||Brent Maddock, Steve Wilson (Scifi Channel)
||13 x 50mins
This is the everyday tale of the tiny town of Perfection Nevada and it's eclectic
Inhabitants. That is an everyday life that includes giant graboid man-eating worms, heat
seeking shriekers and flying ass-blasters. Not to mention any number of monsters that has
escaped from a secret underground lab.
Up against this army of monsters is the legendary survivalist gun nut Burt Gummer, and
Tyler Reed who runs a graboid tour service. They are supplied by Jodi Chang the latest in
her family to own Chang's store. Nancy Sterngood and Rosalita Sanchez constitute most of
the rest of the town's inhabitants, who are all under the watchful eye of Government man
Life in Perfection may be short, but its never boring.
- Burt Gummer. The man, the moustache, the unlimited weaponary.
- The same sharp dialogue that made the films so entertaining is present. In fact due to the
same writers the story fits perfectly into the Tremors universe and the continuity is maintained.
The well written stories are the same of mix of monsters and comedy, that has worked so well for 4 films.
- There are some the excellent grabboid effects (even the CGI has got better), plus some unusual new
- Nice use has been made of recurring characters. Some are fun like Larry Norville, others are
just plain weird like Cletus Poffenberger (played by Christopher Lloyd).
- It is not afriad to show the gore of the monster attacks. Thankfully the level of maturity has
been left at the same level of the movies.
- and Burt Gummer with more guns.
- The budget limits the use of monster effects, and some of the CGI is less than effective.
- Some episodes just weren't that gripping. They were rather bogged down with too much dialogue
and not enough action.
- The concept while clever is quite limiting. There are only a certain number of times you
can threaten the same people without it becoming a monster of the week affair.
- There is no story arc. Each episode is one off so it's not possible to escalate the threat.
It would have been nice to see a back story linked the the growing threat of mix master.
However this probably would have cost too much to realise the increasing number of monsters.
- You know each week that main cast will survive it therefore becomes easy to spot the
Tremors is not currently available on DVD.