Spoiler Guy: Defying Gravity Episode Summaries

117034_D_0250_preIf you’re a fan of sci-fi and haven’t yet heard of the new summer filler, Defying Gravity, premiering on ABC on August 2, catch up fast. The series is well put together and fantastic! More on that later. For now, I have a few episode summaries for the two-hour premiere, as well as the third episode that will air on 8/9. The series starts on ABC on Sunday, August 2, from 9pm to 11pm (Eastern standard time) and then will fall into a normal Sunday timeslot at 10pm/9 central.

PREMIERE

THE SPACE PROGRAM SETS ITS SIGHTS ON A NEW FRONTIER WHEN EIGHT ASTRONAUTS SET THEIR COURSE FOR A SIX-YEAR DISCOVERY MISSION INTO SPACE, ON ABC’S “DEFYING GRAVITY”

The Antares crew launches into space, on “Defying Gravity,” SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. In the first hour, “Pilot” (9:00-10:00 p.m.), a team of eight astronauts, embarking on a six-year journey to explore Venus and other planets in the solar system, find their lives and destinies intertwined and carefully directed, not only by Mission Control officials on Earth, but also by an unseen force which is much closer and far more powerful.

“Pilot” was directed by David Straiton and written by James Parriott.

In the second hour, “Natural Selection” (10:00-11:00 p.m.), some rocky and intriguing developments confront the crew as they learn to adjust to life on board the Antares, as they find that some past choices, combined with an unknown element in the ship’s mysterious Storage Pod 4, lead to a complex web of dreams, desires and illusions that result in a life-threatening crisis.

“Natural Selection” was directed by Peter Howitt and written by James Parriott.

“Defying Gravity” stars Ron Livingston as Maddux Donner, Laura Harris as Zoe Barnes, Malik Yoba as Ted Shaw, Christina Cox as Jen Crane, Florentine Lahme as Nadia Schilling, Paula Garces as Paula Morales, Eyal Podell as Evram Mintz, Dylan Taylor as Steve Wassenfelder, Andrew Airlie as Mike Goss, Karen LeBlanc as Eve Shaw, Zahf Paroo as Ajay Sharma and Maxim Roy as Claire Dereux.

The series third episode, entitled Threshold, airs on Sunday, August 9 at 10/ 9 central.

THE ANTARES CREW REALIZE THE GALAXY ISN’T THE ONLY THING
THEY’LL BE NAVIGATING, ON ABC’S “DEFYING GRAVITY”

“Threshold” – The crew is turning up the heat, on ABC’s “Defying Gravity,” SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET). Taboos are broken and lines are crossed as personal and professional relationships aboard the Antares and on Earth continue to intensify, while the unseen power behind the mission begins to create both cellular and psychological transformations among the astronauts.

“Threshold” was directed by Peter Howitt and written by Sheri Elwood.
“Defying Gravity” stars Ron Livingston as Maddux Donner, Laura Harris as Zoe Barnes, Malik Yoba as Ted Shaw, Christina Cox as Jen Crane, Florentine Lahme as Nadia Schilling, Paula Garces as Paula Morales, Eyal Podell as Evram Mintz, Dylan Taylor as Steve Wassenfelder, Andrew Airlie as Mike Goss, Karen LeBlanc as Eve Shaw, Zahf Paroo as Ajay Sharma and Maxim Roy as Claire Dereux.

The series’ executive producers are James Parriott, Michael Edelstein, Brian Hamilton and Michael Chechik. “Defying Gravity” is a co-venture between Fox Television Studios and Omni Film Productions and is produced in association with Canada’s CTV and Germany’s ProSieben.


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