De­bug

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Dvd & blu- ray - Will Sal­mon

Re­lease Date: OUT NOW!

2014 | 15 | Blu- ray/ DVD

Star­gate fans may recog­nise the name David Hewlett. De­bug’s di­rec­tor is bet­ter known for play­ing Dr Rod­ney MacKay in the var­i­ous shows. That’s the most in­ter­est­ing thing about this fun, but for­mu­laic space shocker.

A team of young hack­ers board a derelict freighter, ready to clean out the ship’s com­puter sys­tems. Un­for­tu­nately, the on- board AI has other plans, and be­gins pick­ing them off one- by- one…

Some pla­s­ticky CG aside, De­bug has a pleas­ing visual style, with the in­te­rior of the freighter coolly ster­ile and claus­tro­pho­bic. Fel­low Star­gater Ja­son Momoa has fun snarling and leer­ing as the rogue com­puter. He’s the best thing here – the other char­ac­ters, sadly, ap­pear to have beamed in from planet Gener­i­con VI. There are a cou­ple of good kills, but this is oth­er­wise un­re­mark­able fare.

Ex­tras: None.

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