Nemesis 3: Prey Harder
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|Nemesis 3: Prey Harder|
Poster using the title Nemesis 3: Time Lapse
|Directed by||Albert Pyun|
|Produced by||Tom Karnowski
|Written by||Rebecca Charles
|Music by||Anthony Riparetti|
|Edited by||Ken Morrisey|
|Distributed by||Imperial Entertainment Corporation
Warner Home Entertainment (US)
|February 6, 1996 (Germany)
June 18, 1996 (USA)
Nemesis 3: Prey Harder, also known as Nemesis 3 and Nemesis 3: Time Lapse, is a low-budget 1996 science fiction film by director Albert Pyun. It is the sequel to 1995's Nemesis 2: Nebula and was followed by Nemesis 4: Death Angel.
Alex (Sue Price) wakes up in the desert with a bullet in the back of her head and total amnesia. Following her footprints back the way she came, she encounters a man named Farnsworth 2 (Tim Thomerson, reprising his role from the original film), who offers to help her and get her medical attention. He gives her "a shot of endo" to repair the affected part of her brain and she starts to have flashes of memories; when she remembers a woman warning her not to let Farnsworth 2 get her DNA, she kills him with his own gun before he can complete a blood test on her. She then passes out and begins to remember...
After destroying Nebula and being rescued by soldiers, she accompanies the soldiers to a rocky area where the soldiers are wiped out by a surprise attack by a small group of insurgents before Alex takes them out herself. Her necklace starts glowing and a light appears in the distance from a time machine that landed (as seen in the previous film). Following the light source, she meets her half-sister Raine, who explains that she has 20 half-sisters but Alex is unique as she has the ability to procreate and start a new breed of genetically enhanced humans capable of wiping out the cyborg threat. She tells Alex that because of their limited launch window they must return in 24 hours or they will be stranded for one year. She then lets Alex make her escape before being captured by Farnsworth 2 and his team, who are disguised as rebel fighters. She joins forces with Edson (Norbert Weisser), a mercenary with dubious moral scruples, and Johnny (Xavier Declie), a former freedom fighter ("a big hero" according to Edson) who lost much of his higher mental functions after sustaining a head injury during rescue mission and was left for dead. Everything comes to a head when Edson and Johnny are captured by the cyborgs and an accidentally-reactivated Nebula starts killing Farnsworth's men, claiming Alex as his bounty. Nebula shape-shifts into one of Alex's sisters shortly before Alex smashes her way into the cyborg's secret base at the disused mine, killing most of the remaining cyborgs and rescuing Raine, Edson, Johnny and her other "sister". Just as they make their escape however, Farnsworth 2 sends a drone after them that destroys the jeep.
Alex wakes up next to Farnsworth's jeep, remembering nothing after the explosion and having no idea what happened to Johnny, Edson, her sister, or how she ended up in the desert with a bullet through her head. She comes to the conclusion that she "remembered all [she] could... the answers lie in the future. The future.... where everything was waiting."
The film was released straight-to-video.
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