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Sci-Fi TV Tuesday: V, Chuck, Fringe, LOST, BSG, SGU + more August 10, 2010

by Rosario T. Calabria , Filed under: Sci-Fi , trackback

In Sci-Fi TV this week, we have news on original V actress Jane Badler joining ABC’s new V, a delay for Steven Spielberg’s prehistoric time-travel series Terra Nova and a sneak peek at the LOST‘s “The New Man in Charge”. There are also fresh updates on the new seasons of Chuck, Fringe, Torchwood and SGU plus a new BSG (online) spinoff. All that and more including the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews.

GENRE TV NEWS

Jane Badler joins ABC’s V
When Scott Rosenbaum let slip at Comic-Con that season two of "V" would introduce Anna’s mom who so happened to have been given the name Diana, many fans took it to mean Jane Badler (who played Diana–basically Morena Baccarin’s role in the new series) would be joining the cast. Rosenbaum was non-commital at the time but ABC has now confirmed the casting: Badler is joining the cast as Diana, Anna’s mother:

Actress Jane Badler, best known for her role on the original “V” series, will join the cast of ABC’s “V” as a recurring guest star, playing Diana, mother to Anna (Morena Baccarin), who is now the leader of the Vs. Badler will make her debut in the Season 2 premiere of the series.

Season 2 will feature more character and lizard reveals, more details about the Vs’ mythology – in which Badler will play an important role — and more action and more plot twists. Viewers can expect a roller coaster ride week to week.

In related news, The V Files reports that the season two premiere will be titled "Red Rain" and adds that production resumes next Thursday (August 12) in Vancouver, Canada. In other casting news, Bret Harrison ("Reaper") has joined the cast in a recurring role as Dr. Sidney Miller, "an evolutionary biologist who may have the scoop on what caused the sky to turn red in the finale." Lastly, SpoilerTV has a round-up of some season two spoilers. Season two is slated to premiere on ABC in November 2010.

Fringe season three details + Fox satisfied with show’s performance; Won’t interfere

As expected, the third season of the Fox series "Fringe" will feature heavily in the alt-universe, perhaps as much as every other week:

 "This is a great experiment—it’s like two Fringes," says John Noble, who next season will play both Walter and Walternate. "Walternate appears cold and hard, and that’s the way he’s going to appear for a while. But we have to humanize him, otherwise he’s a two-dimensional character."

But before we get more on Walternate, we’ll delve into Olivia’s fate in the September 23 premiere:

"You’ll see a massive episode set in the alternate universe, with our Olivia escaping from the place they put her in," says Noble. "Anna [Torv] does a really amazing job."

Noble admits that splitting the show into two is a risk, but he’s also certain that risk will pay off:

"We took a risk with the flashback episode and that paid off, we took a risk with the musical episode—but this is the biggest," he says. "Everyone wants to have a good guy and a bad guy, and the alternate universe is the bad guy. But we want to get viewers to know the people there and say, ‘They’re really nice people. No wonder they’re angry.’ It’s almost counterintuitive."

And thankfully, Fox appears willing to let the show be its own, with entertainment president Kevin Reilly telling press at the TCA panel for the show that they "have no intention of screwing with Fringe because the show has been going great,” assured Reilly. “It really came into its own last season. If I have any frustration it’s that I’d like the audience to be bigger because people deserve to see the work.” Check out an interview with Joshua Jackson, John Noble and Anna Torv here. And here are a few more links for additional interviews with the cast: John Noble / Joshua Jackson; Jasika Nicole; Lance Reddick

Set images [more at SpoilerTV, (2), (3), (4), (5)]

Terra Nova pushed to 2011; Sneak preview in May 2011
Fox has pushed back the release of the Steven Spielberg-produced prehistoric time-travel series "Terra Nova" to fall 2011. The series, of which Trek-vet Brannon Braga is an executive producer, was originally scheduled to debut this fall. Fox says they will air the first episode in May 2011 before the series’ fall debut:

“TERRA NOVA will be one of the most visually stimulating and dramatically grand series to air on network television,” said Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “It deserves to have an equally unique launch to distinguish that the show is unlike any other, and the spring promotional platform will give us the perfect opportunity to introduce this bold show to audiences.”

