Our time has come when a one hour TV series about biohacking is being pitched to different networks. Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto (the new Spock) will star and executive-produce Biopunk.
Biopunk chronicles the underground world of bio-hackers—DIY garage scientists seeking to do for biotech what Steve Jobs did for personal computing. These are young and hungry guerilla scientists committed to democratizing DNA the way the internet did for information, with the ambition to build never-before-seen organisms that could solve the thorniest challenges in food, health, energy, and environmental protection. Quinto will play the iconoclastic leader of this movement who can’t wait for the future to get here fast enough.