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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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Cast

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 13 episodes, 2015
Sebastien Croteau ...  Infected 12 episodes, 2014
Sean Tucker ...  Landry 11 episodes, 2015
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Storyline

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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From "Battlestar Galactica"'s Ronald D. Moore. (Season 1) See more »


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USA | Canada

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English

Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dai Dich See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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16:9 HD
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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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Bio-Horror Sci-Fi Fans Check It Out Yourself
18 March 2014 | by HaveWisdomWillTravelSee all my reviews

I'm up to 5th episode now. Been looking for a decent sci-fi and this one didn't disappoint. My taste: Battlestar remake, The Killing, Continuum, Breaking Bad, Damages. I also lost interest very fast with Walking Dead, Almost Human, Under The Dome. I can deal with some violence and gore, have no patience for sentimental creeping plot and trope repackaging.

Helix shines in editing, pacing, style, direction, and overall actor performances. Sleek delivery of plots and character expositions. Exceptionally concise scenes move with a rhythm that's varied, surprising, and logical; nothing superfluous, nothing contrived or overly-cryptic, a sheer pleasure to watch and follow.

Mood is unsentimental and high tension, some romantic complications and family entanglement that sometimes affect human judgment in high stake situations, but nothing overdone so far. The hotter women feel confident enough to go without distracting salon hair and lash extensions. Hope they keep it this way.

Gore level...some, but not as liberal and nonsensical as Walking Dead or degrading like Game of Throne. Horror level, Firefly Serenity. Blood splatter level, True Blood and Dexter.

Imperfections: non-whites over-represented among baddies. Also, if I ran CDC I will not have severely obese or weak-bodied scientists on my team to the arctics. Morphine and other staples should not be locked in some god-forsaken storage cages, and weak-bodied females should not wander about a danger zone unarmed or unescorted. The scientists can do with more pseudo-real insider-speak - basically, stop bothering to score "real" science credibility with the audience. And one Japanese isn't enough for "global" tone of the setting. Also, questionable age gap issues, between male-female couples, and parent-child. Juvenile shock-value gross-porn can certainly be reduced.

That said, overall consistency and mystery is sufficient for me to suspend a little disbelief and anticipate the next episode.

I would've given an 8 for overall watch-ability, but +1 for balancing. Recommended for those who like bio-horror sci-fi or fantasy.


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