'Continuum' Series Premiere on Syfy, A Quick Review [Not Bad!]

Victor Webster, Lexa Doig, Erik Knudsen, Rachel Nichols and Stephen Lobo in Continuum premiere review

The one thing Syfy gets, is licensing TV series that work.  Lost Girl is one of them and they can now add Continuum to that list.  Back in 2012 Syfy licensed the 10-episode Canadian sci-fi drama series.

When Continuum premiered on Showcase up north, it gave that channel its highest rated show in its history.

The show synopsis says "A detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver and searching for ruthless criminals from the future."

The cast is full of familiar names to anyone who watches genre TV.

Erik Knudsen and Rachel Nichols in Continuum on Syfy

The cast includes Erik Knudsen (Jericho, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Rachel Nichols (Alias, Criminal Minds, Star Trek, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Victor Webster (Mutant X, Charmed, Castle), Stephen Lobo (Smallville, Arctic Air), Jennifer Spence (The 4400, SGU Stargate Universe), Tony Amendola (Stargate SG-1, Once Upon a Time), Richard Harmon (The Killing), Lexa Doig (Stargate SG-1, V, Arctic Air), Omari Newton (Blue Mountain State), Brian Markinson (Caprica, The Killing, Arctic Air), & Roger R. Cross (24, The L Word, Eureka, Arrow).

The show starts out with several criminals scheduled for execution, and we meet officer Kiera Cameron (Nichols).  She executes her day-to-day duties in 2077, and they have the coolest tech!  Her uniform is chock-a-block full of gadgets.

As her day progresses, she's scheduled to oversee this execution, but the criminal ilk have another thing in mind.  The crooks take a trip back in time, in the hopes of changing things, and Kiera is caught in the time travel bubble they create, and is sucked back to Vancouver 2012.
Victor Webster and Rachel Nichols in Continuum on the Syfy channel, a review

But Kiera has one person on her side, and that's the inventor of the tech in her head, Alec Sadler (Knudsen) and they accidentally meet because she's on his private test frequency.

And the chase/battle goes from there, as complications of time travel rear its ugly head, like Kiera keeping things from Alec, because...  well, you'll see when you watch it through to the end of the series premiere episode.  (Here's on micro-spoiler:  William B. Davis plays the older Alec in the future.  Yes, the smoking man from X-Files!)

The cast is peppered with television and film veterans and they gel in this fictional environment of good guys and bad guys, out of time, fighting to change the future... or is it, to relive what they've already done?  We'll never know.  At least not right away.
Rachel Nichols in Continuum on Syfy

The story feels established, there's one or two quirks, like how easy Kiera is accepted into the ranks of the cops she ends up helping in 2012, but aside from that, I was pulled in, engaged and entertained by this new Syfy series called Continuum.

I think they have a great new series on their hands.