Comedy, quirkiness and science-fiction fun collide in ‘Personal Space’
Personal Space

What happens when you mix comedy with some of your science fiction favorites? You get “Personal Space,” a brand-new web series that debuts March 2 on Amazon Video. “Battlestar Galactica” actor Richard Hatch is featured in the sci-fi dramedy, highlighting one of his final performances. He’s joined by an ensemble cast including fellow “Battlestar Galactica” cast member Nicki Clyne, 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 from the mini-series “Edgar Allen Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party.” Mark Tierno, the star of SyFy’s “The Mercury Men,” makes an appearance as well.

The series is fun and quirky, featuring the characters in a “Big Brother” in space type of setting. Complete with confessionals and “live” recaps, the show dives into the idea of an alternate timeline, where astronauts aboard generation ship Overture have no idea their therapy sessions are being broadcast on Earth as the first reality show shot in space.

Since Overture was launched 25 years prior, there are some adorable nods to pop culture with references to Donkey Kong and recorders – as in, the musical instrument one would have played in third grade. Not an actual recording device. 

Overall, creators Tom R. Pike, Zack Wallnau and Dana Luery Shaw provide an amusing look at a different kind of a galactic journey. The concept, along with the cast, makes “Personal Space” a fitting tribute to the late Richard Hatch.

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