While I’m a fan of the wackier side of sci-fi shows airing on the SyFy network (Eureka, Warehouse 13), the more dramatic actioner Continuum came as a welcome surprise. Focusing on a futuristic cop – Protector Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) – who finds herself thrown back in time 65 years to our present day, Continuum explores what happens to the future when events are changed in the past. The series, created by Simon Barry, could easily have fallen victim to anachronistic gags and time-travel tropes. Instead, smart writing, fast-paced action and an increasingly complicated plot make Continuum a show worthy of binge watching in a weekend.
Hit the jump for my review of season one of Continuum on Blu-ray.
The sci-fi drama Continuum tells the story of Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), a cop from the future who finds herself trapped in the present day. When a group of fanatical terrorists escapes their planned execution in 2077 by traveling back in time to 2012, Kiera inadvertently goes along for the ride. Thanks to the assistance of tech genius Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen), Kiera infiltrates the local police department and forms an alliance with her new partner, Detective Carlos Fonnegra (Victor Webster), in the hopes that she will find a way back to her husband and son before the terrorists change the course of history.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress Rachel Nichols talked about how she came to be a part of Continuum, maintaining the lead role on a show while juggling movies, when she realized how successful the show was, the difference in the humanity of 2077 and the humanity of 2012, making sure that things don’t come too easy for Kiera, the relationship her character has with both Alec and Carlos, having to wear that suit, doing as much of her own stunts as possible, and where the story is headed next. Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.