Defying Gravity: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (2 Aug. 2009)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Sci-Fi
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 198 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

Under the command of two experienced astronauts, a relatively untested crew set off on the Antares, a six year mission to seven planets in our solar system. The two senior astronauts, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(creator),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 163 titles
created 03 Jan 2011
 
list image
a list of 107 titles
created 24 Jul 2012
 
a list of 614 titles
created 08 Aug 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Pilot" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Pilot (02 Aug 2009)

Pilot (02 Aug 2009) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Defying Gravity.
1 of 13 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Paula Morales (as Paula Garces)
Florentine Lahme ...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Maddux's Father
Edit

Storyline

Under the command of two experienced astronauts, a relatively untested crew set off on the Antares, a six year mission to seven planets in our solar system. The two senior astronauts, Maddux Donner and Ted Shaw, are a last minute substitute when those assigned to the mission are removed for medical reasons. Both had been on a mission to Mars 10 hears before where they were forced to leave two of their party behind. Several others on the flight are also carrying personal baggage including Zoe Barnes, who is haunted by the sounds of a crying baby. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

2 August 2009 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Regarding the disastrous Mars mission shown in frequent flashback: The main control panel of the "Calliope" lander manned by Maddux and Shaw has a large label that reads "NCC-1701-ST-ENT". NCC-1701, of course, is the serial number of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek (1966). Also, one of the controls is labeled a "widget." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Reporter: [watching TV news] ... as the astronauts make the final preparations for their Friday launch to the orbiting Antares spacecraft, from there to Venus and beyond. Today they had their final medical examinations, and they posed for their official portrait in Mission Control. The next few days for the crew will be devoted to saying goodbye to Earth and their loved ones.
Maddux's Father: Which one are you?
Maddux's Father: [tired glance as if at child]
Reporter: The mood here is buoyant but it's clear...
Maddux's Father: I'm not on this one.
See more »

Soundtracks

Hope for the Hopeless
(uncredited)
by Alison Sudol
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Drama In Space
4 August 2009 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

This mainstream movie drama produced in Canada with a not so subtle underlying mystery is a television series that takes itself seriously and proposed that a drama series that is like most other except that it takes place in outer space. This may be one of the first serious attempts to take the next step from family drama LOST IN SPACE (1965) to the more adult drama of DEFYING GRAVITY (2009) that focuses more on everyday events along with some mysterious happenings that might occur in space rather than science fiction and aliens. The situations are typical for a traditional TV drama that the audience can connect with, but yet there is also an air of unique difference that is attractively compelling. This series avoids any real stereotypical character and restrains overt two-dimensional characters. Ron Livingston remains his same friendly, likable and dry humor persona as he presented in his brief television 18 episode series STANDOFF (2006-7) that was prematurely canceled. Decent new entertainment that's out of this world.


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
defying gravity and the laws of physics goeth-benn
Very angry at ABC sleepyeyes
What A Shame!!! philipbirtwistle-1
make it into a miniseries marn11-569-16270
Airing the last episodes? isenberg-e
It takes all 13 Episodes to get the real feel for this show eightfan
Discuss Pilot (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?