Personal Space Kickstarter Launch!

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Personal Space Kickstarter Launch!:


It’s time to reach for the stars. Learn more about our coming Kickstarter here!

Summary for the Facebook-averse (like me):

  • The Kickstarter launches today (2016-04-25) at 10:00 a.m. Pacific.
  • They shared this sweet photo of the set:

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personalspaceshow: thecosmosmadeconscious: This kid is going…

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016



This kid is going places.

Gail Gartner, age 6, 1961

#well not literally#but it definitely sounds just like her#gail gartner#second shift#personal space (via @personalspaceshow)

So, things I know or suspect based on the character summaries at the cast page:

  • There are four crewmembers per shift. Each shift lasts 25 years, after which the crew wakes up their replacements and goes to sleep. I wonder how many more shifts there are (that is, how many more sleeping crew there are), if any, after second shift.
  • Second shift has two men and two women. Is there an assumption that they’ll pair off romantically? Are they already pairs when they’re selected?
  • I’m guessing that if that’s the case, Blasto is (or will be) paired with Li. (They did photograph them together.) So presumably Gartner is paired with Freeman? That sounds like it could make sense in terms of their (minimal) character profiles.
  • We only know of two crewmembers from first shift, the commander and the flight engineer, both men. Were there two women on first shift as well? If so it looks like we won’t be seeing them in the show. Since at least some of the drama appears to hinge on the first-shift commander having issues with relinquishing command, maybe the two first-shift women are already in cryosleep when we join the action.
  • I’m quietly (well, maybe not so quietly) excited about some of the transmedia ideas they’ve hinted at. The show takes place in an AU where Werner von Braun defected to the US before World War II, putting the US space program 10 years ahead of our timeline. But it sounds like the Internet and social media is very much that of today, with things like Buzzfeed, viral reality shows, and Twitter. 
  • So they could have a transmedia component playing out via real-world Twitter and online video in which Actaeon, the profit-oriented company that took over the mission a few months ago from the US space program, and which only gives token nods to the mission’s science goals, repurposes the crew’s AI therapy program Ami 2.0 to manufacture drama in pursuit of ratings, then airs the resulting crew vlogs without their knowledge.
  • Given how vlog-based fictional webseries always have a steep believability hill to climb with this issue (these characters are sharing this content with the world why, exactly?), this sounds really clever, and makes me hope the transmedia will be really immersive and mind-bending (in the best sense).
  • So, in conclusion: I am excite.

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personalspaceshow: Were putting together a Bill Nye homage…

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016


We’re putting together a Bill Nye homage, featuring puppet shows in dioramas! This is a glimpse behind the scenes.

Zack gets things done.

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The page at some interesting hints…

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

The page at has some interesting hints about where they’re planning to go story-wise. I’m getting a very cool transmedia/meta vibe. And, well, you know how I feel about that sort of thing.

Also, what exactly are The Poe Diaries, and how can I watch them? :-)

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For ever and ever

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

For ever and ever

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Personal Space – Scifi webseries where astronaut therapy records are being broadcast as reality TV.

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Personal Space – Scifi webseries where astronaut therapy records are being broadcast as reality TV.:

About Personal Space

Unbeknownst to the crew of a generation ship, their therapy sessions are being broadcast on Earth as a reality show. Welcome to Personal Space.

This dramedy webseries will premiere in 2016 on ShareTV.

Personal Space stars Nicki Clyne of Battlestar Galactica. The cast also features Tahmoh Penikett and Richard Hatch of Battlestar Galactica, Tim Russ of Star Trek: Voyager, Kurt Yaeger of Sons of Anarchy, and Brent Bailey of Emma Approved. Mark Tierno, the star of SyFy’s The Mercury Men, has an appearance as Wernher von Braun.

The scientific details of the ship’s mission are informed by two consultants: a NASA contractor’s cryogenics engineer and a Kuiper Belt astronomer, who happen to be the executive producer’s brother and sister.

The Kickstarter campaign for Personal Space is set to launch on 4/25/16.

Additionally, Science Marches Han, a prequel miniseries, is slated to come out during the Kickstarter campaign. Science Marches Han is a Bill Nye homage, shot as if it aired on public television in 1989.

To dive into the story, check out our social media presence: @PersonalSp_ce on Twitter, @PersonalSpaceSeries on Facebook, PersonalSpaceShow on Tumblr, /PersonalSp_ce on Instagram, and /PersonalSpaceTVShow on YouTube.

For press inquiries, please contact tom (at) personalspace (dot) tv.

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