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Helix: New TV Show Premieres January 10th

Helix TV show Syfy has announced that their new thriller TV series, Helix, will kick off on Friday, January 10th, at 10pm. There are 13 episodes.

The show is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to the high-tech research facility, Arctic BioSystems, to investigate a possible disease outbreak. They find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation. The lethal threat ends up being just the tip of the iceberg. As the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel.

Helix stars Billy Campbell, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanimé, Jordan Hayes, Meegwun Fairbrother, Catherine Lemieux, and Neil Napier.

What do you think? Do you plan on checking out this show?

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Kate Fredericks January 14, 2014 at 6:39 am

I just finished watching the third show of Helix, the new science fiction show brought to us by SyFy. I went in to rate it at another site and was surprised at how low the numbers were and bad the reviews were. No doubt the first show, setting up characters and story was a bit tedious and APPEARED to be “the same old thing.” But I don’t work that way. I never review a show based on the pilot. So, I did what was suggested in the commercial and went to On Demand and watched the first three in order. All I can say is WOW!!! By the end of the third episode, my heart was thumping and my skin was crawling. What those reviewers thought they knew wasn’t even close to the truth. Do yourself a favor. If you want a scare-a-minute pure sci fi show ala (the original) Andromeda Strain, or (again original) John Carpenter’s The Thing, check out Helix. By the end of the third episode, it was a completely different show than the seemingly simple Pilot. HELIX is a show to watch! But you won’t know that unless you give it a chance and watch at least three episodes!

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Art Scott November 9, 2013 at 8:30 am

Hate on Sy-Fy all you like. A few years ago I would have agreed with you. Before Being Human, Alphas (sadly cxl’ed), Lost Girl, and Defiance, I would’ve said SyFy just wasn’t capable of putting out good TV, but we’re now in the period AFTER I’ve seen 4 good new shows (LOVE to be able to both watch AND game in the Defiance World). I’m not a fan of, like, Warehouse13 or whatever it’s called, or a few other of their shows, but that’s the way it is for me with every network, every TV station/network or whatever you want to call it–I generally like only a very small percentage of the shows offered by that station. If SyFy maintains the same standards with Helix they have when it comes to the production of the shows I’ve mentioned above, the concept has a chance of making a nice replacement for some of the stupid cxltns.

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Grandizer November 7, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I actually thought the previews looked interesting, something like a “Supernova or a ****” but on Earth, maybe a continuation of that movie…

The **** above is because I forgot the name of the movie just as I was about to type it in. It was a spaceship in space that picked up a stranded person, there was a couple on the ship and when they picked up the stranger, he got superpowers from somewhere and was banging the wife. The hubby and wife were famous people, the name of the superpowered guy in the movie I want to say is Billy…

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Why Watch November 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

When they need to use qualifiers like “intense thriller” and “terrifying life-and-death struggle” you know it is going to be a dud

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Anthony November 6, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Sounds “ripped from the headlines” and totally cliche. In other words, a typical SyFy offering.

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