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Ghost Canyon

(Erick Avari, Richard Hatch, Walter Koenig, Marina Sirtis, et al / DVD / NR / (2009) 2010 / Anchor Bay Entertainment)

Overview: Scientist Eric Norris (Richard Hatch, “Battlestar Galatica”) discovers his body is host to a parasite from another world. With the shocking revelation that this microscopic intruder also carries his DNA, Norris confronts the possibility that he might “give birth” to a new son to replace the one lost in a tragic accident years earlier. But will this birth represent a new fusion of human and alien – or spell doom for the entire human race?

DVD: Boasting a wonderful “who’s who” cast of sci-fi favorites: Koenig, Hatch, Erick Avari (“Heroes,” The Mummy, Independence Day), Marina Sirtis (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), Richard Herd (“V”), Gary Graham (“Alien Nation”), and Alan Ruck (“Spin City,” Twister, The Happening), 'Inalienable' (the brainchild of Koenig) tells a great, thought-provoking (albeit highly cautionary) tale of what our futures might hold!

The notion of human-alien miscegenation, and the prospect of what kind of offspring would come from such an unholy union, is nothing new in movieland, but 'Inalienable' gives it a new spin by handling it as a legal drama, pitting government vs. individual in a fight to determine just who said offspring would belong to.

Our main character here is Richard Hatch who stars as Dr. Eric Norris, a scientist who's continuing with his research despite being guilt-ridden over the death of his wife and son in a car crash. When a friend brings him a meteorlike object that he found in the desert and asks Norris to check it out, he doesn't give it much thought - until he wakes up pregnant (yep, you read it right!), having been invaded by the alien life form that had been on board the meteor.

What follows are lots of lawyer and courtroom scenes, ownership verbal spats and so forth, but nothing like you've ever quite witnessed before on, say, 'Law & Order' or 'Boston Legal,' trust me! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs, but (annoyingly) does not come with any Special Features!