From 2000 to the present day, Syfy (formerly known as Sci Fi Channel) has produced and financed a number of low-budget, Z-grade horror and sci-fi movies. Many are made by the Mockbuster studio known as The Asylum. The films are notorious for their poor quality and the resulting Snark Bait that makes them wildly hilarious.
The following tropes frequently appear in these films:
Armies Are Evil: Or at least the American military is. It's also damn near omnipresent, as one movie shows that they have a secret base within almost literal spitting distance of Stonehenge (because they are, of course, hoping to weaponize it).
The Mockbuster: If a hot new fantastic genre film is hitting the big screen on Friday, expect to see the mockbuster version of it on the Saturday night small screen.
Nuke 'em: Rarely is there a situation in one of these films where someone won't default to "nuke the crap out of it." The few that don't feature that option are usually the "trapped on an X" variant with a tiny cast.
Off-the-Shelf FX: To be expected, given the ultra-low budget of each film (some high tech firearms appear to be repainted Nerf guns).
Science Is Bad: A disproportionate number of these movies seem to advance the theory that science inevitably leads to giant mutated insects, and explosions are the only thing that can rectify such mistakes.