TV Review: HELIX – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Season Premiere

Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell) investigates what's happening at the arctic complex in HELIX "Pilot" | (c) 2014 SyFy

Cast: Billy Campbell, Jordan Hayes, Kyra Zagorsky, Hiroyuki Sanada, Mark Ghanime, Neil Napier Writer: Cameron Porsandeh Director: Jeffrey Reiner Network: Airs on SyFy, Fridays @ 9 p.m. Original Telecast: Jan. 10, 2014 SyFy is back in the science business of science fiction with HELIX, a new series on the network with the backing of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA creator Ronald D. Moore. HELIX is a slick show. From the get-go, you can see the amount of money they spent bringing such a series to television with high production values, decent special effects and an interesting script that by the end of the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Magda Apanowicz on THE GREEN INFERNO and Syfy’s CONTINUUM

Magda Apanowicz as Emily in CONTINUUM - Season 2 || ©2013 Syfy

Actress Magda Apanowicz [pronounced Ap-a-no-veech] was in Season 2 of HUSBANDS: THE SERIES. She’s not in Season 3 but, as she explains at the Paley Center premiere event for HUSBANDS Season 3 – now nominated for two Writers Guild of America awards and available for viewing at CWSeed.com – “I came here to support and love.” Apanowicz, a native of Vancouver, Canada, has a strong science-fiction genre pedigree, with regular roles on KYLE XY and CAPRICA to her credit. She’s now a regular on Syfy’s time-travel drama CONTINUUM and is one of the stars of Eli Roth’s upcoming THE GREEN […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Cassie Scerbo fights a SHARKNADO and wins

Cassie Scerbo at the premiere of THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER | ©2012 Sue Schneider

SHARKNADO, the movie about a tornado full of sharks that decimates Los Angeles, has been all over social media, radio and TV since its debut on Syfy Channel on July 11. Syfy has run the film twice since then, to bigger ratings each time. Now SHARKNADO and recently stormed into 200 movie theatres across the U.S. for a midnight showing this past Friday. Cassie Scerbo plays Nova in the film. Nova starts out as a waitress working for Ian Ziering’s character in a bar on the Santa Monica Pier, but she quickly proves her butt-kicking credentials when all hell breaks […]Read On »

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Breaking News: Syfy officially announces SHARKNADO 2 and it bites the Big Apple

SHARKNADO poster | ©2013 Syfy

Yes, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s SHARKNADO 2 and it’s coming to New York to take a bite out of the Big Apple. Last night, Syfy announced via LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON  that a sequel has been greenlit and it will take place in New York this time. The Asylum will be producing the film again and it’s set to air in 2014. Syfy also announced that it is asking the fans to come up with the sequel subtitle via Twitter. So you can submit those names @SyfyMovies with the hashtag #SHARKNADO. Let the crazy weather/animal hybrid […]Read On »

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Interview: Tara Reid gets sucked into SHARKNADO

Tara Reid in SHARKNADO | ©2013 SyfySharknado - 2013

SHARKNADO, as its title suggests, is a movie about a massive tornado that sweeps up an enormous quantity of sharks in its wake, then repeatedly dumps water and big toothy fish on an unprepared Los Angeles. The film, produced by Asylum, premieres on Syfy Channel tonight at 9 PM, with a Blu-ray and DVD release on September 3. Director Anthony C. Ferrante and leading lady Tara Reid participated in a conference call to discuss their work on the unusual creature feature. Between creating a lot of tornado funnels, munching sharks, storm damage and raging waters, a lot of effects were […]Read On »

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TV Movie Review: SHARKNADO

SHARKNADO poster | ©2013 Syfy

Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, Jaason Simmons, Aubrey Peeples, Chuck Hittinger, John Heard Writer: Thunder Levin Director: Anthony C. Ferrante Network: Syfy Channel Original Airdate: Thursday, July 11 @ 9 PM [Full disclosure, SHARKNADO is directed by Assignment X  founder Anthony C. Ferrante, but he allowed us to review the film anyway] Important fact: sharks are in fact relatively delicate creatures that would not survive oxygen deprivation, chlorine, the Los Angeles sewage system or other environmental disruptions depicted here; to the extent they did survive, they would be fighting to breathe, not trying to consume everything in sight. […]Read On »

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Fresh Clip: The full-length almost Red Band SHARKNADO trailer has arrived

SHARKNADO poster | ©2013 Syfy

We’ve had the Syfy trailer, and now we get the full length, almost Red Band SHARKNADO trailer (courtesy of Machinima who got the exclusive) which makes its debut on the Syfy Channel this Thursday (tomorrow). Check your local listings for times. Sharks rain down from the sky in an orgy of carnage, destruction and some crazy chainsaw action to boot. No one is safe, not even the sharks. The movie stars Ian Ziering who stars as a bar owner facing the oncoming Sharknado and tries to save his family (including ex-wife Tara Reid) in the process. The film also stars […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Mia Kirshner tricks out DEFIANCE

Mia Kirshner in DEFIANCE - Season 1 | ©2013 Syfy/Joe Pugliese

In Syfy’s DEFIANCE, which has its first-season finale Monday July 8 at 9 PM – it’s been renewed for a second season – Mia Kirshner plays Kenya Rosewater, the human proprietor of a bar/brothel that caters to humans and aliens of all genders.Kenya’s sister Amanda (Julie Benz) is the new mayor of the town of Defiance, formerly St. Louis,Missouri, and both women have an interest in the recently appointed town Lawkeeper, Jeb Nolan (Grant Bowler). Kirshner, who hails from Toronto, is no stranger to the science-fiction and fantasy genres – her first on-camera work was in an episode of WAR […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Syfy Executive Mark Stern chats DEFIANCE

Tony Curran and Julie Benz in DEFIANCE - Season 1 - "If I Ever Leave This World Alive" | ©2013 Syfy/Ben Mark Holzberg

DEFIANCE, which has its first-season finale on Syfy Monday July 8 at 9 PM, is an unusual production. Its premise, which has seven alien races co-existing with humans on an Earth that has been transformed, allows for all sorts of storytelling, but what really sets it apart is that it has been developed in tandem with a Massive Multiplayer Online Game from Trion, also called DEFIANCE, that people have been playing since the show premiered back in April. Mark Stern, president of original content for Syfy and Universal Cable Productions, shepherded the DEFIANCE project for five years before it finally […]Read On »

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Fresh Clip: Brand New SHARKNADO destruction clip is up

A gruesome sharknado attack in SHARKNADO | ©2013 Syfy

As SHARKNADO continues it forthcoming assault to the small screen courtesy of Syfy making its debut July 11 (check local listings), the interest, for better or worse, continues to expand towards pop culture world domination. The latest tease comes from Hulu which just unleashed a sequence from the film of the Santa Monica Pier being destroyed by the oncoming Sharknado. The film stars Ian Ziering of 90210 fame as he tries to save his family from a tornado of sharks destroying Los Angeles. Tara Reid is his ex-wife, Aubrey Peeples his daughter. Joining along for the ride is best friend […]Read On »

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