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Every time a TV remake gets announced, it’s predictably met with groans and complaints that there are no new ideas anymore – despite the dozens of new ideas coming out every year – but we should always remember the remakes that have indeed gone right. Here are 10 of them.
In Hollywood’s continuing effort to turn every book into a movie or TV series, Syfy has a new project in the pipeline based on an award-winning science fiction novel and it’s got a couple of successful sci-fi writers behind it. Bring on the space stories.
This weekend, the world of television fighting will once again rise to an apex of excitement when BattleBots, returns for a sixth season after 13 years of being off the air.Here are 10 TV robots ranked by how well they'd do in a battle.
Indeed, the universe is vast and dangerous and to accommodate our slothful requirements, we’re going to need a list of 5 very aesthetically different candidates in our search for the most excellently tranquil of transports. So, on that note, let’s look at the 5 science fiction spaceships we'd love to live in.
Yesterday, someone was tragically killed on the set of Straight Outta Compton, allegedly after being hit by a car driven by rap mogul Suge Knight. Details of the case are still extremely fuzzy at this point, and they were even more so in the immediate aftermath of the attack.
If you didn't start streaming your marathon of Ronald D. Moore's rebooting of Battlestar Galactica on Sunday, you're too late to catch all the episodes before Netflix pulls the plug tomorrow morning.
What would Battlestar Galactica look like if it were Friends instead? We'll never know, and it's nearly impossible to picture. The sci-fi drama was anything but a 90s sitcom. And yet, one clever fan managed to give us a glimpse of such a scenario by setting BSG clips to the Friends classic theme song "I'll Be There For You," by the Rembrandts.
Ronald D. Moore has another series in the works, and unlike 17th Precinct, which didn't make it past the pilot stage at NBC, this one is headed straight to series at Syfy, the network that played host to Moore's remake of Battlestar Galactica and Caprica, the spin-off series that followed. This one isn't about humanoid robots with a plan. Helix is a dark thriller about a disease outbreak.
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome earned an avid fanbase when it was initially released as a web series. Now, the pilot-turned-webseries is hitting Blu-ray and DVD on February 19. If you’ve wondered about the ins and outs of the CGI creation in Blood & Chrome or even how the program came together, we have a couple of Blu-ray bonus features that may help to answer some of your questions.
Battlestar Galactica fans, mark your calendars. Syfy has finally given us a premiere date for the pilot turned web series Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, and it’s coming up fast. After a winding path the prequel wound up as a web series, with Syfy promising it would bring it to TV eventually. They're making good on the promise and will air it as a two-hour TV movie next month.
Syfy's 20th Anniversary Special Airs Tonight, Featuring Amanda Tapping, Jamie Bamber, Sam Witwer And Others
Twenty years ago, the Sci-Fi Channel debuted on U.S. cable television, and since then, the channel has offered us some of the more imaginative programming on television, whether it fall under actual science fiction, fantasy, reality or paranormal. Or wrestling. Don't forget wrestling! Syfy's celebrating its 20th Anniversary on television with a special that's set to air tonight and will feature the stars of some of its beloved shows.
Last winter, we learned that Syfy wasn't moving forward with Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, the new, planned prequel to their hit series Battelstar Galactica. At that time, word was that the project might live on as a digital series. In less than a week, the first webisode is set to air online, and Syfy apparently has plans to air the pilot as a special next year.
It's Friday! And for some, that means the end of the work-week and weekend plans. For others, it's the day of Friday-night TV shows, including the return of Fringe and Grimm's move back to its regular time-slot. Some say Friday night is a bad night for TV, and granted, there's probably far less competition on the last night of the work-week than there is on any other weeknight. But that doesn't mean there's nothing to watch on Fridays.
I've been trying to avoid the words "the next Battlestar Galactica" when discussing Syfy's upcoming series Defiance. I don't want to set those kinds of expectations on the project, and the realist in me is tentative about piling all of my hopes on the drama. With that said, I doubt I'm alone in waiting for Syfy to deliver a new original drama series that is both outstanding and firmly in the realm of science fiction, much in the way BSG was. Written by Rockne O'Bannon, Kevin Murphy and Michael Taylor, Defiance could be both of those things.
BSG is some of the finest fictional programming about war ever created, and "The Oath" is the apex of BSG's war episodes. It's impossible to watch it and not feel for all perspectives, and wonder, in the same situation, on which side you'd fall.