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Mission Genesis (1997)

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:52 pm    Post subject: Mission Genesis (1997) Reply with quote

Mission Genesis aka Deepwater Black debuted in 1997. The TV series was based upon New Zealand author Ken Catran's novels.

It was the Sci~Fi Channel's very first original scripted live action television show that had a 30-minute format & ran for 13-episodes.

Premise } The populations of Earth are being wiped out by the unstoppable Pandora virus. Origin: Unknown.

A spaceship is launched,Deepwater Black, that is stocked with human clones suspended in cryogenic freeze that will one day repopulate the Earth.

The DB is sent on a centuries long elliptical orbit that will return the vessel to Earth after the virus has burned itself out according to scientific calculations.

A mysterious spaceship attacks the DB causing crew to be awakened from their suspended animation. The crew must now defend their ship against this hostile craft, protect the DB and its mission, and begin to know one another since they are all strangers to each other.

Crew Members: Reb, Captain/Engineer.

_____________Yuna, Pilot/Navigator.

_____________Lise, Medical Doctor.

_____________Zak, Computer Expert/Cybernetics.

_____________Bren, Defense/Weapons Expert.

_____________Gret, Communications Expert/Geneticist

_____________Gen, Onboard Holographic Computer

This was an interesting series and a fine first effort by the Sci~Fi Channel in spite of its limited budget.

The scenario for the mission & the backstory was compelling.

It was a shame that the show only lasted for 13 episodes as it had potential for many more stories to unfold.

All 13-episodes are available on Youtube & the picture quality is good.

Love to see it rebooted.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The show they cancelled the popular discussion show "Sci-Fi Vortex" for.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Due to the characters full personalities not having been completely downloaded and their available portions not fully integrated, there is a problem.

They experience ''prex'' which is short for Prexing.

Prexing stands for pre~existence. This a side effect of being a clone.

The crew can slip into a state where they experience the memories of their original genetic source. This is almost like a seizure and the individuals never know when or where their prexing may occur.

Whenever a character prexes experiencing a flashback it is shot by the camera from a POV perspective.

Behind the Scenes. M:G had their own CGI operation to create the visual effects for the series, so nothing had to go to an outside operation.

The Command Deck for the DWB was constructed over a pit, so it was up on scaffolding. This allowed the entire CD to be physically rocked with the actors on it when a scene required the DWB to be knocked about.

It was like having a giant simulator and it gave the cast a realistic look to their movements when the DWB was rocking & rolling.
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