.Written by
John Travolta's theatrical agency William Morris was also said to be unenthusiastic about the film, reportedly leading to Travolta threatening to leave them if they did not help him to set up the film. See more »
The movie claims that gold is the most precious metal the aliens are after. A quick study of Earth economies before the destruction of the planet would have revealed that central banks store gold as counter value to issued currency. Instead of plundering these depositories the aliens resort to a laborious mining technique and ignore the stored gold for a thousand years. See more »
[looking at an overhead photo of a convertible car, with a man driving and a dog in the back seat]
What is this species?
Well, according to the Clinko historians, the species is called "dog."
Obviously the superior race, having the man-animal chauffeur it around.
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The US theatrical version (which is sometimes shown on IFC and was the version available on Netflix Instant), has three short scenes which were removed from the DVD release: Terl gleefully scolding the bartender after offering him a shady deal. Ker wonders if humans can fly, prompting Terl to pick one of them up and throw him off the edge of a cliff, which of course kills the human. Terl responds that this is why he's an officer and Ker his assistant. In the scene at the library, Terl tells Johnny one of the books might give him a good recipe for raw rat. See more »
This monster flop has an interesting story outline filled with garbage. The aliens have weaknesses that make even the non-rocket scientist in the audience wonder "how did these guys survive long enough to conquer anyone?" The next question I found myself asking is this, "How long would certain things (books, computer-dependent machinery, combustion engines) last and still be of any use to anyone?" Too many things you see in the movie are simply beyond belief. But this is science fiction you say? Of course. The point is that the basic story could have been told without any of these ridiculous questions bugging the viewer if the people making it had just thought things out for an hour or two. I understand that suspension of belief is a requirement of sci-fi fans but you have to limit it to just what is necessary to tell the story you are trying to tell.
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