Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Short Film: Search/Destroy: A Strontium Dog Fan Film

Strontium Dog was a 2000 AD strip (though it started in the comic Starlord) and was a post nuclear series in which mutants were deemed second class citizens, subjected to racism and generally denigrated and the only work they could realistically get was as Search/Destroy agents – bounty hunters for hire.

In the comics the primary character was Johnny Alpha (Matthew Simpson) and this short fan film, directed by Stephen Green & Steven Sterlacchini and released in 2016, has Alpha as the primary character teamed with Wulf Sternhammer (Kevin Horsham). They take a bounty (at a low price) to discover who is killing experienced Strontium Dogs (the nickname for the mutant bounty hunters, given due to the distinctive SD on their badges and named after the Strontium fallout that led to their mutations).

Integra Fairbrook as Durham Red
Why then, you may ask, is this being featured on TMtV? In the comics a character named Durham Red (Integra Fairbrook) was introduced as a female agent and lover for Alpha. Red’s mutation gave her a vampiric lust for blood and fangs. She was so popular as a character that she gained her own series. In this she has a fleeting visitation (with a brief speaking aspect) when the bounties are being given out.

So that’s it. Short and sweet. The film’s homepage is here and the imdb page is here.

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