Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Battlestar's Ronald D. Moore Setting Up New Series, Helix, At Syfy

  1. #1
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    12,790

    Default Battlestar's Ronald D. Moore Setting Up New Series, Helix, At Syfy



    Ronald D. Moore has been trying to make straight-to-series deals, sayDeadline, avoiding the need to shoot pilots before getting a fullcommission. Nice position to be in.

    As a result of this strategy, Syfy will be picking up his series Helixfor a full thirteen episodes if the i-dotting and t-crossing goes okayin their ongoing contract negotiations.

    All we know about Helix so far makes it sound just a little like TheThing, which Moore himself adapted-cum-sequelised on paper just a fewyears back, though the eventual remake film didn't use his script.

    The show will be:
    About a team of scientists investigating a possible disease outbreakat an Arctic research facility who find themselves trying to protectthe world from annihilation.
    The script was apparently written on spec by one Cameron Porsendah,Untested, but you can read his screenplay Old Nothing online.

  2. #2
    Wrote the Book on Cool Bishop37's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Derby, Great Britain
    Posts
    661

    Default

    It'll be 13 eps and out.
    "There are those who believe life here began out there, far across the universe..."

  3. #3
    Wrote the Book on Cool obii's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    497

    Default

    If it is 13 good episodes it is good enough
    RIP Hellblazer, Fuck DCU Constantine
    Disclaimer: No more unusual profanity is used in this signature as what you read on these boards anyway

  4. #4
    Exceedingly Cool
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    133

    Default

    I can see this being a decent plot for a movie, but it seems like it will stretch itself really thin as a TV show.

  5. #5
    VP in Charge of Cool
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,682

    Default

    If they protect the world from annihilation by watching old movies and making fun of them, I am totally there!

  6. #6
    Zen Master of Cool
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    764

    Default

    If it's another collection of wounded, morose, suicidal "heroes", I'm out.

  7. #7
    Dean of Cool University
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Wentworth Hall, Tellus
    Posts
    2,040

    Default

    It sounds like John W. Campbell's Who Goes There? - the story on which The Thing was based. Come on, credit the real source.

  8. #8
    VP in Charge of Cool
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,682

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by n8twing View Post
    If it's another collection of wounded, morose, suicidal "heroes", I'm out.
    You are kidding, aren't you? The moment Apollo just went, "I'm depressed and I'd rather be dead," was the one moment that seemed less like "Sci-Fi 24" and more like the realistic take on science-fiction they claimed the show would be. It felt like a real person struggling with just existing - something about 90% of the gung-ho idiots on television never feel because they are about as far from reality as they can possibly be.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •