If you like sketch comedy and sci-fi, you were probably a virgin until at least your early 20’s. But the enjoyment you’ll get out of Thomas Lennon’s new show “Alabama” will more than make up for all those lonely nights.
Billed as a cross between “Reno 911!” and”Battlestar Galactica,” the show, which is currently in development for FX, follows the exploits of the USS Alabama on its seven year intergalactic peacekeeping mission. It will take place one-thousand years in the future, and will feature sci-fi staples such as cyborgs, puppet-based aliens, and, of course, your occasional time paradox.
“It’s Reno 911! with occasionally like we pass through a nebula that causes everyone on the ship to hear each other’s thoughts. Sometimes we run into ourselves as babies and then we have to keep the baby version of our-self alive so the future version of us can be there at the time. You know, sci-fi problems. Reno 911!/sci-fi problems on a very, very sweaty, sweaty, clunky spaceship.”
Filming of the pilot is slated to begin in late September (Collider)