Defying Gravity was one of those shows network television cancelled so fast almost no one had a chance to realize it was on the air. Eight episodes hit the airwaves in August and September of 2009, and with very little promotional effort behind them, it seemed clear that ABC had given up on it before the show even began. But hidden in those eight episodes and the other 5 which would eventually air on deep cable was loads of potential in telling the story of the first manned exploration of our solar system. The special effects, which included realistic depictions of weightlessness and sets which had a 2001: A Space Odyssey feel, were stunning and the characters (lead by Office Space’s Ron Livingston as chief engineer) were only beginning to unfold when the show was unceremoniously ended. It was an ambitious project, maybe even too ambitious for Netflix to take on, but if they really want to make a splash retooling and bringing back something as fresh and unique as Defying Gravity might be the way to do it.