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Exploding Sun (2013)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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
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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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Shockwave See more »

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Trivia

Although Dr Bakus was correct in stating that the ship had accelerated to 3% the speed of light (5,588 miles per second), Cheryl Wincroft was not correct in stating the shuttle would impact in 30 minutes. At the stated speed of 5,588 miles per second, or 20,116,800 miles per hour, it would take the Clipper over 4 hours to reach the sun, which is 93,000,000 miles from earth. See more »

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Within the spaceship nothing implies that the crew is weightless. See more »

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Not the best, not the worst.
11 August 2013 | by amigajoeSee all my reviews

The reviews so far have fallen into the 'OMFG it's the worst thing EVAR' or 'OMFG it's a Stellar Masterpiece' camp. Both factions seem more interested in hyperbole than actual description. In reality it's not bad. Not great, but not bad. The FX for the space flight and solar stuff are actually pretty good. As for the rest, they did a decent job with a limited budget. Characterization isn't a mile deep, but hey, this is an action-drama, not Shakespeare. It's amazingly long, but that's not really a negative; you're getting more movie for your $;-). Current rating is lower than it deserves, it's a good 5.0-6.0. It won't change your life, but it's a decently entertaining flick. Watch without fear.


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