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Natasha Henstridge

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Natasha T. Henstridge (born August 15, 1974) is a Canadian fashion model turned actress. Her most notable on-screen roles include Species, The Whole Nine Yards and the Canadian TV mini-series Would Be Kings for which she won the Gemini Award for best actress.

Henstridge was born in Springdale, Newfoundland and Labrador, the daughter of Helen, a homemaker, and Brian Henstridge, a biker/contractor. She was raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada with younger brother, Shane. At the age of thirteen, she entered the Casablanca Modeling Agency's "Look of the Year" contest and was chosen first runner-up. The following year, Henstridge went to Paris to pursue her modeling ambitions. At fifteen, she was featured on her first magazine cover, the French edition of Cosmopolitan. Several magazine covers followed and Henstridge went on to do television commercials for products such as Olay, Old Spice, and Lady Stetson. Her modeling career established, Henstridge moved on to a career in movies.

In her movie debut Species, Henstridge played "Sil," a genetically engineered alien/human hybrid created from a message received by SETI, who breaks free from the captivity of a laboratory when her overseers attempt to "euthanize" her. Pursued by a team of experts who band together to stop her before her "Species" multiplies, Sil embarks on a killing spree while also discovering her powerful instinct to mate. Species was an instant hit, raking in $113 Million (USD). Notable for its sexual content, the film won Henstridge the MTV Movie award for "best kiss" for a scene in which her character, while kissing an aggressive would-be suitor, impales his head with her tongue.

The movie gave Henstridge a platform to launch her acting career, but most of the following movies she appeared in were not as successful. Species spawned a sequel Species II, in which a male alien was attempting to mate with Eve, a genetic duplicate of Sil.

Eve was played as gentle and more docile than the original Sil, creating an air of sympathy for the character who spends the majority of the movie imprisoned in a glass habitat and undergoing painful experiments. The film was a failure at the box office, taking in $19 million (USD) domestically. A few smaller independent movies followed, including Bela Donna and Dog Park, with varied box office returns. She also starred opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in the action/adventure movie Maximum Risk. Despite having some reservations about the sci-fi genre, she signed up for John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars in the lead role and reprised her role as Eve in a brief cameo in Species III. Ghosts of Mars was not well-received, with a 21% rating in Rotten Tomatoes.

In 2000, she starred in The Whole Nine Yards and its 2004 sequel The Whole Ten Yards.

She has played a number of roles on television, for example in Caracara and The Outer Limits. From 2005 to 2006, Henstridge had a recurring role in the cancelled ABC drama Commander in Chief, which starred Geena Davis as a fictional female U.S. President. She also hosted Mostly True Stories: Urban Legends Revealed on TLC, a show about urban legends.

Henstridge was working on the TV show She Spies, prior to its cancellation. She has also completed a TV movie for the Lifetime channel titled Widow on the Hill. In 2006 she filmed the CTV original mini-series Would Be Kings in Hamilton, Ontario, for which she won a Gemini Award.

She also starred in the expansion set to the video game Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, entitled Kane's Wrath.

In 2008 Natasha played a role on the new ABC show, Eli Stone. She has also been involved with two new productions, joining the cast of Dave Rodriguez's "Anytown," an indie drama that examines a racist high school attack and its aftermath. Henstridge will play a news anchor covering an attack on an Indian-American boy by two fellow students who videotape the crime. The event forces her to examine the media's post-September 11 role in fueling hate crimes committed by youth. She has also been involved with the production of Should've Been Romeo from American Independent Pictures.

Henstridge was married to actor Damian Chapa twice. However, the second marriage lasted only a few months and the couple divorced in 1996. She has two sons by actor Liam Waite, named Tristan River Waite, born October 1998, and Asher Sky Waite, born September 2001. Her long-term partner is Scottish-Iranian singer-songwriter and actor Darius Danesh.

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Mostly True Stories: Urban Legends Revealed

Mostly True Stories: Urban Legends Revealed is a docu-drama about urban legends and re-enacting them and researching their credibility. It aired on The Learning Channel from 2002 until 2004. It ran for four seasons. Early episodes were hosted by Natasha Henstridge. Unscheduled edited versions of the show, with new narration and without Henstridge as a hostess, were aired on The Learning Channel until 2008. The Discovery Channel had been airing re-runs, but no longer is. In the UK it is shown on Men & Motors and Zone Reality (including sister channel Zone Reality Extra). Select clips from the show are internationally available on YouTube.

