Forbidden the Stars started out well, but didn’t quite live up to the promise. It begins intriguingly, on an asteroid, which is being surveyed for valuable metals. The only people present are the surveyors- a married couple- and their ten-year-old son, Alex. Alex is left to his own devices while his parents are working, being tutored by a computer, and slacking off playing space-pirate games.
Then, there is the spaceship captain Justine, who has just landed her ship on Pluto. The first thing her team finds is a large pyramid-like object inscribed with runes that turn our to be ancient Mayan. What?
Simultaneously, we see what’s happening on the moon- Luna station- as a disabled renegade Chinese dude takes over with a sophisticated criminal enterprise, populated with teenage hackers. We also spend time with the head of the Canadian space mining corporation who is in charge of the asteroid surveying operations.