A vaguely interesting concept becomes a true mess
by JOHN VINCENT
EXCLUSIVE: Timeslot, online premiere episode release, might be problematic
Syfy has found success in the past by posting premiere episodes of its series ahead of time online. Yet (and quite understandably), there are many -- including those who work on "Warehouse 13" -- who are still trying to figure that out. Monday's premiere episode is not something anyone with an In ...Read More
PLUS: Showrunner Jack Kenny shares exclusive details about other big guests
Whether you knew him as the kind, gently mentor to a young demon fighter in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" or a magic-phobic king in "Merlin," you can't help but recognize Anthony Stewart Head. And soon you'll be able to know him as part of "Warehouse 13." The popular Syfy show, never shy to cast ...Read More
PLUS: James Marsters returns as Brainiac, alongside new villains
"Smallville has earned its stripes when it comes to teases, nudges and winks to the future of the character, not to mention the larger franchise. And, before the final season is out, fans will finally see the transformation of Clark Kent (Tom Welling) into Superman ... complete with his cape and ...Read More
Keep reading over the next few days for insight on this year's nominees
Fans will be asked to continue a tradition that is now 13 years old when voting for the 2012 Airlock Alpha Portal Awards begins June 25. The awards themselves started in 1999 as the SyFy World Genre Awards. At the time, SyFy World, still living in its home in the now defunct GeoCities, was just ...Read More
Voting extended by one day because of late start
On your marks ... get set .... OK, we'll end the cliche right there. You know what this story is about. You read the headline. It's time to vote in the 2011 Airlock Alpha Portal Awards. Now in its 12th year, the Portal Awards honors the best in science-fiction that aired on television or in t ...Read More
Is 'Caprica' a victim of this popularity loss, or is it a cause?
The cancellation of Caprica, though it came as no surprise given the poor ratings, has prompted a number of interesting columns, blogs and analyses that tried to make sense of the situation. How could a show, boasting such a fine creative team, fail so badly? How could a show from the Battlestar ...Read More
Another great "big bad" bites the dust too soon.
This review may contain spoilers. Last week it was Barnabus (James Marsters), this week it was Vergis (John Pyper-Ferguson). At least Daniel Graystone(Eric Stoltz) won't have to deal with his mortal enemy anymore. Next week, if Clarice (Polly Walker) goes, "Caprica" is going to have to start al ...Read More
And just like that, James Marsters ended his run on 'Caprica'
This review may contain spoilers. There's something puzzling about this Clarice (Polly Walker). She manages to be the head mistress of a school, she has a large family, and she runs the STO. Somehow, during all of this, she manages to escape to a cottage to see her friend Amanda Graystone (Paula ...Read More
'Smallville' milestone sets the stage for Superman
This review may contains plot spoilers. Long-time fans of Smallville may have felt that the series has been dragging its feet plot-wise, becoming distracted by unnecessary complications and losing its focus on its basic conceit: how Clark Kent truly embraces his destiny and finally dons the blue ...Read More
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