In Sci-Fi TV this week, we have news on the early season two renewal of Game of Thrones, updates on the Wonder Woman pilot, Leonard Nimoy discussing Fringe, season six of Doctor Who begins, plus we get an extended look at Steven Spielberg’s upcoming TNT series Falling Skies. All that plus much more, including the latest television ratings, and new images and video previews.
GENRE TV NEWS
Game of Thrones renewed for second season
After a solid premiere, HBO has renewed "Game of Thrones" for a second season. The series debuted last Sunday with 2.2M viewers and a 0.9 A18-49 rating in its initial broadcast and drew a cumulative audience of 4.2M viewers when factoring in two additional airings on HBO:
“We are delighted by the way David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have brought George R.R. Martin’s amazing book series to the screen, and thrilled by the support of the media and our viewers,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “This is the continuation of an exciting creative partnership.”
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, GAME OF THRONES follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power in a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime.
Click here to read the rest of the press release. In other news, George R.R. Martin revealed to Variety what section he’ll be writing for the second season [SPOILERS]:
”… the novelist, who writes one teleplay per season, will pen the Battle of the Blackwater, a huge army/navy slugfest that takes up several chapters in the second book, “A Clash of Kings” (and could be, um, expensive).”
Here are two clips from tomorrow’s episode "The Kingsroad".
Ep. 2 Clip – Jaime and Jon in Winterfell Courtyard
Ep. 2 Clip – Dany with Her Handmaidens
Interview with Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) [Moviesblog | MTV]
Interview with Sean Bean (Ned Stark) [Moviesblog | MTV]
Previously on TrekMovie.com: John de Lancie joins Torchwood + Stargate TV and DVD movies shut down
Star Trek: The Next Generation’s enigmatic Q John De Lancie is headed to another sci-fi series, this time the new season of Torchwood titled "Torchwood: Miracle Day". And in other sci-fi TV news, the Stargate franchise seems to have been completely put to an end (or at least hibernation) with the announcement that all Stargate DVD movie projects (including one with Voyager’s Bob Picardo) have been stopped.
Read this complete TrekMovie.com article here
Merlin season three draws series high 1.87M viewers
Syfy may be having problems scoring a hit with their original drama programming, but UK import "Merlin" continues to post strong numbers for the network. In fact, the season three finale drew a series-high 1.87M viewers and a 1.3 HH coverage rating. The episode also drew a season-high 788,000 A25-54 and 621,000 (a 0.5 rating) A18-49 and was up across all three categories from the week prior (+31% among viewers, +30% in A18-49 and +20% in A25-54).
Syfy renews Scare Tactics for fifth season
Syfy has renewed its hit hidden camera reality series "Scare Tactics" for a fifth season. The fifth season pick-up is for 13 episodes and actor/comedian Tracy Morgan will return as host and executive producer:
Syfy has re-upped its frighteningly funny hidden camera reality series Scare Tactics for a fifth season, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. Actor/comedian Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) will return as host and executive producer for the half-hour, 13-episode pick-up order. Season Five of Scare Tactics begins production this spring and is scheduled to premiere Fall 2012.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing back Scare Tactics for another season,” said Stern. “Tracy is the ultimate prankster and Syfy fans will absolutely enjoy a new round of hilarious episodes,” said Stern.
Watch five minutes of footage from Steven Spielberg’s Falling Skies
TNT has released a five-minute sneak peek at the upcoming Steven Spielberg-produced post-apocalyptic alien-invasion series "Falling Skies". The sneak peek was shown to those in attendance at this year’s WonderCon.
"Falling Skies" premieres June 19 on TNT.
Leonard Nimoy discusses his return to Fringe
Here’s an interview with Leonard Nimoy discussing his role as William Bell on the Fox series "Fringe":
In other news, executive producer Jeff Pinkner discussed the rest of this season, confirming that a beloved character will die and that a third alternate universe isn’t in the cards…yet:
"Somebody who we all love deeply will die," confirmed Pinkner. "We’re not introducing a third world. There’s our world, and then there’s the world that Peter was taken from as a baby. … And we still have plenty of story to tell just in those two worlds. And maybe at some point in the future there will be a third world, but not yet."
