While the entire world watches the largest meteor shower in 10,000 years, a rogue asteroid, hidden by the meteor field, smashes into the moon in a tremendous explosion of rock and debris. ... See full summary »
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David James Elliott ...  Alex Kittner 2 episodes, 2009
Natasha Henstridge ...  Dr. Maddie Rhodes 2 episodes, 2009
Benjamin Sadler ...  Roland Emerson 2 episodes, 2009
Florentine Lahme ...  Martina Altmann 2 episodes, 2009
James Cromwell ...  Lloyd 2 episodes, 2009
Steven Culp ...  President Edward Taylor 2 episodes, 2009
Owen Best Owen Best ...  Jake Kittner 2 episodes, 2009
Natasha Calis ...  Sadie Kittner 2 episodes, 2009
Yee Jee Tso ...  Jered O'Banno 2 episodes, 2009
Colin Cunningham ...  David Rhodes 2 episodes, 2009
Michael Kopsa ...  General Vaughn 2 episodes, 2009
Samantha Ferris ...  Renee Ferguson 2 episodes, 2009
Ron Lea ...  Tom Ranfield 2 episodes, 2009
Benjamin Ayres ...  Bob Pierce 2 episodes, 2009
Gerard Plunkett ...  Terrence Young 2 episodes, 2009
Ty Olsson ...  Derek 2 episodes, 2009
Dave Lantaigne Dave Lantaigne ...  ESA Engineer #1 2 episodes, 2009
Howard Markson Howard Markson ...  American Reporter #1 2 episodes, 2009
Panta Mosleh ...  War Room Assistant 2 episodes, 2009
Dean Redman ...  War Room Tech #1 1 episode, 2009
Nick Singer Nick Singer ...  Pastor #2 2 episodes, 2009
Matthew Walker ...  Ian wilson 2 episodes, 2009
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While the entire world watches the largest meteor shower in 10,000 years, a rogue asteroid, hidden by the meteor field, smashes into the moon in a tremendous explosion of rock and debris. Fragments from the asteroid, and even from the moon itself, penetrate Earth's atmosphere and make impact. Even though the initial damage is minimal, nerves are frayed throughout the planet. There is significant physical damage to the lunar surface, but experts quickly conclude there will be no lasting ramifications. Then strange anomalies begin to manifest themselves on Earth. It starts small - cell phone disruptions, unusual static charges and odd tidal behavior. The world's leading scientists, including Alex Kittner, Maddie Rhodes and Roland Emerson, begin piecing together evidence that suggests the moon's properties, and its orbit, may have been permanently altered. Their fears are realized when the anomalies increase to the point where the effect of "simulated" gravity is being manipulated by ... Written by Michael Vickerman

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Get ready to experience the dark side of the moon!


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David James Elliott and Steven Culp have also starred in the military legal series J.A.G. See more »

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There are several scenes, particularly at the start of the movie that ignore the fact that the world has multiple time zones. It's not night everywhere. See more »

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As much as I hate to say it, this was fun (sort of) to watch.
9 November 2009 | by innocuousSee all my reviews

Yeah, I kind of got a kick out of it, but not for the reasons the film-makers intended. This is one of the few disaster movies that makes "Armaggeddon" look like it was written by geniuses and "The Core" like it was made as an instructional film for use in college geology courses. The wide liberties taken with actual fact (and common sense) make for a rollicking time, but it scares me that we're failing in educating the youth of today.

I mean, this is only 3 hours long, but in that time you learn that the screenwriters (1) think that the moon has a magnetic field emanating from a core, (2) believe that the "laws of gravity" are that "little objects are attracted to big objects," (3) don't know that cruise missiles are air-breathers and won't operate or even steer in the absence of an atmosphere, (4) don't understand the difference between electromagnetics and gravity, (5) think that it takes longer to walk back to town from a car breakdown than to program, launch, and deliver 87 rockets with nuclear device payloads all the way to the moon, (6) have some bizarre ideas about what a brown dwarf star is, and so forth.

But it IS entertaining. Just make sure to have a chat with your kids afterwards to make sure that (a) your son didn't spend the entire movie following Natsha Henstridge's boobs, and (b) that your daughter understands that the science end of it was all BS so she won't be afraid to get her graduate degree in physics. After all, any exposure to the "scientists" in this film is an almost guaranteed turn-off for budding researchers.


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21 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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(2 episodes)

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