Scifinow is reporting that the hugely popular TV movie Men in Black, is now in development. Scifinow reports that Will Smith has not been confirmed for the 4th instalment. However, let’s hope that he is in the movie though. Via – Scifinow
The Wachowskis Team Up With Netflix to Launch a Brand New Show.
Deadline has reported that ‘The Wachowskis”, have signed an agreement with Georgeville TV, Reliance Entertainment/Motion Picture Capital’s TV studio,Straczynski(Babalyon 5) and netflix, to bring us a brand new tv series called, Sense8. The Wachowskis, they described the series as, “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted”.Sounds Pretty vague if you ask me [...]
Riddick (2013) New Badass Official Teaser Trailer
Ridley Scott Working On 12 new,Short sci-fi Films
Ridley Scott, has announced that he and Machinima, have both teamed up to air and produce, 12 new science fiction movies. Not much more has been disclosed of what the projects will be about but given that a lot of the sci-fi projects have been quite successful for machinima, it’s possible that science fiction belongs [...]
Thunderbird Returning To The Small Screens
Thunderbird, the classic 60s British science fiction show, is returning to the smallscreens. Deadline reports that the show is going to take a slightly different approach by “using a unique mix of CGI animation and live-action model sets while alsopaying tribute to the legacy of model locations”. It also reports that, 26 half hour episodes [...]
Sanctuary fans wont have to wait much longer for the show to return and resolve the cliffhanger of season 3.0. On Friday, Aoril 15th, Sanctuary returns for its 10-episode remainder for the extended season 3. Season 4 has already been approved by Syfy, with SPACE renewing simultaneously. The show promises more adventure, twists and a great cast. We are looking forward to it!
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I am disheartened by reports on TVbythenumbers that assume that V will be cancelled based on its ratings performance. Perhaps I am biased a bit, because I absolutely LOVE the show. Its well written, exciting, and looks great. Morena Baccharin is the most refreshing baddie I have seen in decades, surpassing the original Diana by leagues. V is a breath of fresh air in the science fiction genre. Its done RIGHT, and without the new tendency of writers to turn science fiction into nothing more than soap operas dressed in space suits. TV.com has an excellent article on the Season Finale
So, will V be cancelled by ABC? Perhaps, but will that be the end of things for V? Somehow, I dont think so. Syfy’s affiliates have been airing the original V in most of its markets, and the migration of the newest series to Syfy seems to be a natural. I do not know what the cost of V is for production, but it seems to me that the extensive use of green-screen and minimal location shoots makes for a financially manageable show for Syfy. Read more »
Stargate Universe Season 2.5 Episode 13: “Twin Destinies”
The episode starts out with the usual long preamble of clips from the earlier episodes to provide continuity for those just tuning in. But now those clips have become unintelligible. They do not show a progression of a storyline. But that is unavoidable, since the storyline is somewhat vague to begin with. Yeah, I know, Iâm starting off on a sour note. But its not all bad. Read onâ¦
I am going to be honest, this episode was not the worst of the 32 episodes aired to date, but it certainly was not the best. Read more »
As a reminder, Propworx would be holding a Stargate Artifacts Auction on Saturday 19th March 2011 at 11:00 am PT.
On offer includes segments of the SGC Stargate as well as Atlantis’ Stargate. To look the part, various uniforms are on offer including Mitchell’s âDress Bluesâ, Daniel’s âTan Uniformâ as featured on Stargate Continuum and for the ladies, on offer for auction includes Carter’s outfit featured in Stargate Atlantis episode, âGrace Under Pressureâ and for the formal attire, her âDress Bluesâ and much much more, 426 items to be precise! Read more »
The official Nielsen numbers for the premiere of Stargate Universe Season 2.5 were less than stellar.
Its hard to call the ratings trend at this point, but its not the awareness of the show or the night of the week or the time of airing. The pattern started when Stargate Universe was on Fridays at 9:00pm when all of the other Stargate shows had followed in that slot before it. It now will play out its final episodes on Mondays at 10:00pm on Syfy.
Stargate Universe is being viewed by longtime Stargate fans as being the single most obvious reason that the Stargate franchise largely created by Brad Wright and associates has crumbled. Actually, more like shattered. Starring Robert Carlyle, Lou Diamond Phillips, Ming Na, Louis Ferreria, David Blue, Elyse Levesque, Brian Jacob Smith, Alaina Huffman, Jamil Walker Smith and an extended cast, this show was written more like a soap opera rather than a science fiction show. Critics are not generally science fiction fans, but when one critic, Maureen Ryan, who is a science fiction fan wrote about this show, she was honest and straightforward when she thought the show was basically not all that great. Read more »
The Destiny is being attacked by unmanned drones; the implication is that the Ursini lured them into the ambush. Chloe breaks away from her guard and contacts the Blaliens to come rescue them. Eli gets an idea to interrupt the communication between the drones and their command ship. It only lasts a few minutes, but is enough to allow the command ship to be destroyed, putting all of the drones into an inactive mode. Rush wants to examine a drone so Scott, Greer, and Park leave the ship in a shuttle to capture one. Meanwhile the Blaliens arrive and Rush has arranged for the Blaliens to âcureâ Chloe as a trade for the shuttle that the Blaliens are blocking.
