The thrills promised by this post-Apocalyptic science-fiction adventure's sinister ambience never materialize. In deep space, the gallant crew of Captain Sam Talbot's (Joe Lara) colony ship, the USS Legacy, shepherds a cargo of "sleepers," cryogenically frozen survivors of a wasted Earth. Their mission "The Genesis Progression" is to travel the cosmos until they find a habitable planet where a brave new world can be established. Unfortunately, General Montgomery Swann (Douglas H. Arthurs), a demented convict, has other plans. After his associate, Diana Briggs (Maureen LaVette), springs him and his gang from a galactic prison, Swann hijacks the Legacy and schemes to snatch the genesis progression for his own purposes. Once Swann deposes Captain Talbot, he must wait for a rare solar flare that can power the satellites that will charge up a livable environment. Probably needless to say. Swann doesn't intend to share his new paradise with many of the Legacy's slumbering passengers aboard the Legacy. But to harness the solar flare's power, Swann must awaken sleeper Dr. Miranda Blake, a physicist with the skill to aim the ray at the ozone layer. Unfortunately for Swann, curvaceous petty criminal Cheyenne (Elise Muller) surreptitiously took the deceased Dr. Blake's place in her pod. The awakened Cheyenne pretends to be Blake but works with Captain Talbot to derail Swann's plans, altruistically seducing both Diana and Swann to further the plan. She manages to Diana and Swann against each other, but Swann proves difficult to stop. The film's bad guys are too broadly drawn to be interesting and the good guys are too bland to elicit sympathy.
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- Released: 2002
- Rating: R
- Review: The thrills promised by this post-Apocalyptic science-fiction adventure's sinister ambience never materialize. In deep space, the gallant crew of Captain Sam Talbot's (Joe Lara) colony ship, the USS Legacy, shepherds a cargo of "sleepers," cryogenically fr… (more)