Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tim Thomerson Day Part 1: Trancers

At no point in the film do you see Deth wearing that helmet HA!

Jack Deth is back…and he’s never even been here before

Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson, quickly becoming one of my favorite B-Movie actors) is a cop from the future. His Job is to hunt down Trancers and he’s the best. A trancer, for those not in the know, is a zombie like killing machine and follower of the evil Whistler. The year is 2247 and Jack has finally managed to “singe” Whistler, or so he thinks. Whistler is alive, however, and has figured out a way to travel back in time to 1985 (into the mind of one of his ancestors). Now it’s up to Deth to go back and mop up the mess.


This pre-full moon release by Charles Band and the full moon guys is a stunning example of what these people are capable of. Trancers is an all around fun time sci-fi fantasy featuring a great cast, an interesting story premise and enjoyable dialog. A young Helen Hunt plays Jack’s love interest and aside from Thomerson is the most enjoyable aspect of the film. The chemistry between Jack and Lenna (hunt) is palpable and when the film ends you’ll find yourself happy for the characters.

Oh to be held by Deth

There’s not really a whole lot going on in Trancers, but what is there is a lot of fun. If you don’t find the idea of a man named Deth killing psychotic zombies and hunting down the missing ancestors of his high counsel fun, then you sir are missing the fun receptors in the brain! Quality fare like this is few and far between sometimes in the world of straight to video action so eat it up while you can get it. Does Deth track down whistler and the ancestors and save the day or is everything fucked and future ruined? See for yourself!

Tell me this isn't the coolest Toy ever

8 out of 10

"Dry hair's for squids." - Jack Deth

P.S. Trancers is one of those series that seemed to last forever. There are 6 official Trancers Movies and Jack Deth has appeared in other Full Moon Pictures, most Notably Evil Bong (Tagline: "Dude, it's one SCARY trip!")


  1. Trancers is one of my favorite Tim Thomerson movies, and definitely my all-time favorite Helen Hunt flick.

    There are so many good lines in this film, it's scary. My personal favorite:

    Jack: "What kind of a name is 'Peter Gunn'?"

    Lena: "What kind of a name is 'Jack Deth'?!"

    Trancers 2 is just as good, but the sequels go downhill fast after that.

  2. It's a great one...I love Thomerson

    Thanks for the comment!