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Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome Premieres on November 9th on Machinima November 5, 2012

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In March of this year, SyFy (you know that network that used to be SciFi Channel and now doesn’t support any real SciFi) CANCELLED the Battlestar Galactica spinoff – Blood and Chrome.
Turns out though that a full pilot has already been produced and we can all see it on Friday November 9th — or at least start to see it.
You see the plan from the braniacs at Syfy is to have Blood and Chrome show up as a webisode series. Remember, that back in February of 2011, SyFy green lit the two hour pilot. At the time SyFy wrote:

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a young, talented fighter pilot, William Adama (Luke Pasqualino), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful Battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and in pursuit of the intense action that the Cylon war promises, Adama quickly find himself at odds with Coker (Ben Cotton), the battle-weary officer to whom he reports. With 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle just as much as Adama craves the start of it. Though they clash at first, the two men forge an unlikely bond when a routine mission turns dangerous and becomes a pivotal one for the desperate fleet.

Joining Pasqualino and Cotton in the cast is Lili Bordan, who will play Dr. Beka Kelly, a Ph.D. who worked for Graystone Industries that created the Cylon robots. Currently assigned to a secret military mission, Beka and Adama quickly establish a rapport.

Battlestar Galactica also has a history with Webisodes. Back in 2008, when the show was in one of its lost intra-season hiatuses, we got an aweome webisode series called ‘Face of the Enemy‘. Even earlier, back in 2007 we had the Razor Flashback webisodes, including one that serves as the touchstone for what Blood and Chrome is all about. Adama fighting in the first Cylon war.

We can hardly wait to see Blood and Chrome – and it’s hard to believe that SyFy did not go ahead and produce a full series.

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Battlestar Galactica Blood & Chrome CANCELLED?! FRAK YOU SYFY!!! March 25, 2012

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Not that any of us really need more proof – but SYFY Channel has no interest in scifi.

SyFy has just CANCELLED the Battlestar Galactica Blood & Chrome show – before it even aired.

They’re keeping the pilot as a standalone, but no show.

that’s right! the Frakkers have FRAKED us BSG fans yet again.

This show was the only good thing coming to SyFy that we were excited about and they killed it.

FRAK YOU SYFY.

Stargate Universe SGU Finale – Eli is the Last Man Standing May 15, 2011

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E We are still DISGUSTED by the FRAKKING IDIOTS at SyFy for cancelling this show..

but first let us lament the best of the best.

Eli.

From the very first episode to now — the very last, Eli has been our favorite character.

He’s the guy we all associate with, the game player that never lived up to expectation..kinda like the Last Starfighter, only a heck of alot smarter.

Eli is the man that figured out the final chevron.

Eli is the one that figure out how to pilot through the blue star

Eli is the one that figured it was better to run than to fight.

And it is only fitting that he is the last man standing.

SGU was a fine show, the last 10 episodes were among the best Stargate episodes in any version of Stargate SG-1, Atlantis or otherwise. There is more story to tell and more life left is this franchise.

Apparently SyFy would rather broadcast wrestling and mixed martial arts than SciFi.

We suggest that all SyFy subscribers cancel their subscription to the channel – since it doesn’t support SciFi any more.

Fringe is on FOX.

Doctor Who is on BBC America.

And when Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome come on – you can just buy it on iTunes. No need to support the FRAKKERS that cancelled SGU is there?

Stargate Universe SGU Gin RETURNS!! March 30, 2011

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Hope – we sure had it when Gin died – or at least when her body died.

We didn’t believe she was actually dead. Eli is the best character on the show and he wasn’t going to cheated that way.

So now his girlfriend -and Dr. Rush’s Amanda Perry are both back as sentients inside of Destiny – neat.

But how is it that only specific people see them? Is it some kind of brain wavelength thing?

How will they get them into new bodies? Maybe into robot bodies?

Once again – another awesome episode and once again we’re DISGUSTED that the frakking idiots at Syfy have cancelled this brilliant show.

Stargate Universe SGU Cancelled!!! FRAK YOU SYFY!! December 17, 2010

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The IDIOTS that run SyFy have once again proved why they are IDIOTS.

Stargate Universe – SGU – has been canceled.

