Archive for April, 2013
Comedy Central has decided not to pick up Futurama for more seasons, making the upcoming seventh season its last.
This is not the first time the show has been canceled, however. Fans will remember that the the show originally aired on Fox and was canceled after four seasons in 2003, but in 2007 re-appeared with several direct-to-DVD releases, which sold well enough to prompt Comedy Central to air the DVDs as episodes, and later to produce two more seasons of the show.
So who knows…perhaps the Planet Express and crew will crash land on yet another network someday…the final season starts June 19th.
Catch the first four minutes of the second episode of Defiance right here! Then tune in tonight at 9/9c on Syfy!
King Uther returns! This was rumored months ago when it was believed Merlin‘s Anthony Stewart Head was on the set of Warehouse 13, and fueled by a picture from star Eddie McClintock having dinner with him, fellow star Saul Rubinek, and Head’s fellow Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum James Marsters, but it’s been confirmed – Head will appear in the final three episodes of Season “4.5”, reportedly as a villain named Paracelsus.
AMC is working with Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion) to develop Ballistic City, a futuristic series described as the “story of a former cop thrust into the criminal underworld of a city housed in a generational space ship destined for an unknown world.”
I know we’ve all been wanted new Star Wars – quality Star Wars at least – but is Disney getting a little too crazy? Reports abound that Disney is planning to release a new Star Wars feature every year. Starting with Episode VII in 2015, and alternating with standalone efforts at least until the third trilogy is done.
Is this too aggressive? Could this flood the market, so to speak, and give too much supply for the demand?
I guess it’s better than betting everything on a single feature, and it does seem to explain how they’ve redirected pretty much every single resource available at Lucasfilm at the features at the expense of other projects like Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the games…
The cast and crew can dance a jig (or whatever dance the Votans do), as can the Syfy PR engine. Defiance scored a ratings win last night, scoring Syfy its highest rated scripted series premiere among total viewers since 2009, when Warehouse 13 debuted, with 2.7 million viewers, and also it’s best 18-49 debut since Eureka in 2006. Hopefully it holds pace next week!
Last night Twitter was also ablaze with talk of Defiance – it was a fun party on there, with star Grant Bowler taking over the @Syfy account to tweet with fans and answer questions, while language developer David J. Peterson explained some of the expressions – hint: “Sho huch” is a slightly dirtier version of “WTF”…from reports, Defiance outdid both Game of Thrones and Falling Skies at their premieres. It was great interacting with everyone, especially after the events earlier in the day.
Just a month and a day away from the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness. Seriously, this James T. Kirk destroys the Enterprise in just his second stint? The old one at least got three seasons of episodes and two movies in before blowing it up himself… 🙂
Still need to fill some time before Defiance now? Warehouse 13 doesn’t return for two weeks yet, but Syfy has made the return episode, “The Living and The Dead”, available online and you can watch it right here!
It’s a little more than an hour to Arkfall! Defiance premieres tonight at 9/8c on Syfy with the two-hour pilot…before that, get your fill of a bunch of short making-of features released today!
Here is the first full trailer for the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire, where you can get a full sense of the basic plot – Katniss has become a symbol to the Districts, and that is a dangerous thing.