Friday, February 29, 2008

Top 50 Hottest Moments of The 4400

A list of the Top 50 Hottest Moments of The 4400, ranging from Jordan Collier (Billy Campbell) skinny dipping, to Isabelle (Megalyn Echikunwoke) getting intimate with Shawn and Kyle. Some of those moments are also sweet but hot nevertheless.

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A sequel to "The Last Starfighter"!

The Last Starfighter is a great, classic sci-fi flick. A classic which is on its way to being revisited. It is currently on the production schedule and is being distributed by Warner Brothers and Universal Pictures. It involves original director Nick Castle, writer Jonathan Betuel and actor Lance Guest. It’s about to start shooting next month.

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The Best Scifi Songs To Yell At The Karaoke Bar

Hey, it's Friday! And if you're like me, you're heading out to the Karaoke to guzzle $1 PBRs and holler into a super-echoey mic at a crowd of people who (hopefully) are even drunker than you are. But being an enlightened, forward-looking person, what you really want is to bellow a science fiction song into the mic.

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The Top Sci-fi TV Shows that Even a Non-Geek Will Love

Think sci-fi is just for the socially-challenged? Think again. These five shows prove you can like science fiction and still be cool.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

BSG news: Season 4 production is about to resume

The last few episodes of Battlestar Galactica's final season could begin filming at the end of March, and more tidbits.

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The Law & Politics of Battlestar Galactica

An interview with the creators.

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First Spoiler Video Of 'Battlestar Galactica' Season 4 Out

So wondering who is holding a gun to President Roslin's head? Guess no longer. io9 has been able to get its hands on about three minutes of footage from the upcoming fourth season of "Battlestar Galactica."

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Starbuck’s tattoo & new Battlestar Galactica photos

It’s been nearly four months since Razor hit the small screen and a month shy of a year - a frackin’ year - since SciFi aired a new Galactica ep. So, yeah, excuse me while I scream and jump around while checking out these just-released promotional photos and the new video promo for Season 4, which starts April 4th.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Back To Life With The Best of the Worst Scifi Resurrections

Returning from the grave is common in comics and horror films, but strangely it doesn't happen as much in science fiction, even when you have plot devices that should make returning from the state of deadness quite easy. Of course when we do get a scifi resurrection, it's often so lame that you wish the character had stayed dead.

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Walter Skinner's Depicter Back for 'X Files' Sequel

The actor who is well known for his character in the 'The X Files' television series, Mitch Pileggi, is being reported to be reprising his role in the sequel of the sci-fi film.

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The elements of good sci-fi

"The story has to start out in place where everything makes sense, obviously, but sense has to be balanced by wonder. "

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Most Anticipated Movies of 2009

"Yeah, yeah, we know - it’s 2008. So why talk about the movies of 2009 so soon? With the advent of viral marketing and extremely early teaser trailers being leaked eons before a movie is scheduled for release, you can never be too early to start talking about films."

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5 Reasons SciFi Does Better In Movies Than In TV

Why is science fiction so much hotter at the movies than on television? People have wondered for a while. Recently, the universally panned Jumper and the blah I Am Legend and Cloverfield have hit big. But the well-received Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is on the brink of cancellation. We explain this strange phenomenon.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

McGillion returns to Stargate Atlantis

Carson Beckett fans can finally dry their tears: The Scottish doctor will return for five episodes in Season Five, SCI FI Channel and MGM announced last week

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Five Reasons Why You Need to Watch 'Battlestar Galactica'

4) It Has Sex Appeal: Sure, BSG has depth, nuance, and robots, but who cares about all that if the cast is unattractive? Thankfully Battlestar Galactica has one of the hottest casts on television, so even if you want to turn your brain off you'll still have something pretty to look at. Even better, they can act too!

