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Raza Crew vs. Killer Sex Bot: Recap, Dark Matter, Episode 7

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What does the crew of the Raza need – besides money and their memories? How about a  couple of stowaways? A little time has passed since Episode 6. One makes another play for Two, showing up in her quarters to deliver a “status report” in which nothing has changed – the ship needs repairs, fuel and supplies. Two drops her towel to make him stammer, but again turns him down: “It’s complicated, remember?” Meanwhile, Five wakes from a dream about one of Six’s memories and the penny drops: Six mentions Maplethorpe and code – it must be for the vault. She … Continue reading

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The Whispers Season 1 Episode 8 Recap: A Hollow Man

The Whispers Season 1 Episode 8 Recap: A Hollow Man

The origins of Drill become clearer in the most suspenseful episode of “The Whispers” yet. Before the craziness begins, let’s start from the beginning and pick up where last week left off. Jessup does get Henry into his possession, but takes him to his parents Claire and Sean, who are on the run after they destroyed the giant rock. Sean is feeling the heat from his boss for letting Claire and Sean go. The Secretary of Defense tries to cover up the rock explosion by saying it all was a security exercise. Henry said Drill came over right before Jessup … Continue reading

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Interview: Steve Guttenberg talks about Syfy’s “Lavalantula”

Interview: Steve Guttenberg talks about Syfy's "Lavalantula"

Sharknado 3 may be the big buzzed-about Syfy movie premiere this week, but sharks aren’t the only scary creatures hitting that network’s airwaves. That other go-to standard for animal horror movies — spiders — also make an appearance with the debut of the original film Lavalantula on July 25. As you can tell from its name, the film — directed by apparent spider-movie expert Mike Mendez, who also helmed Big Ass Spider! — is about tarantulas that spit lava, naturally. “It’s based on a true story,” deadpans star Steve Guttenberg during our interview. “A volcano erupts in the Santa Monica Mountains, and … Continue reading

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Probing Memories: Recap, Dark Matter, Episode 6

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The Raza crew’s collective memories that Five carries weigh heavily on her in Dark Matter, Episode 6. She  has an idea for hacking her own brain to bring out the crew’s memories, which are jumbled in her head, and only reveal themselves incoherently in dreams. She’ll modify some of the medical equipment and make a gadget that puts her into a trance, where she’ll land in a crew member’s memories, as if they’re happening to her and in real time. She sets to work. Meanwhile, Two reports to the fixer that the freighter was blown up – in fact, her … Continue reading

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Even more Sharknado 3 cameos announced

Even more Sharknado 3 cameos announced

As if Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! hasn’t already become bloated with ironic C-list starpower, Syfy today announced even more Sharknado 3 cameos, six of whom I’ve actually heard of. It used to be about the Sharknados, man. Newly announced Sharknado 3 cameos: Comedian Bill Engvall as White House Chief of Staff Gary Martin Hays Actors Lorenzo Lamas as Sergeant Rock and Tim Russ as General Gottlieb MMA fighter Josh Barnett as Sergeant Richards Former Cincinnati Bengal Chad (Ochocinco) Johnson as a NASA technician E!’s Maria Menounos as C.J. Sorkin The Insider’s Keltie Knight as Alves TMZ’s Harvey Levin as Lester Williams … Continue reading

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Syfy announces Sharknado Week 2015 schedule

Syfy announces Sharknado Week 2015 schedule

We just finished up Shark Week, and now it’s time to look forward to Sharknado Week 2015! Apparently, one night cannot contain Syfy’s Sharknado franchise, as this is the second year that Syfy will devote a week to creature features leading up to the big event. This year, starting July 18 and centered around the premiere of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! on July 22, Syfy will air several original movies primarily featuring sharks, but also some spiders, for good measure. RELATED: DAVID HASSELHOFF TALKS ABOUT “SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!” SECOND ANNUAL SYFY SHARKNADO WEEK JULY 18-25 (All Times ET; Descriptions from Syfy) Roboshark … Continue reading

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The Whispers Season 1 Episode 7 recap: Whatever It Takes

The Whispers Season 1 Episode 7 recap: Whatever It Takes

It was decision time on “The Whispers” this week. Do you or do you not destroy the ominous rock that is linked to mysterious force known as Drill? Drill communicates with children, believes it can only be in one place at a time, travels electrically and can be identified by a heat signature when present. Sean thinks the rock should be destroyed. Wes feels it can be used as a bargaining chip and should stay in their possession, but surrounded by magnetic towers, thus making it an energy dead zone. Upon seeing the rock firsthand, the president sides with Wes. … Continue reading

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FX’s “The Strain” returns for Season 2

FX's "The Strain" returns for Season 2

Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse’s intense thriller The Strain returns to FX for Season 2 on July 12, airing Sundays at 10pm ET/PT. From FX: “As the second season unfolds, the transformation has begun. It can no longer be denied — New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die. Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and his unlikely allies tried to take down the embodiment of this evil — the Master — and failed. Now Eph and Dr. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) concentrate on creating a … Continue reading

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Space Opera ZOMBIES! Recap, Dark Matter, Episode 5

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What’s the one thing space opera Dark Matter was missing? ZOMBIES! But Episode 5 fixes that oversight when the Raza crew agrees to salvage a freighter that suffered an explosion that killed its crew. The zombies are hard to kill, don’t stay dead and eat human flesh. How did they wind up on a wrecked freighter with zombies? Two gets a space call from a sleazy fixer who’s not happy that the Raza crew didn’t complete its original mission. And he wants them to make it up to him by salvaging the ship at half their normal rate. The crew, … Continue reading

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Comic Con: Extant executive producers talk what’s in store for Molly and Julie in Season 2

Comic Con: Extant executive producers talk what's in store for Molly and Julie in Season 2

Extant creator Mickey Fisher and his co-executive producer Craig Shapiro sat down with press at Comic Con to talk the CBS thriller’s reboot for Season 2, what’s in store for Molly  — and her love life — and what exactly is going on with Julie this season. The pair said that their star and fellow EP Halle Berry very much took the lead on the storytelling and new direction for Molly in Season 2. “She came in really passionate about a couple big ideas for the character, where she would like to see it go and the things she would like to explore that … Continue reading

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