Pinkner added that the final three episodes of the season will open up a new chapter for season four:
"In the last three episodes we’re always trying to finish the season off with opening a brand-new chapter for next season, and put the show in a new context for our viewers. So we can tell you that we’ve tried to achieve that this year as well."
"Hopefully it will be wholly unexpected and also re-contextualize the story of season three in a really cool way, and be fun and entertaining and mind-blowing," Pinkner added.
Pinkner also revealed that the show will continue to exist between both universes:
"It’s not going to end. That’s our plan to go forward," said Pinkner. Traveling back and forth between the universes is the language of the series now."
Check out an interview with Anna Torv at NYPost. "Fringe" airs Friday night’s at 9PM on Fox.
Promo for episode 3×21 – "The Last Sam Weiss" [YouTube]
Sneak peek at "The Last Sam Weiss" [YouTube]
Doctor Who returns with sixth season + R.I.P. Elisabeth Sladen
"Doctor Who" premiered its sixth season today on BBC One in the UK and BBC America here in the US. Check out interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill embedded below [via Life, Doctor Who And Combom].
Sadly, actress Elisabeth Sladen passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 63. Tom Baker, David Tennant and Matt Smith paid tribute to their former co-star [via Doctor Who News Page]:
Sarah Jane dead? No, impossible! Impossible. Only last week I agreed to do six new audio adventures with her for Big Finish Productions. She can’t be dead. But she is: she died yesterday morning. Cancer. I had no idea she was ill; she was so private, never wanted any fuss, and now, gone. A terrible blow to her friends and a shattering blow for all those fans of the programme whose lives were touched every Saturday evening by her lovely heroic character, Sarah-Jane Smith. … Those sweet memories of happy days with Lis Sladen, the lovely, witty, kind and so talented Lis Sladen. I am consoled by the memories. I was there, I knew her, she was good to me and I shall always be grateful, and I shall miss her.
Full tribute is here
I just can’t believe that Lis is gone. She seemed invincible. The same woman who enchanted my childhood, enchanted my time on Doctor Who and enchanted generations who have watched her and fallen in love with her – just like I did. I feel very honoured to have shared a TARDIS with Sarah Jane Smith, and I feel very lucky to have shared some time with Lis Sladen. She was extraordinary.
What struck me about Lis was her grace. She welcomed me, educated me, and delighted me with her tales and adventures on Doctor Who. And she also seemed to have a quality of youth that not many people retain as they go through life. Her grace and kindness will stay with me because she had such qualities in abundance and shared them freely. I will miss her, as will the world of Doctor Who and all the Doctors that had the good pleasure to work with Lis Sladen and travel the universe with Sarah Jane.
Sixth doctor Colin Baker paid tribute via Twitter:
Very sad to hear of the death of Lis Sladen. Great sympathy for her husband and daughter. She was far too young to be lost to them.
And here’s the official statement from BBC:
It is with much sadness that we can announce Elisabeth Sladen, the much-loved actress best known for her role as Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who and CBBC’s The Sarah Jane Adventures, passed away this morning. She was 63.
Lis first appeared as Sarah Jane in Doctor Who in 1973 alongside the Third Doctor Jon Pertwee and stayed for three and half seasons working alongside Jon and the Fourth Doctor Tom Baker. She returned to the role on numerous occasions over the years and, in 2007, was given her own spin-off series on CBBC – The Sarah Jane Adventures – where she would appear alongside new Doctors David Tennant and Matt Smith.
The Sarah Jane Adventures brought Lis a whole new generation of fans who grew up to love her alien-busting adventures. The series was hugely popular with fans young and old and won this year’s RTS Award for best children’s drama.
