Space Nova

Synopsis

It’s the year 2162 and life is a blast for space adventuring siblings, Jet and Adelaide Nova. Along with their parents, Josie and Hugo, these intrepid Aussies spend their days chasing rogue planets, surfing solar flares and avoiding being eaten by every kind of plantimal - all in the name of science!  But what the Nova family really want to do is to meet intelligent extra-terrestrial life - something humanity has yet to do. Then everything changes... During a routine mission, the Novas stumble across an abandoned alien craft, powered by a rainbow substance that's so powerful it sends the craft zipping away at speeds humanity never dreamed possible.  Although the Novas are unable to capture the craft, they now know there’s a super advanced, intelligent species out there – and they’re going to follow the clues to find them!

Episode 1
Star Dust
The Novas, a family of space explorers make an interstellar discovery will change the course of history when they chance across an alien space craft and its ethereal substance - Star Dust.
Episode 2
Over Being a Nova
Bored with cataloguing rocks, Adelaide accepts a challenge to a "space-off. But when Sol gets in trouble, Adelaide and Jet perform a heroic rescue and rediscover what being a Nova is all about.
Episode 3
Black Hamster
When Jet creates a nutrient-dense super pickle it attracts a space hamster whose survival instinct allows it to turn into a small black hole. Jet will have to free his new friend in order to guarantee Luna Ports safety.
Episode 4
Escape from TR-227
While travelling to complete a supply drop off, the Novas crash land on the planet only to be confronted by a deadly gravity storm that threatens not only lives - but also life-saving research!
Episode 5
Tangle
When the Nova’s mission to what they think is a Star Dust Planet goes awry, they are trapped underwater by a sentient seaweed plant. Meanwhile, Aubrina, determined to learn what the Novas are up to, sends Sol out, undercover.
Episode 6
Steel Comet
When a large comet appears on a collision course with Luna Port, the Novas take a huge risk to divert it, only to realise it's no comet at all, but rather a frozen-over space ship presumed lost for over 100 years!
Episode 7
Friends in Dark Places
The Novas go to investigate a system based on data they obtained from the ‘Eagle’ they find an uninhabited planet – until they fall through quicksand to the caverns beneath! Aubrina continues to keep a close eye on the Novas.
Episode 8
Invisible Siblings
G9 malfunctions at Luna Ports centennial celebrations. Aubrina seeks to reprogram him. Jet and Adelaide go on a mission to save their robot, finding a library of hidden Alien artefacts inside a locked room owned by Aubrina!
Episode 9
Steam Ship
Novas are forced to land on a junk planet for repairs and come face to face with Old Phil and his dog Calisto. Phil claims that he enjoys solitude and quiet, but he may know more than he is letting on!
Episode 10
Grafter
Sol’s attempt to win a science fair by sabotaging all of the other projects goes wrong when the Nova's project – a giant half plant half animal - kidnaps him. Alien DNA is found on the plant – where did it come from?
Episode 11
Ghost Station
Josie surprises the Novas, booking a ‘ghost tour’ of a spooky space station. But when they receive a distress call from the station and land there, even the most sceptical Nova starts to believe!
Episode 12
The Jump
The Novas expose Aubrina’s wrongdoing and the Star Dust Crystal is returned! They’re ready to make their first Star Dust ‘jump’ and explore unknown parts of space. Aubrina enlists a shadowy figure to stop the Novas!
Episode 13
Troubled Sol
The Novas are able to jump millions of lightyears and their quest to find Star Dust Aliens kicks into high gear. After Sol demonstrates super strength Jet and Adelaide realise that their Alien might be closer to home.
Episode 14
The Goldilocks Zone
Having learned the direction the Tychon was taking on the day Sol was discovered as a baby, the Novas take Sol on a mission to a planet inhabited entirely by mega-flora – then Sol goes missing.
Episode 15
Rogue Planet
The Novas drones send an image of a Star Dust Ship. When the Novas and Sol go to investigate - they get trapped on a rogue planet heading directly towards the system’s sun! Aubrina has plans to get her own Star Dust crystal.
Episode 16
The Puzzle
The Novas investigate a planet that has pyramid-like temples they believe may have been created by intelligent beings. However, they find the pyramids ARE the intelligent beings – and these Aliens aren’t friendly!
Episode 17
Black Hole Ate My Homework
When Jet and Adelaide realize they have too much work and reading to get through in one night, they devise a plan to slow time by taking Adelaide’s flyer to the very edge of a black hole in order to slow down time.
Episode 18
Black Hamsters
Detecting human technology in a far-flung region of the universe, the Novas head out to examine it - only to find the escape pod that Jet used to evacuate his Space Hamster, Pickles.
Episode 19
Pamela Barnacle
Luna Port’s security system is malfunctioning and the Novas visit the Ex-president of Lunar Port, Pamela Barnacle, the system’s creator. They find Pamela is under the system’s control – and so are the Novas!
Episode 20
Shore Leave
The Novas spot a planet that looks like paradise itself and decide to visit it for some much-needed R&R. Soon, however, their dream getaway turns out to be just that - and one that they’re unable to wake up from!
Episode 21
Alienosaurs
The Novas head to an Earth-like planet, hoping to find the Star Dust Aliens. Instead, they find highly evolved and aggressive Alien dinosaurs, and what it’s like when Humans are at the bottom of the food chain!
Episode 22
Collision Course
Jet, Adelaide, Sol and Marcie Yang are put together in a grav ball game. During the game, Luna Port faces a catastrophic blackout and they must work together to save the day. Aubrina searches for plans of Star Dust cube!
Episode 23
Yowie!
On the lookout for intelligent life, one of the Novas drones delivers footage that will make them question everything they know about Aliens – blurry video of what appears to be a real live bigfoot!
Episode 24
Sweet Dreams
Sol has vivid dreams about his home world the Novas enlist the help of the ‘energy creature’ to uncover the details of this planet. Things take a turn when Sol’s brain refuses to release him from the dream state!
Episode 25
Black Ice
Following Sol’s vision, the Novas journey to a what they believe is Sol’s home planet - only to discover it is completely frozen over. They realise the planet may hold the answers to all of their questions - and they must journey below the ice...
Episode 26
Star Dust Aliens
The Novas locate another Alien rock ship and set off to make contact. They uncover Sol as a stowaway and find out that Andy is a robot. Will the Novas lose their chance to make real contact with the Star Dust Aliens forever?

Awards

2020 Australian Writers Guild Awards
Winner: Thomas Duncan-Watt, 'Ghost Station'
Most Outstanding Script: Animation

2020 Australian Writers Guild Awards
Nominee: Charlotte Rose Hamlyn, 'Black Hamster'
Most Outstanding Script: Animation


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