Stargate Universe Preview – a different Destiny?

Sep 29, 2009 1 Comment

sgu_02The latest Stargate spinoff arrives this week! The Icarus mission is made up of a mixed bunch of civilian scientists led by Dr. Nicholas Rush (Robert Carlysle) and career military led by Colonel Telford (Lou Diamond Phillips) and Colonel Everett Young (Louis Ferreira).

The other side of this wormhole looks darker and grittier than the wise-cracking O’Neill gang stuck beneath Cheyenne Mountain. Not only will the scientists and Air Force butt heads, but there’s probably politics and intrigue ahead since Senator Alan Armstrong (Christopher McDonald), the head of the Icarus project’s government oversight, is aboard with his daughter Chloe (Elyse Levesque). Did someone say power struggles and romantic conflicts ahead?

This merry band is lost in space aboard an Ancient ship – Destiny. I hope somebody’s got the Ancient DNA to help steer this boat! Will these humans live long enough to figure out how to get back home to earth? “All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again” (aboard the Galactica). Or not. Let’s hope this third trip through the Stargate franchise goes boldly where the other two haven’t gone before.

Stargate Universe launches on Friday, October 2 at 9pm EST/PST with the 2-hour premiere of “Air” parts 1 and 2.   Syfy is offering folks near the NYC area a chance to win a seat at the October 2 premiere with the cast!

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Tuner Minute 49 – You Say Tomayto and I Say Tomahto

Sep 27, 2009 No Comments

You Say Tomayto and I Say Tomahto recorded by Kevin Bachelder

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Want to share your thoughts on this topic or read what other people think? The forum discussion there is here.

You can listen to the episode now by using the ‘Play’ button below.

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SciFi Friday Kicks Off!

Sep 25, 2009 No Comments

ghost whisperer 2medium 1The networks have embraced the idea of SciFi Friday in a big way this TV season. Four genre shows return tonight. CBS has a double-shot of supernatural goodness with the Ghost Whisperer at 8pm EST/PST followed by Medium at 9pm EST/PST.

Clark Kent returns to save Smallville again for season 9 at 8pm EST/PST on the CW. Dollhouse returns for season 2 at 9pm EST/PST on FOX.

Previews and mild spoilers from the prior seasons for each show follow the break.

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FlashForward Preview – What did you see?

Sep 24, 2009 No Comments

flashforwardEveryone in the world stops and blacks out at the same time. Everyone glimpses a few minutes of their future.

Does knowing the future do anyone any good? Let’s find out tonight when FlashForward premieres at 8pm EST/PST on ABC.

A clip from the pilot follows the break.

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #48

Sep 21, 2009 No Comments

fringe_201_astrid_peter_walterCheck the TIST blog for the TV Show Calendar. Enter the new Mind Meld Contest to win a free iTunes download of the Shatner/Nimoy documentary Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime.

Water Cooler:
Quick Reviews: True Blood 8/30 and 9/13 (2.11 Frenzy and 2.12 Beyond Here Lies Nothin’)The Guild 9/15 (episode 3.03 Player Down ), Warehouse 13 9/15 (episode 1.11 Nevermore), Vampire Diaries 9/17 (episode 1.02 Night of the Comet),Supernatural 9/17 (5.02 Good God, Y’all!), Fringe 9/17 (episode 2.01 A New Day in the Old Town), Eureka 9/18 (episode 3.18 What Goes Around Comes Around).

Creative Emmy awards for: Doctor Horrible’s Sing-along-Blog, Pushing Daisies, True Blood, South Park, and Legend of the Seeker, Defying Gravity removed from the ABC schedule, First 17 minutes of Flash Forward on-line, 2010 airdate for BSG:The Plan, Dollhouse season 2 scoop and other Whedonverse updates, Farscape Complete Series with Peacekeeper Wars at Best Buy, Supenatural season 4 DVD had double the first week sales compared to season 3, Nielsen says 57% of TV viewers simultaneously watch TV and the Web, Kevin at New England Fan Experience.

Tuner Minute: Programmed Mess. Join in the forum discussion here.

