Since the early days of science fiction the space opera genre has entertained viewers through film and television. Unfortunately, over the years much of the creativity and originality of its storytelling has been lost. Space Opera Society is looking to bring that fascination back to eager audiences. Lead by Executive Director Eric Bernard, S.O.S is a non-profit company (like the Metropolitan Opera) where masterminds of science fiction have amazing projects in the works. FX wizards such as Martin Bower (Space: 1999, Alien, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Wes Sargent (Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis), and Eric Chu (Battlestar Galactica) combined with screenwriters Steve Warnek (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Gregory L. Norris (Star Trek: Voyager), and Laura A. Van Vleet (Star Trek: Voyager) will bring something fresh and new to the medium. This amazing talent along with the help of renowned script-editor Christopher Penfold (Space: 1999, The Tripods, Midsomer Murders) will hit the ground running.
Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that often emphasizes romantic, often melodramatic adventure, set mainly or entirely in outer space, usually involving conflict between opponents possessing advanced technologies and abilities. Attracted the by vision of Eric Bernard, artist and sci-fi fan Robert E. Wood got involved to be a part of the future of science fiction television. As an artist and painter, Wood is passionate to bring new life to the genre of science fiction genre. The show will aim to produce network quality series, distributed globally on the internet, but they plan to be quite different from the current webseries productions out there now. They will be easily viewed on a computer or through the use of a Smart TV box. Some of the series titles in the works are Starlight, Royce Bannion and the MJ-12 Index, Conquest of the Stars, The Rock, and The Terror-Formers.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's beloved actor Armin Shimerman talks about space opera. "It incorporates not only innovation but it also incorporates ideas, technological ideas, medical ideas, and philosophical ideas that we can all chew on and hope for." Actor Nick Tate describes the genre as a “heightened drama every day, every week. Come back tomorrow night and listen to it again and watch people getting out of exciting and difficult romantic situations." The original Star Trek changed the way people looked at the world and now audiences can look forward to what Space Opera Society has to bring.