Oasis (2017 TV series)


Oasis is a 2017 British television drama series, based on Michel Faber’s 2014 novel The Book of Strange New Things . [1] It follows the adventures of a Scottish chaplain on an exoplanet colony. [2] Oasis is part of the 2017 pilot season wave 8 [3] by Amazon Video .

The series’ central character is chaplain Peter Leigh, played by Richard Madden , who is a mysterious company, is building the first permanent human- colony , as environmental collapse shows Earth’s habitability For humans is coming to an end. [4] On arrival at the colony, Leigh discovers there have been a series of accidents, which are being blamed on hallucinations some colonists are experiencing. [5] The method of space travel to the presumed exoplanet is not shown, but it requires a launch from Earth with a traditional rocket. The exoplanet is presented by a desert-like landscape, apparently without vegetation or other forms of life,

It is unclear how closely the series will follow Faber’s plot about a preacher teaching aliens about Christianity. [1] The pilot premiered on Amazon Video on 17 March 2017; [4] future episodes may be ordered according to the popularity of the pilot. [4] The pilot was written by Matt Charman ( Oscar -nominated for Bridge of Spies ) [6] and directed by Kevin Macdonald, [1] Who Previously directed The Last King of Scotland and 22/11/63 , [1] .

Pilot

In London , in 2032, society and public order have broadly collapsed and there is a shortage of food and supplies. After the death of his wife Bea, Chaplain Peter Leigh is contacted by USIC executive Vivian Hades and shown by David Morgan, USIC, co-owner and founder of the colony on the desert-like exoplanet, begging Peter to come to the colony . Peter is the author of a book on the history of war. Peter Morgan, David Morgan, David Morgan, David Morgan, David Morgan, David Morgan, David Morgan, While Sara Keller is going jogging in the desert on one of the following mornings, she has a vision of her daughter calling out for her mother in the dunes. This sara discovers the rover that David Morgan had on his excursion, half-sunk in the sand, with blood-stained wind shield. In the colony, Paul Halloran tells Peter about his racing horse that came to death on Halloran’s wrongdoing, which he deeply regrets. Sara Keller David Morgan, goal Danesh, the colony’s boss, refuses. The next day, while drilling for underground water, Paul Halloran experiences a vision of his dead horse, and attempts to reach it, he steps into the operating drilling gear and is fatally wounded. The colony’s crew and their leader, Danesh, conclude that the visions are not randomly caused by the environmental conditions but are some form of attack on the crew. Danesh invokes a state of alert and, with David Morgan missing, assumes the controlling position of the colony. Peter discovers a secret message in David Morgan’s room and location coordinates. He takes a rover to go into the desert to the coordinate spot. He is stopped by Sara Keller, but she decides, apparently against Danesh’s orders, to let Peter go and find out what happened to David Morgan. Bea. Bea. Bea. Assumes the controlling position of the colony. Peter discovers a secret message in David Morgan’s room and location coordinates. He takes a rover to go into the desert to the coordinate spot. He is stopped by Sara Keller, but she decides, apparently against Danesh’s orders, to let Peter go and find out what happened to David Morgan. Bea. Bea. Bea. Assumes the controlling position of the colony. Peter discovers a secret message in David Morgan’s room and location coordinates. He takes a rover to go into the desert to the coordinate spot. He is stopped by Sara Keller, but she decides, apparently against Danesh’s orders, to let Peter go and find out what happened to David Morgan. Bea. Bea. Bea.

Cast

  • Richard Madden as Peter Leigh, a chaplain [7]
  • Aislín McGuckin as Vivian Hades [7]
  • Jonjo O’Neill as David Morgan, the colony’s founder [7]
  • Anil Kapoor as Vikram Danesh, the Colony’s Chief Executive [7]
  • Antje Traue as Sara Keller, the colony’s security officer [7]
  • Michael James Shaw as BG [7]
  • Haley Joel Osment as Sy, a botanist [7]
  • Mark Addy as Paul Halloran, an engineer [7]
  • Zawe Ashton as Severin, the colony’s medical doctor [7]
  • Maureen Sebastian as Alicia Reyes [7]
  • Flora Spencer-Longhurst as Bea, Peter Leigh’s wife [7]

Production

The music was by Martin Phipps . [7]

Theme music

The show’s theme song, ” Human “, was written by the English singer-songwriter Rag’n’Bone Man .

Reception

The pilot received a positive review from Beth Elderkin in io9 who complimented MacDonald’s direction and Madden’s acting, but criticized that other characters were poorly developed. [1] Andrew Liptak wrote for The Verge that the show could become “a compelling, thought-provoking story” [5] with themes reminiscent of Stanisław Lem’s novel Solaris [ clarification needed ] (adapted into films by Boris Nirenburg , Andrei Tarkovsky And Steven Soderbergh ) and the short-lived 2011 BBC drama Outcasts [ clarification needed ] .

See also

  • The Expanse (TV series)
  • Dune (movie) (classic sci-fi film set on a desert planet)
  • Sci-fi with possible aliens or people posing as hallucinations or ghosts (etc.)
    • Where No One Has Gone Before (spaceship crew has visions at outer rim)
    • Spectral (movie) (2016 movie about war with man-made appearances of Bose-Einstein Condensate )
    • Interstellar (movie) (2014 sci-fi film)
    • 2010: Odyssey Two (1984 sci-fi film)
  • List of original programs distributed by Amazon # Pilots

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:e Beth Elderkin (18 March 2017). “Robb Stark is a space priest in Amazon’s promising pilot Oasis ” . Io9 . Retrieved 20 March 2017 .
  2. Jump up^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6268052/
  3. Jump up^ “Amazon Pilot Season Wave 8” . Retrieved 20 April 2017 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:c ” Oasis , season 1″ . Amazon Video . Retrieved 20 March 2017 .
  5. ^ Jump up to:c Andrew Liptak (19 March 2017). “Amazon’s pilot for Oasis raises more questions than it answers” . The Verge . Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  6. Jump up^ Kitty Knowles (March 17, 2017). “What to watch? These 5 great new Prime TV shows, obviously” . The Memo . Retrieved 20 March 2017 .
  7. ^ Jump to:l Oasis on the Internet Movie Database

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