Yep, those are flying foxes. Might be two different species (there are four species of flying fox, three common), or that might just be age / individual variation.
In this second video you can see a bit more clearly, some have grey heads and reddish-brown bodies, and some are black all over. Two of the common species are the grey-headed flying fox and the black flying fox, so I'm guessing they got some of each to be looked after.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, February 07 2016 06:36 PM (PiXy!)
I know I'm supposed to say that they're cute, but I don't think they are.
They're a very important part of the ecosystem and according to Stephen Jay Gould they're one of the three most successful groups of mammals (along with rodents and antelope) that are found nearly everywhere on Earth, and I'm glad they're around. But they aren't in any regard "cute", even the babies.
But you killed the crew from explosive decompression, twice, in the first four episodes. Also, your economics are skewed from reality in several places - by about three orders of magnitude. Try harder next season, SyFy.
I haven't read the books, and the story moves at a fair clip, but if you have a passing familiarity with hard SF you'll have no trouble picking the threads up. (One useful tip is that there are a few scenes where you won't understand what's being said, and aren't meant to - it's a made-up language. Don't worry about it.)
It's nice to see a science fiction series where the most outre element* is a fusion reactor.
If you're looking for classic but not necessarily hard SF, SyFy also recently did this:
Reviews are, shall we say, mixed. I'm not sure why they picked that particular story to adapt; it would have to be one of the hardest works of science fiction to bring intact to television.
And why call it the "Season 1 Trailer"? Spoiler alert for a sixty-year-old book: There ain't gonna be a Season 2.
(I think the adults had all died out by the end of the book, but they blew up the planet anyway.)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, February 03 2016 12:56 PM (PiXy!)
Steven, I didn't watch the show, and I haven't read the book in 30+ years.
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