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Stargate Universe preview: “Trial and Error”

by on Oct.30, 2010, under Television

As they discuss whether or not to keep Chloe and Lieutentant Scott in isolation due to their blood tests the topic of conversation shifts focus as Colonel Young tells Tamara his wife wants a divorce. Tamara tries to provide comfort but doesn’t exactly have the words. Will she find the right response or allow her actions to speak louder than words? “Trial and Error” airs Tuesday, November 2nd at 9/8c on Syfy.
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Some answers from Syfy about Caprica

by on Oct.29, 2010, under Television

After the announcement of the cancellation of Caprica Wednesday, there has been a lot of fan response – and a lot of it directed squarely at Syfy’s Twitter account. Craig Engler, the SVP of Syfy Digital and head Tweet, has crafted some responses, and I thought I’d pass them along…
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Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files preview: “Haunted Mansion Mist/Starlight Intruder”

by on Oct.28, 2010, under Television

Since I’ve got some Fact or Faked followers on Twitter now, here is a preview of tonight’s premiere.

Ben and the team set up a haunted mansion scene to replicate a video by creating a dust cloud using Fuller’s earth which is a clay-like material that’s very dry. They blow it into the cellar of the mansion with a shop-vac to create the right air flow, and you start to see the scene come alive and how close it is to the submitted video the team received. Tune in tonight, October 28th at 10/9c only on Syfy to see just how close they can get to the original scene.
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Caprica has been canceled

by on Oct.27, 2010, under Television

Rumors surrounded the possibility after the announcement of a new prequel series and the lack of a pickup order when other shows got theirs, but Syfy has now officially canceled Caprica. Remaining episodes are being pulled from the schedule, and will be aired in the first quarter of 2011. It’s too bad, as I think the show was just starting to hit stride.

Mark Stern, the executive VP for original programming, said in a statement, “”We appreciate all the support the fans have shown for ‘Caprica’ and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series. Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, ‘Caprica’ has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”

Out on Twitter, stars Allessandra Torresani and Sasha Ruiz showed their appreciation of fans. Allessandra said, “Its a very sad day….time for mama cylon to go cry a river! Its ok I have you lil cylons to make me smile! I love my fans! You make me smile! XXX,” while Sasha said, “My sincere gratitude to the fans. It was a joy to be a part of this quality show. Thank you for letting us into your home and imagination. It was a wonderful experience that I will always cherish. I’ll miss Sam and the world we created. Thanks again for following and supporting.”


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Syfy auctioning experiences and memorabilia

by on Oct.27, 2010, under Television

To celebrate the debut of Hollywood Treasure tonight (10pm ET), Syfy is starting up a weekly auction for the next 7 weeks that will include special experiences, props from shows, and more – and to start, the first item is a trip to see Battlestar Galactica: The Exposition in Seattle with exclusive access and a VIP experience not available to the public. Net proceeds go towards KaBOOM! to deliver “Imagination Playgrounds In A Box” So tune in tonight, and then head over to the Hollywood Treasure web site to bid! Read on for the complete details.
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The Hobbit production staying in New Zealand

by on Oct.27, 2010, under Movies

Whether you are surprised or it confirmed your belief all along, word has come down that production of The Hobbit will remain in New Zealand. The NZ government has reached an agreement with Warner Bros. on broadening the goverment’s incentive program, which could net WB an extra US$15 million in rebates, as well as begin the legislative process to better define the position of actors and other workers (which could mean the end to the unionization process, to the chagrin of the existing unions), and a long-term marketing partnership.


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About the Doctor Who regeneration limit…

by on Oct.26, 2010, under Television

Note – this should be spoiler free, but it does talk about a line in the Sarah Jane Adventures episode that aired today in the UK (part 2 of “Death of the Doctor”), so if you don’t want to be spoiled about a line irrelevant to the plot, don’t read on.

So it seems the entire Whodom universe got its knickers in a twist about a throwaway line, although that was helped by things that Russell T. Davies said in the days leading up to it.
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Sanctuary preview: “Bank Job”

by on Oct.26, 2010, under Television

Here is an all new preview for Friday’s Sanctuary episode, “Bank Job”. In the midst of trying to stage a bank heist to capture more than cash, the team looks to trap an abnormal creature. A lock box is opened but what the team finds isn’t money. The abnormal has infiltrated another human and the team is put into a sticky situation. Does the abnormal live in one of them? Will they be able to take their own team member down?
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Riese: Kingdom Falling debuts at noon on Syfy.com

by on Oct.26, 2010, under Web Sites

Update: The first episode is already live!

A reminder: Riese: Kingdom Falling starts today at noon ET on Syfy.com. Riese the award-winning steampunk web series, about a dying kingdom where distrust and anxiety have clouded people’s minds, causing a regression into primitive ways of thinking. Rituals and mythology have resurged, and the darker side of mankind has begun to reveal itself. Riese, a wanderer, travels across the decaying land with her wolf, Fenrir. Marked as a heretic by religious group The Sect and the new Empress, Riese must evade their assassins and discover their true intentions for Eleysia.

Narrated by Amanda Tapping (Sanctuary), the series stars a cavalcade of talent from the world of popular speculative drama including Christine Chatelain (The Bone Collector); Sharon Taylor (Stargate Universe); Ben Cotton (Harper’s Island), Allison Mack (Smallville); Ryan Robbins (Caprica); Patrick Gilmore (Stargate Universe); Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica) and Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary).

New episodes will air on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


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Sylvester McCoy confirms role of Radagast the Brown in The Hobbit

by on Oct.25, 2010, under Movies

Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy, while speaking at Armageddon Expo down in Auckland, NZ, confirmed that he has been offered the role of Radagast the Brown (one of the Istari – wizards – like Gandalf and Saruman) in The Hobbit – all that remains is signing the contract. Rumors also continue to swirl around Tenth Doctor David Tennant getting a role as well…


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