Sci-Fi TV Update: Robert Picardo’s “Monsterwolf” Coming To Syfy in October + Full Syfy Fall Schedule

Syfy has been getting a lot of buzz for their upcoming origninal movie Sharktopus, but they have another Syfy monster movie coming this fall with Monsterwolf, starring Star Trek Voyager’s Doctor, Robert Picardo. More details on that, plus we have a Sci-Fi TV update with Syfy’s full fall schedule below.


Picardo unleashes Monsterwolf for Syfy

Robert Picardo is following in the footsteps of his Star Trek Voyager co-star Robert Beltran (who can forget the 2005 Sci-Fi Channel movie "Manticore"?). Today Syfy released their full fall schedule, which includes the announcement of Saturday October 9th as the premiere of another one of their original Saturday Syfy movies: "Monsterwolf", which stars Picardo. Here is the summary:

On the outskirts of a small Louisiana town, a drilling crew sets blast charges to tap an oil deposit — releasing the Kachinawaya, a Native American animal spirit meant to protect Indian lands from invaders. Stars Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Jason London (Wildfire). A production of Active Entertainment.

Here is the trailer:

And here is the poster:

For more visit the Monsterwolf Facebook page.


And here is all the rest of the Syfy news

Press Release






New York, New York — August 18, 2010 — Syfy’s 2010 Fall Programming spans the imagination with new seasons of powerhouses Stargate Universe and Sanctuary, (both moving to Tuesdays), Ghost Hunters, Scare Tactics and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, Destination Truth traveling to Thursdays, and WWE Friday Night SmackDown climbing into the Syfy ring beginning October 1.

The Autumn primetime schedule also features the premieres of Hollywood Treasure (formerly Hunting Hollywood) and Beast Legends.

For the first time, Syfy’s two most popular original scripted series — Eureka and Warehouse 13 — will debut special stand-alone holiday episodes in December, showcasing guests stars Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live) and Matt Frewer (Eureka), and Judd Hirsch and Paul Blackthorne (Warehouse 13).

Upcoming popular Syfy Saturday Original Movies include Roger Corman’s highly anticipated Sharktopus on September 25.

Following are highlights of Syfy’s Fall Programming schedule (all times ET/PT):

Unscripted Programming

GHOST HUNTERS — Returns Wednesday, August 25, at 9PM — The fall season of Jason, Grant and the rest of The Atlantic Paranormal Society will feature some of the team’s most thrilling locales, including cases at the famous Philadelphia Zoo and the Baseball Hall of Fame. The crew kicks it off with an investigation at the historic Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, New York, where they come away with stunning video evidence of paranormal activity. In addition, the crew will host a trio of special guest investigators at Atlanta’s Rhodes Hall: Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Sheree Whitfield, NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak. Ghost Hunters is produced in association with Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Films and Television (Dirty Jobs, The Ultimate Fighter, My Fair Wedding). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Rob Katz and Alan David, serve as executive producers.

DESTINATION TRUTH — Season 4 Premieres Thursday, September 9 @ 9pm (NEW NIGHT & TIME) — Syfy’s hit adventure travel series Destination Truth will return for season four — as anchor of the new Thursday night reality block — with host Josh Gates taking viewers around the globe in eight all-new episodes, traveling to the farthest corners of the earth in search of answers behind some of the world’s most intriguing unanswered mysteries. The crew’s itinerary will include investigations in Madagascar, Tanzania, Guam, Kenya and Cambodia. The team will also conduct the first underwater paranormal investigation when they travel to a remote Micronesian island to search for the spirits dwelling in a sunken fleet. The season kicks off with a trip to Pompeii, where Josh and crew conduct the very first overnight paranormal investigation in the famous ancient city.

Since premiering in June 2007, Destination Truth has grown in viewership each season, and reached an average of 2.2 million viewers per week in season 3.5 (airing Spring 2010), its most-watched season ever.

Destination Truth is Executive Produced by Brad Kuhlman for Ping Pong Productions (1000 Places to See Before You Die, Celebrity Rehab, FM Nation). Bobby Pura and Josh Gates will serve as co-executive producers.

BEAST LEGENDS — Series Premiere Thursday, September 9, at 10PM — The six-part series journeys around the world using scientific data to reconstruct what mythological monsters, from Krakens and Griffins to Fire Dragons, would have been like — if they had ever existed. In each of the hour-long episodes, Beast Legends uncovers historical and eyewitness accounts by zeroing in on archaeological and other physical evidence to assemble the most accurate picture possible of these monsters, from where they might have lived to how they would have behaved. The show then uses the information to create incredibly realistic CG animations of the creatures. Executive Producers of Beast Legends are Pauline Duffy and Elliott Halpern. Series Director is Robin Bicknell. For Canwest: Production Executive Nick Crowe and V-P, Factual Content, Michael Kot. Beast Legends is produced by Yap Films in association with Canwest, Syfy and BBC Worldwide, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund and
Rogers Cable Network Fund, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.

