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Coster-Waldau lands lead in Virtuality

by Brett Love, posted Jun 25th 2008 9:04AM

Nikolad Coster Waldau of VirtualityAccording to the interview with Ron Moore that Brad wrote about, Virtuality is scheduled to start shooting in July. That's like, soon. So a leading man would be a fantastic thing to have. Here comes Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to the rescue. The former star of New Amsterdam is staying with Fox to take the lead in the two-hour pilot. If any crazed fan groups were whittling away at some old-world furniture to send in to the network to save New Amsterdam, they can stop now.

Virtuality tells the tale of Earth's first starship, making its way on a ten year journey to a distant solar system, where no man has gone before... To pass the time during the trip they go into virtual reality machines, assuming different identities and having whatever adventures they choose. That's what we know so far, but I'm assuming that somewhere along the lines something goes drastically wrong so we have some real world conflicts that can't just be switched off. Moore wrote the script with his Galactica pal Michael Taylor and Peter Berg is slated to direct.

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chad small

This sounds a lot like Joe Haldeman's "Old Twentieth" Hope they have their lawyers in place...here's a link to the book.

http://www.amazon.com/Old-Twentieth-Joe-Haldeman/dp/0441013430/ref=pd_bbs_sr_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1214502945&sr=8-6

June 26 2008 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dan

All the people that condemned BSG before they ever saw it had to eat their words when Ron Moore came out with the best science fiction series since the original Star Trek. For that reason alone anything he is behind deserves a respectful viewing of several episodes before passing judgment.

June 25 2008 at 3:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dan Chichian

So they are taking Quantum Leap and Journeyman and putting them in space?

June 25 2008 at 10:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ryan

Why am I thinking it sounds like combination of Firefly and Dollhouse.

Although dollhouse has yet to air.

June 25 2008 at 10:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
e

The only problem with it is the "virtual." Like in Star Trek TNG and Voyager, there will be a sense that nothing "real" will actually happen to the characters. I prefer to think that there may be "real" consequences in the fiction I watch, a bit of made up suspense if you will - though that may be an oxymoron. Typical of the guys that came up with the remake of Bionic Woman that bombed. I'm not even going to bother with it.

June 25 2008 at 10:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Oreo

Four episodes.

June 25 2008 at 10:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Erica

Actually, I've read elsewhere that this is a "backdoor pilot"; and it's only going to get more episodes if the 2-hour premiere/movie does well enough. Sort of like the Knight Rider TV movie that came out months ago on NBC.

June 25 2008 at 3:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Oreo

That's a really smart idea, I hope that's what they do. That way if it is good by the ratings aren't we at least have a good movie with a rather complete plot.

June 25 2008 at 6:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
keithnl

A whole series of Holo-deck episodes :)

Actually the pedigree of the show and now with the addition of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau means I'll check it out.

June 25 2008 at 10:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Galley

Interesting premise.

June 25 2008 at 9:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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