Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta - Available on Syfy on Feb 8 '11

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February 02, 2011


Syfy-Branded Colonial Vipers and Cylon Raiders Available Only at and International Syfy Universal Websites

Tactical Space Combat MMOG from Bigpoint is Based on Syfy’s International Hit Television Series and Features Characters Number Six, Starbuck, Boomer and More!v

Players eagerly awaiting Battlestar Galactica Online, the highly anticipated space combat MMOG from Bigpoint (, can get a ‘jump’ on the competition and be the first to launch a Colonial Viper or Cylon Raider by visiting and where the open beta for the new game will be available exclusively for one week only beginning Tuesday, February 8th*. Also available to players only at – and international Syfy Universal websites – are a frakkin’ awesome set of Syfy-inspired Viper and Raider designs, which players can choose to represent them in the on-going battle between the Colonial and Cylon fleets.

Battlestar Galactica Online is a free-to-play, browser-based space combat MMOG that combines high-quality, 3D graphics with intense gameplay. Bigpoint – the global market leader in browser-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) – designed and produced the game, which is based on Syfy’s award-winning, internationally popular television series Battlestar Galactica, produced by Universal Cable Productions.

In Battlestar Galactica Online, both the Colonial and Cylon fleets find themselves stranded in an unexplored area of space at the very edge of one of the galactic arms. Heavily damaged and critically low on resources, both fleets race against time to repair and rearm, struggling for control of systems rich in Tylium, metals and water. The Colonial fleet desperately searches for a way to escape and continue the search for Earth before the Cylons gain enough strength to destroy them once and for all.

In addition to the exclusive one week open beta period at and, Syfy will also be Bigpoint’s exclusive media partner for a period of six weeks with exclusive marketing rights in the US and UK.

Syfy Universal will also make the game available on its other international websites in Germany, France, Spain, Poland, and Russia. Additional Syfy Universal international websites will be added in the weeks following launch.

In developing Battlestar Galactica Online, achieving the highest level of detail and accuracy was a design requirement. Assets from the television series have been incorporated into the game, including non-player characters (NPCs) based on popular characters Number Six, Boomer, Starbuck, Admiral Adama, Chief Tyrol, John Cavil, and Leoben Conoy. In the game, players can customize their human or Cylon avatars, engage in PvE and PvP space combat, complete missions, conduct mining operations, and explore capital ships, outposts, and bases.

... For more information, please visit:

Bigpoint game site and beta registration.


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CSI - CBS Video: "The Two Mrs. Grissoms" Sneak Peek Airs Feb 3 '11

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CBS VIDEO: "The Two Mrs. Grissoms" Sneak Peek - Airs Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 8/7C

What happens when Grissom's mom comes to visit and Sara meets one of Grissom's ex-lovers? You'll have to watch to find out! Catch an all-new CSI: Thursday February 3 on CBS!

Guest stars include Phyllis Frelich, Marlee Matlin, Tyrone Giordano, Matthew Jaeger, Sean McGowan and Anthony Natale.

Outcasts - BBC Video: Interview with Hermione Norris

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OUTCASTS: Interview with Hermione Norris

Hermione Norris talks about her character, Dr Stella Isen and what to expect from the first episode of Outcasts.

BBC's new series, "Outcasts," premieres on Monday, February 7 at 21:00 on BBCOne, and will also air in the US on BBC America [premiere date pending].

Morena Baccarin - V: Video - "Concordia" Episode Trailer Airs Feb 8 '11

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V - "Concordia" Episode Trailer airs Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 9/8C on ABC

Anna uses a gift to humanity as a cover to hide a fleet of breeding vessels while Eli tries to sway the Fifth Column to assassinate Anna at a gala.

Guest stars include Jane Badler and Jay Karnes.

Nathan Fillion - Castle: ABC Video - "Lucky Stiff" Episode Trailer Airs Feb 7 '11

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CASTLE - "Lucky Stiff" Episode Trailer - Airs Monday, February 7, 2011 at 10/9C on ABC

Episode synopsis: A lottery winner's murder provides a pool of jealous suspects for Castle and Beckett to investigate. Meanwhile, Martha feels undeserving of an unexpected inheritance.

Guest stars include Ned Bellamy, Wilmer Calderon, Clare Carey, Skoti Collins, Alastair Duncan, John Hemphill, Brian Jones, J. Salome Martinez, Rachel Melvin, Joe Reegan, Gregory Alan Williams and Josh Wingate.

