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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 26, 2009
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: A spaceship crew on a 10-year trip battle boredom with virtual reality, and their virtual lives are beamed back to earth as a TV show.
  • Genre(s): Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 88
    So is this complex and intriguing film worth watching, knowing that the questions that percolate through it will likely never be answered? The answer is yes, if you’re a sci-fi buff and/or a fan of the show’s creators, Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor, who are veterans of the acclaimed “Battlestar Galactica.”
  2. There are enough intriguing, albeit deliberately unfinished, ideas in there to make it worth a look for any fan not only of "Galactica," but the kind of thoughtful science fiction it represented.
  3. As directed by Peter Berg, this is smart, handsome TV, a witty, measured mix of sci-fi, soap and satire that offers new twists on old tropes.
  4. For anyone who loves science fiction and Moore's brand of allegory, Virtuality could be an intriguing two hours.
  5. 63
    Virtuality counts as an interesting experiment, and it's better than most of the networks' summer offerings. But because there aren't likely to be answers provided by additional episodes, it can only be unequivocally recommended to Galactica acolytes and curio collectors.
  6. Virtuality is a fascinating, over-stuffed pilot episode, and as intriguing as its concept is, you can see by the end of tonight's two-hour premiere why Fox passed on making it a weekly series.
  7. It all feels pretty dense and confusing to those outside the sci-fi world.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11