“InAlienable” is the new film written by Walter Koenig, the legendary actor from the classic Star Trek series. Koenig has reached iconic status having portrayed his Trek character Pavel Chekov for 40 years in the 1960’s series that spawned the historical franchise, seven films featuring nearly all of the classic Trek characters, as well as special roles as Chekov on “Star Trek: New Voyages” and Tim Russ’ most recent online miniseries, “Star Trek: Of Gods and Men.”
However, Koenig is much more than a Star Trek actor. His 40 plus years in show business has seen him take his turn as producer, director and writer. It is this last category which has allowed him to shine as the creator of this unique film titled “InAlienable.”
If you go into this movie expecting to see your typical big budget, high-action, special visual effects laden super SF flick, then you will walk away disappointed. It becomes obvious almost immediately that this was never Walter’s design. What he has accomplished is a brilliant piece of topical work that coats a light veneer of sci-fi over a controversial message that has extemely important implications for our contemporary times.
Walter wrenches out concepts such as abuse of power, State’s rights vrs. parental rights; the idea of what is it that truly makes one human and eligible to the protection afforded under international human rights laws? Some other relevant topics hitting close to home for American audiences are the questions pertaining to Constitutional rights, the special importance of the writ of habeas corpus to individual freedom and the controversial stand of national security over that personal freedom. All of these become the centerpiece of Koenig’s script and what made the film, for me, a very important movie that I recommend all see.
The special effects in this movie won’t rock your world, but Walter’s perfectly conceived script will have you thinking on a much deeper level about those things that are truly important in the times of which we live.
Richard Hatch’s performance is probably the best in his long and successful career as an actor and Marina Siritis is seen as she has never been portrayed before. Everyone in this movie lived up to their high potential, and for that all credit must go to Walter Koenig and director Robert Dyke.
Yes, this is a sci-fi film, but it is so much, much more. It is a comment on our times and a warning too.
“InAlienable” will be in theaters soon, but can now be seen online for the reasonable price of $2.99 (USD) per viewing at Renegade-Studios.com. However you decide to watch this film, I highly recommend you do so.
On my Uncle Sam scale of 0 to 5 stars I give “InAlienable” 3.5