De Laurentiis has been watching the rights for Gateway for a while, and pursued it aggressively when it became available, always with the idea of it being a TV series as opposed to a feature film. “Television gives us the opportunity of exploring the rich world of the novel and the complexity of its characters,” executive producer Martha De Laurentiis said. De Laurentiis has a long history with novel adaptations, with the 1984 massive Dune the best known.
Gateway revolves around a space station discovered inside an asteroid built by an alien race called the Heechee, who have long since disappeared. Humans struggle to learn the technology left behind, with little success. Among the abandoned equipment are approximately one thousand small starships, capable of taking one, three, or five crewmembers on a potentially highly profitable journey – but incredibly dangerous, as while they have figured out how to select a destination, they have no idea how long it will take to get there, in which case starvation is entirely possible, or what other dangers they may face along the way or when they arrive. Many never return, but for the chance of untold riches many volunteer. Robinette Broadhead is one of them, having one a lottery to make enough money for a one-way trip to Gateway, and the chance for more. He returns very rich – and very haunted…
Gateway won the 1977 Nebula Award and 1978 Hugo, Locus and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards for Science Fiction Best Novel.
Don’t these crows know better than to mess with Bo? Check out “Destiny’s Child” on Syfy Monday at 10/9c!
So, has Being Human twisted enough for you? Does the knowledge that this is building to a series finale up the stakes? Check out this preview, with some familiar past faces…then check out the latest “Inside Being Human”, where Kristin Hager and Meaghan Rath share their thoughts on Sally changing her past and the ripple effects it causes. Tune in Monday at 9/8c for “Too Far, Fast Forward” on Syfy!
In this extended first look at Friday’s new Helix, Alan takes tests to assess Jordan’s condition, as Julia learns about her past from Hatake. Then check out the latest “Inside Helix”, where Kyra Zagorsky shares her behind the scenes stories from episode nine. Tune in for “Fushigi”, Friday night at 10/9c on Syfy!
Transformers: Age of Extinction opens June 27, 2014.
Almost a year after it gave a pilot order for Line of Sight, a science fiction drama that was to star The Walking Dead‘s Governor David Morrissey, the network decided to pass on making it a series, according to Deadline.
We’re still not sure what made the show science fiction exactly – presumably it would be unveiled as they story went, but we’d watch Morrissey again. I might also add that he played eponymous “Next Doctor” in the 2008 Christmas episode of Doctor Who.
The genre curse lives on – it seemed as if Gravity had a decent shot at breaking the the curse that no science fiction or fantasy film has ever won the Academy Award for Best Picture, especially after director Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director (but don’t tell him we’re calling Gravity science fiction – he doesn’t think it is) – and it’s somewhat rare for Best Director and Best Picture to not go to the same film. But it wasn’t to be, as the Best Picture nod went to 12 Years A Slave, which itself was a likely winner for either award as well. But it did come away with 6 statues, including Best Director, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Sound Editing, and Visual Effects.
In the next episode of Bitten, Clay learns the pack’s new prisoner is also one of Pete’s murderers. Tune in for “Prisoner”, tomorrow night at 8/7c on Syfy!
Bo and the gang try to escape a time loop that can, and will kill every single one of them. Check out “Groundhog Fae” tomorrow night at 10/9c on Syfy!
Sally travels back in time to the night before she dies, and changes her past. However, she will learn one moment can change everything. Find out what happens in “Rewind, Rewind”, Monday at 9/8c on Syfy! And don’t forget to check out the latest “Inside Being Human“, where Sam Witwer discusses a pivotal moment for his character in episode seven.