Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Mercurymen: New Syfy online series

I was reading through Boing Boing and I found a heads up for a new series from SyFy that is web only. The movie was made on a shoestring and harkens back to the old big screen movie serials. From the article:
  • The Mercury Men is a ... new Web series made for under $10,000 in Pittsburgh with ray guns, evil aliens and even a brain in a jar. It’s a modern homage to the black-and-white serials of the early 1900s featuring a mild mannered engineer who normally toils away at an office in obscurity until he stumbles on a plot by The Mercury Men to destroy Earth. It was picked up by Syfy for distribution and began running online lat week at SyFy.
There are seven episodes available so far. The first one is number 101 kind of tongue in cheek I guess (is it 101 episodes or 5. 101 in decimal is 5). I have seen the first couple of episodes and its campy, but not overboard like the network Batman series. The Steam Punk dress and weapons certainly are fun enough. I am certainly not adverse from watching more.

Click the article title to go to the website.


JoshM said...

It is a pretty enjoyable little series. Not too much cheese and just the right amount of camp. It doesn't take itself too seriously but it still manages to show respect for the old sci-fi films that obviously inspired it. It's definitely entertaining, and at ten minutes a pop what more do you need?

Beam Me Up said...

Yeah, it's pretty hard to bust on 10 minutes! If its bad, you wasted on 10 and good? same thing can be said!