Fargo (Neil Grayston) and Dr. Holly Martin (Felicia Day) run into a explosive problem.
SyFy description: Romance is in the air when the Department of Defense sends an auditor to take stock of Allison and Carter’s relationship. Meanwhile, Jo explores ideas for Henry and Grace’s wedding and Tiny visits Eureka.
EUReKA airs Mondays at 8:00 PM (ET/PT), followed by new episodes of WAREHOUSE 13 and ALPHAS.
E! Online reports that the SyFy cable channel has indeed cancelled its whimsical sci-fi/fantasy show EUReKA.
However, the show, currently airing its “Season 4.5” episodes, will finish up the in-production Season 5, which will be broadcast next year.
Additionally, the cable channel has ordered an additional episode to serve as the series finale.
Showrunner Jaime Paglia admitted the cancellation of the series was a shock, adding that he thought the decision was ultimately something of a surprise to the powers-that-be, and the eleventh hour approval of a wrap-up was a sign of good faith from the network
They’ve all been amazingly behind us… We just want to go out on a high note in the most positive way we can.”
Star Colin Ferguson advised fans that there is a brighter side.
“We have a great season coming up: 17 episodes left to air. Take a moment, get sad if you want to get sad, but there’s some really great work coming. I’m really proud of it. We worked really hard on it.
I’d love it if instead of a tone of sadness people could watch it and go out on a tone of joy.”
WAREHOUSE 13 returns to SyFy tonight, with a number of changes in store. With agent Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) resigning her postion after her nearly world-destroying error of judgement last season, “new guy” Steve Jinks joins the team.
Played by Aaron Ashmore (SMALLVILLE), Jenks is a former ATF agent, with the ability to tell if people are lying.
Eddie McClintock returns as agent Pete Latimer, as do Saul Rubinek as head honcho Dr. ‘Artie’ Nielsen and Allison Scagliotti as young tech-wiz Claudia Donovan.
Season three of WAREHOUSE 13 premieres tonight at 9:00 PM ET/PT on SyFy.
Based on the RED FACTION “first-person shooter” series of video games by THQ and Volition, RED FACTION: ORIGINS has made the jump to live action as a two hour film, as a potential back-door pilot for a TV series.
“Twenty-five years have passed since Alec Mason led the Martian Colonies to freedom…and ten years since vengeful enemies killed his wife, kidnapped his daughter Lyra, and left a broken hero in their wake. Jake Mason, Alec’s last surviving son and a ranger in the Red Faction Militia, had never abandoned hope that somewhere in the raw outlands of Mars, his sister was still alive. Now, just as a powerful new enemy swarms across the planet, he’s found her, only to learn that his long lost sister is one of them…a cold-blooded soldier sworn to destroy the Red Faction and conquer the planet in the name of a madman. Jake must now battle the relentless regime and somehow reunite a family torn apart by war.”
Stars Brian J. Smith (STARGATE: UNIVERSE), Robert Patrick (TERMINATOR 2), Kate Vernon (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and Gareth David-Lloyd (TORCHWOOD).
Directed by Michael Nankin (ROAR), written by Andrew Kreisberg from a story by Paul DeMao.
A production of Universal Media Studios and UFO Films.
Premieres this Saturday, June 4th at 9:00 Pm ET/PT on SyFy.
In tonight’s episode of SANCTUARY, Awakening Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and Tesla (Jonathon Young) team up to investigate a former Praxian stronghold and unintentionally stumble on secrets of the Vampiris race, and the Vampir Queen.
Meanwhile, Kate’s (Agam Darshi) dark past surfaces while she’s digging into a drug operation that uses Abnormals.
Directed by Lee Wilson, written by Gillian Horvath.
SANCTUARY airs Mondays at 10:00 PM ET/PT on SyFy.
In the more or less unplanned-for Series Finale of STARGATE UNIVERSE, ‘Gauntlet’, the crew of the Ancients’ ship Destiny is surrounded by drone command ships at every turn, and they must take a stand against them to refuel and resupply—or risk being set adrift forever.
This is likely the last fans will see of STARGATE UNIVERSE, as it’s been indicated by SGU producer Brad Wright that the window has closed for any TVor Direct-to-DV movie that might have wrapped up the show in a more definitive manner. (See article)
The STARGATE frnachise has been a 14-year saga for MGM Television, beginning with SG-1 on Showtime, then moving to the Sci-Fi Channel and spinning off STARGATE ATLANTIS, and SGU for SyFy.
It’s possible that other STARGATE productions may surface in the future, but nothing appears to be in the works at this writing.
