Supernatural recap: “Alex Annie Alexis Ann”

Supernatural recap: "Alex Annie Alexis Ann"

After the CW’s episode of Supernatural last week, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all had enough of Metatron (Curtis Armstrong). Thankfully, it looks as though we’ll be taking a break from him as this episode opens up with one of our favorite characters, Sheriff Jody (Kim Rhodes). Jody has sure taken some tips from Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) by killing some vampires of her own. Even though she’s become one bad hunter all on her own, she still needs the help of Sam and Dean because it looks like there’s a nice big nest … Continue reading

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New BBC America series explores “The Real History of Science Fiction”

The Real History of Science Fiction

The Real History of Science Fiction documentary series on BBC America (Saturdays at 10pm ET beginning April 19) aims to tell the definitive history of the genre and its impact on cinema, television and literature. Each episode in the four-part series explores one of the enduring themes of sci-fi: time travel, space exploration, robots and artificial intelligence, and aliens. The list of sci-fi notables contributing to the series include William Shatner (Star Trek), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek), Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Chris Carter (The X-Files), Ronald D Moore … Continue reading

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Supernatural recap: “Meta Fiction”

Supernatural recap: "Meta Fiction"

This season of The CW’s Supernatural has been a little out of control, especially with the fallen angels, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) doing a lot of fighting—not that that’s anything unusual. What is unusual about this episode is that it seems as though Metatron (Curtis Armstrong) has decided to take matters into his own hands and come up with his own version of a story. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean are still on the hunt for Abaddon (Alaina Huffman). Their research gets interrupted, though, when Castiel (Misha Collins) calls with news that Gadreel (Tahmoh Penikett) is still up … Continue reading

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Syfy sets date for return of “Defiance,” premiere of “Dominion”

Syfy sets date for return of "Defiance," premiere of "Dominion"

Syfy announced it will be kicking off a new Thursday night lineup on June 19, with the return of Defiance for Season 2, and the premiere of the new supernatural drama Dominion (pictured). Defiance Season 2 debuts at 8pm ET/PT on June 19. According to Syfy: “As the story of Defiance resumes, the lives of the townspeople are in drastic turmoil. The Earth Republic has assumed control of the town, with far-reaching consequences including a new mayor. Nolan (Grant Bowler) traverses the badlands to find a lost Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas), Amanda (Julie Benz) has an unexpected new role in the … Continue reading

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“Sharknado 2″ starts filming in February; Ian Ziering and Tara Reid to reprise roles

"Sharknado 2" starts filming in February; Ian Ziering and Tara Reid to reprise roles

As if New York City hasn’t seen its share of craziness lately, with snowstorms and the influx of Super Bowl fans and media, the Big Apple will be bitten again soon, when Syfy begins filming its sequel to last year’s social-media hit Sharknado. The network announced that Sharknado 2: The Second One will begin filming in New York on Feb. 13. Sharknado stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid (pictured below in a scene from the first movie) will reprise their roles as Fin and April, Syfy also announced. Also returning for Sharknado 2 are director Anthony Ferrante and writer Thunder Levin. “Sharknado was … Continue reading

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“The 100″ brings futuristic take on “Lord of the Flies” to The CW

The 100 on The CW

If you notice some similarities between the classic novel Lord of the Flies and The CW’s futuristic new drama The 100, that’s no accident. Like William Golding’s chilling masterpiece, the sci-fi series follows a group of young people left alone in a dangerous wilderness, and observes the deadly developments that take place as they struggle to not only survive the elements but each other. In The 100 (pronounced “The Hundred” if you want to sound cool about it) Earth has been left uninhabitable by nuclear war, with the remnants of humanity waiting out the century or so needed for the … Continue reading

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Interview: Billy Campbell of Syfy’s “Helix”

Interview: Billy Campbell of Syfy's "Helix"

“I kind of think of this show as a mashup of The Andromeda Strain, John Carpenter’s The Thing and The Walking Dead,” Billy Campbell tells me of his new Syfy series Helix, premiering Jan. 10. Prior to the interview, watching the pilot, that is almost exactly what I thought about this 13-episode thriller (except, for me, parts of the show called to mind 28 Days Later more so than The Walking Dead). Helix does indeed combine classic sci-fi elements from those titles — a disease outbreak, a group of people at a fairly claustrophobic, remote Arctic outpost, and, eventually, at … Continue reading

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Syfy Twilight Zone New Year’s Eve Marathon 2013 episode schedule

Syfy Twilight Zone New Year's Eve Marathon 2013 episode schedule

It’s only a few more weeks until New Year’s Eve 2013, and today Syfy reminded us of that fact by announcing that its annual programming event favorite, the Syfy Twilight Zone New Year’s Eve Marathon, will be making its return this year, running over 40 hours from Dec. 31 at 8am ET/PT until Jan. 2 at 5am ET/PT. Once again, the lineup of Syfy Twilight Zone marathon episodes is pretty extensive, featuring several of the classics you all know and love (including many written or inspired by the late, great Richard Matheson, who passed away this year). Additionally, Syfy says … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: “An Adventure in Space and Time” tells origin story of sci-fi classic

Doctor Who An Adventure in Space and Time David Bradley BBC America

As difficult to comprehend as it may be in our geek-obsessed culture, there was a time when concepts like Time Lords, the TARDIS and Daleks all seemed a bit odd. Back in 1963, Doctor Who was just another BBC program, a quirky little sci-fi venture that had the unfortunate luck to premiere the day after President Kennedy was assassinated. Beyond that, the network was iffy on the whole idea, which was headed by a pair of ambitious yet untested producers, and starred a curmudgeonly actor many people felt was past his prime. But 50 years later, here we are, discussing … Continue reading

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BBC America Doctor Who 50th anniversary schedule

BBC America Doctor Who 50th anniversary schedule

In the United States, the BBC America Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebration coverage leading up to the “Day of the Doctor” special began yesterday, continues today (Nov. 19) with a 10am-11pm ET marathon of The Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) episodes, and will continue tomorrow, Nov. 20, through the weekend of the airing of the 50th anniversary special worldwide on Nov. 23. BBC America Doctor Who Takeover Schedule, Nov. 20-24 (All Times Eastern) Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Marathon – Nov. 20 all day starting at 2am on BBC America. The Tenth Doctor, David Tennant. Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Marathon Part 1 – … Continue reading

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