Ron Moore Headings Back to Syfy with Non-Battlestar Show, Helix

ron mooreI loved Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica, but not many of the spin-off projects since that have come out of Syfy. That said, I’m all for giving the man another go at a sci-fi series, as it’s obvious he’s got real talent in the genre.

Well, I may get my wish as Syfy is finalizing a deal with Moore for a new show, Helix. It will tentatively be 13 episodes for an initial season. What’s it all about?

“Helix will follow scientists living in an Arctic research facility. When the threat of a potential disease hits the men and women living in the research facility, they must come together and attempt to tackle the potentially debilitating disease before it spreads to the rest of humanity and wreaks utter havoc.”

Interesting, though no obvious sci-fi angle is present in that description. How will the disease manifest itself? Are we talking about zombies or mutants here? Obviously something sci-fi-ish terrorizing and Arctic research facility feels a bit like The Thing, so I’ll look forward to seeing how the show differentiates itself from those pair of films.

What do you think Ron Moore has up his sleeve here?

Leave a Reply

below-deck-10-things-with-captain-lee-06
Below Deck’s Captain Lee Gives Us An Exclusive Sneak Peek at Season 4
The Punisher
Netflix Officially Orders The Punisher Spin-Off Series
friends
4 TV Couples that Ruined the Show
Supernatural
Supernatural Review: Spec Script Come To Life
Arrow
Amell Cousins Film Funding Campaign Closing in on $1.5M
denzel
Famous Celebrities Back in the Day
wrestler-rourke-fl
Seven Celebrity Comebacks That Should Motivate You To Try Harder
cSqXgzr
That Time Harry Potter and Neville Longbottom went to a WWE Match
Godfather
Find Famous Scenes from Films at Interactive Map Jackpot City
Arrow
Amell Cousins Film Funding Campaign Closing in on $1.5M
1
Jungle Book Swings Into Theaters and We Approve
pirates_of_the_caribbean_015
Eight Movie Franchises That Need to Rest in Peace
bruce-springsteen-chris-polk-getty-946
Bruce Springsteen Opens with Prince’s “Purple Rain” At Barclay’s Center
spike-jonze-portra_2808683b
10 Awesome Music Videos Directed by the Incomparable Spike Jonze
rolling-stones-concert
The 10 Greatest Rolling Stones Concerts of All-Time
1pbook092nm
Five Awesome Intentionally Funny Music Videos in Movies
150415194757-2015-playoff-graphic-2-041515.1200x672
The Top Five Moments in NBA Playoffs History
2themastes
Your Official Guide to Watching the Masters Tournament on TV
Austin X Games
X Games Austin 2016 Has an Amazing Sports and Music Lineup
nascar_daytona_nationwide_auto_racing_15301727
Seven Incredibly Dangerous Car Accidents in NASCAR History

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.