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Defying Gravity 

TV-14 | | Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Series (2009)
Eight astronauts living aboard an international spacecraft on a mission through the solar system, as the world watches from billions of kilometers away.




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Series cast summary:
Ron Livingston ...  Maddux Donner 13 episodes, 2009
Malik Yoba ...  Ted Shaw 13 episodes, 2009
Andrew Airlie ...  Mike Goss 13 episodes, 2009
Paula Garcés ...  Paula Morales 13 episodes, 2009
Florentine Lahme ...  Nadia Schilling 13 episodes, 2009
Karen LeBlanc ...  Eve Weller-Shaw 13 episodes, 2009
Eyal Podell ...  Dr. Evram Mintz 13 episodes, 2009
Dylan Taylor ...  Steve Wassenfelder 13 episodes, 2009
Christina Cox ...  Jen Crane 13 episodes, 2009
Laura Harris ...  Zoe Barnes 13 episodes, 2009
Ty Olsson ...  Rollie Crane 12 episodes, 2009
Zahf Paroo ...  Ajay Sharma 11 episodes, 2009
Maxim Roy ...  Claire Dereux 11 episodes, 2009
William Vaughan ...  Arnel Poe 11 episodes, 2009
Peter Howitt ...  Trevor Williams 8 episodes, 2009
Lara Gilchrist ...  Sharon Lewis 6 episodes, 2009


In the near future, eight astronauts from five countries (four women and four men) undertake a mysterious six-year international space mission covering thirteen billion kilometres. With the eyes of the world upon them - everything they do is monitored, and every emotion they feel, scrutinized - they soon discover that their real assignment is not at all what they thought. Written by Mark Cameron

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Throughout the series reference is made to ASCANS which is a contraction of AStronaut CANdidateS. See more »

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6 August 2009 | by jinxtaSee all my reviews

I've just finished watching the first 2 episodes, and I must say, I was intrigued.

It's set in a near future (2052), and a team of astronauts are suiting up for what is going to be the trip of a lifetime; A 6 year journey through our solar-system, visiting all the inner & outer planets, and gathering as much information about our galactic neighborhood & scientific data as they can whilst they're out there..at least, those are the official mission-objectives. We are introduced to an unknown factor, a person or entity (Beta), who/which is somehow manipulating the mission, and known about by the higher ups, but never mentioned. Only the mission commander has been fully briefed and instructed to brief the crew, only after they've arrived at Venus.

It has somewhat of a "Lost"-vibe, in that it's very character driven and mysterious. However, this can be a bad thing..I personally lost interest in Lost, because of exactly that fact; There were too many questions, and the answers only brought up more questions & were not to my satisfaction to begin with. I hope Defying Gravity will not be taking the same route, because it definitely has potential.

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