A historic space launch triggers a solar-storm event that could have cataclysmic repercussions for the planet if it isn't stopped in time - and time is running out.


Michael Robison


Jeff Schechter





Cast overview, first billed only:
David James Elliott ... Don Wincroft
Anthony Lemke ... Craig Bakus
Natalie Brown ... Cheryl Wincroft
Alex Weiner ... Reggie Walker (as Alexandre Weiner)
Mylène Dinh-Robic ... Denise Balaban (as Mylène Dinh Robic)
John Maclaren ... Alan Elias
Jane Wheeler Jane Wheeler ... Simone Mathany
Bruce Dinsmore ... Peter Roebling
Allison Graham ... Fiona Henslaw
Frank Schorpion ... President Mathany
Julia Ormond ... Joan Elias
Richard Jutras ... Roger Lynch
Robert Crooks ... JJ Elias
Charlotte Legault ... Lara Mathany
Cristina Rosato ... Marta Hernandez


The world watches in awe as the Roebling Clipper is launched into space. Using state-of-the-art scalar engines to fly around the Moon and back in just hours, the maiden voyage of the first-ever trans-lunar passenger ship is about to make history. Among those on board: First Lady Simone Mathany, space-exploration entrepreneur Steve Roebling, Dr. Denise Balaban, pilot Fiona Henslaw, and a very lucky lottery winner. But while en route, a massive solar flare sparks a cosmic-ray burst that accelerates Aurora's engine and blows the ship away from Earth's orbit. Now out of control, it's hurtling straight for the sun. At Mission Control, along with the desperate President Thomas Mathany, an increasingly anxious team of experts puts a plan into motion - an interception by a shuttle attached to the International Space Station. When that ends in disaster, the Aurora only picks up speed. Now being pulled toward the sun at three percent of the speed of light, it's only a matter of hours before it ... Written by Anonymous

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David James Elliott plays an Air Force pilot. For 10 seasons from 1995-2005, he played Navy pilot turned lawyer in JAG (1995). See more »


The control trailer for communications has a satellite receiver placed on its roof. However, this would be of little use, since the trailer remains inside a hanger and would not be able to pick up any satellite data. See more »

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Easy going story. Not really Sci-Fi
25 August 2013 | by jwj-severijnseSee all my reviews

Most actors are known from other series and there for you can expect good acting. That is exactly what you get. It can be a great show if you're not to nerdy and can see past all scientific mambo jumbo. For instance plasma clouds don't travel at the speed of light, light travels in 8 minutes from the sun to earth. I found lost of these kind of 'mistakes', which takes away the 'reality'. For how real a TV show can be anyway. The story line is not very complex and is kinda easy to figure out how things evolve to it's end. The show didn't brought me to the "tip of my seat". I'd grade this as a "sit back, relax and turn of you're brain off show". Something to watch in the weekday's after a hard day working.

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