Borealis: The Best Political Science Fiction Movie You've Never Heard Of

A politically-savvy, action-packed movie/TV pilot, called Borealis, appeared and then disappeared without a trace last week. It's one of the great tragedies of TV series that don't get pickup — you catch a glimpse of the awesomeness that could have been, and then you are left pining for more. Produced in Canada, it's the near-future tale of a tiny town at the center of an international struggle for Arctic resources in an age of peak oil. The acting is great; the plot twists are delightfully original; and there is a cage fight. You may mourn the TV series it might have been, but Borealis also works as a mind-bending SF movie all on its own.


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