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    Ascension - Limited Series - Syfy - Dec 15, 16 & 17

    Check out Syfy's Ascension.

    Ascension is an upcoming Canadian/American television miniseries on Syfy. It is an original science fiction mystery drama that takes places in an alternate present aboard a generation ship, and will consist of 6 one hour-long episodes. The show is created by Philip Levens and Adrian A. Cruz. The pilot was written, and executive produced by Philip Levens who serves as the showrunner.[1]

    The series is slated to premiere on December 15, 2014, and air two episodes each night for three consecutive nights.
    [2] Syfy had originally announced plans to debut the show on November 24, 2014,[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] airing one episode per week for six weeks.[10][11]
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    Ascension is inspired by the real-life Project Orion that existed under the administration of President John F. Kennedy.[4][6][8][9] The show sets up an alternate version of reality in which, in 1963, President Kennedy and the U.S. government, fearing the Cold War will become hot and lead to the destruction of the Earth, decided to launch a covert space mission. They sent 600 men, women and children into space on a century-long voyage aboard the USS Ascension, a massive, self-sustaining generation ship. Their mission is to colonize Proxima Centauri,[14][6][7] assuring the survival of the human race. Nearly 50 years into the journey (i.e. in the present), as they approach the point of no return, the mysterious murder of a young woman the first homicide since their departure[6] causes the ship's crew to question the true nature of their mission.[6][10][11][12][3]
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    Re: Ascension - Limited Series - Syfy - Dec 15, 16 & 17

    My DVR is set, I marked it on my calendar...can't wait!
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    Re: Ascension - Limited Series - Syfy - Dec 15, 16 & 17

    Thanks, Bearcata! I don't usually do Sci-fy, but throw in a murder and conspiracy and I'm there!

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    Re: Ascension - Limited Series - Syfy - Dec 15, 16 & 17

    set the dvr as well - this looks awesome!

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    Re: Ascension - Limited Series - Syfy - Dec 15, 16 & 17

    I am really glad some of the networks are doing limited specials around the holiday season. Short enough that you won't miss holiday events yet something interesting to want to watch and make the holiday special.
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    I think I'm only going to watch this for the fashion.
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    Re: Ascension - Limited Series - Syfy - Dec 15, 16 & 17

    Forty minutes into the show....

    Anyone else watching it right now?

    So far I'm somewhat unimpressed.

    But I was rather surprised that the XO and the captain's (I think) daughter were having secret rendez-vous! I'm sorry but I was wondering about 50s and early 60s racial attitudes I was rather scared, not just worried but SCARED for him! I was straight up thinking Strange Fruit!

    I will plod on with the show...
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    Re: Ascension - Limited Series - Syfy - Dec 15, 16 & 17

    I will record and watch a bit later. I am so busy catching up on the shows I do watch (Bones, Forever, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, The Flash, Grimm, Castle, Agents of SHIELD, White Collar, Person of Interest, Amazing Race, Survivor) and the ones I have recorded (The 100, Arrow, Once Upon A Time, Resurrection) and The Legend of Korra online that it might not be until the weekend that I can comment. Thank goodness for the mid winter break and 3 to 4 weeks off so I can finish catching up. I actually finished watching the new Librarian series on TNT and it was better than I thought anyway back to Ascension. I put up with Extant during the summer so I will give this a go as it is only 3 nights long.
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    Crap! I forgot about The Librarian!
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    Re: Ascension - Limited Series - Syfy - Dec 15, 16 & 17

    Quote Originally Posted by Kocky_Kamikaze View Post
    Crap! I forgot about The Librarian!
    Considering it's TNT there will be repeats.
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