Sarah Shahi - Fairly Legal Video: "Benched" Episode Trailer Airs Feb 3 '11

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FAIRLY LEGAL - "Benched" Episode Trailer Airs Thursday, February 3, 2011 10/9C on USA

A high-school-football coach comes under fire for his old-school methods by a student's parents. But Kate, who's been assigned the case by her nemesis Judge Nicastro (Gerald McRaney), senses there's more behind the coach's motives than he's letting on.

Guest stars include Gerald McRaney and Barclay Hope.

Being Human - Adam Carolla Show: Sam Huntington and Sam Witwer Audio Interview

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Being Human

For those of you who listen to podcasts, Sam Witwer and I will be on Adam Carolla's tonight @8:30! Check it out!




Mark Harmon - NCIS: CBS Video: "Man Walks Into a Bar..." Episode Trailer Airs Feb 8 '11

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CBS: NCIS - "A Man Walks Into A Bar..." Episode Trailer Airs Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 8/7C

A naval commander's death is investigated while the agents also undergo psychological evaluations.

Guest stars include Scott Lawrence, Robert Newman, Kim Johnston Ulrich, Alexandra Barreto, Brian Skala and Wendy Makkena.

Stargate - SciFi and TV Talk: Sci-Fi Blast From The Past - Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1)

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SCIFI AND TV TALK: Sci-Fi Blast From The Past - Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1)

In today's Sci-Fi Blast From The Past, Amanda Tapping talks about her early days playing Sam Carter on Stargate SG-1.

In Stargate SG-1’s pilot episode Children of the Gods, the Stargate suddenly opens and the Goa’ulds’ guards, the Jaafa, attack the Stargate installation. The new commanding officer of the project General Hammond (Don S. Davis) brings Jack O’Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) out of retirement once again and orders him to take his team back through the Stargate and destroy the portal being used by the Goa’uld. The general also instructs the colonel to find Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) and bring him back with them. He assigns Air Force Captain Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) to assist O’Neill.

“I didn’t like my character that much in the first episode,” says Tapping. “I didn’t dislike her but I thought that her feminist diatribe was a little tiresome and I didn’t want her to be angry all the time. All I could see was this, ‘I’m out to prove myself,’ woman. I wanted her to be a well-rounded individual who is accessible and warm and someone who, especially young girls, could look up to and think, ‘Yes, I can relate to this person.’ Sam has become just that but she still has a ways to go. I think she needs to have a bit more of a personal life and maybe that will come in time, but right now she’s growing and becoming more fun...”


Amanda Tapping from Stargate SG-1's season four episode "Exodus"

Outcasts - What's On TV: Hermione Norris Interview

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WHAT'S ON TV: Hermione Norris: I’m on another planet!

Feb 1, 2011

Hermione Norris tells us about playing scientist Stella Isen in BBC1’s new sci-fi series Outcasts. Exclusively from the South African set of Outcasts, the former Spooks star told What's On TV what life is like for her character Stella Isen on the strange planet of Carpathia...


Jack Holt (Ashley Walters) & Stella Isen (Hermione Norris)

... This isn’t the type of drama you’d expect on BBC1 is it? Is that what attracted you to do a big budget sci-fi series like Outcasts?

HN: "Yes completely. It’s an incredibly bold thing to set something in 2060 on a different planet and all of the questions that throws up. That inspired me to do it."

Tell us about Stella Isen?

HN: "She’s a scientist and head of security in Forthaven which is the community the human settlers have been building on planet Carpathia. They all arrived as pioneers and a structure of society had to be created, and President Tate, who was also a scientist, appointed people like Stella. In the first episode it’s explored what people have left behind. Stella was sent out on a transporter from Earth with the guarantee that her husband and daughter would be on the next transporter spaceship out to the planet. When it cuts to Carpathia in 2060, the waited-for transporter hasn’t arrived 10 years later, so she’s in this state of yearning for her husband and her child..."

"Outcasts" premieres on BBC1 at 9pm on February 7, and will also air in the US on BBC America [premiere date pending].

Tom Selleck - Blue Bloods: Yahoo TV: Wednesday's Picks Feb 2 '11

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Yahoo TV: Wednesday's Picks: What to Watch Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A list of can't-miss hot shows, undiscovered gems and fan favorites ...

... Blue Bloods

Wednesday at 10pm ET on CBS

Danny goes deep undercover tonight after a covert counter-terrorism agent is gunned down in broad daylight. The agent was working undercover inside a terrorist sleeper cell that's planning a major attack in the next two days, so Frank enlists Danny to infiltrate the cell and do what he can to halt the attack.

