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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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Trivia

Twice, during the course of the series, the Chief of Staff to the President attempts invoke the Presidential Succession Act, the most recent act being passed by Congress in 1947. The Chief of Staff is not one of the officers in the Presidential Line of Succession and would, therefore, not be one of the individuals to try to declare the President unfit to fulfill his duties as he would not be in a position to assume the office of the President. See more »

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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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Add another to the list of bad Sci-fi movies
20 February 2014 | by jmbjmbjmbSee all my reviews

Sci-fi is my favorite genre, but boy is it taking a beating lately. Even the big budget films seem to be incapable of getting the job done. Most of the other reviews pretty well cover everything. The opening sequences have a group of civilians on their first flight into space that looks more like a group on a vacation flight in a Lear jet. The pilot is whiny and controls the whole ship with a helicopter joy stick with shiny lights on it. Everything is down hill from there. This movie definitely takes the sci out of sci-fi. Only a frontal lobotomy will help with this department. The unfortunate truth is: that by the end I didn't care if they all died, except for possibly the Afghani girl who, well you know what happens. Hoped for better, but no joy.


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