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Illuminated Chronicles: Ascension

Illuminated Chronicles: Ascension

Sammy Younan

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Over Christmas break I checked out Ascension a 2014 Syfy mini-series on Netflix.

Back in the 60s JFK launched an inter-generational space shuttle…it was going to take 100 years for it to reach its destination: Proxima Centauri. (The show was inspired by the real-life concept of Project Orion which Kennedy ultimately killed). Of course…things don’t go well and it’s all sparked by a murder.

Some of the writing is a bit cheezy, typical tv writing…but there are some fresh moments too. Only lasted 6 episodes then died (don’t ponder the ending too much as Syfy confirmed: “We were very happy with Ascension as an event series, but with so much high profile development in the works, we have decided not to pursue a full series.”).

You can knock it off in a lazy winter weekend.

Here’s the trailer:

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30 December 2016 Girth Radio Blog , ,

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