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 »



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Maddux's Father


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

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2 August 2009 (USA)  »

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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 »


[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.
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[Launch/end scene]
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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.

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