Thursday, July 29, 2010

'Farscape' and 'SG1' Star Ben Browder to Star in Sci-Fi Web Series 'Naught For Hire'

Ben Browder, who dazzled Sci-Fi fans both as John Crichton on Farscape and as Colonel Cameron Mitchell on Stargate SG-1, is making a long-awaited return to the genre in a very interesting web series.

Called Naught For Hire, it is a 13-part Sci-Fi web series set in 2030. Browder stars as Nick Naught, who is, so it happens, an analogue guy in a digital word - whatever that means.

The Sci-Fi web series is some sort of hybrid which incorporates noir style detective 30s movies type with Science-fiction.

SFX Magazine calls it:

A lighthearted sci-fi romp in the style of ’30s noir movies, with each episode ending on a cliffhanger, Naught For Hire is about a detective who has issues with modern technology, including a car that is in love with him, an elevator that won’t cooperate and an answering machine that wants to do nothing but pull pranks on him.
Filming for the series is being done over the summer but no broadcast date has been settled on as of yet.

Based on a book by john E Stith, Naught For Hire also stars Juliet Landau (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), and Jennifer Sky (Cleopatra 2525).

It definitely seems like a fun and interesting project that many of Ben Browder's fans will be happy to see him in - although it's not the long-awaited Farscape web series they have been clamoring for for so many years now.

In the meanwhile, you can go to the official website for updates, and follow their twitter page.

[SFX Magazine]

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