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''[[https://extinct.tv Extinct]]'' is a post-apocalyptic science-fiction television series written by Creator/OrsonScottCard and Aaron Johnston, who previously collaborated on ''Literature/FormicWars'', the prequel trilogy to ''Literature/EndersGame''. It is Creator/BYUtv's second scripted series (after ''Series/GraniteFlats''). It was picked up for 10 episodes, eight of which were released on 1 October 2017. The last two episodes were released on 19 November 2017. The series is available for free on [[https://www.byutv.org/Show/e5f3bb84-3e34-4b51-8d71-e4d538fd93b2 BYUtv's web site]]. On 5 January 2018, [=BYUtv=] announced that they would not renew the series.

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''[[https://extinct.tv Extinct]]'' ''Extinct'' is a post-apocalyptic science-fiction television series written by Creator/OrsonScottCard and Aaron Johnston, who previously collaborated on ''Literature/FormicWars'', the prequel trilogy to ''Literature/EndersGame''. It is Creator/BYUtv's second scripted series (after ''Series/GraniteFlats''). It was picked up for 10 episodes, eight of which were released on 1 October 2017. The last two episodes were released on 19 November 2017. On 5 January 2018, [=BYUtv=] announced that they would not renew the series. The series is was available for free on [[https://www.byutv.org/Show/e5f3bb84-3e34-4b51-8d71-e4d538fd93b2 BYUtv's web site]]. On 5 January 2018, [=BYUtv=] announced that they would not renew site]], but as Creator/BYUtv no longer has the series.
rights to the show, the episodes have been removed.


* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: It is implied that Abram's willingness to cooperate is why he is able to use the Obelisk while the others can't.
** When Abram learns of the origin of the virus in "Death Did Us Part", his rage causes him to lose his ability to use the Obelisk.

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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: It is implied that Abram's willingness to cooperate is why he is able to use the Obelisk while the others can't.
** When Abram learns
can't. This is further shown in Abram's temporary loss of his ability to use the Obelisk when he becomes extremely angry upon learning of the origin of the virus in "Death Did Us Part", his rage causes him to lose his ability to use the Obelisk.Part".


''[[https://extinct.tv Extinct]]'' is a post-apocalyptic science-fiction television series written by Creator/OrsonScottCard and Aaron Johnston, who previously collaborated on ''Literature/FormicWars'', the prequel trilogy to ''Literature/EndersGame''. It is [=BYUtv=]'s second scripted series (after ''Series/GraniteFlats''). It was picked up for 10 episodes, eight of which were released on 1 October 2017. The last two episodes were released on 19 November 2017. The series is available for free on [[https://www.byutv.org/Show/e5f3bb84-3e34-4b51-8d71-e4d538fd93b2 BYUtv's web site]]. On 5 January 2018, [=BYUtv=] announced that they would not renew the series.

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''[[https://extinct.tv Extinct]]'' is a post-apocalyptic science-fiction television series written by Creator/OrsonScottCard and Aaron Johnston, who previously collaborated on ''Literature/FormicWars'', the prequel trilogy to ''Literature/EndersGame''. It is [=BYUtv=]'s Creator/BYUtv's second scripted series (after ''Series/GraniteFlats''). It was picked up for 10 episodes, eight of which were released on 1 October 2017. The last two episodes were released on 19 November 2017. The series is available for free on [[https://www.byutv.org/Show/e5f3bb84-3e34-4b51-8d71-e4d538fd93b2 BYUtv's web site]]. On 5 January 2018, [=BYUtv=] announced that they would not renew the series.


* DescriptivelyNamedSpecies: The Skin Riders. Infected individuals sometimes call the pararsite their "companion," which can cause some confusion about who exactly is talking.

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* DescriptivelyNamedSpecies: The Skin Riders. Infected individuals sometimes call the pararsite parasite their "companion," which can cause some confusion about who exactly is talking.



** Feena: Short for Seraphina, "firey one." This a reference to seraphim, angelic beings mentioned in the book of Isaiah.

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** Feena: Short for Seraphina, "firey one." This is a reference to seraphim, angelic beings mentioned in the book of Isaiah.


* DataPad: Ezra, Lynn, and Duncan are shown using transparent ones in a flashback when trying to decide on a name for Kylie.

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* DataPad: Ezra, Lynn, and Duncan are shown using Seen a couple of times in flashbacks. They seem pretty similar to today's tablets, except that they have transparent ones in a flashback when trying to decide on a name for Kylie.screens.


