Tuesday, December 27, 2016


© by Gerald So | 4:30 A.M.

Hundreds of years from now, the technology to transfer human consciousness from one body to another is used to send a few thousand Travelers into present-day bodies near death in hopes of preventing humanity's bleak future.

Co-produced by Canadian TV network Showcase and Netflix, created by Brad Wright of TV's Stargate franchise, Travelers stars Eric McCormack as present-day FBI Special Agent Grant MacLaren, who discovers the presence of Travelers shortly before he was reported to have fallen to his death chasing a killer. Grant's body is taken over by Traveler 3468, who heads his own five-person Traveler team.

The teams must stay on-task so as not to alter the future more than expected, but soon enough, 3468 and his team grow attached to people in their hosts' lives and try to help those people as well as themselves. Meanwhile, they succeed at the bulk of their missions, but their future doesn't seem to improve.

Only the tip of the iceberg, I'm sure. I started watching on Netflix yesterday and wound up binging the full season. Recommended for fellow fans of Quantum Leap, Leverage, and Person of Interest.

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