History Film / Species

21st May '17 10:06:51 AM CosmicFerret
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* CuteMonsterGirl: While the human forms of the hybrids are overall pretty hot, but even their alien forms are fairly appealing, with recognizable secondary sexual characteristics that are designed to appeal to potential human mates. The designers specifically wanted Sil to be beautiful even as an alien.
19th Mar '17 2:24:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* SexByProxy: The two alien-human hybrids are mind-linked, and also want to do each other to create purer offspring than they could with human mates. There are several times when Patrick is having sex somewhere else, and Eve goes into heat and apparently orgasms at the same time.

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* SexByProxy: The two alien-human hybrids are mind-linked, and also desperately want to do hook up with each other to create purer offspring than they could with human mates. There are several times when Patrick is having sex somewhere else, and Eve goes into heat and apparently orgasms at the same time.
7th Mar '17 9:02:05 AM bweb
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* KickTheDog: Sil cutting off the fingers of her captive. The victim would have very likely tried to explain that she couldn't regenerate like Sil could, and after the first finger, that would have been evident. Didn't deter Sil from continuing, though.
18th Feb '17 11:37:43 PM NightShade96
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This film has much to recommend it: A fine ensemble cast perfomance, a terrifying yet sadly sympathetic villain, thoughtful social commentary, very tight direction, designs by the legendary Creator/HRGiger, special effects that set a new standard for the depiction of alien creatures, and boobs. [[BestKnownForTheFanservice The last one is what most people remember]].

It was followed by [[{{Sequelitis}} three sequels of declining quality.]]

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This film has much to recommend it: A fine ensemble cast perfomance, a terrifying yet sadly sympathetic villain, thoughtful social commentary, very tight direction, designs by the legendary Creator/HRGiger, special effects that set a new standard for the depiction of alien creatures, and boobs. [[BestKnownForTheFanservice The last one is what most people remember]].

It was followed by [[{{Sequelitis}} three sequels of declining quality.]]
sequels.
10th Feb '17 5:18:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* CameBackWrong: Patrick Ross is distressed by the weird urges he's been having and the horrific things he's done, the final straw being the murder of his fiancee. So he decides to commits suicide by eating a a blast from a shotgun and blowing off most of his head. [[CannotSelfTerminate Which then grows back]]. Afterwards, he's noticeable less distressed about the things he's done and more actively seeking out women. The implication being he only succeeded in killing off his humanity.

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* CameBackWrong: Patrick Ross is distressed by the weird urges he's been having and the horrific things he's done, the final straw being the murder of his fiancee. So he decides to commits suicide by eating a a blast from a shotgun and blowing off most of his head. [[CannotSelfTerminate Which then grows back]]. Afterwards, he's noticeable less distressed about the things he's done and more actively seeking out women. The implication being he only succeeded in killing off his humanity.
7th Feb '17 8:21:55 PM NOYB
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* ArtMajorBiology: The hybrids are a major example, particularly in the sequels (also see the below entry). The first film could handwave it as ignorance of the aliens nature.

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* ArtMajorBiology: The hybrids are a major example, particularly in the sequels (also see the below entry). The first film could handwave it as ignorance of the aliens aliens' nature.



** When their true nature is not manifesting, the alien beings display such traits as the ability to regenerate body parts (including heads) within seconds. Losing and regrowing a head does not affect their memory.

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** When their true nature is not manifesting, the alien beings still display such traits as the ability to regenerate body parts (including heads) within seconds. Losing and regrowing a head does not affect their memory.



** Once the professor "harvests" Sarah's egg cells, she is rendered infertile. Which means that just like human women, her stockpile of reproductive cells is created exclusively in gestation (as opposed to men, who generate new supplies of sperm every time they get lucky). This is unusual, considering the aliens can "grow back" most other body parts as needed (like fingers), which we can't. [[note]]Which was the widely held belief at the time; we now know that human women can regenerate egg cells, albeit at a very slow rate that peters out over time.[[/note]]

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** Once the professor "harvests" Sarah's Sara's egg cells, she is rendered infertile. Which means that just like human women, her stockpile of reproductive cells is created exclusively in gestation (as opposed to men, who generate new supplies of sperm every time they get lucky). This is unusual, considering the aliens can "grow back" most other body parts as needed (like fingers), which we can't. [[note]]Which was the widely held belief at the time; we now know that human women can regenerate egg cells, albeit at a very slow rate that peters out over time.[[/note]]



** Sil. For the most part she doesn't seem to be acting out of deliberate malice rather self-preservation and natural instinct. That said her natural instincts lead her to brutally murder a "rival" female.

