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Many thoughts on the season 1 finale of "Serial" coming up just as soon as I use Mail Kimp... Last month, I noted that the enormous, unprecedented popularity of "Serial" had people viewing it through the lens of a serialized TV drama — heck, I'm even doing a season finale review for a podcast like it was something that just aired on AMC — and wondered if the audience was going to hold this inherently messy true story to the standards of scripted fiction when it came time for the ending. Was Sarah Koenig holding something back from us for all this time? Would there be a definitive ending, or just a poetic meditation on the ambiguous nature of truth? And if it was the latter, would "Serial" fans react with the same outrage that fans of "Lost," "Battlestar Galactica," "The Sopranos," et al did when those shows didn't wrap things up in a neat and tidy bow? »
- Alan Sepinwall
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
With rumours arriving that The Walking Dead spin-off may be a prequel, hot on the heels of the news that Syfy is pursuing a series about Superman's grandfather, titled Krypton, there are officially no more jokes. Anything you might say about making a comic book series set some ridiculous amount of time before the real story starts happening, can and will be seriously considered as a pitch by some network, somewhere.
A Newsroom-style series about The Daily Planet before Clark Kent started working there? A psychological procedural featuring Dr. Harleen Quinzel but no Joker? A jungle-set adventure series about Gorilla Grodd's granddad? We could keep going until the phone rings and someone makes us an offer for a pilot, but that would be an unnecessary amount of pre-amble before getting to the point, »
Update: Sony has canceled the December 25th theatrical release of The Interview, according to Variety, citing several major theatrical chains' decisions not to screen the film as the reason. "We respect and understand our partners' decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theatergoers," the company said in a statement.
Seth Rogen and James Franco's assassination-plot romp The Interview has become the most controversial movie in decades. Following terror threats on movie theaters planning on showing the film, Sony, the studio behind it, »
We don’t want to scare you, but the holidays are almost here. (Gasp!)
And if you're anything like us, you've been busy binge-watching the hottest fall shows — and obsessing over their jaw-dropping finales — instead of buying presents for your family and friends. Sorry, not sorry.
But don't start panicking just yet! We know that TV should be your top priority, so to help fill that empty space under your tree we at ETonline have created the ultimate last-minute gift guide — and it's all based on the type of television shows your loved ones like to watch.
Whether you're shopping for a comedy fanatic, a sci-fi enthusiast or a small-screen drama queen, we've got a gift for absolutely everyone on your holiday list.
Photos: Holiday Attire That You Can Buy, But Probably Shouldn’t
For the Comedy Fanatic: This friend loves to laugh, even if the jokes aren't necessarily lol-worthy. Let them embrace »
Guns, guns and more guns.
Machina Prime premiered its live-action short “Loadout: Going In Hot” today, which is the latest adaptation of bring video games to life. It’s based on the video game shooter “Loadout” by Edge of Reality and also free for Psn members today on PlayStation.
Wayside Creations recruited Richard Hatch as Captain Gaz, to lead a silly, looney crew of a space freighter against the odds of other haulers and shipping companies who want to steel their business.
The short is directed by Vincent Talenti (“Red Star,” “Fallout: Nuka Break”). It also stars Bonnie Bower (“Fallout: Nuka Break,” “Escape”), Matt Mercer (“Attack on Titan,” “Iron Man: Rise of Technovore”), Jon Enge (“Mars Rising Films”), Becca Hardy (“Off-Season”) and Circus-Szalewski (“Fallout: Nuka Break”).
Latino-Review had an exclusive phone interview with Richard Hatch on his role and his love for good story and sci-fi.
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- Gig Patta
When Machinima rebooted its Machinima Prime channel back in September, the multi-channel network emphasized a much larger focus on its own creative partners. With that focus in mind, Machinima Prime has released Loadout: Going In Hot, a short film created by partner channel Wayside Creations. Wayside is best known for creating Fallout: Nuka Break, a fan film based in the Fallout universe that ultimately spawned a web series, a second season of that web series, and a successful Kickstarter campaign. For its latest project, the Wayside team, led by director Vincent Talenti, writer Matt Munson, and producer Lynn Moon, has traveled to the world of Loadout, a free-to-play third-person shooter developed by Austin-based studio Edge of Reality. The Wayside version of the Loadout universe stars Richard Hatch (best known for his roles on both the original and rebooted versions of Battlestar Galactica) as a ship captain who is racing against »
- Sam Gutelle
Machinima Prime has released a very fun sci-fi short film called Loadout: Going in Hot, which is a live action adaption of the third-person shooter video game of the same name. The short stars Battlestar Galactica's Richard Hatch as Captain Gaz. The story follows the Captain and his loyal crew on an adventure that brings excitement and absurdity. If you've played the game, then you'll notice some of the key elements from it in the short. If you haven't played the game, it's still an entertaining watch.
