Stargate survivor Richard Zeman, Rocketeer man Billy Campbell and Supernova veteran Peter Fonda among the citizens of New America, an outer-space colony with independence issues. Directed by Michael Rymer, who's overseen many Battlestar Galactica episodes, it has pilot show written all over it. But it never grasps its big themes in the way of Ian McShane's bizarre TV series Kings. It's pitched much more like a TV soap. The colonised planet, a weird mixture of cornfields and space shuttles, looks remarkably like Earth. And so the new frontier looks just like a New Age version of the Old West which all helps on the Sci Fi Channel's budget front.