First Look Into ABC's 'Defying Gravity'

First Look Into ABC's 'Defying Gravity'

A show that will travel back and forth through time, 'Gravity' chronicles the adventure of eight astronauts and the ground personnel who support them on a mission.

Coming from the producer of "Grey's Anatomy" is the new ABC series "Defying Gravity". The first look into the drama series is shared through the promo which is airing on the network. It mainly tells about how love and lust can transcend into space.

"Defying Gravity" is a sexy, provocative space thriller set in the very near future against the background of our solar system. Eight astronauts from five countries (four women and four men) undertake a mysterious six-year international space mission covering eight billion miles.

Episodes are divided between the present, as the Antares travels towards Venus, and the past, with flashbacks to earlier years when the astronauts were in the grueling selection and training process. The adventure begins on Sunday, August 2 with a two-hour season premiere starting at 9/8c. It will take a regular slot on Sundays at 10/9c the next week.

The series' international ensemble cast is led by Ron Livingston as Antares flight engineer Maddux Donner, Laura Harris as the ship's geologist Zoe Barnes, Malik Yoba as Antares commander Ted Shaw, Christina Cox as biologist Jen Crane, Florentine Lahme as pilot Nadia Schilling and more.




    Aug 23, 2009

    Actors are likable, descent special effects, really good characters so far. The human relationship elements reminds me of basic Star Trek. Only complaint, a BIG one, is the 'back-and-forth' of the various story lines is very confusing. Give the basic background relationships all in a couple of episodes, without the "time-flips." It is very frustrating to watch. It barely worked for "Lost." Give Defying Gravity a fresh start. EXPLAIN the relationships to us the old fashioned way, BEFORE they go into space. Then flash-back on occassion as needed, and make something in those scenes to better show what time-period they are in (prior to outer space)...calendar on the wall, something. E.F.F. in midamerica

    Aug 17, 2009

    Who is leaving these reviews? 13 year olds? Have your voices even changed yet? Are the words "slutty" & "whores" the only ones you know? I'm not wild about the show either, but these childish reviews are a joke. Give us all a break with the teenage nerd reviews & grow up. You obviously couldn't handle a woman unless she was a prude, so I'm thinking you obviously have bigger problems to be worried about than some imaginary characters interest in sex.

    Aug 10, 2009

    Hugely disappointing. It is not sci-fi. Just stupid. Professional women do not take their clothes off to see if co-workers get an erection. You'd get fired for unprofessional conduct. The only thing sci-fi about this show is the writers must be living on some other planet! Absolute garbage!! Bring us some thoughtful futuristic and creative science shows with complex, realistic characters and we'll tune in. I won't waste another minute with this trash.

    Aug 10, 2009

    Slow and unfocused!! The attempts at sex are deplorable. The background music uses plucked violin strings to indicate humor, which is amateurish. The acting is abysmal and the plots non-existent. I'll keep watching for a while, with my hand on the remote. C'mon football season!!

    Aug 07, 2009

    Unlike the other references to "slutty", this certainly isn't a show I would define as such. As long as they keep the "porn" sex scenes to a minimum, I'll keep watching it. However, that said, this show is being produced by ABC? I predict it will be threatened by the end of this season, and likely be placed on the chopping block by sometime in the second season. Much like every other sci-fi that ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox has, the longevity of sci-fi on ALL those channels is sadly short lived. It would be nice if these channels simply stopped trying to waste our time with sci-fi and left sci-fi to the sci-fi channels where they have a better chance at surviving beyond a couple seasons.

    Aug 04, 2009

    I used to love sci-fi. The stories were unconstrained by things previously seen or experienced. Valor was demonstrated in worlds unlike what is know. Now it just seems to be the medium to push chesty women in front of lonely guys. My advice: "Get to the point" Story telling is not your strong suit so try to minimize the damage by doing less of it. Also, humans are constrained to linear experiences so they tend to get bored before/after the 7th flash forward/back. Just imagine if I shuffled the sentences in this box. All the word would be there, but would you really care to try to form them into a cohesive structure? After a while you begin to feel "if the writer didn't care enough to make it a little more straight forward, why should I care to figure it out?"

    Aug 03, 2009

    Technical error - There was a reference made to someone getting killed when instead of opening the plane's canopy, he ejected from a plane while on the ground, and the parachute didn't have time to open. First off, no one could possibly make that mistake. Second, even if they did, the "zero altitude, zero airspeed" ejection seat has been around since the 60's to handle an ejection from the ground. A small explosive charge is used to open the parachute canopy quickly. He would have safely landed near the plane.

    Aug 02, 2009

    A big fat joke! What a bad show! Soap opera in space!

    Nattering Nabob
    Aug 02, 2009

    ABC's been promoting this heavily during the daytime soaps. That tells me all I need to know about its target demographic - and what to expect from it.

    Antares crew
    Jul 21, 2009

    This show is going to blow you away. ABC is downplaying the mystery component in order to lure female viewers, but make no mistake, this is more LOST and X FILES than sluts in space.

    Jul 14, 2009


    Jul 13, 2009

    who doesn't love slutty programs with whores? storyline just get in the way most of the time anyway.

    Defying Gravity
    Jul 12, 2009

    It is just another slutty program with whores and no storyline.

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