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Tonight was the series premiere of Defying Gravity on ABC, and it shows a lot of promise. Three actors I really like were part of the crew, the spaceship and FX were excellent, and the character development compacted an amazing amount of set up and backstory into a ninety minute presentation. There were a few holes in the actual science of how objects behave in zero-G, and once in the way a highly trained astronaut would react to a specific emergency situation, but even so, the program achieved the primary goal of any movie or TV show; it made me care about the people, and invest some emotional coin in wanting to see how it all works out. I’m giving this one 4 stars out of 5; we’ll see if they can keep up the momentum, and build on it.