Netflix has launched a trailer for its upcoming science fiction collection Another Life, starring Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff. The 10-episode collection premieres on July 25th, and it looks like a enjoyable cross between the first-contact movie Arrival and the Syfy Channel’s Dark Matter.
The collection follows Commander Niko Breckinridge (Sackhoff), who’s chosen to guide a mission to a distant planet after an alien ship touches down on Earth. All the tropes of a “reluctant leader setting off on a dangerous mission”-type of present are current: there are guarantees to family members that she’ll be again, forlorn staring out into area, and members of the crew musing about their place in historical past. Meanwhile, her husband (performed by Justin Chatwin) is tasked with determining the place the artifact got here from, and it looks as if there are greater ramifications for the destiny of humanity thrown in for good measure. Along the best way, alien monsters, crew members apparently creating unusual powers, and events on the flight deck additionally issue into the story.
The collection appears to have the texture of among the huge, goofy science fiction reveals of the early 2000s, like Andromeda, Firefly, Stargate SG-1, in addition to reveals like Dark Matter, Killjoys, The Orville, and Netflix’s Lost in Space. These reveals weren’t precisely on the identical stage of style tasks like Battlestar Galactica or The Expanse, however they’re completely enjoyable diversions that depend on a good sufficient hook and sufficient enjoyable characters to maintain watching. This one looks like it has sufficient of a compelling thriller and planetary exploration. Hopefully it’ll prove a bit higher than Syfy’s Nightflyers.