The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
While chasing a whaler, the Greenpeace boat sinks with the vessel, pulled by a mysterious force underwater and only Meeno Paloma survives. Meanwhile, after the disappearance of six ships in the Bermuda Triangle in one year, the millionaire owner of the Mineral Shipping Lines Eric Benerall hires the skeptical journalist of The Observer Howard Thomas; the scientist Bruce Geller; the offshore engineer Emily Patterson and the psychic Stan Lathem to investigate the reasons for the phenomenon in the area. If the team succeeds in their quest for the truth, each one would receive five million dollars. They find a high-tech underwater facility from the Navy, and each one of them has glimpses of alternative reality after their discovery. They conclude that the experiment conducted by the Navy is affecting the electromagnetic balance of the ocean, while trying to find a way to close the dimensional tear opened by the Philadelphia Experiment. But they believe that the procedure actually will open... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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This television mini-series incorporates some great ideas of time and space ((over five hours in length). This serious and decent sci fi presentation incorporates some edgy uses of time/space concepts in a consistent package. Even with its length, somehow the development of some of the strongest subplots still don't completely tap into the potential of the creative sci fi concepts depicted in the movie. There are places in the movie where the pacing becomes labored. There are some amazing short scenes that throw the viewer off balance and the character flow of Lou Diamond Phillips that portrays a nice dynamic over time on screen. Not all of the special effects hit the top-notch quality and a few places of editing is perhaps choppy, but the overall effect is innovative stuff. In league with The Lathe of Heaven (1980) which also featured Bruce Davidson, The Triangle is nice romp into an almost completely satisfying sci fi experience produced by sci fi geeks.
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