An episode will begin with an introduction by Henstridge whilst a short montage of scenes from re-enactments to be featured in the program is shown. An opening sequence follows with more such clips, accompanied by theme music.

In a dark, desolate cemetery or junkyard, the hostess introduces the first legend, and the scene changes to a re-enactment. The narrator introduces the legend, its setting, and tells it as it is shown, so most of the characters' dialogue is drowned out by his voice.

After the re-enactment, the narrator questions if the legend is true or false. The legend is then tested by folklorist expertise, historical and logical evidence, people who work in a field the legend is based around, and, occasionally, by the show's reality checker, Bob Harris. When the legend's credibility is determined, the narrator gives us a glimpse at the next legend and we are given a hint as to what it could be about (In this legend ... , but in our next legend, ...).

After the commercial break, the cycle continues for four more legends. Then Henstridge gives her closing monologue and the credits role to the program's theme music.

The show was created by Valerie W. Chow and Mike Levine, who are also responsible for several other documentaries on The Learning Channel, Discovery Health Channel, and The Travel Channel. Another documentarian, Thomas Quinn, helped direct, produce, and write episodes. Quinn's name appeared on the show in a segment about the blue book scam (The name on the blue book was "Quinn"). Joe Dea was a director and producer for the show, too. Peter Lownds was the show's narrator. Though Natasha Henstridge has hosted the majority of the show's episodes, the first episode was hosted by Michael Shermer. The show is produced by Burrud Productions.

Relatively unknown actors were hired to play the characters in the legends. Some cast members play several different characters. For example, Kristin Quinn, a possible relative of Thomas Quinn, has played multiple female characters, including a bride's sister and a rape victim. Jennifer Ingrum appeared as a bridesmaid and a roommate. Brian Harp was a ghost on an airplane, only to assume the more down-to-earth role of a guest at a party. Jeff Hatch has been a husband to a young woman and a son to older parents. The moderately known actor, Philip Hersh, was a hotel clerk and a poisoning victim. Kevin J. Goff was a jealous husband and an elementary school maintenance man. The actors' playing of various characters is subtle. Few viewers pick it up, as was the intention.

The show once made an error concerning a legend's credibility. On the episode that originally aired on March 13, 2003, there was a true or false question before a commercial break that gave an incorrect answer when the program resumed. The question was "Was the nursery rhyme 'Sing a Song of Sixpence' used as a code to recruit pirates?" The answer was given as "TRUE: The notorious pirate, Blackbeard used this code to recruit hands, whom he paid sixpence a day." This is untrue. Snopes found it rather humorous that the show could fall for such a silly story, and created a page on the website about it (See External Links). Subsequent airings fixed the mistake ("FALSE: Though attributed to the notorious Blackbeard, the rhyme was not used by pirates"). The show was not the first medium to make this mistake, as an urban myth boardgame also gave the question's answer as true.

The show's rated TV-14 in the U.S. due to the sometimes-gruesome and/or horrific dramatizations as well as for occasional drug references, suggestive themes, or violent content.

Like in many docu-dramas, the show's more gruesome and/or shocking scenes are labelled as "dramatizations" (relabelled "re-enactments" in the recent airings) to assure audiences that the scene is a recreation of something grisly and that what is shown did not actually happen. The label appears at the top right-hand corner of the screen when such scenes take place. Commonly, it appears when dead bodies or blood and/or gore is shown.

On IMDB the show has a rating of 7.4 out of 10.0 stars, a positive score from audiences.

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Yee Jee Tso

Yee Jee Tso (born March 10, 1975) is a Canadian actor.

His television roles include Sliders (1995), and the 1996 Doctor Who telemovie, in which he played the character Chang Lee. His Doctor Who connection continued when he played the part of Doctor Goddard in the webcast Real Time produced by Big Finish Productions, and the part of Major Jal Brant in the audio drama Excelis Decays in 2002.

Recent roles include Jared Chan, a programming wizard opposite Natasha Henstridge in the sci-fi thriller TV movie “Impact”, due to be released worldwide in Spring 2009. In 2007 he played the part of child-devouring monster in the other-worldly horror film “They Wait”, featured at the Toronto Film Festival. He’s played recurring roles on both sides of the law, in three award winning series “Da Vinci’s Inquest”, “Da Vinci’s: City Hall” and “Intelligence”.

