Finally! It’s been 25 years and four direct-to-video sequels, but Kevin Bacon is finally coming back to the role that made him famous(er) as one of the men that brought down the Graboids in the 1990 horror/comedy Tremors. A new series based on Tremors is now in development, with an initially 13-episode first season ready and waiting to be made, and although Syfy tried its hand at making a Tremors TV show more than 10 years ago, this time they have a secret weapon: a side of Bacon. Meaning that when and if this Tremors hits the screen, Kevin Bacon will star, and not just cameo. (more…)
In the Company of Men, Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, Death at a Funeral (the remake)…. This is not the resume of a man that wants to make a new Syfy series about a female Van Helsing, Vanessa, that wakes up in a future overrun by vampires and joins the family business, but this is what Neil LaBute is doing next. The genre-based cable channel is picking up LaBute’s next TV project, which is paradoxically a spin on the titular character’s nemesis from Bram Stoker‘s Dracula, but can the man behind the Wicker Man remake end up doing something awesome with the campy premise? (more…)
SyFy Releases First Trailer For ‘The Magicians’ And Gives Us A Peek Into The Dark Side Of Magic School
It’s easy to be terrified when one of your favorite books gets optioned for a television show or a film. There’s that fear that people just won’t “get it.” They’ll turn the story you love into something completely different, and lose the feel and the integrity of the story.
With a series like The Magicians by Lev Grossman, there’s a real fear that SyFy, who is producing a TV adaptation of the books that’s set to premiere in January 2016, would turn the show into something cute. Although Grossman pays homage to Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia, The Magicians series is very much adult – very adult and very dark.
Thankfully, SyFy isn’t downplaying any of that. (more…)
Glenn Hetrick may seem intimidating while in the judge’s seat of the SyFy hit series Face Off, but this titan of makeup/special effects art and design knows his craft. His work has been featured in iconic geek culture works such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Babylon 5 , The X-Files, Heroes (just to name a few) and most recently in The Hunger Games and Agents of Shield. But not only is the prolific artist making great strides in his career, but he is also using his new company Alchemy FX Studio to spearhead the integration of CG and technical special effects application. This interview is one you don’t want to miss.
So check out our conversation below, and be sure to tune in to see Glenn on a new episode of FaceOff, Tuesday on SyFy at 9/8c or Wednesday during his guest-judge appearance for Steampunk’d on GSN at 8/7c!
How do you say goodbye to one of the most topical and twisty sci-fi series of the last few years? That’s the conundrum that fans of Continuum are facing as the show mounts its final season this fall. As a Canadian production, those of us in the Great White North get the first look at new episodes when the season begins, and so it goes for this six-episode final season of Continuum. The first episode is online and available to Canadian viewers, but the second episode was shown tonight at Fan Expo. What follows is (hopefully) a spoiler-free review. (more…)
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Are you a fan of the Sharknado series? If not, you may as well turn away now. I promise that there is likely nothing here that will add credibility to the SyFy Original Movie that reminded audiences how great terrible films can be, and this new announcement doesn’t indicate a change to form for the monster franchise. For those that love the franchise, however, oh man, SyFy recently made a huge announcement that should get you pretty excited for the next sharktastic entry in the tale of Fin and Co. According to the announcement, the The Hoff himself is set to join the cast of Sharknado 3. (more…)
Sometimes it just happens that way. You’ve got a great show with a loyal following, but just aren’t getting the ratings to keep it alive. I lost a lot of shows back in the day like that. ‘Profit’ was one of those magnificent sleepers. Sometimes I feel like I was the only person on Earth who adored ‘Wizards and Warriors.’ And ‘Tales Of The Gold Monkey’ is one of my all time favorite shows. It was canceled for being “too good” because the studio couldn’t keep up the high production value. I’m sure you have some examples of your own. If we’d had saviors like Netflix and Yahoo Screen back then, some of those dead rolls of celluloid may have lived longer. Fans like me are hoping the latest rumors about ‘Constantine’ will do just that. (more…)
Am I the only one that feels like they fell into an alternate dimension where SyFy is no longer the channel of Wrassling and Ghost Hunters, but filled with interesting, thought-provoking, futuristic science fiction shows? What ever it is in the water that the SyFy executives are drinking please don’t fix it. Helix, Defiance, Z Nation, Ascension, Dominion, and 12 Monkeys that premieres tonight, will soon be joined by another good-looking bit of Sci-Fi on SyFy, The Expanse. Get your first look at the new trailer now. (more…)
After suffering from a bit of an identity crisis, the Sci-Fi channel (…or the SyFy channel as it was stupidly re-branded) is trying to redefine itself as a channel that actually offers good quality, original science fiction fare; as opposed to lazily relying on myriad repeats of old shows, Roger Corman’s back-catalogue of monster b-movies, and the stark-raving-mad decision to air Wrestling on the channel. Subsequently, we have seen an improvement (or at least a step in the right direction) with new shows such as Helix, Ascension and the movie-inspired series 12 Monkeys, which have all been moderately successful. SyFy have now released two trailers for the upcoming second season of Helix, and it looks like the team is leaving the confined, isolating environment of the Arctic circle in the first season and on to a Lost-esque remote Island. (more…)