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Syfy is expanding its commitments to "Stargate Universe" and "Sanctuary," granting both series another season.
"Universe" recently aired its freshman midseason finale. The show's hiatus will extend until April, and Season 2 will debut in the fall along with a third season of "Sanctuary."
The Friday night shows have commenced production on their next seasons in Vancouver and have received 20-episode orders. "Sanctuary" has averaged 2.2 million viewers in the fall when seven-day DVR data is included. "Universe" has averaged 2.6 million.
Debuting after the conclusion of Syfy's critically acclaimed "Battlestar Galactica" and the cancellation of "Stargate: Atlantis," "Universe" has charted a tricky course through the network's fandom. Striking a tone that was more realistic than previous "Stargate" shows though not as grim as "Galactica," some viewers were miffed the show was not familiar enough.
"We're dealing with 15 seasons of expectations with a certain fanbase," executive producer Robert Cooper said. "Hopefully, as the show goes on, »
- By James Hibberd
I know we have a lot of “Stargate” fans on the site, if all those endless railings against the new “Stargate Universe” show are any indication. But as big a “Stargate: Atlantis” fan as you may be, you’re probably not a big enough fan to shell out $70,000 to custom make a home theater to look like the “Atlantis” set, which is what Jacob Yarmuth of Louisville, Kentucky did. Besides his very own Stargate-inspired movie screen and surroundings, Yarmuth has a DVD changer than can hold up to 800 DVDs at the same time. Now how you would even keep track of 800 DVDs in one changer is beyond me. The audio/video system performance more than matches the futuristic decor. Atlantic Technology’s Thx series speakers pump out seven-channel sound and are accompanied by two Polk Audio IW155 in-wall subwoofers, while Jvc’s impressive Rs-1 D-ila (Direct-drive Image Light Amplifier) produces smooth 1080p images. »
Joseph Guerrieri (The Jackalope) and Justin Guerrieri are the brains and the legs behind horror film Trail of Blood. A film that is character driven, horrifying, and full of surprises, Trail of Blood is currently in post-production and searching for distribution. To be shown at film festivals beginning in 2010 the Guerrieri brothers have taken the time out from moviemaking to talk to me for all of you about Trail of Blood, the process of filmmaking, life and filming in the Angeles National Forest. Have a look at the interview below and prepare to be soaked in blood once the film is available to fans in 2010.
(Michael Allen) Hi Joseph and Justin thanks for talking about your film Trail of Blood.
(Joseph Guerrieri) It is our pleasure and thanks for posting an article of the film on your horror website.
(Ma) No problem, can you tell me where your film company is based out of? »
- Michael Ross Allen
Thank God Col. Young grabbed those communication stones, or the crew of the Destiny would feel a lot like the people of "Stargate: Atlantis" did the first couple of seasons.Anyway, using those stones, we get a better look at the lives of Lt. Scott (Brian J. Smith) and Camile Wray (Ming-Na) as they visit people they've left behind.For Camile, that means returning home to spend time with her partner (and we don't mean a business one) trying her best to make the strange circumstance normal. Meanwhile, Scott learns that a past relationship might not have ended as he thought. On the Destiny, as we find our crew in this sneak peek, Dr. Rush (Robert Carlyle) supervises the exploration of new areas of the ship. Looking for resources to make their everyday lives easier, the crew stumbles upon a piece »
Global Frequency, the DC/Wildstorm comic, might be back in play as a TV series.
You may remember that in 2005, Mark Burnett (producer of Survivor) and John Rogers (who would go on to write the comic Blue Beetle and create the show Leverage) created a pilot for the WB. The pilot wasn't picked up; however, it got leaked to the Interwebs and became the most watched pilot that never got picked up.
Now the industry magazine Production Weekly has just posted the following on Twitter: The CW will again try to adapt Warren Ellis' comic book "Global Frequency," this time Scott Nimerfro will script the pilot. Scott Nimerfro has written for Star Trek: Voyager, Tales From The Crypt, Perversions Of Science, The Outer Limits, Stargate: Atlantis, and Pushing Daisies, and was an associate producer on the X-Men movie.
- Glenn Hauman
The Gemini Awards, Canada's equivalent to the Emmys, were broadcast last night and the hit drama "Flashpoint", with its record-setting 19 nominations, walked away with three major wins: Best Dramatic Series, Best Direction and Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for Enrico Colantoni. In the non-broadcast ceremonies, it scored another three awards for Best Achievement in Main Title Design, Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series (Henry Czerny) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series (Tatiana Maslany).
East Coast funny man Ron James, who has his new "The Ron James Show" airing on CBC in the old "Air Farce" slot, hosted the award show from Calgary, Ab and kept the audience well entertained. Among the presenters was Calgary native Cory Monteith, who is enjoying his role as Finn on the hit musical comedy Glee.