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Exclusive Interview with Lucy Hale

We recently had a chance to catch up with Bionic Woman star, Lucy Hale. Playing the younger sister (Becca Sommers) of a hero has it's perks, and it's good to be Lucy right now. Charming and vivacious, we couldn't get enough of her easy laugh and laid-back manner. She was only too happy to gush about everything from her career, to her future...

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Jericho: Sifting Through The Ashes

A ton of tension surrounded the premiere of Jericho’s second season. Summarily cancelled last year, and famously rescued by a successful fan campaign, the post apocalyptic drama needs to make a strong showing in order to win a full season order from CBS next year. Figuring out whether the premiere was a success is not an exact science. [...]

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Beam Me Up Scotty? Why teleportation is nothing like Trek

The sci-fi dream (or utter fantasy) of getting from one place to another instantaneously continued with the opening of Doug Liman's film Jumper. We asked quantum physicist H. Jeff Kimble of CalTech to explain how physicists understand quantum teleportation, which turns out to be relevant to computing than to commuting.

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Letter to SciFi Channel : No one wants 'Ghost Hunters'

Letter to SciFi Channel : Stop it with the 'Ghost Hunters' and get the real SciFi shows back..

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The SciFi Channel will complete the series' season four order!

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Joss Whedon Talks About the Future of Firefly

“because of the new media, because of DVDs, because of the Internet, there are so many new avenues that basically I feel like I can go back to TV when I have the power to set up a paradigm wherein I know I can complete a story."

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Stargate Atlantis - Midway: Finally An Episode Worth Watching

Ok, I'm a dedicated Stargate fan. I watch all the new and re-run episodes on Friday nights, and every afternoon on the Scifi channel. But Stargate Atlantis seems to get further and further away from the original Stargate SG1 show we grew to love. By no means do I don't mean the acting is substandard, I love these guys. But the story lines are fixated on there always being some absolutely, all powerful, bad guy around the corner. What made Stargate worth watching was their almost childlike desire to explore, and ask "what if", something Star Trek lost long ago.

The last couple of episodes have gotten better, like the episoeds with his real life sister (Mrs. Miller). In the episode "Outcast" we learn that John Sheppard's father dies, he comes from a fairly wealthy family, and that has an ex-wife (played by Kari Wuhrer). She's an ex-wife that has her own high powered, highly sensitive job with Homeland Security. But she finds out there are things classified way above her when she pokes around about what her ex-husband is into.

The episode "Midway" is an ironic twist, as Ronin has is summoned to Earth to get the IOA's approval to stay on Atlantis. Actually I think the whole idea of the IOA is crap. Why does some makeshift group of humans think they have the right to government a city on a planet in another galaxy? It's not like we or they own Atlantis. Anyhow, past that, Teal'c is asked to help Ronin prepare; they literally butt heads from the start. But Teal'c manages to win Ronin's trust and admiration as they are attacked at the Midway jump site by Wraith. Teal'c and Ronin gate to Earth behind the Wraith and set out on a two-man killing spree of the invading Wraith.

They meet up with the new head of the IOA, Mr. Coolidge (played by Rob LaBelle). Cooliage is your average big mouth politician, but a true wimp. Rather than trust Teal'c and Ronin to do what they do best, he calls in a nuclear strike on Cheyenne Mountain. The two manage to neutrelize all the wraith, while the other Atlantis team members manage to escape from the Midway station after the self-destruct sequence is triggered.

In the end, two aliens saved Earth. The nuclear strike is averted, and Ronin's interview with the IOA goes off without a hitch. I doubt the IOA needed much convincing.

I think they hit a home run with this episode.

John Crawford

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

CBS Renews 11 Series For The 2008 - 2009 TV Season

CBS Renews : "Cold Case," "Criminal Minds," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "CSI: Miami," "CSI: NY," "Ghost Whisperer," "NCIS," "Numb3rs," "Two and a Half Men," "Without a Trace" and the Freshman Comedy "The Big Bang Theory" Join Previously Announced '"Survivor" and "The Amazing Race"

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MIT Physicist: Teleportation in Jumper Flick is Legit

Teleportation has long been the object of real-world desire - not to mention sci-fi speculation, from Star Trek to The Twilight Zone to Heroes. Though scientists have actually had some success in the lab, the fact remains that you can’t spontaneously disappear and travel wherever you want..... or can you?

