A few years back, three screenwriters had the idea to make their own sci-fi space series… but they couldn’t. Sci-fi premises are usually expensive, and anything they put together would be low-budget. Then they got the idea to film the entire series from the perspective of a camera in the ship’s computer… and Personal Space was born.
Personal Space features and is dedicated to the memory of Richard Hatch, best known for Battlestar Galactica. Hatch passed away in February 2017, shortly after his scenes were filmed. Personal Space will be his last appearance. Official synopsis:
The series is a sci-fi dramedy that takes place in an alternate timeline where the American space program has been decades ahead of actual history. Generation ship Overture was launched on a very long journey in the early 90s to a distant star. The crew serves in 25 year shifts, with each shift passing the torch to the one after. The audience watches current events aboard the ship unfold in 2017, as the second shift is supposed to take command, while the crew of Overture speak in confidence to the ship’s therapy computer. The key phrase here is “supposed to.”
Personal Space was conceived as a webseries, and that’s where it’ll appear, though it’ll have some special public screenings at the 2018 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Festival and the Vancouver Web Fest. In addition to Hatch, the show also stars Nicki Clyne of Battlestar Galactica, Kurt Yaeger of Sons of Anarchy, Cliff Simon of Stargate SG-1, Tim Russ of Star Trek: Voyager, Brent Bailey of Emma Approved, and Sean Persaud of Edgar Allen Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party.
Watch for Personal Space March 3 — it will make its debut on Amazon Instant Video.