Controller of CBBC Damian Kavanagh said tonight: "I’m deeply saddened and shocked by the news of Lis’ untimely death. Lis brought joy, excitement and a sense of wonder to her many fans in her role as Sarah Jane Smith. She was adored by our young audience and I know all of them will miss her as much as I will."
The creator of The Sarah Jane Adventures Russell T Davies said: "I absolutely loved Lis. She was funny and cheeky and clever and just simply wonderful. The universe was lucky to have Sarah Jane Smith; the world was lucky to have Lis."
Steven Moffat, Doctor Who’s Lead Writer and Executive Producer said: "’Never meet your heroes’ wise people say. They weren’t thinking of Lis Sladen.
"Sarah Jane Smith was everybody’s hero when I was younger, and as brave and funny and brilliant as people only ever are in stories. But many years later, when I met the real Sarah-Jane – Lis Sladen herself – she was exactly as any child ever have wanted her to be. Kind and gentle and clever; and a ferociously talented actress, of course, but in that perfectly English unassuming way.
"There are a blessed few who can carry a whole television show on their talent and charisma – but I can’t think of one other who’s done it quite so politely. I once showed my son Joshua an old episode of Doctor Who, in which Lis appeared. "But that’s Sarah Jane," he said, confused "In old Doctor Who. From years ago. How come she always look exactly the same?" It’s not a comfort today, of course, but children will still be saying that fifty years from now."
Keith Jones, Director, BBC Cymru Wales, said: "The Sarah Jane Adventures has been one of the most successful children’s programmes on television in recent years – and without Elisabeth Sladen it would not have happened. A brilliant presence on screen and on set, she brought the excitement and energy of the Doctor Who family of programmes, of which we are very proud at BBC Wales, to a whole new generation. She will be missed by all at BBC Wales who worked with her."
Roger Carey, who represented Lis for many years, said. "She was not just a client, but a dear friend. She was so positive about life and her natural energy was intoxicating. She couldn’t believe her luck when her career was resurrected in her own series."
Lis had been suffering from cancer. She leaves behind a husband, actor Brian Miller, and her daughter, Sadie.
"Doctor Who" airs every Saturday night at 9PM. Episode 6×02 – "Day of the Moon" airs next Saturday, April 30.
Season six promotional stills [more at Life, Doctor Who And Combom]
Clip from the season six premiere, "The Impossible Astronaut" [YouTube]
Watch another clip here
Interview with Karen Gillan [YouTube]
Wonder Woman gets a pilot re-write + Lynda Carter may cameo
We’ve already seen an updated costume for the NBC project Wonder Woman, now comes news that NBC has re-worked the script. Via io9:
When David E. Kelley’s draft pilot script for Wonder Woman leaked online, the early reaction was not kind, to say the least. The script included lots of Diana crying, moping over ice cream, and hunching in a fetal position.
But since that draft, which was dated December 2010, there have been a ton of rewrites on Kelley’s script. And at least some of them seem to have been aimed at making Diana more of a formidable ass-kicker. We read the new pages, and here’s what’s different.
Included among the changes are a beefed up final battle and an overall more aggressive Wonder Woman . Click here to read io9’s thoughts on the updated script. In other news, Lynda Carter who played Diana from 1975 to 1979, revealed that she has spoken to David E. Kelley and she hints that she may have a cameo in the new project:
‘I’ve talked to David E. Kelley, who’s a brilliant writer, a number of times and we’re hoping to plan something,’ she said. ‘But I cannot reveal.’
Meanwhile, NBC president Robert Greenblatt revealed to TV Line that in addition to the two previous looks we’ve seen at the character, we’ll also see her in shorts:
"There was an initial outcry about the long pants – you know, skintight pants as opposed to those little shorts [worn by Lynda Carter in the original TV series]. But the shorts were always planned. They are actually used in the final confrontation when she beats Veronica Cale (played by Elizabeth Hurley)."
