Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sanctuary - NEW Cast Poster

A new Sanctuary cast poster (for a larger size, please go to Sanctuary Fans Forums). Sancutary premieres October 3 '08 on the SciFi Channel (US).

John Druitt (Christopher Heyerhahl), Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping), Ashley Magnus (Emilie Ullrep) and Dr. Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne).

Sanctuary - Photos from the Television Critics Association

Photos from the Sanctuary presentation at the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills, CA. Sanctuary premieres October 3 '08 on the SciFi Channel. Starring Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Emilie Ullerup and Christopher Heyerdahl; created by Damian Kindler and directed by Martin Wood.

Sam Egan (Executive Producer), Damian Kindler, Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne and Martin Wood.

Sanctuary For All

Sanctuary (SciFi Channel temporary site)

Sanctuary Fans Forums

Sanctuary Fans

Sanctuary at SciFi Stream

Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Webisodes



Published: July 20, 2008

Website Set New Record in 2Q08

Launches New Stand-Alone Entertainment Site SCI FI WIRE

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - July 20, 2008 - Continuing SCI FI's commitment to providing viewers with a fully immersive, multi-platform entertainment experience, SCIFI.COM today announced a slate of online programming and a new stand-alone entertainment site SCIFI WIRE. The announcement follows SCIFI.COM's best quarter ever, which saw record monthly traffic of uniques (3.4MM), visits (5.7MM), page views (36.8MM) and video streams (5.2MM). That represents double and triple digit increases year-to-year and quarter-to-quarter. Time spent per unique also hit a new record as each user spent an average of 21.8 minutes on the site.

SCI.FI.COM's heavily trafficked entertainment news section SCI FI WIRE will be re-launched and expanded as a stand-alone site in Q4 2008, joining a digital portfolio that already includes SCIFI.COM, the technology site DVICE.COM and the game site With expanded coverage as part of the site's growth into the entertainment space, viewers will be able to check out the latest happenings in the entertainment world featuring daily updates on movies, TV shows, games, books and more. SCI FI WIRE video reports are some of the most viewed original content on the site with celebrity interviews including Steven Spielberg, Tobey Maguire, Robert Downey Jr., Keira Knightley and other favorite Hollywood stars. SCI FI Wire recently had its best month every with nearly 1 million unique visitors.

This fall, SCIFI.COM will launch the first-ever Ghost Hunters social network, Join the Hunt. Whether you're a seasoned investigator or a novice setting out on your first hunt, this network will serve as the ultimate place to connect with ghost hunting fans everywhere and learn about ghost hunting techniques. Features will include the "haunted or not?" evidence analysis (where users can rate each others' photographic evidence to determine its validity), resources and tutorials on how to plan the perfect investigation and a community where users can share their favorite ghost stories, show off their ghost hunting gear and more!

With the 4th and final season of SCI FI's award-winning series coming to a close, fans can rejoice with Galactica Webisodes returning in the weeks leading up to the final 10 episodes. SCIFI.COM and Universal Cable Production will produce ten 2-3 minute serialized webisode chapters that complement and enhance the action broadcast on SCI FI. The storyline will give viewers more insight into characters and events from the 4th season.

For viewers who need to know what's next in the world of technology, SCI FI will air a half-hour TV special based on the broadband series DVICE TV. DVICE TV is the video version of SCI FI's popular technology site DVICE.COM, which highlights new technology that SCIFI.COM's young, affluent audience needs to know about. Hosted by Vanessa Rae, the DVICE TV special will feature the best-of gadgets from DVICE TV Online, from hot new technology to crazy inventions. The special will air in Q4.

