When you’ve got a frigid environment, viruses running amok and several personnel acting…strange, then you know that something has gone wrong. That’s the premise basically for Helix, when a bunch of CDC scientists play god and then find themselves paying the price.
A price where coupons don’t apply, as evil doesn’t take refunds, nor does it allow for a 21 day warranty or SABS standards and dammit, I’m drfiting again.
Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation. However, the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg, and as the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel.
Ronald “Battlestar Galactica” Moore is in charge of this show, which feels like a mix so far of John Carpenter’s The Thing and that black ooze from the X-Files. Moore actually contributed to the The Thing prequel, so those influences aren’t too out of place here.
Helix stars Billy Campbell, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyra Zargosky and Jordan Hayes. It’s will be infecting air waves next year in January.
Last Updated: November 6, 2013