Greenblatt is also quick to note that the project actually still hasn’t been picked up to series yet:
"I’ve been doing this long enough to know that nothing is a safe bet. Even with the best of intentions and the best people, you just don’t know until you see it finished – and we’re a few weeks away from that. But it’s been getting a lot of attention. A lot."
Set video [YouTube]
PREVIEW Videos & Images
Page one of the comic book (uncolored)[Bryan Fuller | Twitter]
Sneak peek at episode 3×13 – "One Night" [Syfy]
Promotional stills for episode 10×19 – "Dominion" [more at SpoilerTV]
Promotional stills for episode 10×20 – "Prophecy" [more at SpoilerTV]
Promo for episode 10×19 – "Dominion" [YouTube]
Promotional stills for episode 2×18 – "Epilogue" [more at SpoilerTV]
Promo for "Epilogue" [YouTube]
Sneak peek at "Epilogue" [YouTube]
Promotional stills for episode 6×19 – "Mommy Dearest" [more at SpoilerTV]
Promo for "Mommy Dearest" [YouTube]
Featurette: "An Invitation To The Set" [HBO | YouTube]
The Vampire Diaries
Promotional stills for episode 2×21 – "The Sun Also Rises" [more at SpoilerTV]
Promotional still for episode 2×22 – "As I Lay Dying" [TV Guide]
Extended promo for episode 2×20 – "The Last Day" [YouTube]
Watch a shorter promo for the episode here
Joss Whedon has revealed that several songs for the proposed "Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog" sequel have been completed. [New York Times]
FX has set a June 23 premiere date for the new comedy series "Wilfred" which is based on the Australian series and stars Elijah Wood and Jason Gunn. [FX via YourEntNow]
"Supernatural" executive producer Bob Singer says they’ve considered doing both a musical and animated episode of the The CW series: "How do you do a musical? And how do you do a cartoon? We haven’t found a way to do either one of those yet, but I’m sure it’ll come up in conversation for next season, an animated show or a musical. Musicals are really risky ground, but we do talk about it.". [TVLine]
Check out an interview with "Smallville" star Tom Welling reflecting on the final season of the hit show at TV Guide.
"The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman discusses upcoming issues of the comic series in an interview with Comic Book Resources.
The season four finale of "Chuck" may be called "Chuck vs. the Cliffhanger", but Yvonne Strahovski says the episode has closure but also leaves openings in the event the show does get picked up for a fifth season: "It’s a good ending, but it also serves as a good beginning if we do get a fifth [season."… [TVLine]
…So it basically ends just like all the other finales, adds Zachari Levi: "It ends in the same Chuck way that we’ve ended any season or half-season that later became a full season. It’s open. You’re going to see the whole team collaborating and working together to make things right and have some closure about certain things that are really big, but also leave the potential for it to be continued later." [TVLine]
Former "Heroes" star Masi Oka is teaming with writer Alex Sabeti for a time-travel series called "The Correctors" for Syfy. The series "follows two agents of the Exceptions Bureau who are dispatched to a parallel universe where they inhabit the bodies of their identical selves in order to stop events from occurring." Sabeti will write the script, with Oka executive producing and possibly starring. [THR]
BBC America has picked up all 80 hours of the Syfy series "Battlestar Galactica" including the two-part mini-series. The series will debut on June 18 at 7PM. [THR]
- "Smallville" – 10×20 – "Prophecy". [SpoilerTV]
- "Smallville" – 10×21 & 10×22 – "Finale Part 1" & Finale Part 2". [SpoilerTV]
- "Doctor Who" – 6×03 – "The Curse of the Black Spot". [SpoilerTV]
- "Chuck" – 4×22 – "Chuck Versus Agent X". [SpoilerTV]
- "Chuck" – 4×23 – "Chuck Versus The Last Details". [SpoilerTV]
- "Fringe" – 3×22 – "The Day We Died". [SpoilerTV]
- "The Vampire Diaries" – 2×21 – "The Sun Also Rises". [SpoilerTV]
- "The Vampire Diaries" – 2×22 – "As I Lay Dying". [SpoilerTV]
SCI-FI RATINGS (Based on final national numbers unless otherwise noted) [@TravisYanan]
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Can’t wait for new Superman movie.
