The year is 1995. Kurt Cobain blew his head off last year, or someone blew his head off, at the very least. Singles from Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, The Offsprings’ Smash, and Radiohead’s The Bends are lighting up the radio. And Wonderwall, don’t forget Wonderwall. Secretly, and shamefully, you regularly check VH1 to see if the video for Collective Soul’s song, “December” is on. No one must ever know about this 🎶
Then, here comes Natasha Henstridge as a predatory alien searching for the perfect mate to begin populating her species on Earth🤰
Forest Whitaker plays a man with clairvoyant abilities, which in this film apparently means he is gifted with the ability to point out obvious, readily observable things. Michael Madsen wears sunglasses the whole time and doesn’t know how to hold a gun. Then, there’s Oscar-winner, Sir Ben fucking Kingsley approaching the material like it’s Shakespeare.
Join us as we revisit SPECIES, a very special relic of 1995 🧬
“You created a monster with some kind of formula you got from outer space. The damn thing got away, and now you want us to hunt it down and kill it. She would make one excellent biological weapon. If someone out there thought we were some kind of galactic weed that was going to spread through the universe…she’s the cure and where the disease.” It’s the Who Goes There Podcast Episode 397!
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