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A research program abandoned by the best solar physicist when the Pentagon wanted to put it to military use has been resumed by his former deputy... See more »
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Reasonable acting and production values aren't enough to save an overall overlong, implausible and dull mini-series See more (12 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [15])

Matthew Modine ... Dr. Michael Ranger (2 episodes, 2013)

Maxim Roy ... Dr. Jane Whitlow (2 episodes, 2013)

Ted Whittall ... Secretary Brian Lee (2 episodes, 2013)

Trevor Hayes ... Jack Hillcroft (2 episodes, 2013)

Kate Drummond ... Beverly Hillcroft (2 episodes, 2013)

Kalinka Petrie ... Karen Ranger (2 episodes, 2013)

Spiro Malandrakis ... Officer Tim Davis (2 episodes, 2013)

Alain Goulem ... President Duncan (2 episodes, 2013)

Susan Hogan ... Vice-President Alice Crane (2 episodes, 2013)

Francis X. McCarthy ... William Danville (2 episodes, 2013)
Shan Chetty ... Bunker Tech (2 episodes, 2013)
Dan Bingham ... Peter Simpson (2 episodes, 2013)

Kimberly-Sue Murray ... HFD Tech Rebecca (2 episodes, 2013)
Trie Donovan ... Presidential Aide (2 episodes, 2013)
Nancy Helms ... Edna (2 episodes, 2013)

Series Directed by
Kevin Fair (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Donald Martin (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Douglas G. Davis .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2013)
Martha Fernandez .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 2013)
Christina O'Shea-Daly .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2013)
Michael Prupas .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2013)
Jeffrey Scott Simmons .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2013)
Evan Tussman .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2013)

Irene Litinsky .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Michel Corriveau (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Cinematography by
Bernard Couture (unknown episodes, 2013)
 
Series Production Design by
Nicolas Lepage (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jose Fernando Varela (1 episode, 2013)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Michèle Forest (1 episode, 2013)
Roger Martin (1 episode, 2013)
 
Series Costume Design by
Mariane Carter (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sonia Ngadi .... makeup artist / assistant makeup artist (2 episodes, 2013)
Martin Rivest .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 2013)
Ronald J. Rolfe .... key hair stylist (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Production Management
Evan Tussman .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ariane Côté-Chénier .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2013)
Sinan Saber .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2013)

Emmanuelle Provost .... third assistant director (unknown episodes, 2013)
 
Series Art Department
John-Michael Bellamy .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2013)
Annette Bélanger .... art department coordinator (2 episodes, 2013)
Guillaume Couture .... property master (2 episodes, 2013)
Nicolas Privé .... runner (2 episodes, 2013)
Georges Samuel .... set dresser (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Sound Department
Alexis Farand .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2013)
Anthony Faust .... foley recordist (2 episodes, 2013)
Gavin Fernandes .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2013)
Anton Fischlin .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2013)
Natalie Fleurant .... adr supervisor / dialogue supervisor (2 episodes, 2013)
Steven Gurman .... sound supervisor / sound consultant (2 episodes, 2013)
Roger Guérin .... adr recording engineer (2 episodes, 2013)
Raymond Legault .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2013)
Mireille Morin .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2013)
Martin Pinsonnault .... supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Special Effects by
André Laforest .... special effects foreman (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Erika Aube .... visual effects coordinator (2 episodes, 2013)
Michael Beaulac .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2013)
Cynthia Carrier .... visual effects coordinator (2 episodes, 2013)
Patrick Dion .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2013)
Aélis Héraud .... visual effects compositor (2 episodes, 2013)
Jean-Francois Lafleur .... digital effects artist (2 episodes, 2013)
Felix Lafontaine .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2013)
Guillaume Mainville .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2013)
Patrick Parenteau .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2013)
Mario Rachiele .... visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2013)
David Raymond .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2013)
Antoine Wibaut .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Stunts
Alexandre Cadieux .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Matthieu Beauchamp .... grip (2 episodes, 2013)
Philippe Bossé .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2013)
Yves Drapeau .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2013)
Guillaume Dubois .... grip (2 episodes, 2013)
Jean Décarie .... additional generator operator (2 episodes, 2013)
Rhyce Langker .... b camera grip / grip (2 episodes, 2013)
Maxime Langlois .... best boy (2 episodes, 2013)
Kenneth MacKenzie .... key grip (2 episodes, 2013)
Brad MacLean .... dolly grip operator (2 episodes, 2013)
Denis-Noel Mostert .... camera operator / steadicam (2 episodes, 2013)
Yves Ouimet .... additional generator operator (2 episodes, 2013)
Tony Pelletier .... generator operator (2 episodes, 2013)
Brian Turpin .... technocrane (2 episodes, 2013)

Bertrand Calmeau .... additional still photographer (unknown episodes, 2013)
 
Series Casting Department
Mike Bucci .... extras casting (1 episode, 2013)
Kevin Kuffa .... casting associate (1 episode, 2013)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurence Lacoste .... assistant costume designer (2 episodes, 2013)
Jean David Serafino .... assistant wardrobe master (2 episodes, 2013)