So….is the Superman suit they’re planning to use for the “Smallville” finale the same one Brandon Routh wore in “Superman Returns”?
RIP Sarah Jane… :(
Looks like it.
What a shock to lose such a fan favorite…Sarah Jane Smith-Elizabeth Salden. What a load she carried and shared bringing her character to life on TV. So much accomplished by 1 individual. Sad but inspired truth comes to light. Such strength of will and mind of focus. I already miss her.
Even in her 60s Elizabeth Sladen was as beautiful as ever. It is too bad that Syfy stopped playting the Sarah Jane Adventures but I will have to complete the series on DVD.
Star Trek gets a mention in Dr Who Day of the Moon.
And it looks very much to me like the same actor who played the Vulcan Academy guy who so insults Spocks mother in ’09 also makes a brief apperance at the start.
I’m not the biggest Who fan but it isn’t a bad episode.
The series finale of Smallville better have more than just a final shot of Welling in “the suit”! After watching for 10 years the fans deserve a bigger payoff than that! With the final episode being 2 hours, they better have Superman in at least the last hour!
The collage of show previews and updates really illustrates to me what a sad state scifi is in these days. Most this stuff is glorified soap operas. Ugh!
#7 sorry, that should have read Star Trek gets a mention in Dr Who: The Impossible Astronaut.
RE: Smallville I agree #8. I hope we get some meaty stuff with Clark in the suit rather than just a finale shot of him flying in the suit.
That being said, I’ve always envisioned the finale scene being of him in the suit and playing the epic John Williams Superman theme. I know they’ve been teasing us with hints to Williams in the music for a long time now, and they’ve been using it in the promo for the finale, so I really hope they have the epic, bombastic Superman theme at the end.
Intrigued by next Supes film, but I hope WB considers at some point doing some sort of Smallville or Justice League TV reunion movie (or multiple movies) as it would be fun to see Tom Welling as Clark again after the finale. I also hope that if Wonder Woman is picked up as a series and is good (and successful) that they decide to set it in the same universe as Smallville, would be fun to get some crossover of the different heroes or maybe even Clark himself (or Chloe, since she said she met Wonder Woman). I’d like to see DC do with TV what Marvel is doing with movies (since DC obviously isn’t doing that with their movies) – unifying them as one universe, especially if they do the rumored Batman series after the Dark Knight Rises.
RE: Chuck. Chuck is one of the few modern shows SF/Fantasy shows I’ve seen where we get to the end and I can say “I was satisfied with that finale, and if it was canceled I’d be okay with it” I feel that’s how its always been and I like that. It leaves it open for more fun stuff if it gets picked up, but if it doesn’t then at least we’ll be satisfied with the closure we get from this season’s plot. That being said, season 4 has been brilliant and NBC would be stupid not to pick it up. It may not get huge numbers, but it has a solid audience and is one of the few shows that generates positive buzz for the network, and we all know that the network needs positive buzz right now. The Event failed to generate that and The Cape was an epic fail. Heroes is long gone.
RE: SGU, a great final ten episodes, yet Brad Wright says “fans will be pleased with the finale” Um…from what I know of it so far, I HIGHLY doubt that. It might be a good SEASON finale but I really really doubt that fans will be pleased with it as a series finale, especially if it ends on a big cliffhanger. I don’t know how MGM can ever hope to get a new Stargate series started with SyFy leaving fans high and dry with no conclusion to the last series. Even people who aren’t big fans of SGU are saying that it needs SOME sort of conclusion before they’ll jump on board another SG series.
