Syfy’s three-night event series Ascension (9/8C) premieres tonight and continues through Wednesday. It’s the story of a generation ship that was launched in the early 1960s, taking a selection of humanity to a new home on a planet orbiting Proxima – because the ship’s creator/architect was convinced that the Cold War was about become hot and destroy the Earth.
It’s also the story of that man’s son, in the present, trying to preserve his father’s legacy. It’s also a serious mindbender of a concept – with one helluva twist.
When ABC’s FlashForward returns tomorrow [8/7], it comes with a much quicker pace and some staggering revelations – hence the episode title, Revelation Zero. After a surprisingly brief recap, things almost explode as we learn, in short order, why Lloyd [Jack Davenport] was kidnapped; how Mark [Joseph Fiennes] manages to remember the fuzzy parts of his flashforward, and even who the mysterious figure was who was moving about that baseball stadium after the flashforward happened [which, naturally enough, ties into an even larger mystery…].