Premiered on July 12, 2017 Rating:
When it is discovered that an enormous asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth, MIT grad student Liam Cole and tech billionaire Darius Tanz team up to save humanity from this impending apocalypse — without ever alerting the public. As part of the project, Darius recruits an aspiring sci-fi writer, Jillian, to work on a theoretical approach to saving humanity. While they try to save the world their way, the government has its own approach, with Deputy Secretary of Defense Harris Edwards spearheading the top-secret plan to deflect the asteroid.
When I saw the trailer for Salvation, I was excited. I thought, “Finally, they made Deep Impact into a TV show.” I loved Deep Impact, Armageddon and other movies that tackle one of the most terrifying possibilities (albeit unlikely) that there is. What if we’re just like the dinosaurs, and something is on the way to make us part of Earth’s next mass extinction event? It baffles me that I haven’t actually seen this premise on TV before, and thought it was about time… Unfortunately, Salvation doesn’t rise above the typical summer diversion.