* AfterTheEnd / AlienInvasion: Humanity was wiped out by the Karik invasion 400 years ago. [[spoiler: "Death Did Us Part" reveals that the Karik are actually a peaceful race, but they are also infected by the Skin Riders, the true architects of the invasion.]]

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* AfterTheEnd / AlienInvasion: AfterTheEnd: Humanity was wiped out by the Karik invasion 400 years ago. [[spoiler: ago.
* AlienInvasion: The series shows that a race named the Karik had invaded Earth prior to the "current day". [[spoiler:The episode
"Death Did Us Part" reveals that the Karik are actually a peaceful race, but they are also were infected by the Skin Riders, the true architects of the invasion.]]

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* MeaningfulName: Quite a few characters have names which are biblical in origin or otherwise meaningful:
** Abram: "Exalted father." A biblical prophet who was later called Abraham, the father of the Israelite people.
** Eleanor: "Bright, shining one."
** Ezra: "Help." Priest and scribe who rescued a portion of the Israelite exiles from Babylonian captivity.
** Feena: Short for Seraphina, "firey one." This a reference to seraphim, angelic beings mentioned in the book of Isaiah.
** Kylie and Nicholas: Kylie is derivative of Kyle, meaning "victorious;" while Nicholas means "people's victory." This hints at the relationship between these two characters.
** Raven: An animal name is appropriate for a WildChild.
** Silas: Silvanus, "of the forest." A New Testament missionary companion to Paul and Timothy. [[spoiler: Silas is often depicted in art carrying broken chains, referencing his miraculous liberation from prison, as recorded in Acts 16. Similarly, near the end of the series, Silas is liberated from the influence of the Skin Rider parasite.]]

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* TheAtoner
** [[spoiler: At the end of the series, both Silas and Duncan are freed from the influence of the Skin Rider parasite and attempt to atone for their actions while infected.]]
** To a lesser extent, [[spoiler: Abram for his role in the creation of the virus.]]

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* LeftHanging: The cancellation of the series has left several rather important questions unanswered:
** [[spoiler: Who are the Originators, and what do they really want?]]
** [[spoiler: The Skin Rider threat was dealt with, but it's clear there are more Skin Riders elsewhere, as the Karik are infected. Are there more Skin Rider colonies on Earth? Would the Skin Riders have sent reinforcements? What do the Skin Riders really want?]]
** [[spoiler: Where are the Sparks from? Are they an artificially intelligent creation of the Originators, or are they a species that has chosen to cooperate with them? If the latter, why are they helping the Originators and the humans? Why are they willing to heal Skin Riders?]]
** [[spoiler: Why are Duncan and Eleanor on the spaceship in orbit?]]
** [[spoiler: Who is the person who rises from the pool in front of Jax at the end of the finale? Why does Jax look so shocked?]]


* CutShort: The show was cancelled after its first season.

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* CutShort: The show was cancelled after its first one season.



* ResurrectiveImmortality: Of a sort. A human can be recreated after death: the Sparks create the body, the drones provide a brain scan. However, this requires getting the Sparks to water, and getting a drone with the person's brain scan. If something happens to the brain scan, the person cannot be revived and is dead permanently. Theoretically, there's nothing preventing them from making multiple copies of the same person, but from a practical standpoint, multiple clones would be a waste since they don't provide the genetic diversity required to restore the human race. [[spoiler: However, in the season one finale, we discover that there is indeed another Duncan aboard the ship in orbit.]]

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* ResurrectiveImmortality: Of a sort. A human can be recreated after death: the Sparks create the body, the drones provide a brain scan. However, this requires getting the Sparks to water, and getting a drone with the person's brain scan. If something happens to the brain scan, the person cannot be revived and is dead permanently. Theoretically, there's nothing preventing them from making multiple copies of the same person, but from a practical standpoint, multiple clones would be a waste since they don't provide the genetic diversity required to restore the human race. [[spoiler: However, in the season one finale, we discover that there is indeed another Duncan aboard the ship in orbit.]]



* SlowTransformation: Abram, Lynn, and Nicolas all become infected at various points through season one and manifest the slow spread of parasitic tendrils under the skin. [[spoiler: Abram and Lynn are able to use the Sparks to eliminate the parasite before it takes hold. Nicolas isn't so lucky.]]

