Pointless Nonsense

Posted in tv by Bill on September 18, 2014

highmoonHigh Moon was a 2 hour pilot for a SyFy series that they didn’t pick up, but decided to air it anyway as a movie. It’s based on a novel, The Lotus Caves, from 1969, so the bad guys are the Russians, not the Chinese (oddly, the Chinese aren’t even mentioned, the factions on the moon appear to be the US, Japan, Russia, India, a Mexico/Brazil alliance, and some sort of corporation).

I’m disappointed it wasn’t picked up. It would have been at home with shows like Eureka and Warehouse 13. The dialog is campy but oddly charming, it’s a mix of wacky scifi and poltical intrigue in a way that worked quite well. It wasn’t great or anything, but a big step above the last few Syfy original series.


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