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Virtuality (2009)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  26 June 2009 (USA)
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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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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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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 in fire everything in his path. As a punishment, Zeus himself burnt him with a lighting bolt. See more »

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[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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Oh so politically correct and oh so predictable
12 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Virtuality is the pilot of yet another "Long voyage into space" series. It competes directly against Defying Gravity, another show in the same genre.

My first thought was that I would not want to trust my life into the hands of this crew. They're a bunch of wimps. I can not believe that they could possibly be the best that Earth would send on a trillion dollar space voyage. We have a crew of comfort junkies who are not even physically fit. The second officer and chief engineer is in a wheel chair. I am for affirmative action and reasonable accommodation as much as the next guy, but a space ship on a twelve year mission is not the place for a paraplegic. What if something goes wrong? So what are the "oh so lovey and oh so politically correct" cliché' gay couple doing on the ship? All I have seen them do is cook, cuddle and complain! And what about the girl who was using a video game on the ship's bridge while on duty? And that leads me to the next complaint. Our crew of futuristic video gamers clearly are having a major malfunction with their Nintendo WII. It's playing its own games with them, and those games involve their own deaths. As the Captain of the ship, I'd order everyone to surrender their 3D goggles and for the system to be used only for authorized and required functions that are directly related to furthering their mission. Instead, they keep on playing until I became oh so bored.


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