Friday, December 4, 2009

Slingers: Ocean's 11 in Space

That's how io9 describes a potential new show, called Slingers. Article and clip here.

And here's a summary from Mike Sizemore's blog:
Slingers is set in the year 2960 A.D., following mankind’s first interplanetary war. Humanity is now clustered into a finite, but still vast section of the universe known as Enclosed Space.

Humanity won the war with an aggressive alien enemy, but at a cost. The way back to Earth is now cut off by an impassable barrier – a side effect of the blast that finally pushed the enemy back.

The show takes its name from a group of people thrown together on board an experimental spacecraft that is capable of Slinging itself to any point in space. In theory it’s the only craft capable of getting home. In reality the crew are using it to carry out a series of high tech heists and get even with those who are now exploiting their positions in the post war hierarchy.

Dominic ‘DM’ Monroe, a special ops war veteran becomes the de facto leader of this small team of thieves who rail against the decision by military command to just ‘stay where they are and make the best of it’. They’re determined to get home and if that means breaking a few rules and picking up a lot of enemies along the way then so be it.

Based on just this written summary and the pics on Mike Sizemore's blog, I thought: Firefly + Leverage = show I would watch.

Then I watched the clip in the io9 post and got a distinct 1960s vibe to it and the voices are British. Now, if they add Torchwood's omnisexuality, I am so totally there.

Apparently it will begin filming in 2010 to be aired in the US on the Syfy channel.

I can't tell if it's supposed to be a serious drama or something more lightweight. Either way, I'm looking forward to it.

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