When I first heard that Katee Sackhoff was once again returning to science fiction on Netflix’s ‘Another Life,’ I was excited and now the trailer is giving us an idea of what the series will be about. The concept is a fun one, and the premise really lends itself to a story that could be translated into an ongoing series.
However, the first trailer gives us a voiceover of Sackhoff’s character Commander Niko Breckinridge giving a motivational speech that not only doesn’t feel too inspiring but also seems off for the pacing of the trailer. I’m really hoping that this is just a teaser that doesn’t do ‘Another Life’ justice. As a fan of the actress and genre, I’m willing to give this a shot but hope that we aren’t in store for another sci-fi film like her last work in ‘2036 Origin Unknown’ which ended up just being painful to watch. For those who haven’t seen that film which you can check out on Netflix, it was a great concept which was poorly executed.
Netflix is describing the upcoming series as:
When a mysterious alien Artifact lands on Earth, Commander Niko Breckinridge (Katee Sackhoff) has to lead humanity’s first interstellar mission to its planet of origin, while her husband (Justin Chatwin) tries to make first contact with the artifact back on earth. Another Life explores the miracle of life, how precious life is in a universe mostly empty of it, and the lengths we will go to protect the ones we love.
The streaming giant has also released the first ‘Another Life’ teaser-trailer for the show right here:
Visually, I’m reminded of a Syfy series about 10-years ago which would be fine if the voiceover better matched the tone of what we were seeing. Hopefully, this isn’t an example of the show but just an issue with the trailer.
What did you think of our first look at ‘Another Life’? Am I totally off as to my reaction to the trailer? Will this end up being a win for Katee Sackhoff or should it have never gone into production? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
You can have ‘Another Life’ by streaming this new series on Netflix on Thursday, July 25th, 2019!
Source: Entertainment Weekly