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From TorontoFilm.Net, Sneak Peek "Defiance", the new Syfy science fiction action drama series, developed for television by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by Universal Cable Productions, that connects with a "Defiance" Mmo video game :
"...the 'Votan' aliens came to Earth seeking a new home after their solar system was destroyed. But they found they were not welcome on Earth, forced to orbit the planet for six years as prolonged negotiations with skeptical Earth governments proved futile. With supplies running low, the Votans declared war with the humans to make Earth their new home.
"During this war, Votan ships shot down by government military, accidentally released 'terraformer technology'into the atmosphere, causing radical changes to the biosphere and geology of Earth.
"Then after decades of hostility a ceasefire was declared. Few organized governments remained for either the humans or the aliens, as both sides factionalized with members looking out for themselves. »
- M. Stevens
There was breaking news this morning out of Newtown, Connecticut when at least one gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. CBS News is reporting that a minimum of 27 people were killed in this massacre, including an estimated 18 young children.
Lt. J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police held a press conference to assure concerned citizens that "the scene is secure" and "the shooter is deceased inside the building." Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza has reportedly emerged as the gunman. Brother Ryan, 24, had previously been named as the suspect, but sources are now telling the Associated Press that after being questioned by police it was determined that he was not involved. Their mother was a teacher at the school and is presumed to be one of the fatalities. An additional investigation is ongoing at another location, where one more victim was allegedly killed. The two crime scenes are thought to be linked. President Obama has been »
They grow up so fast. It seems like only yesterday that the SciFi Channel was a toddler, and now look at it. It changed its name as a teen, getting all independent and calling itself Syfy, and is now moving into its twenties with confidence. It’s even throwing its own birthday party:
Syfy Will Celebrate Two Decades Of Imaginative Entertainment With Star-studded Syfy 20th Anniversary Special, Premiering Monday, December 10 At 9Pm Features Talent From Alphas, Battlestar Galactica, Being Human, Caprica, Defiance, Eureka, Farscape, Haven, Lost Girl, Sanctuary, Stargate: SG1 And Warehouse 13 Plus Hosts Of Destination Truth, Face Off, Ghost Hunters And Total Blackout
New York – November 27, 2012 – Happy Birthday, Syfy! On Monday, December 10 at 9Pm (Et/Pt), the Channel will celebrate two decades of award-winning, imaginative entertainment programming during the star-studded Syfy 20th Anniversary Special.
- Erin Willard
Jeff Eastin, the creator of the fast-paced and well loved series, White Collar, has created the new drama called Graceland. The USA network has picked up the series and now Graceland has picked up Canadian actress, Mia Kirshner.
Graceland stars actors Daniel Sunjata of Rescue Me, Aaron Tveit from Gossip Girl, The Chicago Code‘s Manny Montana, Vanessa Ferlito of CSI:ny and Brandon Jay McLaren from The Killing, as agents serving the FBI, DEA and U.S. Customs office, who are forced to share a high end beach house in Southern California in an undercover capacity. It sounds a little like a bad reality series, but if I know Eastin’s work, and I do, then there’s »
- Sasha Nova
After three episodes of Dexter season 7, it’s clear that the series is back on track to rekindling the glory days of seasons one through four. While we may not have Doakes (Erik King) or the Trinity Killer (John Lithgow), we do have a suspenseful season without the cheesy melodrama of the Lumen era.
The truth about Dexter is in the open and the subsequent Dexter-Deb relationship is everything we could have hoped for from the series. Deb is struggling with her knowledge. She may hold onto the pipe dream of “curing” Dexter, but she’s not totally delusional. Deb knows that Dexter’s passions can end only one way, with Dexter dead or in jail. Plus, she’s concerned about Harrison. Thankfully, (so far) Deb didn’t follow suit with the Lumen saga. She has yet to take up arms with Dexter as his sidekick. Things may change, »
- Bags Hooper
Tags: DefianceJaime MurrayMia KirshnerJulie BenzSyfyIMDb
Darla and Hg and Jenny, oh my! Fans of science fiction, post-apocalyptic universes, big aliens, bigger explosions, Julie Benz, Jaime Murray and Mia Kirshner got their first taste of the much-anticipated new series Defiance this week. Syfy released the first trailer for the new TV series which premieres April 2013. Take a look.
The results are supposed to depict Earth nine years after the aliens arrived and created “something new.” The results look a little like Firefly minus the horses and The Fifth Element minus Bruce Willis. The series is set in the new city of Defiance, which appears to be what’s left of St. Louis.
