Welcome To Paradox premiered on Syfy on August 17, 1998. In the city of Betaville, technology has triumphed. Crime, disease and violence have been eliminated. But as virtual reality threatens to replace real life, people in this near-future utopia must fight harder than ever to hang onto that which makes them human. Welcome to Paradox uses the setting of Betaville to tell a different story every week. The episodes are based on short stories by noted science fiction writers.