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Review by Suzanne 10/13/05
I am really enjoying this show. I think it is the
best of all the "alien invasion" shows this fall (although it might be
too soon to tell yet).
In the first episode, which was really a two-hour movie, a
naval ship encounters some strange alien spaceship. Most of the
crewmembers either go bonkers and kill themselves, or each other, or they
disappear. A team of scientists is assembled to investigate and deal
with the alien invasion, and keep it from the general public so as not to
cause a panic. This is the very short version. It is a bit
more complex, but not in a bad way. There is plenty to keep a
One of the show's producers and writers is Brannon Braga,
who was a writer on all of the Star Trek spinoffs. Brent Spiner, who
starred as Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation, is one of the stars of
the show as a scientist. There are some other familiar faces,
including star Carla Gugino, and Charles S. Dutton. All of the
acting is fine and the writing is very good. The characters are
well-defined quickly and in interesting ways. Unlike some of the
other invasion shows on the networks, the show is more about the alien
threat and how they deal with it, rather than the characters or their
families. It has excellent special effects as well.
You shouldn't miss this one; if you go out on Fridays, as
I do, then make sure to record it! It's far better than "Ghost
Whisperer", the show opposite.
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