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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
2009 (Canada) See more »
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Plot:
Eight astronauts living aboard an international spacecraft on a mission through the Solar System, as the world watches from billions of kilometers away. Full summary »
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1 nomination See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 16 of 28)

Ron Livingston ... Maddux Donner (13 episodes, 2009)

Malik Yoba ... Ted Shaw (13 episodes, 2009)

Andrew Airlie ... Mike Goss (13 episodes, 2009)

Paula Garcés ... Paula Morales (13 episodes, 2009)
Florentine Lahme ... Nadia Schilling (13 episodes, 2009)

Karen LeBlanc ... Eve Weller-Shaw (13 episodes, 2009)

Eyal Podell ... Dr. Evram Mintz (13 episodes, 2009)

Dylan Taylor ... Steve Wassenfelder (13 episodes, 2009)

Christina Cox ... Jen Crane (13 episodes, 2009)

Laura Harris ... Zoe Barnes (13 episodes, 2009)

Ty Olsson ... Rollie Crane (12 episodes, 2009)

Zahf Paroo ... Ajay Sharma (11 episodes, 2009)

Maxim Roy ... Claire Dereux (11 episodes, 2009)

William C. Vaughan ... Arnel Poe (11 episodes, 2009)

Peter Howitt ... Trevor Williams (8 episodes, 2009)

Lara Gilchrist ... Sharon Lewis (6 episodes, 2009)
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Series Directed by
Fred Gerber (3 episodes, 2009)
Sturla Gunnarsson (3 episodes, 2009)
Peter Howitt (3 episodes, 2009)
David Straiton (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Writing credits
James D. Parriott (10 episodes, 2009)
Sheri Elwood (2 episodes, 2009)
Meredith Lavender (2 episodes, 2009)
Marcie Ulin (2 episodes, 2009)

Series Produced by
Ben Brafman .... associate producer (13 episodes, 2009)
Michael Chechik .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2009)
Michael Edelstein .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2009)
Sheri Elwood .... producer (13 episodes, 2009)
Craig Forrest .... co-producer (13 episodes, 2009)
Ron French .... producer (13 episodes, 2009)
Tim Haines .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2009)
Brian Hamilton .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2009)
James D. Parriott .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Original Music by
Shawn Pierce (13 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Cinematography by
Stephen McNutt (13 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Film Editing by
Alison Grace (4 episodes, 2009)
Stein Myhrstad (4 episodes, 2009)
Peter Forslund (3 episodes, 2009)
Allan Lee (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Casting by
Heike Brandstatter (unknown episodes, 2009)
Coreen Mayrs (unknown episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Design by
Stephen Geaghan (13 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Art Direction by
Susan Parker (13 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jonathan Lancaster (10 episodes, 2009)
Dominique Fauquet-Lemaitre (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume Design by
Monique Prudhomme (13 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ceilidh Dunn .... assistant makeup artist (13 episodes, 2009)
Patricia Murray .... key make-up artist (13 episodes, 2009)
Katalin Lippay .... hair stylist (10 episodes, 2009)
Pauline L. Tremblay .... key hair stylist (7 episodes, 2009)
Sandy Monesmith .... key hair stylist (6 episodes, 2009)
Matthew Aebig .... special makeup effects artist (3 episodes, 2009)

Bill Terezakis .... special makeup effects designer (unknown episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Management
Craig Forrest .... unit production manager (13 episodes, 2009)
Robert Hardy .... executive in charge of production: CTV and SPACE (13 episodes, 2009)
Anne Marie McGinn .... post-production supervisor (13 episodes, 2009)
Fraser Robinson .... executive in charge of production: CTV and SPACE (13 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Riley Walsh .... second assistant director (13 episodes, 2009)
Bobby Bastarache .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2009)
Jack Hardy .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2009)
David Markowitz .... first assistant director: second unit / first assistant director (3 episodes, 2009)

Paula S. Kyan .... third assistant director (unknown episodes, 2009)
 
