Kickstarter Spotlight: Voyager – A Sci-Fi Series Based On Events From A Near Future
Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Mankind has seemingly always looked to the skies as a source of wonder and mystery. It is only within the last century or so, that we mastered flight on our own planet, but began to immediately delve into space travel. We are a race of curious creatures, and our sense of self preservation is oftentimes overridden by our thirst for knowledge. Voyager- A Sci-Fi Series Based On Events From A Near Future explores the concept of deep space travel within our own galaxy, not in a quirky futuristic way, but in a modern setting. Imagine today’s technology powering spacecraft to nearby planets in a timely fashion, enabling scientists and travelers to study these foreign terrains within our lifetime!
I’m obviously simplifying it for the article, but this Voyager series will explore the ideas behind this concept, and will focus in on the hazards and trials that await the first space pioneers. With space travel being financed by corporations and individuals, corruption is bound to play a big part in this dramatic program. Richard Christian Matheson, son of the late Richard Matheson, is penning the series, in addition to having helped create it. You might know him from his recent adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine into a TNT mini-series. Lending a bit of realism to Matheson’s writing is Nabil Sioufi, an experienced entrepreneur with a doctorate in mathematics. He’s also the co-creator of this and two other television projects. With these two at the helm, we can expect some great things. Especially considering the photos and videos already available as teasers.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a huge fan of science fiction television programs, mainly due to their lackluster quality most of the time. They just try to do too much with too little. This idea of a more contemporary setting, will lend a bit more realism to the filming, specifically not having to engineer futuristic items constantly. With that in mind, the creators can concentrate on the larger elements of the program. Getting the pilot episode off the ground is a huge undertaking, and that’s where you come in. As with almost all crowdfunding campaigns, backers are asked to donate in order to raise the money needed to produce their Voyager project. The best part about it for you is that there are different tiers of rewards to thank you for your contributions.
In this particular Kickstarter, you can get both digital and physical rewards. From e-books to extra-terrestrial music, posters to shirts, it’s there for you based on pledge amounts. You can even get listed as a producer if you have the funds to help back the project at that level. But in the end, you are really helping this team create something unique. Rewards are nice but the feeling of camaraderie that comes from helping like-minded folks is amazing. I urge you to check out the video below, it explains the project far better than I can. After that, go to the official Kickstarter page here. This fundraiser ends September 13th, 2015, so make sure you get over to the page before it finishes up.