It is six years into a future American civil war. A man has created a drug that enhances fighting skills. But will he give it to the theocratic government, or the rebels? A Cronenberg-directed television curio from the early seventies.
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Once the grimy yellow title of 'Secret Weapons' fades away the work stumbles into a constant state of declination. Only good aspects here are the atmospheric opening and peculiar score by Syrinx, which is effective in it's own right. Not sure what the short would be without it. Though it's interesting to witness Cronenberg's genesis especially in light of limited means.
Far-out man! One star for the heightened diction. One more star for using ordinary settings while spinning them into the realm of the futuristic using only rhetoric, much like Alphaville. But it doesn't hang together and as a pilot for a show that never happened, Project X: Secret Weapons isn't very good.