Okay. Without a doubt I am the target audience of The Mercury Men, but since I had a ton of time on my hands this morning I decided to do a little more investigating and found the Official Mercury Men Blog which made me an instant fan of this web series without having watched a single episode. Especially after I found their Digital Props section of the site.
Really, I think when you look at a few of these trading cards and the Starlog cover, it clearly shows how much Christopher Preksta and his crew love what they are doing and more importantly how much fun they are having with it!
Mercury Men debuts Monday, July 25th on the SyFy Channel web site!
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).”