Reilly elaborated on the decision during Fox’s TCA panel:

"It was mainly due to the scope of what the show is going to take," Reilly said. "We got into it knowing it was going to be ambitious, knowing we had some groundbreaking digital effects we were bringing to it, knowing we had to create an entire world and mythology. Frankly, even locking in a location has had a unique set of challenges. A lot of the world will be created digitally, but we’re trying to find a prehistoric world. We’ve explored everywhere from Louisiana to Hawaii to Australia to Orlando. Each has had pluses and minuses. We’re getting close to locking in a location. It’s actually been very, very exciting. We’ve got a great team, we’ve seen a lot of design work, but it really became apparent to do this show right, we’d need the time. So we decided to make a virtue of it, slow it down this season."

In related news, production on the show is expected to start this October in Queensland, Australia. Here’s the synopsis for the show if you’ve missed it previously:

TERRA NOVA, an epic family adventure 85 million years in the making, follows an ordinary family embarking on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a massive experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149 the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped, overcrowded and overpolluted. Knowing there is no way to reverse the damage to the planet, a coalition of scientists has managed to open up a fracture in the space-time continuum, creating a portal to prehistoric Earth. This doorway leads to an amazing world, one that allows for a last-ditch effort to save the human race…possibly changing the future by correcting the mistakes of the past.

The series centers on the Shannon family as they join the tenth pilgrimage of settlers to TERRA NOVA, the first colony of humans in this second chance for civilization. JIM SHANNON (O’Mara), a devoted father with a checkered past, guides his family – wife ELISABETH and children JOSH and MADDY – through this new land of limitless beauty, mystery and terror. In addition to blue skies, rolling rivers and lush vegetation, TERRA NOVA offers new opportunities and fresh beginnings to its recent arrivals, but the Shannons have brought with them a familial secret that may threaten their citizenship in this utopia. These adventurers soon discover that this healthy, vibrant world is not as idyllic as it initially appears. The areas surrounding TERRA NOVA are filled with dangerous dinosaurs and other prehistoric threats, as well as external forces that may be intent on destroying this new world before it begins.

First look at Linda Hamilton as Chuck’s mom + Lou Ferigno to guest-star

A new promo for the fourth season of "Chuck" gives us our first look at Linda Hamilton as Chuck’s mom (15-second mark). Watch the clip below [YouTube].

Check out an interview with Zachary Levi here. In other casting news, Lou Ferigno will guest star in the second episode of the season playing the bodyguard of an evil spy model (played by former Victoria’s Secret model Korolina Kurkova) while Bronson Pinchot (best known for his role as Balki in the sitcom "Perfect Strangers") will also guest star in the second episode. He’ll play Victor, "a tacky and audacious wannabe-matchmaker Chuck (Zachary Levi) meets at Milan’s Fashion Week." And rounding out the guest-starring news, Stacy Keibler will guest star in the third episode as undercover agent Greta, "a new recurring character that will be played by a different actor every week." The character will be played by Olivia Munn in the series premiere and Isaiah Mustafa in episode two.

“Greta can be a guy or a girl, which is brilliant,” Zachary Levi explained. “The Buy More has now been taken over by the CIA and it’s a fully functioning operation by the government, so there are these constant agents that are in the store. First it was Olivia Munn, who looked hot in her little Nerd Hereder outfit, and [next was] Isaiah, who was a hoot to work with.”

And lastly, SpoilerTV reports that the fourth episode of the season will be called "Chuck vs. The Coup D’Etat". "Chuck" returns Monday, September 20, 2010 on NBC.

Torchwood: The New World

Starz has unveiled the title for the fourth season/U.S. reboot of "Torchwood". The 10-episode series will be called "Torchwood: The New World" (as you can see from the two promotional posters above). Series creator Russell T. Davies offered some details about the show during Starz’s TCA panel:

The new story will follow a CIA agent (Rex) and analyst (Ester) who tackle an alien-related global issue. Torchwood, having been destroyed and disbanded, is “like a legend now … it’s like something that’s ceased to exist and is now spoken of only in whispers.” Soon, Rex and Ester are on the run and are seeking out the help of Captain Jack and Gwen.

“The two teams coming together is a big part of the story — are they friends or enemies? There’s a lot of sparks and excitement.”

“We definitely have a really big story to tell,” added executive producer Julie Gardner. “It’s absolutely rebooted to welcome in a new audience.”