Valérie Bélègou .... key dresser (unknown episodes, 2013)
 
Series Editorial Department
Michelle Caron .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 2013)
Serge Verreault .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Music Department
Michel Gauvin .... music mixer (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Transportation Department
Sylvain Beaudoin .... driver (2 episodes, 2013)
Jean-Guy Beaulieu .... specialized driver (2 episodes, 2013)
Denis Decarie .... specialized driver (2 episodes, 2013)
Denis Doiron .... specialized driver (2 episodes, 2013)
Stephane Durocher .... driver (2 episodes, 2013)
Benoít Houle .... driver (2 episodes, 2013)
Francois Larose .... driver (2 episodes, 2013)
Sylvain Lebeau .... specialized driver (2 episodes, 2013)
Richard Marsan .... specialized driver (2 episodes, 2013)
Eric D. Paré .... head driver (2 episodes, 2013)
Philippe Perreault .... camera car driver (2 episodes, 2013)
Denis Roy .... driver (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Other crew
Christiaan Anderson .... additional office production assistant (2 episodes, 2013)
Kim Beaudoin .... location scout (2 episodes, 2013)
Loïc Bernard .... assistant: Irene Litinsky (2 episodes, 2013)
Heenan Blaikie .... legal services (2 episodes, 2013)
Guillaume Blanc .... location scout (2 episodes, 2013)
Sophie Boyer .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2013)
Kate Calabretta .... production liaison (2 episodes, 2013)
Julie Charbonneau .... assistant craft person (2 episodes, 2013)
Julie Cyrenne .... payroll accountant (2 episodes, 2013)
Ariane Dagenais-Plante .... location scout (2 episodes, 2013)
Suzanne De Carufel .... location manager (2 episodes, 2013)
Tom Di Blasio .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2013)
Ida Durand .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2013)
Evelyne Forget .... director: business affairs (2 episodes, 2013)
Julia Irish .... business affairs associate (2 episodes, 2013)
Alexander Sandy Jesion .... chief financial officer (2 episodes, 2013)
Daniel Langlois .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2013)
Patrick Laurendeau .... location scout (2 episodes, 2013)
Adora Law .... assistant: Michael Pappas (2 episodes, 2013)
Gilles Montreuil .... assistant accountant (2 episodes, 2013)
Pascal Ménard .... assistant unit manager (2 episodes, 2013)
Betty Palik .... behind the scenes interviewer / unit publicist (2 episodes, 2013)
Anisha Rangi .... publicity manager (2 episodes, 2013)
Mireille Ravenelle .... craft person (2 episodes, 2013)
Peo Rousseau .... location scout (2 episodes, 2013)
Jeremy Spry .... chief legal advisor (2 episodes, 2013)
Jocelyn Throop .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2013)
Suzanna Wojciechowska .... receptionist (2 episodes, 2013)
Yannick Yammann .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2013)
 

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Also Known As:
"CAT.8" - USA (DVD title)
"Day of Disaster" - Europe (English title) (DVD title)
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Runtime:
180 min
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Reasonable acting and production values aren't enough to save an overall overlong, implausible and dull mini-series, 10 August 2013
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Out of the four mini-series personally viewed in the past two weeks airing on the SyFy channel, CAT.8 is better than Ring of Fire(though at least that had Terry O'Quinn) and especially the irredeemably terrible Meteor with Christopher Lloyd. But of the four the best was Eve of Destruction, although that was a long way from great that looked reasonably good and at least four of the actors were convincing. CAT.8 also has some better-than-average acting, Matthew Modine is a commendable lead, and the production values(apart from some hokey effects) are reasonable, basic though with some signs of atmospheric. On the whole however CAT.8 doesn't work. What really lets things down is the story and the science. To say that the science is questionable is an understatement in itself, if anything it is a disaster, so bad that experts would feel tempted to bail out halfway through the first half. It honestly sounded like the writers were making things up with no research and it was very difficult to believe any of it. As a result the story was implausible and had little if any credibility. Unfortunately also for the story it didn't feel enough to sustain the three hours, so it felt like a thin structure interwoven with a lot of padding, ham-fisted melodrama/exposition, underdeveloped sub-plotting and an overlong length. If you think the first half takes too long to get going and is implausible, wait until you see the second half, like with the Meteor, Ring of Fire and even Eve of Destruction it gets increasingly dull and illogical. The script is underwritten, cheesy and very awkward, another one of those instances where it came through clearly that the writers hadn't properly checked to see whether what they'd written and given the actors made sense. The music is turgid and unmemorable, the pacing is pedestrian and stretches the story out too much, the characters are nowhere near developed enough which is inexcusable for a mini-series of this length and generally CAT.8 feels under-directed and characterless. On the whole, there is worse out there but this was rather poor stuff, the best assets are the production values and the acting but the story, script, pacing and especially the science bog things down considerably. 3/10 Bethany Cox

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