Having his name attached to a TV series automatically draws in viewers who’ve followed Ronald D. Moore over the course of his career, from his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Roswell, Carnivale, to Battlestar Galactica and Caprica. Moore deserves the street cred he’s earned among science fiction fans, and Syfy’s new series Helix lives up to Moore’s reputation for producing sci-fi projects of quality and depth.
Syfy brought the cast and Moore to the 2014 San Diego Comic Con to discuss season one of the series, and I was fortunate enough to be able to spend time picking executive producer Ronald D. Moore’s brain about what makes the series work and what viewers who are caught up in the world of Helix can expect from season two. There will be a time jump and the setting will be completely different, however the tone will remain the same. Check out what else Moore had to say in this interview from the San Diego Comic Con:
Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to the high-tech research facility, 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.
Billy Campbell stars as Dr. Alan Farragut, leader of the Centers for Disease Control outbreak field team called upon to investigate and control a potential outbreak. Hiroyuki Sanada stars as Dr. Hiroshi Hatake, director of Arctic Biosystems and its mysterious viral research program. Helix also stars Kyra Zagorsky as Dr. Julia Walker; Mark Ghanimé as Major Sergio Balleseros; Jordan Hayes as Dr. Sarah Jordan; Meegwun Fairbrother as Daniel Aerov; Catherine Lemieux as Dr. Doreen Boyle, and Neil Napier as Dr. Peter Farragut.
-By Rebecca Murray
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