A vaguely interesting concept becomes a true mess
by JOHN VINCENT
'The Avengers' tops movies with four nominations
"Game of Thrones" already has a solid season season on HBO, nearly doubling the audience it had for the first season. And the quality shone through as well, especially when it came to the 2012 Airlock Alpha Portal Awards. The HBO fantasy drama picked up nine nominations, including Best Series/Tel ...Read More
Both will take on roles reminiscent of William Shatner in 'Free Enterprise'
Syfy is looking in the direction of genre humor for its upcoming development slate, while at the same time, hoping lightning will strike again for the people who brought the network "Sanctuary." Both Kevin Sorbo and Lee Majors -- both sci-fi/fantasy icons in the realms of "Hercules: The Legendary ...Read More
Syfy Mondays and Tuesdays are back with some new and old friends
Forget Nicki, Mariah, and Keith; our American Idol is John Noble whose continued presence on “Fringe” has kept us captivated for five seasons and 100 episodes. Though we'll be sad to say goodbye to "Fringe" this month, there's plenty coming to the small screen in the coming weeks to fill the voi ...Read More
Series will not head to BBC American with the mothership
The Canadian followup to a popular British series will find its way onto Syfy next year, making the cable channel what appears to be the new home for series from the United States' northern neighbor. No air date has been set yet for "Primeval: New World," but it's set to star "Eureka's" Niall Mat ...Read More
Canadian series preps for premiere, still no word on when it comes to U.S.
There will not only be a new world for the upcoming series "Primeval: New World," but there will also be some new cast. Colin Ferguson and Lexa Doig are among the bigger names joining the Entertainment One series, a Canadian spinoff the popular show that aired for five seasons on ITV-1 in the Uni ...Read More
Mark Stern: 'We're honored to have been a part of this incredible series'
The news "Sanctuary" fans had feared the most came down the mountain Monday. And it wasn't good. After four seasons, Syfy is ending the run of the Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne series that helped start a movement to put television shows online, and a series that helped pioneer the practice of vi ...Read More
Cable channel can't balance costs with potential revenue of a series
It certainly shouldn't be a surprise since news outlets have been writing its obituary since August, but Syfy has made it almost official: There will be no "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" series. At least not on television. Deadline.com is reporting that Syfy is moving "Blood & Chrome" ...Read More
Spin-off of popular British series will film in Vancouver
"Primeval: New World" is coming to the Canadian genre channel Space, and its bringing some familiar faces with it. A spinoff of the British ITV series that started in 2007, "Primeval: New World" is getting a new venue, some new characters, but still some of the great monsters -- with a bit of a N ...Read More
Digital Press Tour returns to Florida ... making life easier for Michael Hinman
Yes, I can't believe it's been almost five years since the first time I received an invite from NBC Universal inviting me to make the trek up to Vancouver to be a part of its first ever SciFi Channel Digital Press Tour. I was kind of amazed they were even doing it. The Internet had been around f ...Read More
Airlock Alpha's headline said it correctly ... promotion was well-deserved
Mark Stern finds himself in a very unique position. I can't think of any other network or cable channel where fans pretty much know the head of original programming. Think about it. Who does original programming for CBS? For FX? How about TNT? Programming chief is one of those positions that's ...Read More