Daily Archives: July 16, 2018
5th Passenger (2018)
Director: Scotty Baker
Writers: Scotty Baker, Morgan Lariah | 1 more credit »
Stars: Doug Jones, Marina Sirtis, Mindy Robinson, Tim Russ, Armin Shimerman, Doug Jones, Hana Hatae, Morgan Lariah
Storyline: The year: 2151. In the aftermath of an oppressive class war, Miller, a pregnant officer aboard an escape pod must struggle to survive with her remaining crew when a mysterious and vicious life form attacks, determined to become the dominant species.
Review: For anyone familiar with the Star Trek Universe, you will notice a lot of names in this film, like Marina Sirtis (Star Trek TNG), Tim Russ (Star Trek Voyager), Armin Shimerma (DS9).
While it does seem that half of the Star Trek Alumni banded together in yet another sci-fi film not related to Star Trek, the idea behind this film was simple enough to band together some great talent in a movie that was below grade.
The storyline is simple and has been done a few times before. A pregnant crew member is found on an escape pod and through VR Memory Clips, we see what happened to the rest of her crew, or at least, what you think happened to the crew. In the recount of her mind, each member of the crew is systematically killed off one by one by a bad version of a CGI spider.
But, was the crew really killed off by an alien spider, or is the mind of Eve Miller more diabolical than one can expect?
That, folks, is something you got to find out for yourself.
This film was obviously a low budget, but despite that, there were some good performances from the former Star Trek gang.
IMDB Rating: 3.4
My Rating: 6