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More Syfy Comic-Con sizzle reels: Alphas, Being Human and Sanctuary

by on Jul.27, 2011, under Television

Here are three more sizzle reels from Comic-Con, for Alphas, Being Human and Sanctuary.
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Warehouse 13 preview: “Queen for a Day”; Jeri Ryan guest stars

by on Jul.27, 2011, under Television

Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager, Body of Proof) will guest star as a would-be bride on Syfy’s hit series Warehouse 13 Monday, August 1, at 9PM (ET/PT).

In Monday’s episode “Queen for a Day,” Ryan portrays Amanda, whose planned fairy tale wedding is derailed when exposure to an artifact threatens her life and the lives of everyone around her.

And according to a tweet from star Eddie McClintock, “If any of U watched the preview 4 next weeks #WAREHOUSE13, U now know Pete was married 2 @JeriLRyan! #STUDCREDTHROUGHTHEROOF” So apparently Amanda is Pete’s ex-wife!

The preview below is for the other story in the episode: New agent Steve Jinks and Claudia are caught in a civil war as Claudia comes to his rescue with a mini-tesla. Jinks thinks the quick move to save him reminds him of his big sister growing up. Claudia wants details to his past but finds out his sister is actually dead.
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Eureka Comic-Con sizzle reel

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Here is that Eureka Comic-Con sizzle reel I had meant to post previously…see an extended preview for the current season, including MORE Felicia “I can manage 8 inches no problem…” Day (watch the video) and Wil Wheaton, plus Dave Foley and the great Stan Lee!
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Darabont out as Walking Dead showrunner; Mazzara takes over

by on Jul.27, 2011, under Television

Frank Darabont’s time in charge of Walking Dead is over – he’s stepping down as showrunner at least, and #2 Glen Mazzara is taking over the day-to-day tasks as showrunner. It’s very strange to see this, as he had just appeared this past weekend at the show’s Comic-Con panel and everything appeared normal. The reasons for his departure are still unclear, as is what if any relationship he will still have with the show.


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Final nail in the helmet? UK Supreme Court rules against Lucasfilm for Stormtroopers

by on Jul.27, 2011, under Television

It’s been going on for five years and two continents, and we last reported on it two years ago, but the long-running legal battle between Lucasfilm and prop designer Andrew Ainsworth appears to have reached an end. The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Ainsworth, saying that the Stormtrooper design was not protected as art and therefore the rights on it expired.

Ainsworth began selling replicas after he sold a helmet and other pieces he still had at auction for £60,000 in 2002. In 2004, Lucasfilm sued him for $20 million – and won in the U.S., but couldn’t collect since Ainsworth was in the U.K., so the lawsuit began over there. Although there was no formal contract signed between Lucasfilm and Ainsworth, it was ruled that there was an implied contract – but the court had to decide if the design was a “work of art” or simply industrial props – with the judgement being the latter.


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