by Jacki Mick
Spaceship Florida is a new web series premiering in 2014 and, as Floridians, you're gonna wanna watch it. Taking crazy Florida Man stories (Florida men flee from police ... in a canoe, Florida Man: the world's worst superhero) directly from the headlines, this new series puts a (fictional) PhD student on the hunt for what is causing all of these weird things to happen in Florida. The show calls itself "a sci-fi/mystery, with great characters, in the vein of Twin Peaks and Lost." The creators of the series, Paul and Petra Ratner, are no stranger to quality filmmaking, having won the Best Short award at last year's Orlando Film Festival for their film Moses on the Mesa.
The series is being filmed mostly in Orlando, featuring lots of Central Florida actors, but, if the need calls for it, they'll be hitting up other Florida locations to get some accurate footage (not like The Hotwives of Orlando, which is so obviously not filmed in Orlando).
Here are some of the headlines they're working from for the first few episodes:
And they can't do weird Florida without mentioning the zombie bath salts guy, right?There is no official release date for the web-based series, but you can check out the trailer for the it below: