FOX Greenlights Ron Moore’s Virtuality
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the FOX network has just greenlit a two-hour back door pilot for a new sci-fi TV series from Battlestar Galactica Ron Moroe (pictured, left) called Virtuality. The show has a great premise, and I can only hope that Moore’s involvement (the project was originally developed by producers Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun) doesn’t mean more of the same. Battlestar Galactica may have broken grounds, especially for a sci-fi show, but I’m not sure if I can get behind another depressing TV show set aboard a spaceship. One is enough, right?
The sci-fi project, from Universal Media Studios and producers Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun, is set aboard the Phaeton, Earth’s first starship, on a 10-year journey to explore a distant solar system. To help the 12 crew members endure the long trip and keep their minds occupied, NASA equipped the ship with advanced virtual reality modules, allowing them to assume adventurous identities and go to any place they want. The plan works until a mysterious “bug” is found in the system.
But seriously, though, I love sci-fi and I appreciate what Ron Moore has done with Battlestar Galactiac (making it legit and all), but please, Ron, don’t give me another show where I have to take a shower after every episode. I just can’t take another one, man.