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Archive for February, 2013

The Hobbit: There And Back Again pushed back to December 17th, 2014

by on Feb.28, 2013, under Movies

Warner Bros has said that that they are pushing back the release date for Part 3 of The Hobbit to December 17th, 2014 from its original July 18th date. This puts it in to the same holiday timeframe as the first two installments, and away from X-Men: Days of Future Past.


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Full trailer for Jack the Giant Slayer

by on Feb.28, 2013, under Movies

Not having been in a movie theater for a bit, I haven’t seen the full trailer for Jack the Giant Slayer, but I caught it on TV today – and I’ve got to say, for a movie that opens tomorrow vut I hadn’t really known about until more recently, this trailer has actually done its job and I’m interested in seeing it now…
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Lost Girl gets renewed for a fourth season

by on Feb.28, 2013, under Television

Just heard from Syfy – Lost Girl has been renewed for a 13-episode 4th season, to air in 2014.

The 3rd season, currently airing on Syfy, is averaging 1.3 million viewers, with around half of them coming from the 18-49 demographic that advertisers love.


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Merlin preview: “With All My Heart” plus another Colin recap

by on Feb.28, 2013, under Television

Correction: Syfy is NOT airing Merlin this Friday – it will return on Friday, March 8th. Syfy has decided to hold the final five episodes off until May now…

It’s almost the weekend again, which means it’s almost time for another episode of Merlin, as we draw inevitably towards the series conclusion.

In tomorrow’s episode, Merlin knows he must act fast before Morgana’s twisted control over Gwen gets further out of hand. But only the most powerful magic can save the Queen and this will not be easy, even for Merlin. As the High Priestess tightens her grip on Camelot, one thing is clear; she will not give up her puppet without a fight.

Watch the preview below, and watch “With All My Heart” on Friday, March 8th, at 10/9c on Syfy! And don’t forget to watch Colin Morgan’s recap of last week’s episode, “A Hollow Queen”, as well below!
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Defiance linguist David J. Peterson at TED, live tweeting

by on Feb.28, 2013, under Television

David J. Peterson, the linguist who constructed all the languages – spoken and written – for the Votan races on Defiance is at the TED conference – and while there he has been tweeting along including pictures (from @DefianceWorld) . And he will be live-tweeting a Q&A session tonight at 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT). You can follow along there, or catch it as a Storify stream below! For more on his work to construct the languages, check out our article from our October set visit, A day on the set of Defiance.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Blu-ray/DVD March 19th

by on Feb.26, 2013, under Movies, Video/DVD

We still have to wait until December for the next part of The Hobbit – but we don’t have to wait that long to watch Part 1 at home. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be release on Blu-Ray and DVD in three weeks, on March 19th. Pre-order now!


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Tennant doesn’t believe “anything’s going to happen” for Doctor Who 50th?

by on Feb.26, 2013, under Television

I really don’t know what to believe any more. There are constant rumors about a special 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who featuring at least some of not all of the previous Doctors, but the BBC has not confirmed any such thing – only the making-of docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time. And even though we’ve gotten denials by those supposedly involved, we also got nods and winks too…but either nothing really is happening, or it’s the greatest conspiracy concocted to hide a TV show.

The latest is a quote attributed to David Tennant on Timeout.com. It’s not much, but in reference to the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, they quote Tennant as “beginning to give up hope that anything’s going to happen.” It isn’t clear if he’s referring to his participation, or the show in general. But it’s hard to imagine an anniversary show that wouldn’t include other Doctors – and especially Tennant.

Let’s just go with the conspiracy theory, and Tennant is just a spokesman. 🙂


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Check out this interactive image about Defiance!

by on Feb.26, 2013, under Television

Here is a neat new thing for Defiance…a Stipple – an “interactive image” that if you roll over certain areas, it will give you more information. Give it a try!

stippled-photo

Are you excited for Defiance yet?


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Warehouse 13 to return April 29th

by on Feb.25, 2013, under Television

It’s been confirmed – Warehouse 13 returns to Syfy on April 29th, with 10 all new episodes to conclude the fourth season!

We are still awaiting word on a fifth season…make sure Syfy knows you want another season! Retweet and get all your friends to watch!


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Epic Kirk to the rescue, but no love for genre at the Oscars

by on Feb.25, 2013, under Awards, Movies

The Oscars opened up last night to host Seth Macfarlane interrupted by a large-screen bearing the image of Captain James T. Kirk himself, having come back in time to help prevent Seth from being labeled the worst Oscar host ever (whether that was successful of not is a matter of opinion – although a number of jokes fell flat or may have been a little too off color, I think overall he did well – we did laugh hysterically at the “We saw your boobs” number…), but that was about the limit of the genre recognition – not that it was up for many awards. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror, Mirror all came up empty.

The one place where it couldn’t use was the Animated Feature category, where it was it was generally felt to be a two-film race between Disney features, with Brave beating Wreck-it Ralph for the honor.


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