A global cataclysm, caused by a fatal accident in Geneva (Switzerland) during the implementation of the particle accelerator will lead to crew of vessel-school Estrella Polar to live the adventure of their lives.
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Series cast summary:
Juanjo Artero Juanjo Artero ...  Ricardo Montero 43 episodes, 2011-2013
Mario Casas ...  Ulises Garmendia 43 episodes, 2011-2013
Blanca Suárez ...  Ainhoa Montero 43 episodes, 2011-2013
Irene Montalà ...  Julia Wilson 43 episodes, 2011-2013
Luis Callejo ...  De la Cuadra 43 episodes, 2011-2013
Neus Sanz Neus Sanz ...  Salomé Palacios 43 episodes, 2011-2013
Juan Pablo Shuk ...  Luis Gamboa 43 episodes, 2011-2013
Ivan Massagué ...  Burbuja 43 episodes, 2011-2013
Marina Salas ...  Vilma 43 episodes, 2011-2013
Bernabé Fernández Bernabé Fernández ...  Andrés Palomares 43 episodes, 2011-2013
Javier Hernández Javier Hernández ...  Piti 43 episodes, 2011-2013
Patricia Arbúes Patricia Arbúes ...  Valeria 43 episodes, 2011-2013
David Seijo David Seijo ...  Ramiro 43 episodes, 2011-2013
Giselle Calderón Giselle Calderón ...  Estela 43 episodes, 2011-2013


A global cataclysm, caused by a fatal accident in Geneva (Switzerland) during the implementation of the particle accelerator will lead to crew of vessel-school Estrella Polar to live the adventure of their lives.

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Intriguing and exciting SciFi series full of thrills , suspense, emotion and romance
5 October 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

At the beginning takes place a global catastrophe caused by a fatal accident caused by a particle accelerator. It is a machine that uses electromagnetic fields to propel charged particles to nearly light speed and to contain them in well-defined beams. As the extraordinary collision among particles originates a global cataclysm in Geneve, Switzerland, that expands around the world. It will lead to the young crew of a vessel school called North Star or Estrella Polar navigating over the world where 99% is water and while suffering risks , dangers and perilous adventures throughout the wild sea.

This is an acceptable and decent series formed by 3 seasons of 43 episodes with plenty of intrigue, thrills, action, mystery and sappy romance . Dealing with a motley crew to live the adventure of their lives, as all of them suffering more and more problems when a cataclysm occurs during the implementacion of the particle accelerator, it eventually creates a black hole that will make the continent to be disappeared underwater . As the misfit crew come across several troubles and risked adventures, including appearance of big tidal waves, extremely hot sea, huge octopus , birds attacks, whirlpools , giant fish, venomous fog, illness, sea monsters, mutiny, martial court , killing and many other things . Finally , they discover there is 10% land , this one being shot in Peñiscola , simulating the long-awaited island they were looking for. The series being really filmed on a real ship called Cercantes Saavedra, in addition , in Elche Palmerale simulating the woods surrounding the cabin on the island and in Antena 3 studios and utilizing chroma. This "The Boat" takes parts here and there from other known American series such as Lost, The event and Lost in space . The large cast is pretty well, such as the tough captain Ricardo Montero, well performed by Juanjo Artero, who has two daughters : a small girl and the beautiful Blanca Suarez who falls for Ulises , the latin lover Mario Casas . Furthermore, Luis Callejo plays first officer who is also Ulises' father , Irene Montala plays Dr. Julia Wilson , Juan Pablo Shuk as the suspicious Luis Gamboa, Ivan Massague plays a mentally handicapped as well as sympathetic person nicknamed Burbuja , Neus Sanz as the likeable Salome Palacios and Marina Salas plays the young Vilma. Other guest stars who show up in some episodes are the followings : Hector Alterio, Guillermo Barrientos, Nerea Camacho, Alba Rivas, Juan Cornet , Paloma Bloyd, Leticia Dolera and the usual Belen Rueda .

It contains an atmospheric and thrilling musical score by Manel Santiesteban and Ivan Martinez. As well as a colorful and brilliant cinematography . This series was originally and competently created by Ivan Escobar and Alex Pina, both of whom created previously the successful El Internado with similar artistic and technical team . The series being efficiently directed by Carlos Theron, David Molina, Fernando Molina , Sandra Gallego and Jesus Colmenar .Rating : above average.

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