Killjoys is the new 10 episode space adventure following a trio of intergalactic bounty hunters.

Using all the technology they have available to them, Ductch, John and D’avin work for a mysterious company who send them on dangerous missions.

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To celebrate the release, Syfy put on a screening of the first episode as well as a chance to experience some of the hi-tech gizmos available to us today.

Killjoys Review

The show jumps straight into the action. Ducth (Hannah John-Kamen) and John (Aaron Ashmore) look as if they are in difficulties but soon turn things around in dramatic fashion.

The pair are able to head off to base and take some downtime, but soon John takes off on his own. It turns out he has gone for a mission on his own. Dutch is furious, but there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the latest target D’avin (Luke Macfarlane).

The show thrives on the chemistry between the leads. John and D’avin soon develop a relationship which will presumably go on to be the heart of the show. Ashmore is obviously well known from his earlier work, but all the actors look familiar.

The team behind Killjoys also produced Orphan Black, and likewise this one seems dependant on investing in peeling back the layers behind the surface.


Most impressive on that front is Dutch, played by Brit Hannah John-Kamen. The leader of the team, she will also be instantly recognisable to anyone who has seen the recent Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens.

She made a big impression there, and looks set to do the same again here.

Drone Racing

Following on from the first episode, we went to try our hand at drone racing.

These things are HARD to even get off the ground… let alone race! They are nimble, and with the VR headset you certainly do feel part of the action.

Sadly, the action for the most part involved hovering at a few inches above the ground and then promptly crashing into a wall.

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We saw the pros do it, and they made it look easy, even in the confinement of the space we were in. The units themselves, including all the equipment, are actually surprisingly affordable.

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For the likes of me, they do need to be as there will be plenty of breakages along the way.

The UK’s first FPV drone bounty hunt took place to mark the UK premiere of Killjoys, which starts of Syfy on Monday 25th January at 8pm.