In related news, Davies revealed the writers for season four (in addition to himself): former "Torchwood" writer John Fay; John Shiban ("Supernatural"); Doris Egan ("Dark Angel") and Jane Espenson ("Game of Thrones", "Battlestar Galactica", "Caprica")

Star Wars live-action TV show on hold due to cost
George Lucas told an audience at one of the special ‘Empire Strikes Back’ screenings a few months back that the live-action "Star Wars" TV show is on hold due to cost: [Rebelscum via Techland]

“The live action TV show is kind of on hold because we have scripts, but we don’t know how to do ‘em. Because, they literally are Star Wars, only we’re going to have to try to do them…a tenth the cost. And, it’s a huge challenge…lot bigger than what we thought it was gonna be.”

So not canceled, but definitely on hold.

Stargate Universe season two details
Stargate Universe star Robet Carlyle (Dr. Rush) spoke with GateWorld at Comic-Con last month and offered some new details about what fans can expect in season two:

“Rush is still at it in the second season,” Carlyle said, “but even more so this time. When we join the second season, we discover instantly — in the first two or three scenes in fact — that Rush has discovered the bridge of the ship. Not only has he discovered the bridge, but he knows how to fly the thing. He’s steering it around. [The others] don’t know that. He hasn’t told anyone this.

“He’s under pressure, because the countdown clock when they stop the ship is not activating. The ship is stopping, the clock is not activating, and there are no planets in sight. Rush keeps leaving the room at these points.”

Carlyle added that the rest of the crew is being kept in the dark and it actually won’t be until episode seven ("The Greater Good") that the secret will be revealed:

“Rush and Young go investigate an abandoned alien craft which is just outside the Destiny,” Carlyle explains. “When they’re over there, it hits the fan back on [Destiny]. They find the bridge. They find Rush is responsible for all this stuff.

“That puts Rush in a difficult position, as you can imagine, because the last time he was left with Young anywhere, he left [Rush] on the planet.”

Check out the complete interview over at GateWorld. "Stargate Universe" premieres its second season on Syfy Tuesday, September 28, 2010. In other Stargate news, Netflix has added season 1.0 to their service effective August 1. Also, according to GateWorld, Netflix is prepping season 1.5 for release at a later date along with all five seasons of "Stargate Atlantis".

More details on Alabama: "It’s Reno 911! meets Battlestar Galactica."
Last week we reported on the news that FX ordered a sci-fi comedy pilot called "Alabama" from "Reno 911!" creators Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant:

“Set a thousand years in the future, the show follows the crew of the space ship USS Alabama as they continue a seven-year mission to maintain interplanetary peace.”

A few more details have been revealed. Collider interviewed Lennon who told the site that FX has only committed to shooting a pilot (which will film either end of September-beginning of October) and he also said that in their minds it’s really not a "Star Trek" parthey, but instead more like "Reno 911! meets Battlestar Galactica":

"So you know we basically wanted to take the feel and it’s not…you know people keep saying it’s a Star Trek parody. In our mind it’s not really a Star Trek parody in any way. The Sunny in Philadelphia guys kind of already did one of those called Boldly Going Nowhere, which was very funny. This is more of an improvised kind of gritty, you know, the look and feel as if you’re watching people who are in the actual Navy. We’re going to shoot it on an old Russian submarine I think. And we want it to basically feel like “Das Boot”."

Lennon even admitted that they haven’t decided whether it will be more human drama or sci-fi-based:

"We’re still kind of figuring the show out. The only thing we know is that technically no one on the ship is supposed to have sex with each other for the entire 7 years of the mission, but male and female…everyone on the ship showers together. So it leads to lots and lots of sexual tension basically."

First look at the LOST epilogue "The New Man in Charge"
Although the epilogue has actually leaked online, for those of you willing to wait it out until the official release on DVD/Blu-ray August 24, here is just a sneak peek at the feature, courtesy Access Hollywood:

In other news, a listing for the LOST auction confirms E! Online’s scoop last May surrunding the name of The Man in Black (played by Titus Welliver): "Samuel". Ending on a lighter note, executive producer Damon Lindelof shared his list of the five meanest tweets he received after the series finale aired:

• "Hey, douche! Instead of backpacking in Europe or whatever the fuck you’re doing, how about you give me six years of my life back?"

