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If you think about it too much, Continuum probably turns to sand, but this Season 1 set is still pretty fun...
Universal / 440 Minutes / 2012 / Unrated / Street Date: March 26, 2013
Thunderclap. Smoke. Eerie music. It’s fifty-odd years in the future and government as we know it has collapsed. A terrorist group named Liber8 is a particular thorn in the side of whatever society is left – it’s up to heavily-trained assassin-warriors like Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) to salvage as much information retrieval and – can it be possible? – peace she can.
But a bunch of Liber8 thugs end up flicking the trigger of a time machine while Kiera is on watch, and before Continuum: Season One knows it, she’s transported to the past – to 2012, if you can believe it. So the setup and overall scope of the show involves a time-travel narrative that is completely transfixing… as long as you don’t stare too hard at it.
Like so many sci-fi voyages through time, Continuum spends a lot of time establishing and reinforcing the specifics of its temporal reality, but no matter how much it tries, for nerds dorky enough to expend the time and effort it takes to fully monitor such endeavors, hiccups and potholes become firmly established in the show after little time at all. But even if the backbone of Continuum: Season 1 is unconvincing, it’s easy to fall victim to this futuristic (past-istic?) set of stories.