Series Art Department
Gavin De West .... assistant property master (13 episodes, 2009)
Lisle Fehlauer .... set dresser (13 episodes, 2009)
John Gallagher .... illustrator (13 episodes, 2009)
Harry Griffin-Beale .... construction coordinator (13 episodes, 2009)
Bill Morrill .... lead carpenter (13 episodes, 2009)
Mark Prior .... lead dresser (13 episodes, 2009)
Norm Spence .... paint coordinator (13 episodes, 2009)
Brendan Taylor .... set dresser (13 episodes, 2009)
Terry Weaver .... property master (13 episodes, 2009)
Matthew Wilson .... props (13 episodes, 2009)
Charlie Schrodt .... set dresser (11 episodes, 2009)
Tamara Gauthier .... set dresser (10 episodes, 2009)
Tiara Motem .... property buyer (10 episodes, 2009)
Jerry Staar .... props (9 episodes, 2009)
Michael Hall .... set dresser (7 episodes, 2009)
Crystal Strode .... graphics (7 episodes, 2009)
Timothy Oakley .... prop fabricator (6 episodes, 2009)

Dave Asling .... specialty props (unknown episodes, 2009)
Peter Ochotta .... set designer (unknown episodes, 2009)
 
Series Sound Department
Rick Bal .... production sound mixer (13 episodes, 2009)
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor (13 episodes, 2009)
Kris Casavant .... sound effects editor (13 episodes, 2009)
Glen Noseworthy .... foley recordist (13 episodes, 2009)
Ryan Nowak .... supervising sound editor (13 episodes, 2009)
Kelly Cole .... re-recording mixer (12 episodes, 2009)
Greg Hewett .... boom operator (12 episodes, 2009)
Bill Mellow .... re-recording mixer (12 episodes, 2009)
Joe Watts .... sound re-recording mixer (12 episodes, 2009)
Matt Hovland .... adr mixer (7 episodes, 2009)
Christopher M. Ray .... assistant re-recording mixer / foley mixer (6 episodes, 2009)
Kevin Belen .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2009)

Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor (unknown episodes, 2009)
 
Series Special Effects by
Andrew Chamberlayne .... special effects supervisor (13 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Brent Boulet .... visual effects artist (13 episodes, 2009)
Jess Brown .... visual effects artist (13 episodes, 2009)
Marco Cantaluppi .... digital compositor (13 episodes, 2009)
Dale Fay .... visual effects supervisor (13 episodes, 2009)
Gavin Jung .... visual effects artist (13 episodes, 2009)
Jason Korber .... digital compositor (13 episodes, 2009)
Christopher D. Martin .... supervising digital compositor (13 episodes, 2009)
Henry Peng .... visual effects artist / digital artist (13 episodes, 2009)
Chris Pettigrew .... digital compositor (13 episodes, 2009)
Chris Roff .... visual effects producer (12 episodes, 2009)
Shelley Maclean .... visual effects editor (11 episodes, 2009)
Mike Leeming .... associate visual effects producer / associate vfx producer / ... (10 episodes, 2009)
Shannon Caldwell .... digital compositor (9 episodes, 2009)
Perry Hyunwoo Sohn .... visual effects artist (8 episodes, 2009)
Steve J. McLeod .... digital compositor (7 episodes, 2009)
Brett Dowler .... visual effects producer (5 episodes, 2009)
Jon Rhinehardt .... digital compositor (5 episodes, 2009)
Brenda Li .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2009)
Michael Lemon .... visual effects artist (3 episodes, 2009)
Bruce Woloshyn .... digital compositing artist (3 episodes, 2009)
Jeff Deflorio .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2009)
Shaun Martin .... visual effects technical support (2 episodes, 2009)
Brent A. Steinberg .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2009)

Matthias Lowry .... digital compositor (unknown episodes, 2009)
 
Series Stunts
Mike Mitchell .... stunt coordinator (8 episodes, 2009)
Maja Stace-Smith .... stunt double / stunt double: Laura Harris (6 episodes, 2009)
Rick Pearce .... stunt coordinator (5 episodes, 2009)