First year drama »
No relation to the awful Mothman Prophecies movie (if you ever read the book, then you know why I just described the film as awful; and if you have never read the book, you should and then you, too, will realize why the film was so lame), Syfy has finally checked off enough other cryptids from its list to make a new film about the Mothman starring a "Firefly".
Not much is known about the plot of this Syfy-bound Mothman movie simply titled Mothman other than the glowy-eyed cryptozoological entity in this version also kills people, which I guess is a major step up from crank calling people in that terrible Richard Gere movie. Don't expect this one to adhere too closely to the facts of case either.
This review may contain spoilers. There are two things that keep this episode running; the first is Robert Carlyle. As Dr. Rush, he offers a character that is so completely different from the scientific roles in the Stargate franchise. On "Stargate Sg-1," Col. Carter was backed by a sense of purpose and the need to defend the human race. On "Stargate: Atlantis," Dr. MacKay was fueled by his desire to expand scientific knowledge. Sure, his judgment may have been questionable at times, but there was always a line he would not cross. Rush though knows no such boundary. He is a cold and calculating man of science who sees numbers, equations and variables instead of people. And with the power failing on Destiny he has his work cut out for him. His rant in the middle of the control deck »
Jason Momoa, the dreadlocked commando of Stargate: Atlantis fame, will be bringing his appreciable charms to HBO's A Game Of Thrones, the miniseries adaptation of George Rr Martin's epic fantasy series.
Momoa will play Khal Drogo, the fierce, powerful and pretty-often shirtless leader of Dothraki, a copper skined race of nomadic warriors. (Think Mongol hordes. Or Klingons without the ridges.)
Momoa is the last of the characters to be cast. A Game Of Thrones is set to premiere in 2010. We'll have a post soon outlining all of the doorQy goodness in this upcoming mini.
Source: GateWorld » Jason Momoa cast in Game of Thrones
Warners continues to showcase their DC comic book characters on the Vancouver-lensed "Superman" TV series Smallville. 'Speedy', the former 'junkie' sidekick of 'emerald archer' 'Green Arrow' will debut in the show this month, alongside female super-villain 'Roulette' (Steph Song). DC Comics' "Justice Society Of America" members set to appear in a January 2010 episode include 'Hawkman' (played by BC-based actor Michael "Stargate: Atlantis" Shanks), 'Atom', 'Spectre', 'Stargirl' (Britt "V" Irvin) and 'Doctor Fate' (Brent Stait). Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Dennis Neville, the original Hawkman first appeared in Flash Comics #1, published by All-American Publications in 1940. Several incarnations of Hawkman have appeared in DC Comics, all of them characterized by the use of archaic weaponry and large, artificial wings, attached to a harness made from the special 'Nth metal' that allows flight. 'Spectre' first appeared in 1940, created by Jerry "Superman" Siegel and Bernard Baily. Noted as one of the »
"Stargate: Atlantis" actor Jason Momoa is joining the cast of HBO.s fantasy pilot .Game of Thrones,. which officially starts production Saturday. Momoa will play Khal Drogo, a fierce leader of a massive clan of mounted Dothraki warriors. He catches the eye of prince Viserys Targaryen (Harry Lloyd), who desperately offers Drogo a marriage with his sister Daenerys (Tamzin Merchant) in hopes of securing an alliance. Principal photography begins the last week of October in Northern Ireland. Other filming locations reportedly include Scotland and Morocco; at least part of filming for Momoa will likely occur in Morocco, which reflects portions of the Dothraki continent. .Game of Thrones. is based on author George R.R. Martin.s bestselling .A Song Of Ice And Fire. novels. It follows the »
Take a glance at our reader comments section on our “Stargate: Universe” posts, and you’ll start to notice a couple of patterns: loyal fans of the previous two “Stargate” shows have almost no interest in the new “Universe” show besides going out of their way to call it every name in the book; meanwhile, non-fans of the franchise have grappled onto “Universe” but in doing so are making it be known that the previous two incarnations were utter shit in their opinion. And then there are those guys in-between, like me. As a fan of “Stargate: SG1″ (I have seen every single episode more than once), but only a casual fan of “Stargate: Atlantis” (more of the same to me, but without the characters I loved), I approached “Universe” with great trepidation. Then the pilot aired, and as you can tell from my review, I dug it. In my opinion it has great potential, »
This weekend marked the return of Sanctuary when the second season premiere aired. I took a leap of faith and sat down to watch "End of Nights – Pt. 1″ although I had not seen any of Season One. I knew it was out there. Fortunately, I was still able to grasp it.
Sanctuary – What it it?
