<p>Lexa Doig became the object of much fan admiration as Rommie, the human-like avatar of an advanced spaceship in the science-fiction show "Andromeda" (Sci-Fi 2000-05). A veteran of genre telev...
Continuum is an insanely addictive sci-fi action series from Canada. Like Lost Girl, the series is edgier than your typical American show. It puts a bizarre spin on its use of time travel. In the year 2077, big business has taken over and instituted a police state. There is no longer such a thing as privacy or free thought. Laws are enforced by Protectors of the City Protective Services (CPS). Meanwhile, the questionably titled terrorist group, Liber8, is trying to undermine the stronghold of big business.
Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) is a committed policewoman and military veteran. She gets pulled through time and space when Liber8 uses a time travel device to go to the year 2012. Armed with knowledge of the future and its unique gifts, the only one able to stop them is Kiera, equipped with a cybernetic suit and Swiss-army gun. All the while, she struggles with having left her family in the past (or future).
The first two seasons are available on Netflix. However, if you want to jump right into Season 3 we’ve got everything you need to know be caught up on the series. (Obviously, this breakdown includes major spoilers).
Kiera is shocked to find herself in the year 2012. Her suit and brain implant, CMR, get its wires crossed with a teenage boy’s computer. That boy, Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen), will be the father of an entire age of technology. With Alec’s hacking at her disposal, Kiera uses her knowledge of Liber8 to help the police. Her cover is the bizarre premise of made up secret part of the government. She partners with Vancouver police detective Carlos Fonnegra (Victor Webster).
Under the leadership of Edouard Kagame (Tony Amendola), Liber8 tries to change the future by murdering people and destroying businesses in 2012. Meanwhile, reluctant Liber8 member Matthew Kellog (Stephen Lobo) goes solo and uses his knowledge of the future to succeed financially. Kagame sacrifices himself to ensure that his plans to change the future come to fruition.
The season culminates in an epic terrorist act. Kiera suddenly remembers a terrorist attack that occurred in her original timeline's version of 2012: the major explosion costs Kagame his life. Alec unlocks a secret message in Kiera’s memory. Alec, in the future, is instrumental in sending Kiera and Liber8 into the past. Meanwhile, Alec’s step-brother is the father of the Liber8 movement and Alec loses his step-father in a major confrontation. Finally, in a complete WTF shocker, Kiera sleeps with Kellog. The question arises: was Kiera always meant to visit the past? Is she ensuring the future with her family will exist or is she changing it with every act she does?
The second season finds a couple of changes. Kiera’s suit is no longer bronze but a darker black (to match her new attitude). She’s committed to getting home by any means necessary. Kellog is using his finances to influence Alec by building him a lab. Kiera also learns that a few other people from the future came back through time, including her partner from 2077. But they arrived at different times. Her partner dies of old age, leaving behind an extra super suit. The other future survivor is Jason (Ian Tracey).
Liber8 is having some internal battles. Sonya Valentine (Lexa Doig) was appointed by Kagame but Travis Verta (Roger Cross) has the most leader potential. They jockey for control over Alec’s step-brother Theseus. They also try and get Jim Martin (Tahmoh Penikett) elected into government.
Meanwhile, a third group of time travelers, Freelancers, are slowly cropping up. They blow Kiera’s cover with the police department. There also is the mysterious figure known as Escher (Hugh Dillon) who tries to enlist Kiera’s help. It turns out he’s Alec’s father, Alec’s girlfriend is a spy, and Jason is Alec’s son from the future. The season ends with Kiera offered a chance to go back home using Escher’s resources and the time travel device. However, Alec’s girlfriend is killed so he uses the device to go back in time. Trapped in the present Kiera is apprehended by the Freelancers and imprisoned to no longer make any changes to the timeline.
How will Kiera get out of the hands of Freelancers? Is Alec the evil mastermind capable of ruining Kiera’s life or is he a victim of all this time traveling? Find out when Season 3 begins on Syfy.
