Let's hope Wil Wheaton is better at hosting his own show than he is at voicing a trailer! We have full confidence that he is, and the above preview actually does a fine job of celebrating the kind of nit-pickiness that all geeks should appreciate on some level or another, right? Geeks are inheriting the earth, and that includes pop culture.
Syfy's making a bit of room for swords, sandals and a lot of bloody action. The network announced today that they've acquired the basic cable rights to all 39 episodes of the Spartacus series, which originally aired on Starz.
Syfy revealed the very first trailer for the series, which offers a chilling look at the alternate reality behind the central concept. At least, it offers a vision of what the show might look like, since Iím not sure if everything in this trailer is actually from the show.
As zombie dramas go, the direct approach to undead drama seems to be covered pretty thoroughly by The Walking Dead. So other networks looking to take a bite out of the genre need to offer a little something extra, beyond the sight of rotting corpses trying to eat people.
President Dave Howe is looking everywhere for source material, and three of the latest projects on the horizon all come from the comic book world.
If you're casting a role described as "beautiful, manipulative and dangerous," Tricia Helfer would be a pretty ideal candidate for the part. See her performance as Six in Battlestar Galactica for evidence of that. So, it's particularly fitting that Helfer should return to Syfy for a "beautiful, manipulative and dangerous" role in the cable channel's six hour event series Ascension.
Syfy and The Asylum wore their gimmicky intentions on their sleeves by making it clear the whole point of this sequel is to take the action to a different city, which is no surprise, since the only thing that Sharknado 2 is accomplishing is moving the characters from Los Angeles to New York.
Last Spring, Amazon Prime secured a deal with NBCUniversal that included exclusive streaming access to Syfy's futuristic drama series Defiance, which they promised would be made available to their Streaming subscribers sometime early this year. And sure enough, Defiance has arrived!
You know how Syfy has spent the last decade or so replacing most of the science fiction in its library with paranormal investigators, cryptozoological mash-ups and Being Human? Thatís all changing in the coming year, and network president Dave Howe's most recent brilliant decision was giving a 10-episode order for The Expanse, an adaptation of James S.A. Coreyís acclaimed space opera.
Syfy's Being Human came to a close last night, delivering a finale that managed to capture the heart of the series with an ending that was bittersweet but by no means unsatisfying. Spoilers if you haven't seen it "There Goes the Neighborhood Part 3," the series finale of Being Human.
If youíve paid attention to the low-to-no-budget movie scene in the past few years, you've probably noticed production company The Asylumís name has come up time and again, attached to some truly abysmal flicks, most of which are developed to ape larger theatrical releases.
This iteration of 12 Monkeys has come together surprisingly quickly for an idea that sounds absolutely terrible in theory. Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment (who produced Terry Gilliamís 1995 film) were given a pilot order back in August, and it has apparently pleased enough Syfy execs that they figured another twelve episodes would really infect the world.
Four seasons doesn't seem like a long enough stretch for Being Human. And yet, the Syfy drama is drawing to a close this Monday night. Given the nature of the drama, it's entirely possible that one or more characters will meet their demise by series' end. The trailer for "There Goes the Neighborhood (Part 3)" certainly seems to indicate that possibility.
Perhaps best known to sci-fi fans as the perfectly coifed Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation Ė and to others as Gordie in Rob Reinerís Stand by Me Ė Wheaton will bring his trademark humor and positivity to the worlds of movies, TV, video games, viral videos and pop culture in general.
Helix is gearing up for an epic season finale this evening. To celebrate the Season 1 milestone, Syfy decided there was no better way to entice viewers to tune in than to preempt the airing by making a big announcement. If you have been watching the drama, now would a great time to breathe a sigh of relief. Ronald D. Mooreís disease-centric program has just been renewed by the cable station for a second season.