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A team of scientists are thrust into a potentially life-or-death situation when they arrive in the Arctic to secretly investigate what could be an outbreak of a strange disease in a secluded international research facility.
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Series cast summary:
Billy Campbell ...  Dr. Alan Farragut 26 episodes, 2014-2015
Kyra Zagorsky ...  Dr. Julia Walker 26 episodes, 2014-2015
Mark Ghanimé ...  Major Sergio Balleseros 26 episodes, 2014-2015
Jordan Hayes ...  Dr. Sarah Jordan 26 episodes, 2014-2015
Neil Napier ...  Dr. Peter Farragut 26 episodes, 2014-2015
Sue Beattie Sue Beattie ...  Computer 26 episodes, 2014-2015
Hiroyuki Sanada ...  Dr. Hiroshi Hatake 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Meegwun Fairbrother ...  Daniel Aerov / ... 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Matt Long ...  Dr. Kyle Sommer 13 episodes, 2015
Severn Thompson ...  Sister Anne 13 episodes, 2015
Alison Louder ...  Sister Amy 12 episodes, 2015
Sean Tucker ...  Landry 11 episodes, 2015
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Helix is a science fiction thriller that focuses on a CDC expedition into the arctic. They go there to investigate the potential outbreak of a disease with no idea what they are getting themselves into. They encounter an almost zombie-like threat that could threaten mankind itself whilst the operator of the facility seems to know more than what he is saying. Written by ahmetkozan

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Are you prepared? (Season 1) See more »


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10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Repurposed from Moore's take on "The Thing" which was planned as a 6 to 8 hour mini-series on SyFy with participation from Frank Darabont at one point. See more »

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The series depicts day as bright and night as dark in the Arctic. However, north of the Arctic circle (which is the implied location), because of the tilt of the earth, they would have 24 hours of daylight in the summer, and 24 hours of dark in the winter. See more »

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What a letdown
31 March 2014 | by ethanstraffinSee all my reviews

I jumped at the chance to watch "Helix," especially because it's not as though we're drowning in great TV sci-fi at the moment. Zombie movies meet "The Andromeda Strain" with a bit of "The Thing" thrown in? Count me in! And for a few episodes, it really did seem as though it might become the diamond in SyFy's rough.

Unfortunately, "Helix" to date has failed to live up to its potential. By the end of the first season, the familiar sci-fi/horror tropes that served as a promising setup have become a stronger prison than its isolated setting. Where tension should be building, the story instead begins to run out of steam, with each new threat and cliffhanger somehow less compelling than the last. Questions are answered, but the answers aren't as interesting as they could be, and most of them fail to produce new questions that might take the story in unexpected directions. And while a few characters may hint at multidimensionality, others do things that they simply would not do -- solely for the sake of manufacturing drama, and with little sign that we might learn something about them later that would justify it.

By the time the final "big bad" of the season (who felt more like a reject from the "Harry Potter" franchise) arrived to walk us through most of the same plot points the previous one did, I was gritting my teeth to make it through the finale. I'm glad for the sake of its more devoted fans that "Helix" was renewed, but I don't see myself sticking around for the second season.


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