Battlestar Galactica Producer Imagines Sci Fi Show for Fox


Ron Moore is his name, science fiction is his game.
Moore, a former Star Trek writer and one of the folks behind Sci Fi's version of Battlestar Galactica, is at it again: He's cooked up a new sci fi pilot called Virtuality that looks like it could land on the Fox schedule next Spring.

What's the story?
The series follows a dozen astronauts who are sent on a mission to find a distant solar system. To keep the astronauts from getting bored during the 10-year voyage, their shuttle is equipped with virtual reality modules that let the astronauts assume different identities and travel to far-off lands. But then a bug is discovered in the system — and one of the astronauts could be responsible.

"Too sci fi" for NBC?
That's the buzz from industry insiders, who say NBC didn't think the show fit its brand. Fox bought it almost immediately, though.

Fox sure is into the sci-fi stuff these days.
The network is also developing Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, JJ Abrams' Fringe, and a comedy called Boldly Going Nowhere about life on a spaceship.

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