I watched the backdoor pilot of Virtuality on Hulu the other night. If you were to ask me whether or not it was enough to make me want to watch the series, I’d say no. It does have an interesting concept: twelve astronauts are sent out to another star system to find a habitable planet for people on Earth to move to since our planet will die within the next century. To occupy their time, they have these headsets that let them escape to virtual realities and live out their fantasy, except now there’s a glitch and instead of enjoying some relaxing alone time, a mysterious character is showing up and killing everyone inside their virtual module.
I don’t want to give too many spoilers away in case you want to go watch it for yourself. There were some gorgeous special effects and camera shots, but not that I’d expect anything less from these people, but the story wasn’t enough to get me hooked. If you saw it, what did you think?