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** Sil. For the most part she doesn't seem to be acting out of deliberate malice malice, rather self-preservation and natural instinct. That said said, her natural instincts lead her to brutally murder a "rival" female.



** While both Laura and Press flirt at the bar: "They like each other".

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** While both Laura and Press flirt at the bar: "They like each other".



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: After Arden has sex with Sil to accomplish her goal of getting impregnated, Sil offs him when he started to realize who she really is and what he has done.]]

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: After Arden has sex with Sil to accomplish her goal of getting impregnated, Sil offs him when he started starts to realize who she really is and what he has done.]]



* AteHisGun: After [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone killing his fiancee]], Patrick realizes he is a monster and blows his own head off to put an end to his actions. However his head grows back and it's clear from that point on his human half is dead.

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* AteHisGun: After [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone killing his fiancee]], fiancée]], Patrick realizes he is a monster and blows his own head off to put an end to his actions. However his head grows back and it's clear from that point on his human half is dead.



* LadyLand: In the second movie, Eve is raised in a female-only environment, so that mating urges won't make her uncontrollable. It doesn't work. Nor should they have expected it to, considering they let her watch television and ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' is one of her favorite shows.

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* LadyLand: In the second movie, Eve is raised in a female-only environment, so that mating urges won't make her uncontrollable. It doesn't work. Nor should they have expected it to, considering they let her watch television and ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' is one of her favorite shows.
7th Feb '17 8:07:59 PM NOYB
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* CameBackWrong: With Melinda dying, her creator Tom tries to save her and seemingly succeeds in rejuvenating her, though at the cost of another human life. It soon becomes apparent that the once sweet Melinda is now almost completely gone, her once dormant and contained [[SuperpoweredEvilSide alien side]] having [[SplitPersonalityTakeover taken over]].

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* CameBackWrong: With Melinda Miranda dying, her creator Tom tries to save her and seemingly succeeds in rejuvenating her, though at the cost of another human life. It soon becomes apparent that the once sweet Melinda Miranda is now almost completely gone, her once dormant and contained [[SuperpoweredEvilSide alien side]] having [[SplitPersonalityTakeover taken over]].
6th Feb '17 4:09:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* HordeOfAlienLocusts: A disgraced former scientist speculates that the aliens operate like this, having wiped out all native life and destroyed the ecosystem on Mars billions of years ago and are now trying to do the same to Earth.

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* HordeOfAlienLocusts: A disgraced former scientist speculates that the aliens operate like this, having wiped out all native life and [[OnceGreenMars destroyed the ecosystem on Mars Mars]] billions of years ago and are now trying to do the same to Earth.
26th Jan '17 10:21:19 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** Once the professor "harvests" Sarah's egg cells, she is rendered infertile. Which means that just like human women, her stockpile of reproductive cells is created exclusively in gestation (as opposed to men, who generate new supplies of sperm every time they get lucky). This is unusual, considering the aliens can "grow back" most other body parts as needed (like fingers), which we can't. [[note]]Which was the widely held belief at the time; [[ScienceMarchesOn, we now know that human women can regenerate egg cells]], albeit at a very slow rate that peters out over time.[[/note]]

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** Once the professor "harvests" Sarah's egg cells, she is rendered infertile. Which means that just like human women, her stockpile of reproductive cells is created exclusively in gestation (as opposed to men, who generate new supplies of sperm every time they get lucky). This is unusual, considering the aliens can "grow back" most other body parts as needed (like fingers), which we can't. [[note]]Which was the widely held belief at the time; [[ScienceMarchesOn, we now know that human women can regenerate egg cells]], cells, albeit at a very slow rate that peters out over time.[[/note]]
26th Jan '17 10:20:11 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** Once the professor "harvests" Sarah's egg cells, she is rendered infertile. Which means that just like human women, her stockpile of reproductive cells is created exclusively in gestation (as opposed to men, who generate new supplies of sperm every time they get lucky). This is unusual, considering the aliens can "grow back" most other body parts as needed (like fingers), which we can't. [[note]] As it turns out in a form of ScienceMarchesOn, we now know that human women can regenerate egg cells, albeit at a very slow rate that peters out over time.[[/note]]

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** Once the professor "harvests" Sarah's egg cells, she is rendered infertile. Which means that just like human women, her stockpile of reproductive cells is created exclusively in gestation (as opposed to men, who generate new supplies of sperm every time they get lucky). This is unusual, considering the aliens can "grow back" most other body parts as needed (like fingers), which we can't. [[note]] As it turns out in a form of ScienceMarchesOn, [[note]]Which was the widely held belief at the time; [[ScienceMarchesOn, we now know that human women can regenerate egg cells, cells]], albeit at a very slow rate that peters out over time.[[/note]]
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