Collider The Web Series is one component of an ambitious sci-fi saga being told across several different media including:
- comic books
- mobile apps
- a web site
- and an independent feature length film debuting in 2014
In the eight-part web series, which serves as a prequel to the feature film, you meet Peter Ansay (Iain Robertson), a brilliant physicist based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Peter's research leads him to believe the experiments at the CERN collider could end all life on earth.
As the web series opens, you witness his desperate attempts to convince a journalist for an influential newspaper to run his story.
Let me warn you now, Collider isn't your typical sci-fi web series. There are no futuristic set pieces, very few explosions, and no aliens.
In fact, almost the entire series takes place in Peter's hotel room. His only interaction with the outside world is via phone or email.
This is strictly a one man set piece, but it is very engrossing due to the superb performance of Mr. Robertson and the sharp script.
As the series progresses, you witness a brilliant man pushed to the edge of sanity.
Professionally discredited because of the radicalism of his theories, you are drawn into his isolation, despair, and desperation as he seeks validation for his research he believes will save the earth.
With his warnings falling on deaf ears, Peter decides he must take matters into his own hands - a fateful decision which becomes the flashpoint for the action in the forthcoming Collider motion picture.
Because of its unusual narrative structure, Collider The Web Series greatly benefits from a great script written by Catriona Scott, crisp direction by Nuno Bernardo, skillful acting by Iain Robertson, and a brief running time (each episode is between three to four minutes in length).
Despite some subpar CGI sequences, the project achieves its purpose in eliciting intrigue for the explosive events to unfold in the feature film.
Watch the first episode of Collider The Web Series below:
The complete web series is currently available on YouTube: Collider.
The trailer for the 2014 full-length feature film is also now available:
To delve deeper into the world of Collider, visit the official web site ColliderWorld.Com.
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