FAN FILM FRIDAY: Space Hospital

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I don't know whether or not this was a real show.  It looks cheesy enough to be a fan-made endeavor.  In any event, it's a ripoff of James White's Sector General series, which sort of qualifies it as a fan film.  And since it's late and I'm tired and I can't find any good Gilligan's Island episodes to put up tonight, here ya go.


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Helix: "274" (Season 1, Episode 3)

“Where the hell is my monkey?” That’s an actual line of dialogue, folks.

 

Still, this episode is better than the two-episode pilot. Better stagecraft all around: the sets look more colorful, the camera work sharper, and the scene context and pacing crisper. It’s not great, but it no longer feels dangerously close to a SyFy movie. And a big part of that is the sidelining of infected Peter. That gives then a chance to do an actual attempt at a story instead of a blurry riff on better movies. 

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