Absolutely NO spoilers after here.
I was there when The Sci-Fi Channel rebranded to “SyFy.”
I was there when the new “SyFy” added shit like wrestling to its programming.
Something has changed over there.
And I hope this signals that change.
Because there’s only one way to describe the conclusion of this mini-series: Fucking magnificent.
I’m frustrated because I haven’t read Clarke’s book. So I don’t know what they changed, added, or subtracted.
But I have to think he would have liked this adaptation in the end. Immensely.
I hesitate to use the word because it’s been hijacked by so many snake-oil salesman, but this was transcendent.
This was very, very rare television.
And is not to be missed.
Well done, SyFy. Take a bow. Standing ovation.
And Nick Hurran? Incredible framing. Flawless direction.
And Matthew Graham? Beautiful final script.
Thank you all.