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Syfy announces details, interviewees for 20th anniversary special

by on Nov.27, 2012, under Television

Happy Birthday, Syfy! On Monday, December 10 at 9PM (ET/PT), the Channel will celebrate two decades of award-winning, imaginative entertainment programming during the star-studded Syfy 20th Anniversary Special.

From iconic series such as Farscape, Battlestar Galactica and Warehouse 13 to Ghost Hunters, Face Off and the upcoming transmedia experience Defiance, the special will look back on Syfy’s launch and evolution, and ahead to the future through the personal, behind-the-scenes insights of the creative talent themselves.

Said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller: “For 20 years, Syfy has been the leader in visionary and provocative entertainment programming. In this celebratory special, the extraordinary talent at the heart of the powerful Syfy brand will talk exclusively about the lasting impact Syfy has had on the media landscape for the last two decades.”

In the two-hour telecast, a wide range of actors, directors and producers will share their memories of popular scripted shows including Alphas, Battlestar Galactica, Being Human, Caprica, Defiance, Eureka, Farscape, Haven, Lost Girl, Sanctuary, Stargate: SG1 and Warehouse 13.

Showcasing a treasure trove of memorable clips, the special will feature interviews with the hosts of the hit unscripted programs Destination Truth, Face Off, Ghost Hunters and Total Blackout.

The Syfy 20th Anniversary Special will also talk to the stars and creators of Original Movies and Miniseries such as Dune, The Triangle, Taken, Tin Man, Alice, Neverland and Sharktopus.

Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) will narrate.

Syfy officially launched in September 1992.

The Syfy 20th Anniversary Special is produced by the Emmy Award-winning company Associated Television International. Executive Producer: Jim Romanovich. Producer/Director: David Stephan.

The complete list of interviewees for the Syfy 20th Anniverary Special:

Alice: Caterina Scorsone

Tin Man, Neverland: Nick Willing

Alphas: Azita Ghanizada, Bruce Miller, Warren Christie

Andromeda: Kevin Sorbo

Being Human: Anna Fricke, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Sam Witwer

Battlestar Galactica: David Eick, Jamie Bamber, Katee Sackoff, Ron Moore, Tricia Helfer

Caprica: Alessandra Torresani, Jane Espenson, Magda Apanowicz

Continuum: Rachel Nichols

Crossing Over with John Edward: John Edward

Defiance: Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Kevin Murphy, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Rockne S. O’Bannon

Destination Truth: Josh Gates

Eureka: Colin Ferguson, Jamie Paglia, Neil Grayston

Face Off: McKenzie Westmore

Farscape: Brian Henson, David Kemper, Ben Browder, Claudia Black

Ghost Hunters: Jason Hawes

Haven: Eric Balfour, Lloyd Segan, Lucas Bryant, Matt McGuinness, Shawn Piller

Hollywood Treasure: Joe Maddalena

Entertainment Weekly: Geoff Boucher

Lost Girl: Anna Silk, Michelle Lovretta

Scare Tactics: Scott Hallock

Sanctuary: Amanda Tapping

Stargate: SG1: Robert Cooper, Brad Wright, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks

Syfy Original Movies: Roger Corman

The Invisible Man: Vincent Ventresca

Total Blackout: Jaleel White

TV Guide Magazine: Matt Roush

Warehouse 13: Aaron Ashmore, Allison Scagliotti, Eddie McClintock, Jack Kenny, Saul Rubinek


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