SCARE TACTICS — Returns for Fourth Season Monday, October 4, at 9PM — Hosted by Tracy Morgan, star of 30 Rock. Set-up by friends and loved ones, unsuspecting victims are placed into elaborately staged scary situations involving movie-style special effects and makeup. The horror hoaxes are skillfully designed to tap into the wildest fears of the prank’s prey. Viewers laugh along to the hilarious reactions of the show’s "stars" as they are caught off guard and on camera. Scott Hallock and Kevin Healey of Hallock Healey Entertainment are the executive producers and creators of Scare Tactics. Morgan also serves as an executive producer.

FACT OR FAKED: PARANORMAL FILES — Series Return Thursday, November 4, at 9PM — Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, Syfy’s new break-out hit summer series, continues with its mission to uncover the truth behind some of the most compelling, mystifying and seemingly unexplainable images caught on camera and posted on the Internet. The series features former FBI Special Agent Ben Hansen, lead scientist Bill Murphy, effects specialist Larry Caughlin, journalist Jael De Pardo, photography expert Chi-Lan Lieu and stunt expert Austin Porter. Their quarry is comprised of all unnatural phenomena including ghosts, poltergeist activity, UFOs, strange creature sightings, and unknown energy anomalies. Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files is executive produced by John Brenkus and Mickey Stern for BASE Productions, and is a co-production with Universal Networks International.

HOLLYWOOD TREASURE — Series Premiere Thursday, November 4, at 10PM — Hollywood Treasure is a one-hour, weekly documentary-reality series about the high stakes world of collecting showbiz and pop culture memorabilia, including science fiction and fantasy props and costumes. The series follows Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History and the world’s largest auctioneer of original movie, television and pop culture collectibles, as he and his crew search for the most compelling, rare, and sought-after Hollywood memorabilia, from the Wicked Witch of the West’s hat and the vintage Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car to Mary Poppins’ carpet bag.

Hollywood Treasure is produced by Shevick*Zupon Entertainment. Jerry Shevick, Mark Zupon and Bruce Toms are executive producers, and co-executive producer is Steve Longo.

Scripted Programming

STARGATE UNIVERSE — Season 2 Premieres Tuesday, September 28, at 9PM (NEW NIGHT) — Stargate Universe returns with 20 all-new episodes for season two. SGU follows a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians, who must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth. In the new season, the team fights to take back the ship from the Lucian Alliance, who transported themselves on board Destiny with plans to take control. The team also discovers their true mission. It’s not about going home, it’s about going further. Season two guest stars include Robert Knepper (Heroes, Prison Break) and Julie McNiven (Supernatural, Mad Men) for a multi-episode arc in which they portray members of the Lucian Alliance. Also, series star Robert Carlyle makes his directorial debut in episode 4, Pathogen. Robert Cooper and Brad
Wright, of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, serve as executive producers and writers. SGU is produced and distributed by MGM Worldwide Television Distribution.

SANCTUARY — Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, September 28 at 10pm (NEW NIGHT) — Syfy’s original series Sanctuary returns this fall with an all-new 20-episode season. Season three picks up from the adrenaline-fueled action of season two, which raised the stakes for the brilliant scientist Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and her team, who use their unique combination of instinct, medicine and cutting-edge science and technology to find and aid a clandestine population of beings that the world refuses to believe exist. In season three, the team will face a host of new and daunting abnormals, embark on adventures with both new and familiar faces and unravel some of the secrets woven through the Sanctuary’s rich past.

This season will also feature a two-episode arc for guest-star Polly Walker (Caprica, Rome). Sanctuary also stars Robin Dunne as forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman, Agam Darshi as the quick-witted Kate Freelander, Ryan Robbins as tech wiz Henry Foss and Christopher Heyerdahl as the sinister John Druitt.

One of television’s most groundbreaking series, shooting almost entirely on green screen, Sanctuary was the first television series in North America to use the RED camera exclusively. Its stunning visual effects were nominated for a 2008 Emmy Award. Created by Damian Kindler (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis), Sanctuary is produced in association with Syfy and is distributed by Tricon Films and Television. Season three of the series is executive produced by Damian Kindler, Amanda Tapping, Martin Wood, Keith Beedie and Tricon Films.

