The new science-fiction thriller premieres tonight on Syfy. To promote the series, Syfy released the first fifteen minutes of tonight’s pilot on Youtube. If you’re interested in following the series, we’ll be covering it with next-day recaps, every week.
Helix is the latest offering from Ronald D. Moore, who is teaming with Syfy once again after previously having developed Syfy’s 2004 reimagining of Battlestar Galactica and its spinoff Caprica.
The official plot synopsis for the series from Syfy is as follows:
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, Arctic Biosystems, to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation. However, the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg, and as the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel.
And here is the video of the first fifteen minutes of tonight’s pilot:http://youtu.be/CviEeDRBr6w
Sounds great and looks better, right? Our contributor Chanse Horton, who also recaps the TNT series Falling Skies for us, will be providing Helix recaps and reviews, and this is his reaction to the above video:
Love it already. Gives vibes of the X-Files, The Thing, Resident Evil, and Event Horizon. Nice Guy Scientist is giving an excellent performance, but with only a handful of lines, Evil Scientist has my full attention. Evil Scientist is Evil. Wussy Assisstant Scientist: “What was that?!?” Evil Scientist: “Progress.” Also hints of The Stand and Serenity; The very beginning of the former and the very end of the latter.
Helix premieres tonight (January 10th) on Syfy; be sure to come back every week to check out Chanse’s recaps and reaction to every episode.