Since launching in 1997, the Stargate franchise has seen 15 seasons of television and two DVD movies, becoming at one point the longest running science-fiction show in US history. I have to admit, I was a fan. The writing wasn’t always the best, and the deus ex machina solutions in later seasons were a little [...]
In a move that some commentators have interpreted as a cost-cutting exercise, NBC have dramatically slashed the number of episodes for upcoming alien invasion drama Day One from 13 episodes to 4, which will air as a miniseries.
It’s expected that NBC will take note of the ratings and any critical acclaim that the Day One [...]
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Sometimes a show having a big, ensemble cast can work incredibly well; just look at shows like Lost, True Blood, Twin Peaks and Battlestar Galactica. By and large they succeed in giving every character their little moments [...]
I think someone in the Syfy marketing department is going to get their wrists slapped over this one. A five minute clip from the upcoming Syfy show Stargate Universe appeared on YouTube, apparently officially, before hurriedly being deleted. Seems like someone at Syfy released the video prematurely, but sci-fi nerds being what they are, dozens [...]
Ausiello has reported that James Marsters, the man behind Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, has been hired for three episodes of BSG spinoff Caprica (currently being run by former Buffy writer Jane Espenson).
According to the report, “Marsters will play a dangerous terrorist leader by the name of Barnabus Greeley in a minimum [...]
You say to-may-to, I say to-mar-to.
Anders, best known as super-smooth globe-trotting terrorist Julian Sark on Alias, will now be popping up in “a handful of episodes” in the eighth season of 24, according to his representative. No details of his character have been announced yet, but Anders is the latest in a series of [...]
US comedian and actor Patton Oswalt (who may be recognised by some sci-fi fans from his recent appearance in Dollhouse as client Joel Mynor) has been cast as Caprican comedian Baxter Sarno in the Battlestar Galactica prequel, coming to Syfy in January 2010.
His character, Sarno, is a popular talkshow host who invites Daniel [...]