Bottom Line: A bit plodding, especially for a SciFi series about a power plant monster, but they use the time well, building up tension and diving into each character’s personality. Project X is not for someone looking for a pop corn slasher but for people who want a little more substance with their creature features.
A deadly creature is on the loose and the workers at Mt. Diablo Power Plant have no idea what’s headed their way. It’s the ultimate power struggle as they battle the monster, each other, and their own inner demons.
November 19, 2004, 10:00 pm — The night shift starts its work at West Coast Energy’s Power Plant 67. It was a Friday night, just like any other for these eight workers: the usual equipment problems, menial tasks, and squabbles with other employees. But just six hours later, most of the workers were dead and the power plant was in flames. What happened? The answer has been shrouded in mystery for more than two years.
West Coast Energy claimed the explosion was an accident—a tragic equipment malfunction. But federal agents—who were at the scene before any emergency personnel had arrived—inexplicably took charge of the clean-up operation. The cover story was widely questioned at the time, but the true story has never been uncovered . . . until now.
For the first time ever, the truth about the plant’s destruction will now be revealed. Based on the account of survivor David Scott, Project X tells the true story of what happened to Power Plant 67 and those eight workers on that fateful November night. Over the next three months, uncover the truth with us in each suspenseful and dramatic episode of Project X: The True Story of Power Plant 67.
Cast: Jamie Hobert, Christina Rosenberg, Kalimba Bennett, Bart Shattuck, John Mellies, Kevin English, Dave Huber, Adriano Aragon, Kyle Vogt, Kevin Rock, David Mintz, J.T. Derwart
Website: Project X
There are entire episodes that go by where absolutely nothing plot relevant happens. I understand the desire to build suspense, but the writers have taken the concept a little too far in places. (Pacing 3)
A lot of effort went into building up believable, sympathetic characters. Sometimes this effort came at the expense of pacing, but it did lead to a story that outshines more shallow science fiction offerings. (Storytelling 4)