Friday, May 27, 2011

Game of Thrones - HBO Video: "You Win or You Die" Sneak Peek # 1 Airs May 29 '11

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GAME OF THRONES - HBO VIDEO: "You Win or You Die" Sneak Peek # 1 Airs Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 9/8C

Maester Luwin (Donald Sumpter) speaks with Osha (Natalia Tena) and gets a hint of what's happening beyond the Wall in this sneak peek from Game of Throne's "You Win or You Die."

With conflict looming, Tywin urges Jaime to preserve the Lannisters' future; Ned presses Cersei about the death of Jon Arryn; Jon takes his vows at Castle Black, though he's preoccupied by Benjen's disappearance; Drogo is enraged by a threat to Daenerys; Robert hopes for a smooth transition at King's Landing.

Guest stars include Charles Dance, John Bradley, Aidan Gillen, Yosun Goral, Roxanne McKee, Conleth Hill, Jack Gleeson and Alfie Allen.

Red Faction: Origins - Advance Review - Premieres Jun 4 '11 onSyfy

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RED FACTION: ORIGINS - EXAMINER.COM: ADVANCE REVIEW: Syfy searches for redemption with 'Red Faction: Origins'

by Danielle Turchiano
May 27th, 2011

In a move that seems to hand-select and marry elements of Serenity and TRON: Legacy, Syfy's Red Faction: Origins is a tale of mis-representation, second chances, and redemption. Based on the popular video game franchise, "Red Faction," this made-for-TV movie takes the action and imagery to the next level (and fits in between the third and fourth games in the chronology of the story) but makes it even more approachable by following not the gruff rebel who has been cast out by the new society, Alec Mason (Robert Patrick), but instead his clean cut, boy-next-door, likeable but still a bit damaged son, Jake (Brian J. Smith). By begging the question of how much we base our decisions on what we only think to be truths, Red Faction: Origins sets up an extremely relatable existential struggle set on an unbelievable backdrop...

Cast includes Robert Patrick, Stargate Universe's Brian J. Smith, Tamzin Merchant, Kate Vernon, Devon Graye, Gareth David-Lloyd, Danielle Nicolet and Gordon Kennedy.

Premieres Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 9/8C on Syfy.

Alphas - Wired Video: Behold the Crime-Fighting Brainiacs of Syfy’s Alphas

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ALPHAS - WIRED VIDEO: Behold the Crime-Fighting Brainiacs of Syfy’s Alphas

By Angela Watercutter
May 27, 2011

... Based on the teaser above, the show looks fairly entertaining — even if the band-of-freaks-find-common-cause concept does feel a little overdone at this point. There’s always something appealing about a good mix of geekery, comedy and action...

Alphas cast includes David Strathairn, Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Laura Mennell, Ryan Cartwright and Azita Ghanizada.

Stargate Universe - Julie McNiven Interview

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STARGATE UNIVERSE - EXAMINER.COM: Julie McNiven talks Mad Men, Supernatural and Stargate Universe

by Ken Murray
May 27th, 2011

Maybe the name doesn't scream out at you right away, but if you watched popular television over the past few years, you've clearly seen Julie McNiven. With roles on Mad Men, Supernatural, and Stargate Universe plus stints on Fringe, Desperate Housewives and Brotherhood, Ms. McNiven has surely popped up on your DVR. What you might not know is Julie is actually a Massachusetts native. She grew up in Amherst, Mass. where softball, swimming and gymnastics occupied her early childhood only to be trumped by theatre and dance after her first role in a musical in 8th grade and because of that she wanted to be an actress from age 10 or 11. She received a BFA from Salem State University and moved to NYC. That wasn't the end of her Boston time though. She did a few shows at the BCA and spent a summer singing on the harbour cruise "Spirit of Boston." In NY she met her husband and after a few years pounding the pavement there, the couple moved out to LA. They got married in Malibu last summer. The former Lindsay Lohan stand in was kind enough to answer a few interview questions for me about her experiences on television and what's next with her career...


Julie McNiven as Ginn from Stargate Universe courtesy of MGM

... Ken: So you worked on Mad Men which is a critical and commercial hit, and worked on Supernatural and SGU both very high up on the cult status, if you could pick one type to do again, the critical hit or the cult hit, what would you choose and why?

JM: "I had such amazing experiences in all three! It would be hard to choose one. With Supernatural and SGU, the scifi aspect is very exciting...I mean, come on, I 'died' twice on each show! Supernatural was great because my character changed so much from beginning to end, always keeping me on my toes. Mad Men on the other hand was extremely challenging because Hildy didn't have a lot to say, so when she had a scene I wanted to have a full fledged character, not just a secretary who pops in every once in a while. SGU was fun because Ginn was the girl who could be giddy as hell exploring her love for Eli, but she could also take charge and shoot a man who is threatening the good guys. Honestly, the critical hit vs. cult hit doesn't matter to me at all. My happiness on each show was purely based on the people I got to work with and the roles I was given to create..."

