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A 14-part epic drama of an AI awakening to the destruction of the human race by an unknown alien species, and vowing vengeance at any cost.

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Terran
Matt Wolf

Species: Human AI

Faction: Terran

The last remaining being containing Earth’s memories and legacy, this AI may be all powerful, but he is still all too human. Awakening alone on a destroyed Earth, he will stop at nothing to take revenge on the Xunvirian Empire, the xenocidal destroyers of homo sapiens.

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Daoket
Corey Hawkins

Species: Sanksian

Faction: Galactic Federal Council

A planetary ambassador under Nakstani tasked with understanding the Xunvir race, Daoket must search to bring peace amid war, mercy amid violence. Though he begins hesitant and unsure, he will grow to become a strong leader among the stars. When faced with a mechanized evil, it is Daoket’s quick thinking, not the politics of the Galactic Council that will save millions of lives.

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Nakstani
Toni Collette

Species: Sanksian

Faction: Galactic Federal Council

An alien Machiavelli, Nakastani is the cunning Lead Ambassador of the Galactic Federal Council. She is Daoket’s mentor, and no one in the federation knows interplanetary politics like her. Sly and mischievous, she is grooming her protege to one day take her place in the Federation.

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Avamir
Shea Whigham

Species: Xunvirian

Faction: Xunvirian Empire

A treacherous mole within the ranks of the Xunvirian Empire, Avamir is in the employ of Nakstani. He reports back critical information to the Galactic Council. This gruff Admiral has little time for political pleasantries, especially when the fate of the so many lives hang in the balance.

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Faissan
Jaboukie Young-White

Species: Unspecified

Faction: Galactic Federal Council

Faissin is the new junior ambassador serving under Daoket. Hard headed and stubborn, Faissin is the spiritual successor to Daoket in the line of Ambassadors working with the Galactic Federal Council to establish peace among the galaxy.

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Lexiwe, the Zarkanine
Dominic Rains

Species: Unspecified

Faction: Galactic Federal Council

Lexiwe, the Zarkanine, is the Grand Marshal of the Galactic Federal Council. Though little is known of this chitinous species, much is known of Lexiwe’s words. He is famous throughout the galaxy for his grand speeches and the power he wields within the Council.

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Emperor
Lance Reddick

Species: Xunvirian

Faction: Xunvirian Empire

The famed leader of the Xunvirian Empire, this stoic figurehead was renowned for his unbridled strength and control during the height of Xunvirian power. But we are no longer in the height of Xunvirian power. As his empire dies, this once mighty being is a shell of his former self.

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Deraker
Chris Diamantopoulos

Species: Xunvirian

Faction: Anacax Tribe (subfaction of Xunvirians)

Leader of the powerful Anacax Tribe, Deraker is a businessman above all else. He has little use for faded grandeur and once lofty ideals; he is a Xunvirian who cares only for a good deal for his tribe, and beating the competition. He knows this is not a galaxy for the weak, and he plays the game of power with a steady hand, unafraid of making enemies in the new galactic order.

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Thomas
Haley Joel Osment

Species: Terran (descendant of Human AI)

Faction: Galactic Federal Council

The galaxy will one day move on from the legendary Terran attack  among the stars. Thomas and the other “new” terrans represent this new chapter in the violent heritage of a place once known as Earth. A member of the newly founded Terran Delegation, Thomas is optimistic and reverent of Earth culture. He is living proof that happiness and kindness can come from death and despair. Thomas is our heritage, our human legacy – for better or worse.

