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In the first season of Mad Men, in the episode entitled “The Wheel,” pitchman poet Don Draper reframed a carousel slide projector as a time machine and defined the word “nostalgia” not as “a sentimental longing” or “wistful recollection of the past” but by the Greek meaning, “pain from an old wound.” Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner not only gave us a way of understanding his show and its haunted… Continue reading ‘Ascension’ review: Back to the future again, but with a twist

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“Ascension” has found its captain.
“Cougar Town” actor Brian Van Holt has been cast as Captain William Denninger in the Syfy space thriller.

According to the original casting report from
EW.com, Denninger is “a natural leader, a military man and politician.” The confident man became captain when he heroically saved the Ascension spaceship during a fire earlier in the

Syfy, returning to its long-form programming roots, has ordered six-hour event series Ascension from Smallville scribe and producer Philip Levens.

The space opera, according to Syfy, will focus on a covert space mission launched by the U.S. government in 1963, which sent hundreds of men, women, and children on a century-long voyage aboard a starship called Ascension to populate a new world. Passengers aboard the spaceship begin to question… Continue reading Syfy orders six-hour event series ‘Ascension’