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* SlowTransformation: Abram, Lynn, and Nicolas all become infected at various points through season one and manifest the slow spread of parasitic tendrils under the skin. [[spoiler: Abram and Lynn are able to use the Sparks to eliminate the parasite before it takes hold. Nicolas isn't so lucky.]]


''[[https://extinct.tv Extinct]]'' is a post-apocalyptic science-fiction television series written by Creator/OrsonScottCard and Aaron Johnston, who previously collaborated on ''Literature/FormicWars'', the prequel trilogy to ''Literature/EndersGame''. It is {{BYUtv}}'s second scripted series (after ''Series/GraniteFlats''). It was picked up for 10 episodes, eight of which were released on 1 October 2017. The last two episodes were released on 19 November. The series is available for free on [[https://www.byutv.org/Show/e5f3bb84-3e34-4b51-8d71-e4d538fd93b2 BYUtv's web site]].

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''[[https://extinct.tv Extinct]]'' is a post-apocalyptic science-fiction television series written by Creator/OrsonScottCard and Aaron Johnston, who previously collaborated on ''Literature/FormicWars'', the prequel trilogy to ''Literature/EndersGame''. It is {{BYUtv}}'s [=BYUtv=]'s second scripted series (after ''Series/GraniteFlats''). It was picked up for 10 episodes, eight of which were released on 1 October 2017. The last two episodes were released on 19 November.November 2017. The series is available for free on [[https://www.byutv.org/Show/e5f3bb84-3e34-4b51-8d71-e4d538fd93b2 BYUtv's web site]].
site]]. On 5 January 2018, [=BYUtv=] announced that they would not renew the series.


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* CutShort: The show was cancelled after its first season.

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* RogueDrone:
** [[spoiler: Duncan appears to be this initially. Later it turns out that his parasite was giving him free rein in order to get into the settlement. Once he was in, the parasite reasserted itself and disabled the Obelisk and protective shield. Feena later destroys his parasite's crystal, which frees him from its influence but also sentences him to death. He uses his final moments to keep Jax busy so that Ezra can destroy the Ancestor.]]
** [[spoiler: Silas is also freed from his parasite and uses what little of his life that remains to help the Reborn destroy the Ancestor.]]


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* SlowTransformation: Abram, Lynn, and Nicolas all become infected at various points through season one and manifest the slow spread of parasitic tendrils under the skin. [[spoiler: Abram and Lynn are able to use the Sparks to eliminate the parasite before it takes hold. Nicolas isn't so lucky.]]

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* TouchedByVorlons: Those infected by the Skin Rider parasite gain telepathy and the ability to mentally dismiss pain, at the cost of their will being supplanted.


* DescriptivelyNamedSpecies: The Skin Riders. Infected individuals sometimes call the pararsite their "companion," which can some confusion about who exactly is talking.

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* DescriptivelyNamedSpecies: The Skin Riders. Infected individuals sometimes call the pararsite their "companion," which can cause some confusion about who exactly is talking.


* BioAugmentation: Some Reborn choose to modify their DNA to defend them from the Skin Rider parasite. [[spoiler: It doesn't go well.]]
* BioluminescenceIsCool: The Skin Rider parasite manifests as a glowing lump on the back of a Reborn's neck.
* BrainUploading: The drones can scan a human brain and record its state. That state can then be used to run a holographic simulation of that person, or be implanted in a new body.



* CloningBlues: Some of the characters don't react well to discovering that they are clones of their original selves... [[spoiler: especially when they find out that this isn't the first time they've been cloned]].



* DescriptivelyNamedSpecies: The Skin Riders. Infected individuals sometimes call the pararsite their "companion," which can some confusion about who exactly is talking.



* GenocideDilemma: Destroying the Ancestor would not only eliminate the Skin Riders, but also the consciousnesses of every Skin Rider that ever lived.

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* GenocideDilemma: Destroying the Ancestor would not only eliminate the living Skin Riders, Riders on the planet, but also the consciousnesses of every Skin Rider that ever lived.has been added to it.


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* ResurrectiveImmortality: Of a sort. A human can be recreated after death: the Sparks create the body, the drones provide a brain scan. However, this requires getting the Sparks to water, and getting a drone with the person's brain scan. If something happens to the brain scan, the person cannot be revived and is dead permanently. Theoretically, there's nothing preventing them from making multiple copies of the same person, but from a practical standpoint, multiple clones would be a waste since they don't provide the genetic diversity required to restore the human race. [[spoiler: However, in the season one finale, we discover that there is indeed another Duncan aboard the ship in orbit.]]

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