‘Constantine’ Rumored To Get Canceled. Also Rumored To Get Resurrected.

- 02-09-15Comics, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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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…)

Syfy’s Latest Sci-Fi Series Takes You To ‘The Expanse’

- 01-16-15TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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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…)

‘Helix’ Season 2 Trailer Offers Up A New Change In Scenery

- 01-03-15TV Posted by Derek Robertson

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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…)

DC’s Go-To-Guy David S. Goyer Bringing Superman Prequel ‘Krypton’ To Syfy Network

- 12-09-14Comics, TV Posted by Derek Robertson

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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…)

SyFy Exec Admits They Blew It with Stupid Name Change and Less Sci-Fi

- 10-29-14TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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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…)

Good TV Hunting: Affleck & Damon Re-Team To Produce New SyFy Series Thriller

- 10-13-14TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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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…)

SyFy Orders Lev Grossman’s ‘The Magicians’ Pilot

- 07-14-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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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…)

Grab a First Look at SyFy’s TV Adaptation of ’12 Monkeys’

- 06-24-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s a new compilation video showing bits and pieces of SyFy‘s new season of shows making the Internet rounds this morning, and believe it or not, these shows actually fall into the category of Science Fiction. Click through to get your first look at SyFy’s adaptation of Terry Gilliam‘s 12 Monkeys. (more…)

INTERVIEW: Yaya Han Talks Drama, Sexuality, And How We’re All In This Together

- 05-27-14Cosplay, Featured, Interviews Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Even if you only have a glancing knowledge of cosplay, you have undoubtedly heard the name Yaya Han. A competitor, repeated champion,  judge, teacher, entrepreneur, grand ambassador and more; Yaya is a defining personality and voice in the geek costuming game. She is recognized for her level of detail and quality to her cosplay outfits, almost as much as she is celebrated for her poise, class and welcoming heart. Being at the top of an optics based community isn’t always easy of course – trying to stay a float the rampant jealously, envy, ill assumptions, false acquisitions, creeps, and attitudes is enough to make anyone sink – but this veteran has remained ever truthful (to herself and fans), and respectable. Diplomacy and perseverance along with her talents is why she has endured; why she has reached “legend” status.  This we learned first hand as we at Nerd Bastards had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Yaya.

We got to learn a little bit about Yaya’s history and unique experiences. We also got to hear her speak quite vocally on some very important trending discussions in the Cosplay scene. Drama that she herself has, at times, been in the center of (mostly pertaining to controversy over SyFy’s Heroes of Cosplay). She sets the record straight on how people should or shouldn’t cosplay, where sexuality has its place, and how “we’re all in this together.” (more…)

SyFy’s First ‘Dominion’ Trailer Hits the Internet – Will You Check Out This New Series?

- 05-08-14Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter
Stars: Luke Allen-Gale, Carl Beukes, Alan Dale,  Christopher Egan, Chris Fisher, Shivani Ghai, Rosalind Halstead and Anthony Head.LEEE777 –  Based on the 2010 film Legion, Dominion debuts June 19 at 9/8c on the Syfy channel.
IDW Publishing brought out a  4 issue mini-series called Legion: Prophets.
Read more at http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/SuperGamer/news/?a=99649#7YEBzpYbMRq8ZZA3.99
Stars: Luke Allen-Gale, Carl Beukes, Alan Dale,  Christopher Egan, Chris Fisher, Shivani Ghai, Rosalind Halstead and Anthony Head.LEEE777 –  Based on the 2010 film Legion, Dominion debuts June 19 at 9/8c on the Syfy channel.
IDW Publishing brought out a  4 issue mini-series called Legion: Prophets.
Read more at http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/SuperGamer/news/?a=99649#7YEBzpYbMRq8ZZA3.99

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In an interesting twist, SyFy is bringing a new series to television that won’t make fans start over and relive the entire source material. Instead of just rebooting the Legion movie and slapping it on TV, this time we’re propelled 25 years into the future in Dominion. Legion fans can stop writing fanfic and find out: (Use your best Paul Harvey voice here) “The rest of the story.” (more…)