EPISODE REVIEW: “Ascension” (2014)

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Ascension pissed me off.

 

There's a lot of good things and bad things about the first night of the series, but the thing that really pissed me off – and I mean, the thing that really, really, really pissed me off? It's that I predicted the ending, the bit twist, like two months ago when I first heard about this. “Oh, please don't let it be a variation on the JG Ballard story, '13 to Centaurus',” I begged, but, nope, that's exactly what it is. It's 13 to Centaurus on steroids, as a soap opera.

 

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Real Science: Orion Successfully Completes First Mission

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While no astronauts were aboard, the souvinir factory was a'churnin'--"Friday's Orion — serial number 001 — lacked seats, cockpit displays and life-support equipment for obvious reasons. Instead, bundles of toys and memorabilia were on board: bits of moon dust; the crew patch worn by Sally Ride, America's first spacewoman; a Capt. James Kirk collector's doll owned by "Star Trek" actor William Shatner, and more."


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Fan Film Friday: Kim Possible--A Very Possible Christmas

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Tis the season for Christmas specials, and here at Republibot, we too can get into the spirit of the holidays.  While an episode of a TV show isn't really a "fan film," there are enough references to classic holiday cartoons of yore childhood to qualify as a "fan film."


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