Stargate Universe - TMR Zoo - SGU Season 2 DVD Contest

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STARGATE UNIVERSE - TMR ZOO: DVD Giveaway – Stargate: Universe (SGU) – The Complete Second and Final Season

by Steve Tomassetti
May - 27 - 2011

To celebrate the May 31st DVD release date of Stargate: UniverseThe Complete Second and Final Season, the Zoo is giving away THREE copies of the 5-disc set, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, to THREE lucky winners.

This contest is open to all residents of the U.S. and will close on June 27th, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST.

You can enter this contest once every day until the contest closes.

Red Faction: Origins - Syfy Video: Marauders Sneak Peek - Premieres Jun 4 '11

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RED FACTION: ORIGINS - SYFY VIDEO: Marauders Sneak Peek - Premieres Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 9/8C

Watch a sneak peek from the upcoming Syfy Original Movie "Red Faction: Origins." Premieres Saturday June 4 9/8C.

Robert Patrick (Terminator 2), Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe) and Kate Vernon (Battlestar Galactica) star in Red Faction: Origins, based on the hugely successful Red Faction video game franchise. Twenty-five years have passed since Alec Mason (Patrick) led the Martian Colonies to freedom and 12 years since vengeful enemies killed his wife, kidnapped his daughter Lyra (Tamzin Merchant), and left a broken hero in their wake. Jake Mason (Smith), Alec's only son and an officer in the Red Faction Militia, has his world turned inside out when he discovers that now, 12 years after her kidnapping, his sister is still alive. As a powerful new enemy swarms across the planet, Jake goes out to find her, only to learn that his lost sister is one of them -- a cold-blooded soldier sworn to destroy the Red Faction. Vernon portrays The Matriarch, leader of the tribal Marauders sect.

Cast includes Robert Patrick, Brian J. Smith, Tamzin Merchant, Kate Vernon, Devon Graye, Gareth David-Lloyd, Danielle Nicolet and Gordon Kennedy.

Alphas - Syfy Video Promo: "Scratch the Surface" New Series Premieres Jul 11 '11

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ALPHAS - SYFY VIDEO PROMO: "Scratch the Surface" New Series Premieres Monday, July 11, 2011 at 10/9C

They possess powers no human should have. Alphas series premiere Monday July 11 at 10/9c.

Alphas follows a team of ordinary citizens whose brain anomalies imbue them with extraordinary mental and physical abilities. Taking the law into their own hands, the unlikely team, led by Dr. Leigh Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Oscar nominee David Strathairn) investigates cases that suggest other Alpha activity to uncover what the CIA, FBI and Pentagon have not been able, or willing, to solve. These gifted individuals must balance their quirky personalities and disparate backgrounds with their not always visible powers as they work to solve crimes, stop the ticking time bomb and catch the enemy.

Alphas also stars Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Laura Mennell, Ryan Cartwright and Azita Ghanizada, and is a production of Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun Television. Executive Producers are Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein for BermanBraun, Zak Penn and Ira Steven Behr.

Doctor Who - BBC America Video Featurette: Matt and Arthur's Top 5 Playlist Picks

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DOCTOR WHO - BBC AMERICA VIDEO FEATURETTE: Matt and Arthur's Top 5 Playlist Picks

Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill share the top 5 songs in their playlists. Spoiler Alert: Ol' Blue Eyes makes it on Matt's picks! Don't miss new episodes of Doctor Who Saturdays at 9/8c only on BBC America.

Doctor Who - BBC Video Featurette: Doctor Who Confidential: Ghost Hunt

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DOCTOR WHO - BBC VIDEO FEATURETTE: Doctor Who Confidential - Matt Smith and Karen Gillan on a ghost hunt

Doctor Who Confidential take Matt Smith and Karen Gillan on a ghost hunt around Caerphilly Castle, Wales.

The Vampire Diaries - Access Hollywood: Ian Somerhalder & Nina Dobrev Video Interview

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THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - ACCESS HOLLYWOOD: Ian Somerhalder & Nina Dobrev On ‘Vampire Diaries’: What Can Fans Expect For Season 3?

The Vampire Diaries” stars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev chat with Access about how happy they are about their series being renewed for another season. So, what can fans expect to see in Season 3?

