Online Science Fiction Serial: The Mercury Men

A science fiction web serial!  The Mercury Men.  This is amazing. I love stuff like this. A group of filmmakers are producing a series of cliffhanger shorts just for the web. The trailer looks very interesting, well-shot, exciting, and perfect for web viewing. These people seem to really know what they’re doing.

The director is Chris Preksta who made the Captain Blasto series.  The producer is Kati LightholderMark Tierno, who acted in George Romero’s Day of the Dead and will appear in the upcoming feature, The Road, plays the lead role.

I know it’s going to sound silly, but the Mercury Men Pictures logo with the light bulb is one of the best movie production logos I’ve ever seen.  I also love the way the trailer clip uses light and shadow to maximum effect.  And the alien is really creepy and looks amazing.

poster_previewThey even have this wonderful poster.

When people do this kind of work on the web they do it with limited means that require them to use real creativity in order to bring their vision to fruition.  It lends a sense of adventure and excitement to the endeavor which translates directly to the viewer.  This is something that is mostly lacking when you turn to a television.  Science fiction is going to have a fantastic golden age because of the web.  Keep watching.