Sometimes there is nothing worse than living in a western town. The roads are muddy and peppered with horse paddies. The people care little about hygiene and the whiskey will make you blind. But perhaps the worst part of frontier town life are the damn alien critters terrorizing both locals and those who live outside of town.
Yeh, pardner, you heard me right. We gots us some critter problems right here in Grubity City. And no guns and no dynamite is gonna make no difference no how. For some reason related to rock mining, the 'invaders' of the title are digging huge holes all over the town.
Anyone who gets close to these bugs can be assured of getting speared by their sharpened legs and whip tails. They reminded me of the aliens from 'War of the Worlds' - a pretty simple CG effect to pull off these days.
James Marsters plays a train robber whose hanging was interrupted by an invader and who now has to figure a way to fight these bugs with the help of a local scientist, the town's lady doctor, a shop keeper, and a female bounty hunter. What happened to the rest of the town isn't really made clear. Just cut down on the expense of having extras that would just get in the way and cost money to cloth and feed.
The scientist specializes in rare minerals and his 'experiments' are obviously related to whatever is going on in this dusty old town. He has been hiring locals to mine rocks and create pitch, something that seems to be angering the bugs.
So settle in and see if these simple folk can do away with a whole quantity of digging creatures using only what they had available in the late 1800s - dynamite and bullets. No better and no worse than any other SyFy creature feature.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.