From what I've read, it sounds like it might be essentially like a 'The Thing' series.
no way this could go south.....SYFY REUNITES WITH RONALD D. MOORE GREENLIGHTS NEW SCRIPTED SERIES “HELIX” FROM SONY PICTURES TELEVISION FOR 2013
MOORE AND LYNDA OBST SERVE AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
NEW YORK – March 7, 2013 – Syfy is giving a 13-episode greenlight to Helix (working title), its newest original scripted series for 2013, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. Helix is Executive Produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), Lynda Obst (Sleepless in Seattle, Contact), Steven Maeda (Lost, CSI: Miami, The X-Files) and Cameron Porsandeh, who wrote the pilot, will serve as Co-Executive Producer. The series will be produced by Sony Pictures Television.
Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation.
“With its well-drawn characters, taut drama, and incredible production team, we couldn’t be more excited to see this intense thrill-ride of a series come to life,” said Mark Stern
Helix is expected to begin production early in 2013 to debut later this year.
From what I've read, it sounds like it might be essentially like a 'The Thing' series.
keep seeing little bits and teasers for this... still not sure what to make of it.
That looks like it's going to be a poorly re-imagined Andromeda Strain miniseries.
That promo isn't even a promo. It's just namedropping. And it's not like it's even impressive names they're dropping. I fear they have bupkis.
But if they break into the temple of the elder ones and some shubs start eating faces, DO TELL!
Wow never heard that story before.Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation.
Because of Ronald D. Moore I will watch this but its Syfy so it will probably suck.
I hope this show stays as a one season show so they can tell a tight story and be done. I don't want to see a Thing story dragged out for multiple seasons.
appears this started last night, didn't see any ads for it or anything.
Starting credits roll, aaaannnndddd.....already bored.
Definitely starts off way too slow. I'll give it a couple episodes, but none of the characters particularly caught my attention.
It cant be good that I found myself rewinding just because I was getting the dull characters confused with one another. I'll give it a couple episodes but only because there is nothing else to watch.
I will say that I got a twinge of nostalgia for "Sci-Fi Fridays" with this airing last night which only made me angry when I think back to how amazing some of the earliest SciFi original programming was and how much they fucked up in their current SyFy incarnation. Ahhh Farscape, how I miss thee.
yeah. I dont know about this.
Dull characters who you can't even remember who was who.
idiotic containment procedures. oh look, man sized air vents...
how is this going to be drawn out into a series?
also, scfi. the fuck with this marathon. what the hell are they thinking?
Yup, ep 3 just popped on the usual trackers.
Everyone dies to the virus and the two cute chicks are left at the base. In order to save the world they have to put on some thongs and sports bras and lez it out in order to cure themselves.
We dvr'd the episodes yesterday or whatever and watched them during dinner tonight, the comments above express exactly what the show has been like so far. I just don't find it very interesting and catchy, few cool scenes but everything else makes them pointless for me. Got up and started washing dishes right after the man sized air ducts and why the fuck didn't that P-trap have water in it???
"According to Porsandeh, Helix will not make use of flashback scenes to give details about character backstories, the way the scifi series Lost did. Instead, a key point is that viral infection will at times make characters feverish and hallucinate (which is a real-life symptom of several infections). Thus certain characters will at times experience hallucinations, i.e. reliving particularly traumatic past events. The distinction Porsandeh pointed out is that a flashback is presented as objectively true, while the hallucination scenes in Helix are presented from the characters' feverish hallucinatory states, and thus their unreliable narration will contain several errors which do not match events as they actually occurred."
It must be much easier to keep your continuity when you don't have to bother with making anything consistent with anything else. How liberating...also sloppy.
lol. I dunno about this shit. I'm watching it, but I'm not sure how closely because I can barely remember any of the characters names besides Peter and Jessica. Peter because he's the mutant and Jessica because she's obviously had some kind of work done on her that I'm sure will be the reason she never gets infected.
Oh, and apparently her name isn't even Jessica, it's Sarah.
Yeah... watched the first episode and I'm not sure if I want to watch the second. The whole thing felt terribly cliche, particularly down to the secret government project. I expected more.
And did it seriously not occur to anyone that the reason Peter took that guy's hand was because of his RFID chip? As soon as they showed that the guy's hand was missing, I realized that's what it would be used for. If they can disable Peter's chip, surely they could've disabled the dead guy's. So much for these people being world class scientists. Just as ridiculous was the Pam Poovey lookalike trying to catch an infected monkey with zero protective gear.
Show is boring almost put me to sleep, although I was watching it 2 in the morning, fat annoying bitch needed to die first ep. Too many other stupid shit to bother mentioning.
Really? She was about the only character I liked, primarily because she seemed to be the only one with a personality.
So the fat bitch finds a funky monkey-man and decides to not tell anyone? And why don't the CDC have radios? Oh, and a CDC worker that thinks she might be infected and not tell anyone? GTFO with this show.
man. first 10 seconds of episode three.
wakes up passed out in shower. dude, checking on her.
"i was taking a shower, de- contaminant procedures. and... annd. I just feel light headed, I dont remember what happened next" more or less.
Now, its not clear if shes lying about what happened. or, if she really doesn't remember exactly what happened.
but either way, Deeer. well we are working hard, you just need some rest.
Are you fucking kidding me?
Chick passes out in the de-contaminant shower.
And they don't care. how in the fuck is your first response not, oh shit, shes infected. or at least we should test to make sure shes not.
Stupid shitty writer cliche 101.
oh, bitten by a zombie. better not tell anyone.
This "science outbreak" TV show is written by stupid people who can't even wikipedia basic trends. For a producer, this show is 101 "what you don't wanna do" book. Evil secret corporation, double / triple agents, playdoh science momentums "ITS SAFE ENOUGH TO DISCARS OUR HAZMAT SUITS GUYS". It's basically Resident Evil with more cheese and no action.
why was this show made.
I can forgive a lot of stupidity for the sake of interesting story or characters but completely ignoring basic quarantine training in an outbreak is making me nuts. Add to that the boring characters makes it rough.
Only reason I'm watching now is because I want to bang the lead science girl.
130 or so people in a biotech facility. Took till episode 3 for someone to finally say, "You know we could probably help the four of you out with a cure..." pretty sure that guy is dead. Cannot be bothered to fact check it.
pretty shitty that this piece of crap gets renewed for a second season, and almost human probably will not.
what a terrible finale to a terrible show. fuck you ron moore!
Finished the last three episodes earlier today and not sure what to think yet. I didn't make it past the 2nd season of BSG so I have no real Ronald Moore experience to go off of.
That said it wasn't what I thought it was, virus wise so that surprised me but some of the writing was definetly head shaking. Jeri Ryan was pretty much wasted in her role but least they killed off characters. I'll watch season two because sometimes what else is there to watch.
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