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Bloodworth director Shane Dax Taylor has commenced production on Bahamas-set thriller Isolation, starring Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer and Excision standout AnnaLynne McCord. Co-starring Dominic Purcell and Luke Mably, Isolation concerns a couple (Helfer and Mably) on a remote island vacation who encounter a pair of killers in the process. Chad Law penned the film, which…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
Since the age of nine, actress Alicia Witt has dazzled us with her work in Justified, Mr Holland’S Opus and Cybill. Again this year, she has a holiday project with The Hallmark Channel but also a new Christmas(!) song that might be the most honest one yet. She explains how she really isn’t a Grinch all the time. Plus both Andrea Roth and Tricia Helfer reveal why you should be locked onto Ascension on SyFy all this week.
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- Mike Raub
After Battlestar Galactica ended, a lot of people felt that the folks at the Syfy channel didn't care about making legit science fiction again. They started doing more and more reality TV shows about ghost hunters and haunted mines and ghost mines and haunted ghost hunters and, for some reason, wrestlers. And so it was justifiably no longer seen as a home for sci-fi so much as it was a place for goofy TV you watch in the background and rarely pay actual attention to. Well, you're going to want to pay attention to Ascension, a three-night miniseries event that Syfy begins airing tonight, December 15, because this has the potential to be the network's new Battlestar Galactica, which also started as a miniseries (and also had Tricia Helfer in it). Here's the...
- Peter Hall
Sky1 is to air the Us sci-fi drama Ascension next month.
Van Holt plays William Denninger, the captain of a 50-year mission to populate a new world. The mission becomes compromised and the true motives of those involved are called into question when one member of the exhibition is murdered.
Inspired by the real-life Project Orion which existed during John F Kennedy's presidency, Ascension is set in an alternate version of reality where the Cold War led to the destruction of the Earth.
Ascension begins on Friday, January 16 at 9pm on Sky1. Watch a trailer below: »
The setup behind Syfy’s Ascension might take a minute to get your head around. What if, the three-night limited series posits, at the height of the Cold War, and with the space race still dominating public thought, President Kennedy signed off on the launch of a spaceship carrying 600 people into the far reaches of space? That starship, the Ascension, would act as an ark for humanity and, in the event of nuclear Armageddon, keep the species alive.
Ascension takes that admittedly preposterous idea and runs with it, opening halfway into the ship’s century-long mission to repopulate a new world. Completely cut off from Earth, the crew and passengers of the Ascension have created their own society, complete with a class system that dictates everything from occupation to with whom particular passengers are permitted to breed. It all feels rather Titanic, an ambiance aided by the period fashion (no »
- Isaac Feldberg
Will humanity find a new home? Back in the early 1960s, the American public had no idea how close our country came to nuclear war with Russia. But President John F. Kennedy certainly knew the score. What if he was so freaked by the potential annihilation of mankind that he gave the order to send our best and brightest on a lifeboat into space? That's the outlandish — yet surprisingly fact-based — premise of Ascension, a three-night Syfy miniseries starring Brian Van Holt (The Bridge), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), and Andrea Roth (Rescue Me).
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- Michael Logan
By Eric Kohanik Tricia Helfer admits she has somewhat of a soft spot for science fiction. But there’s a good reason. “I started my career with Battlestar Galactica,” the 40-year-old actress explains. “And I got lucky for my first job to be on something that was so character-driven and something that made people think.” It was that combination of strong characters and storylines that drew Helfer to her latest TV project: Ascension (on Syfy Mondays at 9pm Et/Pt beginning Dec. 15) a six-part series inspired by Project Orion, a real top-secret space mission authorized by U.S. President John F. Kennedy. … Continue reading →
- Channel Guide Contributor
Big, ambitious and more than a little weird, Syfy’s “Ascension” is being billed as a three-night limited-event series, which is misleading at best. That’s in part because this strange project ultimately feels more like a teaser for the hoped-for series to come, as its intriguing premise carries through the first two chapters before beginning to unravel in the third. Those who board the flight will likely be curious enough to want to see the trip through to its conclusion, but while there are strands of “Battlestar Galactica” in the project’s DNA, the idea never ascends to that level.
Granted, it’s not every day that you run across a miniseries rooted in the 1960s, and a super-secret century-long mission — birthed during the Kennedy administration — to launch an ark filled with 600 people, into space. Fifty-one years later, two generations have grown up aboard the facility, adopting their own unique rituals and culture, »
- Brian Lowry
USA Network has announced when it will be putting back on its Suits. The cable network has revealed that its beloved legal drama will return on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 p.m. for the second half of its fourth season. Meanwhile, USA’s comedy series Sirens will begin its second season the night before Suits‘ return, with its Season 2 premiere slated to air on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 10 p.m. Suits, which premiered back in 2011 on USA, stars Gabriel Macht as Harvey, Patrick J. Adams as Mike, Rick Hoffman as Louis, Meghan Markle as Rachel, Sarah Raffery as Donna, and Gina Torres (of Firefly fame) as Jessica. The series will have plenty of guest stars for the upcoming back half of its fourth season as the show’s lineup includes newcomers Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), Billy Miller (General Hospital, The Young and the Restless) and Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica). These first time guest stars will… »
- Chris King
The comedy Sirens will debut its second season the preceding night, Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 10 pm.