In 2001, he played Teddy Chin, a counter-culture computer genius, opposite Ryan Phillipe in the MGM feature film “AntiTrust”. His other credits include: a series regular on the award-winning Canadian show “Madison”, recurring roles in the hit sci-fi TV series “Stargate: Atlantis” and “Sliders”, and guest appearances in dozens of other films and TV shows.

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Deception (2008 film)


Deception is a 2008 drama-romance-thriller film directed by Marcel Langenegger, written by Mark Bomback, and starring Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams. It was released on April 25, 2008 in the United States.

Accountant Jonathan McQuarry (Ewan McGregor) is an auditor with little to no social life. One night while working late in a boardroom he is interrupted by a lawyer, Wyatt Bose (Hugh Jackman), who befriends him and offers him marijuana. After a long conversation, Jonathan takes the subway home where he has a brief encounter with a blond woman (Michelle Williams) while waiting on the train. Upon returning home he notices a pipe in his bedroom is leaking and leaving a stain.

Jonathan contacts Wyatt the next day and they play tennis after work. Afterward they stop by Wyatt's lavish apartment Jonathan borrows an expensive suit. They meet again for lunch the next day and upon leaving Wyatt intentionally takes Jonathan's mobile phone instead of his own, forcing a trade. He mentions he will be in London on business for the next few weeks.

When Jonathan realizes the phones have been switched he attempts to contact Wyatt but does not reach him. He is soon contacted by a woman (Natasha Henstridge) who asks if he is free that night. He informs her that he is and agrees to meet her. When she arrives they proceed directly to a hotel room to have sex and Jonathan realizes that Wyatt must be in some type of exclusive list.

When Wyatt calls the next day he encourages Jonathan to continue his participation with other list members. Upon doing so he has an encounter with an older woman (Charlotte Rampling) who explains more of the list's rules: the initiator pays for the room, no names are exchanged, there is no conversation and no rough play. Jonathan continues to participate over the next few weeks with several anonymous partners.

One night after initiating another encounter, Jonathan is surprised to find that his partner is the blond woman he met while waiting for the train. When she begins to undress he stops her and tells her that they had met once before. He requests that she have dinner with him and they order room service and talk for hours. The next day Jonathan rejects other callers from the list but when the blond woman calls again they agree to meet for dinner in Chinatown. They then proceed to a hotel where she requests some ice. When Jonathan returns to the room she is gone and there is blood on the bedsheets. Someone knocks him out from behind and when he wakes up the bed has been made. He contacts the police and explains to the Detective (Lisa Gay Hamilton) that the woman is missing but that he has little to no information about her. She doubts his story and his sanity.

Upon returning home Jonathan is surprised to find Wyatt waiting for him and demanding that he steal millions from the corporation he will begin to audit in a few days. Jonathan does so but only because he fears for the safety of the blond woman. He completes a wire transfer to a bank in Europe in his name but secretly adds Wyatt's name a cosigner. When he returns home he notices that a picture Wyatt had sent of the blond woman being held captive was taken in his apartment before the pipe started leaking. He realizes that she must have been a conspirator and wisely avoids his apartment which explodes when the superintendent enters to fix the pipe. When Wyatt impersonates Jonathan and attempts to withdraw the funds from the bank he is denied access because of the cosigner. Jonathan agrees to help him withdraw the funds but only if Wyatt splits it with him. After the transaction is complete, Wyatt attempts to shoot Jonathan but before he is able to do so he is shot by the blond woman who quickly leaves. Jonathan leaves the money behind to pursue her.

The film received substantially negative reviews from critics. As of April 27, 2008, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 13% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 63 reviews - with the consensus that the film is "a middling, predictable potboiler." Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 32 out of 100, based on 22 reviews.

In its opening weekend, the film grossed $2.3 million in 2,001 theaters in the United States and Canada, averaging only $1,155 per theater and ranking #10 at the box office. As of June 19, 2008, the film has grossed $4,596,495 in the United States and Canada while grossing $4,948,835 in foreign countries adding to a total of $9,545,330.

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Adrenalin: Fear the Rush

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Adrenalin: Fear the Rush is a science-fiction/action film made in 1996, but set in 2007. The Soviet Union has collapsed and Russia is in dismay. Out of this chaos an unknown virus covers the earth and eventually the United States.

