More than one million people are expected to download the pilot episode of Pioneer One
, the new indie sci-fi series by filmmakers Josh Bernhard
and Bracey Smith
which debuted on Bittorent
-powered distribution platform VODO
last Wednesday, with P2P file-sharing giants such as uTorrent
and The Pirate Bay
also pledging their support. As of this post's publication, there are over 19,000 seeders for one torrent of the episode.
It's an exciting vision of how entertainment content will be presented in the future: After all, why spend buckets of money trying to get your show on television when you can circulate it directly among the viewers? Who watches actual
television nowadays, anyway?