Chad Sayn .... stunt rigger (unknown episodes, 2009)
Lani Gelera .... stunt double: Paula Garces (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Akehurst .... lightboard operator (13 episodes, 2009)
Glen A. Dickson .... camera operator: "b" camera (13 episodes, 2009)
Lee Mills .... rigging electric (13 episodes, 2009)
Guy Paterson .... rigging gaffer (13 episodes, 2009)
Dylan Paul .... balloon light technician (13 episodes, 2009)
Mike Sankey .... digital imaging technician (13 episodes, 2009)
Brian Daniel Smith .... key grip (13 episodes, 2009)
Tim Spencer .... camera operator: "a" camera (13 episodes, 2009)
Jay Stroburg .... set wireman (13 episodes, 2009)
Jeff Trebenski .... gaffer (13 episodes, 2009)
Moni El Batrik .... camera trainee (6 episodes, 2009)
Jan Klompje .... camera trainee (5 episodes, 2009)
Rusty Deluce .... first assistant camera "a" camera: second unit (3 episodes, 2009)
Lee Gibeau .... dolly grip / grip (2 episodes, 2009)
Lennart Nilsson .... microscopic cinematography (2 episodes, 2009)

Tom Chen .... computer and video playback operator (unknown episodes, 2009)
Herb DeWaal .... rigging key grip (unknown episodes, 2009)
Pauline Heaton .... underwater cinematographer (unknown episodes, 2009)
Jason Tidsbury .... light balloon technician (unknown episodes, 2009)
 
Series Casting Department
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Canada (13 episodes, 2009)
Steve Brooksbank .... original casting / casting (13 episodes, 2009)
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Canada (13 episodes, 2009)
Amy Nygaard .... casting assistant (13 episodes, 2009)
Laura Obenaus .... casting assistant (13 episodes, 2009)
Outcast .... casting: Germany (13 episodes, 2009)
Lisa Ratke .... extras casting (13 episodes, 2009)
Mary Jo Slater .... original casting / casting (13 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzanne Armstrong .... costumer (13 episodes, 2009)
Summer Eves .... truck costumer (13 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Editorial Department
Andrea Dixon .... colorist (13 episodes, 2009)
Heather Nevin .... post-production coordinator (13 episodes, 2009)
Wes Irwin .... associate director of post-production (12 episodes, 2009)
James Lawson .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2009)
Jennifer Pearson .... first assistant editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Flavio Bidese .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2009)

Peter Forslund .... first assistant editor (unknown episodes, 2009)
 
Series Music Department
Natasha Duprey .... music supervisor (13 episodes, 2009)
Adam Lastiwka .... composer assistant (13 episodes, 2009)
Shawn Pierce .... composer: theme music (13 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Transportation Department
Bill Janssen .... transportation coordinator (13 episodes, 2009)
Barrie Poirier .... unit driver (13 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Other crew
Chris Anderson .... assistant to executive producer (13 episodes, 2009)
Rey Astronomo .... computer/video playback coordinator (13 episodes, 2009)
Corey Bramall .... computer playback designer (13 episodes, 2009)
Brett Conrad .... story editor (13 episodes, 2009)
Dave Erickson .... creative consultant (13 episodes, 2009)
Stephen Harmaty .... head of production: Omni Film Productions (13 episodes, 2009)
Susan Nirah Jaffe .... creative consultant (13 episodes, 2009)
Corey Jones .... script supervisor (13 episodes, 2009)
Adam Lash .... assistant to writer (13 episodes, 2009)
Meredith Lavender .... story editor (13 episodes, 2009)
Roberta Mayer .... production accountant (13 episodes, 2009)
Jennifer Osborne .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2009)
Lewis J. Peach Jr. .... technical consultant (13 episodes, 2009)
Karen Pelrine .... assistant production coordinator (13 episodes, 2009)
Chris Provenzano .... story editor (13 episodes, 2009)
Jessica Sawaf .... assistant to producer (13 episodes, 2009)
Kent Sponagle .... location manager (13 episodes, 2009)
Simon Cavan Taylor .... assistant to executive producer (13 episodes, 2009)
Marcie Ulin .... story editor (13 episodes, 2009)
Mark Van Ee .... key production assistant (13 episodes, 2009)
Nicole Marostica .... publicist (12 episodes, 2009)
Vivien Pfeffer .... key production assistant (12 episodes, 2009)
Andrew Buziak .... payroll accountant (8 episodes, 2009)
Temple Rohl-Burdekin .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2009)
Faria Khan .... production office assistant (6 episodes, 2009)
Ross Framo .... computer playback supervisor (4 episodes, 2009)
Larie Stoley .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2009)
Colleen Reid .... assistant to director (2 episodes, 2009)