The movie starts with what has become of the earth. The Soviet Union has dissolved into what is now Russia. Out of the east comes a mysterious virus that kills everybody in its way. The virus eventually reaches the western shores of the United States, and Boston is quarantined. A barrier, or wall, is set up between the "mainland" and Boston, and all immigrants are kept out of the US in fear that they may be carriers of the virus. The only people allowed to get out of the city are those with special passports, and those can only be gained by working with a government agency, or by the black market.

Officer Delon is a woman who desperately seeks a way out of the quarantine. She is about to give her son a black-market passport to the safe-zone when she is called in to duty.

A group of houligans are slaughtered by some kind of creature, and the police are called in. This creature seemingly has superhuman ability such as speed and armour. The police (Delon (Natasha Henstridge) and Lemieux (Christopher Lambert) among others) are sent in to capture or kill the creature, but it flees to the underground sewers. Slowly, the team is killed off one by one until Delon and Lemieux remains. Delon eventually stumbles upon a team of scientists, sent to kill the creature themselves, who claims that the creature is a carrier of the deadly virus, and if it is not killed, it will "explode" and spread the virus to everybody else. Delon is captured by the creature, with two others. She and Lemieux watches as the creature literally eats another officer. Delon manages to kick the creature unconscious to gain enough time to break loose from her restrains, grab a pistol and kill it with numerous shots.

Delon is rewarded with two passports to the safe-zone, one for her and one for her son.

The film received extremely negative reviews by getting 0% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 5 reviews.

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The Whole Ten Yards

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The Whole Ten Yards (2004) is a sequel to the 2000 film The Whole Nine Yards. Like the original it stars Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, and Natasha Henstridge.

Thanks to falsified dental records supplied by his former neighbor Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky (Matthew Perry), retired hitman Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski (Bruce Willis) now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife, Jill (Amanda Peet), a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection to their past unexpectedly shows up on Jimmy and Jill's doorstep: it's Oz, and he's begging them to help him rescue his wife Cynthia (Natasha Henstridge) from the Hungarian mob. To complicate matters even further, the men who are out to get Oz are led by Lazlo Gogolak (Kevin Pollak), a father figure of Jimmy's. Oz, Jimmy and Jill will have to go the whole nine yards—and then some—to manage the mounting Mafioso mayhem.

The Whole Ten Yards received generally negative reviews from Western critics. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 5% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 110 reviews. Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 24 out of 100, based on 27 reviews.

The Whole Ten Yards did not earn as much money as the first film, only bringing in $16,328,471 domestically and $9,827,310 internationally, for a worldwide total of $26,155,781, less than one-quarter the gross of the original. The film was also unsuccessful recouping its budget while in theaters.

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Species (film)


Species is a 1995 science fiction thriller directed by Roger Donaldson, and starring Natasha Henstridge, Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Forest Whitaker, Alfred Molina and Marg Helgenberger. It was given an R rating for sci-fi violence, nudity, and language.

This film produced one theatrical sequel in 1998, Species II, which had Henstridge, Madsen, and Helgenberger reprise their roles. It was followed by the direct-to-video Species III in 2004 and Species: The Awakening in 2007, which stands as a separate film, not as an official follow-up to the previous three.

The movie is about a group of scientists who try to track down and trap a killer alien before she successfully mates with a human male.

The alien is the result of the SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) program. Scientists receive transmissions from an alien source on how to create endless fuel effortlessly. The scientists assume that this is a friendly alien species. But from a second alien transmission, the scientists receive information about an alien DNA along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. A government team led by Xavier Fitch (Kingsley) goes forward with the genetic experiment hoping to induce a female with "docile" traits. One of the hundred experimental ova produces a girl named Sil, who looks like a normal human but develops into a 12-year old (played by Michelle Williams) in 3 months.

Sil's rapid development makes the scientists consider her a threat. They try to destroy her but she breaks out of her containment cell and escapes out into the world. The government assembles a team composed of anthropologist Dr. Stephen Arden (Molina), molecular biologist Dr. Laura Baker (Helgenberger), empath Dan Smithson (Whitaker) and assassin/tracker Press Lennox (Madsen) to track and destroy Sil.

Sil matures rapidly into an adult (Henstridge) in her early twenties with supermodel good looks. This makes tracking her extremely difficult. She is incredibly strong and intelligent with amazing regenerative powers. For instance, after an accident, she is knocked unconscious and breaks her scapula, but to a doctor's amazement, it heals before his eyes. The scientists fear she may mate with human males and produce offspring that could eliminate the human race. Sil doesn't have any inhibitions when it comes to killing people who get in her way and wants to produce offspring as soon as possible. She frequently morphs into her alien form--a bipedal creature with tentacles on her shoulders and back.

