Wednesday, July 1, 2015


10 out of 10

Ascension is a Canadian/American television miniseries on CBC in Canada and Syfy in USA. Created by Philip Levens and Adrian A. Cruz, it is an original science fiction mystery drama that takes place aboard a generation ship. It was produced by Philip Levens and stars Tricia Helfer, Gil Bellows, Brian Van Holt, Andrea Roth, Brandon P. Bell, Jacqueline Byers, Tiffany Lonsdale, and P.J. Boudousqué.

The miniseries was originally scheduled to premiere in November of 2014, it was moved to January of 2015 on CBC. In America, Syfy delayed its debut from November 2014 to December 2014 which aired two episodes a night each night for three consecutive nights.

This series was not what I expected. It has a great mix of science fiction and drama. It was riveting and interesting. I won't give anything away but if you like science fiction, you'll definitely enjoy watching this series. It also goes by quick as it is only 6, 1 hour episodes. It is also rated TV-MA so be aware if you have children.

Ascension is inspired by the real-life Project Orion that existed under the administration of President John F. Kennedy. The show sets up an alternate version of reality beginning in 1963, when President Kennedy and the U.S. government, fearing the Cold War will become hot and lead to the destruction of Earth, decides to launch a covert space mission. They send 600 volunteers, including men, women and children, into space on a century-long voyage aboard the USS Ascension, a massive, self-sustaining generation ship. Their mission is to colonize a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, assuring the survival of the human race. At 51 years into their 100 year journey (i.e. in the present) and as they approach the point of no return, the mysterious murder of a young woman – the first homicide since their departure – causes the ship's crew to question the true nature of their mission

No comments:

Post a Comment