David Boreanaz - Bones: FOX Video Featurette: "The Sin In The Sisterhood" Sneak Peek Airs Feb 3 '11

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FOX BROADCASTING - BONES - Sneak peek of "The Sin In The Sisterhood" - Airs Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 9/8C

A body dressed as a scarecrow and found in a cornfield turns out to be a polygamist, but Booth and Brennan detect resentment among the man's three wives, and the team must work quickly to solve the case before a coming storm damages the evidence. Meanwhile, Cam assesses her relationship with a doctor (Elon Gold).

Guest stars include Teresa Castillo, George Gerdes, Michelle Joyner, Kiersten Lyons, Christopher Douglas Reed and Laura Regan.

Timothy Olyphant - Justified: FX Video Featurette: Behind The Scenes - Bulletville

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Justified on FX - Behind The Scenes - Bulletville

Timothy Olyphant, Joelle Carter and Erica Tazel discuss Raylan Given's propensity to shoot suspects.

Justified, All New Season, Premieres Wednesday, February 9 at 10PM ET/PT only on FX.

Outcasts - SFX Magazine Video Interview: Daniel Mays is Cass Cromwell

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SFX MAGAZINE: Outcasts interview: Daniel Mays is Cass Cromwell

Daniel Mays talks about his character, Cass Cromwell, in the new BBC series Outcasts.

BBC's new series, "Outcasts," premieres on Monday, February 7 at 21:00 on BBCOne, and will also air in the US on BBC America [premiere date pending].

Sanctuary - Urban Rush (Canada): Robert Lawrenson Video Interview

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URBAN RUSH - Robert Lawrenson Video Interview

ctor Robert Lawrenson explains the upcoming Coronation Street Ping taking place at the Kings Head Pub in Vancouver on Shaw TV's entertainment show Urban Rush with hosts Fiona Forbes and Michael Eckford.

* Sanctuary segment of interview begins at the 5:32 mark.

Nathan Fillion - Castle: ABC Video: Move That Ass - "Lucky Stiff" Sneak Peek - Airs Feb 7 '11

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ABC - Move That Ass - "Lucky Stiff" Sneak Peek - Castle - Airs Monday, February 7, 2011 at 10/9C

Castle and Beckett arrest some rappers.

Episode synopsis: A lottery winner's murder provides a pool of jealous suspects for Castle and Beckett to investigate. Meanwhile, Martha feels undeserving of an unexpected inheritance.

Guest stars include Ned Bellamy, Wilmer Calderon, Clare Carey, Skoti Collins, Alastair Duncan, John Hemphill, Brian Jones, J. Salome Martinez, Rachel Melvin, Joe Reegan, Gregory Alan Williams and Josh Wingate.

Fringe - FOX Video Featurette: "Concentrate and Ask Again" Sneak Peek Airs Feb 4 '11

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FOX BROADSCASTING - FRINGE - Sneak peek of "Concentrate And Ask Again" Airs Friday, February 4, 2011 at 9/8C

A scientist's ingestion of a blue powder causes his bones to disintegrate, leading government officials to suspect a biological attack, but the Fringe team's investigation may hinge on assistance from a former test subject of Walter's.

Guest stars include Paul Jarrett and Jody Thompson.

Syfy Gator-Thon - Thursday, Feb 3 -11

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07:00 PM Lake Placid 2

The quirky residents of Lake Placid once again become gator bait in this horror sequel. Eight years after the town was devastated by a giant crocodile, the creature's numerous offspring return for some human snacks of their own. It's up to the local sheriff (John Schneider), his ex-girlfriend, an EPA agent and a professional croc hunter to stop the bloodthirsty beasts before they kill again.

Guest includes John Schneider, Sarah Lafleur, Sam McMurray, Chad Michael, Alicia Ziegler, Joe Holt, Ian Reed Kesler, Justin Urich and Cloris Leachman.

09:00 PM Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid

Monstrous reptiles clash in the Florida Everglades when giant pythons threaten the alligator population.

Cast includes Deborah Gibson, Tiffany, A Martinez, Kathryn Joosten, Kevin M. Horton and Carey Van Dyke.


11:00 PM Supergator

Scott Kinney is an American geologist monitoring a local volcano when the Supergator, a prehistoric alligator recreated from fossilized DNA escapes from a secret bio-engineering research center. Kinney joins forces with another scientist and a Texan alligator hunter as they pursue the monster as it heads down river intent on destroying a luxurious resort packed with tourists.

Cast includes Brad Johnson, Kelly McGillis, Bianca Lawson, Mary Alexandra Stiefvater and Josh Kelly.