Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse

Synopsis: Archaeology Professor Neil Martin hasn't done field work in fifteen years, ever since his divorce and needing to take care of his son, Colin. Now twenty, Colin convinces his father to accept an assignment offered by Kathryn Keen of Poly Dynamics, a research company that tries to find solutions to global issues. That assignment, which continues the work of a now deceased Professor Robert Bowles, looks into an unusual find in a lead mine in Peru. After traveling to the site with Colin and Kathryn, Neil believes the find, a tablet with some astrological glyphs, including one of Planet X - the ninth planet - is part of a key to some recent natural and destructive phenomenon, including a couple of meteor storms, one which killed Dr. Bowles and one which almost killed Colin. They also uncover a seemingly radioactive stone buried behind the tablet. He believes the stone and the tablet are only parts of the puzzle to the reason behind the destructive natural phenomenon, twelve which will occur
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Director(s): W.D. Hogan
Production: Syfy Channel
89 min



This is big. I know this is big.

I... I... I mean, I know Iraq was big,

but this... This might actually be it.

Sophie, please.


This can't be.

Go get Alberts.

Get Alberts, quick.

This is it, isn't it?

This is it.

Man, you are out of it today.

You know she just looked at you.

She was lookin' at you.

She's got good taste.

Look, man,

you should go in with a different approach.

Something unique.

Yeah, well, I'm sure I should,

but we can't all be you, can we?

Yeah, I'm pretty awesome.

All right, this is what you do.

Guys talk too much, right? Go up to her

all mysterious,

just stare.

Chicks dig that.

- You ever heard the term "creeper"?

- Yes. Yes, I have.

- Professor Martin! Hey.

- Jennifer.

- How are you?

- I'm good, how you doing?

Aww, man.

Your dad gets to spend an

hour with her every week.

That's not fair.

Yeah, you were great.

Do you think you wouldn't mind

helping me study for another one?

And she pays him.

God, I would tutor her for free.

I would tutor her all day.

You should be proud... oh.

Oh, she's... She's a hugger.

- She's a good hugger.

- Good to see ya.

He just melted into that. He just...

Good morning, Professor Martin.

- Good morning.

- How's Jennifer today?

I'm sure she's fine.

Mm-hmm. I'm sure she is.

How you doin', bud?

What'd you like?

Uh, nothing for me. I just...

Hey, Joel, um...

Jennifer needed some more cream.

Can you, uh, run this out to her

- for me, please?

- Totally.

Thank you. I appreciate that.


You know you... You should ask her out.

She's a nice girl.

- Just like that, huh?

- Yeah, just like that.

From the man forced to

use online dating sites

is giving me advice? Hmm.

Hey, Roger.

Yeah, well, hold off using

your phone for a while, okay?

Nah, I don't need any coffee.

It's free, you can afford it.

You know, under Sumerian law,

a son who disrespects his father

would have his tongue torn out.

Well, I'll remember that the

next time we're in Sumeria.

Sumer. The next time we're in Sumer.


Oh, come on, Colin.

Seriously another Setag book?

Shouldn't you be studying calculus?

He was building holograms

in his garage at 15.

He was a millionaire by 22.

I think he's worth studying.

Yeah, according to you.

I should get going.

Mortgage isn't gonna pay for itself.

A rare phenomenon known as ball lightning

on a scale never seen...

...has caused severe fires

throughout the Chinese fields.

We are now receiving reports...

- Wow.

- Holy...

- Hey, Colin, come back!

- Jennifer!

Hey, you all right?

Just stay with me.

Stay with me. Stay with me.

- Run.

- You're okay. You're okay.

What is it this time?



...the meteor on Wednesday

is only the latest...

No, Colin, he's...

he's pretty shaken, but he's okay.

No, no, the town's basically shut down.

Talk to, uh, Aunt Jackie?

No, I...

I can't get a hold of anyone. I... I...

Yes, of course.

I know, I know. I'll keep trying, okay?

All right, stay safe.

We have received eyewitness reports

- describing the size...

- Hey.

Hey, buddy.

You, uh... Look, you hungry?

I can... I can make you some pasta.

I'm fine.

Hey, I should take a look at that.

Meteor-like activities

that have been seen in various

areas in North America...

Look, Colin, I don't...

I said I'm fine.

Colin, I...


Can I help you?

Uh, is Professor Martin home?

- And you are?

- Kathryn Keen, Polydynamics.

Really? Today?

You don't think there's a

better time you can come back?

Actually, no.

It's quite urgent that I speak with him.

Wow. All right. Dad!

Look, my dad's a nice guy.

He's a bit awkward at

first, but he's smart.

Probably too smart for his own good.

Just give him a chance

to open up and relax.

- Once you get to know him...

- I'm sorry, I don't... I don't follow.

Well, to be honest,

he hasn't had a lot of luck lately.


a woman from the dating service is here!

Excuse me?!

- Uh, hello?

- Professor Martin, I'm Kathryn Keen.

I represent Polydynamics,

which is not a dating service.

Uh, can I have a moment of your time,


Uh... Let me call you back.

Polydynamics is a research company.

We look for solutions for global issues:

water shortages, poverty, climate change.


A few days ago, one of our field teams

found something... unique.

What is this?

I was hoping you'd tell me.

It's a zodiac. Where'd you find this, Iraq?

A lead mine in Peru.

No, that's... That's not possible.

This style of writing was never

used outside of the Middle East.

But, look, don't take my word for it.

The world's preeminent authority is...

- Dr. Robert Bowles.

- That's right.

Dr. Bowles died two days ago.

The meteor showers caused

a cave in at the dig site.

I didn't know.

- Well, then there's Paul...

- Alberts?


they were both killed in the meteor shower,

but this now leaves you as

our authority on this matter.

Come with me to the site.

I need your expertise.

What... what, now?

It shouldn't take more than a week.

We'll pay you, of course for your time.

- Say... say $50,000?

- It's not about the money.

Uh, yes, it is.

Look, I haven't done field work in years.

But you said it yourself,

I mean, it's extraordinary.

This is... This is the find of a lifetime.

- No.

- We want double.

What? The mortgage isn't gonna pay itself.

Done. Done.

Well, when do we leave?

You look like a seven-year-old

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