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This method of alien contact is also similar to the film Contact (1997), though the 2 films are very different otherwise. And, it's not really new - we can go back to the lost British TV serial, A For Andromeda in 1961, which had the same premise. So, the filmmakers took that premise and grafted it onto a sci-fi thriller which visually resembles the horrific aspects of Alien (1979) - almost all alien invasion thrillers since 1979 have been influenced by Alien; this one even employed H.R.Giger's designs, so it's almost like an unofficial sequel to the Alien films (check out the nightmare train scene - do you see familiar aliens?).
In this plot, the alien girl escapes and very soon, after a cocoon sequence, matures into actress Natasha Henstridge, a striking blond in her mid-twenties. She is compelled to find males to mate with so she can reproduce. Fitch puts together a team of 4 other specialists to track her down.
Though not really explained, the half-alien female sometimes changes into her 'true' form, a Giger-designed monstrosity; she has superhuman strength and remarkable regenerative ability. The story is well-paced, with some interesting plot twists and entertaining characters thanks to decent acting. Also, if you admire the nude female form, notably Henstridge's, there's plenty of that.
This first one wasn't too bad, though it becomes perfunctory in the last act. BoG's Score: 6.5 out of 10
The sequel, Species II (1998), was a grotesque, sleazy sci-fi sex romp; Henstridge returned due to, I believe, one of the frozen eggs I mentioned above. Then there was the direct-to-video Species III and a 4th one which tried to take it in a different direction.
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