STARGATE UNIVERSE airs at 9:oo PM ET/PT, followed by a new eppisode of SANCTUARY ‘Wingmen’ at 10:00 PM ET/PT on SyFy.
In tonight’s episode of STARGATE UNIVERSE “Epilog”, The Destiny’s crew must decide what to do with the refugee/descendants they’re carrying, as they discover their world is dead and uninhabitable.
SGU airs at 9:00 PM ET/PT on SyFy, as it head for its final episodes.
Afterwards, SANCTUARY moves into Mondays at 10:00 ET/PT, with the episode ‘One Night’. Star Amanda Tapping directed this enty, wherein Will and Abby are kidnapped, and Dr. Magnus myteriously cancels the team’s rescue plans when she learns who abducted the two.
Superherohype posted an interesting interview with Zack Penn on his work for Marvel’s THE AVENGERS and SyFy’s ALPHAS.
“I grew up reading X-Men. When I first got to Hollywood when I sold my first script, the first thing I said was, “Can I write the ‘X-Men’ movie?” At the time Marvel was… I don’t know if I remember if they were owned by foreign nationals or what was going on, but I’ve always been into comic books, and I’ve always really been into science fiction. But I grew up on Cameron and Spielberg and a very naturalistic sense of science fiction, and even the comic books I liked were the ones that were the most real. You know, the ones that bled over into reality the most, so that’s kind of where my heart lies.
I always point out to people AVENGERS is the first superhero movie I’ve ever written, because XMEN, THE INCREDILBE HULK, even ELEKTRA— none of those are really superhero characters. They’re all either science fiction premise, or something like the Hulk is not a superhero at all, and Elektra is an assassin. So THE AVENGERS is the first legitimate superhero movie I ever wrote, ironically.”
On his “real-world” superhero series for SyFy, Penn say he’s working from a “different paradigm”.
“… The show is probably closer to THE MENTALIST or THE X-FILES in its pitch. Seriously, that’s where we started from. And then I kind of got in some of the stuff I always wanted to do in superhero genre. I managed to find the real world equivalent of it.
So as opposed to HEROES, which is completely serialized—I haven’t watched the whole series, but it is a lot like X-MEN. We purposely started from the totally other direction in terms of what the show is actually like. In the same way that LAW & ORDER is nothing like HEAT. They’re two opposite ends of the genre. ”
I think for me I was less worried about that than I was about other procedural type shows that had some overlap with us. But luckily they all got cancelled.”
STARGATE UNIVERSE moves to Mondays 9:00 PM ET/PT on SyFY as it goes through its remaining episodes.
In Common Descent: “Destiny comes upon a colony where the people claim their civilization was founded two thousand years earlier… by Destiny’s crew.”
Directed by Peter DeLuise, written by Robert C. Cooper. Gateworld.net reports that SGU writer & executive Brad Wright announced at Creation Entertainment’s STARGATE convention this weekend that the hoped-for STARGATE UNIVERSE movie to wrap up the series is dead.
“We just recently found out that the SGU movie is not going to happen. It took too long. We just couldn’t get it together in time, and the window has closed. It’s actually sad for me, because after 17 years, I’m cleaning out my desk tomorrow morning”.
Wright also told the audience that plans for STARGATE: SG-1 and STARGATE ALTANTIS movies have been abandoned.
Is the a permanent end of STARGATE adventures? Brad Wright held out some hope.
“It’s a franchise. STARGATE is not over. Somebody smart from MGM is going to figure it out, and something will happen.”
SyFy’s SANCTUARY returns tonight, after a nearly four month hiatus, with Pax Romana.
When last seen Helen Magnus (Ammanda Tapping) and her eclectic bunch were seemingly executed in the lost world hidden under the surface of the Earth.
Look for a leaner meaner second half of the third season of the series.
Interviewed at Blastr.com star/producer Tapping said:
“Parts of the season feel really hand-to-mouth.After what happens when we come back… it’s sort of blown the Sanctuary world wide open, and so there’s a massive amount of hand-to-mouth survival. And we do a couple of really small, sweet singular episodes within that, but then we just kind of keep getting hit… There’s a lot of kind of singular—just getting-whacked-in-the-side-of-the-head-with-a-2-by-4 episodes.”
Co-star Robin Dunne (Will Zimmerman ) added:
“It’s a crazy ride, and you’re going to see us in different times and in different dimensions and the impact that Magnus has had on history… And it’s interesting, too, to be at this point talking about it, because the first half is really the lead-up, and the second half of season three really is where things get crazy with Kate (Kate Freelander, played by Agam Darshi) .”