Adrian Paul / Michael Shanks - SciFi Revs Up Movie Slate With Sunday Originals



Published: July 20, 2008

Unprecedented 36 Original Movies Planned for 2009 To Air on Saturday and Sunday Evenings

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - July 20, 2008 - SCI FI's original movie franchise promises more action, thrills, cataclysmic disasters and mythological adventures in 2009 with an unprecedented 36 original action movies - up from 2008's slate of 24. The Channel's high-octane, entertaining original movies have made SCI FI Saturday: The Most Dangerous Night of Television a destination for viewers, bringing in an average of 1.8 million viewers so far in 2008. In addition to the Saturday offerings, SCI FI will also present its original movie fare on Sunday evenings beginning next year.

SCI FI's original movie franchise is the Channel's homage to the classic popcorn feature, a re-imagination of cinema's most delectable sci-fi treats. Like the timeless fare that packed movie theaters and drive-ins, these non-stop thrill rides offer thoroughly modern escapist fun, running the gamut from traditional creature features to horror flicks and sleek, contemporary thrillers.

2009 Highlights include:

Malibu Shark Attack

Peta Wilson (La Femme Nikita) stars in this thriller in which prehistoric sharks attack Malibu Beach.

Hades and his hellhounds thwart a hero's journey to the underworld to bring a princess back to life. Directed by Rick Schroeder (Silver Spoons, NYPD Blue).

Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon

A journey for a lost treasure leads to the discovery of an Aztec culture. Stars Shannen Doherty and Michael Shanks.

Phantom Racer
Greg Evigan (BJ & the Bear) hits the road again in this flick about a racecar driver from beyond the grave.

The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake

A group of pirates are bribed and blackmailed into searching for a mythical cure for a Sultan's dying son. Stars Adrian Paul (last seen on SCI FI in Highlander).

Lake Placid 3
The sequel to SCI FI's highest rated original movie of 2007, Lake Placid 2.

NBCUMV: SciFi Greenlights Three Original Series



Published: July 20, 2008

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - July 20, 2008 - SCI FI Channel's commitment to delivering 52 weeks of broad-appeal original contemporary science fiction continues with the greenlight of a trio of original series. Dave Howe, President, SCI FI, today unveiled the new titles at the Television Critic's Association Press Tour. SCI FI's original programming remains unmatched in its reputation for innovative, high quality entertainment.


(working title) (Six 1-Hour Episodes; Premieres November 2008)
Cash or Capture is an action-packed, edge-of-your-seat reality competition show that pits a group of contestants against each other in the quest for a cash prize, while being stalked by relentless "hunters." Based on a successful Japanese format from Fuji Television, the action takes place over 60 minutes of real time in various landmark locations. As the clock winds down, the competition gets harder as more hunters appear on the streets, the game perimeter gets smaller, and tasks are assigned that test fraying nerves. Contestants earn money for every second they "stay alive," but if they are overrun by a hunter they lose everything. When only minutes remain in the game a final clue to the game's exit point is revealed, and the first contestant to make it to that spot wins the prize. Rick Telles serves as executive producer. Cash or Capture is executive produced by Disney's Buena Vista Productions and Fujisankei Communications International.

ESTATE OF PANIC (Six 1-Hour Episodes Premieres November 2008)
From the producers of Fear Factor comes the most physically and psychologically challenging competition yet - Estate Of Panic. In each episode, large quantities of cash are hidden in a massive estate and seven strangers are invited to find the money. But all is not what it seems, and the contestants will be challenged throughout the mansion to overcome the terrors that await them. After each of the three challenges, two people are eliminated and their winnings are added into the prize pot. The last person standing walks away with everyone's found money. Estate Of Panic is executive produced by Endemol USA. David Goldberg is the President of Endemol USA. The Executive producer is Richard Hall.

(working title) (Five 30-Minute Episodes)
In the future, many courageous souls journey to the far reaches of the galaxy, seeking knowledge, adventure, and the thrill of exploration. They are integral to the survival of the human race and truly have 'the right stuff.' The rest are the Outer Space Astronauts. The slovenly Captain Ripley commands the "space-ially" challenged crew of the O.S.S. Oklahoma as they go about their daily routine of… working in space. The show, created by Russell Barrett, is a combination of live action, 3D and 2D animation. Executive Producers are Barrett, Scott Puckett and David O. Russell (Three Kings).

