So someone out there wants to make a hard science sci-fi web series. And it looks like they’re going to succeed. Since I no longer subscribe to cable television I am a minor proponent of web series, especially if the content is open to donations or charges for extra content. Even if they use advertising because honestly, once you stop watching TV, you start to miss the variety of commercials out there. If you liked the above trailer, the website is full of stuff for you to look at. They’re also calling for participation and help, including a (now ended) KickStarter and a call for tweeting and blogging the thing. Actually I just paused the last sentence to read the helping out section of the webpage. Apparently this blog entry is going to earn me a free DVD possibly. Cool.
In all honesty the above trailer made me start this blog post, not the idea of a free DVD, I swear. Well the above trailer and a part of this synopsis:
Imagine returning from an exhausting adventure only to find that your home is abandoned, empty. Not just your home, but your neighborhood, your city, in fact, everyone, everywhere, seems to be missing. This is what happens to the crew of the first manned mission to Barnard’s Star – they return after awakening from suspended animation to find that their ship-board AI has sent them on a relativistic tour of the stellar neighborhood while they slumbered, dilating time so severely that nearly 200 years have passed on Earth. After coming to, they discover their vessel is adrift at LaGrange point 5, within visual range of a vast O’neill cylinder-colony. The night side of the Earth shows no lights, and no one answers their calls across all frequencies. They have no choice but to dock with the colony and explore its cavernous interior in the hopes of finding help. When they find the colony to be airless and devoid of life, the remains of human civilization baking in the Sun for decades, their predicament becomes even more dire.
Sorry but that just sounds cool to me. Here is hoping this has momentum and episodes get released quickly enough not to loose that momentum. I’ve added their blog to my RSS feed so hopefully this’ll be pretty easy.