Run by Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping of Stargate Sg-1 fame) and her daughter Ashley (Emilie Ullerup), Sanctuary is an institution which tries to provide a safe place for Abnormals – nature's mistakes, creatures of legend which are still hiding in modern. The women are joined by Dr. Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne of Dawson’s Creek), a former FBI profiler whose shocking introduction into this surprising shadow world led him to join Magnus's team, and by Henry Foss (Ryan Robbins) the team's tech expert. Together, with a couple of other Abnormals, like Bigfoot and John Druitt (Christopher Heyerdahl, »
We've had our eye on this unique looking web-series for a while now, but were just waiting for an extended trailer to drop. luckily, co-creator Ryan Copple just passed along the first trailer so it's finally time to share!
Riese is a truly original looking new web-series that blends steampunk and fantasy with our genre of choice. It was filmed using the cutting-edge technology of the Red One camera system so is looks stunning and much more along the lines of something you'd find on SyFy than on the web. Though that feeling could just be because the show's cast includes such SyFy tv luminaries as Sanctuary's Christine Chatelain and Stargate: Atlantis' Ben Cotton.
Riese is a Sci-Fi/Fantasy web series chronicling the journey of a traveler named Riese. A seemingly random wanderer, she flees across the dying lands of Eleysia with her father’s wolf, Fenrir, »
Don't call it a comeback for Wesley Snipes and director Abel Ferrara, they've been here for years. Of course, it's been a long time since they've been at the top of their games -- notably in 1990, when they teamed up to deliver the cult hit King of New York. Since then they've chosen different paths. Snipes went on to become a major action star of the 90s (and beyond) with films such as Passenger 57, The Fan and the Blade trilogy. He's been off his game since about 2005 due to some off-camera tax problems. Ferrara, on the other hand, has been off his game for much longer than that. He followed King of New York with several solid efforst over the next four years, including Bad Lieutenent, a not quite awesome horror remake Bodysnatchers and the Harvel Keitel and Madonna led pic Dangerous Game. But he's been far from the spotlight ever since. Perhaps »
- Neil Miller
The man who left actor Jason Momoa needing reconstructive face surgery after attacking him with a broken beer glass has been jailed for five years after pleading no contest to assault charges.
Dominic Bando fought with the Stargate: Atlantis star, a former model, at the Bird Cafe in Los Angeles in 2008 and left the actor needing medical attention. Momoa required 140 stitches.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Judith Champagne sentenced Bardo to a five-year state prison term and set a restitution hearing for next month. »
Here’s a list of some of the new movie and TV shows coming to DVD and Blu-ray this week that we’re looking forward to seeing. Also, there’s some classic, and not-so-classic, movies hitting Blu-ray for the first time this week as well.
Of all the new releases, we’re particularly interested in the Blu-ray versions of movies and TV shows like Trick ‘r Treat (pictured above with Anna Paquin), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Chinatown, Bones Season 4 and the complete Stargate: Atlantis series.
Check them out.
Anvil: The Story of Anvil ~ Robb Reiner (DVD)
- Joe Gillis
When the producers announced they were working on yet another spinoff of the Stargate franchise, all I could do was sigh. "Stargate Sg-1" was fun enough, except it went two seasons too many. "Stargate: Atlantis" had a wonderful start, but there seemed to be far better job stability on "Earth: Final Conflict," and it simply wasn't worth an effort to invest in many of the characters there. So "Stargate: Universe" ... what areas of the franchise hasn't already been covered in the last 15 years worth of Stargate episodes? Well, Brad Wright, Robert C. Cooper and Carl Binder show us in the first seconds of the new series. The stargate is fired up, and instead of watching someone casually walk through the puddle, we instead see someone shoot through it as if they were just shot from a circus »
The Arg (alternate reality game) for Riese the Series has begun, you still have time to join the winning side. But first some info on what you have to look forward to when the series kicks off in late October/early November. Riese is a steampunk-inspired (think steam-engines and goggles) series from co-creators Ryan Copple and Kaleena Kiff, who also co-executive produce and direct the series respectively, that seems closer to something airing on the Syfy network, as-opposed-to the web, based off of the production value and sci-fi standout cast—Christine Chatelain (SyFy’s Sanctuary), Ben Cotton (Harper’s Island), Sharon Taylor (Stargate: Atlantis) and Patrick Gilmore (Battlestar Galactica). Chad Krowchuk is handling the production design and taking full advantage of the picture quality of the Red One camera system with lush, yet post-apocalyptic settings and the costumes look impressively intricate. Related News:arg Web Series ‘Radio Free Krakow’ Seeks Fighters »
- Stuart Davis
After a long summer of not much to watch on TV, there are several new shows starting this week and next on American TV. Add this to all the great returning shows, and you've got a DVR dilemma!
To aid you in your scheduling decisions, I've created this short rundown of seven new shows, with suggestions of why you might like the show, why you might not, and my opinion on whether it's worth watching. (Just keep in mind, some of the details may have changed from the pilot episode I saw, to the final version that airs.) The shows are listed in order of start date; click on the show's name to go to the official site and learn more about it.
If you've seen any of these pilots, feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments.
The Good Wife (CBS) — Sep. 22 What it is: A drama »
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