Defying Gravity

8:00pm – Saturday, June 12 on /A

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic

Profoundly disturbed by his experience in Pod 4, Ted (Malik Yoba) is ordered to return there by his wife, Eve (Karen LeBlanc), an event which tests their marriage. And despite Rollie’s (Ty Olsson) awareness of a previous romantic relationship between Ted and his wife Jen (Christina Cox), he makes a risky decision in asking her to give Ted the support he needs. Zoe (Laura Harris) and Donner (Ron Livingston) also find themselves trying to deny their deepening attraction. Back at the Control Centre, flight Surgeon Claire (Maxim Roy) is shocked to discover that all of the astronauts appear to have a set of identical gene variations, something that is virtually impossible. And, in a sexy and amusing flashback to their training days, the astronauts stage a contest involving their libido inhibitors (HALOs) in which the guys, wearing their HALOs for 24 hours, attempt to “beat” the devices.

8:00pm – Saturday, June 5 on /A

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic

Some rocky and intriguing developments confront the crew as they learn to adjust to life on board the Antares, now well on its way to Venus. In spite of the libido-suppressing HALOS supposedly worn by everyone on board, pilot Nadia Schilling (Florentine Lahme) continues her seductive designs on Donner. Zoe (Laura Harris) still hears strange cries, seemingly coming from Storage Pod 4 – which is off limits to most of the crew. Scientist Eve Shaw (Karen LeBlanc) briefs her husband, spaceship commander Ted (Malik Yoba), about the true nature of the mission. Ted enters Pod 4 and is confronted by a frightening maelstrom.

Defying Gravity had a fairly strong start when aired by CTV here in Canada, although now some viewers like myself are failing to tune in just because it’s gotten slightly too strange. I haven’t watched the show for a couple of weeks now, and because it seems many Americans have been having the same reservations about the show, ABC has pulled the show from airing. ABC began airing Defying Gravity later than it did in Canada, which meant there was no way they’d be able to show the complete 13 episode first season; however, now that their regular fall primetime programming has made a come back, episodes aren’t appearing at all. According to ABC, the show has not been cancelled, but as it has had the lowest ratings on all 4 networks that it aired, naturally, they’re not working too hard to make space in their programming to continue putting out the show.

Are you a Canadian who is continuing to watch Defying Gravity? If so what do you think? But if you’re an American viewer affected by ABC’s decision, tell us why you miss watching the shoW

10:00pm – Friday, September 18 on CTV

Entranced by a haunting song, the Antares crew is inexorably drawn to storage Pod 4 where the otherworldly Beta object revolves in an astonishing fractal dance. In Mission Control, Ajay (Zahf Paroo) and Arnel (William Vaughan) also see the strange object for the first time as Goss (Andrew Airlie) announces that they are now all sworn to secrecy about the real nature of the space mission.

10:00pm – Friday, September 18 on CTV

Entranced by a haunting song, the Antares crew is inexorably drawn to storage Pod 4 where the otherworldly Beta object revolves in an astonishing fractal dance. In Mission Control, Ajay (Zahf Paroo) and Arnel (William Vaughan) also see the strange object for the first time as Goss (Andrew Airlie) announces that they are now all sworn to secrecy about the real nature of the space mission.

10:00pm – Friday, September 11 on CTV

An impending solar flare threatens the crew of the Antares with dangerous radiation while the strange force in Pod 4 finally sends out a siren call that proves utterly irresistible.

Despite the fact that Lost ended up with quite a following during its run – I was one of those viewers that never really made it past the first season. Some of the mystery was great, but once it turned from being somewhat fathomable to being completely unrealistic, I lost interest because the element of intrigue was gone. I’ve been watching Defying Gravity since its premiere, and with the introduction last night of an element that’s surely going to be bridging on science fiction.

So far during the season, they’ve been alluding to something else going on that may or may not have a relation to what happened during a previous journey to Mars. There’s no doubting that some of the characters are aware of what’s at play while others are not. Since the start of the show, some of the characters have been experiencing hallucinations relating to their most emotional or terrifying memories, and although it was initially explained last night that a “halo” was causing the astronauts to have reactions like they were on acid, the end of the show finally indicated something else.

Once two of the characters realized that they’d both been experiencing the most bizarre and terrifying dream (Zoe and Donner), they caught on that something else in the universe was the cause of these strange hallucinations. Up until that point, I was an avid viewer, but now if they keep it up, they might just lose me..I know it’s a show based in the future, but there’s still got to be a limit.

How are you feeling about this show?

10:00pm – Friday, August 28 on CTV

Drawing closer to the orbit of Venus, some members of the Antares crew struggle with guilt and experience vivid repercussions of past actions. Meanwhile, a serious accident causes the life of a teammate to hang in the balance, uniting everyone in the desperate endeavor to save her.

10:00pm – Sunday, August 23 on CTV

It is a humbling moment for the crew of the spaceship as each of them deals with a personal point of no return. Meanwhile, the Antares crosses a critical boundary when going back to Earth is no longer an option and the home planet becomes just another twinkling light in a vast canopy of stars.

10:00pm – Sunday, August 16 on CTV

The crew of the Antares face their first major crisis when the ship inexplicably begins to shut down all of its operating systems, causing the sudden failure of power, heat and gravity controls, and plunging everyone aboard into chaos during the desperate search for a solution.