Sci-Fi Shows Storm the Web

Didn’t get enough sci-fi at the recent Comic-Con? Fear not, true believers, soon all you’ll have to do is turn on your PC, as there will be more nerd-friendly series online than you can shake a light saber at.

Below is a sampling of sci-fi shows, some of which are already out, some of which are still in the works, and many of which feature Hollywood talent, writers or studio backing:

  • Gemini Division is a new thriller from NBC starring Rosario Dawson.
  • Trenches is a space war flick from ABC’s Stage9 Digital.
  • Woke Up Dead is a zombie comedy series starring Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite).
  • Ark is an upcoming space thriller from 60Frames Entertainment and starring Renee O’Conner of Xena fame.
  • The Awesomes is a superhero series from Seth Meyers of SNL.
  • The Line stars SNL’s Bill Hader as a guy waiting in line for a sci-fi/fantasy flick.

Not all of these will succeed, but science fiction already has a strong track record online. lonelygirl15 turned from a vlog into a thriller with tech overtones. Sanctuary was one of the early big-budget sci-fi series, it was even picked up to run on the Sci-Fi Network. And most recently, Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog darn near crashed the Internet.

In other words, brush up on your Klingon, this sci-fi phenomenon is here to stay.