If you’ve been watching BBC America’s Canadian production of Orphan Black, then you know you’re been watching the most exciting science fiction series on TV this year. But close on its heels was this year’s U.S. premiere of Continuum, also filmed in Canada and re-broadcast on the Syfy Channel in the States. If you didn’t already run out and watch Season 2 of Continuum on video, or if you missed Season 1 altogether, you can catch a marathon of Season 1 this Friday, June 7, 2013, on Syfy, leading to the premiere of Season 2 at 9 p.m. Central Time. We reviewed Continuum earlier this year here at borg.com.
Continuum stars the awesome Rachel Nichols (Alias, Criminal Minds, G.I. Joe) as Kiera, Victor Webster (Castle, Melrose Place) as her partner, detective Carlos Fonnegra, and Erik Knudsen (Jericho, Scream 4) as Alec Sadler, the IT wizard who could be Kiera’s key to saving the future, and whose future self may be more involved than we could have guessed in the time travel mishap that propelled Kiera from the year 2077 back to 2012.
Last season we met Liber8, the terrorist organization whose members returned to 2012 with Kiera. We also saw a glimpse of Kiera’s husband’s boss in the future, a much older Alec Sadler, president of SadCorp, played by none other than the original Smoking Man from The X-Files, William B. Davis. Kiera finds a missing piece of time-jump technology in police headquarters–originally found in the rubble where the transfer occurred. We witnessed future crime-fighting tech that allows Kiera to record memories and force criminals to speak the truth, as well as the many powers her supersuit and weaponry hold, and how she herself can see in ways beyond any technology we have today. And we learned about the fanatics that the young Sadler is forced to live with, and how the death of his stepfather puts into motion a conflict for upcoming episodes.
One of the best characters was Liber8 cast-out Matthew Kellog, played by Stephen Lobo (Fringe, Smallville, The Dead Zone series), who forges a strange relationship with Kiera and looks to be a key figure in Season 2.
Here is a great preview of Season 2, revealed at a panel at the Fan Expo Vancouver:
This is a series you don’t want to miss!