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Chronicles of Humanity
Reviewed by Joe Crowe, © 2011

Format: TV
Genre:   Space sci-fi
Review Date:   May 16, 2011
RevSF Rating:   6/10 (What Is This?)

"A mass murderer gets free because of paperwork? This is really going to spoil the admiral's good mood."

Chronicles of Humanity is an animated sci-fi series with spaceships, treachery, and Felicia Day, not necessarily in that order.

The show's site is Chronicles of Humanity, where the first 8-minute episode is watchable free.

The animation is done with the program Moviestorm. Everything looks like a video game cut scene. I got used to it after a few minutes.

The animation strikes gold a few minutes in, when the spaceship captain does a nice facepalm, of the kind RevolutionSF celebrated here.

The story starts out typically, with technobabble on a spaceship bridge. It even includes a captain that looks like Jean-Luc Picard.

It picks up nicely from there, with betrayal from within the crew.

The 7 1/2 minute episode doesn't give the watcher everything up front. It gets right to the story, with little exposition. This is good. Information about the setting is at the Chronicles site, but you don't really need it to watch the episode.

Chronicles of Humanity is a serious attempt at a space sci-fi series. Give it a try; it costs nothin', and you get a little action and a smattering of Felicia Day voice acting. That's a pretty good deal.

RevolutionSF's Joe Crowe is available for voiceover work, but he has trouble saying "warp coil."

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