Normally, I wouldn't turn my blog into an advertising site. However, I only just this week heard about something that's going on, and I really want to share it because I think it's awesome, and I'd like to see it survive. So, I'm spreading the word.
I'm talking about NBC's new online-only show, Gemini Division ( official site ).
Why do I think it's important to support something like this? Well, even if we don't take into account how this moves us beyond the continuous deluge of remakes that Hollywood and those at 30 Rockefeller Plaza keep shoving down our throats, it also moves us forward in terms of how tech and entertainment interact. I say that because recently, Amamda Tapping (whose work I love, even though I'm not the biggest Stargate:SG-1 fan) worked on a webisode-based show, called Sanctuary ( Official Site ). It started as a web-only show, was picked up for full episodes by Sci Fi (starting in October). This trend of webisode-to-actual-show is awesome, and I'd love to see it continue. This seems to me (though I know this may be a bit naive) more organic way for entertainment to grow. After all, think about how grass-roots Afterworld was ( episodes ).
So, sure, Gemini Division sounds a bit like those dodgy final seasons of X-Files with the "who's a super-soldier?" business, but it may work differently, here. I can hope, anyway.
Episodes start Monday.