ELEVENTH HOUR (re-issue) – When science threatens humanity, one man is there to save it. Starring Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty, Extras) and created by acclaimed sci-fi writer Stephen Gallagher (Doctor Who), Eleventh Hour offers four provocative, action-packed investigative thrillers set in the ever evolving world of contemporary science. With mysteries involving experimental human cloning, ruthless polluters and resurgent viruses, Eleventh Hour is a treat for lovers of the sci-fi, mystery and crime genres. (DVD 2-disc, 4 episodes, $29.99). Available on Acorn TV.
What could be better than an exciting sci-fi series packed with action? A sci-fi series packed with action that stars Patrick Stewart, of course! I just love Patrick Stewart in this role where he got to dabble in the science behind science fiction. Stewart plays Ian Hood, a professor who helps the British government . This season includes four fantastic episodes.
Resurrection - A mass grave is discovered filled with deformed fetuses. Ian suspects it might be the site of a failed cloning experiment. They believe a surrogate's mother life may be on the line and set out to save her.
Containment - Old bodies are being exhumed when one of the workers comes down with a disease that seems like smallpox. The virus is mutating and must be contained before it leads to a pandemic.
Kryptos - One of Ian's old classmates believes the government is trying to sabotage his work on global warming.
Miracle - A child is miraculously healed and his father believes he was healed from a magical spring. Ian goes to investigate, but the water seems to make most people worse instead of better.
This was such a fantastic series. Of course, Patrick Stewart was brilliant, but the rest of the cast was wonderful as well. The story-lines keep you on the edge of your seat and make you wonder. I certainly hope to see this series continued for another season.