Monday, June 4, 2012

TV Review: Continuum

Continuum is a Canadian Sci-Fi Show currently being shown on the Canadian channel Showcase. It consists of a 10 episode season and stars Rachel Nichols and Victor Webster known for Alias and Mutant X respectively.

Vancouver City Protective Services (CPS) Protector Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) is transported from the year 2077 to 2012 when a group of terrorists from her time escapes execution by fleeing to present day. In order to track them down and stop them from endangering the past, Kiera joins the local police force and uses the skills of a young tech genius, Alec Sadler.

WHAT I THINK (so far)
So I’ve only seen 1 episode so this is more of a preview than a full fledged review as the season is set to be 10 episodes long. However what I have seen so far looks intriguing, Rachel Nichols as the star is an interesting choice somewhat unexpected but she is well known and if someone like Anna Silk can carry if off then Nichols shouldn’t have any problems.

The story is an interesting one and is clearly far more about the politics than the cool electrical stingers that Kiera Cameron has installed in her body. The view of the future seems a somewhat oppressive one where corporations run the world and countries no longer mean what they used to. So it is clear that they would like us the viewer to be unsure whether or not the terrorists are not terrorists but instead freedom fighters.

I only have a few questions on how it can be that easy to say you’re  a cop and not have anyone notice you’re lying. I am thinking though the hacker might be able to firm up her back story. Overall it looks like an interesting cerebral entry into the Sci-Fi market which at the moment is all too thin on the ground. Let’s hope it goes the way of Lost Girl and not the way of Endgame.

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