Review of ‘The Last Push’

2005 Summer ABC Television Critics Press Tour - Day 16
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 27: Actor Khary Payton attends the panel discussion for “Emily’s Reasons Why Not” during the ABC 2005 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 27, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

By, Heather Maloney

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

During a screening at Denver Comic Con on Saturday, attendees had a chance to see the new movie from Eric Hayden. “The Last Push” is a story of space exploration and survival. Written and directed by Hayden, the movie delves into one’s inner psyche and generates deep thought. Starring Khary Payton, Lance Henriksen, Brian Baumgartner and James Madio, this amazing cast delivers a realistic story of fear and space exploration.

Astronauts Michael Forest and Nathan Miller are sent into space by Moffitt Industries on a 13 year mission to explore Europa. Since life had recently been discovered on Jupiter’s moon, Walter Moffitt financed the mission to study life on the distant moon. Two years into the journey, Nathan Miller is unexpectedly killed in a freak accident and Michael Forest awakes to find that he must spend the next three years alone in a desperate journey home.

This honest portrayal of struggle and isolation takes viewers to the edge of their seat. While serious, there are many light hearted moments sprinkled throughout the film. The pace is slow in some sections, bordering on tedious, however this seems expertly planned to enable the audience to surf the wave of emotions with Michael Forest in his desperate battle to survive.

Please stay tuned for additional Denver Sci-Fi updates. Also, please visit Heather’s Doctor Who column for even more information about Denver Comic Con.

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Published by: Heather Maloney

Heather Maloney is an avid Doctor Who and British science fiction fan. She attends the Gallifrey One Convention in Los Angeles annually, and facilitates the Doctor Who Panels for the Starfest Convention in Denver. During her active Doctor Who Fandom, she has met four Doctors, countless companions and numerous Doctor Who actors, writers and directors. Contact Heather at

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