Archive for February, 2014
In this extended first look at tomorrow’s new episode of Helix, strange alliances are formed as Hatake reveals a startling truth about the real reason the CDC is at the base. Then check out the “WTH?” moments from last week, and tune in Friday at 10/9c on Syfy!
Pretty intense…the monster doesn’t look anything like the classic one, except for perhaps the back plates, and is apparently a LOT larger. The discordian? music at one point reminds me of the wormhole scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
BREAKING: I just got a press release that indicates that the current season of Being Human is the last, and with what appears to be something of a reset coming in the lives of Aidan, Josh, Sally and Nora after the events of last night’s episode, it seems as if it might be fitting – even though I will miss the show and the actors greatly.
The second half of the season will lead up to a spectacular finale on April 7th.
It seems that although surprising to the fans, this was known already: Showrunner Anna Fricke and the talented producers, writers, cast and crew have done an amazing job bringing this show to life over the past four seasons and we sincerely thank them and the series’ production company Muse Entertainment for their hard work. They’ve saved the best for last with the final six episodes that revisit the story’s beginning, leading to a not-to-be-missed send-off for Aidan, Sally, Josh and Nora.
Here is a video with a special message from the cast to the show’s dedicated fans.
Note: This does NOT appear to have necessarily been a directive from Syfy, but an artistic decision. From Sam Witwer via tweet: “Wanted to tell a great story from beginning to end. We didn’t want to bleed the concept dry
Believe it or not -Artistic decision”
Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns for 13 final episodes in “The Lost Missions”, exclusively on Netflix March 7th. Check out this trailer, which really sets the mood for the final days…
Actor Samuel Anderson, best know for his roles in The History Boys and Emmerdale as well as a few guest appearances on Gavin & Stacey, will join the cast of Doctor Who in a recurring role in the upcoming 8th revival series of the show, with new Doctor Peter Capaldi.
Anderson will play Danny Pink, a teacher at the Coal Hill School where current companion Clara Oswald also teaches.
If you’ve heard of the Coal Hill School before, it has appeared a few times in Doctor Who already – including the very first episode, as the school from which Ian Xhesterton and Barbara Wright taught and followed home Susan into the junkyard and then into the TARDIS. It then appeared some 25 years later in Remembrance of the Daleks when the Seventh Doctor returned to the area to take care of some unfinished business. And then it appeared at the beginning of the 50th Anniversary episode Day of the Doctor, mimicking the very first scene of the very first episode, where we learn that Clara is employed as a teacher, and Ian Chesterton is listed as Chairman of Governors.
The Chicago Tribune reports that actor/writer/director Harold Ramis passed away early this morning due to complications from a rare autoimmune disease, surrounded by family. He was 69.
Ramis is perhaps best known for his starring roles alongside Bill Murray in Ghostbusters and Stripes, but he also wrote the screenplays to those and several other Bill Murray vehicles including Meatballs,Caddyshack and Groundhog Day, but also directed the latter two as well as National Lampoon’s Vacation, and most recently had directed several episodes of The Office. He got his big break while with the Second City performing group as the first head writer for their SCTV program, which he also performed in.
It’s The Pack vs. The Mutts – Who will come out on top? Find out tonight at 8/7c on Syfy. And check out the behind the scenes feature on fight scenes…
If you were paying attention to the delayed and highly edited coverage of the Olympics last night, you might have caught wind that NBC is planning on bringing Heroes back, and gave a zero-content teaser:
Heroes Reborn is slated for 13 episodes sometime in 2015, and creator/producer Tim Kring will return – but that’s all we really know about it. NBC seems to be keeping everything else under wraps, but Jennifer Salke, President of Entertainment at NBC, said in a statement released afterwards, “We’re thrilled that visionary creator Tim Kring was as excited about jumping back into this show as we were and we look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept. Until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy, but we won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.”
The question is, will the fans come back? After the first season people started to tune out when the storyline became less cohesive and more random. What would it take to pull you back in?
In the next Lost Girl, Bo and Lauren team up to venture into Dyson’s memory when he’s put on trial for murder. Tune in for “La Fae Epoque” Monday at 10/9c on Syfy.
Sally’s determined to bring Donna back to help save Robbie. Can she do it? Check out the preview for “Gallows Humor” below, plus the latest “Inside Being Human” where Meaghan Rath explains what it’s like working with her brother, Jesse Rath on the set. Meanwhile, Sam Witwer talks about Aidan’s inner demons. The tune in on Monday at 9/8c on Syfy!