Impact (2008)

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While the entire world watches the largest meteor shower in 10,000 years, a rogue asteroid, hidden by the meteor field, smashes into the moon in a tremendous explosion of rock and debris. ... See full summary »

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 Alex Kittner (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Dr. Maddie Rhodes (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Roland Emerson (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Martina Altmann (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Lloyd (2 episodes, 2009)
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 President Edward Taylor (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Sadie Kittner (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Jered O'Banno (2 episodes, 2009)
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 David Rhodes (2 episodes, 2009)
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 General Vaughn (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Renee Ferguson (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Tom Ranfield (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Bob Pierce (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Terrence Young (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Derek (2 episodes, 2009)
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 War Room Assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
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 War Room Tech #1 (2 episodes, 2009)
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While the entire world watches the largest meteor shower in 10,000 years, a rogue asteroid, hidden by the meteor field, smashes into the moon in a tremendous explosion of rock and debris. Fragments from the asteroid, and even from the moon itself, penetrate Earth's atmosphere and make impact. Even though the initial damage is minimal, nerves are frayed throughout the planet. There is significant physical damage to the lunar surface, but experts quickly conclude there will be no lasting ramifications. Then strange anomalies begin to manifest themselves on Earth. It starts small - cell phone disruptions, unusual static charges and odd tidal behavior. The world's leading scientists, including Alex Kittner, Maddie Rhodes and Roland Emerson, begin piecing together evidence that suggests the moon's properties, and its orbit, may have been permanently altered. Their fears are realized when the anomalies increase to the point where the effect of "simulated" gravity is being manipulated by ... Written by Michael Vickerman

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Get ready to experience the dark side of the moon!


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The elliptic orbit of the moon is depicted and described as an ellipse with the Earth in the center. In this way, the moon would be closest to the Earth twice per orbit. In reality, the Earth should be in one of the two focus points of the ellipse so that the moon is closest on one point, and most far away on the opposite side. See more »

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Simply incredible
30 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's as if the writers got together over Domino's pizza, cheap beer and bad weed and said: "Let's take every disaster-movie cliché, one-dimensional character-stereotype and hoary, time-worn situation fiction has ever come up with, lump them in together with crappy special effects, laughable "science" and all the inane pop-psyche observations about the 'human condition' we can think of, then pitch it to the network execs. It's bound to be a hit!" And they were right; the front-office guys bought it (NOTE: I'm assuming that at least one of the aforementioned scribblers was related to one of the execs). And we who watched it lost. This is one of the worst pieces of garbage I have ever seen. Absolutely nothing innovative or original. Absolutely. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Negatron. I think the fact that "Impact" even got past CBS's front door suggests that indeed Hollywood is nearly as dead as GM. If you value your artistic soul, do NOT watch this thing.


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