Game of Thrones - TV Guide: Jason Momoa's Secrets to Playing a Naked, Eyeliner-Wearing Dothraki Warlord

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GAME OF THRONES - TV GUIDE: Jason Momoa's Secrets to Playing a Naked, Eyeliner-Wearing Dothraki Warlord

May 26, 2011
by Hanh Nguyen

Jason Momoa can't wait for fans to hear what Khal Drogo will say next, especially following last week's shocking Game of Thrones conclusion, in which he gave his brother-in-law Viserys a "golden crown" of molten death.

In Sunday's episode, "You Win or You Die" (airing 9/8c on HBO), an enraged Drogo delivers a lengthy speech after his wife Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is threatened. It not only reveals his martial side, but also shows that the previously quiet leader of the nomadic Dothraki can string together more than a couple words...


... Although playing such a role and dealing with its rigorous language requirements were new to Momoa, physically at least, he seemed born to play Drogo. In fact, he had just finished shooting Conan the Barbarian, the remake of the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger film in which Momoa plays the titular warrior. When he went on to shoot Game of Thrones in Belfast, Ireland, he found the muscle mass acquired to play Conan helpful to embody Drogo.

"It was great coming off of Conan because it was really hard training," says the actor. "For Conan I had to eat boiled chicken breast and work out all the time and basically eat like a bird every two hours and stay ripped. But I'm bigger in Game of Thrones. Drogo is like 7-feet tall in the book. So after training really hard for five months, when I got to Ireland, I had Guinness, pizza, spaghetti and whatever I wanted. You put all that fat on top of the muscle and you look heavyweight. I gained so much weight. Later, we had to go back for a photo shoot and I was 30 pounds lighter. I didn't even fit into my wardrobe, the minimal wardrobe that I had..."

Lake Placid 2 - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks May 27 '11 - Syfy 10/9C

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MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Friday, May 27, 2011

... Lake Placid 2

10:00 PM, SYFY

OK, so "Lake Placid" was a bad movie. But it was bad in a campy, tongue-in-cheek kind of way; you knew it wasn't taking itself too seriously, which gave it a certain charm. That charm is missing from this attempt at a sequel, which finds the offspring of the first movie's giant crocodile all grown up and hungry. Cloris Leachman attempts to fill Betty White's shoes as a relative of White's potty-mouthed character from the original, but not even her Oscar-caliber acting skills can save this turkey -- er, croc(k).

Click here for a schedule of Syfy's May 27 movie marathon

Mark Harmon - NCIS - Video: Promo Trailer

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NCIS - VIDEO: Promo Trailer

NCIS returns for its ninth season on CBS this fall on Tuesday at 8/7C.

Will Smith - Independence Day - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks May 27 - MAX 8:30pm

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MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Friday, May 27, 2011

... Independence Day

8:30 PM, MAX

Will Smith heads an all-star cast in this 1996 edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller about an alien armada on a mission to invade Earth. After much of mankind is destroyed, a band of survivors joins forces to repel the invaders and save the world. Directed by Roland Emmerich, the film also stars Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia and Randy Quaid.

Stargate Universe - Forbidden Planet International: Alaina Huffman Video Interview

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Fri, May 27, 2011

The latest videocast of Science Fiction TV covers Thor, the BPRD, Top Cow’s Artifacts 7, the finale of season 3 of Fringe and features Stargate Universe’s Alaina Huffman as a guest:

David Duchonvy - The X-Files: Fight the Future - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks May 27 '11 - BBC America 9/8C

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MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Friday, May 27, 2011

... The X-Files: Fight the Future

9:00 PM, BBCAM

The big-screen adaptation of the TV hit finds Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson) off alien investigations and on anti-terrorism duty. Their investigation of a building explosion in Dallas soon gives them a reason to get back to looking for the truth "out there." Martin Landau, Blythe Danner and Armin Mueller-Stahl also star.

Simon Baker - The Mentalist - Video: Promo Trailer

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The Mentalist returns to CBS this fall for its fourth season on Thursday at 10/9C.

Game of Thrones - Yahoo TV - Weekend Picks May 29 '11 - HBO 9/8C

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YAHOO TV - Weekend Picks - What to Watch This Weekend

A list of can't-miss hot shows, undiscovered gems and fan favorites airing this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

... Game of Thrones

Sunday at 9pm on HBO

The royal intrigue deepens on this week's installment of HBO's lavish fantasy epic. Littlefinger wants Ned to use his position as the king's right-hand man to its full advantage -- but will Ned agree to betray his ruler? Plus, Tywin urges Jaime to uphold the Bannister family legacy and Drogo does not take kindly to a threat made against his darling Daenerys.

Doctor Who - BBC America Video Featurette: Clone College

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Get schooled in how an episode of Doctor Who comes alive with this film to storyboard split screen from “The Rebel Flesh.” Don't miss new episodes of Doctor Who Saturdays at 9/8c only on BBC America.