Sil tries first to mate with a man she meets at a night club, but rejects and kills him after sensing that he is diabetic. She then tries to mate with a man she meets after a car accident; this is interrupted by Lennox and Baker. She kills the man and flees into a forest without being seen by the team.

She then takes an attraction to Lennox and attempts to seduce him (no one able to recognise her because she cut her hair and dyed it brown) but sees that he's in love with Baker. She eventually copulates with Dr. Arden who deson't recognise her as well; then kills him when he realises who she is. The tracking team then follow her into the sewers where Fitch is killed and a cave where she and her offspring are destroyed. The last scene shows a rat chewing on one of Sil's severed tentacles; it starts to mutate into a vicious beast and attacks another rat.

The creature was created and designed by Swiss artist H. R. Giger, who also created the creatures in the Alien films.

Written by Yvonne Navarro from the original screenplay, the book gives several in depth details about the characters not seen in the film, such as Sil's ability to visualize odors and determine harmful substances from edible items by the color. Gas appears black, food appears pink, an unhealthy potential mate appears to give off green fumes. Other character details include Press's background in tracking down AWOL soldiers as well as the process of decoding the alien signal. Although no clues are given as to its origin, it is mentioned that the message was somehow routed through several black holes to mask its point of origin. Even though it is not mentioned or even speculated on in the Book or Movie, the act of masking the signal with the Black Holes shows that the "Creator" race knows what will happen once the message is received or even that it was deliberately aimed at Earth. Given what we know about black holes it should be impossible to achieve this. It could be argued that the "Creators" have the technology or power to manipulate black holes in some way, the fact that they use black holes in their broadcast lends to the comment in Species II about the Alien Species being Extra-Galactic; they may have risen to a profound level of technological advancement. Parts of these extra scenes and details are shown in the comic book adaptation by Titan Books. There is also a novelization by Yvonne Navarro for Species II which follows the film's original screenplay with added scenes.

The story is in many respects a pastiche of the two UK Television Science Fiction serials of the 1950s and 1960s namely the Nigel Kneale “Quatermass” stories and Fred Hoyle’s “A for Andromeda”. In the latter Julie Christie played a beautiful woman who had been created in a test tube from data derived from an extra terrestrial radio signal. Like the Natasha Henstridge character in Species she grows to full size in a few weeks. Her metamorphoses into a monster bear a striking similarity to that of the astronaut in the first Quatermass story, as does the Ben Kingsley character to Professor Quatermass himself..

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Species II


Species II (a.k.a Species 2: Offspring and Species 2: Origins) is a 1998 sequel to the 1995 film Species. It stars Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen, and Marg Helgenberger, who reprise their roles.

The movie begins roughly two years after the events of Species. It begins with a trio of American astronauts (Anne Sampas, Dennis Gamble & Patrick Ross) on a mission to Mars. Patrick is the only astronaut that lands on the surface and is shown collecting soil samples. When he plants the American flag, he is instantly hailed a hero. In a cross-cut, Dr. Herman Cromwell (Peter Boyle) is seen in an insane asylum, shouting "I told them not to go!" After Ross returns to the shuttle and the three astronauts prepare for the return journey home, one of the soil samples is shown to have contained alien DNA. The temperature on the ship thaws out the DNA bringing it to life causing it to break free from the tube and infect the three astronauts. Though one of the astronauts, Dennis Gamble (Mykelti Williamson), carries the sickle cell gene that prevents the alien's assimilation, the others, Patrick Ross (Justin Lazard) and Anne Sampas (Myriam Cyr), are, unknown to them, speedily infected by the alien DNA on the journey back to Earth. The asronauts have vague memories of something awful having occurred, but cannot recall details.

Meanwhile, back on Earth, a clone of Sil, named Eve (Natasha Henstridge), has been created. Engineered to be more docile than her predecessor, she is part of another attempt to understand the alien life form and prepare for defense should it ever arrive on Earth. This program is run by Dr. Laura Baker (Marg Helgenberger).

