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Villain Speeches and a Limber Redhead: Recap, Dark Matter, S1 E4

Five in a game of chance, Dark Matter, Syfy

The crew of the Raza doesn’t remember who they are, and in Episode 4 of Dark Matter, they have a chance to learn more – and blow it. The writers have a lot to answer for here, because there are elements of a terrific story rattling around in Dark Matter. It’s too bad that they’re almost entirely overshadowed by stereotypes, soap tropes and lazy plotting. The Raza is about to dock at the space station and this highly dangerous crew is talking about … the toys and meals and hookers they’re going to buy with the proceeds from the sale … Continue reading

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Syfy Fourth of July Twilight Zone Marathon 2015 episode schedule

Syfy Fourth of July Twilight Zone Marathon 2015 episode schedule

Ready to go back into that other dimension — a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind? Syfy is airing its annual favorite again, the Fourth of July Twilight Zone Marathon. At 19-and-a-half hours, the 2015 edition seems a bit shorter than in other years, and shorter than the New Year’s Eve marathon usually is, but it is a good chance to catch up with a number of classic Twilight Zone episodes, including “The Hitch-Hiker,” pictured here. Syfy Fourth of July Twilight Zone Marathon 2015 Episodes (All Times ET/PT) Saturday, July 4 8am: Little Girl Lost 8:30am: The After … Continue reading

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Dark Matter Episode 3 Recap: Soap in Space

Dark Matter Episode 3 Recap: Soap in Space

A thought experiment: what if a suitcase full of circa 1980s Days of Our Lives plot devices crossed proton streams with a science fiction drama? You’d probably experience something like Episode 3 of Dark Matter, which comes complete with crew in-fighting, mysterious and coincidentally timed ship malfunctions, a misfit teen, and – dun, dun dun – a cliffhanger ending featuring an evil twin / clone. In other words, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie used up a season’s worth of willing suspension of disbelief tonight. The Android is increasingly the brains of the operation, acting as cruise director, pilot and chief … Continue reading

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Recap, Dark Matter, S1 E2: Fight or Flight?

Recap, Dark Matter, S1 E2: Fight or Flight?

When the crew of the Raza makes a plan, they don’t let any space dust gather under their feet. Which is good, since the Multi-corps descend on the miners’ neck of the woods, tipped off that the Raza hasn’t done what they were apparently sent to do. In episode 2 of Dark Matter, the crew of the Raza grapple with questions of identity and purpose – and do a lot of shooting. The reveal of their (alleged) criminal pasts has shaken the crew. One, aka Jace, and Two, who doesn’t want ot be called Portia, are distraught; Three, aka Marcus, … Continue reading

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Killjoys – Syfy’s Latest Series Premieres Tonight

Killjoys - Syfy's Latest Series Premieres Tonight

Syfy debuts its new series, Killjoys, tonight (June 19) at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT). Killjoys — formally known as “Reclamation Agents” — are bounty hunters, licensed to pursue different types of warrants (anything from reclaiming missing goods to assassination) in a galaxy far from our own. The series is set in the future — it’s not clear exactly when in the future — in a planetary system called The Quad (a dwarf planet and three colonized moons). In the first episode, we meet Dutch (Hannah-John Kamen), a tough-as-nails, yet totally gorgeous Killjoy and her partner John (Aaron Ashmore – also … Continue reading

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Dark Matter, Series Premiere Recap

Dark Matter cast, Syfy

  A ship drifts, directionless, in space. Inside, alarms sound, lights flash, showers of sparks rain from panels into an empty corridor. The onboard computer announces that life support is at 15 percent, and still we haven’t seen a soul. Until a door opens on One (Mark Bendavid), who steps out of a stasis pod looking confused and runs to the ship’s bridge. He’s soon joined by Two (Melissa O’Neil), who attacks him, takes over the console and restores life support systems. “What was that for?” One asks. “You were in the way,” says Two in the series premiere of Dark … Continue reading

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“It’s just so ridiculous that it’s funny”: David Hasselhoff talks about the out-of-this-world “Sharknado 3″

"It’s just so ridiculous that it’s funny": David Hasselhoff talks about the out-of-this-world "Sharknado 3"

Recently, I hassled The Hoff a bit for an interview about the upcoming Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Syfy’s third entry in its pop-culture-hit movie franchise, premiering July 22. When David Hasselhoff joined the cast, it continued its expansion to include a large number of celebrity appearances, along with Bo Derek, Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter and others. It was probably fitting that Hasselhoff signed on to appear in Sharknado 3. He had already appeared in another purposely cheesy killer fish movie, 2012’s Piranha 3DD, and the actor referred to that title a few times in our interview as he explained why these types … Continue reading

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Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter join cast of “Sharknado 3″

Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter join cast of "Sharknado 3"

Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank “shark” Mark Cuban will be tackling sharks of a different sort when he appears as the President of the United States in Syfy’s Sharknado 3, the third installment of the network’s delightfully awful original movie series. Along with this announcement, Syfy also put shivers down liberals’ spines by saying conservative political commentator and author Ann Coulter will be joining Cuban in her role as Vice President.                 Previously announced cameos in Sharknado 3 include Bo Derek as May, the mother of April (Tara Reid); Jerry Springer, appearing as Mr. White, a manic tourist; … Continue reading

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Syfy airing Leonard Nimoy tribute this Sunday morning

Syfy airing Leonard Nimoy tribute this Sunday morning

In the wake of the passing of actor Leonard Nimoy today, the Syfy channel will be airing a programming tribute to him this Sunday, March 1 — appropriate, given Nimoy’s greatest renown came from his portrayal of Spock on the original Star Trek, its various film incarnations, as well as the 2009 reboot Star Trek, and its 2013 sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness. During the Leonard Nimoy tribute, the network will air an episode of The Twilight Zone (there are also two episodes airing just before the official start of the tribute that star William Shatner; perhaps they are tying him in for the Star Trek connection), as well as … Continue reading

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Interview: Aaron Stanford of Syfy’s “12 Monkeys”

Interview: Aaron Stanford of Syfy's "12 Monkeys"

If you enjoyed Terry Gilliam’s 1995 sci-fi classic 12 Monkeys, you’ll have fun with the new Syfy series adaptation, premiering Jan. 16. Like its source material, the series is about a time traveler, Cole (Aaron Stanford), who journeys from the year 2043 to the present day (with a few other stops here and there) to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will nearly eliminate the human race, leaving the people in Cole’s era desperately trying to survive in a bleak landscape. In our time, Cole befriends Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull), whom the future generation has … Continue reading

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