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Part One: Awake
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An artificial intelligence (Matthew Wolf) awakens on Earth to find the planet destroyed, all life eradicated. He recalls the alien attack that destroyed everything he has ever known. Enraged, the AI remakes the planet to suit his needs, building himself a new body. A body built for the stars… and revenge. With the help of an armada of drones, he puts a plan into motion that will reign violence and death across the galaxy. How far will this Terran intelligence go to ensure humanity is not forgotten and the guilty pay?
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Part Two: Dead Space
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After taking revenge on envoys of the Xunvirian Republic, the Terran AI realizes that revenge must be planned, that death must be carefully coordinated. Hiding out among a sea of asteroids, he plots his next steps. New tools, new weapons and the discovery of lightspeed technology will give him the skills he needs to truly bring the war to humanity’s enemies. Half a galaxy away, Daoket (Corey Hawkins), an adept planetary ambassador, is suddenly reassigned to the Xunvirians.
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Part Three: The Game
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Trouble brews in the Xunvirian Empire. Daoket, the new Junior Ambassador of the Galactic Federal Council finds himself in a conspiracy of planetary proportions. Daoket’s mentor Nakstani (Toni Collete) reveals that the Xunvirians are expressing a rare emotion for their species: fear. There is a new enemy among the stars.
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Part Four: Swarm
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With a body 27 kilometers long and a trillion miles from home, the Terran has trouble recalling his past human life. Though his past becomes cloudy, his mission does not, as he reigns fury upon the Xunvirian colonies that cross his path. Let the Xunvirians feel what Earth felt!
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Part Five: Fallout
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Daoket and Nakstani arrive on the Xunvirian planet Yovit in search for evidence of the mysterious attacks. But soon, a terror arrives from above; a mechanical weapon the likes of which the galaxy has never seen. As the attack on Yovit begins, they see firsthand humanity’s capacity for savagery. Nakstani and Daoket scramble to escape from this new Terran enemy.
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Part Six: Overture
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After a resounding victory on the planet Yovit, the Terran learns much of his enemies. The Xunvirians are in grave danger, as their enemy now understands their culture, society and worldview. But the Terran’s own understanding is challenged when he uncovers survivors that aren’t Xunvirian. This was not part of his grand program. Will he destroy these new creatures, as well? Even if there is a chance for peace?
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Part Seven: Time Dilation
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After the Grand Minister of the Galactic Federal Council promotes him, Daoket turns to uncovering the mystery of the Terran machine that spared him. He discovers a secret weapon the GFC plan to use against this scourge from the stars, but every answer he finds uncovers more questions: Does Xunvir know more about this strange Terran then they are letting on? Daoket travels to the Xunvir capital world to seek answers.
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Part Eight: Momentum
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The Terran is winning. The Xunvirians are crumbling. With revenge powering him, the Terran attacks a critical moon in the Xunvirian Empire. But he is met by an armada from many different star systems: the full might of the Galactic Federal Council. Faced with negotiation, the Terran must make an impossible choice for the sake of the human race’s memory.
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Part Nine: Control
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The Galactic Federal Council’s secret weapon worked; the Terran is dying. By keeping himself confined to one spacecraft, the Terran can no longer communicate or command his forces freely. He realizes the futility of being tied to a singular body, it risks death and humanity’s extinction. The Terran attempts a desperate ploy to survive, putting everything he has fought for at stake. It could mean victory - but at what cost?
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Part Ten: Revelation
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Daoket is brought before the Xunvirian Emperor (Lance Reddick), a broken leader and shell of his former self. But in this waning hour, Daoket realizes that there are still secrets to be gleaned, truths to be revealed as the Empire crumbles. Here, while in the capital, Daoket learns of a truth that transcends planets, epochs and races: You may be through with the past, but the past is not through with you.
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Part Eleven: Genesis
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The Terran is brutally wounded, his survival is not guaranteed. He realizes that his plans to save humanity have been for naught, and he now must plan his endgame. New strategies, failsafes and contingencies that will forever alter the very galaxy itself. But, it is when all seems lost that a mysterious message arrives. The Terran may yet win this battle among the stars...
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Part Twelve: The Blade’s Edge
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The Xunvirian Empire has fallen. They are now just savage tribes, warring among the stars. The Anacax have overthrown the government, claiming independence before leaving the Capitol to its fate. It is during this brutal civil war that Daoket learns information that could save Xunvir itself… but will it be enough to stop what the Terran has done?
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Part Thirteen: Contact
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This is where it ends. The event horizon; the final battle. The Terran has made it to Xunvir, escaping certain death at so many turns. Though he could easily leave the Xunvirians to wither slowly over time, his vengeance will not allow that. The Terran is now fueled only by fading memories that drive him to wipe his enemies from the cosmos. With the codes in his memory banks and his weapons powering up, a single familiar voice cries out amid the blackness: Daoket.
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Part Fourteen: Dawn
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A new dawn. The war is over. Peace has struck a tenuous balance amid the Galaxy. Daoket finds his new role as leader a strange one, but his destiny in the game of planetary politics will not be denied. There are still questions that linger - and perhaps the new delegation of Terrans that have just arrived will hold the answers. Either way, the political game has just become much more interesting.

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