The trio return from Mars and after undergoing tests, are given a sexual quarantine of ten days. Patrick, the son of U.S. Senator Judson Ross (played by James Cromwell), attends a function being held in his honor. While there, Dennis and Anne are wondering where Patrick is at such a big moment. Melissa (Patrick's girlfriend) tells them that he hasn't been feeling well and that he is resting but really, he is in the bar lounge making out with a woman referred to as the Debutante. They are interrupted when he is called up to the stage to give a speech so she invites him up to her hotel room. After giving the speech, he leaves the function to meet her in her room, where she waits with her sister. Patrick walks into the room and shuts the door behind him. He is next seen having sex with the Debutante while her sister is watching and waiting for her turn. After he finishes having sex with the debutante, her sister strips and claims that it is 'her turn' and climbs onto the bed and starts having sex with Patrick. While this is happening, slimy tentacles emerge from his body as he starts transforming into an alien. Because she is getting carried away whilst having sex with him, she doesn't notice his alien form until she finds her hands stroking his tentacles and she starts to scream and although she pleads for him to stop, he carries on anyway while the Debutante is in the bathroom going through 9 months of pregnancy within 5 minutes until the alien baby growing inside her causes her stomach to burst open. Shortly after, the sister also gives birth. Neither woman survives. Patrick buries their bodies and hides the children inside his childhood shed. During Patrick's sexual activity Eve shows signs of physiological excitement.

Meanwhile, Dr. Orinsky, who took the astronauts' blood samples, is looking at Patrick's blood under a microscope. Just as he finds alien DNA in his blood, the bottle with Patrick's blood inside rolls off the table and shatters. The puddle of blood then flows forward and seeps into the wall. As Orinsky looks on in shock, an arm of tentacles bursts from the wall and disembowels Orinsky. As he is dying, he grabs his cell phone and calls Dr. Cromwell. He tells him that his old apprentice was right about the possibility of alien infection. After Orinsky dies, his wounds are examined and alien DNA is found. However, the DNA does not match that of Eve's.

The government then summons Press Lennox (Michael Madsen), now the owner of a private security firm. After meeting with Dr. Orinsky's old apprentice, Lennox and Baker begin searching for the astronauts. They search first for Patrick but he can not be found. They then search for Anne Sampas, the female astronaut. Patrick is shown to be at his hunting lodge with Melissa. She tells him that she is very happy to finally have him all to herself. She tells him that she loves him and although at first he doesn't want to have sex because something doesn't feel right, they have sex anyway.

As Lennox and Baker are driving to the Sampas residence, Anne and her husband Harry are having sex. By the time Laura and Press get there, Anne instantly becomes pregnant and screams to her husband to call for help. Just as he is about to call, Anne suddenly gives birth to her alien offspring, which kills her husband. Press breaks through the door and shoots the creature as Laura gasses it to death. Anne does not survive.

After they perform an autopsy on Anne, they find that her DNA does not match that found in Orinsky's wounds. The team finds Dennis Gamble, but after a thorough blood test find that he was not infected due to his sickle trait, (Dennis does not have sickle cell anemia himself but he is a carrier, making him inadequate for the alien DNA) they discover that the DNA in Orinsky's wounds belong to Patrick. The team then focuses on finding him. Meanwhile, at Anne's autopsy, alien tentacles erupt from her skull but are chopped in half by the pathologist's reflex slash.

The next morning, Patrick wakes up next to Melissa's mutilated body and yet another alien child. He washes all the blood off himself, then puts on his air force uniform, grabs one of his hunting rifles, and goes out onto the backyard deck to commit suicide. Dennis arrives just as Patrick sticks the barrel of the gun into his mouth and shoots his head off. Seconds later, his entire head regenerates. He then discovers his new alien instincts (theoretically, upon blowing his own head off, his former self is gone, and that his alien half has slowly taken over) so he decides to impregnate every woman he has sex with. Dennis informs Press about Patrick's whereabouts. They soon arrive at a motel and discover the mutilated body of a prostitute he had impregnated. Again, Eve responds physically to Patrick's sexual activity.

Patrick goes to a local club where he manages to charm one of the strippers into sex by offering her a large sum of cash. Afterwards, he buries her body before taking his son to the shed, where he has a large family of children. Though Baker is resistant, the team eventually activates Eve's alien DNA in an attempt to track Patrick, due to Eve's telepathic connection to Patrick. She detects him at a supermarket. When a woman recognises his face from a cereal box and asks him to sign the box, he drags her out of the store and into a van in an attempt to rape her. But when he senses Eve, he lets the woman go. Patrick then wants to mate with Eve.