Suits‘ midseason finale saw Louis learning Mike’s secret and then demanding name partnership from Jessica in exchange for his silence.
Children of the ’70s and ’80s have lost one of their seminal storytellers.
Emmy nominee Glen A. Larson, who created dozens of hit series including Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Quincy M.E., Cover Up, Magnum, P.I., Manimal, The Fall Guy and Knight Rider, died Friday night at age 77 at a California hospital. The cause of death was esophageal cancer.
His trio of Emmy nominations came »
Space exploration in a hot topic in Hollywood right now. Especially with Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar currently out in theaters. The SyFy Channel has a miniseries coming out called Ascension, which tells the story of a group of people who leave earth in 1963 to find a new planet that can be populated with people. The series picks up fifty years later. It definitely seems like it has basically plot idea from Interstellar, only it’s not told on such a grand scale. We’ve got two trailers for the series, as well as a detailed press release that offers up some more details on the story and who stars in the series:
In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, »
- Joey Paur
Secret missions into space to save the Earth are so hot right now. Of course, there’s Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, but now there’s also the Syfy miniseries Ascension. Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) stars in the show which surmises that, in 1963, the U.S. government sent a group of people into space to find and populate a […]
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- Germain Lussier
Royal Pains fans will have the pleasure of HankMed’s company for at least two more seasons.
Each season will consist of eight episodes.
The Hamptons-set series’ sixth season, which ended on Sept. 2, averaged a respectable 3.4 million viewers.
The two-season pickup ensures that Royal Pains will live to see its 100th episode; the milestone outing that will fall within Season 8.
Season 7 is slated to premiere in June 2015.
Here at Thn we couldn’t be happier that the BFI is currently celebrating all things Sf with a plethora of events across the UK. With over 1000 screenings of classic film and TV at 200 plus locations, there’s a veritable constellation of sparkly gems for any Sf aficionado to glut themselves with.
Cinema and science fiction have always been close bedfellows—and it’s no surprise really. As far back as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, weird and wonderful ideas about science, humanity, and the universe were captivating readers. And of course, we all know what a godsend Shelley’s creature was to the silver screen.
But what’s the magic ingredient which makes Sf so enduring? You only have to cast your eyes down cinema or TV listings to see the number of features with a speculative element. The X-men franchise, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
Elevators. Relationships. Conversations with other human beings in general. As evidenced by Tuesday’s series premiere of USA Network’s Benched, none of these things are lawyer Nina Whitley’s strengths.
Fortunately — for the viewers, at least — her failures are spectacularly entertaining.
After being passed over for partner at her corporate firm — by a less-qualified, larger-breasted friend, no less — Nina (Happy Endings‘ Eliza Coupe) unleashes the proverbial Kraken, telling off every single one of her co-workers with the kind of speech most hard-working, under-appreciated Americans only dream of. »
Syfy knows they messed up. Now they have a plan to win you back. The cable network’s top executives won’t say this in such blunt language, but they acknowledge that somewhere along the line, the network missed an opportunity to have more great scripted dramas. It happened sometime after the name change from Sci Fi Channel to Syfy and the conclusion of Battlestar Galactica—the acclaimed series that was once mentioned by critics alongside titles like Mad Men and The Sopranos as representing TV's top-tier of storytelling. Once the weary Battlestar crew decided to settle on Earth in the show’s 2009 series finale, »
- James Hibberd
Nina Whitley, the main lawyer on USA Network’s new legal sitcom Benched — premiering Tuesday at 10:30/9:30c — isn’t someone you’d necessarily choose to have in your corner. Then again, she probably wouldn’t want to help you, either.
Why TLC quickly ditched “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” Quick and decisive action was the only choice TLC had to make, says Josef Adalian, because it’s better to be safe than sorry. Plus, if the facts of the situation change, TLC could easily un-cancel the show. Still, “Honey Boo Boo’s” ratings have declined recently, and its loss won’t really hurt TLC. Mama June’s 20-year-old daughter Chickadee claims she was also victimized by the same child molester TMZ reports that Anna Cardwell, Aka Chickadee, who is married with a child, says she was also molested, at age 8, by the child molester whom Mama June is allegedly dating. Rainn Wilson drops the Vine star who was accused of raping his ex-girlfriend Vine star Curtis Lepore was announced earlier this week as starring in Wilson’s Vine-inspired scripted series “Hollywood and Vine.” Click Read Full Post For More Watch »
- Norman Weiss
Erstwhile Killer Woman Tricia Helfer is trying on Suits for size.
Helfer will play Evan Smith, Mike and Harvey’s opposing counsel in a huge class action case. Although the two sides exchange blows, Harvey’s first instinct may be to exchange numbers with her.
The episode will air during the second half of the show’s fourth season, which is slated to kick off in early 2015.
Helfer will »
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