Back Porch:
26:05 – True Blood 8/30 and 9/13 (2.11 Frenzy and 2.12 Beyond Here Lies Nothin’)
36:05 – Warehouse 13 9/15 (episode 1.11 Nevermore)
41:30 – Supernatural 9/17 (5.02 Good God, Y’all!)
50:20 – Fringe 9/17 (episode 2.01 A New Day in the Old Town)
58:33 – Eureka 9/18 (episode 3.18 What Goes Around Comes Around)

Episode #48 hosted by Brent Barrett, Kevin Bachelder, Wendy Hembrock. Recorded on 9/20/09.

Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for the Knights of the Guild podcast.

You can listen to the episode now by using the ‘Play’ button below.

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Mind Meld – Tuning in to SciFi TV Contest #3

Sep 21, 2009 No Comments

mindmeldThis contest is now closed.

This new contest will melt your brain the old school way – Mind Meld! Submit an email or voicemail naming your favorite Star Trek (Original Series) episode to enter the drawing. The winner (chosen at random) gets one free iTunes download of the William Shatner/Leonard Nimoy documentary Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime.

The contest begins today. Include your name, email address and home location. Submissions must be received by October 9, 2009 at 11:59 PST. One entry per person. Only US listeners may enter the contest.

Read on for the contest details…

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Will Heroes Find Redemption in Season 4?

Sep 21, 2009 No Comments

Heroes cast 1Heroes premieres tonight with two back-to-back episodes. Can creator Tim Kring carry the story past the lackluster season 3 and start a better chapter with “Redemption”?

Is it too late? Can the show do anything now to win you back? Will you be giving these Heroes one more chance to be your superfriends again?

The extended teaser after the break hints at some of the old sparks.

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Tuner Minute 48 – Programmed Mess

Sep 20, 2009 No Comments

Programmed Mess recorded by Wendy Hembrock

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Want to share your thoughts on this topic or read what other people think? The forum discussion there is here.

You can listen to the episode now by using the ‘Play’ button below.

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The Guild Has Your Back

Sep 18, 2009 2 Comments

TheGuildDVDWhat has swords and sorcery, heroes and heroines, quests and epic battles?  Legend of the Seeker?  Not quite.  What also has guilds and raids, geeks and nerds, and trips to Cheesy Beards?  Well that’s got to be The Guild, Felicia Day’s (Buffy, Dr. Horrible) groundbreaking new media short-form genre comedy series, streaming at a web site near you or available on DVD for a reasonable price.

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A New Day on Fringe

Sep 17, 2009 No Comments

fringe 5Fringe returns for season 2 tonight and you know what that means – more Cow!

Sure, it will be nice to see Walter, Peter and Olivia and the gang sleuthing out the Pattern too. A preview clip for Fringe season 2 follows the break.

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #47

Sep 15, 2009 No Comments

The Guild

Water Cooler:
Name the Shows! contest winner, Quick Reviews: The Guild 9/1 and 9/8 (episodes 3.01 Expansion Time and 3.02 Anarchy!), Warehouse 13 9/8 (episode 1.10 Breakdown), Vampire Diaries 9/10 (episode 1.01 Pilot), em>Supernatural 9/10 (5.01 Sympathy for the Devil), Eureka 9/11 (episode 3.17 Have an Ice Day).

Listener voicemail, Dragon*Con recap, Shatner/Nimoy documentary Mindmeld and free download contest, The Guild seasons 1 and 2 DVD set coming 9/29, See every trailer for all the fall genre shows, Syfy’s Destination Truth season premiere, Star Wars live action TV series, Spoilery preview for Fringe Season 2, Michelle Forbes discusses the True Blood season 2 finale, Joss Whedon teases Dollhouse Season 2.

Tuner Minute: Suck It! Join in the forum discussion here.

Back Porch:
26:24 – The Guild 9/1 and 9/8 (episodes 3.01 Expansion Time and 3.02 Anarchy!)
31:16 – Warehouse 13 9/8 (episode 1.10 Breakdown)
36:00 – Supernatural 9/10 (5.01 Sympathy for the Devil)
50:47 – Eureka 9/11 (episode 3.17 Have an Ice Day)

Episode #47 hosted by Wendy Hembrock, Brent Barrett and Kevin Bachelder. Recorded on 9/12/09.

Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for the The Dollhouse podcast.

You can listen to the episode now by using the ‘Play’ button below.

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