First up, we have ‘Dominion,’ which is adapted from the ‘Legion’ feature film. It's in a post-apocalyptic world after an army of lower angels assembled by the archangel Gabriel wages a war of possession against humankind. It premieres Thursday, June 19 at 9/8c and stars Chris Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee, Alan Dale, Anthony Stewart Head and Luke Allen-Gale.
Considered a space opera, ‘Ascension’ tells the tale of President Kennedy and the U.S. government sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long journey aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Why? To assure the survival of the human race. Tricia Helfer stars in the six-episode project created and written by ‘Smallville’s Philip Levens. It premieres in November.
Agree with below comment.
Dominion looks like it had some money spent on it, to little avail as it didn't spark the slightest bit of interest.
Whereas Ascension looks like all its effects will be done on a shoe-string budget, but will require large doses of belief suspension.
Message Posted On May 17th, 2014, 7:23 pm
Ascension sounds promising, if a little far-fetched. We still don't have the technology to build a generation-class interstellar star ship, let alone back in the sixties before we had even been to the moon. Suspension of disbelief would probably come easier for viewers if they'd just situated the show in the future, a completely fictional reality (in a universe far, far away...) or a vastly different alternate timeline.
Seeing as Legion was a crappy movie, I don't hold much hope for Dominion. I also wonder who they think their demographic would be. Religious people might see it as blasphemy, or at least a mockery of their faith. And atheists usually don't like fiction that represents religious beliefs as being true. That leaves only the agnostics with an interest in fantasy fiction... Also, Supernatural has been doing the angel thing to death over the past several years.