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The Lost Sentai
Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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Set in 1984, The Lost Sentai follows Japan Air Lines Cargo Captain Takeo Hasebe and Flight 1334 on their Paris to Tokyo run. What should have been a routine long-distance haul half-way around the globe becomes a series of unsettling events after their layover at JFK, beginning with the addition of a mysterious cargo container onboard their 747-200F.
In a direct challenge to the People’s Republic of China, the United States Navy has been sent to the South China Sea. They, along with their Japanese allies are there to conduct Freedom of Navigation operations in International Waters near the disputed Spratly Islands chain. But as escalating tensions mount, something extraordinary has taken place. Lurking high up in the clouds at 20,000 feet above sea level, an elusive object of unknown origin or intent has intruded upon contested airspace leaving little room for error.
When the Elite Corps of Samurai known as the Shinsengumi were driven from their base in Kyoto, they were branded Imperial Rebels. Of their 300 members, few survived. Of its three famous surviving Captains, no one knows for certain what became of 10th Unit Captain Harada Sanosuke.
Set amidst the backdrop of the Bakumatsu Period of Japan (The Last Days of the Tokugawa Shogunate), Hatamoto takes us into the world of the foreign-born men who became direct Vassals of the 15th and final Shogun during the opening salvos of the Boshin War. For former American Southerner John Paul Ledoux, he will be given the name Gingiro Asakage and the mantle of the two swords of the Samurai and if necessary, he will die for it.
What Shadows May Follow reunites Dr. Wayne Parsons and his small NASA JPL team as they strive to resolve matters of space/time displacement and evidence of Extra-Terrestrial activities on Earth and on Mars of which have put their lives at risk. With the launch of the first manned mission to Mars imminent, Clandestine Services and sinister Men in Black shadow Dr. Parson’s team as they race to discover the truth before Man sets foot on the Red Planet.
1866, Japan. A time of sweeping change and open rebellion. Under threat of subjugation from the modern nations of the industrialized West, the non-hereditary Samurai clans demand action from the ruling Tokugawa Shogunate. Enter William Merrick of the American Consulate in Hakodate, who is tasked to rescue a group of shipwrecked Americans en route to Edo. As a whirlwind of events unfolds, he unwittingly becomes swept up in a deadly plot by a secretive faction’s scheme, who with their American co-conspirators, seek to seize power....
In preparation for the first manned mission to Mars, NASA’s latest robotic rover, Mars Prospector, has been sent to the Red Planet to survey potential landing zones. But when something unsettling was captured by the rover’s camera, it triggers a series of disturbing events for Dr. Wayne Parsons and his small JPL rover team that will place into question if we are truly alone in the universe.
Millions of miles from the nearest human outpost, the gold-laden Deep Space Merchant Vessel Fortin has been highjacked of her cargo in an act of space piracy on her return flight back to Earth. After narrowly escaping to the surface of Eros 3117, Commercial Flight Engineer Mike Connors has found himself marooned and in dire need of medical attention in a place where human life cannot exist. With hours remaining on his dwindling oxygen supply, he must face the alien unknown in the fight of his life.