Moore sci-fi [news]
Fox has greenlit Virtuality, a two-hour backdoor pilot developed by Battlestar Galactica mastermind Ron Moore:
The sci-fi project, from Universal Media Studios and producers Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun, is set aboard the Phaeton, Earth’s first starship. It revolves around its crew of 12 astronauts on a 10-year journey to explore a distant solar system. To help them endure the long trip and keep their minds occupied, NASA has equipped the ship with advanced virtual-reality modules, allowing the crew members to assume adventurous identities and go to any place they want. The plan works flawlessly until a mysterious “bug” is found in the system.
Colour me intrigued, so long as Virtuality doesn’t try to rip-off Battlestar‘s trademark grit.