Can you imagine waking up 400 years in the future and the whole human race is extinct? There are a few others with you and a floating robot leading the way. You have all of your memories but they seem out of time for some reason. Now to try to find others and try to survive in this future Earth. Welcome to the new TV series ‘Extinct’ from BYUTV that premiers October 1st.
Some of you might have seen our unboxing from BYUTV recently with one of the coolest boxes we have received. You can check that out here. After watching the premier I can now see where a lot of the clues came from in the box….yes I am going to eat the seaweed.
I am going to try to keep this as spoiler free as possible for those of you wanting to watch.
With the show opening I immediately felt a familiarity with this situation and theme of the show. The character ‘Ezra’ played by Chad Michael Collins wakes up in a pool or river of some sort to a little robot (who happens to resemble the Ghosts robots from the video game Destiny), the floating robot is reloading Ezra with memories of some sort. Once waking he hears the calls of two other humans going through the same process. Abram, played by Yorke Fryer and Feena, Victoria Atkin. Each having their own memories and back story…although Feena seems to be the tough abstract character that we see in so many series. Ezra seems to immediately become the team leader and main character in this story.
As the story progresses we see some other characters introduced….Skin Riders. After watching I assume these are the baddies in this series as they are looking to claim the substance that brought back the humans (for what who knows). The first Skin Rider introduced to the series is Dax played by Matthew Bellows. Armed with a injecting laser gun of sorts and an electrified staff straight out of Stargate he is on the hunt for the three humans and the show ensues.
The show is totally something I would (and will be watching). With sci-fi feels all over the place, robots, lasers, aliens, and pew-pews any self-respecting nerd will get a kick out of this series. You can’t help but get the feel for Stargate, Farscape, Battle Star, and more when watching. The creator Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game Author) happens to know his way around some sci-fi, so I am excited to see where they take this story. I am very curious why the human have been brought back and who is actually the good guys in the story. Check out the trailer below:
There are quite a few ways to watch Extinct.
- Download the BYUTV app
- Watch online at www.Extinct.TV
- Tons of cable providers will be picking up the show as well (check with yours)
And you can follow Extinct on their socials:
Tune in and let us know what you think about the show Extinct October 1st. We will be watching as well and posting on Twitter for the show @DontHateTheGeek
This post was written by me through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of ExtinctTV. Although I received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are my own.”