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Virtuality was actually pretty good June 27, 2009

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After all the negative hype about Ron Moore’s (ex-BSG) Virtuality show – I expect the show to really suck.

IT DIDN’T.

Virtuality was actually a really decent human drama – the special Fx were pitiful and worse than what the BBC does – but the basic plot line was interesting as were the characters.

Sure…it had the same Hal/2001 element

And sure the virtual word stuff was  basic too.

But the way it was all put together, the captain cheating with the pyschiatrist’s wife.doctor having parkinson’s — captain dying – the evil dude in the virtual worlds — it was really cool.

The basic idea of having a reality tv show in space at first seemed kind of lame – but just like how it kinda sorta works The Office – it rly works well for Virtuality

Will we see the show?

Likely not – this was a one off pilot at this point but hey you never know…

Ron Moore’s Virtuality gets backburnered December 12, 2008

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Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica days may be numbered but it doesn’t look like he’s a golden boy for everything.

FOX apparently is pushing back on Moore’s Virtuality show that we first wrote about back in April. Basically its a ship in long duration flight – with a crew have virtual reality experiences throughout the journey.

According to the Hollywood Reporter:
The two-hour backdoor sci-fi pilot “Virtuality,” might stay in consideration for May and be reworked as a more mainstream drama.

Remember friends – this is FOX. The same network that killed Firefly and is now butchering Sarah Connor Chronicles…so i suppose we didn’t have much cause to be hopeful in the first place.

Virtuality – Can you do a whole series about holodecks? April 14, 2008

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Forget about Caprica, Ronald Moore is placing his bets on FOX for his next series.

Moore has got FOX (yes the same FRAKIN network that canceled Firefly) to green light a pilot for a new series called Virtuality.

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.

Remember of course that Moore used to write on Star Trek TNG, home of the holodeck. So now he’s pitching a whole series where the holodeck is the centerpiece of the show.