History Series / Continuum

13th May '16 9:00:30 AM MarcoPolo250
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''Continuum'' is a Canadian science fiction series that ran for four seasons from 2012 to 2015. It was created by Simon Barry, who also acts as one of the show's executive producers. It aired on the Showcase channel in Canada, SyFy UK in the UK, and SyFy in the USA.

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''Continuum'' is a Canadian science fiction series that ran for four seasons from 2012 to 2015. It was created by Simon Barry, who also acts as one of the show's executive producers. It aired on the Showcase channel [[Creator/CorusEntertainment Showcase]] in Canada, SyFy UK Canada and [[Creator/SyFy Syfy]] in the UK, UK and SyFy in the USA.
9th Apr '16 8:44:26 PM NOYB
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* LukeYouAreMyFather: Inverted. In Season 4, [[spoiler:Jason]] reveals to [[spoiler:Emily]] that [[spoiler:she is ''not'' his mother]].
27th Feb '16 12:09:42 PM morenohijazo
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* UnexpectedPositive: Subverted. In "So Do Our Minutes Hasten", Alec shows off his new health-monitoring wrist bracelet, the Halo, to the Piron board. He convinces a naysayer of its value by having him try it out, and identifying markers for colon cancer. In private, however, he admits that the "data" it collected was all guesswork and information from the man's company insurance files, and he doesn't have a working prototype yet.
31st Jan '16 5:01:36 PM CountMontoni
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* [[spoiler: {{Utopia}}]]: The ending events of the series change the fictitious version of the late 21st century from a fairly stock CyberPunk-ish {{Dystopia}} to [[spoiler: an equally cookie-cutter socialist utopia that might have been dreamed up by Edward Bellamy or David Harvey]].
31st Jan '16 4:55:01 PM CountMontoni
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* AuthorTract: The series is already pretty {{Anvilicious}} with its RippedFromTheHeadline plots, but the [[spoiler: Zero-growth economy utopia in the form of the CrystalSpiresAndTogas Vancouver at the end]] takes the series' AuthorTract elements UpToEleven, recalling Edward Bellamy's ''Literature/LookingBackward''.

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* AuthorTract: The series is already pretty {{Anvilicious}} with its RippedFromTheHeadline RippedFromTheHeadlines plots, but the [[spoiler: Zero-growth economy utopia in the form of the CrystalSpiresAndTogas Vancouver at the end]] takes the series' AuthorTract elements UpToEleven, recalling Edward Bellamy's ''Literature/LookingBackward''.
31st Jan '16 4:54:03 PM CountMontoni
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* AuthorTract: The series is already pretty {{Anvilicious}} with its RippedFromTheHeadline plots, but the [[spoiler: Zero-growth economy utopia in the form of the CrystalSpiresAndTogas Vancouver at the end]] takes the series' AuthorTract elements UpToEleven, recalling Edward Bellamy's ''Literature/LookingBackward''.
31st Jan '16 4:51:21 PM CountMontoni
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: There are plenty of them in 2012 and things will only get worse in the future. Apparently in 2077 the people in charge do not see it as much of a problem that a corporation is withholding food shipments, causing food riots, and not even trying to hide it. [[spoiler:And by 2035, ''[=SadTech=]'' owns an entire factory (if not the entire gulag-style system of complexes) devoted just to using [[MindControlDevice zombified debt slaves]] to turn out more chips to control even more people.]]

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: There are plenty of them in 2012 and things will only get worse in the future. Apparently in 2077 the people in charge do not see it as much of a problem that a corporation is withholding food shipments, causing food riots, and not even trying to hide it. [[spoiler:And by 2035, ''[=SadTech=]'' owns an entire factory (if not the entire gulag-style system of complexes) devoted just to using [[MindControlDevice zombified debt slaves]] to turn out more chips to control even more people.]]]] In 2012, [[spoiler: Kellog]] goes for this trope.


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* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: The David Harvey-esque [[spoiler: utopia at the end]].
30th Jan '16 12:49:36 AM Will
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** A more cynical viewer might read elements of this trope into the older characters' description of the {{Utopia}} at the end of the series, which they founded, but the {{Utopia}} appears to be more or less played straight, in spite of begging a number of questions about how society has been reorganized, and whether competition and ambition have been suppressed in the name of an egalitarian utopia a la ''{{Rollerball}}'' or ''LogansRun''.

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** A more cynical viewer might read elements of this trope into the older characters' description of the {{Utopia}} at the end of the series, which they founded, but the {{Utopia}} appears to be more or less played straight, in spite of begging raising a number of questions about how society has been reorganized, and whether competition and ambition have been suppressed in the name of an egalitarian utopia a la ''{{Rollerball}}'' or ''LogansRun''.
29th Jan '16 9:51:35 PM CountMontoni
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** A more cynical viewer might read elements of this trope into the older characters' description of the {{Utopia}} at the end of the series, which they founded, but the {{Utopia}} appears to be more or less played straight, in spite of begging a number of questions about how society has been reorganized, and whether competition and ambition have been suppressed in the name of an egalitarian utopia a la ''{{Rollerball}'' or ''LogansRun''.

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** A more cynical viewer might read elements of this trope into the older characters' description of the {{Utopia}} at the end of the series, which they founded, but the {{Utopia}} appears to be more or less played straight, in spite of begging a number of questions about how society has been reorganized, and whether competition and ambition have been suppressed in the name of an egalitarian utopia a la ''{{Rollerball}'' ''{{Rollerball}}'' or ''LogansRun''.
29th Jan '16 9:50:33 PM CountMontoni
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** A more cynical viewer might read elements of this trope into the older characters' description of the {{Utopia}} at the end of the series, which they founded, but the {{Utopia}} appears to be more or less played straight, in spite of begging a number of questions about how society has been reorganized, and whether competition and ambition have been suppressed in the name of an egalitarian utopia a la ''{{Rollerball}'' or ''LogansRun''.



** A more cynical viewer might read this into the older characters' description of the {{Utopia}} at the end of the series, since they founded the new world, but it appears to be just about played straight.
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