Grand Star

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  • 2007
  • 1 Season
  • 5.5  (212)

The TV series Grand Star, released by the Multicom Entertainment Group in 2007, is an enthralling tale set in a future era. As part of science fiction genre, the show takes its viewers on an intense journey of unraveling mysteries and fighting for survival in a post-apocalyptic world.

The world-building in Grand Star is integral to the narrative. The story takes place in a future where the Sun's heat has nearly burnt out, plunging Earth into an imperishable Ice Age. The narrative revolves around the life of a young man, Cal Ragg, with each episode promising a new adventure. Blue skies are a blatant reminiscence of the past; what future has in hold is a perpetual state of icy cold darkness, with societies functioning underground to escape the unbearable freezing conditions on the surface.

Cal Ragg, the protagonist, serves as the backbone of the narrative. An adventurous, brave, and fiercely independent character, Cal crashes onto an alien world with his co-pilot, diving straight into a society he has never encountered before. Being a former student of the Galactic Academy, he quickly adapts and uses his training to tackle the challenges awaiting him on this strange new world.

The series excels at painting the struggle for survival amidst dwindling resources. The human population lives in gloomy underground cities heavily industrialized, relying on a mystical energy source named the 'Firefly' for warmth and power. This rare element becomes a force of contention, setting the stage for political maneuvering and conflicts that reveal the intricate power structures within this desperate society.

The world depicted in this show is a stark contrast from ours, governed by the Lunar Military Authority that enforces stringent and often ruthless rules. Moreover, the Firefly also acts as a currency, highlighting its pivotal importance in this society's survival.

Cal Ragg finds himself in the middle of all these complex dynamics, simultaneously trying to decipher the intricacies of this new world while trying to sustain his life. His navigation through this challenging terrain helps the viewers understand the ethics and values that differentiate this society from ours.

Each episode grapples with thrilling elements of political subterfuge, the fight for survival, the significance of family and love, and the looming threat of a ubiquitous enemy. The plot thickens as Cal’s decisions could potentially steer the future direction of this civilization and either save or doom his own life.

Another notable character is Cal's co-pilot, a young woman named Alexa. As the only familiar face in this alien setting, Alexa ultimately becomes an integral companion, supporting him through the troubles and tribulations in this treacherous new world. As the story unfolds, their relationship with each other and the people they meet on the way forms an essential subplot, adding emotional depth to the series.

The unique aspect of Grand Star is its brilliant amalgamation of survival drama, mystery, and science fiction all wrapped into one package. The series has been successful in creating an atmosphere of high tension and intrigue, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats.

Further driving the series’ allure are the breathtaking visuals and elaborate set designs that bring this frigid dystopian world to life. By using desaturated blues and grays, the designers paint a cold and bleak image of the frozen world, creating an atmosphere that truly reflects the desperation and sorrow of humanity’s current state.

The performances are commendable, with intense portrayals and powerful depictions of the human will to survive. The show dives into an exploration of how extreme conditions bring forth the elemental traits of human nature- selfishness or compassion, cruelty or kindness, all unveiled in the harsh light of survival.

Grand Star is not just a science fiction show; it explores the human spirit's resilience in devastating circumstances. The richness of the narrative, combined with a vivid backdrop, creates a beautifully compelling audio-visual experience. If you are a fan of the genre or enjoy riveting narratives about survival and human resilience, this show is definitely worth the watch.

Grand Star is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on September 22, 2007.

