Ascension, Season 1

Ascension, Season 1


  • Genre: Ascension
  • Release Date: 2014-12-15
  • Advisory Rating: TV-MA
  • Episodes: 6
  • iTunes Price: USD 4.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 7.99


In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, a mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.


Title Time Price
1 Ascension: A Behind the Scenes Look 04:19 Free Buy on iTunes
2 Behind the Scenes: Building the World 03:13 Season Only Buy on iTunes
3 Behind the Scenes: What Is Ascension? 03:17 Free Buy on iTunes
4 Part 1 1:06:24 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
5 Part 2 1:19:03 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
6 Part 3 1:26:13 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes



  • Absolute drivel

    By Leeponton
    Like a daytime soap from the ‘60’s, ASCENSION is meaningless drivel. I conked out midway thru the first episode. A waste of $3.99.
  • Another iTunes Disappointment

    By 60sBatfan
    I started watching this and found it to be extremely intriguing, and enjoyable, BUT. Like "Defying Gravity", they sold a "season" and delevered a few episodes then it fell off the planet. Not worth the price paid. In the future, I won't be prepaying for a season show, only to get taken to the cleaners by iTunes or the producers of the show, I'll only buy when the series is complete and I get to know what I'm buying.
  • FYI: This is the COMPLETE series

    By AyarM
    Just to avoid confusion, this is the complete series. It was initially conceived as a 6-episode miniseries, but it was shown on TV as 3-episode miniseries (each episode being 2 hours). Some websites still list it as having 6 episodes of 1 hour each, which creates the confusion that iTunes doesn’t have the entire series. I really liked the series. It does end in a cliffhanger (because the producers were hoping to create a multiple-season series, which didn’t happen) but I still recommend it.
  • Fallout 3 Meets Civilization Beyond Earth

    By DJ Lee
    Wow, with a cast of SciFi All Time Favorites and fresh new faces, Ascension hits a home run of the hopes and dreams of the 1960s. I hope future episodes work toward them successfully completing the mission! Colonizing other planets is the goal of the human race, terraforming new worlds with life brings us closer to our own creators. Seeding humans throughout the Galaxy should be the goal of NASA and all space programs! MASTERS OF SPACE: some day on distant worlds, children will wonder if the stories of their people coming from a different planet are true ? ONE STAR TO syfy FOR CANCELLING EVERY SHOW THAT HAS ANY PROMISE OF TURNING A PROFIT. DEAR SYFY: PLEASE SELL YOUR CANCELLED SHOWS TO NETFLIX SO THE ACTORS CAN CONTINUE TO EARN A LIVING AND THE FANS CAN LOVE THEIR WORK !!!
  • Great Taste, But Just a Taste

    By BuckyDucky
    Ascension has a really interesting premise, with several great twists and drama. It has beautiful cinematography and, generally, good acting. I love the premise of a generation ship/interstellar ark and the show really delivered on that side. There was also a VERY good tie-in to modern Earth life that I really enjoyed. However, as a mini-series, the show has a disappointing story arc. The end of the series leaves you hanging; so much so, I expected there to be a follow up series of some type. However, SyFy has refused to pick up the story for a second season. (And yes, this is the complete series - it aired as 6 episodes but is sold in three, which I think works better narratively). If you buy in, you will have a really great time. But, will end disappointed that three episodes is all you will ever get.
  • It was alright

    By Dreamvillian24
    It was alright
  • Potential Lost

    By Smittypinion
    It started with great ideas. However, due to poor editing and make it up as you go story line this project died a painful death.
  • Wait! I need to go to space!

    By Assata22
    This was an great mini-series by Syfy. I’m not sure why Syfy has decided to cancel the show after one season but I hope it gets picked up by another network. It’s true, the twist in the last 10 minutes caught my attention and got my imagination going. I think it would benefit from a more diverse cast but the main characters are needed. It just leaves you wanting more and more...
  • What an interesting concept, that has been... Oh Hell!

    By et,
    Great concept! Great set design! Great actors! But what in the hell were they thinking? I feel totally duped, lied to, and cheated. Apple - I PAID for this! It is not a series, it was a series a year or two back on a cable network. I can't even get mad at a great tv show being cancelled AGAIN after a promising start. Because the second season was canceled before I ever heard of it. The talk of there being three more shows yet to air in this season? LOL! It was initially aired as two episodes per night. What we see here is the combined distilled version two episodes in one or each episode was originally two. Then we find out that the big hook... Was let loose early on. They aren't in space, they're just in pretend space on a backlot at NASA. It's all a hoax. And this time the hoax is on us. We've all been duped! Color me miffed, and lost in space too.
  • When are the rest of the episodes coming?

    By history_person
    If this ends after episode 3 than this is the worst show ever