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 Alex Kittner (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Dr. Maddie Rhodes (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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 Jake Kittner (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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 War Room Tech #1 (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Ian wilson (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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If a piece of a brown dwarf star even a quarter the size of the one that hit the moon in this movie actually hit the moon, it would punch right through it and keep on going, especially at the oblique angle of the impact. See more »

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Cool! The Moon Blew Up!
28 June 2009 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

Wow! I don't know why, but it does somehow comfort me to know that the major TV networks can still crank out mind numbingly stupid and horrible TV movies. But just like eating TV dinners, watching TV movies hold a perverse charm for me. This one was as stupid as they come. And that treacly - sweet piano music that welled up behind every emotion laden scene ("I'll never leave you kids without saying goodbye"; "your mother and I will always be looking out for you" - Oh my god grandpa, don't die!; "I'm pregnant").

One note of interest: the main character is Alex Kittner. Obviously an homage to one of the greatest disaster/suspense flicks ever - Jaws. Alex Kittner is the boy who is eaten at the beach, the one whose mother slaps Chief Brody in the face for keeping the beaches open. Thank god Alex was resurrected to save the Earth from a killer great white...moon!!!


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