The year is 2455 and Earth has become a contaminated toxic wasteland called Old Earth. A group of student explorers from a new colony Earth II revisit the once-vibrant planet for an archeological trip and stumble onto the abandoned Crystal Lake Research Facility where mass serial killer Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder) and a scientist have been cryogenically frozen since 2008. Elated at their discovery the team takes the two bodies aboard their ship and blasts off hoping to cash in on their new finds. But before Rowan (Lexa Doig)--the newly thawed scientist--can warn the group that Jason is a force not to be reckoned with the frozen cryo-gel melts off him and he is soon roaming the ship with his trusty machete. What follows is an hour of head smashing body impaling and limb cutting--basically Jason Voorhees at his best--except now he's been modified into a super-reinforced killing machine. Sure there are some elements to the story that don't add up like why a small little sleepy town like Crystal Lake would have such a huge research center but let's face it: no one is going to see this story for its plausibility.
Fans of the sci-fi series Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda will be familiar with at least two of Jason X's heroines Lexa Doig and Lisa Ryder. The interesting thing is that in their jump from the TV to the big screen their roles have reversed: Doig went from playing a hologram named Rommie to a flesh-and-blood human while Ryder went from flaxen-haired human to tech-droid KAY-EM 14. Doig's performance however is rather rigid and it didn't have anything to do with the fact that she has in cryogenic hibernation for more than 450 years. As an android Ryder's performance is fitting enough and her dialogue and body language make the part believable if not a little corny. And what can you say about Kane Hodder? Although it wouldn't have been the same without the star of the last four Friday the 13th series Hodder's performance is not that relevant considering he never talks and remains hidden behind a hockey mask the whole time.
Equipped with a background in special effects first-time director Jim Isaac doesn't skimp on the blood gore and six million imaginative ways to die violently in outer space. Even though the film was set some 475 years after the happenings at Camp Crystal Lake and takes place in a completely different setting Isaac remains true to all of Friday the 13th's tacky elements that have since become the series' trademark. The teens in Jason X are still constantly running around having sex--except they're doing it in a space ship rather than at summer camp--and they're still getting bludgeoned in the middle of it. For the most part the film never takes itself too seriously which saves it from being completely ludicrous. In one scene for example the students try to distract Jason by projecting a holographic image of Camp Crystal Lake complete with two '80s-looking camp counselors in their panties drinking beer in their sleeping bags exclaiming "Hey Jason want to have some premarital sex?" And all this is set to the infamous "Ch-ch-ch-ha-ha-ha."
Began guest-starring as Cowgirl in television series TekWar.
Starred in film Jason X
<p>Lexa Doig became the object of much fan admiration as Rommie, the human-like avatar of an advanced spaceship in the science-fiction show "Andromeda" (Sci-Fi 2000-05). A veteran of genre television and movies, she got her start playing a computer hacker in "TekWar" (USA/Sci-Fi, 1994-96), a series that got very little respect from critics. But for Doig, who thought her audition went poorly, it was the breakthrough she was waiting for, and she spent much of her subsequent career revisiting the sci-fi well time and again.</p><p>Following "TekWar," Doig co-starred on the short-lived British action-drama "CI5: The New Professionals" (Sky1 1999), but had significantly more success in "Andromeda" playing Rommie, an android who frequently displayed very human behaviors. The embodiment of a heavily-armed warship's computer, she often exuded bravado despite her relatively slight appearance. Around this time, Doig and her "Andromeda" co-star Lisa Ryder also appeared together in the horror flick "Jason X" (2001), in which the notorious "Friday the 13th" serial murderer somehow ended up both in outer space and in the future. Though the film was hacked to death by reviewers, some found Doig's starring performance as a scientist named Rowan more intriguing than others.</p><p>With a higher profile than ever, Doig segued onto "Stargate: SG-1" (Showtime/Sci-Fi, 1997-2007), one of the more venerable sci-fi series being produced in her native Canada, and later guest-starred on the remake of early 1980s alien invasion thriller "V" (ABC 2009-2011). Back home, the series "Continuum" (Showcase, 2012- ) cast Doig as Sonya Valentine, part of a group of time-traveling rebels who escape to the past in hopes of preventing their own dystopian future.</p>
Her first television appearance was as a game show host on "Video & Arcade Top 10" (1991-2006).
Met future spouse Michael Shanks on the set of Andromeda, where he guest-starred on the first-season episode "Star-Crossed."
"I was leaping around my parents' house and screaming at the top of my lungs. I knew then I'd chosen the right profession and I've never looked back since." - Doig, on being cast on TekWar (according to tribute.ca, http://www.tribute.ca/people/lexa-doig/5834/, no date)