Announces "Impact" to Air June 21 & June 28 6/2/09
EARTH AND MOON ARE ON A COLLISION COURSE IN THE THRILLING LIMITED
SERIES "IMPACT," STARRING DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT AND NATASHA
HENSTRIDGE, JUNE 21 & 28 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK
Steven Culp ("Desperate Housewives"), James Cromwell
("W," "Babe") Also Star
The most spectacular meteor shower in 10,000 years results in a direct
hit to the moon, leaving it on a collision course with the Earth. A small
group of international astronauts, scientists and soldiers band together
in a race against time to save humanity, in the thrilling limited ABC
series "Impact," airing SUNDAY, JUNE 21 and SUNDAY, JUNE 28
(9:00-11:00 p.m., ET both nights), on the ABC Television Network.
David James Elliott ("Close to Home," "Jag")
Natasha Henstridge ("Eli Stone," "Species"), Steven
Housewives," "ER") and Oscar and Emmy-nominated James
Cromwell ("W," "L.A. Confidential," "Babe")
are among the stars of the international cast.
The world watches as a large meteor shower streaks across the skies.
Hidden in the meteor field is a brown dwarf , a dead star. It smashes into
the moon in a tremendous explosion of rock and debris. Fragments of the
moon itself penetrate Earth's atmosphere and make impact. Even though
initial damage is minimal, nerves are frayed throughout the planet.
Experts quickly conclude there will be no lasting ramifications. Then
strange anomalies begin to manifest themselves on Earth. It starts small -
cell phone disruptions, unusual static charges and odd tidal behavior. The
world's leading scientists, including Alex Kittner (David James Elliott),
Maddie Rhodes (Natasha Henstridge) and Roland Emerson (Benjamin Sandler),
begin piecing together evidence that suggests that the moon and its orbit
may have been permanently altered. Their fears are realized when the
anomalies increase to the point where the effect of gravity is being
manipulated by increased electromagnetic surges coming from the moon.
People, cars and other objects are rendered momentarily weightless in
random, isolated areas around the globe. Alex, Maddie, Roland and the rest
of their team soon discover something far worse - the moon's new orbit has
put it on a collision course with Earth!
The world now has 39 days to stop the moon or Earth, or all of mankind
will perish. After a failed attempt by the United States to destroy the
moon, the scientific team works together to mount an international mission
to the moon. Alex, whose children and father-in-law (James Cromwell) have
gone missing, is torn as he must join Roland on the mission to the moon.
It's a race against time as the two celestial bodies are drawn closer and
closer to impact.
The Cast: David James Elliott as Alex Kittner, Natasha Henstridge as
Dr. Maddie Rhodes, Benjamin Sadler as Roland Emerson, Florentine Lahme as
Martina Altmann, James Cromwell as Lloyd, Steven Culp as President Edward
Taylor, Owen Best as Jake Kittner, Natasha Calis as Sadie Kittner, Yee Jee
Tso as Jered O'Banno, Colin Cunningham as David Rhodes, Michael Kopsa as
General Vaughn, Samantha Ferris as Renee Ferguson, Ron Lea as Tom Ranfield,
Ben Ayres as Bob Pierce, Gerard Plunkett as Terence Young, Ty Olsson as
Derek, Alex Zahara as Franz Henke, Kendall Cross as Courtney Batterton,
Gideon Karmel as Sergei Pitinkov, Matthew Walker as Ian Wilson, Andre
Hennicke as the pastor, Marina Dodlek as the waitress, Russell Roberts as
Hal Boon, Terence Kelly as Hugh, Agam Darshi as Ella Barklow and Stephen
Dimopoulos as Denny.
"Impact" was written by Michael Vickerman ("Superfire")
and directed by Michael J. Rohl ("Smallville,"
"Impact" is from Tandem Communications / Jaffe/Braunstein
Entertainment and Muse Entertainment Enterprises present an Impact Films
Production. Executive producers are Jonas Bauer, Rola Bauer, Howard
Braunstein, Greg Gugliotta, Tim Halkin and Michael Prupas. Co-executive
producer is Irene Litinsky. Ted Bauman is producer and Jesse Prupas is
"Impact" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's
selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program
carries a TV-PG,L,V parental guideline.