Press and Gamble find Patrick and they take him to the lab to get tested when really, he only agrees to go to the lab to find Eve. When they arrive at the facility, he senses Eve and tries to break into her lab until he is thwarted by Laura, Dennis & Press and escapes back to his shed. His father is waiting for him, telling him they can fix what is wrong with him. Patrick kills his father and proceeds to have his children go into cocoons to rapidly become adults.

As Press, Laura and Gamble prepare to track Patrick, Eve breaks free from the lab and hurries to Patrick. The team tails her and finds the shed and Patrick's brood, killing them with use of Gamble's DNA. Eve and Patrick start to have sex, first in human form, but then change into their alien forms. Press interrupts Eve and Patrick and Laura manages to convince Eve to help them. Patrick kills Eve by what appears to be an alien form of fellatio in which he splits his head into two separate heads, bites Eve's arms, and forces a phallic shaped tentacle down Eve's throat, presumably killing her. Press then stabs Patrick in the back with a pitchfork coated with Dennis' blood. This causes Patrick to severely weaken and disintegrate.

As the movie ends, Eve's now human body is loaded into the back of an ambulance. One of Patrick's children is also shown to be in the ambulance, along with a cat. The cat jumps on Eve's lifeless body before her stomach starts to expand. This is the last shot of the movie.

Eve is the recreation of Sil from the first movie, played by Natasha Henstridge. Unlike her predecessor, Eve is portrayed as more human and driven by human emotions and motivations. This is because although she is still very much alien, her alien genes have been suppressed and she is medicated to keep this in maintenance. She is able to learn extremely fast, just like Sil. But without proper life experience, all of her learning stimuli come from reading newspapers and watching television. Her favorite program is The Dukes Of Hazzard and she is able to learn to drive competently by watching the show. In the Species II novelization, it is hinted that she was also able to learn a degree of martial arts by watching old action movies. She is also very observant of the scientists and security personnel around her, able to learn how to use security equipment such as card scanners and passkey cards. It is only after she undergoes treatment to increase her alien genes that she goes from being fearful of humans to looking down on them. In the novel, Eve's body is able to adapt to any threat; during the scene where she is repeatedly shot by soldiers, in the novel, that experience allows her skin to become literally bulletproof.

When we last see her dead body in Species III, a government agent orders the autopsy technician to burn her body, however we only see the scene cut away without seeing this event. In the directors commentary, he mentions that it was deliberately cut this way in case she was brought back for a future movie. Although the official canon is that she is dead, this revelation throws her fate into doubt.

The nature of the alien species is explored to a slightly greater extent in the second film. A professor claims that they originated in the Large Magellanic Cloud (called the Magellanic Galaxy), due to it apparently being the only other place carbon-based life forms have been discovered. It is also stipulated that they were a "cancerous" race that visited Mars millions of years ago and annihilated all life on its surface, (which was Earth-like at that time) before leaving a remnant of DNA in its soil. This DNA was intended to be picked up by other visitors so their species could continue to infect other planets in like manner. Since Patrick's alien form was quadrupedal (as opposed to bipedal, like Eve's form) and more 'brutish' in appearance than hers, it is assumed that this must be the common appearance of the males of the alien species. Their appearance is similar to the Xenomorphs of the Alien films; both were designed with input from H. R. Giger.

Unlike its predecessor, Species II was a box office flop. Critics, who almost universally panned the movie, pointed to the thin storyline, poor acting and gratuitous violence. Peter Medak highly praised the films' special effects and use of horror in his DVD commentary. He also thought audiences had too much expectation as this was a very different sequel due to not continuing from the story with the alien-infected rat that survived the finale, which hinted at a sequel in the 1995 original. Medak also admitted being uncomfortable with the amount of nudity in the film but said it was for the purpose of the story.

Like the first film, there was also a novelization based on the original screenplay which gives plot and character details not seen in the film. Some reviews tell of how the book gets across the tragedy of Eve's life and gives in depth character details. Eve's body adapts against any form of physical attack; this includes gas and eventually bullets - after Eve is shot by soldiers, her skin adapts, becoming bulletproof. She also has little knowledge of the outside world, so little that she actually doesn't know if Superman is a real life personality or not. Other details and scenes also appear in the book, such as Eve's first escape attempt and Patrick discovering new senses in a restaurant with his fiancé.

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