NBC TV Movie Meteor

July 12, 2009
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Meteor on NBC is a two-part TV movie about a potential massive meteor strike that will be aired tonight, and again next Sunday, July 19. Read more about NBC’s Meteor and see photos and video here.

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In NBC’s Meteor, Maria Sokoloff (seen above) plays scientist Imogene O’Neil, who will pick up where her boss (Christopher Lloyd) left off in trying determine the GPS coordinates that could prevent the strike.

Sokoloff and Lloyd’s characters are in a mad rush to bring the information about the meteor to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to reveal it to the scientists in charge of managing the potential disaster.

In the first part of the movie they run into quite a bit of technical trouble on the way, which really helps build the suspense. We’re sure NBC will keep the suspense high and tease the second part of Meteor all through next week, too.

Anyway, as the pieces of a Meteor named Kassandra are beginning to rain down onto the Earth, airplanes are knocked out of the sky, and hospitals are rendered inoperable. Scientists even begin to call it “an extinction event.”

Christopher Lloyd plays a somewhat kooky mad-scientist type who was fired from his government job because they thought he was looney. Now they have to convince them that his character, Dr. Lehman, is not crazy, and in fact knows how to save humanity.

We’ll have to wait until next week to see whether he can pull it off.

Check out some photos of the cast and video of NBC’s Meteor TV movie below.

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    Chuck Anziulewicz Says:

    USA Today gave “Meteor” a pretty scathing 1-star review. So I thought to myself, “How bad could it possibly be?” Well, as it turns out, GLARINGLY bad. EMBARRASSINGLY bad. SO bad, in fact, that it made me downright ANGRY that one of the venerable “Big Three” broadcast networks would actually air it … and in this era of Reality TV, that’s really saying something.

    There was absolutely nothing remotely redeeming about “Meteor.” The acting and direction were both about as awful as it gets. The special effects were cheap, and there was absolutely no attempt made at scientific accuracy. Bad enough for you? Well, how about that SCRIPT? According to USA Today, the screenwriter for “Meteor” was one Alex Greenfield, whose last major writing credit was for “WWF Smackdown,” if you can believe that. And BOY, did it show. The script for this film was so laughably, eye-rollingly BAD that for the first time in my life I felt geniunely ashamed of myself for tuning in to watch a show.

    What could NBC possibly have been thinking in airing this? My guess is the only thing that mattered was the advertising revenue. Some corporate suit probably said, “It doesn’t matter if the program is bad. What only matters is that we make more money off it than we invested.” Are these the depths to which network television has sunk? If so, I see absolutely NO hope for human civilization.

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    C Jackson Says:

    I cannot remember when I have seen a made for TV movie this BAD! I agree with the assesment you made. So much could have been made of this movie with quality directing and acting. The plot had so much potential but was absolutely horrible.


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    Bobby Reeves Says:

    please list or send me names of members of the cast—thank you-Bob Reeves-Steubenville Ohio

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    pamala glover Says:

    The cast in this was known actors so it had to be the directing. Plus that horrid script. I dont think I have ever seen anything that bad before. It’s like they started making the movie and then it got scrapped before they refined it but it got to the air anyway.

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    ken-west hollywood Says:

    This is the WORST PIECE OF CRAP ever to be put on the air. Did nobody look at the reels before the sets were broken down because the acting is disgusting, the lighting was amature, and the script writer should be taken out and shot deap blank between the eyes.

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    sy Says:

    Worst movie since Plan 9 from Outer Space!
    I was embarassed that I watched it! The actors must really have needed the money!

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    Richie-Rich Says:

    Maybe it is just me, but I found the 4 hours quite entertaining. As far as “scientific accuracy”? Chuck: it was not a documentary. Oh well, I’m just a senior citizen, what do I know?

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    bill Says:

    well, i liked it, as far as accuracy, at least the part of people becoming desparate and greedy, you cannot tell me that would not happen in this kind of event. i was entertaining, then again i am a sci fi junkie!

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    Janelle Says:

    Script, lighting editing, acting, I could not find one redeeming facet in the entire movie. The good thing was I was able to get my house clean while watching it. It did not require my close attention to keep track of the so called activity. What a waste of time, effort, air space and money.

    Hollywood’s obviously having a problem locating any talent. Maybe they need America’s Got Talent to find directors, screenwriters, lighting engineers, actors, etc to locate talent capable of making a made for TV movie.

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    Pam Says:

    My husband and I watched the first half and thought it was awful……..and were bored and watched the second half to see how BAD it could be. YIKES! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything worse. How embarrassing for NBC and ALL the actors involved. CHEESY, CHEESY, CHEESY. And what about that stupid subplot with the cop’s daughter. Like a movie about a meteor destroying the Earth couldn’t have been enough for a plot line. Anyway….it actually made us LAUGH A LOT! And then at the end, NBC advertised for a movie next week called STORM or something like that. I might just watch to see if it’s worse than METEOR.

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