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12 minutes of Ronald D. Moore's Virtuality online
from DenofGeek

Tense relationships on board a spacecraft trying to save humanity - haven’t we been here before...?
Published on Jun 17, 2009

Interested in what Ronald D. Moore has been doing since he consigned Battlestar Galactica to his impressive list of previous projects?

It seems he’s been working on a TV series called Virtuality, about the 12-person crew of a spacecraft sent on a mission to find somewhere else in the universe for mankind to live, after life on Earth gets a 100 year lifespan.

As with Galactica he’s starting with a 2-hour mini series airing in the US next week, and depending how that goes we might see a full blown show, or not.

To help better understand the rather dark and convoluted plot that Moore has conceived, Fox has just allowed a 12 minute preview of the show to be released online. My reaction was that Virtuality might be mind-job of epic proportions, especially if it gets the series it might well deserve. The only concern is that for the reality TV fans viewing it might involve thinking more than they’re accustomed.

Is this preview real, or is it all just a virtual reality fantasy? Make your own mind up...


Ron Moore’s Virtuality Takes Virtual Reality to Outer Space from wired June 11, 2009

What to do for an encore after co-creating the much-loved Battlestar Galactica? For Ronald D. Moore, one answer comes in the form of Virtuality, a two-hour movie airing June 26 on Fox.

The show follows 12 crew members of Earth’s first starship, the Phaeton, as they embark on a 10-year journey through space. To pass the time, each earthling gets a customized virtual reality module that lets them participate in the Civil War, hang out at rock concerts or visit pastoral settings — in their heads.

Meanwhile, the quarrelsome crew’s internal feuds are being beamed back to the States on reality TV show The Edge of Never, where viewers watch the dozen astronauts — including Rika (played by Sienna Guillory), Manny (Jose Pablo Cantillo) and Val (Gene Farber) pictured above.

In a Thursday conference call, Moore discussed his take on virtual reality, his hope that a strong fan turnout could lead to a full-blown Virtuality series and why his latest outer-space epic is way funnier than Battlestar Galactica ever was.

Read the whole interview at WIRE




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