Ascension: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb?

When SyFy’s Ascension debuted on Monday, I was excited.  I’m a huge fan of The Twilight Zone and Ascension had a definite Rod Serling vibe to it, what with the mysterious space ship designed to save humanity, a 100-year mission, and a crew trapped in the Kennedy-era with no idea what has happened on Earth since 1963.

Episode 1 was great.  The twist was superb.  The drama increased in Episode 2.

But Episode 3 sputtered.  Last night felt like a letdown, in some ways.  Yes, they set things up in a way that screams “sequel,” but there was way too much going on to really feel like we reached a conclusion.  In fact, I’m not sure we concluded anything.  The show simply ended.

Had there been one more night, things might be different.  Episode 3 felt rushed.  It was moving in an interesting direction, but at that point so many storylines hatched that there was too much to fit into two hours.

If SyFy has plans for Ascension, I will tune in.  I want for there to be more. There has to be more.  Ascension started out too strong for the story to end here.

What did you think?  Am I alone in my thinking?

(A full review, laden with spoilers, will follow soon)

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