That’s right after 2.5 seasons, SyFy is pulling the plug. They let SG-1 run for ten years, Stargate Atlantis for five and now SGU for 2.5.  Next show will only run for 1.25 seasons at this rate.

To make matters worse, SyFy didn’t even have the common decency to tell the actors on the show first — many of them found out first by seeing it on Twitter – including fan favorite Eli (David Blue).

Sure there were a few slow episode of SGU in season one. But season 2 has been kickass – except maybe for the recent mid-season cliffhanger.

The show had potential and was beginning to live up to it.

What’s the point of having a Science Fiction network — if it won’t support original Science Fiction programming?

And after more than a decade of Stargate – how the FRAK could SyFy pull the plug?

They SCREWED the show over by putting it in a horrible Tuesday time slot this year, which should have been our first indication that the FRAKKERS at SyFy were aiming to kill this show.

We think it’s time that a new SciFi Network emerges — one that will support the shows that fans love – and one that has the business sense to figure out how to make a profit while doing that.

Caprica CANCELLED – Blood and Chrome a GO!! October 28, 2010

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Finally the frakking nightmare is over and SyFy has put Caprica out of its misery.

“We appreciate all the support the fans have shown for ‘Caprica’ and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series,” said Mark Stern, executive vice president of original programming at SyFy, in a statement. “Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, ‘Caprica’ has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”

Caprica had a great premise and a fine cast.

The problem was the fact that the story was too frakking slow and even after the 1.5 season re-started it didn’t get better. Each episode was more boring and tedious than the next.

Yes WE WANT TO KNOW how the Cylons were created and make war on the colonies.

YES we want to know what happens…but that now doesn’t seem likely to happen — on TV at least.

If we could get a book or comic book of caprica or heck even a made for TV move – The First Cylon War – we’d be happy.

Yes Caprica deserved to be canceled, but it does leave those of us that did invest our time in the show with a really empty feeling – in terms of plot direction.

Sure there were some basic connections to Battlestar Galactica, but just like Starbuck being an Angel – Caprica just didn’t make sense.

On a positive note – we will get some BSG action – Blood and Chrome another BSG prequel has been greenlighted by SyFy.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, a sentient robotic race, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a brash rookie viper pilot enters the fray. Ensign William Adama, barely in his 20’s and a recent Academy graduate, finds himself assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet… the Galactica. The talented but hot-headed risk-taker soon finds himself leading a dangerous top secret mission that, if successful, will turn the tide of the decade long war in favor of the desperate fleet.

Caprica – Vergis returns to the ground October 22, 2010

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Things We Lock Away
was yet another crappy episode – but a little better than the last one.

Sure Daniel gets control of his company back – woohoo – and Vergis falling on his own sword was good drama.

Beyond that?

FEH.

The whole deadwalker thing was poorly executed – and the dream Zoe is nonesense ..reminds us of how Baltar and Caprica 5 saw visions. Was kinda neat how Zoe drew pics of Cylons as a child…kinda reminded us of how Starbuck drew pics of the Eye of Jupiter on BSG.

As for Sister Clarise and Mrs. Greystone – kinda neat .but again poorly directed and produced.

Riese coming to SyFy in new Riese: Kingdom Falling Steampunk makes the jump from web to TV October 13, 2010

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A webisode based series can make the jump to TV. Just ask the producers of the steampunk phenomenon Riese.

SyFy will begin airing Riese:Kingdom Falling on October 26th

““We saw Riese and thought they had done just an amazing job, and then we were able to give them some resources and bring Amanda on board to really help them take the series to the next level,” Craig Engler, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Syfy Digital said in a statement. ” I think new and existing fans will love the relaunch of the series on Syfy.com and enjoy all the new additions.”

Eleysia is a dying kingdom where resources are dwindling and compassion is fading. Distrust and anxiety have clouded people’s minds, causing a regression into primitive ways of thinking. People have grown restless, almost feral. Rituals and mythology have resurged, and the darker side of mankind has begun to reveal itself.

Riese (Christine Chatelain), a wanderer, travels across the decaying lands of Eleysia with her wolf, Fenrir. Marked as a heretic by religious group The Sect and the new Empress, Amara, Riese must evade their assassins and discover their true intentions for Eleysia.