• "My very first tweet. I started this account just to let you know how disappointed I am in you."

• "Has anyone accused you of being an emotional terrorist yet? And research these words: closure and actual explanations."

• "You suck. Please don’t ruin Star Trek by ending it in Klingon purgatory."

• "You’re a dirty liar. You never knew, you made it all up, you betrayed us all. You betrayed me and I hope you rot, motherfucker."

That last slam, Lindelof said jokingly, was from none other than J.J. Abrams.

Syfy developing online BSG spinoff

Syfy is developing an online BSG spinoff titled "Blood & Chrome". The series will follow a young William Adama during the first Cylon War. It’s unknown if Nico Cortez, who played a young Adama in the BSG movie "Razor", would reprise his role for the online series. "BSG" and "Caprica" co-executive producer Michael Taylor will write the script for the project which is expected to consist of nine or 10 episodes at 10 minutes each if greenlit:

“Blood & Chrome” is “about a young man’s initiation into war: both the realities of war as fought by soldiers on the ground (and in Battlestars and Vipers), and the somewhat less real version portrayed in the media,” according to Taylor.

In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Taylor said the show will make use of the latest in digital technlogy and special effects to depict the Cylon War and could potentially be done in 3D:

"I’ve seen the virtual, 3D version of CIC ['Battlestar's' Combat Information Center] and it’s pretty damn cool,” Taylor said. “And yet the movie isn’t confined to Galactica. Far from it. It’s a story that will take us to new corners of the ‘Battlestar’ world (or worlds), and yet it aims to be a very contemporary war movie in a lot of ways. I would say I’m thinking as much of Afghanistan and Iraq–the reality of ‘Hurt Locker,’ Sebastian Junger’s ‘Restrepo,’ and similar movies–as I am about about the largely implied past of ‘Battlestar.’"

If successful, "Blood & Chrome" could serve as a backdoor pilot for a new TV show.

Syfy announces development of 7 new shows

Syfy announced an extensive development slate of 7 shows, featuring projects from Kevin Sorbo, Lee Majors and the "Sanctuary" creative team. Here are a few highlights (head on over to blastr for the full press release):

ME AND LEE

In this 1/2-hour single-camera series, a down-on-his-luck 20-something undergoes back surgery, only to find that the procedure did not go well. Enter Lee Majors, who claims he has the perfect solution. He entices the young man into his ultra high-tech lab and makes him bionic. Now intrinsically bound together, Majors tries helping his new partner get his life back on track.

ORION

National Treasure meets Firefly in this swashbuckling space opera about an adventurous female relic hunter and her team as they hunt down — and sometimes steal — valuable and powerful objects to sell on the black market, all while staying one step ahead of the bounty hunters hot on their heels.

SHERWOOD

In this "Robin Hood" story for the 23rd century, a young man of privilege teams up with a misfit spaceship crew to right the wrongs of his family.

LEGENDARY

A 1/2-hour single-camera series in which Kevin Sorbo plays an exaggerated version of himself … a former syndicated television series star. When a fan approaches Sorbo to enlist his skills in combating the underworld mythological creatures that threaten to destroy Los Angeles, an unlikely partnership is formed. Together, they use their intimate knowledge of the myths of Hercules to defeat a myriad of beasts.


PREVIEW Videos & Images

Caprica

Comic-Con 2010 trailer[Syfy]

Eureka

Promotional stills for episode 4×07 – "Stoned" [more at SpoilerTV]

The Event

Character posters [E! Online]

Character videos [NBC]

Haven

Promo for episode 1×06 – "Fur" [YouTube]

No Ordinary Family

Promotional stills [more at SpoilerTV]

Sneak peeks [ABC]


 

Smallville

Season nine on DVD/Blu-ray TV spot [YouTube]

Supernatural

Animated TV series trailer [The CW Supernatural / Twitvid]

Extended season six preview [The CW / YouTube]

True Blood

Promo for episode 3×09 – "Everything is Broken" [YouTube]

The Venture Bros.

