Outside The Lines
Dynamo is a sci-fi web series that defies description or categorization.
Part space opera, part cyberpunk romp, and part dystopian ode, this ambitious independent project takes stylistic cues from those sub-genres to create an aesthetic all its own.
The result is one of the most original, visually stunning, and challenging science fiction web series I've ever seen.
A Sci-Fi Phantasmagoria
Created by Ian Hubert and Scott Hampson for Karma Pirates productions, Dynamo tells the story of the mysterious Axle Rubix - a man (?) who arrives on Earth near the walled exterior of a massive dystopian metropolis called Shade.
The mystery of Axle deepens after he is picked up by an unsuspecting young couple who transport him to the city.
From there, the story gets far more strangely complicated.
Let me be frank, Dynamo can be a challenging watch. The narrative often deviates from most standard storytelling conventions.
Instead, the series has an almost lyrical quality - with frequent flights of fancy along the way.
Think of its sensibility as a cross between Blade Runner and Brazil.
The good news? Its unique narrative and visual style work extremely well together in producing a work that is intriguingly cool.
In fact, while the cast performances are impeccable, it's the cinematography and visual effects that are main attractions.
With epic deep space battles, richly textured sets (watch for an odd cardboard fort!), and a fully 3D-rendered futuristic metropolis, you will doubt that millions of dollars weren't spent on this production.
Down The Wormhole
Watch the complete first episode below to experience a look inside the bizarre world of Dynamo ...
I can't recommend Dynamo highly enough.
With its original premise, dynamic cast performances, cool soundtrack, and award-worthy visuals, this series pushes the envelope as to what a sci-fi web series can be.
To watch more, visit its channel on YouTube: Karma Pirates.
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