A group of 26th century mercenaries have a precious cargo aboard their ship (Tranquility) - a genius physicist and his wife, a brilliant surgeon - and are tasked with delivering them to an unsavory group. The ship's captain - Val - reneges on the delivery once he discovers the nefarious reasons the group has for wanting the scientists. Not at all pleased with the turn of events, those the cargo was intended for give chase as Val and crew flee with the cargo. In a last ditch effort to escape them, Val takes Tranquility through a radiation belt, but the ship inadvertently passes through a rift in the space-time continuum, transporting it back to the mid-19th century. With life support down, Val and crew are forced to crash land on a planet that seems to be Earth. They eventually make contact with a local homesteader, who informs them they are in Kansas, circa 1863. The empathic surgeon, who has traced her roots back to this time period, relates to everyone that a nearby settlement will be pillaged and burned by ruthless pro-slavery outlaws If the crew doesn't intervene. But as Val and crew debate the consequences of changing history, they begin to realize, as one historical detail after another doesn't add up, that this is not the Earth they've read about in history books.
Project Type: Television (An hour)
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People - keep your weapons hidden but handy. Rather we not end up in a firefight if it can be avoided. Let's just find out what they want.