WAREHOUSE 13/EUREKA HOLIDAY SPECIALS — Premieres in December — For the first time, Syfy’s two most popular original scripted series will debut special stand-alone holiday episodes. On Warehouse 13, Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) are called upon to hunt down a malevolent Santa Claus — who terrorizes guest star Paul Blackthorne — while Artie (Saul Rubinek) and his estranged father, Isadore Weisfelt (guest star Judd Hirsch), reunite after 30 years.

On Eureka, Global Dynamics staffer Dr. Noah Drummer (Chris Parnell/Saturday Night Live) nearly absconds with a volatile experiment. The halls get seriously decked when Dr. Drummer’s unstable hydrogen crystal starts to grow at a frightening rate. Carter (Colin Ferguson) and Henry (Joe Morton) attempt to deal with the potentially explosive crystal, but before long the true scope of the problem is revealed. Former series regular Matt Frewer also returns as Taggert.

Both series are produced and distributed by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) is executive producer and showrunner of Warehouse 13. Co-creator Jaime Paglia and Bruce Miller are executive producers of Eureka.

WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN — Syfy Series Premiere Friday, October 1, at 8PM — The ultimate in imagination-based sports entertainment, WWE Friday Night SmackDown® moves to its new home on Syfy. The two-hour show, one of the longest-running, weekly episodic programs on television, features a star-studded cast of WWE Superstars and Divas including The Big Show, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger, Kelly Kelly, Undertaker®, Rey Mysterio®, CM Punk®, Cody Rhodes®, Michelle McCool®, Kelly Kelly and Layla.

Saturday Original Movies

MANDRAKE — Premieres Saturday, September 11, at 9PM — A group of researchers in search of a mystical Spanish dagger are attacked by a cursed and sentient tree root – the Mandrake. The Mandrake dispatches the researchers one by one and will not be stopped until the dagger is returned to its rightful resting place. Stars Betsy Russell (Saw III, IV, V, VI) and Benito Martinez (The Shield, Saving Grace). A production of Cinetel.

SHARKTOPUS — Premieres Saturday, September 25, at 9PM — Research scientist (Eric Roberts/The Dark Knight, Heroes) and his brilliant daughter develop a secret military weapon — a hybrid shark/octopus that can be controlled by electrical implants. But when the controls break down, the monster goes on a killing rampage at the resort beaches of Mexico. With a trailer that has gone wildly viral over the last month, Sharktopus is one of Syfy Saturday’s most anticipated movies of the year. Sharktopus is produced by Roger Corman and Julie Corman, and directed by Declan O’Brien (Wrong Turn 3, Cyclops, Monster Ark, Rock Monster).

MONSTERWOLF — Premieres Saturday, October 9, at 9PM — On the outskirts of a small Louisiana town, a drilling crew sets blast charges to tap an oil deposit — releasing the Kachinawaya, a Native American animal spirit meant to protect Indian lands from invaders. Stars Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Jason London (Wildfire). A production of Active Entertainment.

FOSSILS (wt) — Premieres TBD — Directed by Colin Ferguson/Eureka. When a novelty store owner accidentally brings life to three dinosaur fossils, the giant dinos wreak havoc on the small town and local university. With the help of some townspeople, the Sheriff fights off the giant beasts. Stars Raoul Trujillo (True Blood) and Steven Brand (The Scorpion King). A production of UFO International Productions.

THE LOST FUTURE – Premieres TBD — Starring Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings), The Lost Future is set in an exotic and dangerous world in which an isolated tribe battles for survival in a landscape overrun by terrible beasts carrying a mysterious and deadly illness. A production of Tandem Communications GMBH.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

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It’s always good to see Robert Picardo on a regular basis.

“Sharktopus”. How original. What’s next, “Monsterpus”

Ahem … Firefly?

Ed Wood would be proud.

“Peek-a-boo” — A SyFy Original Movie! When an unemployed nuclear scientist plays a black magic version of peek-a-boo with his two-year-old son, all hell breaks loose on the peaceful village of Sunnyville as the mutated child possessed with the reincarnated spirits of Heinrich Himmler and Captain Kangaroo wrecks havoc in a hail of flaming ping-pong balls while in a desperate search for his lost binky.

This fall on SyFy!

Might check this one out… even if it’s just to see Robert Picardo again.

Maggotron – When science expert Colt Balderson attempts to repair his aging Walkman using genetically altered, bio-luminescent, 1/4 cybernetic maggots cursed by a Gypsy prostitute on the grounds of the Buchenwald concentration camp with the help of Vincent Price’s undead Turkish bootleg film director lover, things go slightly awry and flesh gets sucked off of bone in this Syfy original directed by the Octomom.

