TRAILER: SyFy’s 12 Monkeys

SyFy seems to be on a mission to shed some of it’s, well, less than stellar reputation with regards to quality SF on its network. They’ve recently announced series based on S.A. Corey’s Expanse novels, John Scalzi’s The Ghost Brigades and a “re-imagining” of Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys. Below is the trailer for SyFy’s version.
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Bitten – A New Syfy Series Based on the Books by Kelley Armstrong

I am a huge fan of Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series, especially the books featuring Elena Michaels, the world’s only female werewolf. So I was very excited to see that a new series is premiering on Syfy on Jan. 13th (10/9c) that’s based on the books!
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Executive Producer Ron Moore (Battlestar Galactica) has a new show on SyFy: Helix. They describe the show as “an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a remote research facility to investigate a possible outbreak. Once there, they find themselves embroiled in a life-and-death struggle that could spell mankind’s salvation – or annihilation.”

Here’s the first 15 minutes of Episode #1…

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The First 14 Minutes of “Defiance”

The SyFy Channel premieres Defiance on April 15th, but you can get a taste right now in the 14-minute preview. This is the series that has a simultaneous video game tie-in. Both the series and the game are about a near-future, terraformed Earth. In a town called Defiance, actually, which used to be St. Louis.

Here’s a synopsis of series and game, as well as a 14-minute video preview of the series.

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According to Variety, the Syfy channel is adapting Philip K. Dick’s classic alternate history novel The Man in the High Castle into a four-part miniseries. Ridley Scott is attached as Executive producer.

The premise of the novel is that Nazi Germany and Japan were the victors in World War II and occupy the U.S. in 1962, the time the story takes place. Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files) will be the primary screenwriter and also serve as Executive producer.

No word yet whether Megashark or Mansquito will make an appearance.

SyFy’s Twilight Zone Marathon

SyFy is airing an all-day Twilight Zone marathon for the 4th of July.  Check local listings for times.

“…you unlock this door, with the key of imagination…”

 

SF Tidbits for 7/28/09

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