Season 4.5 trailer [[adult swim]]

The Walking Dead

Featurette: "The Bicycle Girl" [AMC]

Warehouse 13

Promotional stills for episode 2×06 – "Around the Bend" [more at SpoilerTV]

Sneak peek at "Around the Bend" [Syfy]

TV BITES

CASTING BITES

SCI-FI RATINGS (Based on final national numbers unless otherwise noted) [@TravisYanan]

Here are the key sci-fi/genre cable show ratings from where we left off lin our last regular report (along with a season average recap), followed by the broadcast charts:

True Blood

Season average: 4.80 million viewers and a 2.8 A18-49 rating.

Futurama

Season average: 2.25 million viewers and a 1.2 A18-49 rating.

Warehouse 13

Season average: 2.56 million viewers and a 0.8 A18-49 rating.

Eureka

Season average: 2.37 million viewers and a 0.7 A18-49 rating.

Haven

Season average: 2.06 million viewers and a 0.6 A18-49 rating.

Also noteworthy, the series premiere of "Stan Lee’s Superhumans" on History drew 1.34 million viewers and a 0.5 A18-49 rating.

CHART (7/12/2010 to 7/18/2010)

CHART (7/19/2010 to 7/25/2010)

CHART (7/26/2010 to 8/1/2010)


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Comments

1. Harry Ballz - August 10, 2010

A 400 channel universe and nothing much worth watching! Yawn!

2. dmduncan - August 10, 2010

• “You’re a dirty liar. You never knew, you made it all up, you betrayed us all. You betrayed me and I hope you rot, motherfucker.”

That last slam, Lindelof said jokingly, was from none other than J.J. Abrams.

HAHAHA! Priceless.

3. Vultan - August 10, 2010

Hmmm…. Orion sounds interesting.

4. bgiles73 - August 10, 2010

I wonder if Jane Badler’s new Diana is the same from the Original Invasion or if she is a reboot. It would be great to see others of the original cast as the New Resistance! Bring back Mike Donovan!

5. ML - August 10, 2010

Holy crap, that animated Supernatural trailer looks incredible! When did that show creative again?

6. Jeff - August 10, 2010

“Legendary” sounds like something Bruce Campbell should be in.

7. Techtrekker - August 10, 2010

“ORION: National Treasure meets Firefly in this swashbuckling space opera…”

Why don’t they just BRING BACK FIREFLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gorram Reavers…

8. SirMartman - August 10, 2010

I wonder when George Lucas will do “Star Wars the Holiday Special,Special Edition DvD.

:oD

9. Phaser Guy - August 10, 2010

Yeah, if Torchwood can go on for years, Firefly should be brought back.

10. Spectre 7 - August 10, 2010

• “You suck. Please don’t ruin Star Trek by ending it in Klingon purgatory.”

lol!

I’m telling you, the totem is still spinning so JJ & writers: time to lay your asses down on the rail tracks and wake up!

It was all just a bad dream!

11. skyjedi - August 10, 2010

I hope the live action tv star wars never airs. Has George Lucas not already done enough to ruin star wars. First the 1997 special editions, then the prequels ten the 2004 special editions. Then he ruined indiana jones with harry ford and stevie spielbergs help.

12. Captain Conrad - August 10, 2010

“The Star Wars live action show is on hold cause of cost.” Oh please George! Like you don’t have enough money to put into the production yourself!!!!!

13. Phaser Guy - August 10, 2010

12. The Clone Wars is an animated Star Wars show that has been running on Cartoon Network that Lucas funds himself. Lucas has been trying to get the live action show off the ground since 2005. Lucas probably does have enough money to do it, but I’m sure he doesn’t want to do cheap Syfy like a Stargate or Farscape type show.

14. Red Dead Ryan - August 10, 2010

#12

It may be that Mr.Lucas is questioning whether a live-action “Star Wars” show can be done convincingly, thus he doesn’t want to spend his own money. Hopefully, he considers cancelling his proposed “comedy” series as well, but I don’t want to push my luck.

On the other hand, an animated “Star Wars” series set during the time of the original trilogy would be swell! The “Clone Wars” cartoon is a lot of fun.

15. Phaser Guy - August 10, 2010

The live action show is supposed to take place after ROTS and before ANH. It would have been cool. I think the Clone Wars show is great, too.

16. Red Dead Ryan - August 10, 2010

Live action “Star Wars” works better on the big screen, IMO, anyway.

