Oh no, not another zombie show. Yes, the trend is powerful, and it continues in full force and without any sign of stopping with the upcoming new series Z Nation. At the National Fan Expo in Toronto, executive producer Craig Engler and co-star Tom Everett Scott were on hand to tell fans why their show was different from The Walking Dead, why you don’t have to choose between the two, and how the show will reconcile both slow and fast zombies into the same show universe. (more…)
You might have to jog your memory to dredge up what you remember about Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, that on again off again yo-yo of a production from the SYFY Channel. You know about the SYFY Channel, that’s where you get all your information about rastlin’ and ghost hunting. The only fiction going on at that channel is that there is some science fiction in there somewhere.
First it was going to be a big movie, then it was gonna be a miniseries, then it was gonna be a web series, then it got body slammed by SYFY executives and disappeared like a ghost fart in the wind. Recently though the official SYFY Twitter account, (Yeah I had that same thought.) hosted a Q&A where they were asked what the chances are that we’ll ever see Blood & Chrome. Craig Engler replied:
Wow, did you feel it?
That warm sensation when someone blows smoke up your ass, so that’s what that feels like.
Really, expecting an answer about a sci-fi show from the channel named SYFY, who’s programming isn’t even comprised of a majority of said content, is like asking Captain Kirk to lay off kissing alien women on away missions. I bet Craig could tell you the exact date and time for the next 5 Wrestle Manias.
What’s the news here? There is none, move along, move along.
Via: Nerd Approved
(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
Looks like the ‘Battlestar Galactica’ spin-off has recieved it’s pink slip after only running for half a season. The series Caprica, set 58 years before it’s big brother ‘Battlestar Galactica’, it focused on the Adama and Graystone families after an attack killed family members on both sides. Showing the creation of the first ‘Cylon’ and a young Joseph Adama’s life before the destruction of the twelve colonies. This could have lasted at least 3 more seasons if fans had their way, but this isn’t the case.
Here’s what Syfy Senior Vice President Craig Engler had to say on twitter about ‘Caprica’:
“Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, Caprica has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”
“The remaining first run episodes of Caprica will be removed from the schedule as of next Tuesday, November 2”
“The final 5 eps will be re-scheduled to air at a to be announced time in the first quarter of 2011, & will conclude the run of the series”
“Thanks again to all the awesome fans who watched and supported the show, and to the AMAZING cast and crew.”
Wow, not even a season aired and it gets canned for possibly another spin-off, a BSG prequel that will follow a young Adama in the first Cylon war. Way to kick a show, that had great direction by the way, and toss it in the trash. Syfy, your mother must be proud.