What the first trailer also gives us is the first glimpse of some of our favorite actresses back in action. There’s Benz, the artist formerly known as Darla (and Rita, and the lesbian stripper). She plays Amanda Rosewater, »
- dorothy snarker
Set in a dystopian future, the drama centers on humans and aliens attempting to coexist on a war-ravaged Earth that has been transformed by terra-forming machines. Jaime Murray (Ringer), Fionnula Flanagan (Lost) and Mia Kirshner (The Vampire Diaries) also co-star.
Press Play below to watch the teaser, and then hit the comments with your thoughts on the latest Syfy saga.
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- Megan Masters
Defiance, the innovative serial drama premiering in April 2013 from the minds behind Battlestar Galactica and Farscape, is a full Syfy experience where the television series converges with an Mmo game. “The war lasted another nine years. It changed him. It changed his world.” Drifting through a terramorphed American landscape, the mysterious Nolan settles in a border town where aliens and humans fight against the fragility of peace. Defiance stars Grant Bowler (True Blood) and Julie Benz (Dexter), and will join the transmedia revolution as it unfolds a serial drama from the TV screen into the world of gaming. Tune in weekly as the citizens of Defiance thrive in this hostile world, and see how their struggles impact your war in the high-octane multi-platform Mmo shooter from Trion Worlds »
- Pietro Filipponi
A couple of new TV spots for Syfy Channel’s latest sci-fi venture, “Defiance”. It looks very interesting, though isn’t that big, blue guy from “Prometheus”? But on steroids? Anyways, the people behind the show is going pretty ambitious with it. Games, web stuff, and TV show and all manner of nonsense. I’m not sure anyone will care if the show sucks, though, but we’ll see. Coming soon to Syfy, Defiance is the innovative serial drama from the minds behind Battlestar Galactica and Farscape. Drifting through a terramorphed American landscape, the mysterious Nolan settles in a border town where aliens and humans fight against the fragility of peace. Tune in weekly as the citizens of Defiance thrive in this hostile world, and see how their struggles impact your war in the high-octane multi-platform Mmo shooter from Trion Worlds! The show stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Robert Clarke, »
Syfy fired over the first trailer for the upcoming premiere of Defiance, a full Syfy experience where the television series converges with an Mmo game, premiering in April 2013! Defiance stars Grant Bowler and Julie Benz and will join the transmedia revolution as it unfolds a serial drama from the TV screen into the world of gaming. For more information about the show, visit http://defiance.com/en/series/, and for more information about the game, check out http://defiance.com/en/game/. Watch the show. Play the game. Change the world. Defiance . Coming April 2013 Defiance is the innovative serial drama from the minds behind Battlestar Galactica and Farscape. Drifting through a terramorphed American landscape, the mysterious Nolan settles in a border town »
- April MacIntyre
Syfy‘s upcoming Defiance is set on a future Earth ravaged by interstellar war and inhabited by surviving humans and aliens. The series was developed to debut simultaneously in April 2013 with Trion World’s multi-platform shooter Mmo game. It stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Fionnula Flanagan, Mia Kirshner and Graham Greene. Here’s a peek: Related: Grant Bowler Cast As Lead In Syfy’s ‘Defiance’ Syfy Thinks Big With Largest-Ever Development Slate »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
We still remember exactly where we were when Dexter discovered Rita's (Julie Benz) body in the bathtub. Ok, that's easy. Obviously we were on the edge of our couch with our eyes glued to the television. (And maybe sobbing our eyes out.) In six seasons, Dexter has seriously surprised us. But is the best yet to come? Dexter is finally back with all-new episodes, so it's time to revisit some of the most dramatic moments of the show's history, including last season's sibling confession! Was Dexter (Michael C. Hall) killing his brother the biggest Omg moment? Did you ever think our dear Dex would get married and have a baby? Did we include your favorite shocking moment? Sound off in the »
By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist
[If you haven't caught up on last season, be warned: spoilers ahead.]
In the finale, Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) shot and killed Jimmy Darmondy (Michael Pitt) in retaliation of the latter’s betrayal. Jimmy was one of the main characters of the series and a favorite of many viewers, who were not thrilled about the twist.
“If you take things to their logical extreme with the situation we created, Jimmy has betrayed Nucky, he tried to have him killed. You want to be honest about the storytelling,” says Boardwalk Empire showrunner Terence Winter about the murder.
He adds, “In the pilot, Jimmy told Nucky: ‘You can’t be half a gangster anymore.’ We wanted with the first two seasons to follow that trajectory, where he goes full season from being the guy who doesn »
- Rachel Bennett
How many new movies are truly epic these days? The kind of films that literally span the world: generations, time, distance, people?
