Sci-fi fans know the name Ronald D. Moore very well. After all, he’s been a producer and writer of many of the genre’s iconic shows such as ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,’ ‘Roswell,’ ‘Caprica’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica.’ So it no wonder that many are looking forward to seeing Moore’s next project ‘Helix.’
The series is set in the Arctic and follows a group of scientists from the CDC who travel there to investigate a possible disease outbreak only to find themselves pulled into a much larger and dangerous conspiracy.
Although ‘Helix’ isn’t set to debut until the fall of this year, Syfy has released a teaser trailer for the show. The trailer doesn’t show much but it’s the ending that hints that the scientist’s discovery will change the world – and it may not be in a good way.
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.
I have to admit that once I saw the black ooze running down the face of the man, I couldn’t help but think of the black oil that was a big part of the plot arc from the series ‘The X-Files’. It didn’t help that the last tag line of the teaser was “The Truth Will Spread’, again reminding me of the classic ‘X-Files’ tag line ‘The Truth is Out There.’
This doesn’t dampen the excitement of a new scripted series from Moore and hopefully more information and images will be released soon. What will dampen the mood is if the show has a déjà vu feel and the black ooze turns out to be a sentient virus that can infect humans in order to conquer the planet (At this point, just call Mulder and Scully).
‘Helix’ is set to premiere on the Syfy network sometime early 2014.