Riese is the Crown Princess of Eleysia, forced to flee into the wilds after her family was slaughtered. She will soon serve as a catalyst for a disparate group of supposed heretics, the Resistance, launching them into civil war.

SGU and Sanctuary Contest Giveaway – Sanctuary is back on Oct 15th!! October 12, 2010

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Sanctuary is back for its third Season — yeah we know! third Season already?? – which starts on Oct 15th.

Syfy has put the show on Fridays – which is a great night and should help the shows to keep great ratings.

In celebration of the Sanctuary premiere ShowMeSciFi.com in partnership with SyFy is having a contest giveaway for some great Sanctuary and SGU stuff.  We should have some tshirts from both shows.

All you need to do to be entered into a random drawing for the giveway is to tell us what you’re most looking forward to for the upcoming season of Sanctuary.

Email us at sanctuary@showmescifi.com and we’ll print ‘em all out put ‘em in a hat and see what comes out. We’ll pick our winners on Friday Oct 15th -so be sure to send us your thoughts soon!

The season three opener of Sanctuary finds the team desperately trying to find a way to reach Kali to prevent catastrophic tidal waves from killing millions around the world. En route, they receive reports of massive tsunamis heading for the coasts of India, Pakistan and the Arabian Peninsula. Ravi continues on to the Sanctuary while Kate frantically tries to warn the authorities in Dharavi to sound the sirens and get their people to higher ground. Meanwhile Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) and Henry (RYAN ROBBINS), aboard the Sanctuary vessel now taken over by a power-hungry Wexford (PAUL MCGILLION), evaluate the horrific destruction around them, caused by Big Bertha’s last magnetic impulse.

Don’t forget to catch the thrilling Season 3 premiere of Sanctuary at 10pm on Friday, October 15th!

Stargate Universe SGU Season 2 – “We Blow A Lot Of Shit Up” September 25, 2010

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Season 2 of Stargate Universe/ SGU starts this coming Tuesday and the good folks at SyFy are actively out promoting the show.

ShowMeSciFi.com was on one press call with Ming Na and Lou Diamond Phillips where they talked about their experiences on the show, what its like to be part of Stargate and all kinds of other really lame questions.

There was at least one really great question that was asked – and kinda/sorta answered. The two SGU actors were asked what there favorite Season 2 episode were….

No major spoiler were divulged but Phillips did hint at some massive action to come.

“There is an increased amount of action,” Phillips said. “There is a definite membership out there in fandom that will appreciate the action adventure aspect of some of the episodes coming up– we blow a lot of shit up.”

And here is the actual audio track from the call – where the SGU actors tell us about their fav Season 2 episodes.

Caprica Season 1.5 Trailer Rebirth September 13, 2010

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Yes we’re real excited for the start of the 1.5 season of Caprica in a few weeks. Syfy now has a few teaser trailers up …this one is our fav.

We all know where this is headed – Cylons becoming sentient and attacking humans..but it’ll be interesting to see how this all gets pulled back with the original cylons – the final five – from Battlestar Galactica.

Caprica Returns October 5th for Season 1.5! Earlier than originally planned! September 9, 2010

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Syfy – may the gods bless you!

SO SAY WE ALL!!

Syfy has moved the return of Caprica up from January to October!!

That’s right, we won’t have to wait until 2011 for our Caprica fix.

“Though we initially announced the January return of Caprica, we still had hopes of finding a way to get the series back on the air sooner,” said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions in a statement. “We’ve been able to successfully re-work our schedule, and are thrilled to bring the show back during what is traditionally Syfy’s most-watched time of the year. The outcome should also please fans who expressed their wishes for a shorter mid-season hiatus.”

Remember how season 1.0 ended…we’ve got a cliffhanger with the Cylon get blown up, Daniel losing his military contract, his wife killing herself……lots to look forward to in October!!

The other great thing is that Caprica will now be on the same night as Stargate Universe, with one show following the other.

So starting in October, Tues is now SYFY night for us!

Caprica’s Zoe Greystone aka Alessandra Torresani Gets (near) Naked for Maxim – but lots of airbrush support February 8, 2010

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We’re still figuring out Caprica – and Zoe Greystone played by actress Alexxandra Torresani.

