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Still guilt-ridden over the accident that took his family's lives, Eric Norris discovers that his body is host to a parasite from another world. Except, it is more than a parasite: it carries his DNA. Is this his new son or – as the government believes – a threat to mankind?
The notion of human-alien miscegenation, and the prospect of what kind of offspring would come from such an unholy union, is nothing new in movieland, but InAlienable gives it a new spin by handling it as a legal drama, pitting government vs. individual in a fight to determine just who said offspring would belong to. Director Robert Dyke's film is loaded with actors who've put in time on sci-fi shows, from Star Trek (several incarnations, including the original), Stargate, Alien Nation, Babylon 5, and Battlestar Galactica. The latter's Richard Hatch stars as Dr. Eric Norris, a scientist who's continuing with his research despite being guilt-ridden over the death of his wife and son in a car crash. When a friend brings him a meteorlike object that he found in the desert and asks Norris to check it out, the doc doesn't give it much thought--until he wakes up pregnant, having been invaded by the alien life form that had been on board the meteor. The humanoid thing that emerges from his abdomen is dismissed as a parasite, but it carries enough of Norris's DNA for him to take a shine to it; indeed, he names it "Benjamin" and insists on referring to it as his son, scary tentacles and all. That's when the sinister guys in dark suits show up, insisting that Benjamin should be handed over to the feds for the good of all, followed by lawyers, courtroom scenes, and so on. Sure, the idea is preposterous, but it could have been a fun ride were it not for the fact that InAlienable is, quite simply, very poorly done, with cheesy special effects and laughable action sequences. As for the cast, Hatch is fine, but much of the rest of the acting is dreadful, especially Courtney Peldon as Norris's love interest and Walter Koenig, Star Trek's Mr. Chekov himself, as his vengeful boss; then again, Brando and Olivier would have had a tough time with this script (also Koenig's work). Cool idea, though. --Sam Graham
It isn't a lot of action or fast-paced thriller that makes you sit on the edge of your seat; it's a realistic view of humanity and the diffferent choices we'd make in certain... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jessalynn Brown
Good premise for movie but could have used a little more information in the story. It was really thought provoking idea. Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by Mutt puppy
I purchased this because I'm a Sci-Fi (Star Trek) fan- in all of it's permutations. (Nice to see "Apollo" from the original Battlestar Gallacta" staring in this movie too). Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by George J. Saar
This movie isn't bad, alitle longer than it should be. It could have done more with the alien creature than it did. Read morePublished on September 17, 2011 by Double Feature
The concept as potencial,the drama does not make you believe in the actor`s.
To much missing part the story goes to fast, that make you feel lost. Read more
STAR TREK's Walter Koenig penned this movie which plays more like an episode of LAW AND ORDER than a sci-fi/horror flick. Read morePublished on March 12, 2011 by Michael Butts
Never heard about it in the theaters, don't know if it was just released to DVD, but a nice Saturday night film.Published on November 17, 2010 by Goodlife1983
An interesting take on the ethical questions revolving around abortion, cloning and genetic manipulation. Cast was excelent. Kudos to Mr Koenig.Published on July 27, 2010 by Jean H. Laprime