"Continuum" is a Canadian science fiction television series that premiered in 2012, created by Simon Barry. The show blends elements of time travel, police procedural, and political thriller. It revolves around Kiera Cameron, a police officer from the year 2077 who finds herself transported back in time to 2012, along with a group of terrorists known as Liber8.
Set in a future where corporations have taken over governments, resulting in a high-tech, high-surveillance society, Kiera works for the corporate-run police force. The series begins when she and several members of Liber8 are inadvertently sent back to the past during their execution. Once in 2012, Kiera assumes the identity of a government agent and joins the Vancouver Police Department to stop Liber8 from altering the future. She also hopes to find a way back to her time to reunite with her family.
Kiera forms a partnership with a young tech genius, Alec Sadler. In the future, Alec is destined to become a powerful figure whose actions significantly shape the world. Their relationship becomes central to the story, as Kiera often relies on Alec's expertise and equipment, including a suit with advanced technology and a communications device that keeps her connected to Alec.
Liber8, led by Edouard Kagame, seeks to prevent the future corporate-dominated world from coming to pass. The group views their actions as a fight for freedom and justice, making them more than just simple antagonists. The show delves into the moral ambiguity of both sides' actions, often leaving the viewer questioning who the true heroes and villains are.
As the series progresses, it introduces the concept of multiple timelines and the complexity of time travel, with characters making decisions that impact both the past and the future. Kiera's journey becomes not just about stopping Liber8 and returning to her time, but also about understanding the implications of her actions on the timeline and grappling with the moral complexities of her mission.
"Continuum" is notable for its exploration of themes such as corporate power, surveillance, personal freedom, and ethical dilemmas surrounding technology and governance. The show was well-received for its intelligent storytelling, well-developed characters, and thoughtful exploration of sociopolitical issues. It ran for four seasons, concluding in 2015 with a finale that resolved many of the series' ongoing storylines and character arcs.
Lost Hours - Kiera confronts uncomfortable truths while grappling with the paradoxes of time travel.
Rush Hour - Kiera and Brad's trust reaches a breaking point; Carlos struggles with Kiera's changing tactics.
Power Hour - Kiera pursues a group of brilliant students, who are using cutting-edge technology for a dangerous purpose.
Zero Hour - Kiera and Alec risk everything to stop an impending attack on Vancouver, but their tactics could have long-term repercussions.
The Desperate Hours - As tensions with the future grow, Kiera confronts the reality of her relationship with Carlos.
Final Hour - In the series finale, Kiera and Liber8 make a final push to decide each other's fate and the future of the world.
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