Saturday night’s packed Cloud Atlas premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival proved the nail-bitingly anticipated film — directed by Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix) and based on David Mitchell’s novel — to be just that: utterly, wonderfully epic. After the final credits rolled, following a dense, trippy, funny, fierce visual ride through 500 years, the crowd not only clapped and cheered, they stood up one by one and gave a 10-minute »
- Solvej Schou
From TorontoCatwoman.Com, Sneak Peek a clip from Hobbystar Marketing's 18th "Fan Expo Canada", @ the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, August 23-26, 2012 celebrating comic books, animation, science fiction, horror and video gaming genres.
Special celebrity film guests included actors Gillian Anderson and William B. Davis ("The X-Files"), Julie Benz ("Dexter"), Tom Noonan ("Manhunter"), LeVar Burton ("Star Trek: The Next Generation"), Norman Reedus ("The Walking Dead"), Christopher Lloyd ("Back To The Future"), Kate Mulgrew ("Star Trek Voyager"), Joe Flanigan ("Stargate Atlantis"), Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk"), David Prowse ("Star Wars"), director John Carpenter ("The Thing"), and Marvel superhero creator Stan Lee.
Over 80,000 fans attended this year's Fan Expo Toronto, with 700 exhibitors/retail vendors offering booths and displays covering over 400,000 square feet.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Fan Expo 2012 : The Girls"...
- M. Stevens
Julie Benz has revealed that she’s interested in playing The Wasp in Joss Whedon’s sequel to his critically acclaimed and record-breaking superhero film ‘The Avengers,’ Comic Movie Movie is reporting. The former ‘Dexter’ star chatted with fans at the Fan Expo Canada on Thursday, and said she hasn’t spoken to the filmmaker about the role, but she likes the idea. Benz, who is best known for playing Rita Morgan on Showtime’s hit serial killer drama series, asked fans at the expo to tweet to Whedon that she’s interested in appearing in the ‘Avengers’ sequel. Benz added that she doesn’t even know who the Wasp is. But she asked the audience [ Read More ] »
- Karen Benardello
Best known for playing 'Rita Morgan' in Dexter, Julie Benz is no stranger to the superhero genre after roles in No Ordinary Family and Punisher: War Zone. The actress worked with Joss Whedon on both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and so it should come as no surprise that she was quizzed on her possible involvement with his planned sequel to Marvel's The Avengers at a fan Q&A at the Fan Expo Canada. When asked if she has heard anything about a possible role in the highly anticipated follow-up (specifically 'The Wasp'), she had this to say. "No, I haven’t, but I like that rumor. Can we start it? Everybody get your phones out and tweet it, tweet it to Joss Whedon! I don’t even know who Wasp is. Let’s make this happen, people! Let’s see the power of Twitter! I know Joss is on there, »
The actor — who was a series regular during the Whitney Cummings comedy’s freshman run — is set to reprise his role as Jack Donaghy’s ever-doting assistant Jonathan in 30 Rock‘s upcoming seventh and final season. He’ll first appear in the Thursday, Oct. 4 premiere.
As for Pancholy’s Whitney exit, Cummings tells TV Guide Magazine (who first reported the news), “Creatively the show is going more into a direction of Mad About You with these two central characters and their relationship, »
- Megan Masters
When Syfy’s Warehouse 13 welcomes back erstwhile Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner for her fourth appearance as Dr. Vanessa Calder, things will get pretty damn wild during her date with Artie — though not in a romantic way.
In the Aug. 27 episode of the series (which airs Mondays at 9/8c), showrunner Jack Kenny tells TVLine, “The warm and charming Lindsay Wagner returns once again to Artie’s life and heart, only to have Alice — who has escaped from Lewis Carroll’s mirror — turn their magical night »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Showtime just released this spoiler-filled music video “Tonight’s the Night” with footage from season 7 of “Dexter” starring Michael C. Hall ( Game ), Julie Benz ( Saw V, Punisher: War Zone ), C.S. Lee, Mos Def and Jennifer Carpenter ( Quarantine ). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Dexter Season 6. Series Synopsis: The explosively popular Dexter is back with a vengeance for a sixth season of startling suspense and unexpected twists. It’s been a year since last season’s shocking and heartbreaking conclusion, and mild mannered criminologist-cum-grisly serial killer Dexter Morgan has come to terms with who he is. But his existence is shattered when he [ Read More ] »
- Brian Corder
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