Volker Brody and Eli are assigned to work on the drone and do for a while until Rush sends Volker and Brody off to work on the depleted shields. Rush says he and Eli can now get some work done. A new command ship arrives with more drones. Scott has delivered Chloe to the Blaliens and waits until they âcureâ her and returns to the Destiny, but not before taking out some of the new drones. As Eli and Rush prepare to activate the drone they have reprogrammed, Greer and another Marine arrive to destroy the drone if it begins attacking inside the ship. Meanwhile the Ursiniâs seed ship does a suicide run at the drones to try to save the Destiny. Once Scott and Chloe return to the ship, Eliâs reprogramming works and causes the first set of drones to attack the second set. Young decides to chance FTL drive on 5% of shields and it works. Chloe is being kept under guard after having been checked out by TJ and discovers she still has some of the knowledge she gained from the Blaliens.
The performances were all over the place in this episode. Rush is now soft and cuddly, Young is stoical and sweet by turns, Park is either anguished or happy- no in between at all. Rush and Camille are working together, Chloe is full of angst, Eli is confident. It seems the characters change from one episode to another. I believe most of these actors are acceptable, but they just do not make these characters âcome aliveâ for me at all. As previously stated Lisa Park (Jennifer Spence) has two emotions and that is it! We are to believe that Rush (Robert Carlyle) is now soft and cuddly? Well bathe the man first, and then we can talk about it. Scott (BJS) scene worrying about Chloe was worthy of High School Musical and about as effective. I honestly canât say if it is the acting, directing, or writing that is the problem.
The music was as melodramatic as ever in this episode. The music should be behind the scene not over powering it. When they discovered that more drones were on the way, the music reminding me of what was played during the silent movie era for a villain. The romantic music for Chloe & Scotts good bye scene was laughable. It seems that the music director must thing âmore is betterâ because the music is overplayed for every scene. I have expected the old deedle-deedle-deedle-deedle (from the old Dudley DoRight cartoons) for the ârisky jump.â Much to my dismay we never heard one chorus of Dueling Banjos- that would have actually improved the music. The lighting was as always horrible. The special effects were subpar. The only âcoolâ shot was the second command ship arriving and releasing more drones. The scene where Chloe is suspended in the air by the Blaliens blue light was completely absurd. I had a hard time telling the ships apart in the space battle scenes. I also found the Destinyâs weapons to be underwhelming. The battle scenes themselves were very anti-climatic.
Overall the episode was mediocre for television and terrible for a Stargate episode. The characters of Volker and Brody appear to be incompetent at best. The other characters are choppy and not very well defined. Even Rush is supposed to be soft and sweet now, with Young being given a kiss from Chloe as he sends her back to the Blaliens to experiment on her some more. The Ursini suicide run which supposedly destroyed the last of the Ursini was a nod to the mass suicide of the Asgard from Sg1âs Unending (10:20). The drone storyline also reminded me of an SG1 episode: the SG1 (4:14) Serpentâs Venom where Sam and Jacob/Selmak are trying to reprogram a minefield left behind by the extinct Tobin civilization. Thus once again proving there is not an original idea left in the heads of TPTW (The Powers That Were) of Stargate. I understand that everyone rips off ideas in television, but to steal TWQO ideas from a previous series (and one that you have wholeheartedly criticized) and incorporate them into one episode is simply foolish. This episode should be missed and is completely worthy of being in Universe: Destiny as we once again never even saw the Stargate!
Late February 23, 2010, the Production List posted for Local Teamsters 155 for Vancouver, BC contained this cryptic entry: WRAP OF STARGATE UNIVERSE SEAS. Seeing this cryptic entry prompted a call to the Dispatch desk at Teamsters to ask for clarification. The answer was “Im sorry, that was a typo. It should say wrap of Stargate Universe SETS”. So, from March 10th 2011 to November 23, 2011, the tear down of the Stargate Universe sets will be completed.Starting March 7th, 2011, Stargate Universe will start airing its final episodes on Syfy on Mondays at 10:00pm. Stargate Universe fans have held out hope that there might be some sort of final movie for the show to bring closure. But much like the seemingly rushed “Enemy At The Gate” episode of Stargate Atlantis which served as its Finale, it left too much unresolved. Stargate Universe did not follow the format of the previous two shows, and its overall mission and plot never really took a definitive direction before it was canceled on December 16th ,2010.
The airing of the final episodes will have no bearing on the decision by Syfy to cancel the show. Ratings for the show are likely to continue their decline, and the final episode will air in November of 2011.
Look for items of Stargate Universe in the auctions. It is likely that PropWorx will be involved, and that many items will be auctioned off or sold in the coming months.