Exclusive Interview: RED FACTION: ORIGINS actor Brian J. Smith on his new Syfy tour of duty

Brian J. Smith in RED FACTION: ORIGINS | ©2011 Syfy

Syfy’s new telefilm RED FACTION: ORIGINS, premiering Saturday at 9 PM, is a live-action film produced in partnership with videogame company THQ. It is  set in the universe of THQ’s RED FACTION videogame franchise. The original game involved a group of miners on Mars rebelling against the oppressive government on Earth. ORIGINS takes place between the games RED FACTION: GUERILLA and RED FACTION: ARMAGEDDON, picking up twenty years after the original rebellion. Red Faction leader Alec Mason, played in the telefilm by Robert Patrick, has become seriously disillusioned with how things have worked out now that Mars is governing itself. However, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: STARGATE UNIVERSE actor Brian J. Smith talks the end of the Syfy series (and the wrap-up movie rumor)

Brian J. Smith in STARGATE UNIVERSE - Season 2 - "Resurgence" | ©2011 Syfy

STARGATE UNIVERSE concludes its two-season run tonight at 9 PM on the Syfy Channel. With U.S. military and Earth civilians co-existing uneasily on an alien vessel called Destiny, trying to find their way back to our solar system, SGU was markedly darker than its predecessors, STARGATE: SG-1 and STARGATE: ATLANTIS. Series regular Brian J. Smith, who plays series regular Lt. Matthew Scott, will be seen this summer on the Syfy telefilm/pilot/videogame adaptation RED FACTION: ORIGINS (stay tuned for that interview). Here, the Texas-born actor talks with ASSIGNMENT X about his time aboard the Destiny. ASSIGNMENT X: At what point did […]Read On »

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Breaking News: The scoop on RED FACTION: ORIGINS Syfy movie set between the games RED FACTION: GUERRILLA and RED: FACTION: ARMAGEDDON

RED FACTION: GUERRILLA | ©THQ

The incredibly popular THQ game RED FACTION is getting the Syfy TV Movie treatment with RED FACTION: ORGINS following the adventures of hero Jake Mason (STARGATE: UNIVERSE’s Brian J. Smith), the child of RED FACTION rebel hero Alec Mason (Robert Patrick). “The movie takes place in between the third game GUERRILLA and [the forthcoming game] RED FACTION: ARMAGEDDON,” says THQ’s Lenny Brown. “What’s cool about this TV piece, you can get deeper and get to know the character through the movie and that’s been exciting for us at THQ.” RED FACTION: ORIGINS debuts June 4 which is less than a […]Read On »

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