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Exploding Sun (2013)

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The world watches in awe as the Roebling Clipper is launched into space. Using state-of-the-art scalar engines to fly around the Moon and back in just hours, the maiden voyage of the ... See full summary »

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Michael Robison

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Jeff Schechter
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David James Elliott ... Don Wincroft
Anthony Lemke ... Craig Bakus
Natalie Brown ... Cheryl Wincroft
Alex Weiner ... Reggie Walker (as Alexandre Weiner)
Mylène Dinh-Robic ... Denise Balaban (as Mylène Dinh Robic)
John Maclaren ... Alan Elias
Jane Wheeler Jane Wheeler ... Simone Mathany
Bruce Dinsmore ... Peter Roebling
Allison Graham ... Fiona Henslaw
Frank Schorpion ... President Mathany
Julia Ormond ... Joan Elias
Richard Jutras ... Roger Lynch
Robert Crooks ... JJ Elias
Charlotte Legault ... Lara Mathany
Cristina Rosato ... Marta Hernandez
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The world watches in awe as the Roebling Clipper is launched into space. Using state-of-the-art scalar engines to fly around the Moon and back in just hours, the maiden voyage of the first-ever trans-lunar passenger ship is about to make history. Among those on board: First Lady Simone Mathany, space-exploration entrepreneur Steve Roebling, Dr. Denise Balaban, pilot Fiona Henslaw, and a very lucky lottery winner. But while en route, a massive solar flare sparks a cosmic-ray burst that accelerates Aurora's engine and blows the ship away from Earth's orbit. Now out of control, it's hurtling straight for the sun. At Mission Control, along with the desperate President Thomas Mathany, an increasingly anxious team of experts puts a plan into motion - an interception by a shuttle attached to the International Space Station. When that ends in disaster, the Aurora only picks up speed. Now being pulled toward the sun at three percent of the speed of light, it's only a matter of hours before it ... Written by Anonymous

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David James Elliott plays an Air Force pilot. For 10 seasons from 1995-2005, he played Navy pilot turned lawyer in JAG (1995). See more »

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When the craft slingshots around the moon, they will still be in freefall, and continue to experience zero G, not 9 G. The only times they will not be in freefall is when the craft is accelerating different from their bodies, i.e. when the engines are on, of if they crash. See more »

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Bad plot - no science at all
12 August 2013 | by seb_burgunderSee all my reviews

One point about science fiction movies, is to impress the viewer with science or technology that could once be real. But in this movie nothing makes sense about science. Not speaking about the bad and slow plot with sometimes terrible unreal action performances.

Just to name a view paradox: -they are close to the sun, but are communicating on video phone in real time. The signal would take at least 7 minutes between the sun and earth. (later they correctly state that the impact would only be seen 7 to 8 minutes later on earth.) -As the engines don't work and they float around the moon they experience g forces! In reality they would only feel 0 gravity on board because the gravitation of the moon and the acceleration of the ship would cancel each other out. Same like a space ship in orbit. -How comes that its always daylight in USA and Afghanistan at the same time? -When he is activating the bomb manually in space (0 bar airpresion) he would explode. -the sun is 330000 times bigger than the earth so an impact would we like a tear drop into the oceans. And most probably the space ship would melt long time before it would hit anything solid. At least I don't know anything that wouldn't at 6000 kelvin. Even Ta4HfC5 already melts at 4488 K.


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Canada

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English

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9 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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