Also starring Michael Ironside as Vercingetorix and Lou Diamond Phillips as Vercingetorix’s moped.


Okay, you win. That was way funnier than mine! :D

#8. It isn’t a competition. I laughed out loud at yours and it inspired me, héhé.

Ok. Scify is realy tring to bring in the Ratings. I guess that is why they are bringing a non scifi program like WWE Smackdown. Yes it will bring in the ratings and im sure Scyfi will do a lot of promoting of there shows. So I gues im ok with that. I like some of the things they have coming up. Stargateunivers and Where House 13.


Oh, thanks! I almost fell out of my chair while reading yours. I wonder if those hacks at SyFy are reading…

# 5,7,9. You made. My nite thanks! But everything is true! Let’s have their good shows + all the trek series like in syfy Austrailia! Put the. Wrestling on sports. South or start a wrestling channel 24/7 so everyone wins!

Bob’s agent – Bob, I’ve lined up a starring role for you on SyFy’s move of the week…
Bob Picardo, on the phone – “ka-chik…KA-PLOW thud”
Bob’s agent – Bob…Bob…pick up the phone…bob..bob!!

another career suicide brought to you by SyFy, Friday at 9 central, 8 pacific..

“Attack of the Giant Crawfish in 3D!”

Giant mutated crawfish caused by the BP oil spill wreak havoc on a small Cajun town near the Gulf of Mexico. Tearing a path of destruction to New Orleans, blacks and whites unite to lure the stupid creatures downtown and create a Jumbo Gumbo pot out of the Superdome and make Crawfish Etouffe for the entire city.

#13 EXCELLANT! I’m laughing again! Good job maybe it could syfy from bad movies

Sharktopus? I guess Mega Shark and Giant Octopus really were getting friendly.

The good side however is the Eureka and warehouse 13 Christmas specials. What a great ideam a wonderful celebration. To bad a xmas Sanctuary special could be done. Bet it could enchanting.

Didn’t know Picardo was in DS9. Must have ment to say Stargate Atlantis. I’ll be missing most of these movies, though I may watch Sharktopus just for the bad FX.

Love Haven, WH 13, Eureka, Fact Or Faked, Sanctury & GH though.

Oh Jeez…… SyFi movies = Epic Fail.


It is funny they rate one appearance of DS9 over his work on Atlantis, but go figure.

Fun fact: SyFy headquarters is run off generators powered by the rapidly spinning corpses of Arthur C Clarke and Isaac Asimov…

Robert Picardo was the gym teacher on “The Wonder Years”. He also guest starred on an episode of “Home Improvement”.

Hey, the check didn’t bounce, right??

How can the network that gave us the brilliantly reimagined “Dune” and “Battlestar Galactica” series cook up such wretched, hard-to-swallow crap like “Monsterwolf” “Sharktopus” “Manticore” and “Raptor Island??”

These movies would have to reach up on tiptoes to scratch the leathery, crusty underbelly of most 1970s’ Drive-In/Grindhouse fare. And the sad part? They actually manage to get nice actors like Robert Picardo and John Rhys-Davies (fresh off the Lord of the Rings trilogy!).

Go figure.

And #21?

That was both hilarious and absolutely right on! ; )

An original movie coming this fall the Syfy: THE REVENGE OF ALF.

A washed-up middle-aged bioscience lab tech accidentally is contaminated with the spores of a newly self-aware parasite. When he cuddles his favorite stuffed animal late that night, the spores find a friendly, unwashed, host and begin to multiply…bringing the stuffed animal to life! It walks, it talks, it insults everyone it sees – ALF is back, and this time he’s MAD.

WTF WWE smackdown on syfy? well pro wrestling might as well be science fiction anyways…

but good luck with that, neighbors!

My Space channel in Canada will remain WWE-FREE

I can’t wait for “Drugula vs. Monsterbation”, “Attack of the Loch Ness Yeti” & “Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death ” … oh wait, that last one is an actual movie….

Come on guys, “Monsterwolf” doesn’t look “Eegah” bad. I mean look at Leonor Varela. She’s hot. And I have no idea who she is. The trailer looks interesting. Maybe with its Native American plotline, we might get a cameo from Chakotay. Maybe Monsterwolf is Neelix’s spirit-animal guide. Okay, there’s a chance it’s going to be craptastic. But nowhere near the mark set by “Sharktopus.”

I reiiterate this possible plot point for “Sharktopus.” Trailer below. Everybody is going to guess that Eric Roberts’ character is going to meet his death at the hands of his creation, the Sharktopus. I say no way, judging from the trailer. Sharktopus likes to eat girls in bikinis, not ham!

