I was flipping through the TV channels a couple of nights back when this advertisement on the SyFy channel more than captured my interest.
The Mercury Men debuts Monday, July 25th on the SyFy Channel Site, the web series is 10 episodes long and 7 minutes in length and is obviously inspired by the old Republic Serials from the 1940′s and 1950′s.
The SyFy site gives this bit of information on the series:
“Pittsburgh, 1975. Edward Borman, a lowly government office drone, finds himself trapped when the deadly men of Mercury seize his office building as a staging ground for their nefarious plot. Aided by Jack Yaeger, a daring aerospace engineer from a mysterious organization known as “The League,” Edward must stop the invaders and their doomsday device, the Gravity Engine.”
“The Mercury Men is created by Christopher Preksta, best known as the writer/director of Captain Blasto, for which he was nominated for two Streamy Awards. His short concept film The Mercury Men (filmed prior to the series) was featured at San Diego Comic Con (2008), the Brainwash Movie Festival (awarded Best Film, 2008), and the Action on Film Festival (awarded Best Science Fiction Film & Best Visual Effects, 2008).”