Three-Body (Chinese: 三体 or San ti) is a Chinese science fiction television series based on the novel The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin.
The series premiered on 15 January 2023.
After receiving an order from “the Lord” to either stop Wang Miao’s nanotech research, or eliminate him, Shen Yufei tries to win him over by giving him a link to a virtual reality game called Three-Body. He and Shi Qiang enter the game and discover a world of erratic weather patterns. They experience a series of unpredictable dawns and dusks, harsh cold and scorching heat, in short succession, as they’ve logged in during a Chaotic Era. Another player in the game, King Wen of Zhou, explains that Stable Eras occur, in wildly varying lengths, when the climate is mild and allows for civilisation to develop. The civilisation in the world of Three-Body is able to dehydrate and store itself within thick buildings – such as the pyramid they are headed to, to survive Chaotic Eras. They witness two flying stars in the sky, which has been established to mean that a Stable Era will soon begin. Arriving at the pyramid, King Wen proposes to King Zhou his self-made calendar predicting the coming of the next long Stable Era. Time proves his predictions about the climate before the long Stable Era, and King Zhou orders the civilisation of Three-Body to rehydrate. Dehydrated bodies are rolled out into the nearby lakes and the population is ready to continue its development.
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 21 January 2023.
- Running Time: 45 minutes.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Country: Mandarin.
- Language: Chinese.