When did Eric Roberts sink to the depths of Sharktopus?

No one complaining about lens flares? :)

And these are the guys (SY FY Network) you people want to put in charge of a new Trek serie with Capt Pike?

Cloverfield Vs GodZilla Vs KingKong with Special Guest Referee the Raptor. Only on the Scify Channel at 9pm right after WWE Smackdown.

My son in Law solved the syfy problem! Installed global satilite tv software on his PC. So we also can get The Space Channel it is good real scifi…note the spelling. And folks its completely legal only a one shot 45 dollar fee. Can get 4cifi sister channels very cool! 1600 global channels! Great scifi and no wrestling!

Mandrake=From Hell It Came. Probably not as good, though…

What a bunch of crap. And they cancelled MST3K for more of this??

Fake Wrestling is not science fiction.

The reason Scify is bringing in the WWE is because it does not realy cost them anything and it will get them they can do there Monster Movies that realy suck. I would rather Scyfy do some Godzilla Movies or something. But what they should do is bring back Battlestar Galactica but set in the first Cylon War and do some more Star Gate Movies and maybe bring back Firefly and try and come up with some more orignal programing. Maybe a new Superhero show.

What a lineup of absolute garbage. I particularly love how they try to sell the pro wrestling show: “The ultimate in imagination-based sports entertainment”.

You’d think this network would entertain the idea of adapting one – JUST ONE!!! – classic science fiction novel every once in a while, if only to actually try and justify its moniker.

@10, 37. If you think about it, fake wrestling is another form of science fiction and fantasy (don’t forget SyFy can also stand for Science FantasY.)

In fake wrestling, they pretend to manipulate the laws of physics and especially human physiology, pretend they can do things that the human body can’t really do via pantomime, and then create imagined human reactions to all the situations. Very much science fiction.

Now, if they pretend some of the wrestlers have super-powers…. they are wearing the outfits already….

I mean who knows! They might even branch into politics and have one of their characters elected the U.S. Senate! 8-O

#3, we have the same thought. Every time I see a new promo for Mansquito, Sharkasaurus or DinoMonster, I think to myself “they recycle this endless bile, and we can’t get season 2 of quality shows like Firefly?”

Sci Fi, you know what to do, if you want to astound us with joy. Serenity Now!

#39. You are right. I mean. They have the Undertaker who can turn the lights out with his Arms lowering. They have Kane who can make Fire with his arms. I think at one point they had a guy called the Boogie man who ate worms. The even had a guy called the Hurricane who had a alterego who was a reporter. I do miss the old days when you had these guys at least pretend it was real.

Oh yes. Linda Mccman for Senater. Not as crazy as a Wrestler as Gov of Minnisota or an Actor as Gov of Ca.

SyFy presents – Mansquito Vs Sarktopus Vs Pyton Vs Boa Vs King Cobra Vs Giant Alligator Vs Ice Spiders Vs Yeti Vs Sasquatch Vs Mut-ant Vs Viewers who hate this sort of garbage….. This fall on SyFy !

Starring – Mike J Nelson, Joel Robertson, Mary Jo Phel, Frank Conniff, and a cast of millions, all who riff the heck out of SyFy’s made for Cable Films…

Riff-Raff Drive-In Theater 9001, it’s over 9000 !

“Invaders from Uranus”… crass?

@2. Electron – “Sharktopus”. How original. What’s next, “Monsterpus”

No, its going to be a Bond crossover – SharktoPussy.

(BTW, *not* the same Cap’n as #40, though I agree with him/her/it)

#44 I think its spelled Ur-anus! But again spelling is not my fortay. But you have to step in an realy keep me laughing!! Great job people! I may have to change my clothes! Either get some dcent scifi like trek,firefly,BSG, babylon 5, etc back on you will be renamed Ur-anus channel for your crap that keeps coming out of. Ur-anus

Imagine greater…HOW?

I would suggest that everyone should send their syfy stories to those bozos. As a sediment how we feel about their suctipuss or shark to whatus that BP spill mutant. Or what ever. The trouble is they will realy make movies out of these paradies and you will get screwed out your royalties. Copy right! But again they need all the help they can get

I’ve been finding myself referring to SyFy as “Skeevy”… methinks it is more and more appropriate….

And to think, back in 1992 when the Sci Fi Channel was just starting out, Gene Roddenberry and Isaac Asimov were network advisors. How low this channel has sunk.

And #35 – I totally agree. They should never have cancelled MST3K, but that was one of the first things Bonnie Hammer did when she took over the network. I think her exact words were “I can’t wait to get rid of that damn puppet show”.