Rob Owen: 'Ascension' goes off course; 'Secret Santa' lags

December 12, 2014 12:48 PM

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There are several intriguing concepts built into Syfy's "Ascension" (9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday), but the execution is not quite up to snuff in the first episode and infuriating by the conclusion.

In the 1960s, America launched a top secret one-way space mission made up of hundreds of men and women for a 100-year journey to colonize a new planet. The notion that the technology existed to build the gigantic spaceship U.S.S. Ascension in the '60s requires a fair suspension of disbelief, but vie...

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