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This time on The Mucho Mucho Robusto Fuego Hour, the squat one and the one who is too big to squat get political by aligning with America’s hot sister Anna Kendrick for her Game of Thrones dong campaign #DongsAcrossWesteros #FreeTheDragonFromTheCatacombs. Also, Jeremy and Jason battle over the worth of seeing the Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer in IMAX with some helpful tips for those of you who are without a nearby theater, talking tiger sidekicks become a thing thanks to the Wonder Woman directorial shift, and more!

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The Hoff Joins ‘Sharknado 3′

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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David S. Goyer is a mixed bag when it comes to his output within the nerd-o-sphere and all things comic book related, having single-handedly ruin the Blade franchise with the godawful Blade: Trinity, and further destroying its legacy with the unwatchable Sticky Fingaz staring vehicle Blade: The Series, the man is still a ticking time bomb when given carte blanche on various projects. Goyer is co-creator of NBC‘s Constantine, which suffered from a shaky pilot and its consequent first few episodes trying to gain some traction, eventually coming into its own; but it is probably too late now as it has been put on hold after 13-Episodes with NBC failing to pick up the back nine. I guess what I’m trying to say here, is that Goyer is rather hit’n’miss and tends to work better when he is co-writing scripts – just look at The Dark Knight trilogy for example (Goyer was working alongside Jonathan Nolan on penmanship duties). Now he is set to take on another project for the network SyFy, and while it is great that SyFy are starting to develop great original shows again instead of repeating The Wrestling all night  (Helix is a prime example of what the network is capable of, although the last few episodes left a lot to be desired. Anyway, I digress, …Goyer is bringing a Superman prequel to the SyFy network simply titled Krypton. (more…)

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Hey, remember when Syfy showed science fiction? How many times have you heard that question asked amongst the nerderati or amongst your circle of nerdish friends? See, there was once this time that the Sci-Fi channel, later rebranded SyFy in a much maligned and mocked marketing campaign, but the somewhat radical respelling of “sci-fi” came with a shift to do less compelling and original programming, and do more cheap reality shows and ridiculously over-the-top “original” movies like Sharknado, Dinocroc Vs Supergator, et al. In a surprising and interesting new interview, one SyFy exec is saying that the channel screwed the pooch when it comes to their programming the last few years, and at a time when genre TV has been booming on other network to boot. (more…)

New York Premiere of Warner Bros. New Film "Argo"

Back in March, The SyFy Channel expressed a desire to produce more traditional science fiction television shows. This quote from president Dave Howe implies a response to fan reaction: “We want to be the best science-fiction channel that we possibly can, and in some respects, that means going back to the more traditional sci-fi/fantasy that fans often say they feel we’ve exited…” To The Hollywood Reporter, that translated as more ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ “Less ‘Sharknado.'” The communicator chirped and the Oscar-winning screenwriting team of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck answered with an idea. It doesn’t sound a thing like ‘Battlestar,’ but it’s definitely sci-fi. Does Hollywood’s dynamic duo have another hit in the making? (more…)

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SyFy continues its run at bringing more sci-fi and fantasy to their programming with the green-lighting for a pilot episode of author Lev Grossman‘s fantasy series The Magicians. What I can’t understand is how this didn’t end up on the CW. Not that I’m complaining, anything that keeps SyFy moving back to its roots of sci-fi and fantasy television is a good thing. Haven’t read The Magicians series yet? Click through to find out what’s what. (more…)