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site ( and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 93 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

The Dresden Files - Video: 'Rules of Engagement'

Courtesy of HULU, The Dresden Files' 'Rules of Engagement,' starring Paul Blackthorne, Valerie Cruz, Terrence Mann, Raoul Bhaneja, Conrad Coates and Kim Coates. Guest stars include Meredith Henderson, Chapelle Jaffe and Corey Sevier.

Dresden tries to help a beautiful young woman whose fiancé is struggling to sever his ties to some unrelenting demonic forces.

Stargate Atlantis - Video: David Hewlett Q & A Part 2

Courtes of the SciFi Channel and HULU, David Hewlett Q&A Part 2.

Stargate Atlantis

Web Exclusive |05:38 (From the Stargate Atlantis' fourth season)

Stargate Atlantis - Video: 'Broken Ties' SciFi Channel Trailer

Stargate Atlantis' NEW fifth season episode, 'Broken Ties,' airs Friday July 25 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

Download FREE SciFi Fiction through July 27 '08

With many thanks to SF Signal for the heads up!

The new TOR web site has gone live!

"Original fiction from star authors. Galleries of images from the field’s best artists. News and commentary about not just Tor books, but the SF world overall. Topical coverage of major events like San Diego Comic Con (July 23-27) and the World Science Fiction Convention (August 6-10). Weblog posts and guest appearances by some of the most interesting personalities and thinkers around. And your own feedback and discussions, plus tools to enable you to track the subjects and conversations you care about the most."

Following is a list of titles available on

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
Farthing by Jo Walton
The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedies Lackey & James Mallory
Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell
Lord of the Isles by David Drake
Through Wolf’s Eyes by Jane Lindskold
The Disunited States of America by Harry Turtledove
Reiffen’s Choice by S.C. Butler
Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder
Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest
Spirit Gate by Kate Elliot
Starfish by Peter Watts
Touch of Evil by C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp
A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham
Orphans of Chaos by John Wright
In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
In the Midnight Hour by Patti O'Shea
Battlestar Galactica by Jeffrey A. Carver
Flash by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
Soul by Tobsha Learner
Darkness of the Light by Peter David
Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa

And there are desktop wallpapers available too, including:

Darrell K. Sweet’s painting, The Dragon Reborn, for Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series

Available in these sizes:

320x480 (iPhone), 1024x768, 1280x800, 1280x1024, 1680x1050, 1600x1200

New Amsterdam - Video: 'Pilot'

Courtesy of HULU, the pilot episode of New Amsterdam, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Zuleikha Robinson, Alexie Gilmore and Stephen Henderson. Guest stars include Robert Clohessy, Kristin Griffith and Judith Roberts.

A murdered socialite forces John to face his past.

Stargate SG-1 - 6pm Weekday Rotation Episodes week July 21 '08

From the SciFi Channel's schedulebot, the Stargate SG-1 6pm weekday rotation episodes for the week of July 21 '08:

7/21/2008 ICON

7/22/2008 AVATAR

7/23/2008 AFFINITY

7/24/2008 COVENANT

7/25/2008 SACRIFICES

Photos courtesy of GateWorld

Brendan Fraser - Video: Behind the Scenes of Journey to the Center of the Earth

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU, Journey to the Center of the Earth.

TV Guide Specials

Special |02:02 |

Hollywood 411 goes behind the scenes with Brendan Fraser for a look at the making of his new movie JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH! See what Brendan had to say about this 3-D extravaganza.

Stargate Atlantis - 5pm Weekday Rotation Episodes week July 21 '08

From the SciFi Channel's schedulebot, the Stargate Atlantis 5pm weekday rotation episodes for the week of July 21 '08:

7/21/2008 COUP D'ETAT

7/22/2008 MICHAEL

7/23/2008 INFERNO

7/24/2008 ALLIES

7/25/2008 HIDE AND SEEK

Photos courtesy of GateWorld