Devin Senft .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes, 2009)
Matthew Tingey .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2009)
D. Aubrey White .... key production assistant (unknown episodes, 2009)
Lee Jeffery .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Nicole Stojkovich .... second assistant coordinator (unknown episodes)
 

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60 min
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Certification:
Canada:14+ (TV rating) | Singapore:PG

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210 out of 264 people found the following review useful.
Keep an open mind with this show..., 9 August 2009
Author: edbermudez16 from United States

A lot of reviews here have really derided this show for being completely unrealistic, cheesy, and boring, and have basically labeled it "Grey's Anatomy in Space." I highly disagree. I address some of the concerns below:

1) Some reviews make the problem with the show one of being unrealistic. First off, IT'S A SCIENCE FICTION SHOW SET IN THE FUTURE. Who is really worrying about realism? And if you are, how can you worry about what's realistic when we have absolutely no way of knowing what is real IN THE FUTURE? Plus, it's simply TV...if you want realism, watch the discovery channel, or go visit Cape Canaveral in Florida, don't come looking for it on a show on ABC.

2) One previous review comments about the female Hispanic astronaut attempting to teach in space via video communication, and how she switched in and out of Spanish when talking. I kind of got offended at that review, as they said that she was simply making up random, nonsense words in Spanish when talking. I'm a native Spanish speaker, and all of what she was saying made complete sense. Second, why is the concept of multilingual teaching so hard to accept? The show is set 41 years in the future, and at the rate Hispanics are growing in this country, Spanish is fast becoming a critical secondary language in the US. Not to mention, various educational programs via the internet are doing the same thing, so it is far from nonsensical. It's simply a very bigoted view.

3) Before making assumptions about the show, or passing judgment on it, watch the episodes available from start to finish. Many concerns about plot holes are addressed in subtle ways that someone not taking any effort to pay attention to the show, and instead use it as mindless background noise, would definitely miss.

4) Yes, I understand the whole "why is there a music video in the middle of the show" concern. There are a couple of points where the show uses a musical "interlude" during emotional/emotion-evoking scenes. The question is, how else would you like them to show the love between a husband and wife, or the thrill of beginning space exploration? By talking about it? By cheesy dialog between the characters trying to say something of deep meaning, but not succeeding? Please. The show tried to appease individuals looking for that sort of thing by the whole "astronaut video diary" scenes. By the way, the scenes in question are about 6-7 minutes out of a 45 minute show. Get over it.

5) This isn't Star Trek. It isn't Star Wars. It isn't your typical science fiction set really far in the future, where anything and everything is possible. It's a show about what space exploration COULD BE like sometime in the next half century, but that doesn't mean that it's how things WILL be. People who have problems with this seem to think that space travel is either via Space Shuttle, or by the Starship Enterprise, and nothing in between. Keep your mind open.

It's a nice change of pace from medical drama shows, legal/police drama shows, "teen angst" shows, and family comedies. It's something a bit different. Plus, only two episodes have aired (both of which were pretty good when you simply sat back and enjoyed it for what it was worth, rather than trying to nit-pick apart the show for every little thing). There's plenty of the show ahead, so give it some time. Plot lines take time to develop and get better.

Obviously, not everyone likes every show. I know that there are definitely shows that I've despised through the years, and I'm sure everyone has their own shows that they feel that way about. All I'm saying is, watch the show, give it a chance, and allow it to be its own show, not something else that it's not, but that you or someone else would like it to be because you were comfortable with the previous show. Additionally, Ron Livingston is the man, so there's always that.

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