17. Hat Rick - August 10, 2010

I sort of wish shows like “Smallville” and “V” were filmed in Hollywood again, and not “Hollywood North” (Vancouver). With all due respect to our friends up north, Southern Californians need the jobs, particularly because our tax base is in the toilet these days. California is in a budget crisis yet again, and it doesn’t look good.

Even considering the tax breaks, etc., that Vancouver and other non-Hollywood locations must be giving to entice production companies to shoot in their communities, costs are apparently still rising, as the Lucas comment seems to support.

The economy of North America — now even Canada — is clearly still in a lot of trouble.

18. Flash Gordon - August 10, 2010

Space opera? Spaceships? On Syfy? What happened?!

19. Phaser Guy - August 10, 2010

California is in the dumps for money. It’s no wonder not a lot of movies or TV is shot there anymore.

20. 4 8 15 16 23 42 - August 11, 2010

I’m a native Californian, and I am happy that more stuff is made outside Hollywood these days…. I think it’s HBO and Showtime, with Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, Brotherhood, Dexter, True Blood, and so on that have really shown how refreshing it is to feature locales that are not just a studio backlot.

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Re: Star Wars Live Action TV show — this is disappointing news. I like the Clone Wars animated series fine, but there’s nothing like live action for me. A real SW-themed drama akin to Ron Moore’s BSG could really float my boat.

21. 4 8 15 16 23 42 - August 11, 2010

Come to think of it, just film the plot of The Force Unleashed as a TV show, and I’m in!

22. Phaser Guy - August 11, 2010

A Star Wars TV show based on Rogue Squadron would be incredible.

23. locutus - August 11, 2010

how much money does goerge have? im sure he could fund the show himself.

really looking forward to more star wars.

24. John - August 11, 2010

RTD makes me laugh so hard. Oh you.

new Torchwood certainly sounds interesting

25. Mikey1091 - August 11, 2010

YES! The Clone Wars news! Been waiting to hear when Season Three was coming for a long time! Good thing to know it’s coming earlier than I expected!

26. GraniteTrek - August 11, 2010

Bruce Campbell should sue SyFy for stealing the concept of his “My Name Is Bruce” movie to create the series “Legendary”. The plot’s the same in both!!

27. Trek Nerd Central - August 11, 2010

Regarding “Lost” — I just don’t get all the vitriol spewed at Lindelof & company. I thought the series finale was brilliantly done and emotionally satisfying on so many levels. Really deeply moving stuff.

Anyway, I wonder what show all these haters thought they were watching for six years. “Lost” was overtly spiritual from the get-go. That was always one of its major components, and it only became more manifest over time.

28. Yojimbo - August 11, 2010

“Naught for Hire” looks awesome. Looking forward to it! :D

29. Chain of Command - August 11, 2010

So…..10 ten minute webisodes for a(nother) BSG prequel? Why not just make one 2 hour and twenty minute movie?

30. Chain of Command - August 11, 2010

Errr….wouldn’t that be an hour and 40 minutes? Oops

31. Sophia Walker - August 11, 2010

I’m glad Torchwood is coming back, The Children of Earth was great.

32. Lore - August 11, 2010

#29 & #30 You forget ancient chinese proverb about show business. Always leave em wanting more.

33. Captain Hackett - August 11, 2010

Whoooooooooo! Diane is backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk! :D

34. Ashley - August 11, 2010

Yessssss! More BSG! :D Wooo! ^_^ *dances*

That Alabama show seems pretty interesting too. At first I thought it would be a cheap-looking straight-up parody laugh-track comedy type dealy, but now it’s gritty? And filmed on a submarine? And similar to Das Boot?! Crazy. They’ve definitely got my attention! Hope it turns out to be a respectable show in it’s own way and not solely relying on clichés and parody.

35. Andy Patterson - August 11, 2010

“No Ordinary Family” looks kinda cool. Basically an amalgam of Marvel heroes and the Fantastic Four. Basically, once again, FF done again….and once again done better.

36. Desstruxion - August 11, 2010

Wow…..lot’s of crap on the horizon.

37. Captain Dunsel - August 11, 2010

#7: F-ing A, brotha

38. Rick Laweson - August 11, 2010

Another BSG spin off? Oh why?

39. Phaser Guy - August 11, 2010

Well, Syfy finally did it. They made Sci Fi Boring.

