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Supernova (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 5 September 2005
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A scientific possibility becomes a terrifying reality when the most powerful force in the universe threatens to hurtle home.

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John Harrison
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Perry ... Dr. Chris Richardson
Tia Carrere ... Lisa Delgado
Peter Fonda ... Dr. Austin Shepard
Clemency Burton-Hill ... Ginny McKillip
Emma Samms ... Laurie Stephenson
Jessica Brooks ... Brooke Richardson
Eliza Bennett ... Haley Richardson
Marcus Jean Pirae ... Dr. Marshall Peters
Philip Lenkowsky ... Grant Cole
Ronald Pickup ... Dr. Malcolm Handey
Lance Henriksen ... Colonel Harlan Williams
Didier Moestus Didier Moestus ... Agent Bott
Patrick John Walton ... Agent Means (as Patrick Walton)
Gregory Carew Gregory Carew ... Bone (as Greg Carew)
Nkuli Kgositsile Nkuli Kgositsile ... Linda Darlington
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Storyline

A scientific possibility becomes a terrifying reality when the most powerful force in the universe threatens to hurtle home. An astrophysicist Christopher Richardson who discovers that the sun is about to explode, and take the Earth with it, unless he can find a way to prevent it. Tia Carrere, Peter Fonda, Emma Samms, and Lance Henriksen round out the game cast. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The day the world catches fire.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Hallmark Channel

Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Supernova - Wenn die Sonne explodiert See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

During the looting scene, where a looter gets thrown through the store window, the glass shatters just before he hits it. See more »

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Dr. Austin Shepard: You make a good drink.
waitress: You make a good drunk.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Don't waste your time on this
31 December 2005 | by cosmic_questSee all my reviews

What can I say about this? Well, firstly, there is no need for me to give a summary of this mini-series when people can just easily refer to the standard disaster film formula: smart guy with all the answers, pretty but tough woman, cute kid, corrupt government agent/politician/business man who is only interested in some greedy proposition and some CGI effects. There isn't a sweet little dog that, of course, survives deadly situations but the script writer does toss in a serial killer who escapes. There are also destruction by meteors that seem to be intelligent with the way they just know how to land on structures of significance ('Oh look, there's the Taj Mahal- let's blow it up. There's the Sydney Opera House- get it! Look the scientist who can set everyone straight; he has to go!').

Basically, 'Supernova' has been done many times before and the previous efforts have been much superior. The science behind the concept is so ridiculous that they resort to techno-babble in the hopes the audience won't notice. Although the story is supposedly set in Australia, the director and the actors don't seem to know this and are confused whether the location should be America, Australia, the UK or South Africa (the shift in scenery and accents just gets irritating after the first half-hour). While one can't blame the CGI effects for being far from great given the lower budget of the series, this could have been avoided if it hadn't bothered to show off.

What could have save 'Supernova' was if the plot was solid and the characters were interesting but it didn't even have that. The characters were so flat and uninspiring that they just left the audience praying that sun would just swallow these people up, and the plot was tedious and too drawn-out.

If you want a disaster film, stick with 'The Day After Tomorrow' or 'Independence Day'. They too may be predictable but they know it and do it well!


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