Superhero Series “OMEGA 1” Eyes Relaunch As Comic, Live-Action Series – Kickstarter Campaign Launches

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Like the recent restoration of The X-Files, Twin Peaks, Roseanne, Pizza Hut’s All-You-Can-Eat deal and Sangria magazine, popular superhero comic book series OMEGA 1 is eyeing a relaunch in print– and with it, a new-live action series!

OMEGA 1 is an action/adventure comic book series featuring female superhero “Meg Visalia” aka “Omega 1,” a genetically modified she-weapon that protects and delivers information in these new times.

Recently launched on Kickstarter, a crowdfunding campaign that will ideally result in the long-awaited fifth and sixth issues of OMEGA 1 and an overdue catch-up with the hero we need right now, Meg Visalia. If that comics crowdfunder is successful, it’ll help pave the way for a new live-action series!

WATCH THE NEW OMEGA 1 TRAILER Here!

The OMEGA 1 franchise, which was developed in 2007 by Mark Edward Lewis and Alina Andrei, was a bonafide sensation – with those early comics selling out at various conventions around the globe.

Says co-creator Lewis, “We were at a Denny’s restaurant bemoaning the state of affairs we found ourselves in back in 2006. We knew the hacking of our private and banking information was only going to get worse – and at the same time – we hated how female superheroes and role model television shows were being scoffed at and cancelled after a few episodes. The two issues didn’t really have anything to do with the other until we decided to make a series that addressed both. And so Omega 1 was born. We created a world which exists post World War III – a war of information theft and manipulation instead of bombs and bullets. In this world, women have to fight like men to live and work, and femininity is something which has been lost. Our lead characters discover both the secrets of the hackers and of how to be powerfully female in a world that demands male results. We’re very proud of how this story brings awareness of the hacker situation which is now, here in 2018, far worse than we ever imagined back in 2006, and how the time for female empowerment in media has finally arrived. The time for Omega 1 is now.”

OMEGA 1 brings together the talents of Hollywood veteran Mark Edward Lewis, with DC, Boom, and Dark Horse artist Emmanuel Xerx Javier, and dynamite Hollywood actress Alina Andrei. Together, they span franchises like “Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.,” “Star Trek: New Voyages,” “Knight Rider,” “The Orville,” “Fear the Walking Dead” and comics such as “Doppleganger,” “Executive Outcomes,” “The Rest of Heaven was Blue” and “Nightbreed.”

Synopsis : 2023 saw the advent of World War III, but it was a war of information: the Hacker War. Now, the only way to securely transmit data is hand-delivery via highly skilled couriers. Working for the premiere courier company is OMEGA 1, a genetically enhanced she-weapon who is deadly with a sword, fist fights with firearms and can draw metal to herself. She searches for her lost identity while trying to keep herself and her clients’ data in tact. Along with her extraordinarily gifted friends in the company, she must piece together her past to uncover a conspiracy for global control and Aryan genocide. But when she discovers the people responsible for the Hacker War are family, Omega quickly finds herself in ongoing dilemma that juxtaposes her incredible ability to kill and destroy against her heart for love and care.

For more about OMEGA 1, go to their website. And be sure to check out the OMEGA 1 Facebook page and follow the comic on Twitter.

Hatch! Russ! Kyson! Unite For Sci-fi Series “BLADE OF HONOR!”

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Blade Of HonorTV icons Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), Tim Russ (Star Trek : Voyager) and James Kyson (Heroes) embark on a virtuoso homecoming to sci-fi TV with Blade of Honor.

The creative forces behind such science-fiction classics as Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, Star Trek:Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: New Voyages, Star Trek: Renegades, Star Trek: The Next Generation team to bring to the screen the next level in small screen space-set sci-fi entertainment!

A Kickstarter campaign has launched to fund the first three episodes of the sweeping sci-fi series, also starring Alison Haislip, Cirroc Lofton, Aron Eisenberg and Brandon Stacy, with a range of rewards including DVDs, autographed photos and producer credits up for grabs to those who contribute!

Brandon Stacy

Brandon Stacy

From writer-producer Mark Edward Lewis, Blade of Honor  fixes on Arina Kartades (Haislip), a religious, headstrong, crack Alliance Navy Star Blade pilot in a war where the human Alliance is losing against the animal race, the Calinar. When Kartades discovers that her Statemandated religious upbringing was a lie, she embarks upon a forced quest to discover the true reasons behind the war. As her discoveries push her deeper into harm’s way, she must go against everything she believes in to fight a cloak and dagger rebellion and expose the galactic elite, the religious masters, and protect the ones she loves from the clutches of her own superiors and the combined military might of the Alliance and Calinar.

Tim Russ - Blade of Honor

Tim Russ

Says the Blade of Honor team, “We’ve got big plans for Blade of Honor, but like with anything worth doing, we must start with the first step. That first step is episode one. The minimum we need to shoot episode one is $30,000 – that includes, building sets, creating wardrobes, renting stages, paying/feeding cast and crew, etc.., not post-production/visual effects. We are confident however, that with this small amount of money, we can make one hell of an impressive sci-fi web series episode.

James Kyson - Blade of Honor

James Kyson

But it is our hope that we fund more than just this one episode of a webseries with this campaign. We need at least five episodes to tell this first story, this first mini-season. Because of that, we’ve got our sights set on some stretch goals as well.”

There are less than four weeks to go in the campaign! Help get Blade of Honor it’s first season!

Our Close, Personal Friend Jesse Heiman Finally Getting The Love He Deserves

HEIMANIf we had a nickel for every time somebody asked us, “Hey, guys, why isn’t somebody doing a full-fledged documentary on my favorite Hollywood extra and your close, personal friend Jesse Heiman? I would pay good money to help get that off the ground!”

Well whine and complain to us no more! Because now, instead of giving that money to us, you can give it to director and producer Nick Weis of Magic Happens Productions, who has just started a Kickstarter campaign to get funding for his documentary, “Jesse Heiman: World’s Greatest Extra.”

The goal of the campaign is to raise $65,000 over a period of 30 days starting TODAY.

Weis and producer Emily Carroll are working on the doc, which follows a year in the life of Jesse as he tries to parlay his extra work into becoming a leading man, thanks to the momentum generated by his awesome 2013 Super Bowl commercial. Continue reading

A TDQ Q&A Follow-Up With Filmmaker Bryan Smith

Box Of Salvation - 8th Avenue Studios

Box Of Salvation – 8th Avenue Studios

It’s been a busy year since we last spoke to Bryan Smith of 8th Avenue Studios. We caught up with him to talk about his latest project, a feature-length documentary called “Box of Salvation.” Bryan and his wife Carin have been all over the country promoting the film, but were able to find a few minutes to tell us about making the film. Here’s this week’s TDQ Q&A Follow-Up With Bryan Smith:

The Daily Quarterly: Tell us about 8th Avenue Studios’ latest project, “Box of Salvation”

Bryan Smith: “Box of Salvation” is our first go at a feature-length documentary. It’s a passion project – meaning we did it because we wanted to. Balancing our paid work with this and two kids under the age of 6 kept us pretty damn busy! Continue reading