British astronomer Paul Hamilton leaves London for a new life in a remote Australian settlement.




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Series cast summary:
 Dr. Paul Hamilton (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Hollie Andrew ...
 Dr. Jude Wardlaw (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Prof. Mike French (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Damion Hunter ...
 Bill (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Peter Kowitz ...
 Max Talbot (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kris McQuade ...
 Prof. Pip Cartwright (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Dr. Rachel Mann (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Chad (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Celia Ireland ...
 Shirl (5 episodes, 2006)


Brilliant astronomer and university lecturer Dr. Paul Hamilton is given the opportunity to leave London - along with his depressing life, boring job and irritating girlfriend - when he is offered a job and new life at the Royal Australian Observatory, a remote settlement in the Australian outback. In addition to having to adjust to the local climate, wildlife and culture, he finds he also has to cope with the eccentricities of his new colleagues. Written by thomaswake16

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Supernova is light years ahead of other situation comedies!
26 October 2009 | by (Tyler, Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

"Supernova" is a refreshing series, filled with excellent (and intelligent) witty lines. I never knew "astronomy" could be so enlightening! The cast is quite well suited for the situations and their relationships with each other is at times intriguing and at other times amazing--all in all, an excellent series, but, alas, it didn't seem to catch on enough for it to continue. Perhaps there is something especially intriguing about Australia. Certainly, the show not only shows a few "Aussie stereotypes" but the witty satire takes care of all this. At the same time, it doesn't revert to dialogue that only Australians can understand. This is almost a "Monty Python" meets "2001: A Space Odyssey" with Max substituting for Hal. The innuendos also score a hit!

PBS does a credit by showing it (and re-showing!).

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