Exclusive: How Syfy's Lavalantula became a Police Academy reunion

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Jul 20, 2015, 8:24 PM EDT (Updated)

Syfy's ridiculous (and I mean that in a good way) monster movies have done wonders for the pop-culture discourse, including bringing Ian Zeiring and Tara Reid back into our living rooms and introducing the word "sharktopus" into the vernacular. With Lavalantula, however, they may have topped themselves by presenting us with the Police Academy reunion we never knew we wanted. 

The film, which features giant spiders spewed from the bowels of the Earth overrunning Los Angeles, stars Steve Guttenberg, who is probably best remembered for Short Circuit ... OK, maybe that's just me. The Gutt's big break was in Police Academy, in which he teamed up with a host of wacky cadets to lampoon law enforcement. It turns out the producers of Lavalantula were looking for a few good recruits, too, which is how Guttenberg ended up getting the band (including national treasure Michael Winslow) back together.

Here, we'll let the people behind the magic describe it to you. Check out the exclusive featurette below.

Lavalantula premieres Saturday, July 25, at 9/8c.