Timeless is a television series depicting a high-energy adventure across different eras. In the show, a criminal steals a time machine with intent to manipulate the world’s past in order to destroy current-day America and a team is put together to track him down and attempt to stay one step ahead of him without influencing the past themselves.
The journeys of the characters take them to many visually intense locales and now a 360/VR tie-in is being created based on the events of a recent episode.
In the Timeless episode “Space Race”, the show’s villain, Flynn, attempts to sabotage the legendary mission of Apollo 11. In Timeless – Continuum Recon, you’re given a mission by Connor Mason and instructed to journey back to NASA in the show’s time-traveling Lifeboat to witness the first ever moon landing from Earth-side with brief glimpses onto the moon. During the experience, you’re shown the major players at mission command as they guide the astronauts and assess errors on their end until the successful declaration that the “eagle has landed”. The mission is recon only, of course, fitting the non-interactive nature of this 360-degree visual and your vessel does a probability scan to make sure that this historic event remains intact.
The video comes in at right over five minutes and is a neat tool to integrate 360-degree media and VR into the television show’s marketing, something we’ve seen happen with films like The Martian. The show, created by Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan, features Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, and Malcolm Barrett and airs Mondays at 10:00pm EST on NBC. Be sure to check out our 360-video archives to get a taste of the growing media format and all the cool ways it’s being used, from social apps like Pie and USA Today’s 360 news show to astronauts doing space walks.