In preparation for the colonization of planet G889 an advance team of settlers is sent to establish a base and infrastructure for the colonists that will be following. On the planet they find a strange world where the ecosystem is tightly connected and learn they may not be the first humans to set foot on G889.
Debrah Farentino (Devon Adair), Clancy Brown (John Danziger), Sullivan Walker (Yale), Jessica Steen (Dr. Julia Heller), Rebecca Gayheart (Bess), John Gegenhuber (Morgan), Joey Zimmerman (Ulysses), J. Madison Wright (True), Antonio Sabato Jr. (Alonzo).
In the future, much of the human race has left Earth for orbiting space stations. In search of a new home, an advance team of settlers lands on G889 and quickly finds the native inhabitants and the planet are very closely linked. As they try and adapt to this new world, they realize the world is adapting to them as well. Throw in some plot twists with other humans, natives, and the struggle to survive in an alien and somewhat hostile world, and you are left with an entertaining sci-fi series. Though the plot stalls at times, and seems to wander once in a while, the series as a whole moves along pretty well and incorporates good depth and variety.
Acting was pretty good with Farentino displaying good range. Brown was a nice addition adding unique elements. Steen, Gayheart, and Sabato were all solid contributors throughout. Gegenhuber’s character was annoying but his acting seemed pretty good, as did the rest of the cast.
Camera work was reasonably well done though the dream sequences got old after a while. Sets and backgrounds appeared natural with added details but filming obviously took place here on Earth. Physical effects were good, particularly with the Terrians. Dialogue was decent, as was sound and soundtrack.
It is disappointing the Earth 2 series was cancelled since it appears to have had potential. The storyline is varied and entertaining, technical work was reasonably well done as was acting. Sci-fi fans will likely enjoy this one however, those who prefer cutting-edge CGI and effects may be disappointed.
With some violence, mild gore, and creature effects, this should be fine for teens and above.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: TV Shows, TV Action & Adventure, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi
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