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Viruses are never a good thing on screen, are they? Always changing people into something horrible. Ever since Danny Boyle’s 2002 classic 28 Days Later had people afflicted with the ‘Rage Virus’, making them go completely nuts and try to eat human flesh, countless films and television shows have used similar ideas to the extent that it’s kind of got a bit stale. Now, SyFy’s new series Helix seems to be following the trend, featuring such couldn’t-be-more-clichéd lines as:

‘What’s it doing to him?’

‘It’s… changing him’.

‘Into what?’

Award-winning writing right there.

I can’t be too harsh on Helix just because of that though. An extended trailer has been released for the first season and it actually looks pretty good, despite the apparent similarities to 28 Days/Months Later (a running infected victim about a minute into the trailer looks like it has been plucked »

- Tom Durbin

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