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News: Beam Me Up Scotty? A Q&A about Quantum Teleportation

What's the biggest misconception about teleportation?That the object itself is being sent. We're not sending around material stuff. If I wanted to send you a Boeing 757, I could send you all the parts, or I could send you a blueprint showing all the parts, and it's much easier to send a blueprint.

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Cher to Cameo in Star Trek

Hot on the news Star Trek is to be delayed 5 months till May '09 comes news of Cher's confirmed cameo.

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How close are we to star trek technology?

So when did science fiction become science fact, eh? After reading this, you may just discover that we’re a lot closer to the technology in Star Trek than you might think…

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Sci-fi police car -- coming soon

Many criminals today have tools to evade capture, and now tech companies are doing their best to help law enforcement catch up.

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Tragic And Doomed Relationships In Science-Fiction

Love is a wonderful thing if you can find it, and it’s even better if you can maintain it. In science-fiction, however, love usually seems to be an easy casualty, and anyone falling in love on a sci-fi show has to know that death isn’t far behind.

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If sci-fi geeks ran Hollywood...

A few weeks ago, our buddies over at SFSignal asked a bunch of top-flight sci-fi writers, editors, and bloggers what would happen if, say, a bunch of top-flight sci-fi fans ran Hollywood, rather than the usual collection of business-school rejects and soulless, jaded, film-school burnouts. Now that the Hollywood writer's...

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Indiana Jones IV Trailer!

YesYesYesYesYes! YES! Indy says: "It's not as easy as it used to be" Yeah, but damnit it looks good. Specially that scene in the military depot (probably Area 51) from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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'Star Trek' pushed back to 2009

Paramount is pushing back the release of "Star Trek" from Dec. 25 to May 8, 2009.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

When Science Meets Fiction

The real-world physics behind the possibility of wormholes has been entangled with science fiction for decades....the best thing about science-fiction movies, even movies where the science is especially fictional, is that they spark more interest in science fact.

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Star Trek ’08: Science Fiction Is Dying!

The author talks about the uncertainties with the new Star Trek movie coming out on Christmas day. His concerns are making the movie a prequel, the choice of cast members, and J.J. Abrams being the new top dog over Star Trek's future. A great read weather you're a Star Trek fan or not!

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Jumper: Griffin's Story released today

Brash Entertainment announced that Jumper: Griffin’s Story hits store shelves nationwide today. Jumper: Griffin’s Story is the video game based off the film Jumper, the eagerly anticipated science fiction-action-thriller from Twentieth Century Fox and Regency Enterprises.

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Jumper Movie on DVD

Jumper is a 2008 science fiction film based on the 1992 science fiction novel Jumper by Steven Gould.

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Redskins Name Science Fiction Villian Zorn As Head Coach

"I am told that my henchmen will all be wearing identical maroon uniforms, and their job will be to tackle and hit the other team as hard as they can. This pleases The Zorn. It is very tough to find good henchmen these days. Many of them are non english speaking, or they want health benefits. The Zorn does not provide dental coverage."

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NBC Picks Up Chuck, Life And Heroes For The 2008-2009 Season

NBC gives second season orders to Life and Chuck as well as a third season for Heroes. All three shows will relaunch later this year.

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Writer's Strike Delays DVDs?

The aftermath of the WGA Strike will be felt in the DVD Market. Battlestar Galactica fans beware!

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Writers Officially End Three-Month Strike

It's a storybook ending for television and movie fans that only writers can write, and now they can write it without getting in trouble with the union. Includes some exclusive comments from 'Battlestar Galactica' producer David Weddle.

