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Project Moonbase creators M.J. Loheed and Jeanne Begley, both of whom have a background in reality TV production, want to apply their skills to the creation of this ambitious new web series, but they need your help to pull it off. As you can see from the above video, their team intends to deliver a huge, sci-fi comedy pilot episode on a very modest budget, and it might be worth a few of your dollars to help make it happen.  The premise alone is worth (at the very least) the $5 dollar reward, which nabs you a digital iTunes download of the show:

In the year 2043 the space administration is grappling with budget cuts so they turn to Hollywood to find a way to keep their flagship project Moonbase Genesis going. In exchange for money to keep their base operational, the astronauts let a cast of reality TV rejects on board to create a show like “Big Brother” in space. Unfortunately, the moon is knocked out of earth’s orbit and into an uproarious sci-fi odyssey. Humanity’s least deserving ambassadors will meet alien cultures, tackle reality TV tropes and contend with zero gravity toilets.

Donor rewards all include a copy of the pilot, so if you like what you see, you can chip in a few bucks and score yourself a copy, but the creators are also offering t-shirts, patches, hats, a Blu-ray copy of the pilot, original production art and much more.

Run (don’t walk) to the Kickstarter page! You’ve got 34 days left to help make a TV pilot… IN SPACE!

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  1. Earl Burton says:

    I’ve known M. J. from his previous works and, besides being involved with “Honey Boo Boo,” can vouch for his talents as a writer and a filmmaker. This premise is rife with comedic possibilities and, whether it appears on the internet or on a network, will be a riotous series. I do like that Beth Riesgraf (loved her on “Leverage” as Parker) gets to show her comedic side here and the rest of the cast should carry their roles well. It is worth the donation to get to see this – as stated previously, whether as a web series or an actual television series – come to fruition.

  2. M.J. Loheed says:

    Our friends across the pond must not be allowed to suffer this indignity. We’ll check in with @kickstarter and see what’s up. The video should play worldwide.

  3. Colin says:

    Sadly, it appears that if you live in the UK, you don’t get to “see the video above”. 🙁

    On the plus side, that’s 5 bucks saved – well done USA! Good luck with the funding.

  4. miki packett says:

    Actually, these guys make shows that expose these sub-cultures that we live around and may not ever see if they were never on TV. They’re making great TV. Looking forward to the pilot

  5. Matt says:

    Actually the production quality looks pretty decent and Beth Reisgraf from leverage is in it! Haha, loved when she said “Back in the harness!” My curiousity is peaked. Definately click through to their preview of the show on Kickstarter

  6. Matt says:

    What a smart sounding premise! But this project needs a good writer, lets hope someone good gets on board. I can see someone like Dan Harmon doing this show justice.

  7. M.J. Loheed says:

    Totally true. Which is why we’re the best team to make this show. 🙂

  8. Shayde says:

    I would.. but they’re responsible for so many cancerously horrible reality shows, Karma prevents me.