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Supernova (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 5 September 2005
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A scientific possibility becomes a terrifying reality when the most powerful force in the universe threatens to hurtle home.

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John Harrison
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Perry ... Dr. Chris Richardson
Tia Carrere ... Lisa Delgado
Peter Fonda ... Dr. Austin Shepard
Clemency Burton-Hill ... Ginny McKillip
Emma Samms ... Laurie Stephenson
Jessica Brooks ... Brooke Richardson
Eliza Bennett ... Haley Richardson
Marcus Jean Pirae ... Dr. Marshall Peters
Philip Lenkowsky ... Grant Cole
Ronald Pickup ... Dr. Malcolm Handey
Lance Henriksen ... Colonel Harlan Williams
Didier Moestus Didier Moestus ... Agent Bott
Patrick John Walton ... Agent Means (as Patrick Walton)
Gregory Carew Gregory Carew ... Bone (as Greg Carew)
Nkuli Kgositsile Nkuli Kgositsile ... Linda Darlington
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Storyline

A scientific possibility becomes a terrifying reality when the most powerful force in the universe threatens to hurtle home. An astrophysicist Christopher Richardson who discovers that the sun is about to explode, and take the Earth with it, unless he can find a way to prevent it. Tia Carrere, Peter Fonda, Emma Samms, and Lance Henriksen round out the game cast. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The day the world catches fire.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Hallmark Channel

Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Supernova - Wenn die Sonne explodiert See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

Not only do the "scientists" repeatedly misread the formulas, but the most famous one makes a 22-orders-of-magnitude error in a calculation. Who ever heard of a scientist who wouldn't notice that and fix it immediately? That's like expecting an answer in the angstroms range and getting an answer in the light-years range! See more »

Quotes

Dr. Austin Shepard: You make a good drink.
waitress: You make a good drunk.
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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bad science, bad research, and bad acting
11 November 2005 | by rickbarrySee all my reviews

Oh where to begin? Leaving the incredibly bad science out of it (and believe me, as a former astronomer I gotta say the science was so bad!), the people who made this movie did obviously NO research on what Australia is supposed to look like.

Not only did just about everyone have an American accent (and most of those who affected an Aussie accent need to fire their dialect coach), but just about every detail was way, way off. I could handle some of the small stuff (i.e. phone numbers here have 8 digits, not 7), but they got some pretty major stuff wrong too.

Whlle the cars were at least driving on the left, they all had the wrong kind (possibly European) of licence plates. Aussie plates don't look anything like what they had. Imagine a movie set in New York where all the cars had bright pink tags.

But the BIGGEST blunder that anyone who had ever set foot on this continent would recognise: Australia doesn't have the death penalty. Like in most civilised nations, it was abolished years ago. This was a major plot point in the movie, and if they had bothered to do a lick of research, they would have known they needed a major rewrite.

Sloppy


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