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Old May 17 2014, 09:48 PM   #1
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Ascension promo (Tricia Helfer SyFy miniseries coming in November)



In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, the mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.
Hey, look! Something on SyFy that doesn't involve pro wrestlers or sharks flying around in tornadoes!
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Old May 17 2014, 09:51 PM   #2
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Re: Ascension promo (Tricia Helfer SyFy miniseries coming in November)

Was Tricia Helfer even in that preview?
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Old May 17 2014, 09:53 PM   #3
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No. The promo does not contain any actual footage from the show. It's more of a proof of concept reel.

See further discussion in the sf/f tv development thread:
http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?...postcount=3139
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Old May 17 2014, 09:59 PM   #4
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They're still casting and haven't started filming yet.
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Old May 17 2014, 11:10 PM   #5
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Well, I'm suddenly a lot less excited.

SyFy original whatevers just don't bring the same level of anticipation that they once did.
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Old May 17 2014, 11:16 PM   #6
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I actually find the idea pretty intriguing, even if it is a little odd.
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Old May 18 2014, 12:55 AM   #7
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Re: Ascension promo (Tricia Helfer SyFy miniseries coming in November)

I'd certainly give it a try.

I wonder what the justification for sending people to populate a new world was in 1963. A simple terraforming mission in case we irreversibly screw up this planet or something more nefarious?
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Old May 18 2014, 12:59 AM   #8
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Maybe to justify all the white people we'll see in the show?
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Old Today, 03:30 AM   #9
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The first commercial with actual footage is up:

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Old Today, 03:43 AM   #10
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Re: Ascension promo (Tricia Helfer SyFy miniseries coming in November)

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Hey, look! Something on SyFy that doesn't involve pro wrestlers or sharks flying around in tornadoes!
They'll add those in later if the show last for a few seasons.
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Old Today, 04:37 AM   #11
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Surprised it doesn't play more on that whole retro future thing that interested people with the original promo.
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Old Today, 05:03 AM   #12
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I'd certainly give it a try.

I wonder what the justification for sending people to populate a new world was in 1963. A simple terraforming mission in case we irreversibly screw up this planet or something more nefarious?
Please-please-pluh-Lease be about the Cold War!

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Old Today, 05:18 AM   #13
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Nah, the cold war was just a cover story to hide all the money spent to launch the Ascension.
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Old Today, 05:22 AM   #14
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Looks interesting. I'm thinking at this point that they launched Ascension as a way for humanity to survive in case we and the Soviets nuked each other into oblivion, or something along those lines.
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Re: Ascension promo (Tricia Helfer SyFy miniseries coming in November)

I've been very interested in this since I first heard about it, and this promo looks pretty good. I like the ambiance of the setting. I hope the story lives up to the concept.
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