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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Series Review: Continuum

The SciFi Channel did it right with Continuum, now in its second season.


The Canadian-produced science fiction series focuses on the conflict between a group from the year 2077 who time-travel to Vancouver, BC in 2012-13  A police officer (played by veteran actress Rachel Nichols), is swept into the time vortex and accidentally accompanies them. The rebel group Liber8 decides to continue its violent campaign to stop businesses of the future from replacing governments with their own rules, while the police officer endeavours to stop them without revealing that she is also a time traveller.

Rachel Nichols
As the plot develops through the first season the presence of other time travelers from the future complicate the evolving plot and help define the characters (in a good way). 

Continuum the best series on SciFi since Stargate. The theme is intriguing, the accent on time has endless possibilities, Rachel Nichols is charming and seems very well suited for someone from the future trapped in the past. The veteran actors (Victor Webster, Erick Knudsen, Stephen Lobo, Lexa Doig and Roger Cross) around Nichols support her central role in a convincing and uncontrived way. If you enjoy good science fiction, good acting and an intriguing plot, I think that you'll find Continuum a breath of fresh air when compared to other recent SciFi productions such as Defiance and Falling Skies, that fail to deliver.

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8 comments:

  1. I'll tell my boy. He's a confirmed Stargate fan.

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    1. I think this has all of the cool elements that Stargate did -- and the second season expands nicely on the first.

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  2. I hate it when you do that... I can't follow ANY shows as much as I'm on the road... sigh

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    1. That's why God gave us TVO. I record everything for convenient viewing.

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  3. Cool show but I prefer The Walking Dead.

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    1. I like the Walking Dead too. I mean, who doesn't like zombies? But I think that this show has a number of slick elements and a far deeper plot line. Once you know that everyone is a potential zombie in Walking Dead - it's just about shooting zombies in the head with crossbow bolts, not that there's anything wrong with that.

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    2. Zombies absolutely creep me out; even more the Demoncrats.

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    3. Then the zombies (and Democrats) can be said to be fulfilling their function.

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