People compare Stargate to Star Trek when Enterprise ended, but there’s a difference. When Enterprise ended, most Trekkies were tired of Trek and getting the same stories and the same writing crew over and over again, we were ready for a break and for it to come back refreshed. With Stargate, its quite the opposite, as I’ve seen nothing but Stargate fans being shocked and saddened that its going off the air. The classic formula worked well and SGU may not have been a big hit, but another series that was a bit more like SG-1 or Atlantis would probably have been embraced by fans.
Too bad they aren’t bringing Brandon Routh back for the new Superman film. he was just about the only good thing about Superman Returns.
#7 & (10)
It is indeed the same guy. W Morgan Sheppard, who has has a number of roles in Star Trek.
Incidentally the younger version of the character he plays is played by his son Mark Sheppard.
Correct! Routh gave off a great vibe as Supes!
#11 here’s one Stargate fan that isn’t concerned at its demise. SG:U completely missed the target for me.
Besides, its not as if SG1 and Atlantis didn’t both get good run’s.
I’m sure it will be back at some point, but a rest and regroup won’t hurt.
yes rip sarah jane….she was wonderful in the role at least the episodes I saw of her guest starring and the episodes of sarah jane I saw before syfy stopped airing them..maybe bbc america will air them all now….
As busy as she was I doubt she died with much pain and suffering…she was busy right up til the end….strong will and love for what she was doing obviously….
I didnt even know she was sarah jane back in the 70s….what a lady…
I too hope for more for the smallville finale…they are running out of time i was expecting episodes to get more epic perhaps battle royale with darkseid another KIRBY KREATION….leading to his introduction as superman but oh well we will see….I did like chloes closure they did good saying goodbye and paying honor to her….I think she is the best female in Smallville and has been the whole time…well written part and wonderful acting….I always thought Clark was STUPID for not going for Chloe she is beautiful smart and funny….
Wonder woman….short shorts. Well, let’s see it
I agree with Harry. They should have Clark put the suit on but in the next to last Ep and for the 2 Hour series Final they should have him in the suit most of the Ep. With the Superman Music playing. I hope Stargate can be brought back. I am now into the 3rd season of Supernatural and loving it. Can’t wait to be caught up so that next season I can be up to date.
I too agree that they should have kept Brandon Routh. He was excellent as Superman and Clark. The movie just needed a better script and LOIS.
As much as I enjoyed watching the new Dr Who series last night, it was overshadowed by the passing of Elisabeth Sladen. She is and always be much missed by this fan.
I Am looking Froward to the Smallville Finish and hoping to see Clark in the Suit as well longer then a few Minutes, I haven’t been this exicted about an ending to a show sence Voyager Ended.
Scare Tactics is the most worthless show on television. The more networks keep renewing cheap crap like that, and canceling good shows, the more people will simply stop watching.
#22 – The problem is that people don’t actually stop watching this cheap sh1t. See Jersey shore, etc
“reality” tv costs next to nothing to produce compared to a proper show and advertisers will pay for the slots because they know that easily persuaded vacuum heads are watching
That is the Superman returns suit. I heard they are altering it to fit the actor. It looks like they changed the cape though with a more natural looking material.
They should have just designed a new suit, though I guess the fact that they’re recycling Brandon Routh’s leads me to believe that Superman will only be in it for a few seconds!
I am really disappointed that they are using the Superman Returns Suit. That suit stunk like the movie. I always felt that the red of it was just to red, its almost black. Small ville has always been its own thing, why use the same suit that most of the fans did not really care for.
There is probably going to be a new suit for the new movie so why use this old design that no one really loved. I really wanted to see Tom Welling in a traditional Superman Suit.
I and my grandkids are going to miss you Sarah Jane Smith
I think everyone might be jumping to conclusions about Smallville’s sup-suit. The one shown in that promo image uses a different shade of blue and the cape is fabric. The Superman Returns blue was more of a green blue where this one uses a more purple blue. The cape for Returns was a leather textured vinyl with a flocked inner layer. The suit in that promo also has a collar (which I hate) and the chest emblem looks taller. I also doubt that the producers and Warner Brothers would allow the SR suit to be used again anyway.
