Prey

May. 18th, 2016 11:00 pm
vr_trakowski: (artichoke)
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Okay, to follow up yesterday's post...Prey used to be available unofficially on YouTube, but I can't find it any longer.  It was never, as far as I know, released in any commercial form.

The idea was that the next step in human evolution had taken place, and that the new version was operating on the principle that no two species can occupy the same ecological niche.  It starred Debra Messing, Adam Storke, Vincent Ventresca, and other people you'd probably recognize.  And it's one reason I can't watch Will and Grace--too painful after seeing Ms. Messing portray a brilliant scientist.

The science was interesting; some of it was accurate, some of it wasn't, and some of it has since been disproved.  As often happens with sci-fi, too, something that was done on the show later became reality--excavating graves from the 1918 Spanish influenza epidemic to obtain the virus.

The writing was a little choppy, and many questions remained unanswered, but the acting was superior and the concepts were intriguing.  If you want to watch it, you can find it here.  I think that'll work; let me know if it doesn't.

Be warned--as I said, the show ended on the second-worst cliffhanger I've ever seen.  Hence, fic.

*raises glass to Larry Drake*
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