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Chapter XXVI
26. Chapter XXVI
March 15, 2008
Cal learns the full truth about his parentage. Despite the urgency of the situation, the Renewers debate when to fire the canon.
Chapter XXV
25. Chapter XXV
March 8, 2008
Cal brings a vital chemical formula to the Renewers for their cannon, and in exchange asks for help freeing his father. Meanwhile, Palidor's leadership is challenged.
Chapter XXIV
24. Chapter XXIV
March 1, 2008
Hamsun is arrested for having led Cal to his father's cell. Damien tells Suki his plans for Grand Star and offers to free Liam in exchange for her testimony about Palidor's mental illness.
Chapter XXIII
23. Chapter XXIII
February 23, 2008
The drugs and heat affect Nara, prompting Kurt to move her to a cooler location in the underworld; news of Liam's disappearance impacts a Council meeting.
Chapter XXII
22. Chapter XXII
February 16, 2008
Damien is sent to capture a Person of the Cold for Palidor's gene transplant experiment. When Suki informs Cal that Liam is still alive, Cal and Kurt decide to try bribing a former Pointsman for more information.
Chapter XXI
21. Chapter XXI
February 9, 2008
Cal discovers proof that his father is a Renewer, and suspects that this is what motivated Palidor to want him dead. Palidor, meanwhile, checks into the possibility of protecting himself by incorporating genes from the People of the Cold.
Chapter XX
20. Chapter XX
February 2, 2008
Damien threatens to destroy the Polar Station unless the populace agrees to a takeover. Suki tells the Council what life has become for a young person like her. Cal relates his personal experiences.
Chapter XIX
19. Chapter XIX
January 26, 2008
While searching for the Polar Station with Cal, Damien is captured by the People of the Cold. But Cal learns more about his past.
Chapter XVIII
18. Chapter XVIII
January 19, 2008
Palidor learns of the existence of the Polar Station and its geothermal resources. He sends Damien and Cal to convince the people of Polar Station to share their energy.
Chapter XVII
17. Chapter XVII
January 12, 2008
Liam is worried that the Renewers plan to blow up the new station regardless of the risk to the lives of millions of innocent people. Meanwhile, Cal and his friends take over the radio station and broadcast the truth.
Chapter XVI
16. Chapter XVI
January 5, 2008
Palidor decides that the only solution to Grand Star's energy crisis is to evacuate to a new station, but he throws the population into chaos by instituting a lottery to decide who will get to go and who will have to remain behind, facing a slow death.
Chapter XV
15. Chapter XV
December 29, 2007
With a storm raging outside Grand Star, Liam and Suki become worried about Cal and go out into the frozen landscape in search of him. Meanwhile, Cal is introduced to the Wiseman, one of the leaders of the People of the Cold.
Chapter XIV
14. Chapter XIV
December 22, 2007
Cal secretly leaves Grand Star in search of answers about his past. Everyone is worried about his disappearance. Through Yana, Jonah's mother, Cal meets some People of the Cold and obtains valuable information about the Renewers. Cal is now convinced of their existence and is determined to take up their cause. Palidor throws an extravagant party which Margo and Kurt crash.
Chapter XIII
13. Chapter XIII
December 15, 2007
Grand Star is becoming a more and more expensive place to live, and life is becoming less and less pleasant. There are more power outages and shortages; necessities such as heat and light are scarce. Word spreads through the general population that life in Grand Star will change soon.
Chapter XII
12. Chapter XII
December 8, 2007
The Cabaret is to leave Grand Star but Suki wants to stay behind with Cal. However, Angelus, Suki's owner, forces her to take care of a pair of orphans he recently acquired and out of concern for the young girls Suki decides she has to remain with the Cabaret. Damien is aware of Suki's imminent departure and asks Cal to convince her to stay. The Pointsmen are on Marcus's trail.
Chapter XI
11. Chapter XI
December 1, 2007
After a ten year absence, Kurt's father Marcus returns to Grand Star. Kurt is troubled by his unexpected arrival. Palidor mandates his friend Marcus to investigate and identify his opponents on the Council during an evening organized by Damien at the Cabaret.
Chapter X
10. Chapter X
November 24, 2007
Cal regains Suki's trust. Exploiting Kurt's relationship with the younger Pointsmen, he and Cal enter the Prison Train. Jonah realizes how much he enjoys his new-found freedom and decides never to return to his village. Everyone tries to convince him otherwise. When his parents are finally released from prison, they blame Cal for their son's decision.
Chapter IX
9. Chapter IX
November 17, 2007
Jonah shows up at Grand Star and pleads with Cal to find his parents who have been taken away by the Pointsmen. Cal feels guilty; he and Kurt try to find out what happened to them. At Grand Star, power cuts are becoming more frequent. Palidor orders Damien to find out who is behind the power failures. Liam tries to convince Tara to vote against Palidor's proposal to evacuate Grand Star.
Chapter VIII
8. Chapter VIII
November 11, 2007
Liam defies the authorities by driving the Pacific into a forbidden zone to meet the Renewer's leader. Liam informs them that Palidor plans to shut down Grand Star, and asks their permission to reveal a geothermic source required for the construction of a new station. 30,000 people will die if this new station is not built in time. The Renewers refuse his request.
Chapter VII
7. Chapter VII
November 3, 2007
Zel, a Man of the Cold, is captured. He is put on trial for a murder he did not commit. In a brief meeting with Zel, Cal realizes he has telepathic power. Liam seems to know Zel and takes on the challenge of defending him. Despite Liam's best efforts, Zel is convicted and sentenced to death. Cal believes the verdict and sentence is unjust and helps Zel escape.
Chapter VI
6. Chapter VI
October 27, 2007
In the Pointsmen Academy train, brainwashing is used to make students forget their past and accept every aspect of the Pointsmen philosophy. Damien manipulates Kurt into destroying some famous artifacts to prove his loyalty to the Academy. Cal and Suki are determined to find Kurt. On his way to the Academy train, Cal encounters a Man of the Cold.
Chapter V
5. Chapter V
October 20, 2007
After Kurt's ID cards are discovered in the underworld, he is forced to choose between being arrested or joining the Pointsmen Academy. Over Cal's objections, he chooses the latter but promises to put it to good use. As Kurt adapts to life as a Pointsmen he discovers that he likes it. He is a natural and enjoys being judged for his accomplishments.
Chapter IV
4. Chapter IV
October 13, 2007
Suki goes to the underworld and discovers old videotapes in what appears to be a television station vault. She shares her precious discovery with Cal, but he is upset by the risks she continually takes to help him. Frustrated by Cal's reaction, Suki accepts Damien's offer of a dinner date. Kurt and Cal go to the underworld, in an attempt to discover more about humanity's past.
Chapter III
3. Chapter III
October 6, 2007
Cal and Liam search for geothermic sources. There is a major accident which forces Cal to remove his gloves despite the -80 degree Celsius temperature, but he suffers no frostbite at all. Cal, Kurt, and Suki go to a remote fishing station to meet Ma Ker and learn more about Cal's past. Meanwhile, Liam is tortured by Damien when the Pointsmen become suspicious of him.
Chapter II
2. Chapter II
September 29, 2007
Cal, Kurt and Cal's father Liam hide Ma Ker from Damien as they nurse her back to health. Ma Ker tells Cal that he is an important individual and has a duty to the rest of the world. As this happens, Cal and Suki discover they have a mutual attraction for each other, although neither will admit it to the other. With the Pointsmen closing in on them, Liam escapes from Grand Star.
Chapter I
1. Chapter I
September 22, 2007
We meet Cal, Kurt, and Suki. A strange beam of light illuminates Cal; he doesn't know what to make of it and hides in the train trying to figure out what actually happened. He discovers he has strange powers. We meet Ma Ker, one of the Sun Renewers, when Cal and Kurt discover the site of a massacre. Despite the great risk, they take her back to Grand Star Station.
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Grand Star is available for streaming on the Multicom Entertainment Group (MEG) website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Grand Star on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 22, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (212)