The show sets up an alternate version of reality in which, in 1963, President Kennedy and the U.S. government, fearing the Cold War will become hot and lead to the destruction of the Earth, decided to launch a covert space mission. They sent 350 voluntary men, women and children into space on a century-long voyage aboard the USS Ascension, a massive, self-sustaining generation ship. Their mission is to colonize Proxima Centauri assuring the survival of the human race. Nearly 50 years into the journey (i.e. in the present), as they approach the point of no return, the mysterious murder of a young woman — the first homicide since their departure — causes the ship’s crew to question the true nature of their mission…
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Latest/Next UK TV Air Date: No exact date/time - January 2015
UK Channel: Sky1
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Country of Origin: US-Canada
New scifi mini series staring Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer and Cougar Town’s Brian Van Holt set in an alternative timeline, about a group of 350 people who left earth in the 1960’s in an attempt to save the human race from the cold war aboard the USS Ascension.