Twelve extremely talented men and women have been chosen to be part of the Phaeton mission, a 10-year trek to explore a distant planetary system. In order to endure the stress of being ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Billie Kashmiri
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Manny Rodriguez (as José Pablo Cantillo)
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Dr. Jimmy Johnson
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Dr. Roger Fallon
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Rika Goddard
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Dr. Jules Braun
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Kenji Yamamoto
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Dr. Adin Meyer
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Virtual Man
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Union Sergeant
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Jean (voice)
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Storyline

Twelve extremely talented men and women have been chosen to be part of the Phaeton mission, a 10-year trek to explore a distant planetary system. In order to endure the stress of being confined to their high-tech vessel, the crew passes the time using advanced virtual reality modules that allow them to take on various identities. But as the ship approaches a critical phase of their journey, a deadly flaw is discovered in the virtual system, forcing them to question if someone onboard might be a killer. Written by Anonymous

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Reality is only the beginning.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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26 June 2009 (USA)  »

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Realidade Virtual  »

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Trivia

The name of the ship, "Phaeton", is a nod to the movie's message of people recklessly trying to go too far and suffering the consequences for it: in Greek mythology, Phaeton was son of Apollo, god of the sun. An arrogant boy, he took his father's chariot out for a joyride but drove it too close to the ground, setting fire to everything in his path. As a punishment, Zeus himself burnt him with a lighting bolt. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Commander Frank Pike: It looks like a single platoon.
Union Sergeant: There's no pickets posted.
Commander Frank Pike: No pickets, I don't like it.
Union Sergeant: Well, maybe we just caught 'em napping, sir. Easy pickin' fer a change.
Commander Frank Pike: The sun'll be up soon.
Union Sergeant: Which is why we shouldn't take too long jawing it over, Captain.
Commander Frank Pike: There's near two ton of gold bar in them there crates.
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Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Yell Fire
Performed by Michael Franti
[the last song in the movie]
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Poorly written
7 May 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The problem with a science fiction movie/show based off human drama, is that on a mission of earth shattering importance, the crew are almost entirely antagonistic whiny incompetents, who have no business being responsible for a trillion dollar spaceship.

Quite early on it becomes obvious that the captain, who is the final decision maker on anything important, is of dangerously low intelligence, and would not be capable of managing an ice cream truck, let alone a 'world saving' space mission.

I think real astronauts would find this movie insulting.

But the visuals are nice.


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