Episode 48: SyFy’s Ascension, Ascension VS. REDACTED, Top 5 TV Miniseries

SyFy's Ascension

“In the 60s your father was convinced that the U.S. could launch an interstellar spaceship — I think he did it." We review SyFy Channel’s Ascension! How does the miniseries link to real history and what does it mean for the future of SyFy’s programming? Does the story's social commentary about space travel, the evolution of culture, eugenics, and technology hold up to nerd scrutiny? In the INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER, Ascension faces off against REDACTED! We share our top 5 TV miniseries. 

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Show Notes

  • 0:00 – 16:45: Ascension: Non-spoiler discussion.
  • 16:46 – 40:05: Ascension: Spoiler discussion.
  • 40:06 – 56:24: INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER: Ascension VS. REDACTED.
  • 56:25 – 1:28:23: Top 5 TV Miniseries.


Top 5 TV Miniseries


  1. Band of Brothers
  2. The War
  3. In the Flesh
  4. The Returned (Les Revenants)
  5. V (1983)


  1. Roots
  2. Band of Brothers
  3. The Stand
  4. Dune (1984)
  5. Moby Dick

Honorable Mentions:

  • Anne of Green Gables
  • North and South