With Netflex, Machinima, X-Box Live, and Amazon all getting into the original content business, it was only a matter of time before Hulu announced they were going to be streaming some of their own. Thankfully they are going to be giving us something with a science fiction twist in ‘State of Syn’. I love a lot of what I’m reading about this dystopian themed show, including a Google Glass tie-in that they are making.
There is just one big issue I have with it: It’s an eight episode order where each of them are five minutes long.
Yes, you read that right. At five minutes each, you aren’t going to be getting much in the way of lengthy content and that’s where I’m a little annoyed. The series sounds amazing and stars Jewel Staite (‘Firefly‘,’Serenity‘), David Hewlett (‘Stargate SG-1’, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’) and Rainbow Francks (‘Star Gate: Atlantis’, ‘Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem’) with narration by Torri Higginson (‘Stonehenge Apocalypse’,’Stargate SG-1′). Yes, there are noticably quite a few ‘Stargate’ alumni in this ‘Blade Runner’-esque series.
While the series won’t be released on Hulu in full until January 18th, 2014 you can watch the first episode below:
The year is 2043. The gap between the rich and the poor has never been greater, as global conflict and economic instability have resulted in widespread chaos. But there remains one commodity that is still accessible to almost anyone, anywhere: technology.
STATE OF SYN is the story of 26-year-old Annika Drake (JEWEL STAITE, Firefly; L.A. Complex), a young woman who is pulled deep into a twisted mystery surrounding her father’s former company — emerging tech giant Psylosense.
Now run by his former business partner, Aslin Kane (DAVID HEWLETT, Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis), Psylosense is manufacturing a highly addictive new sensory experience called Vibe — a digital technology simulating an actual neurological condition called synesthesia — which is poised to become the new opiate of the masses.
STATE OF SYN is an eight x five-minute 3D-enabled science-fiction motion novel for web, smartphone and tablet devices with an interactive companion game for iOS and Android devices. Combining live-action photography with animation, and beautifully designed hyper-real digital backgrounds, STATE OF SYN integrates traditional sci-fi storytelling with an immersive and highly original digital experience.
So what did you think of the first episode of ‘State of Syn’? Are you looking to check out more’? Wishing it was a 8 full length episodes or are these mini webisodes enough for you? Share your thoughts below!