Torresani managed to find the time to pose for Maxim – in some of the most airbrushed pics we’ve ever seen. It’s not clear how much is actually the actress and how much is just photoshop.

Still – they’re great pics – though Zoe thinks she looks fine as a cylon – and if these pics are any clue she sure is one hot cylon.

Check out all the pics - NSFW – over at Maxim.com

Caprica episode 3 Preview: Reins of A Waterfall February 4, 2010

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New episode of Caprica is on Friday night and SyFy now has a sneak peak video up.

ummmmmmmmmmmm dumb question but aren’t trailers supposed to be exciting?

Caprica has potential, but unless this show kicks up the intensity a few notches it won’t live as long as its successor Battlestar Galactica

Caprica – trailer – Rebirth – first real Caprica episode coming this week January 25, 2010

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alrighty the pilot – which has been available for months on DVD has now aired on SyFy — so finally this week we can get down to the business of some NEW Caprica episodes

The first one is called Rebirth and SyFy now as an early sneak peek avail – looks Frakkin fine to us!

New Caprica Trailer – Choice November 4, 2009

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We’re still a few months away until the Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica – the series gets going on SyFy (Jan 22).

But that’s not stopping SyFy from promoting the show. The latest trailer gives us some interesting insight into the themes for the first season and show us the key terrorist leader Barnabus Greeley

The Women of Stargate Universe talk with THE woman of SG-1 October 2, 2009

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As opposed to SG-1, where Amanda Tapping aka Col Samantha Carter was the only female role,  Stargate Universe has three big female roles in the show.

That makes SGU a bit different doesn’t it?

Tapping sat down for lunch with the SGU gals for an interesting conversation for the most part.

They talk about the roles, about their love (or not so much) of SciFi and the role that good music plays in making Science Fiction shows work.

Battlestar Galactica : The Second Coming. The Best BSG Movie We’ve Never Seen September 18, 2009

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Ron Moore’s re-imagined Battlestar Galactica was great show until the final episode, but still we wish for the original don’t we?

As it turns out Richard Hatch (the original Apollo) tried in 1999 to get a new SG series on the air that would maintain the original 1978 show’s canon and history.

He apparently had 30 minutes of final footage which has never been shown publicly. But there is also a 4 minute trailer that give us a taste of the greatness that it could have been.

Many of the original BSG actors are in this and the SFX aren’t too bad either. I wish that Hatch would release the final 30 minutes, I’d pay to see it and I’d bet millions of other fans would too.

Fringe Season 2 Episode 1: Francis is An Alien Warrior September 18, 2009

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fringeThe first episode of Fringe Season 2 was awesome wasn’t it?

First we think that Olivia is dead, then we get another new cast member.

Fringe division is shut down then it’s back.

And in between we get that awesome scene where the alien warrior is able to send messages across universes with the typewriter and the mirror.

neat stuff.

Agent Francis is now dead – a shame – but since the alien device is in Washington – the fake Francis is likely to be with us for a while. Sure makes for an interesting plot device doesn’t it?

I’m sooooooooooooo glad that Fringe is BACK!!

Battlestar Galactica The Plan on DVD Oct 27. Not on TV until 2010 September 17, 2009

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theplan NO I don’t frakkin know why Starbuck is an Angel and yes the final episode of Battlestar Galactica SUCKED.

But we’re going to get a second chance. On October 27th the Battlestar Galactica movie The Plan is coming out on DVD. Originally it was first to be on TV, but now it’s not going to be broadcast until 2010.

Yes I’ve already pre-ordered by copy(Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
). I’m looking for redemption.

I’m looking for the awesomeness that was Battlestar Galactica to show up again.

I’m looking for the Evil Toasters to be Evil and not angels.

In some way this re-telling from the beginning reminds me of what happened with Babylon 5. First it was on TV and then the direct to video movies game out ()Battlestar Galactica: The Plan) and the movies were awesome, filling in all the blanks.

Will the Plan live up to our high expectations?

After the TOTAL FRAKKING DISASTER that was the BSG finale, so long as Starbuck isn’t an angel, this movie will be 10x better.

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