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Lisa Delgado
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Ginny McKillip
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Laurie Stephenson
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Brooke Richardson
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Haley Richardson
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Grant Cole
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Linda Darlington
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Dr. Duka Ibrahim
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A scientific possibility becomes a terrifying reality when the most powerful force in the universe threatens to hurtle home. An astrophysicist Christopher Richardson who discovers that the sun is about to explode, and take the Earth with it, unless he can find a way to prevent it. Tia Carrere, Peter Fonda, Emma Samms, and Lance Henriksen round out the game cast. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The day the world catches fire.


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During one scene, a character describes shifting satellites in to 'Geo-synchronous Orbit behind the Earth' with an accompanying graphic on a computer screen - in simple terms, Geo-Synchronous means that the satellite rotates around the earth at a speed that keeps it locked over one location on the Earth's surface, the opposite to what they say they're doing. See more »

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Dr. Austin Shepard: You make a good drink.
waitress: You make a good drunk.
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Don't waste your time on this
31 December 2005 | by (Dundee, Scotland) – See all my reviews

What can I say about this? Well, firstly, there is no need for me to give a summary of this mini-series when people can just easily refer to the standard disaster film formula: smart guy with all the answers, pretty but tough woman, cute kid, corrupt government agent/politician/business man who is only interested in some greedy proposition and some CGI effects. There isn't a sweet little dog that, of course, survives deadly situations but the script writer does toss in a serial killer who escapes. There are also destruction by meteors that seem to be intelligent with the way they just know how to land on structures of significance ('Oh look, there's the Taj Mahal- let's blow it up. There's the Sydney Opera House- get it! Look the scientist who can set everyone straight; he has to go!').

Basically, 'Supernova' has been done many times before and the previous efforts have been much superior. The science behind the concept is so ridiculous that they resort to techno-babble in the hopes the audience won't notice. Although the story is supposedly set in Australia, the director and the actors don't seem to know this and are confused whether the location should be America, Australia, the UK or South Africa (the shift in scenery and accents just gets irritating after the first half-hour). While one can't blame the CGI effects for being far from great given the lower budget of the series, this could have been avoided if it hadn't bothered to show off.

What could have save 'Supernova' was if the plot was solid and the characters were interesting but it didn't even have that. The characters were so flat and uninspiring that they just left the audience praying that sun would just swallow these people up, and the plot was tedious and too drawn-out.

If you want a disaster film, stick with 'The Day After Tomorrow' or 'Independence Day'. They too may be predictable but they know it and do it well!


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