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Review: 'Defying Gravity' on DVD

26 January 2010 11:06 AM, PST | | See recent Comicmix news »

A prime time summer series launched during the dog days of August is never a good show of faith on the part of the network. Last August, ABC presented Defying Gravity , a thirteen episode science fiction series which lasted a mere eight weeks.

A noble effort, it failed to garner much interest and even fewer ratings. The series was said to be inspired by the BBC series Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets, and became an international effort co-produced by the BBC, Fox Television Studios, and Omni Film Productions in association with Canadian broadcasters CTV Television Network, Space, and German broadcaster ProSieben.

This misfire is now available as a complete season set on Fox Home Entertainment and you can decide for yourself what went wrong. The premise begins in 2052 with the launch of a six year mission throughout the solar system, making the first visits to several planets. Along the way, »

- Robert Greenberger

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