40. Hat Rick - August 11, 2010

I can’t remember if Diana from the original V series died or not. I think she killed her boss, the head lizard commander, but what happened in the end? I just saw it again last year, but I can’t remember.

That series looks so campy these days. But in a good way.

41. OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY - August 11, 2010

40. Hat Rick she escaped on a shuttle and then embarked on a nasty V the tv weakly show
same old plot of humans vs the resistance. google Nathan Bates and it will give you a good idea.

it was cheesy

42. OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY - August 11, 2010

Regarding Caprica, I am guessing that they went slow with series 1 part 1 to gradually introduce them into the world of the 12 colonies….
BIG MISTAKE, they alienated BSG fans and the new people that tuned in where confused, bored and left.

43. Sebastian - August 11, 2010

They’ve (Lucas and his people) been promising a live-action Star Wars TV series on/off for about 6 years or so. I don’t believe it’ll ever happen, and in my opinion it never should. It would seem the magic of the original Star Wars is best left as a good memory and any attempts to duplicate it or over-explain it will only sully the original (as the countless, boring Clone Wars’ cartoons do on a weekly basis). When I was a kid, I often wondered what happened during the cryptically mentioned “clone wars.”
Now, I am sorry I asked!

As for Caprica, while I do enjoy the show a bit (though not with the fervor I enjoyed BSG), I think #42 Olley makes a valid point; my wife and several of my BSG loving friends all fell off of the Caprica bandwagon after about 6 episodes or so (and we were ALL a hardcore BSG group; we used to make BSG nights a group event). Too bad. I’ll still watch Caprica, as I find it an interesting (if not must-see) show, but I don’t think it’ll be around long enough to properly tell the rest of the story and that is a shame….

44. denny cranium - August 11, 2010

caprica looks interesting.

45. Phaser Guy - August 11, 2010

We don’t know what happened to Diana, because the V series ended before they could resolve it. She flew off in a shuttle with Kyle and the Starchild aboard.

46. Hat Rick - August 12, 2010

Olley, 41, and Phaser Guy, 45, thank you both for your response!

That Diana was one mean b-word. ;-)

47. Dom - August 12, 2010

Jane Badler as Diana does conjure up the intriguing possibility that the new V is set on a different version of Earth from the one seen in the original V but that somehow perhaps is int the same universe . . .

48. Brett Campbell - August 12, 2010

1 & 36 – I couldn’t agree more!

I’d rather watch a version of “Jeopardy” with categories based on “Trek,” sci-fi, horror, and fantasy (and literary incarnations of these, not just mass media ones) than any of this stuff.

49. Dr. Image - August 12, 2010

Those tweets re: Lost are dead on. Especially Abrams!

50. devonp - August 12, 2010

Diana Rocks! Best Sci-Fi Villainess ever!

51. FlyingWok - August 12, 2010

I hope Legendary also nods to Kevin Sorbo’s other franchise, “Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda”. Even though the first season was really good… the rest of it was a bit meh, which makes it ripe for a bit of poking fun at.

I mean, his character had a pretty clunky name (Dylan Hunt) and an absolutely terrible catch phrase (“Let’s bring it!”).

52. skyjedi - August 12, 2010

For those gushing over the new galactica i hated it. It was politics garbage, like the west wing in outer space. The only thing i appreciated was the new starbuck, and her story arc up to a certain point before it nuked the fridge.

I like the space opera cheesyness of the original such as it is a poor man’s star wars, and i like Dirks Starbuck with the cigar chomping and gambling, ladies man motif, even if he was just a bad ripoff of Han Solo from star wars.

53. Crewman Darnell - August 12, 2010

The confirmation of Jane Badler is exciting news for the new V series. Just what I was hoping for.

54. Robert Bernardo - August 13, 2010

Oh, yeah! Jane Badler on V! I want to see how Jane’s character and Morena’s character interact with each other. It should be good!

“But mom…”

“One more word from you and…”

;)

55. Will - August 13, 2010

The reference to the 3D CGI render doesn’t mean that the BSG webisode series would be shot in 3D, it means that there is a 3D computer model of the bridge which actors can be greenscreened into. I.e. they were saying they don’t have to build any sets. You misread it as a statement about 3D vision.

56. trekboi - August 15, 2010

glad Jane Badler is finally on V – she mentioned talking to producers long ago- glad it happened

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