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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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Sue Beattie Sue Beattie ...  Computer 26 episodes, 2014-2015
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Severn Thompson ...  Sister Anne 13 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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Release Date:

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 »


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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An Andromeda Strain-like Start Leads Slowly to Necropsy
28 March 2014 | by puesta31See all my reviews

SPOILER: This series started out with such promise. It had a fun concept, it had decent early promotion, it had mystery after mystery flooding in each new episode; leaving people restless for the next Friday. Unfortunately Helix did not reach orbit after its stellar launch. I was a large proponent of Helix after everyone else was bashing it after one episode. I liked the Dionne Warwick and the eery feel of being trapped in a location with no salvation. The summation of the first few episodes all lead to a terrifying, electric and dramatic series that had the potential to throw curve ball after curve ball introducing us to futurist fringe genetic theory.

Unfortunately after the midway point of the series everyone came to find out SyFy was throwing nothing but fastballs. They went the obvious direction with the show and made it into a stupid corporate black ops series, rather than the hard science fiction show it had potential to be. You will leave this season feeling cheated. After hanging around through the noticeable decline in original content that hits midway through the first season, all the questions you were pining to have answered were...and they were the most unsatisfying answers I have ever received in a series. Maybe I was to invested in this show; maybe I am too reluctant to give up on what SciFi was; I will admit my own fault here. The end was simply stupid and the last three episodes were literally unbearable.

After years of the "SyFy" channel showing moronic shows like "faceoff" and their classic CGI knockoff's of any movie that had a decent theater buzz, they really had a chance to make something scientists and casual viewers alike could enjoy each week. Somehow I don't feel they ended up making either of these audiences happy. The science was sloppy, boring, and literally non-existent in the latter half, and the revelations and characters were stale, old and two dimensional.

In conclusion, the relatively fresh opening lead slowly to your archetypal (and we are talking SyFy archetypal here) ending that left everything to be desired. I suggest you enjoy the first 5 or so episodes for what they are and allow your mind to play around with the endless opportunities there can be to make something genuinely new and interesting. Just be sure you don't let your curiosity get the better of you, because you will leave episode 12 angry and confused.

TLDR; Just avoid it, the beginning is alright but you will definitely be disappointed by the end.

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