Sunday, June 2, 2013

Exploding Sun on Space

L to R: Anthony Lemke as Craig and David James Elliott as Don on EXPLODING SUN

I'm always up for a good disaster movie, and it looks like Space is going to hook us up with the Exploding Sun, which will be airing as a 2 parts movie even on Monday June 10, 2013 and Monday June 17, 2013 at 9 pm ET.

Here is a description of Exploding Sun:

"With only two days to save Earth from destruction, Dr. Craig Bakus (Lemke), the astrophysicist who oversaw the launch, and Commander Don Wincroft (Elliott), a decorated NASA astronaut and former fighter pilot, are forced to put aside their differences. Former best friends, Don is now married to Craig’s ex-wife and their old rivalries are brought to the forefront when the mission derails and Don is put in charge. At odds, out of options, and with the fate of mankind hanging in the balance, Craig and Don struggle to put their past behind them.

Meanwhile, the families of the civilians on the ship are forced to watch and hope. The civilian cargo includes Simone Mathany (Jane Wheeler, Journey to the Center of the Earth), the wife of the U.S. President; Peter Roebling (Bruce Dinsmore, ARTHUR), the creator of the civilian space program; Denise Balaban (Mylène Dinh-Robic, THE LISTENER), a systems analyst; Jose Hernandez (Luis Oliva, PROVIDENCE), who won a spot on the ship in a lottery; and Alan Elias (John Maclaren, BEING HUMAN), a world-renowned humanitarian, who left his wife Joan (Ormond) at their refugee relief camp in Afghanistan. For Joan, things become even more difficult when the camp’s communications are knocked out from the solar storm. Navigating an aggressive environment and an amoral warlord, Joan does what she must to save as many people as possible during the crisis."

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