On December 10th, SyFy will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. It’s hard to believe the basic cable channel has been around that long. In the process, they’ve provided a wide variety of content, from original science fiction series to reality TV. In spite of these achievements, SyFy should also be admonished for bringing their viewers some of the absolute worst made-for-TV movies ever made. From Sharktopus to Archnaquake to Alien Apocalypse to Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy, these ridiculously title, terribly produced films have taken the careers of fading celebrities or struggling actors and knocked them down just one rung lower. So to celebrate the channel’s big 2-0, here are 15 seminal Sy-Fy channel movie stars worth taking note of.
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After the end of his heartthrob role on Beverly Hills, 90210, Luke Perry etched out a decent career for himself as a television actor. Part of this is due to the fact he’s now simply a “working actor.” Let me tell you, when you are a clock punching TV thespian you can’t afford to let opportunities like Descent go to waste. Not to be confused with the 2005 horror film of the same name, Descent has Luke Perry as Dr. Jake Rollins, a man who must help lead a crew into the Earth’s core to detonate a nuclear weapon to push the crust back into proper alignment. He’s like a chiropractor for the ground! Thankfully, he’s since re-aligned his career out of the SyFy trenches.