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Merlin preview: “The Kindness of Strangers” – and a chance to win some cool Merlin stuff!

by on May.08, 2013, under Television

Want to win some cool items from Merlin? How about your own Pendragon seal stamp, a signed 2013 Annual book, the 2013 calendar, and a collector’s pack?

Here’s what you do…check out the preview for this week’s episode below. Then tweet this article to your followers, being sure to include the tags @MerlinOfficial and #Syfy. Also, tweet during the episode on Friday night, including those tags as well as @scifistorm…and also feel free to comment below on what you think is going to happen in the episode. If @scifistorm gets the most tweets from others by Saturday, then one lucky tweeter/commenter will get the prize pack!

So tweet away, and don’t forget to tune in at 10/9c Friday night on Syfy!

Morgana closes in on Emrys. Meanwhile, he encounters the mysterious Finna, who could help him—but is she friend or foe?
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Eureka‘s Colin Ferguson joins Haven

by on May.08, 2013, under Television

Just heard, right from Colin himself – Colin Ferguson, who played Sheriff Jack Carter on Eureka, is returning to Syfy – this time on Haven, joining the cast for Season 4!

Ferguson will play William, a handsome mysterious stranger, whose secret agenda leads him to Audrey (Emily Rose).

Season 4 begins production today in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It picks up six months after the devastating events of the Season 3 cliffhanger in which the town was pummeled by a violent meteor storm. Audrey and Duke (Eric Balfour) vanished into thin air leaving an injured Nathan (Lucas Bryant) marooned in Haven. The 13-episode season will debut on Syfy in October.

During its third season, Haven averaged 2.3 million total viewers, 1.1 million Adults 25-54 and 901,000 Adults 18-49. It was the #1 cable drama during its Friday night at 10 PM timeslot (based on Live + 7 data) in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and total viewers.

Ferguson’s many feature film credits include Because I Said So, Rowing Through and The Opposite of Sex. He has also starred in a number of movies for television and was a regular on the NBC remake of the hit British comedy series Coupling and the sitcom Then Came You. His many guest-starring roles include CSI, Malcolm in the Middle, Crossing Jordan and Becker.

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Universal Studios finally announces Harry Potter expansion in Orlando

by on May.08, 2013, under Fun Stuff, Movies

[Borrowed from WDW Untangled, our sister site]

It’s been known to be coming, but it was never official, until today: Universal Studios Orlando have finally announced the expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, to be built over at the Universal Studios Florida park, with a connection to the existing section via the Hogwarts Express!

Being dubbed “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley” (with the existing section being redubbed “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade”, the new section will recreate the Diagon Alley and from the movies, as well as part of London, which would likely serve as the gateway. The big attraction will be a ride based on Gringott’s Bank, likely some form of coaster reminiscent of the travel system to the vaults as seen in the final movie.

How they’ll resolve that some elements of Diagon Alley – notably Ollivander’s Wand Shop, were transposed to Hogsmeade for the park, remains to be seen – but they could easily do with expanding it, and perhaps put in something else in the original location. No details on how the Hogwarts Express will handle the transportation backstage between the parks, although some sort of virtual component is expected. Also remaining to be seen is how they handle park tickets, since visiting both parks in one day requires their equivalent of a Park Hopper ticket.

Here is the full release:
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