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A young woman's murder causes the subjects of a century-long mission to populate a new world to question the true nature of the project as they approach the point of no return.
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Series cast summary:
Tricia Helfer ...  Viondra Denniger 3 episodes, 2014
Gil Bellows ...  Harris Enzmann 3 episodes, 2014
Brian Van Holt ...  Captain William Denninger 3 episodes, 2014
Andrea Roth ...  Dr. Juliet Bryce 3 episodes, 2014
Brandon P Bell ...  Aaron Gault 3 episodes, 2014
Jacqueline Byers ...  Nora Bryce 3 episodes, 2014
Tiffany Lonsdale ...  Emily Vanderhaus 3 episodes, 2014
P.J. Boudousqué ...  James Toback 3 episodes, 2014
Brad Carter ...  John Stokes 3 episodes, 2014
Ryan Robbins ...  Duke Vanderhaus 3 episodes, 2014
Wendy Crewson ...  Katherine Warren 3 episodes, 2014
Lauren Lee Smith ...  Samantha Krueger 3 episodes, 2014
Al Sapienza ...  Councilman Rose 3 episodes, 2014
Ellie O'Brien ...  Christa Valis 3 episodes, 2014
John Ralston ...  Robert Bryce 3 episodes, 2014
Amanda Thomson ...  Lorelei Wright 3 episodes, 2014
Jessica Sipos ...  Jackie 3 episodes, 2014
Aliyah O'Brien ...  Eva Marceau 3 episodes, 2014
Rachael Crawford ...  Ophelia 3 episodes, 2014
Mark Camacho ...  Martin Carillo 3 episodes, 2014
Michelle Mylett ...  Presley Delon 3 episodes, 2014
Hannah Saunders Hannah Saunders ...  New Stewardess 3 episodes, 2014
Sebastian Pigott ...  Bobby Rawles 2 episodes, 2014
Taylor St. Pierre ...  Dwight Crouch 2 episodes, 2014
Sandi Ross 2 episodes, 2014
Cynthia Preston ...  Laura Enzmann 2 episodes, 2014
Jason Cavalier ...  Safety Officer / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Moe Jeudy-Lamour ...  Orderly 2 episodes, 2014
Martin Thibaudeau ...  Machine Shop Foreman 2 episodes, 2014
Isaiah Gero-Marsman ...  Young Gault 2 episodes, 2014
Sylvia Stewart ...  Young Gault's Mom / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Eric Davis Eric Davis ...  Dr. Enzmann (Young) 2 episodes, 2014
Yvanna-Rose Leblanc ...  Young Opelia / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Michael Nangreaves ...  Mitchell Egland 2 episodes, 2014
Vanessa Grimaldi ...  New Stewardess 2 episodes, 2014
Hilary Hilaire Hilary Hilaire ...  Student #2 2 episodes, 2014
Olivia Winston ...  Student #3 2 episodes, 2014
Victor Zhao Victor Zhao ...  Student #4 2 episodes, 2014
Adam Bernett ...  Ike Messmer 2 episodes, 2014
Ryan Ali ...  Mid-Level Student / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Damien Marques Damien Marques ...  Doug Bodwin 2 episodes, 2014


Ascension is an ambitious original drama following a covert U.S. space mission launched in the 1960's that sent hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Half way into their journey, as they approach the point of no return, the mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship's population to question the true nature of their mission. The series features the confident and capable First Officer Aaron Gault, the eponymous ship's Captain William Denninger, and Viondra Denninger, the captain's beautiful, manipulative and dangerous wife (who also serves as the ship's Chief Steward). Also included are Chief Astronomer Emily Vanderhaus, the ship's head doctor Juliet Bryce, the doctor's daughter, Nora Bryce, and Nora's love interest, James Toback. Written by ahmetkozan

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Ryan Robbins and Tricia Helfer appeared in the very first scene of "Battlestar Galactica" as the Armistice Officer and Cylon "Number Six" respectively. See more »


While the uniform protocols aboard the ship may differ from the US standards they're based on -- which means officers may wear both rank insignia pins and US Navy-style shoulderboards, which would not happen in the US military -- Gault's rank pin and shoulderboard stripes do not match. He wears the rank pin of Lt. Colonel or Navy Commander, but the shoulderboards of a US Navy Lieutenant (two full stripes). Contrast this with Capt. Deninger, who wears the rank pin of a full Colonel or US Navy Captain, and the matching shoulderboards (four full stripes). See more »

Alternate Versions

Syfy Channel originally aired the show as three 2-hour episodes (with commercials). But Netflix has divided the series into six 43-minute episodes. See more »

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Full of surprises! Watch the first 3 episodes before making a decision!
20 December 2014 | by dreamblissflowsSee all my reviews

This show is not what you think. I will not give away any details. But if you watch the first episode, thinking that this is about a space adventure, you may want to quit watching. Don't.

The second episode will develop the story a bit more, and the third episode, if you are looking for a space adventure, will give you what you were looking for.

This show is a roller coaster ride, with multiple surprises, twists and turns. The acting is believable, the special effects are good. Just enough to make it realistic, although there are some iffy spots.

I don't know that I am allowed to post links here. But look up some of the early American and Russian spaceship cockpit layouts. I assume there are some online. This is directed to the reviewer who said the tech was not realistic to the period. That is thoroughly explained, and if you compare those images to what you see in this show, it ought to be pretty close.

This miniseries is really about what the project, as explained in the show, says it is. The future of the human race and finding a way into space. You will see for yourself, and understand just what is going on by the end of the third episode. You will get an idea of just how deep the rabbit hole goes.

I am sure there are more surprises to come and I for one am looking forward to them. I am glad I looked through the reviews and found the one advising me to watch to episode three. That was very good advice. You can safely ignore the negative reviewers. It is unlikely they made it past the first episode, so they do not know what they are talking about.

I am giving this a 7, though I am leaning more towards a 6. I think a 7 is fair for now, and if I can adjust it later after I have finished this miniseries, I will.

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