(SyFy hd, hyppTV Ch 611, 10am) The Sun suddenly becomes a magnetar, throwing Mercury out of its orbit – along with a spaceship that’s exploring it – and on a collision course with earth. hold on ... a magne-what? did Magneto and Tar Baby (believe it or not, an actual mutant character from the X-Men comics) have a love child? heck no, Tar Baby’s a boy mutant. a magnetar, boys and girls, is a type of neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field. end of astronomy lesson. anyway, with Mercury heading right up humanity’s collective wazoo, it’s up to a disgraced scientist and his failed weapon system to save the planet. Though a distinguished scientist with a super-successful weapon system would inspire a whole lot more confidence if we’re all going to snuff it, y’feel me? Cast: Kirk acevedo, diane Farr and Jessica Parker Kennedy.