Welcome to the amazingly popular, highly influential and world-changing Sci-Fi Squad Movie Club! Now in our second week! Of course, we are but one third of the equation, so make sure you amble on over to our partner sites Horror Squad, Cinematical and Moviefone, and take part in their movie clubs as well!

For those of you who missed the first week, it goes like this: A writer picks a movie, everyone takes the weekend to watch it, everyone comes back on Monday to talk about it. Sound good?

Last week, Peter Hall brought you Altered States. This week, we'll be watching...

Who's involved?
Directed by Nicolas Roeg and starring David Bowie and Rip Torn.

What's it about?
Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) is a genius and multimillionaire who appeared seemingly out of nowhere and made his fortune selling a wide variety of strange technology capable of revolutionizing the world. But Newton is not human. Newton is from an alien planet, a planet in desperate need of water if its inhabitants are going to survive. Newton plans to use his new-found wealth to build a new spaceship and return home to save his people, but he never counted on the human race. Love, greed, sex, business and the government stand in his way.

categories Features, Sci-Fi