And on another note… Goodbye Sarah Jane. Another hero from my childhood is gone. :(
I saw the first Game of Thrones. It was complex but interesting. Well acted. Hey, who says that 18-49 year olds want pound you in your seats action? There’s going to be a day when they bring back Star Trek to TV where it belongs. But it doens’t look like in my lifetime.
Smallville might actually become worth watching in the final moments if he dons Routh’s costume!
Wow,. people still watch Dr. Who? How many times can you watch the same thing over and over?
Bad feeling about the SR suit in Smallville. Orci, got any contacts in that production office? Do they come here too?
Brandon Routh was fantastic.
Plus, I don’t think we need to see the origin story again.
28. – It’s the same costume. I read about it on superherohype. The studio gave it to them to use for the final episode. To design a new suit would have been too expensive for one episode they said. The only thing different is the cape. The costume looks a different color only because of the lighting used.
This week’s Fringe had the pace of a season finale, and pretty much made hokey lines like “you’ll tell her yourself” work. I started to wonder if I’d misread the upcoming episodes lineup and that this was the last of the season. Pretty thrilled to see it wasn’t. A pretty great Friday TV night all around…
@31 “Wow,. people still watch Dr. Who? How many times can you watch the same thing over and over?”
Yea, I mean it got tired about 20 years ago,didn’t it?
I just wish I could read the words, “Star Trek [new series name] was renewed for a six season amidst record viewership.”
Dr. Who looks very good for this season. Unfortunately freaking FIOS still doesn’t have BBC American in HD, stuck watching in SD.
Sad to see Smallville go, have ZERO interest in another Superman movie unless it’s Tom Welling.
Tried again since new season…Watched Matt Smith Dr Who= still soooooooo bad…cast…..writing…. when’s the next regeneration?
SyFy cancels STU but renews a Crap series “Scare Tactics”. It shops they value nothing.
“Pushing Daisies” comic … AT LAST!!!
I’d long ago conceded that this wasn’t ever going to happen! Every time I think back on that show and try to describe it, the only fitting word that comes to mind is “Wonderful!”
I think who like trek is an aquired taste–many say the same thing bout trek its all the same thing for the last 20 yrs hah
Fringe was wild last week with cartoon bell/nimoy—loved it–
RE the Superman suit: One might hope that what’s seen in that promo still is nothing more than an old Kryptonian something-or-other, and not the real suit.
Although, here’s a great opportunity for the producers to really screw things up. Since Clark has been wearing that goofy-looking jacket with the shield on it for a few episodes now, what’s to stop them from creating a full-blue jumpsuit (or tights) with the embossed shield? No red shorts, no red boots, just a full blue suit with a red cape. That would be the kiss of death, in my opinion.
Superman was created during a time when circus performers and acrobats wore those kind of tights, and it was envisioned that Clark would wear the same kind of outfit to show off his athleticism. If the producers try and change that now, they’ll be setting themselves up for ridicule and derision for a long time (much as Bryan Singer did for “Superman Returns” with the hip-hugger briefs and darker colors).
SyFy channel is a joke. Cancel Stargate Universe and the SG1 movies but keep crap like Scare Tactics. Stargate Universe was just getting good this season.
um… this might have already been said but… why in hell is wilfred in a scifi column?! if you’d even seen an ad for the australian show (don’t get me started on remakes, we’ll be here for hours…) you’d know it sure as hell ain’t scifi!
New “Who” is off to a great start. Love the cliff hanger beginning. Looks like a fun season ahead.
I remember watching Bryan Singer become annoyed & offended when an audience member asked why he changed the Superman suit. I too felt like it was too reminiscent of the “bad” Superman in part 3. I also felt the cape should have the traditional yellow “S” symbol on it.
“Supernatural” diner set photos look much like the diner in “Twin Peaks.”
36. Have you guys watched these “new”ones? Extremely watchable.