Supernova is a British comedy series produced by Hartswood Films and jointly commissioned by the BBC in the UK and UKTV in Australia. It follows Dr Paul Hamilton, a Welsh astronomer, who leaves a dull academic post and unloved girlfriend for a new job at the Royal Australian Observatory, deep in the Australian outback. The comedy centres around his difficulties adjusting to life in the outback and his eccentric fellow astronomers. The first series was released in the United Kingdom and Australia in October 2005 and consisted of six 30-minute episodes. The second series began airing on 3 August 2006 in the UK. The exterior scenes were shot at Broken Hill in New South Wales, Australia. The observatory itself is a CGI creation, according to the DVD commentary, and only a partial doorway was constructed on site for filming purposes.
Seasons & Episode
To the amazement of everyone, Paul performs well in the saddle when it is Camel Racing Week in Unagatta. After becoming the hope of the town, his triumph coincides Pips mid-life meltdown. He has to make the tough decision of whether to pick sporting glory or bring back the woman who everyone loves.
Paul can't believe his luck after a beautiful young woman turns up and seduces him at the Observatory. But his happiness does not last after discovering how this new girl has some dark secrets.
Paul is suspended from duty and reluctantly available for Max's mission to track down a murderous rogue kangaroo. When night falls the hunters become the hunted and Paul learns a harsh law of the bush: out here it's kill or be killed.
When Pip throws her back out working her way through the Aboriginal Karma Sutra, Paul is left in charge of the Observatory. His bravado turns to horror when he discovers he must help destroy his childhood hero, an old British satellite called The Perseverance.
Paul excavates an Aboriginal codpiece in the desert and brings down an ancient curse upon the Observatory. Several brushes with death later, Paul is convinced that he must travel with Bill to the Darklands and face the Aboriginal Elders to exorcise his demons.
When Chad becomes trapped outside his shuttle in space, Rachel grants her man a dying wish: a wedding via satellite before the oxygen runs out. Paul swings between guilt and euphoria as he weighs up the power to save Chad against a chance with the woman he loves.