Los Angeles, CA, August 21, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- FirstRun.tv (www.FirstRun.tv), the new online television network aimed at internet and mobile viewers, has announced the addition of a Science Fiction channel to feature sci-fi web series from independent producers. The new channel joins nine other popular genres on FirstRun.tv including Comedy, Sports, Action, Drama, Thrills, Reality, Kids, Performances, and Animation.
Branded “WiFi SciFi”, the new channel debuts in August, 2011 with futuristic adventure series, “Alpha Planet”. In twelve upcoming episodes, “Alpha Planet” chronicles the survival of post-apocalyptic human civilization in the year 2256, when earth’s remaining population must subsist in outer space by living aboard the A.R.C. refuge ship. Nearly 250 years have passed since Earth was inhabited and supplies aboard the ship are running low. In search of a solution, four explorers are sent back to Earth to determine if the planet has healed sufficiently to once again support life. Among the dry, empty and desolate landscape, the crew discovers a young woman, alive, indicating the entire human race was not eradicated in the apocalypse. Now the explorers must determine where she came from, who else is alive, and assess if there is hope for the rest of human civilization.
“Alpha Planet” stars Don Jeanes, who recently played the legendary Neil Armstrong alongside Shia LeBeouf, Josh Duhamel, and Patrcik Dempsey in the 3D motion picture, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”, directed by Michael Bay. Jeanes has also appeared in “Days of our Lives” and “CSI: NY”. The cast also includes Arron Marie Fenton (“Blood Lies”), Megan Franich (“Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer”), Brad Hills (“Blood Lies”), Michael Sweeney, Jen Tobin, JD Mendonca, Jay Preston, Stevens Gaston, and Camilo Alfaro Rios.
“Alpha Planet” was directed by Mike Darling, written and produced by Mike Darling and Arron Marie Fenton.
FirstRun.tv (www.FirstRun.tv) was launched in 2011 by Gary Kleinman who was with the Walt Disney Studios for 23 years. With its sister site, tvPRODigies.com (www.tvPRODigies.com) Kleinman sought to develop an online environment where independent producers, writers, talent and crew can connect, collaborate, and create original content. FirstRun.tv and tvPRODigies.com advocate the use of today's affordable HD video cameras, low-cost desktop computer editing software, and alternative production methods to empower writers and creative talent to bring their scripts, stories, and ideas to life. FirstRun.tv is owned and operated by Innovation Organization, LLC, a company Kleinman founded in 2010 to develop entertainment and software for new media platforms.
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