Battlestar Galatica's Richard Hatch captains a crew of merchant marines in space who compete with other local haulers in the highly profitable (and extremely dangerous) antiquities and curios shipping business. Gaz and his crew scramble to avert a ship-wide disaster; while racing against the clock and Gaz’s arch nemesis, »
- Joey Paur
SyFy returned to the space last night with Ascension, its first scripted space opera since Battlestar Galactica. Some 51 years after launching an interstellar spacecraft into space, the crew of the Ascension, descendants of the original crew, are almost at the point of no return on their journey to a new world. On the night of the celebration of this 51st year, a young woman is murdered. There are already hints of dissent from the lower decks. If word gets out that there has been a murder on the ship the news could shatter the fragile social structure on the ship. The crew is faced with a difficult decision. Do they turn back now and head home to Earth or continue on their 100 year journey? SyFy regulars...
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Richard Hatch has been a favorite of genre fans for decades, after starring in all three versions of Battlestar Galactica, the original movie the 1970s TV series and the highly-popular remake. The actor returns to the sci-fi genre with a unique short film entitled Loadout: Going In Hot, which will debut on Machinima Prime on December 16. The short is inspired by the popular third-person shooter that was created, developed, and released by Edge of Reality, starring Richard Hatch as Captain Gaz.
In a novel twist on the well-traveled sci-fi genre, Loadout: Going In Hot follows a group of "merchant marines in space" who compete with other local haulers in the highly profitable (and extremely dangerous) antiquities and curios shipping business. Like other critically acclaimed sci-fi properties (Firefly, Battlestar Galactica), Loadout: Going In Hot is peppered with genre action and violence while focusing on character development and interactions. I recently had »
SyFy’s new miniseries isn’t as smart or pacy as Battlestar Galactica, but there’s a great plot twist and, let’s face it, there isn’t much else on TV right now
What’s the name of the show? Ascension
When does it premiere? It started on Monday on SyFy and airs its final two parts on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9pm Est.
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- Brian Moylan
Cbm had a great opportunity to interview Richard Hatch, who many of you will know from his role as Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica series who would later play another pivotal character by the name of Tom Zarek in the rebooted series. Hatch is no stranger to film and television—having a career that spans over 40 years. For most of the readers here, that 40 years condenses down to his Sci-Fi and Horror work. In this interview I get to talk to him about a short film he's starring in (releasing December 17th) that is a Wayside Creations adaptation for Machinima Prime of the popular online free-to-play Fps—Loadout. titled Loadout: Going in Hot. I got to sit down with Richard and talk about everything from his time with both BSG series, to his role as Gaz in this short film. I ran out of time because of how »
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
Imagining the Syfy pitch meeting for Ascension writes itself: "Mad Men, in spaaaaaaace!" It's an easy sell. Ascension follows the crew of an American space ark, sent on a 100-year journey in the 1960s, to find and populate a new planet. In this telling, President Kennedy thought the Cold War might get hot, and wanted Americans to be able to find a way out. The program was designed for sacrifice -- it would be the grandchildren, or beyond, of the original crew, who would end up on this new world, but it was all for the ultimate support of the mission. Now, 51-years into the journey, the ship has its first murder, and the cracks in the ship's idyllic, Truman Show-esque setting are starting to show. Hit the jump for why, "we don't have infinity, we have the ship. We were born in it, and we will die in it. »
- Allison Keene
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
Mormon-raised Glen Larson took the quest for a promised land in to outer space in the most lavish TV show of its time
Humankind has spread across 12 planets somewhere in the deep reaches of outer space, but it’s fighting a long-running war against the Cylons, robotic beings that look part Darth Vader, part Roman centurion. When the dastardly Cylons wipe nearly everyone out, a few thousand survivors go on the run in a ragtag fleet of battered spaceships under the protection of the mighty Battlestar Galactica, a sort of spacebound aircraft carrier.
And so they embark on a search for The 13th Colony: a largely forgotten and possibly mythical little planet known as Earth.
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- Phelim O'Neill
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
Meet Super Gramps!
The rumors that "Man of Steel" writer David. S. Goyer is attached to a Krypton TV prequel have turned out to be true. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Goyer is teaming up with Syfy to bring the home planet of Kal-El to life. "Once Upon a Time" scribe Ian Goldberg will pen the script, from a story created by himself and Goyer.
"Krypton takes place years before the Superman legend we know, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized," THR explains. The series will center on Superman's grandfather - the father of Jor-El - as he strives to bring equality to the planet.
It's no surprise that Syfy is interested in a Krypton-based sequel. The scenes set on that planet in "Man of Steel" were among the best in the movie, giving fans a tantalizing glimpse at its geography, politics, and technology. "Krypton" would fit »
- Kelly Woo
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