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Origin of Species

In this sequel to Double Helix, Dr. Ira Nodel (RON RIFKIN) has his body altered to communicate with aliens who have seeded Earth with their genetic material. He is joined on an alien spaceship by son Paul (Ryan Reynolds), Paul's girlfriend Hope (Kathleen Duborg), and six students. But, when Dr. Nodel touches a glowing post in the ship's control room, both he and Paul are consumed by a mysterious light. This leads Hope and the students to believe that they've been lead into a trap, a suspicion that is reinforced when the ship captures two of the students and pulls them through the wall. Desperate to find out what's going on, Hope reads Dr. Nodel's journal and risks her life by touching the glowing post. Her body begins the same transformation, and a strange glowing entity speaks in the voices of Dr. Nodel and Paul, trying to communicate with her. The ship, however, continues to snatch the students two by two.

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Name Type
Brad Turner Director
Jonathan Glassner Director
Naren Shankar Director, Writer
Clare Lapinskie Guest Star
Kathleen Duborg Guest Star
Kirby Morrow Guest Star
Ron Rifkin Guest Star
Ryan Reynolds Guest Star
Silvio Pollio Guest Star
Tara Spencer-Nairn Guest Star
Terri Lynn Ibisoglu Guest Star
William deVry Guest Star

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