sounds like it has potential. A Solar System-based space drama with Rene Echevarria on board? Could be worthwhile.
has an interesting pedigree. Creators from Orphan Black
and Lost Girl
? Both have strong female leads, but are very different in tone. I hope the "fun-loving" part suggests it'll be skewing more toward LG's lighter tone. A lot of the new shows I'm hearing about from Syfy sound like they're trying to be ultra-dark and gritty in the vein of BSG and Game of Thrones
, but I'd prefer something more in the vein of Stargate, Eureka, Warehouse 13
, and, yes, Lost Girl
Speaking of Orphan Black
, that Clone
show would have to have something to make it distinctive and not feel like just an attempt to imitate OB.
The premise of Ascension
is very weird. A giant interstellar generation ship launched in 1963???? Before we even launched the first multi-person space capsule or devised a rocket powerful enough to leave Earth orbit, we launched an interstellar starship with a crew of hundreds? And it's "nearly 50 years into the journey," meaning it's set before 2013? In the past? What the hell?
I mean, I think I've heard of this Ascension
project before, in development news from a year or two ago, and it sounded interesting then. But the 1963 launch date makes no sense and I can't see what purpose it serves in the story.