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Cooking With Tachyons: The Best Scifi Kitchen Gadgets

According to 1950s newsreels, the wonders of our age are supposed to include a dream kitchen that uses ultrasonic waves to clean our plates, automatically cooks our food for us and does all the shopping. But so far, all the best kitchen toys are still in science fiction. Check out our roundup of gadgets from the kitchens of the future

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A Change For Science Fiction Television

The Sci-Fi Channel has decided to make a big move.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Save Journeyman! User Poll on SCI FI channel website!

The SCI FI channel is doing a poll asking the question: If the writers settler their strike, which new show do you most want to see back immediately? Journeyman is listed in the poll! Go show your support & vote!

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Shatner Never Watched Star Trek!

Whaaaaaa? William Shatner admitted that he’s never watched Star Trek!The 76-year-old actor said he had seen neither the cult science-fiction television programme nor any of the films which propelled him to fame. He said he hated watching himself perform on screen, saying “I suck”.

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4400 Fans Send 6,000 Bags of Sunflower Seeds to USA Network

A sunflower seed company says it has shipped nearly 6,000 bags of its salty snacks to USA Network to try to save a science fiction show. And the actor whose seed-spitting character inspired the campaign is loving every minute of it.

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SciFi Will Air Two Specials Before 'Galactica' Returns

As previously reported on SyFy Portal, "Battlestar Galactica" will be returning to the SciFi Channel each Friday night at 10 beginning on April 4.According to, o prepare for the show's fourth (and final) season, SciFi will air two half-hour specials on Friday, March 28, at 10 p.m. -- exactly one week prior to the season premiere.

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Get Ready for BSG Season 4 on SciFi!!

After blasting us with admittedly tantalizing commercials for weeks, SciFi Channel has finally tied themselves down to a premiere date for the popular series. New Season Four episodes will begin Friday, April 4, at 10 pm.In order to both draw in potential new viewers, and squeeze all they can...

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Bionic Sex Goddess

The show "Bionic Woman" on the sci-fi channel is a good idea. The reviews I've been reading, though, are a mixed bag. They say things like it's trying to be both action and drama as if that's a bad thing. But what's wrong with that? I don't think anything is wrong with that at all. The plot is she escapes, sorta like "Dark Angel", except this...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sci-Fi Weapon Tested by Navy - the Railgun

On January 31, 2008 in Dahlgren, Va., the U.S. Navy tested a supra-powerful big gun blue-printed to take over conventional weaponry aboard its ships, called the "Railgun".

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Robert Picardo Joins 'Stargate: Atlantis'

Now that Amanda Tapping has found herself in a new series for SciFi Channel, the people over at MGM found themselves tasked to find the right person to replace her on "Stargate: Atlantis." Luckily for them, a bald man appeared in the door, and said, "Please state the nature of your television series emergency."

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20 pop-cultural obsessions even geekier than Monty Python

From Star Trek to Ren Faires to Wikipedia to Rocky Horror, these are the truly geeky pursuits that obsess the truly geeky.

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Englund Won't Play Freddy Krueger in 'Nightmare' Remake

Robert Englund, who says no to a paying gig about as often as a hooker during Fleet Week, won't reprise his legendary role as the heinous Freddy Krueger in the upcoming 'Nightmare on Elm Street' remake. At this point, does that help or hurt things?

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Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden Movie Trailer

Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden is a documentary on the epic action movie scale. A search for the most wanted man on the planet becomes a nice primer about the middle east and terrorists. Filled with humor and pop culture references, yet packed with insights, Osama is a must see for any voting-age American.

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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Which Cartoon Character Could Be President?

If you're like me you're already tired of hearing about the presidential campaigns, and we still have 9 months to go. As for the upcoming election, I think this is the first time where there is really no candidate I want to vote for. I thought I'd have some fun with showing how well our favorite cartoon characters stack up against the candidates.

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