A new show that is a blend of Firefly and The Office
There have been many different types of Sci-Fi shows, some that you can watch with the whole family and others that are a bit more risque. Ever since Star Trek aired so many years ago the desire for these types of shows has only grown. But there has never been anything like Nobility. It shows a future that is more advanced but the crew of this ship is far from perfect. This writer had the chance to see the pilot of this show at Stan Lee’s Comikaze and here is what he thought of it.
The show takes place 700 years in the future and Earth has become the capital world for all of humanity. New cultures have formed, new alliances have been built and new hostilities have developed. The Confederate Alliance, the central government are left in a bad situation where other governments have been fighting for power and have tried to halt the central governments goals by any means necessary. There have been many cultures who walked away from humanity only to be rediscovered at a later time. One of these cultures is the Eujin people who believe in the principles of genetic purity and directed evolution through selective breeding. They want nothing more than to help humanity rise up to a higher level of evolution.
Decades later the Confederate Alliance decides it would be a great idea to make a documentary of the N.A.S. Nobility to show what they have to offer,but they have no idea what this crew is really like. The Eujin push to have one of their own to have a position on the ship to show all of humanity how great their cause is. Sirius Hauld (Darren Jacobs) is the lucky person who gets assigned as the weapons and the Eujin liaison officer and is looking forward to seeing the greatest things that humanity have to offer.
But when Sirius meets the crew he is shocked by what he finds. Captain Cern (Cas Anvar) is a womanizer who sleeps with many of the female crew members, Takashima (James Kyson) is a hyperactive navigator who has a strange fashion sense and speaks his mind quite often, then there is Mooney (Walter Koenig) the ships engineer who spends most of his time drunk on the job, but none of them compare to Commander Pikeman (Torri Higgenson) who is rough around the edges and will deck those who try to push her buttons. But when the crew comes into contact with some Eujin’s through some strange circumstances alliances are tested and Sirius will have to make a tough decision.
This show doesn’t always take itself seriously and yet there are plenty of serious moments to balance out the off the wall scenes. The whole cast has come together to bring to life characters that are normally never seen in a show like this, let alone the stars of the series. This writer was not sure what to expect when he saw the pilot, but he was impressed by the end result. There is mystery, suspense, action and some wonderful special effects that together make for a show that is truly one of a kind. The show has many directions it can go and it is something that people need to watch.
The pilot gets 8.5/10. There were a few things wrong with it like some slow moments that drag the show down a bit. There was also a few times that felt a little out of place, but these were few and far between. There is a good blend of a lot of great things that make this a rare kind of program. It is definitely something that people will not want to miss.
If you are a fan of Firefly this is a show you should check out. If you like shows that show a rarely seen future you will want to take a peek at this show. It is not something for young kids with some adult language and a few acts of mild violence. If you want to learn more about this show check out http://www.nobilitytheseries.com/
Check out the action packed trailer here: