SyFy has released the first teaser trailer for Ron Moore‘s new series Helix and I’m feeling a great disturbance in the force. We’ll get back to that feeling in a minute. What is Helix?
A team of scientists investigating a possible disease outbreak at an Arctic research facility who find themselves trying to protect the world from annihilation.
Although it sounds a lot like Carpenter’s The Thing at first glance, Helix looks more like a cross between The Andromeda Strain and The Abyss. We don’t get too much in this first look, but the general clean room style we see is interesting. What’s that oozing at the end? We’ll have to tune in to find out.
What is really interesting to me is that suddenly, as Bill and Ted would say:
“There’s strange things afoot at SyFy.”
Actual science fiction . . . I’ll let that sink in. The Defiance pilot was a good start for a series that could gain a steady following. Throw in Helix and one could almost say that the SyFy channel is a place to find good scifi. Whatever might be driving this movement has my full blessings.
What do you think?