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Christopher Webster [Cathode Ray Mission 09.29.09] Tuvalu trailer news scifi

RHI Entertainment have released the first trailer for SyFy's upcoming Riverworld miniseries, based on the classic books by Philip José Farmer. Being a big fan of the book I was really hoping this production would do the book justice and offer something we visually haven't seen on TV before, but it doesn't really look that much better than the miniseries that came out about four years back. It's fun to see BSG alumni Tahmoh Penikett and Alessandro Juliani together again, but other than that I'm still on the fence.

Matt, an American journalist, and his fiancée, Jessie, are killed in an explosion, but reawaken in a very unusual afterlife—a mysterious planet with an endless river terrain. Everyone who has ever lived on Earth has been resurrected simultaneously in this strange new world. Determined to find Jessie, Matt joins forces with an intrepid crew including a 13th century female warrior and Riverboat captain Mark Twain. Embarking upriver, their adventure begins, all the while tracked by the watchful eye of a mysterious alien force.

Riverworld premieres next year. Trailer after the break.

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hysteria (11 years ago) Reply

This looks great. I hope we get it out here in Oz. I may have to get myself a copy of the book first while I'm waiting.


p w (11 years ago) Reply

its from the siffy channel, which tends to equal fail.


Lenman (11 years ago) Reply

I have been waitng for them to continue the story since the first movie. It looks like they are starting over again. This series of books is perfect for a series not a mini-series. There are so many stories on the river and five books to discover. This is my all time favorite series of books. The production will suck in SyFY but if they follow the books the stories can make the show. They really need the main character from the books, Cyrano De Bergerac. That character was so big and classic. I don't think they can because of the viewers lack of historical knowledge. I still can't wait!


Skinstripper (11 years ago) Reply

Bleh. I don't know why they keep remaking this. There are MUCH MORE better sci-fi books to choose from, not to mention the plethora of alternate reality books. I always thought this series was overblown.


Drummer_1966 (11 years ago) Reply

Bleh........ you sad bastard

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