Archive for January, 2013
Defiance is not just a TV show starting April 15th – it is also a MMO shooter game which now has its own release date – April 2nd. And now there is a live-action game trailer that gives a bit of the setting of the game!
While the TV show takes place in the town of Defiance on what was once St. Louis, the game takes place is the San Francisco area – as shown by the ruins of the Golden Gate bridge in the background. It also shows the collection of mercenaries that are Ark Hunters, hunting for the remnants of the Votan arks that had mysteriously exploded years previously but still occasionally rain down on the Earth, devastated by the Pale Wars.
And it appears that the hellbugs come in a variety of sizes…
In tomorrow night’s Merlin, three soothsayers cast a dark curse upon the King of Camelot in the black depths of an ancient pool. Don’t forget to tune in to Syfy at 10/9c to catch “The Disir”. And check out the second video below as Colin Morgan recaps last week’s episode, “Another’s Sorrow”!
The Mark Gatiss-led docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time, about the creation of Doctor Who in the 1960s, will be co-produced by BBC America and air in the U.S. as well as BBC Two in the U.K.
In addition actor David Bradley, best known for playing the cantankerous caretaker of Hogwarts, Argus Filch, in the Harry Potter franchise and also guest starred as Solomon in the Doctor Who episode “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”, has been announced to fill the role of the very first Doctor, William Hartnell. This has interestingly led to speculation that he might also play the role in the upcoming 50th anniversary episode. Hartnell passed away in 1975.
Gatiss mentioned the role to Bradley while watching the Diamond Jubilee flotilla.
“When he asked if I would interested, I almost bit his hand off! Mark has written such a wonderful script not only about the birth of a cultural phenomenon, but a moment in television’s history. William Hartnell was one of the finest character actors of our time and as a fan I want to make sure that I do him justice. I’m so looking forward to getting started.”
Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife) will play producer Verity Lambert and Brian Cox (The Straits, X2) will play Sydney Newman, the head of BBC Drama. Sacha Dhawan (After Earth) will play Waris Hussein, who directed the very first episode.
The exact time wasn’t specified, but it is to be part of the “Supernatural Saturday” block, and imply it will be between Orphan Black and The Nerdist.
LucasFilm announced today that it will postpone the 3D re-releases of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, now that development is proceeding full speed on Episode VII. According to the announcement, “Given the recent development that we are moving forward with a new Star Wars trilogy, we will now focus 100 percent of our efforts on Star Wars: Episode VII in order to ensure the best possible experience for our fans. We will post further information about our 3D release plans at a later date.”
Disney obviously wants to push forward with new material quickly – this despite the fact that it has been re-release its own inventory of films in 3D on a fairly rapid schedule, with Monsters Inc. the most recent.
In the next new Continuum, Carlos and Kiera investigate murders where victims are drained of their endocrine fluid. Tune in at 9/7c on Syfy!
In the next new Lost Girl on Syfy, Bo’s houseguest Vex unwittingly brings greetings from a vengeful Morrigan. Tune in at 10/9c!
We have another preview for the upcoming episode of Being Human, and some bloopers from last week’s episode – and another message from our favorite vampire, Aidan:
Syfy has finally settled on an air date for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome: February 10th, at 9/8c. Blood & Chrome is the Cylon War prequel to their hit series, which started as a web series, then considered for a full blown series, then back to a web series (and denied it was meant to be on TV) – and likely a lame-duck series at that. But who knows…if the ratings are really good – plus sales of the Blu-ray and DVD on the 19th, maybe they just might consider at least doing more webisodes.
The CW has given the greenlight to The Hundred from Jason Rothenberg (Body Politic) and WB TV/Alloy Entertainment. Based on some upcoming books by Kass Morgan, The Hundred is set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization. A spaceship housing the lone human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet.
A variation of Lord of the Flies maybe?