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Survival Code (2013)
"Borealis" (original title)

TV Movie  |  R  |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  11 January 2013 (Canada)
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In 2045, a former MMA fighter turned government agent, runs a bar in the tiny town of Borealis - where a number of international interests are vying for control of the area.

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Borealis is a peek into the future, set in a globally warmed north. The year is 2045 and the ice caps have melted, enabling the discovery of the last oil and gas reserve on the planet are in the Canadian North. It's a future we have all seen coming for years. Borealis is the "gold rush" town that springs up to give ya anything you need. For a price. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Great pilot, still hoping for a series
20 February 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

When I saw this on Space I was thinking 'cruddy low budget movie' but if it's got Ty Olsson in it I'll usually give it a try. Got to keep the Canadian actors working, and he's been good in everything I've seen (and considering the writing in a lot of what he's been in, he's doing well with what he's given).

I don't need to re-hash the plot, it's a decent basis for a sci-fi show and it has what I miss in a lot of sci-fi. Firefly, Star Trek, Stargate, Andromeda, all series that are deeply immersive. That is, it's not just someone walking around with a funny look on their face pretending to be psychic or attached to a computer in their brain, but a complete 'world' most of the time that you share with them.

Too expensive to make, exec's seem to hate that. This one could have been really good though in my opinion. Sci-fi and MMA.

VERY good for a pilot! I've seen some stinkers that became big shows (House MD - the pilot looked so bad I wasn't sure I'd like it at all)

Generally speaking if I like it, and especially if it's sci-fi that's more expensive to make (complete sets, remote locations, etc) then it won't be made. Feels like a curse.

I am hoping that if it can get Canadian backing it could happen one day.

If only there were a way to boycott reality TV, this stuff could get made again.

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Borealis is an awesome series.. michel_vigeant
Did this show make it to syndication? wse-jack
Borealis shows promise, please somebody pick it up, kickstart it? madiggy
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Borealis should be resurrected. krdeleon
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