Although it appeared that Ronald D. Moore‘s Virtuality was as good as dead, FOX has changed its mind about the show and additional episodes are now planned for production.
As reported by Airlock Alpha, an entry in Doug Drexler‘s blog shared the good news with his readers. “We got the word that a show we thought was dead is now on the fast track,” said Drexler, who was the CG supervisor for the Virtuality pilot. “It’s Ron Moore’s Virtuality. It just goes to show you how this business goes. It was dead, dead, dead…now it’s alive, alive, alive…and they want it now, now, now!” Virtuality is about a group of space travelers on a ten-year journey to explore a distant solar system. To endure the long trip, the crew has advanced virtual-reality modules. All is well until a virus enters the system and puts the lives of the crew in danger.
Last December, Moore was asked to change elements of the series to make it more mainstream. In addition, author Joe Haldeman claimed that Virtuality bore a striking resemblance to his Old Twentieth novel, published in 2005. He has not yet brought forth a lawsuit, but the threat is still there.
There is no word yet from FOX on when the series might be aired.
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